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Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Friday, March 7




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7:00 PM ET
United Center, Chicago, IL

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7:00 PM ET
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC



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7:00 PM ET
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON



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7:30 PM ET
TD Garden, Boston, MA



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7:30 PM ET
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY



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8:00 PM ET
Target Center, Minneapolis, MN



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8:00 PM ET
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA



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8:30 PM ET
American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX



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9:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center, Denver, CO



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9:30 PM ET
Toyota Center, Houston, TX

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10:30 PM ET
ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA

kdspurman
03-07-2014, 03:42 PM
:up:

BTW, were your proud of your guys tanking performance last night?

Walt
03-07-2014, 03:53 PM
Well fresh off a very embarrassing performance for the Mavs minus Dirk, Marion and Brandan Wright. I think Dirk will get his 25 or so tonight but I fail to see how we win.

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 04:03 PM
:up:

BTW, were your proud of your guys tanking performance last night?

Can't lie and tell you I was proud. Honestly, had I not been fully aboard the Tank like I am right now then I would pissed and embarrassed. . . That was a pathetic performance, no pride at all.

Was I happy with the end result? Hell yea. Was I happy with our performance? No.

Just because I'm on team tank, otherwise, I'd be ****in disgusted. I feel sad for all our fans that aren't on team tank. I know they are completely ashamed.

Luckily,I knew we would be bad this year, not this bad because of injuries, but bad. Sucks for those still supporting the team (by that I mean, wanting them to win).

BTW, you guys played amazing. You guys showed why you've been the best team for the last 15+ years. TEAM ball. The ball movement has impeccable, no matter how fast a team is, they won't outrun the ball, the old *** spurs are wise, they know what they're doing. Loved the performance last night :cheers:

kdspurman
03-07-2014, 04:24 PM
Can't lie and tell you I was proud. Honestly, had I not been fully aboard the Tank like I am right now then I would pissed and embarrassed. . . That was a pathetic performance, no pride at all.

Was I happy with the end result? Hell yea. Was I happy with our performance? No.

Just because I'm on team tank, otherwise, I'd be ****in disgusted. I feel sad for all our fans that aren't on team tank. I know they are completely ashamed.

Luckily,I knew we would be bad this year, not this bad because of injuries, but bad. Sucks for those still supporting the team (by that I mean, wanting them to win).

BTW, you guys played amazing. You guys showed why you've been the best team for the last 15+ years. TEAM ball. The ball movement has impeccable, no matter how fast a team is, they won't outrun the ball, the old *** spurs are wise, they know what they're doing. Loved the performance last night :cheers:

Yea I hear that. It has to be tough to root for your squad to lose, but long term it's for the best. But at the same time, the personnel they're putting out there is not ideal. Blowouts will probably happen. (though not as bad as last night lol) These guys I'm sure haven't built any rhythm or chemistry due to all the injuries and stuff. That and you have a coach who has been known for his struggles defensively. That can't create many positives.. And the Lakers beat the Clips so I'm sure now they play them with a little more added motivation.

And yea man, it's a joy to watch them play ball that way. I hope they can take care of business this year.

lol, please
03-07-2014, 05:14 PM
leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet's goooooooooooooooooooo waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarriors!!! :cheer: :cheer:

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 06:19 PM
Yea I hear that. It has to be tough to root for your squad to lose, but long term it's for the best. But at the same time, the personnel they're putting out there is not ideal. Blowouts will probably happen. (though not as bad as last night lol) These guys I'm sure haven't built any rhythm or chemistry due to all the injuries and stuff. That and you have a coach who has been known for his struggles defensively. That can't create many positives.. And the Lakers beat the Clips so I'm sure now they play them with a little more added motivation.

And yea man, it's a joy to watch them play ball that way. I hope they can take care of business this year.

Hasn't been tough for me to root for the tank, surprisingly. I expected to hate this season, instead I've been enjoying the tank race as well as watching the contenders on NBA League pass.

There's a difference between Tanking and giving up, yesterday we gave up. The end result was the same, the way we went about it tho, pathetic. I still hope we get raped again tonight tho :laugh2:

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 06:19 PM
Parlayed:

Bobcats
Knicks
Pelicans
Warriors

:hope:

black1605
03-07-2014, 08:34 PM
Bobcats looking great.

Jefferson with another great start with 10 and 5 in the first quarter.

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 08:48 PM
STAT just made Favors his *****. What a block.

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Go Boston!

:puke:

celtics 34
03-07-2014, 09:17 PM
Who is this celtics team?

celtics 34
03-07-2014, 09:18 PM
Go Boston!

:puke:
Hope the lakers play this great today after yesterdays beating

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 09:21 PM
Hope the lakers play this great today after yesterdays beating

Team arrived at the hotel at 4 am. 2nd night of a back to back. @ Denver. No ****in way!

If you guys win, we'll be 4th!

:win:

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 09:23 PM
Cmon bobcats, it's the ****in cavs. . . :pity:

sunsfan88
03-07-2014, 09:25 PM
The halftime score of the Grizz-Bulls game is less than the 1st QTR of the Suns-Thunder game :p

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 09:28 PM
Watch ****in boston tank that 17 point lead. .

celtics 34
03-07-2014, 09:29 PM
Watch ****in boston tank that 17 point lead. .

If the nets start to hit something from 3 yes

Giannis94
03-07-2014, 09:37 PM
That Jeff Adrien block on the Unibrow>>>>>>>

NYJ - NYY
03-07-2014, 09:41 PM
Melo's ight

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 09:45 PM
Cmon Cats!

Up 2 heading into the 4th! Lets go!!!

zn23
03-07-2014, 10:00 PM
so much for "Cousins always owns the Raps"

ManRam
03-07-2014, 10:08 PM
Portland :laugh:

Nice core, but they gotta find a way to fix that defense down the road or they've seen their best days already earlier this year

black1605
03-07-2014, 10:25 PM
Big win for Charlotte.

