PDA

View Full Version : 4/3 | NBA GameThread



kdspurman
04-03-2014, 12:05 PM
Thursday April 3rd, 2014



http://i60.tinypic.com/dbnuhx.png






http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/6/233/thumbs/4719.gif@http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/6/2687/thumbs/ra0uk1arboplog7p9ngnfreg0.gif

Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City
Time: 8:00 PM ET





http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/6/228/thumbs/9bjmx5zlk506mle5slggyeepe.gif@http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/6/236/thumbs/esjh42dzbk5mg54pn3deriyjg.gif

Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles
Time: 10:30 PM ET

Ezio
04-03-2014, 01:51 PM
WCF preview? I'm watching

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 01:57 PM
WCF preview? I'm watching

Not sure what Pop will do. Spurs are playing their 5th game in 7 nights, OKC has been off the last 3 nights, and it's on National TV. This has potential to be rest-gate 2.0 but I guess we'll see.

NYKnickFanatic
04-03-2014, 02:37 PM
Not sure what Pop will do. Spurs are playing their 5th game in 7 nights, OKC has been off the last 3 nights, and it's on National TV. This has potential to be rest-gate 2.0 but I guess we'll see.

Rest his big named guys, get fined $50K lol.

Pop should do some slick ****. Send out his starters, let OKC win the tip, foul and sub out Duncan, Parker, etc. and sit them the rest of the game.

NYKnickFanatic
04-03-2014, 02:37 PM
Spurs
Mavericks

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 02:57 PM
Rest his big named guys, get fined $50K lol.

Pop should do some slick ****. Send out his starters, let OKC win the tip, foul and sub out Duncan, Parker, etc. and sit them the rest of the game.

Well from what i hear everyone made the trip, but that won't dictate anything. the league (or should i say Stern) had an issue that the Spurs guys didn't make the trip and they didn't give them enough notice that they weren't playing. They rested their guys against the Warriors on national TV and didn't get fined so i don't think that's an issue.

I do think it's a little unfair to schedule like that, and they need to figure something out.

P&GRealist
04-03-2014, 05:37 PM
Play the guys, win the game, and basically wrap up the best record in the league so u can rest the guys the last 2 wks.

Chronz
04-03-2014, 07:19 PM
Clips need Spurs to win, so naturally they will lose.

NBA_Starter
04-03-2014, 08:16 PM
Spurs
Clippers

beyourself
04-03-2014, 08:27 PM
If the NBA fined my for sitting some of my players I would sue the league and win.

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 08:31 PM
Great block by TD

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 08:34 PM
Verticality rule? 2x?

sammyvine
04-03-2014, 08:35 PM
okc need a new coach

okc do not run any plays apart from iso and jump shots.

they are not winning a ring that well

DillyDill
04-03-2014, 08:35 PM
My goodness Russ is 2 explosive

NBA_Starter
04-03-2014, 08:39 PM
San Antonio is off to a hot start.

*Superman*
04-03-2014, 09:10 PM
Shoulda bet my 74k on the Spurs...

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 09:15 PM
Ah the joys of playing okc.... Smh. Incredible

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 09:19 PM
Keep shooting those contested shots WB

beyourself
04-03-2014, 09:19 PM
Man Ibaka has to ego block everything. Just swats the shitt outta anything. Should block more like TD.

*Superman*
04-03-2014, 09:21 PM
So RW shoots the 3 falls, no call which leads to a fastbreak for the Spurs, Green hits the 3. Westbrook comes back and shoots ANOTHER pull up 3. At least he made it because that was a terrible shot.

sammyvine
04-03-2014, 09:22 PM
KD gets too many calls

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 09:23 PM
Man Ibaka has to ego block everything. Just swats the shitt outta anything. Should block more like TD.

