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kdspurman
05-04-2014, 02:27 PM
GAME 7:



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Location: AT&T Center
Time: 3:30 PM EST

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P&GRealist
05-04-2014, 02:35 PM
If Pop is truly the best coach in the league, no way he chokes away 2 straight game 7's.

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 02:59 PM
Mavs pull off the upset and win just like in 06. After last year, I feel sort of numb to any losses or disappointments.

LTBaByyy
05-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Dirk has to have a vintage Dirk game today

P&GRealist
05-04-2014, 03:20 PM
Dirk has to have a vintage Dirk game today

And Monta Ellis has to be in BEAST mode or else Mavs got no chance. They feed off of Ellis.

Verbal Christ
05-04-2014, 03:40 PM
And Monta Ellis has to be in BEAST mode or else Mavs got no chance. They feed off of Ellis.


Do they really? Do they feed off of Ellis? Wow tell me more! LOL

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 03:56 PM
I can't believe that weak call on Diaw smh

goingfor28
05-04-2014, 03:57 PM
Let's go mavs!

goingfor28
05-04-2014, 04:04 PM
Manu, king of the flop

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 04:09 PM
Manu, king of the flop

Dirk isn't so bad at it himself. That dude's whole body is thrown off balance with the slightest of contact

goingfor28
05-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Dirk isn't so bad at it himself. That dude's whole body is thrown off balance with the slightest of contact

Meh, only one worse the manu imo is Derek Fisher. By far the worst

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 04:11 PM
Hardly ever see TP talking like that. I kinda like it... But I agree with JVG, old teammates should be given more slack.

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 04:12 PM
Meh, only one worse the manu imo is Derek Fisher. By far the worst

I think Harden definitely is too

goingfor28
05-04-2014, 04:13 PM
I think Harden definitely is too

Yes. He is high on the list as well. fish and manu been around longer tho

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 04:17 PM
Running the P&R to have Dirk on our guards is the safest play to get a bucket.

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 04:18 PM
Blair has had some hard fouls on TP & Manu this series. I probably don't blame him. That's why TP was talking a little smack I think, Blair is being physical and they're getting a little fired up

Hawkeye15
05-04-2014, 04:19 PM
what they consider a flagrant now is so weak.

Thumper 88
05-04-2014, 04:21 PM
This game is getting ugly quick

Verbal Christ
05-04-2014, 04:22 PM
this game is a wrap. Spurs should handle Blazers easily en route to another finals appearance.

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 04:22 PM
what they consider a flagrant now is so weak.

Yea, but I think with it being Blair and like I said he's had some hard fouls before on these guys this series, I think that factored into it. It seemed like he didn't even try and go for the ball. Then again, he can't really elevate so who knows. But he clapped afterwards, didn't seem to argue it much.

Hawkeye15
05-04-2014, 04:24 PM
Yea, but I think with it being Blair and like I said he's had some hard fouls before on these guys this series, I think that factored into it. It seemed like he didn't even try and go for the ball. Then again, he can't really elevate so who knows. But he clapped afterwards, didn't seem to argue it much.

I still think its weak as hell. I also thought the technical on Parker was weak. It's game 7 dude, these guys are emotional as hell, let them figure it out.

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 04:24 PM
this game is a wrap. Spurs should handle Blazers easily en route to another finals appearance.

If we do end up winning this game (far from over), I don't think anything will be easy. I think I worry more about Portland than I would have Houston (no disrespect to Houston) cause those guys have been playing us so well the last few years. Aldridge and Mo Williams are notorious Spur killers

True Sports Fan
05-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Respect VC

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 04:26 PM
That was an awesome tackle by VC :laugh2: nothing malicious there. Lot of respect between VC and Manu. All the old guys respect each other this series

P&GRealist
05-04-2014, 04:28 PM
BLOW THEM OUT SPURS!


BLOW THEM OUT! :guns:

Hawkeye15
05-04-2014, 04:28 PM
That was an awesome tackle by VC :laugh2: nothing malicious there. Lot of respect between VC and Manu. All the old guys respect each other this series

I imagine Manu saying, "just lay there dude, lets get a 10 second rest", and Carter not resisting that suggestion at all.

Hawkeye15
05-04-2014, 04:28 PM
this is getting out of hand.

P&GRealist
05-04-2014, 04:32 PM
this game is a wrap. Spurs should handle Blazers easily en route to another finals appearance.