Al: 28 points 7 boards 3 blocks
Kemba: 20 points 14 assists 2 steals

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 10:25 PM
Lets go Pelicans :hope:

Lets go Waaaaaarrrrriooooooorrrsssss :cheer:

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 10:26 PM
Big win for Charlotte.

Al: 28 points 7 boards 3 blocks
Kemba: 20 points 14 assists 2 steals


Kemba was clutch as **** down the stretch. Loved it.

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 10:37 PM
End of the 1st in denver. DEN 42 LAL 35 :laugh2:

sunsfan88
03-07-2014, 10:38 PM
Portland's garbage. Like seriously.

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 10:46 PM
Pelicans, really :facepalm:

Hawkeye15
03-07-2014, 10:50 PM
Big win for Charlotte.

Al: 28 points 7 boards 3 blocks
Kemba: 20 points 14 assists 2 steals

I was so low on Kemba after his rookie year, but he will be a pretty good starting player I think. Not a star, but a rock solid starter.

c.c.
03-07-2014, 10:52 PM
Harden and Howard hasn't woke up yet

Htownballa1622
03-07-2014, 10:54 PM
Harden too fn careless.

Hawkeye15
03-07-2014, 10:54 PM
Wolves frontcourt absolutely dominated Drummond/Monroe.

BoSox47
03-07-2014, 10:56 PM
Brooklyn nets suck. Celtics in full tank mode, playing 3 d leaguers, Bayless starting SG, avery bradley and they are getting destroyed by the celtics. At no point has brooklyn really even been in this. Celtics try and lay an egg at the end to hand the game to the nets by scoring 13 points and the nets score 14. What a joke.

mightybosstone
03-07-2014, 10:57 PM
I love what I'm seeing from Howard tonight. Some really nice passing and they're finding creative ways to get him the ball. If he has a great game, it will be hard for Houston to lose this one.

mightybosstone
03-07-2014, 11:01 PM
Motiejunas with the spin move!!!! I ****ing love it!

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 11:01 PM
No doubt in my mind Houston beats IND tonight. I think it's gonna be an easy win too.

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 11:04 PM
We're now tied with boston for the 4th worst record. If we lose we'll have sole possession of 4th. :win:

c.c.
03-07-2014, 11:04 PM
Good first quarter Rockets :clap:

mightybosstone
03-07-2014, 11:05 PM
That was GREAT ****ing offense on that last possession, and Motiejunas has been pretty money on that corner 3-pointer lately. Hopefully Houston keeps up this intensity on both ends of the floor. If they could beat the East's two best teams in the same week, people have to pay attention to that.

BoSox47
03-07-2014, 11:06 PM
We're now tied with boston for the 4th worst record. If we lose we'll have sole possession of 4th. :win:

Brooklyn Nets are a joke. Can't believe they lost to the celtics like that. Besides last 40 seconds where they got a couple baskets they were getting dominated whole game.

c.c.
03-07-2014, 11:08 PM
That was GREAT ****ing offense on that last possession, and Motiejunas has been pretty money on that corner 3-pointer lately. Hopefully Houston keeps up this intensity on both ends of the floor. If they could beat the East's two best teams in the same week, people have to pay attention to that.

I'm over here hoping they keep it up also. The Rockets have a habit of taking their foot off the gas.

mightybosstone
03-07-2014, 11:09 PM
My favorite stat from that first quarter was 10 assists on 12 shots. That's great offensive basketball.

Hawkeye15
03-07-2014, 11:10 PM
Pistons making it a game haha.

mightybosstone
03-07-2014, 11:13 PM
****.... Dallas is letting Portland climb back into that game in a big way. C'mon Mavericks!

lol, please
03-07-2014, 11:16 PM
so much for "Cousins always owns the Raps"

lol.

Hawkeye15
03-07-2014, 11:16 PM
****.... Dallas is letting Portland climb back into that game in a big way. C'mon Mavericks!

no, cmon Portland haha.

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 11:16 PM
Pelicans, please don't blow this! :hope:

BoSox47
03-07-2014, 11:16 PM
Lakers allowing 77 points at half! at least they scored 66 lol

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 11:18 PM
WOWWOWOWOW! Portland is up now?! Weren't they down 30?!

mightybosstone
03-07-2014, 11:20 PM
That was a flop by Lin. Houston getting the benefit of the doubt too much on these offensive fouls. The first one was definitely a foul. Those last two were legitimately questionable.

Htownballa1622
03-07-2014, 11:20 PM
Get that **** out et!

NYMetros
03-07-2014, 11:20 PM
Jordan Hamilton was a real nice deadline addition

zn23
03-07-2014, 11:21 PM
The Pacers have been looking very suspect recently...

WES KOAST
03-07-2014, 11:22 PM
pau playing good ball even after the hernia. suns should've traded for pau, even tho its only a rental. okafur out for the year n the suns could've used a vet big. I think pau in the middle would've put the suns in the 2nd round with Bledsoe coming back.

c.c.
03-07-2014, 11:22 PM
Lakers allowing 77 points at half! at least they scored 66 lol

I hate that they be on so many national televised games, I get tired of seeing them get beat up on.

WES KOAST
03-07-2014, 11:24 PM
The Pacers have been looking very suspect recently...

George not ready to surpass LeBron.

he gotta beat the best to be the best

mightybosstone
03-07-2014, 11:25 PM
God.... The Mavericks giving up that lead at home in one quarter is inexcusable. Portland is good. They are not that good.

ManRam
03-07-2014, 11:27 PM
Dwight's defense: almost looking vintage. You can see Indy's fear of him. Only 6 shots within 5 feet for them thus far tonight. Houston has like a zillion.