They had a stat a year or 2 ago that shows duncan was by far the best at blocking and keeping possession. No clue why more guys aren't more aware that you can actually gain possessions that way

beyourself
04-03-2014, 09:29 PM
They had a stat a year or 2 ago that shows duncan was by far the best at blocking and keeping possession. No clue why more guys aren't more aware that you can actually gain possessions that way

They probably know it, but aren't as interested as Duncan is at gaining possession.

NBA_Starter
04-03-2014, 09:36 PM
It feels like the Thunder may pull this one out.

beyourself
04-03-2014, 09:41 PM
He swats again lol.

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 09:41 PM
Perkins is such a ***** :laugh2:

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 09:42 PM
Double technical is a bs call. Wow

NBA_Starter
04-03-2014, 09:42 PM
Let's Go KD

All-In
04-03-2014, 09:48 PM
Why is Kwahi and Tiago not starting second half? Oh Tiago is back in

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 09:49 PM
The officials seem to get caught up in the crowd here

NBA_Starter
04-03-2014, 09:50 PM
Duncan should have used the glass.

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 09:51 PM
Why is Kwahi and Tiago not starting second half? Oh Tiago is back in

He has 3 fouls, pop wants to play him more this half I think.

NBA_Starter
04-03-2014, 09:53 PM
Pop is irate.

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 09:53 PM
The officials make it so hard to defend okc at times

beyourself
04-03-2014, 09:54 PM
I'm seeing some slippage in Parker's quickness and burst compared to what I saw 2 years ago.

All-In
04-03-2014, 09:55 PM
Kwahi's back in....Duncans played 26min already wow

sammyvine
04-03-2014, 09:55 PM
spurs have a better shot at beating miami than the thunder imo but the thunder are a bad match up for the spurs

beyourself
04-03-2014, 09:56 PM
Durant is having a pretty bad night. And OKC is up right now.

Spurs can't win this series.

NBA_Starter
04-03-2014, 09:56 PM
Go to Duncan to stop the bleeding, smart move.

All-In
04-03-2014, 09:58 PM
OKC's pick and roll defense has been great the past 2 qtrs

beyourself
04-03-2014, 10:00 PM
Gotta give Bellinelli some credit. But man Durant's got a 7'6" wingspan.

NBA_Starter
04-03-2014, 10:01 PM
Collison is a bloody mess.

All-In
04-03-2014, 10:05 PM
Spurs shooting 41.9% from floor....not good for spurs and their usual 50%

NBA_Starter
04-03-2014, 10:07 PM
The lead is back to double digits.

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 10:08 PM
Spurs shooting 41.9% from floor....not good for spurs and their usual 50%

5th game in 7 nights. Even last night they struggled shooting. They need a couple days to recharge again

sammyvine
04-03-2014, 10:11 PM
spurs need home court

i can't see them winning a game 7 in okc

All-In
04-03-2014, 10:12 PM
5th game in 7 nights. Even last night they struggled shooting. They need a couple days to recharge again

agreed

All-In
04-03-2014, 10:15 PM
Unless Spurs start making a comeback pop should rest Timmy, Duncan and Kawhi for rest of game

P&GRealist
04-03-2014, 10:17 PM
R.I.P. winning streak.

Joshtd1
04-03-2014, 10:22 PM
I definitely don't want to see OKC in the playoffs. Not because I think they are better, but because of the awful officiating and calls they ALWAYS get against us. Hope another team knocks them out early.

Joshtd1
04-03-2014, 10:23 PM
I hardly complain, so when I do it really has to be bad for me

NBA_Starter
04-03-2014, 10:26 PM
Spurs are just out of gas.

RocketLoc80
04-03-2014, 10:26 PM
Question for all do the Thunder catch the Spurs for HCA?

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 10:27 PM
I hardly complain, so when I do it really has to be bad for me

X2 for me. Theres bad calls every game. But against them its infuriating sometimes to watch

Joshtd1
04-03-2014, 10:27 PM
Really wish we didn't get fined last year, so we could have stuck it to the NBA for it's stupid scheduling again. 5 games in 7 days, while the Thunder get 3 days rest and get to wait at home. If only it wasn't a nationally televised game, I bet Pop woulda done it.