You sound jelly

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 04:33 PM
I still think its weak as hell. I also thought the technical on Parker was weak. It's game 7 dude, these guys are emotional as hell, let them figure it out.

I agree.. I'm not saying I agree with the flagrant just my thinking on why they called it. I enjoy a physical game

goingfor28
05-04-2014, 04:34 PM
Well then

Good try Dallas.

Thumper 88
05-04-2014, 04:35 PM
Lol Dallas come on you're better than that

mzgrizz
05-04-2014, 04:38 PM
Let's go Spurs!!

siix
05-04-2014, 04:41 PM
spurs got this

mzgrizz
05-04-2014, 04:44 PM
Wow. Sheer dominance.

DillyDill
05-04-2014, 04:48 PM
Wow wasn't expecting this

jerellh528
05-04-2014, 04:50 PM
It's over.

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 04:51 PM
Parker is pumped up. This is just the kind of game he needed.

Verbal Christ
05-04-2014, 04:53 PM
If we do end up winning this game (far from over), I don't think anything will be easy. I think I worry more about Portland than I would have Houston (no disrespect to Houston) cause those guys have been playing us so well the last few years. Aldridge and Mo Williams are notorious Spur killers

I can understand the sportsmanship, but SA is strong at PF and PG, the two areas that you need to be strong at vs Portland. 4-1 SA wins that series.

Tanakid777
05-04-2014, 04:56 PM
This will be one of those classic 2007-2010 playoff games where Dirk has 35 and we get spanked

Verbal Christ
05-04-2014, 04:56 PM
I'll be the first to say it ... "at least the Mavs made it to a game 7, the Rockets were put out in 6" :punish:

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 05:04 PM
I can understand the sportsmanship, but SA is strong at PF and PG, the two areas that you need to be strong at vs Portland. 4-1 SA wins that series.

Aldridge has feasted on us. I don't know man. Splitter has defended Dirk great, but LA is a different kind of cover. We'll see, need to take care of business in this game first. I've seen crazy comebacks before, 24 minutes is a helluva long time, especially against an experienced Mavs team.

Verbal Christ
05-04-2014, 05:10 PM
Aldridge has feasted on us. I don't know man. Splitter has defended Dirk great, but LA is a different kind of cover. We'll see, need to take care of business in this game first. I've seen crazy comebacks before, 24 minutes is a helluva long time, especially against an experienced Mavs team.

You have to make LA work on the defensive end. Critical. If he is allowed to relax on D, then he goes ******* on offense.

jerellh528
05-04-2014, 05:12 PM
The 3 ol faithful are playing like champions

KniCks4LiFe
05-04-2014, 05:14 PM
22 pt. is nothing in the playoffs. Com'on Dallas you too talented to go down like this on a game 7.

Tanakid777
05-04-2014, 05:19 PM
Vince is hurting.

NYSpirit1
05-04-2014, 05:20 PM
For as entertaining as the actual games in these playoffs have been, the outcomes have SUCKED.

The way the playoffs are positioned, it heavily favors the more talented team. The NFL has a way better setup and allows underdogs to come out on top a lot of the time.

The fact that going into game 7s, the Thunder, Clippers, Spurs, Nets and Pacers are all going to win is complete ********.

The first round should be best of 3 and the rest of the series should be best of 5. It doesn't allow the 'favorite' to suck the entire series and then win a game 7. Pacers, Nets and Thunder had no business winning those series to heavily less talented teams that just flat out out-played them.

The fact that we're going to get a heavy dose of Heat, Pacers, Thunder and Spurs yet again deep in the playoffs is just boring.

I was really looking forward to the possibility of seeing the Mavs, Hawks, Raptors, Warriors and Grizzlies advance. Teams that never have a shot to win the title - save the Mavs.

Ugh.. the NBA needs a shakeup, bad.

NYSpirit1
05-04-2014, 05:24 PM
The fact that many six seeds in the NFL have advanced and actually WON the Super Bowl is a prime example of how good the NFL playoff format is.

The 2007 Giants are a prime example of this. They beat the 16-0 Pats in the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, we have the Thunder and Pacers falling asleep the entire series just to awake from their nap in games 6 and 7 to win.

KniCks4LiFe
05-04-2014, 05:26 PM
Lets go! y'all can do this!

NYSpirit1
05-04-2014, 05:27 PM
If we get Heat vs. Thunder or Spurs again, the NBA is doomed.

KniCks4LiFe
05-04-2014, 05:27 PM
maybe not.