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 11:27 PM
I'll win some decent money if Warriors cap off my parlay!

LETS GOOOOOO WAAAARRRRIOOOOOORSSSS :cheer:

mightybosstone
03-07-2014, 11:30 PM
Wow. What a play by Harden. That was impressive.

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 11:36 PM
Yea, Portland won. Up 7. No way DAL wins after blowing a 30 pt lead, they must be demoralized.

WES KOAST
03-07-2014, 11:43 PM
lakers on pace to give up 135 pts

WES KOAST
03-07-2014, 11:44 PM
portlands d sux

mightybosstone
03-07-2014, 11:45 PM
Ugly end to the second quarter, but I'm still really pleased with how Houston played in that half. Their main weakness (lack of defense and defensive rebounding at PF) is starting to show. West has 10 at the half, with 3 of his 7 boards on the offensive end. Jones has got to do a better job boxing out and they have to do a better job defensively on him overall. I'm thrilled with the defensive job they're doing on Georgoe, though.

WES KOAST
03-07-2014, 11:45 PM
I didn't know chris rock is playing for Denver?

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 11:46 PM
lakers on pace to give up 135 pts

Given up 130+ back to back games. It's gonna be 3 in a row.

Lakers + Giants
03-07-2014, 11:47 PM
Warriors basketball :drool:

WES KOAST
03-07-2014, 11:48 PM
lakers on pace to give up 145 pts tonite

lol, please
03-07-2014, 11:50 PM
#fullsquad

WES KOAST
03-07-2014, 11:51 PM
Given up 130+ back to back games. It's gonna be 3 in a row.

check that 146 pts

mightybosstone
03-07-2014, 11:52 PM
Dallas looks terrible on both ends of the floor right now. They're taking 18 footers with 15 seconds left on the clock and zero ball movement. What the **** are they thinking? This will be a truly embarrassing loss if they can't pull this thing out.

lol, please
03-07-2014, 11:54 PM
Klay is hurt.

lol, please
03-07-2014, 11:55 PM
Refs keeping the hawks in the game with phantom travels.

WES KOAST
03-07-2014, 11:57 PM
ryan Kelly has a nice game

WES KOAST
03-07-2014, 11:58 PM
haha lakers coming back n could win this game...sorta

lol, please
03-08-2014, 12:00 AM
:worthy: Warriors basketball.

WARRIORS@GR
03-08-2014, 12:02 AM
Aldridge sucks in the clutch.

Jeffy25
03-08-2014, 12:04 AM
Holy carry George


Awful no-call.

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 12:04 AM
Great play by Howard there. Love that he completed the 3-point play.

WES KOAST
03-08-2014, 12:04 AM
Portland playing not so smart ball

sunsfan88
03-08-2014, 12:05 AM
I wish the Suns could play the Blazers in the playoffs.

lol, please
03-08-2014, 12:06 AM
Klay injured his lower back and is out indefinitely. Time for #KlayforRondoStraightUp to come back in full effect.

WES KOAST
03-08-2014, 12:06 AM
stu lance annoying. he's always been annoying even with chick hearn

WES KOAST
03-08-2014, 12:07 AM
wow ryan Kelly

im bettin denver scores 145 on the lakers

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 12:11 AM
I'm stunned the Mavs won that game. At this point, I just have a hard time taking either of those teams seriously as playoff teams in the West. Hopefully the Rockets take advantage of that Portland loss and win tonight to put some space between them and the Blazers.

beyourself
03-08-2014, 12:11 AM
It took a back surgery and a considerable loss of athleticism for Howard to commit to the post. Imagine a motivated Howard pre surgery.

sunsfan88
03-08-2014, 12:12 AM
Aldridge sucks in the clutch.

Yes indeed.

lol, please
03-08-2014, 12:13 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Tha Dubstitutes.

c.c.
03-08-2014, 12:16 AM
Rough him up Howard!

c.c.
03-08-2014, 12:19 AM
James Harden!

lol, please
03-08-2014, 12:20 AM
Jermaine O'neal, like a boss.

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 12:21 AM
I'm so ****ing proud of Harden and the Rockets tonight. I realize this game is far from over, but he played horribly in that 33-point abomination in Indiana. This is a very different basketball team and this is a much healthier player. This is an absolutely monster game for him.

zn23
03-08-2014, 12:21 AM
Dwight is playing way better with Harden than he ever did with Kobe. You can slice it up any way you want, but that looks really bad on Kobe....

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 12:22 AM
Oh ****! Harden and Turner getting into it. I love it!

nastynice
03-08-2014, 12:22 AM
I don't get how j oneal isn't a starter somewhere. His game is complete and he's just been diesel since he's been in the lineup

NYMetros
03-08-2014, 12:22 AM
Dwight is playing way better with Harden than he ever did with Kobe. You can slice it up any way you want, but that looks really bad on Kobe....

Dwight was playing hurt last year

c.c.
03-08-2014, 12:23 AM
Turner you don't want none of the beard!

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 12:23 AM
Harden is making up for all those wack games vs Indy.

Pakman
03-08-2014, 12:23 AM
Nobody wants any part of David west

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 12:23 AM
David West steps in and the red sea parts.

Lakers + Giants
03-08-2014, 12:24 AM
Sole possession of the 4th worst record! :win:

**** you boston! :moon:

goku
03-08-2014, 12:24 AM
Revenge I like it

sunsfan88
03-08-2014, 12:25 AM
Lol Turner and Harden about to kiss.

c.c.
03-08-2014, 12:25 AM
Nobody wants any part of David west

Dwight will toss West in the nose bleed :pumping-iron:

DillyDill
03-08-2014, 12:26 AM
David West steps in and the red sea parts.

Why is that west doesn't seem intimidating?