Joshtd1
04-03-2014, 10:29 PM
X2 for me. Theres bad calls every game. But against them its infuriating sometimes to watch

It's because "fouls" against them are rarely fouls. It's mainly the non calls against us that bother me the most. They can be "agressive" as the announcer says because they have no fear of getting fouls called on them unless it's an obvious blatant call. Even then sometimes not

Joshtd1
04-03-2014, 10:31 PM
Glad we still have a 3 game lead? over the Thunder. Really want that HCA

NBA_Starter
04-03-2014, 10:32 PM
Pop will throw in the towel soon.

Joshtd1
04-03-2014, 10:36 PM
Wish Leonard wouldn't have gotten those 3 bogus foul calls on him, would have liked to see him guard Durant as much as possible. Best perimeter defender in the NBA

Crackadalic
04-03-2014, 10:37 PM
Spurs just looks tired. Winning 18 straight takes a lot out of you. Better losing this game then somewhere in the playoffs

NBA_Starter
04-03-2014, 10:37 PM
Wish Leonard wouldn't have gotten those 3 bogus foul calls on him, would have liked to see him guard Durant as much as possible. Best perimeter defender in the NBA

No arguments here.

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 10:37 PM
It's because "fouls" against them are rarely fouls. It's mainly the non calls against us that bother me the most. They can be "agressive" as the announcer says because they have no fear of getting fouls called on them unless it's an obvious blatant call. Even then sometimes not

Yup. Its so frustrating to watch. And its against every team they play against

kdspurman
04-03-2014, 10:38 PM
Wish Leonard wouldn't have gotten those 3 bogus foul calls on him, would have liked to see him guard Durant as much as possible. Best perimeter defender in the NBA

You know its bad when Kawhi has a huge smile after one of those calls.

NBA_Starter
04-03-2014, 10:42 PM
Does that count?:speechless:

Joshtd1
04-03-2014, 10:43 PM
No arguments here.

I'm sure several people would argue against it, but glad to see I'm not the only one that thinks so. I know I'm a bit biased, but at the same time I can't think of anyone else who's better better besides maybe either Thabo or maybe Iggy even though he's starting to get up there.

Joshtd1
04-03-2014, 10:45 PM
Jackson is their x-factor against us. He goes HAM on us every time now. We have no one to match up with him it seems except Joseph, and he probably won't be getting much run if it comes down to it.

Joshtd1
04-03-2014, 10:46 PM
I hate seeing the Spurs lose to the Thunder more that any team. :puke:

SPURSFAN1
04-03-2014, 10:47 PM
Goaltends, 2 no calls on tim duncan, phantom foul on kawhi and he can't start the third OKC goes on a tear. Wow. way to change the tempo of the game.

SPURSFAN1
04-03-2014, 10:48 PM
obvious carrying by durant. I can keep going but I won't. jeeez.

NBA_Starter
04-03-2014, 10:49 PM
I need the Mavs to take this next game.

ricky recon
04-03-2014, 11:23 PM
Dirk has mastered the game.

ThuglifeJ
04-03-2014, 11:25 PM
Dirk has mastered the game.

He's unreal.

Hawkeye15
04-03-2014, 11:26 PM
I'm sure several people would argue against it, but glad to see I'm not the only one that thinks so. I know I'm a bit biased, but at the same time I can't think of anyone else who's better better besides maybe either Thabo or maybe Iggy even though he's starting to get up there.

PG is better...

torocan
04-03-2014, 11:51 PM
Yup. Its so frustrating to watch. And its against every team they play against

Miami and OKC have been like that for years. Some nights you literally can't even breathe on Durant and LBJ. What frustrated me is for all the players that get superstar calls, Tim Duncan often didn't get them consistently despite being a hall of fame caliber player.

