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Re: NBA
« Reply #90 on: December 13, 2018, 11:53:54 AM »

Jamal Crawford hit a game winner for Phoenix last month, his tenth career winner in the last 10 secs of a game. Five active players, all headed to Springfield, have hit more. I'll be shocked if anyone can name all five without getting one wrong, despite that hint.

xxx 19
xxx 15
xxx 14
xxx 11
xxx  11
J Crossover 10

lets go with

LeBron
KD
Harden
P. Gasol
Blake Griffin

Amazingly, these are all wrong. Some were good guesses, but none correct.
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Re: NBA
« Reply #91 on: December 13, 2018, 11:55:12 AM »

Where's our answer?

I guess I can try to look it up.

Okay i'll rank 'em while I wait:

Wade 19
Melo  15
Vince   14
LeBJ  11
Dirk 11
J Crossover 10


Four of five correct (and Lebron, I've already revealed, is the wrong answer). Somehow none in the right rank, however.

Care to take one last guess at the last pick? Hint: he has played with two of those on Bank's list.
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Re: NBA
« Reply #92 on: December 13, 2018, 12:22:02 PM »

Russbrook?
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« Reply #93 on: December 13, 2018, 12:27:51 PM »

Russbrook?

Good guess! Incorrect!

Melo 19
Vince 15
Dirk 14
Wade 11
xxx 11
J Crossover 10
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Re: NBA
« Reply #94 on: December 13, 2018, 01:05:00 PM »

Chris Paulo
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« Reply #95 on: December 13, 2018, 01:50:20 PM »

Well, I mentioned Chris Paul with regard to Blake above.

So I got 2 of the 3 with more than 11.
I just had Wade way too high.

Not surprised Melo led the way.  He was great in the crunch for DEN, and must have had a few for the Knicks as well (my memory works better for general patterns than specifics these days).

Paul over Westbrook -- these are career based, so the greybeards have the advantage of longevity.  Plus Rustbrook had to share with Durant.  Westbrook also seems like the guy who ties the game to send it to overtime, more than the game winner type . . .
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« Reply #96 on: December 13, 2018, 05:00:51 PM »

Yeah, both Melo and Vince are under-appreciated by the analytics types who can't measure how hard it is to conjure game winning shots in those situations, when percentages tend to tumble.

Thad Young recently said how much he hates getting the ball at the end of shot clocks, because he knows he can't make something happen. It's hard. Those are low percentage shots. There's a lot of value people don't get in a guy who can change a 20% opportunity into a 40% opportunity.
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« Reply #97 on: December 21, 2018, 07:49:04 AM »

Strange DAL-LAC game.
CLips were ahead a little going into the 4Q.
Career high 32 for Doncic.
But he was on the bench when DAL took the lead early-mid 4Q, going with a Mejri/Kleber twin tower look.  Mej with 3 assists in 9 mins.  Barea running P'nR's.  Both Bigs crashing the boards.

Then Doncic and the starters come back and DAL blows the lead.
Doncic horribly clanks a step back 3, had another bad shot and a turnover during the Clips comeback.  But these didn't hurt that much as DeAndretheGiant got the O-rebound on both Doncic misses.

Then in the final 1'30" with DAL down 6 or so, Doncic hits a stepback 3 and gets a horrible Clip pass into traffic and goes end to end with Avery Bradley hounding him (and fouling him on the wrist on the layup, which the refs didn't see/call).  Doncic complained, rightly so.
Doncic's heroics were just a bit too late.

As I keep saying, there's a good deal of slop in his game, and he's erratic, but he does seem to pull it together in crunch time (this one was miss then hit).  Still an unquestionably talented player.  Fun to watch.  Got 13 FT's in this game.

Gallo played well (32 Pts) and hit a Big straight-on 3.
Montrezl was a beast.
LouWill another hero for LAC.

Fun game.  a 39-36 4Q.  (I didn't see too much else). Both teams were more scrappy than good.  But they both battled hard.
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« Reply #98 on: December 21, 2018, 09:33:13 AM »

Could it be?

Austin Rivers to Rockets?

Good for the kid.
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« Reply #99 on: January 15, 2019, 02:23:16 AM »

A series of statements will be presented about a mystery player.  Try to answer in as few clues as possible.

0-1 Clues: You are an NBA Savant
2-4 Clues: Experts consider you an expert
5-7 Clues: You know more about the NBA than the other 99%


Here are your first four clues

1. I was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks
2. I attended High School on Long Island
3. I played in a NCAA Final Four
4. I'm an NBA Champion
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« Reply #100 on: January 15, 2019, 02:24:28 AM »

Extra Clues:











Here they come:






5.  I'm an Italian league Champion  (1993)




(Fun fact:  I won the Italian championship prior to winning in the NBA )
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« Reply #101 on: January 15, 2019, 02:26:42 AM »

More clues:








6. I played in the 1984 Olympics
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« Reply #102 on: January 15, 2019, 05:04:05 PM »


6. I played in the 1984 Olympics

7.  After graduating from St. Johns under Lou Carneseca
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« Reply #103 on: January 15, 2019, 05:04:43 PM »

8.  I played for Canada
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« Reply #104 on: January 15, 2019, 05:31:38 PM »

That's Bill Wennington.
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