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 12:26 AM
Harden: watchu lookin at I ain't the man in the mirror
Turner: you want a piece of this?
Harden: you feelin' froggy Evan, waddup lets do something
West: yo y'all feelin' froggy?
Evan and James: nah bro

WARRIORS@GR
03-08-2014, 12:27 AM
What happened?

lol, please
03-08-2014, 12:27 AM
Nobody wants a part of the Warriors.

Pakman
03-08-2014, 12:27 AM
Dwight will toss West in the nose bleed :pumping-iron:

Maybe if he cheap shots him. Im sure that wouldn't be out of character for Dwight. ;)

sunsfan88
03-08-2014, 12:27 AM
I don't get how j oneal isn't a starter somewhere. His game is complete and he's just been diesel since he's been in the lineup

He's old. You can thank the Suns training staff for fixing him up.

nastynice
03-08-2014, 12:28 AM
Dwight is playing way better with Harden than he ever did with Kobe. You can slice it up any way you want, but that looks really bad on Kobe....

Thought his back was messed up in la

c.c.
03-08-2014, 12:29 AM
Beverly got that floater right

Htownballa1622
03-08-2014, 12:29 AM
Beard beast mode initiated.

Longhornfan1234
03-08-2014, 12:30 AM
Dwight was playing hurt last year

Lakers fans ignored this last year.

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 12:30 AM
Why is that west doesn't seem intimidating?

he's does extreme boxing training in the offseason. He literally is a boxer.

shep33
03-08-2014, 12:32 AM
Pacers have been horrible lately. Rox have been pretty great.

Paul George has really fallen off. Last 2 months he's been shooting around 40%

sunsfan88
03-08-2014, 12:32 AM
Houston can beat anyone with home court advantage.

c.c.
03-08-2014, 12:32 AM
Why is that west doesn't seem intimidating?

Because he isn't, just the player to sacrifice getting toss out the game for protecting star players. Kinda like a crash dummy

shep33
03-08-2014, 12:32 AM
Yeah, David West would **** everyone up on that court lol.

lol, please
03-08-2014, 12:32 AM
he's does extreme boxing training in the offseason. He literally is a boxer.

Boxing and basketball compliment each other, footwork wise. Very similar in many aspects.

DillyDill
03-08-2014, 12:33 AM
he's does extreme boxing training in the offseason. He literally is a boxer.

O snaps no wonder that's crazzzy

lol, please
03-08-2014, 12:34 AM
I'd be genuinely afraid if I was facing the Warriors in the playoffs.

Pakman
03-08-2014, 12:34 AM
Houston can beat anyone with home court advantage.

I like Phx over Houston in 7

JordansBulls
03-08-2014, 12:35 AM
Rockets going to be what Dallas was in 2011 in the playoffs. Watch!!!

Lakers + Giants
03-08-2014, 12:35 AM
Dubs up 14 at the half.

Curry is just too good. The NBA aint ready.

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 12:35 AM
Nobody wants a part of the Warriors.

I've never seen someone so cocky during a 10-point lead against a bad basketball team at home. Calm down, buddy.

nastynice
03-08-2014, 12:35 AM
He's old. You can thank the Suns training staff for fixing him up.

Thank you suns

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 12:36 AM
O snaps no wonder that's crazzzy

Mikeal Peitrus is a black belt
Roy Hibbert does MMA training
Joel Pryzbilla is a kickboxer

lol, please
03-08-2014, 12:37 AM
I like Phx over Houston in 7

Agreed.

shep33
03-08-2014, 12:39 AM
Rox playing really well, although I just don't know how I could place them above the Spurs, Thunder, or Clips.

But they're only going to get better

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 12:39 AM
I like Phx over Houston in 7

I certainly wouldn't. Phoenix is a tough team, because they play with so much hustle and they push the ball so much. But a talent differential that great would certainly prove itself over a playoff series. I'd take Houston in 5 or 6. Plus, Phoenix just does not have an answer for Howard in the low post.

5ass
03-08-2014, 12:39 AM
The rockets killed it.

Htownballa1622
03-08-2014, 12:40 AM
Yeah I told yall to slow down with Paul George being a top 3 player a LONG time ago.

Not even because of this game either.

c.c.
03-08-2014, 12:40 AM
Agreed.

Of course you would agree

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 12:41 AM
Agreed.

Surprise, surprise. One of the biggest Rockets instigators on the site trashes the Rockets playoff chances against an inferior team. I kind of hope Houston plays Golden State in the playoffs, because the Warriors are in for a rude awakening.

DillyDill
03-08-2014, 12:41 AM
Mikeal Peitrus is a black belt
Roy Hibbert does MMA training
Joel Pryzbilla is a kickboxer

Dang everybody footwork should insssane. I don't see it in Big Roy dough

BenFrank
03-08-2014, 12:41 AM
James Harden a top 5 players!! Could give a **** bout how u feel.. Keep sleeping on the Rockets!!

Pakman
03-08-2014, 12:41 AM
I certainly wouldn't. Phoenix is a tough team, because they play with so much hustle and they push the ball so much. But a talent differential that great would certainly prove itself over a playoff series. I'd take Houston in 5 or 6. Plus, Phoenix just does not have an answer for Howard in the low post.

Phx is the most underrated team in the nba and I dislike them. I don't agree the talent level is so great as much as there "names" imply. But I think we can agree it would be an entertaining series.

c.c.
03-08-2014, 12:43 AM
Parsons with two dumb possessions

Pakman
03-08-2014, 12:43 AM
Surprise, surprise. One of the biggest Rockets instigators on the site trashes the Rockets playoff chances against an inferior team. I kind of hope Houston plays Golden State in the playoffs, because the Warriors are in for a rude awakening.