The down side of being a no drama guy in a smaller market I guess...

OKC superstar calls + home cooking makes it crazy hard to beat OKC.

Lakers + Giants
04-04-2014, 12:29 AM
and CF86 was questioning me because I said Dallas wouldn't mind facing the Clippers in round 1. . .

ThuglifeJ
04-04-2014, 12:33 AM
Ellis is so annoying. Chuck chuck Chuck

P&GRealist
04-04-2014, 12:35 AM
Clippers don't impress me. A lot of wins this season, but no where near dominating enough like Spurs or OKC.

Lakers + Giants
04-04-2014, 12:48 AM
But but. . . the clippers beat us by 48 and 36.

P&GRealist
04-04-2014, 12:51 AM
But but. . . the clippers beat us by 48 and 36.

Bu bu

I thought u put me on your ignore list!!!!

Lakers + Giants
04-04-2014, 12:55 AM
Bu bu

I thought u put me on your ignore list!!!!

No, I just said that so you could STFU :shrug:

P&GRealist
04-04-2014, 12:56 AM
Clippers know they just need to stay the course and stay healthy these last 2 wks. Way too back of OKC for the 2nd seed, but a comfortable lead over the 4th seeded Rockets.

It's safe to say they'll be the 3 seed against either Portland or GSW in the 1st rd.

P&GRealist
04-04-2014, 12:57 AM
No, I just said that so you could STFU :shrug:

Are you a moderator for this site yet?

Where has the general nba forum sucking up gotten you?

Lakers + Giants
04-04-2014, 01:01 AM
Are you a moderator for this site yet?

Where has the general nba forum sucking up gotten you?

so you find out that i didn't ignore you and you go back to trolling? LMFAO

Obsessed with me are you?

Joshtd1
04-04-2014, 01:04 AM
Deandre Jordan just looks so strange to me without his little frohawk. Used to hate it, but after seeing him with a normal haircut...he needs to go back lol.

mdm692
04-04-2014, 01:06 AM
Clippers are a show that's it. Not a championship team. I can see the Blazers taking them out. Don't get me wrong they're good for about 2 series but when it really matters and the game slows down in the CF or semi finals they won't last against the likes of OKC or SAS. I wonder who the refs will side with when they play OKC in the 2nd round. Probably KD.

Lakers + Giants
04-04-2014, 01:06 AM
Vince and Calderon played out of their minds. Nice win tho, like I told CF86, Mavs wouldn't be upset to face the Clips.

ricky recon
04-04-2014, 01:09 AM
Wouldn't go as far as saying Vince Carter played out of his mind tonight. He's been playing well all year, and has played well tonight. 6-12. Good night.

Joshtd1
04-04-2014, 01:11 AM
We gotta game again

mdm692
04-04-2014, 01:12 AM
finally?

Lakers + Giants
04-04-2014, 01:13 AM
Wouldn't go as far as saying Vince Carter played out of his mind tonight. He's been playing well all year, and has played well tonight. 6-12. Good night.

4-7 from 3 tho, that's where they're getting killed.

celtics 34
04-04-2014, 01:13 AM
Vince and Calderon played out of their minds. Nice win tho, like I told CF86, Mavs wouldn't be upset to face the Clips.

Well there go the mavs blowing the lead again against the clips

P&GRealist
04-04-2014, 01:13 AM
so you find out that i didn't ignore you and you go back to trolling? LMFAO

Obsessed with me are you?

I would tell you to SUCK ME, but I won't

But I'm too good for u Hun.

Lakers + Giants
04-04-2014, 01:13 AM
Well there go the mavs blowing the lead again against the clips

They'll still win.

Joshtd1
04-04-2014, 01:14 AM
Just like that...wow.