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 05:32 PM
For as entertaining as the actual games in these playoffs have been, the outcomes have SUCKED.

The way the playoffs are positioned, it heavily favors the more talented team. The NFL has a way better setup and allows underdogs to come out on top a lot of the time.

The fact that going into game 7s, the Thunder, Clippers, Spurs, Nets and Pacers are all going to win is complete ********.

The first round should be best of 3 and the rest of the series should be best of 5. It doesn't allow the 'favorite' to suck the entire series and then win a game 7. Pacers, Nets and Thunder had no business winning those series to heavily less talented teams that just flat out out-played them.

The fact that we're going to get a heavy dose of Heat, Pacers, Thunder and Spurs yet again deep in the playoffs is just boring.

I was really looking forward to the possibility of seeing the Mavs, Hawks, Raptors, Warriors and Grizzlies advance. Teams that never have a shot to win the title - save the Mavs.

Ugh.. the NBA needs a shakeup, bad.

The best teams should have the advantage though no? Hawks got hit with injuries during the season as did the Grizzlies. That affected where they were both seeded. Obviously Z-Bo getting suspended hurt the Grizzlies chances of winning game 7. Some would argue the Raptors were the better team and the Nets won as the underdog. And the Warriors too with Bogut being out, but even they didn't play as well as many expected during the regular season.

Tanakid777
05-04-2014, 05:34 PM
Get off the floor you ****ing *****

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 05:36 PM
Get off the floor you ****ing *****

Are you serious? LOL... Mavs are hitting him hard, that's the only way they can stop or slow him down today. That was a very hard hit to the face/eye.

LionsFan..LOL
05-04-2014, 05:43 PM
It's absolutely incredible how the Spurs just keep on going strong despite their age.

NYSpirit1
05-04-2014, 05:44 PM
The best teams should have the advantage though no? Hawks got hit with injuries during the season as did the Grizzlies. That affected where they were both seeded. Obviously Z-Bo getting suspended hurt the Grizzlies chances of winning game 7. Some would argue the Raptors were the better team and the Nets won as the underdog. And the Warriors too with Bogut being out, but even they didn't play as well as many expected during the regular season.

The best teams have the advantage in the NFL too. But the way the playoffs are set up it doesn't ALLOW a mental lapse or breakdown. You have to be on your A game at all moments. The Pacers had one of the most underserving series wins I've ever seen in the history of the league. If it was a one game playoff, a 3 game series or a 5 game series, the Pacers would've lost in all three. There was no reason at the very minimum for the NBA to switch from a 5 game 1st round to a 7 game 1st round.

7 games are just way too long for the first round of the playoffs. Less games = more suspense.

The fact we have all the favorites in the second round literally created no intrigue. Underdogs create intrigue. Kentucky as the #8 seed making the NCAA championship creates intrigue. UConn winning creates intrigue.

The 2007 giants winning the Super Bowl creates intrigue.

I honestly wouldn't mind a NCAA tourney format for the NBA if all 32 teams made it to the dance. So this year the Spurs would've faced the Bucks in the first round. It would make the stakes THAT much more interesting.

Vampirate
05-04-2014, 05:54 PM
The Mavs are just getting outclassed here.

Jarvo
05-04-2014, 06:00 PM
:dance: This is The Spurs I like watching straight kicking ***

Verbal Christ
05-04-2014, 06:02 PM
Nowitzki is done. White flag time Dallas don't get anyone hurt for next year.

zn23
05-04-2014, 06:04 PM
Spurs said enough of this nonsense.

Jarvo
05-04-2014, 06:09 PM
Glad we can send Blair ******** home packing sorry ***, But Monta showed this year that he is matured and can play team ball :clap: glad people are starting to stop talking down on him.

mjt20mik
05-04-2014, 06:17 PM
wow.. they just pushed it to another level today

Verbal Christ
05-04-2014, 06:17 PM
It will be interesting to see how a potent Blazer offense will handle a more refined defensive machine in SA.

WVNowitzki
05-04-2014, 06:20 PM
The fact that we're going to get a heavy dose of Heat, Pacers, Thunder and Spurs yet again deep in the playoffs is just boring.



Absolutely agree. I'm not even being a homer, I didn't expect Dallas to make it as far as they did, but the fact that I have to watch the same teams every year makes the NBA nearly intolerable.

My interest in the league has gone way downhill, tired of seeing the same boring teams year in and year out. Thunder are mad boring, so are the Spurs... Heat? Yawn...there is no disparity in this league and I feel like it's going to eventually drive fans away from the product.