Im praying for this. Would be epic On PSD

c.c.
03-08-2014, 12:43 AM
James Harden a top 5 players!! Could give a **** bout how u feel.. Keep sleeping on the Rockets!!

:clap:

nastynice
03-08-2014, 12:43 AM
Surprise, surprise. One of the biggest Rockets instigators on the site trashes the Rockets playoff chances against an inferior team. I kind of hope Houston plays Golden State in the playoffs, because the Warriors are in for a rude awakening.
lol, u think so?

WARRIORS@GR
03-08-2014, 12:43 AM
Those next 4 games will be huge for the Warriors.Playing Suns and Mavs at home,Clippers and Blazers on the road.If we take 3 or more of those 4,should be good for a 5th seed or higher.Schedule looks so easy after those games.

lol, please
03-08-2014, 12:43 AM
Surprise, surprise. One of the biggest Rockets instigators on the site trashes the Rockets playoff chances against an inferior team. I kind of hope Houston plays Golden State in the playoffs, because the Warriors are in for a rude awakening.

What kind of a rude awakening would it be? Unless Bogut, Iggy, Lee, or Curry get injured before the playoffs, I like our chances, we match up well with the Rockets.

nastynice
03-08-2014, 12:44 AM
James Harden a top 5 players!! Could give a **** bout how u feel.. Keep sleeping on the Rockets!!

top 5?? :speechless:

... I could see that tho

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 12:45 AM
this Roxs team is not the same team from Dec.

Lakers + Giants
03-08-2014, 12:45 AM
James Harden a top 5 players!! Could give a **** bout how u feel.. Keep sleeping on the Rockets!!

TOP 10 yes, top 5 no.


Lebron
KD
CP3
Love
Griffin
Curry
AD

Maybe Melo and Dwight too.

nastynice
03-08-2014, 12:45 AM
Those next 4 games will be huge for the Warriors.Playing Suns and Mavs at home,Clippers and Blazers on the road.If we take 3 or more of those 4,should be good for a 5th seed or higher.Schedule looks so easy after those games.

Yup, HUGE games coming up

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 12:47 AM
Phx is the most underrated team in the nba and I dislike them. I don't agree the talent level is so great as much as there "names" imply. But I think we can agree it would be an entertaining series.

Phoenix can score, but they are not a particularly good defensive team and they don't have reliable offense on a nightly basis outside of Dragic. Green can be deadly when he's on, like he was the other night, but I don't trust him in a playoff series. And their lack of a low post presence on either end of the floor will kill them, especially against Dwight Howard over seven games. I like Phoenix and I love Goran Dragic, but it's unlikely they would beat Houston over a 7-game playoff series.

5ass
03-08-2014, 12:48 AM
warriors vs rockets would be great 1st round matchup. Id love to see that. Ill take Rockets in 6.

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 12:49 AM
What kind of a rude awakening would it be? Unless Bogut, Iggy, Lee, or Curry get injured before the playoffs, I like our chances, we match up well with the Rockets.

I would argue the opposite, that Houston matches up well with Golden State. And their head-to-head record the last two seasons agrees with me.

Lakers + Giants
03-08-2014, 12:49 AM
Our next 4 games:

vs OKC
@ OKC
@ SAS
vs SAS

:laugh:

That's just unfair!

lol, please
03-08-2014, 12:51 AM
warriors vs rockets would be great 1st round matchup. Id love to see that. Ill take Rockets in 6.

The safe answer here is the Warriors. Bogut will lock Dwight down, Iggy will limit Harden, and they have no answer for DLee the white chris webber. As long as Parsons is reasonably contained, the Warriors would advance in 5.

MrfadeawayJB
03-08-2014, 12:51 AM
Let's go Atlanta!

WARRIORS@GR
03-08-2014, 12:51 AM
Rox playing really well, although I just don't know how I could place them above the Spurs, Thunder, or Clips.

But they're only going to get betterThis.They look really hot,and probably will get that 3rd seed.But they could still be a 1st round exit.Or a WCF team.It's a matter of who is in better shape during the playoffs because the gap between the top 5-6 West teams is not big.Spurs are still my pick to win the West.

shep33
03-08-2014, 12:54 AM
Yeah, George has really come down to earth. He's been flat out meh the past two months

Htownballa1622
03-08-2014, 12:54 AM
Lol. We lose to gsw in 5? LMAO

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 12:55 AM
lol, u think so?

We'll see. More than anything, I'm riding a high right now from this game, from it being a weekend after a very rough week and me being on my fourth rum and coke in the last hour. But I do believe that Houston is the better basketball team, and gun to my head, I believe they would beat the Warriors in a playoff series. Lee is a matchup problem for the Rockets, but Beverley defends and bothers Curry better than anybody and Houston is a far more reliable offensive basketball team with more weapons who can take over when asked to. I think Parsons is the wild card in that series. If Iggy is focused on Harden and Bogut on Dwight, Parsons is going to get a lot of really good looks and is going to have a lot of open lanes to drive.

shep33
03-08-2014, 12:57 AM
This.They look really hot,and probably will get that 3rd seed.But they could still be a 1st round exit.Or a WCF team.It's a matter of who is in better shape during the playoffs because the gap between the top 5-6 West teams is not big.Spurs are still my pick to win the West.


Yeah, the West is murderous. If the Warriors get hot at the end of the season, nobody wants to play them. Heck, if the Grizzlies go in healthy, they're also a huge threat.

Right now Houston would play the Dubs in round 1 lol. That would be awesome

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 12:58 AM
The safe answer here is the Warriors. Bogut will lock Dwight down, Iggy will limit Harden, and they have no answer for DLee the white chris webber. As long as Parsons is reasonably contained, the Warriors would advance in 5.