KniCks4LiFe
04-04-2014, 01:15 AM
I'd bench Devin Harris right now for taking that dumb shot.

celtics 34
04-04-2014, 01:15 AM
They'll still win.

Idk not to sure they have done this 3 times already lead by double digits with 2 minutes left and then lose the game

ThuglifeJ
04-04-2014, 01:15 AM
You have to TRY to lose that lead. Ellis is a damn idiot. Carlisle takes out his smart best players in final minutes

mdm692
04-04-2014, 01:16 AM
Ellis!!! Ellis!!!

ricky recon
04-04-2014, 01:16 AM
This Maverick's Achille's heel.

They could have a much better record if they knew how to close out a game. The only way they can close out games is by running the offense through Dirk. Everything else sucks.

mdm692
04-04-2014, 01:18 AM
Why the **** are they going for the 3. Are they ********.

Lakers + Giants
04-04-2014, 01:18 AM
Not gonna lie, he traveled before the foul.

ricky recon
04-04-2014, 01:18 AM
He got whaled on before he traveled.

ricky recon
04-04-2014, 01:19 AM
Not gonna lie, he traveled before the foul.

You lied.

mdm692
04-04-2014, 01:19 AM
Wow great job Collison and Reddick FANTASTIC job.

Lakers + Giants
04-04-2014, 01:19 AM
I would tell you to SUCK ME, but I won't

But I'm too good for u Hun.

K. I see you like originality, copying Avenged.

Why dont u go make another thread asking how u can become a better poster, again. . :laugh2:

kylem4711
04-04-2014, 01:19 AM
Not gonna lie, he traveled before the foul.

wright should have been at the line.

Slug3
04-04-2014, 01:21 AM
Looks like Blake rolled his ankle there.

ThuglifeJ
04-04-2014, 01:21 AM
This Maverick's Achille's heel.

They could have a much better record if they knew how to close out a game. The only way they can close out games is by running the offense through Dirk. Everything else sucks.

Why isn't Vince in??? A bunch of idiots are in who played bad, Harris, Ellis...

KniCks4LiFe
04-04-2014, 01:22 AM
he look like he caught a cramp.

mdm692
04-04-2014, 01:22 AM
Hopefully it's serious. This what the Clips deserve for such a garbage last minute. Yeah I'm mad cause Dallas won!!! :mad:.

kylem4711
04-04-2014, 01:22 AM
clips are pretty much locked into the 3rd spot. time for them to just get healthy

Lakers + Giants
04-04-2014, 01:22 AM
Wow great job Collison and Reddick FANTASTIC job.

Oh ****, you guys needed the mavs to lose huh? Damn, that sucks.

DillyDill
04-04-2014, 01:23 AM
Hope it's not Serious the Lg doesn't need anymore Stars going down

mdm692
04-04-2014, 01:24 AM
Oh ****, you guys needed the mavs to lose huh? Damn, that sucks.
Luckily we have the tie breaker and face them ahead but I prefer having a lead on them.

KniCks4LiFe
04-04-2014, 01:24 AM
are we sure it's an ankle?

P&GRealist
04-04-2014, 01:24 AM
K. I see you like originality, copying Avenged.

Why dont u go make another thread asking how u can become a better poster, again. . :laugh2:

I was thinking of making it 'how can one suck up to become a mod' thread. Was wondering if u could help me with that please.

ricky recon
04-04-2014, 01:25 AM
Why isn't Vince in??? A bunch of idiots are in who played bad, Harris, Ellis...

I would've had:

Ellis, Vince, Marion, Dirk, Wright

Is what it is. Rick knows what he's doing.

Lakers + Giants
04-04-2014, 01:27 AM
I was thinking of making it 'how can one suck up to become a mod' thread. Was wondering if u could help me with that please.