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 06:21 PM
The best teams have the advantage in the NFL too. But the way the playoffs are set up it doesn't ALLOW a mental lapse or breakdown. You have to be on your A game at all moments. The Pacers had one of the most underserving series wins I've ever seen in the history of the league. If it was a one game playoff, a 3 game series or a 5 game series, the Pacers would've lost in all three. There was no reason at the very minimum for the NBA to switch from a 5 game 1st round to a 7 game 1st round.

7 games are just way too long for the first round of the playoffs. Less games = more suspense.

The fact we have all the favorites in the second round literally created no intrigue. Underdogs create intrigue. Kentucky as the #8 seed making the NCAA championship creates intrigue. UConn winning creates intrigue.

The 2007 giants winning the Super Bowl creates intrigue.

I honestly wouldn't mind a NCAA tourney format for the NBA if all 32 teams made it to the dance. So this year the Spurs would've faced the Bucks in the first round. It would make the stakes THAT much more interesting.

I understand what you're saying, but let's say it is a 3 game or 5 game series. Those potential elimination games that Indy played in, their level of desperation would have kicked in. So while you can look at the series and say they would have lost if it were a 3 or 5 game series, that's basing it off what we saw. But you can't definitely say that cause players sense of urgency levels would have gone up sooner.

I do think 7 game series are a little too much, and they should change it back to 5. I don't know about all 32 teams making it, but I think the top 16 teams definitely should.

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 06:29 PM
Absolutely agree. I'm not even being a homer, I didn't expect Dallas to make it as far as they did, but the fact that I have to watch the same teams every year makes the NBA nearly intolerable.

My interest in the league has gone way downhill, tired of seeing the same boring teams year in and year out. Thunder are mad boring, so are the Spurs... Heat? Yawn...there is no disparity in this league and I feel like it's going to eventually drive fans away from the product.

I guess the other teams need to step their game up then right? It starts with a lot of instability in the front office, coaching staffs. But I think a lot of teams have a bright future like Atlanta, Toronto, GS, Charlotte, Houston etc... Transitioning into a contender takes time, and requires a certain level of patience and consistency from the front office. Many teams don't have patience and are quick to pull the trigger on firing a coach, or mid season trades because they feel they have to do something. But it seems like there could be some up and coming teams next year.

I think the fact that Portland is there, and Washington as well, is good for the league. And both have a legit shot to get to their respective conference finals.

P&GRealist
05-04-2014, 06:35 PM
It will be interesting to see how a potent Blazer offense will handle a more refined defensive machine in SA.

But you basically insinuated earlier that the Blazers got no chance? :confused:

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 06:38 PM
But you basically insinuated earlier that the Blazers got no chance? :confused:

I think Portland has a very legit chance personally. They scare the hell out of me cause they've played us extremely well the last few years. I hope Splitter defends Aldridge as well as he did Dirk.

Vampirate
05-04-2014, 06:38 PM
I guess the other teams need to step their game up then right? It starts with a lot of instability in the front office, coaching staffs. But I think a lot of teams have a bright future like Atlanta, Toronto, GS, Charlotte, Houston etc... Transitioning into a contender takes time, and requires a certain level of patience and consistency from the front office. Many teams don't have patience and are quick to pull the trigger on firing a coach, or mid season trades because they feel they have to do something. But it seems like there could be some up and coming teams next year.

I think the fact that Portland is there, and Washington as well, is good for the league. And both have a legit shot to get to their respective conference finals.

The East while still inferior than the West should be much better next year.

WVNowitzki
05-04-2014, 06:44 PM
I guess the other teams need to step their game up then right? It starts with a lot of instability in the front office, coaching staffs. But I think a lot of teams have a bright future like Atlanta, Toronto, GS, Charlotte, Houston etc... Transitioning into a contender takes time, and requires a certain level of patience and consistency from the front office. Many teams don't have patience and are quick to pull the trigger on firing a coach, or mid season trades because they feel they have to do something. But it seems like there could be some up and coming teams next year.

I think the fact that Portland is there, and Washington as well, is good for the league. And both have a legit shot to get to their respective conference finals.

It's not even a matter of "stepping up", players want to group up and make a mega team anymore. The scenario of one star with several key role players is dead and or dieing. It's a lot of reason that it's the same teams over and over every year. No one willing to build something anymore, they just want to team hop to whatever team they believe gives them the greatest chance to win at the current point in time.