Bogut is not a "lock down" caliber player anymore, and for every offensive possession Iggy bothers Harden, Beverley will do the same to Curry. Bottom line, the Rockets have a far more reliable offense than Golden State does. If you think the Warriors would beat Houston in 5, you clearly have not watched the matchups with these two teams so far this season. If anyone is winning it in 5, it's Houston. Especially with HCA given how strong the Rockets have been at home.

c.c.
03-08-2014, 12:58 AM
TOP 10 yes, top 5 no.


Lebron
KD
CP3
Love
Griffin
Curry
AD

Maybe Melo and Dwight too.

Harden > those guys

goku
03-08-2014, 01:00 AM
[QUOTE=lol, please;28099489]The safe answer here is the Warriors. Bogut will lock Dwight down, Iggy will limit Harden, and they have no answer for DLee the white chris webber. As long as Parsons is reasonably contained, the [B]Warriors would advance in 5.[B]QUOTE]

:laugh::laugh:

WARRIORS@GR
03-08-2014, 01:00 AM
Harden > those guysbased on what?

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 01:02 AM
Harden > those guys

Mmmm.... I love you, dude, but even I don't agree with this. I'd put him over Davis right now, because he's still not a super reliable offensive No. 1, but I'd take Paul and Cury over Harden because they're superior creators. That being said, I don't think Curry's edge over Harden is significant, especially given how Harden has played over the last few weeks.

c.c.
03-08-2014, 01:03 AM
Asik is a defense and rebound only type of guy

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 01:04 AM
The tandem of Dwight Howard and James Harden since allstar break 74.0 PTS [+8.1] can someone double check that stat.

WARRIORS@GR
03-08-2014, 01:07 AM
The tandem of Dwight Howard and James Harden since allstar break 74.0 PPG [+8.1] can someone double check that stat.74 ppg?not possible.

alexander_37
03-08-2014, 01:08 AM
Warriors in 5? Where is all this Warriors are better than the Rockets confidence coming from? I love how W's fans seem to think Bogut is some God who will command Dwight to stop being good at basketball.

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 01:08 AM
74 ppg?not possible.

exactly I think I'm reading the line up production wrong on NBA.com

nastynice
03-08-2014, 01:09 AM
The tandem of Dwight Howard and James Harden since allstar break 74.0 PTS [+8.1] can someone double check that stat.

Holy crap!!

nastynice
03-08-2014, 01:10 AM
Warriors in 5? Where is all this Warriors are better than the Rockets confidence coming from? I love how W's fans seem to think Bogut is some God who will command Dwight to stop being good at basketball.

Worked last game lol

WARRIORS@GR
03-08-2014, 01:11 AM
Warriors in 5? Where is all this Warriors are better than the Rockets confidence coming from? I love how W's fans seem to think Bogut is some God who will command Dwight to stop being good at basketball.Dwight is not the problem for the Warriors.He is playing really well right now,but he is far from a sure thing in the playoffs.

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 01:12 AM
oh ok the starting line up they are in produces 74 PPG [duh] :laugh2:

c.c.
03-08-2014, 01:12 AM
Warriors in 5? Where is all this Warriors are better than the Rockets confidence coming from? I love how W's fans seem to think Bogut is some God who will command Dwight to stop being good at basketball.

I think they just like PSD attention or something

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 01:13 AM
Holy crap!!

No no no, late night, bad read :laugh2: the starting unit they are in produces 74.0 PPG since ASB. Among the best in the NBA.

alexander_37
03-08-2014, 01:13 AM
The safe answer here is the Warriors. Bogut will lock Dwight down, Iggy will limit Harden, and they have no answer for DLee the white chris webber. As long as Parsons is reasonably contained, the Warriors would advance in 5.

He totally limited Harden to 39 points on 52% shooting and .375 from 3.

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 01:14 AM
Warriors in 5? Where is all this Warriors are better than the Rockets confidence coming from? I love how W's fans seem to think Bogut is some God who will command Dwight to stop being good at basketball.

Agreed. I think Golden State is seriously overrating Bogut's ability to "shut down" Dwight. Look at their head-to-head stats, and it's pretty obvious that someone is getting shut down. And it's definitely not Dwight.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/h2h_finder.cgi?request=1&p1=howardw01&p2=bogutan01

Note the last two matchups were this year in Houston, both Rockets wins in which Dwight averaged 20/14/2/1/1 on like 70% shooting. You tell me. Does that sound like Bogut is "shutting down" Dwight? Because I certainly don't think so.

c.c.
03-08-2014, 01:16 AM
The Rockets just gave the world a preview of what they would do to the potential Eastern Conference champions (Heat and Pacers)

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 01:17 AM
Dwight is not the problem for the Warriors.He is playing really well right now,but he is far from a sure thing in the playoffs.

Why not? And why is Dwight (a proven solid playoff performer) considered "not a sure thing" in the postseason, but apparently the Warriors are after one freaking postseason series victory? I totally don't understand that reasoning. I'd trust Dwight in the playoffs more than I would trust anybody on Golden State's roster. The man has accomplished more in the postseason than anyone on Golden State's roster than I can think of off the top of my head.

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 01:18 AM
Agreed. I think Golden State is seriously overrating Bogut's ability to "shut down" Dwight. Look at their head-to-head stats, and it's pretty obvious that someone is getting shut down. And it's definitely not Dwight.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/h2h_finder.cgi?request=1&p1=howardw01&p2=bogutan01

Note the last two matchups were this year in Houston, both Rockets wins in which Dwight averaged 20/14/2/1/1 on like 70% shooting. You tell me. Does that sound like Bogut is "shutting down" Dwight? Because I certainly don't think so.

Boguts defense is a bit overrated this season.

