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kiidcarter8

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Re: NBA
« Reply #120 on: April 12, 2019, 08:17:47 AM »

NBA pool picks

Round 1 winners

Bucks in 4
Raptors in 5
Sixers in 7
Celtics in 5

Warriors in 5
Nuggets in 6
Thunder in 7
Rockets in 5


Bracket

Bucks over Celts
Raptors over Sixers
Rockers over Warriors
Nuggets over Thunder

Raptors v Nuggets

RAPTORS champs

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Yankguy1

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Re: NBA
« Reply #121 on: April 12, 2019, 09:25:41 AM »

NBA pool picks

Round 1

Sixers in 5
Raptors in 5
Warriors in 4
Nuggets in 6
Celtics in 7
Thunder in 6
Bucks in 5
Rockets in 6



ROUND 2
 
Raptors over Sixers in 6
Bucks over Celtics in 7
Warriors over Rockets in 5
Thunder over Nuggets in 7

Round 3  (Conference Finals)

Raptors over Bucks in 7
Warriors over Thunder in 5

FINALS

Warriors over Raptors in 5.


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« Reply #122 on: April 12, 2019, 12:41:50 PM »

Sorry Yank, my picks are pretty much exactly the same as yours. I strongly considered Sixers all the way to the Finals, I think they look great. But I think Toronto has another gear (Boston does too, but I'm pessimistic they find it).


FIRST ROUND

Bucks in 4
Raptors in 5
Sixers in 5
Celtics in 6
Warriors in 4
Nuggets in 7
Thunder in 6
Rockets in 6

CONF SEMIS

Bucks in 6
Raptors in 7
Warriors in 6
Thunder in 6

CONF FINALS

Raptors in 6
Warriors in 5

FINALS

Warriors in 5
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Yankguy1

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Re: NBA
« Reply #123 on: April 12, 2019, 12:49:14 PM »

It looks like neither of us love the Nuggets.
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« Reply #124 on: April 12, 2019, 01:17:10 PM »

I thought PHI looked shaky at the end of the season.  Embiid not running well.  Never figured out a bench rotation or who to trust.  Mike Scott seems to be 6th man and he's a classic mistake player (including dumb fouls).  Amir and Jon Simmons were never given much run.  Do they trust Bolden over Amir in the playoffs? McConnell's role didn't seem settled.  Zhaire and Shaky Milton don't look ready.  Poor bench play could kill them.

I also have a Raps - Warriors Finals.
Been with that for over a month now.
Don't trust good teams with little experience -- MIL, DEN, PHI.
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Re: NBA
« Reply #125 on: April 12, 2019, 01:24:22 PM »

It looks like neither of us love the Nuggets.

heh
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Yankguy1

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« Reply #126 on: April 12, 2019, 01:33:46 PM »

Well I don't know things like you do, Kid.


JIMMER!!!!!
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« Reply #127 on: April 12, 2019, 03:47:27 PM »

It looks like neither of us love the Nuggets.

I just can't get excited about teams lacking the requisite experience. Same issue with Milwaukee.

Philly I think has the most talent in the East, but it's hard to gel when you're best five - possibly the only five you really trust, plus maybe TJ - have only played 10 games together.

I'm not entertaining the Warriors not winning. Let's see if I'm wrong.
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« Reply #128 on: April 15, 2019, 07:13:05 AM »

UTA played a frustrating game against the Rockettes.
They made a lot of careless, bad passes.  But also 2 or 3 where the catcher just took his eye off the ball, or the zip on the pass was a little too much.  mnay of these occurred 3Q when they were trying to keep close.

Also, Harden picked up his 4th foul with 7:19 left in the 3Q.
And UTA never tried to take advantage.
Once Gobert posted Harden, got the ball, and HOU was called for a defensive 3 secs.  [Don Mitchell missed the Tech FT].   A few minutes later Gobert with the ball in the post v. Harden and merely passed out.  <sigh>

I thought they should have spent effort exploiting Harden.
Either draw a 5th foul on him and make him sit, or he plays cautious D and thy score.  Harden so integral to HOU's whole effort.  Plus making Harden work on D isn't a bad way to try to slow down his O.  It was a 7 point HOU lead when Harden got his 4th foul.  7:19 left in 3Q.  Harden stays in for another 5:20 and it's a 12 point lead when he exits with 1:55 left.

Quinn the Mighty Coach didn't try that.
Maybe it wouldn't have mattered, as HOU's bench ups the lead to 17 v. UTA's bench before harden returns 4Q.
But the 3Q was an opp that UTA blew.  Should have tried to tag a 5th foul on Harden to change the outlook.

Otherwise Jingles needs to be more aggressive.  While Rubio spotting up in the corner doesn't scare anyone.
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Pick ONE guy
« Reply #129 on: April 17, 2019, 02:41:14 PM »

Luka Doncic vs Ben Simmons
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« Reply #130 on: Today at 12:37:42 PM »

Luka Doncic vs Ben Simmons

Luka. Higher ceiling. More committed to being great.
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