Vampirate
05-04-2014, 06:44 PM
wow.. they just pushed it to another level today

That's San Antonio for you, probably the one team that has the most legit shot at defeating the Heat.

Verbal Christ
05-04-2014, 06:45 PM
But you basically insinuated earlier that the Blazers got no chance? :confused:

Pretty much. Star players wash, and SA has better role players by far. 4-1

Doesn't mean that the series doesn't have interesting plot lines and hopefully it becomes an instant classic, but I don't see Portland being able to deal with a seasoned war pig like the Spurs.

P&GRealist
05-04-2014, 06:50 PM
Pretty much. Star players wash, and SA has better role players by far. 4-1

Doesn't mean that the series doesn't have interesting plot lines and hopefully it becomes an instant classic, but I don't see Portland being able to deal with a seasoned war pig like the Spurs.


I too agree with you.

kdspurman
05-04-2014, 06:54 PM
It's not even a matter of "stepping up", players want to group up and make a mega team anymore. The scenario of one star with several key role players is dead and or dieing. It's a lot of reason that it's the same teams over and over every year. No one willing to build something anymore, they just want to team hop to whatever team they believe gives them the greatest chance to win at the current point in time.

Oh yea, the whole players teaming up thing kind of sucks. I'm not a fan of that either. But like we saw with the Mavs in 2011, and almost saw last year, you can win with the right pieces in this league.

But yea, it sounds like you're saying what I think, that teams aren't patient enough. And it's on the Owners/FO too, not just the Players. That's what I mean by stepping up, that owners/coaches need to step up and create an environment that players want to go to. Like Atlanta with Ferry/Budenholzer, because of their relationship, that's likely going to be a long relationship which should be a fairly stable one. That's sort of the building block/foundation you need to start with. You can already see the difference Budenholzer brought and how he had the Hawks playing. Same with Charlotte, those guys are playing defense and buying into their coaches system.

So I think we are starting to (hopefully) some stability and building for the long term with some of these teams. Again though, unless you get extremely lucky in the draft or at the deadline, it takes some time to really develop the necessary culture to stay good consistently.

Shlumpledink
05-04-2014, 06:56 PM
Tony Parker is a beast, most underrated player of his generation?

Ezio
05-04-2014, 07:16 PM
Tony Parker is a beast, most underrated player of his generation?

I think it's because he's not as flashy as his peers.

JoeDirt05
05-04-2014, 09:20 PM
But you basically insinuated earlier that the Blazers got no chance? :confused:

Pretty much. Star players wash, and SA has better role players by far. 4-1

Doesn't mean that the series doesn't have interesting plot lines and hopefully it becomes an instant classic, but I don't see Portland being able to deal with a seasoned war pig like the Spurs.

I think Portland wins we always seem to play our best basketball whether we are a good team or not against SA we just seem to have their number for some reason

NBA_Starter
05-04-2014, 09:29 PM
Congrats to the Spurs!

still1ballin
05-04-2014, 09:43 PM
Where do the Mavs go from here?

P&GRealist
05-04-2014, 10:18 PM
Congrats to the Spurs!

They did what they were supposed to do. Get out of the first round and beat an 8 seed after winning 62 games during the regular season.

P&GRealist
05-04-2014, 10:18 PM
Where do the Mavs go from here?

Back to Dallas

Cal827
05-04-2014, 10:20 PM
Where do the Mavs go from here?

Finally a rebuild?

mavs11
05-05-2014, 01:30 AM
uhh we're gonna sign lebron after he opts out...duh

P&GRealist
05-05-2014, 03:17 AM
Re-sign Monta Ellis to 5 yrs.






FOR THE MAX!!!

P&GRealist
05-05-2014, 03:18 AM
But seriously, This series showed that Rick Carlisle is a top 5 coach in this league!

waveycrockett
05-05-2014, 08:38 AM
Mark Cuban will make a hard push for LeBron and then whiff on him and say they really wanted John Salmons over him all along.

Thumper 88
05-05-2014, 10:20 AM
Dallas needs a better defender another scoring threat. They have a pretty good team just inconsistent is all

waveycrockett
05-05-2014, 11:11 AM
Dallas is screwed. Nowitzki is going to be on his last legs very soon I dont know why they are delaying the inevitable.

Thumper 88
05-05-2014, 11:25 AM
Dallas is screwed. Nowitzki is going to be on his last legs very soon I dont know why they are delaying the inevitable.
What makes you think that?