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 01:19 AM
The Rockets just gave the world a preview of what they would do to the potential Eastern Conference champions (Heat and Pacers)

ngl they sent the NBA a message tonight. They can explode on any team. Any team.

goingfor28
03-08-2014, 01:20 AM
The Rockets just gave the world a preview of what they would do to the potential Eastern Conference champions (Heat and Pacers)

Out was one game, settle down

alexander_37
03-08-2014, 01:22 AM
Out was one game, settle down

No... they beat the Heat and Pacers... Two, learn to math.

lol, please
03-08-2014, 01:22 AM
No... they beat the Heat and Pacers... Two, learn to math.

So have the Warriors. :shrug:

nastynice
03-08-2014, 01:23 AM
This hawks center can be very dangerous if put in the right situation. His ability to go from playing big to spreading the floor is pretty incredible

c.c.
03-08-2014, 01:23 AM
Out was one game, settle down

I'm talking about the Heat and Pacers victories this week no one game. I'm very settled by the way!

c.c.
03-08-2014, 01:24 AM
So have the Warriors. :shrug:

Same week?

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 01:24 AM
So have the Warriors. :shrug:

not on the same week

lol, please
03-08-2014, 01:25 AM
Same week?


not on the same week

The team doesn't make the schedule, I think they also would have done it in the same week if the games fell that way.

WARRIORS@GR
03-08-2014, 01:25 AM
Why not? And why is Dwight (a proven solid playoff performer) considered "not a sure thing" in the postseason, but apparently the Warriors are after one freaking postseason series victory? I totally don't understand that reasoning. I'd trust Dwight in the playoffs more than I would trust anybody on Golden State's roster. The man has accomplished more in the postseason than anyone on Golden State's roster than I can think of off the top of my head.Because as good as he looks right now,this is still not the Orlando days Dwight.Do you think he can take over games vs elite big men like he used to in the playoffs?Plus,that Magic team was entirely built around him,they were all working for him to shine.

I'm not saying he can't still be a huge factor in the playoffs,but i would not take that for granted.Neither would i take the Warriors,never said that.

nastynice
03-08-2014, 01:26 AM
No no no, late night, bad read :laugh2: the starting unit they are in produces 74.0 PPG since ASB. Among the best in the NBA.

Damn, I was bout to say...

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 01:28 AM
Damn, I was bout to say...

that's still impressive.

74 PPG from 5 players in the last 8 gms. that's crazy.

c.c.
03-08-2014, 01:28 AM
The team doesn't make the schedule, I think they also would have done it in the same week if the games fell that way.

......

c.c.
03-08-2014, 01:30 AM
Because as good as he looks right now,this is still not the Orlando days Dwight.Do you think he can take over games vs elite big men like he used to in the playoffs?Plus,that Magic team was entirely built around him,they were all working for him to shine.

I'm not saying he can't still be a huge factor in the playoffs,but i would not take that for granted.Neither would i take the Warriors,never said that.

He also didn't have Harden and Parsons in Orlando. He doesn't have to do as much

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 01:30 AM
Because as good as he looks right now,this is still not the Orlando days Dwight.Do you think he can take over games vs elite big men like he used to in the playoffs?Plus,that Magic team was entirely built around him,they were all working for him to shine.
Yes, I do think he can dominate opposing bigs. Look at how he dominated Hibbert tonight and other big games he's had this season, like that monster game against Drummond or that beastly first game against Bogut. And I actually think being the No. 2 offensive weapon is to his advantage. In Orlando, everyone was looking to double team him and keep him out of the low block. Now when they double team, they're giving too much space to guys like Harden and Parsons. He's got less pressure and more offensive freedom on this team than he ever had in Orlando. Does that mean I expect Orlando numbers? No. But I certainly think he's capable of huge performances.

lol, please
03-08-2014, 01:32 AM
......

It's a hypothetical, what do you expect me to say? Comical.

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 01:39 AM
Rockets were 17 for 33 in contested shots tonight. They also made 23 uncontested shots.

WARRIORS@GR
03-08-2014, 01:43 AM
Yes, I do think he can dominate opposing bigs. Look at how he dominated Hibbert tonight and other big games he's had this season, like that monster game against Drummond or that beastly first game against Bogut. And I actually think being the No. 2 offensive weapon is to his advantage. In Orlando, everyone was looking to double team him and keep him out of the low block. Now when they double team, they're giving too much space to guys like Harden and Parsons. He's got less pressure and more offensive freedom on this team than he ever had in Orlando. Does that mean I expect Orlando numbers? No. But I certainly think he's capable of huge performances.
Hibbert?Cmon,everybody dominates Hibbert right now.Keep in mind coaching was significantly better in Orlando

Maybe being a 2nd option helps taking pressure off him,but in the playoffs he still has to become kind of a 1st option.You have to go to him in the half court offense,and i still don't trust him.Turnovers and missed free throws matter in the playoffs.

That being said,his defensive presence will probably still be huge.

houstonfan
03-08-2014, 01:46 AM
Harden > those guys

Not better than Curry and CP3

nastynice
03-08-2014, 01:48 AM
Dubs baby!! :clap:

Loved what I saw from iggy today. Squad is deep as hell

lol, please
03-08-2014, 01:52 AM
Dubs win another one. No big deal. Will still continue to get no respect, but the Warriors like playing with a chip on their shoulder.

houstonfan
03-08-2014, 02:00 AM
Dubs win another one. No big deal. Will still continue to get no respect, but the Warriors like playing with a chip on their shoulder.

Im all for laughing at homers but come on it was the Hawks haha. I realize yall are starting to get hot and will probably end up with the 5 seed but lets calm it down a bit. Im so hoping yall play the Clippers. If its warriors-Clippers with the Thunder as the 1 seed and the Rockets play the Blazers with the Spurs at the 2 seed I will be a very happy camper.

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 02:04 AM
Dubs win another one. No big deal. Will still continue to get no respect, but the Warriors like playing with a chip on their shoulder.