Just make one telling everyone how obsessed you are with me, that'll be better. Half your posts are bout me anyway. It's pretty badass having my own groupie :bow:

P&GRealist
04-04-2014, 01:35 AM
Just make one telling everyone how obsessed you are with me, that'll be better. Half your posts are bout me anyway. It's pretty badass having my own groupie :bow:

Don't flatter yourself kid. Just be honored you are engaging in dialogue with an adult.

Lakers + Giants
04-04-2014, 01:37 AM
Don't flatter yourself kid. Just be honored you are engaging in dialogue with an adult.

An adult stalking me on PSD, damn, I'm jealous, you must be living the life!

Sorry darling, I won't be replying to anymore tonight, I know that must be devastating for you, sorry :(

torocan
04-04-2014, 01:42 AM
I find it funny how people underestimate the Mavs this year. While I do think that Memphis is the team that nobody wants to face in the first round, I also think that the Mavs are the biggest wild card due to their veteran experience and having Dirk.

I consider the Mavs the 2nd most likely team (behind Memphis) in the bottom 4 to cause an upset. They're experienced enough to not let the play offs throw off their games, they have multiple players that are streaky as heck that can just blow you off the floor, and most importantly, they have Dirk.

Old as he is, when Dirk is on he is 100% unguardable. And there's really NOT that many players where that's 100% true. The vast majority of all stars can be stopped with either the right defender or a well constructed double team. That patented kick out jumper can NOT be stopped whether you single or double team him due to his ability to create space, his range and his sheer height and length.

Once he's got the ball and he goes up, you just gotta pray that it doesn't go in.

Lebron, KD, Melo, Dirk... if their shot is on, you just aren't stopping them once the ball is in their hands.

sunsfan88
04-04-2014, 01:46 AM
Hand it to the Mavs. They came out and played desperate to get into the playoffs.

Congrats Dallas fans. Enjoy the playoffs, your players and coaches earned it.

mdm692
04-04-2014, 03:33 AM
Hand it to the Mavs. They came out and played desperate to get into the playoffs.

Congrats Dallas fans. Enjoy the playoffs, your players and coaches earned it.
:laugh: I didn't know playoffs started tomorrow.

sammyvine
04-04-2014, 05:39 AM
i really do not want the thunder in the finals

they will fold against miami and it will be over in 5 games.

kdspurman
04-04-2014, 09:42 AM
Miami and OKC have been like that for years. Some nights you literally can't even breathe on Durant and LBJ. What frustrated me is for all the players that get superstar calls, Tim Duncan often didn't get them consistently despite being a hall of fame caliber player.

The down side of being a no drama guy in a smaller market I guess...

OKC superstar calls + home cooking makes it crazy hard to beat OKC.

Yep. And even Lebron doesn't get it like Durant does. Even Westbrook sometimes, he is allowed to reach and play physical defense, but it doesn't go both ways for opposing guards. It is what is, I guess. I hope they play Dallas cause I know Cuban won't be afraid to call them out on it publicly lol

Chronz
04-04-2014, 12:27 PM
This Maverick's Achille's heel.

They could have a much better record if they knew how to close out a game. The only way they can close out games is by running the offense through Dirk. Everything else sucks.

Thats actually one of their strengths IMO. Its why they had a record well above their expected level based on their efficiency scores.

ThuglifeJ
04-04-2014, 02:15 PM
This Maverick's Achille's heel.

They could have a much better record if they knew how to close out a game. The only way they can close out games is by running the offense through Dirk. Everything else sucks.

Thats actually one of their strengths IMO. Its why they had a record well above their expected level based on their efficiency scores.

Serious? Mavs have blown so many leagues. They are an absolute disgrace down the stretch of big games. I say that because its not like the other team just came back on their own its that the Mavs will HAND you the lead. Ellis will start chucking with 20 seconds left (EVEN WHEN THEY HAVE LAST SHOT. I've broken remotes wondering how you can be that bad). Him or Harris will start turning it over at half court. They'll start fouling on 3s or giving and 1s. Dirk won't touch the ball. Its sad