They beat a bad basketball team at home. You don't get respect for those ones. They're expected of you. And I hardly think that they lack for respect around the league or on PSD. They're a damn good basketball team. The reason they aren't viewed as a legitimate contender right now by some is their inconsistency, unreliable offense and constant health issues. Just because you won a playoff series a year ago and win a few big games does not warrant a team's consideration as a contender.

Can Golden State come out of the West? Possibly. I'm not ruling it out, and I wouldn't see it as a huge shock. But I also certainly wouldn't bet on it. I'd probably rank them fifth in the West right now, but it's a distant fifth behind the Thunder, Spurs, Clippers and Rockets. Plus, they'd have to likely win three straight series without HCA, which is insanely unlikely.

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 02:07 AM
Im all for laughing at homers but come on it was the Hawks haha. I realize yall are starting to get hot and will probably end up with the 5 seed but lets calm it down a bit. Im so hoping yall play the Clippers. If its warriors-Clippers with the Thunder as the 1 seed and the Rockets play the Blazers with the Spurs at the 2 seed I will be a very happy camper.

That would be absolutely ideal. I'd also be all for Houston climbing up to the 1 or 2 seed, even if that's pretty unlikely at this point. But the Rockets best chance to get out of the West is to avoid the Clippers and Thunder in the first two rounds, and that scenario would give them just that. If Portland keeps losing, I actually think it's quite likely that Golden State climbs to No. 5. The real battle will be between Houston and the Clippers for the 3 seed, especially since LA has a huge lead in the season series.

houstonfan
03-08-2014, 02:18 AM
That would be absolutely ideal. I'd also be all for Houston climbing up to the 1 or 2 seed, even if that's pretty unlikely at this point. But the Rockets best chance to get out of the West is to avoid the Clippers and Thunder in the first two rounds, and that scenario would give them just that. If Portland keeps losing, I actually think it's quite likely that Golden State climbs to No. 5. The real battle will be between Houston and the Clippers for the 3 seed, especially since LA has a huge lead in the season series.

ya I agree. If the bracket ends up with us on the other side of LAC and OKC I can see us in the WCF, which would be a huge accomplishment for the first year together with Dwight. I just think especially with the Clippers adding Granger and Big Baby and the Thunder just having Durant and Westbrook they are the better teams. Not to say we couldnt beat them, I just wouldnt bet on it.

zn23
03-08-2014, 02:28 AM
Evan Turner -20 off the bench... he's an awful teammate. He's from the same cloth as Rudy Gay. They put up garbage numbers and have a negative impact on the team.

I'm not saying Evan Turner was the reason they lost, far from it, but he's an example of why you can't just look at the raw stats.

The Pacers probably saw 17.5 ppg, 6 rbs, 3.5 assists without delving into the advanced metrics.

Now they are stuck with a bad player coming off the bench. He's an upgrade over Granger, but only because Granger hasn't recovered physically.

Ill21
03-08-2014, 02:36 AM
I really cant believe how bad the lakers are.

KniCks4LiFe
03-08-2014, 02:41 AM
I really cant believe how bad the lakers are.

really? you live in NY, you saw D'Antoni's system upfront. Say that line again.

PacersForLife
03-08-2014, 03:27 AM
Evan Turner -20 off the bench... he's an awful teammate. He's from the same cloth as Rudy Gay. They put up garbage numbers and have a negative impact on the team.

I'm not saying Evan Turner was the reason they lost, far from it, but he's an example of why you can't just look at the raw stats.

The Pacers probably saw 17.5 ppg, 6 rbs, 3.5 assists without delving into the advanced metrics.

Now they are stuck with a bad player coming off the bench. He's an upgrade over Granger, but only because Granger hasn't recovered physically.
Not saying you're wrong, but I would wait until the playoffs, or at least a few more weeks, to judge whether or not Turner was a good acquisition. He hasn't looked great, but I would like to wait and see if he fits in by then.

Also, we have at least three guys in the front office who discuss roster moves in Larry Bird, Kevin Pritchard, and Donnie Walsh. I'm sure they all do their homework on players they are interested in. I think they saw a guy who could create for himself as well as others and do a little ball handling.

sunsfan88
03-08-2014, 04:06 AM
I like Phx over Houston in 7

I thought so too after our game against them last time but nah Houston is just too talented for the Suns.

They have 2 superstars and a borderline star. Then Beverely who is like one of the best defenders in the league. He is effective offensively too. Hit the game winning 3 against the Suns.

I think a team like Memphis who can pound them inside could maybe beat them but that's about it. OKC is the only team that is more talented than them in the West especially now that Klay Thompson is injured.

tredigs
03-08-2014, 06:55 AM
Dubs win another one. No big deal. Will still continue to get no respect, but the Warriors like playing with a chip on their shoulder.

We deserve no extra respect, and you shouldn't whine for it. This team needs to make the WCF minimum this year, and I think we will.

mightybosstone
03-08-2014, 11:29 AM
We deserve no extra respect, and you shouldn't whine for it. This team needs to make the WCF minimum this year, and I think we will.

C'mon dude. Really? Are you actually going to tell me that if you were giving me your 100% honest opinion, that you would pick the Warriors to win two series without HCA advantage against the likes of OKC, San Antonio, LA, Houston and/or Portland? I don't buy that. The Warriors are very good, and are probably the fifth best team in a remarkably good conference. But it's ridiculously rare for a team with a 6th seed or lower to make the conference finals, and usually when that happens, it's because a team made a major deal midway through the season or because they're playing in a mediocre conference. Neither of those is the case here.

Hell, I wouldn't even be willing to say I think the Rockets make the WCF minimum this year. I'm not that bold. And the way they're playing, they have a legitimate chance to crack the 1 or 2 seed.