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kdspurman
05-18-2014, 02:32 PM
GAME 1:



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Location: AT&T Center
Time: 9:00 PM EST


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Russell Westbrook - Thabo Sefalosha - Kevin Durant - Nick Collison - Kendrick Perkins



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Tony Parker - Danny Green - Kawhi Leonard - Tim Duncan - Tiago Splitter


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goingfor28
05-18-2014, 03:01 PM
Nice pic of Splitter haha

NBA_Starter
05-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Spurs

Red_Pill
05-18-2014, 09:46 PM
OKC will surprise everyone. Win or lose. This series is going 7.

mzgrizz
05-18-2014, 10:01 PM
Spurs

NBA_Starter
05-18-2014, 10:08 PM
I think without Ibaka then Spurs in 5.

P&GRealist
05-18-2014, 11:15 PM
srupS

kobe4thewinbang
05-19-2014, 04:07 AM
I'm going to say that RW & KD shoot too many 3's in this one because of SA's defense and playing style. I think OKC will still make this a series w/o Ibaka, but they'll need at least one game to make adjustments. Spurs by 12 or so.

P&GRealist
05-19-2014, 04:20 AM
If the spurs don't win this series even with no Ibaka, I dunno what to say about these post 2010 spurs era. May very well go down as the biggest disappointments in recent history. They will forever be known as the regular season bully who when they meet their match or close to it in the playoffs, they fall flat on their faces.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 09:29 AM
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05-19-2014, 09:46 AM
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Red_Pill
05-19-2014, 12:21 PM
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Why are they not convinced he's out?

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 12:25 PM
Why are they not convinced he's out?

Not so sure. I guess just being prepared for anything. David Lee came back last year in the playoffs (different injury) when he was supposed to be out the post season as well.

Red_Pill
05-19-2014, 12:27 PM
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A big difference for sure. It's going to take a team effort on the defensive end to get stops. As long as they can limit threes and points in the paint (easier said than done without Ibaka), they can win. Hopefully they can force SA into a lot of long twos.

Red_Pill
05-19-2014, 12:31 PM
Not so sure. I guess just being prepared for anything. David Lee came back last year in the playoffs (different injury) when he was supposed to be out the post season as well.

I could see Ibaka staying in OKC and seeing what happens in SA for the first two games, and if down 0-2, I could see him deciding to jump in considering this is the WCF. But probably just wishful thinking.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 12:38 PM
I could see Ibaka staying in OKC and seeing what happens in SA for the first two games, and if down 0-2, I could see him deciding to jump in considering this is the WCF. But probably just wishful thinking.

Yea that's my thinking as well. Especially considering after Wednesday, there's a 3 game break till Game 3.

lol, please
05-19-2014, 01:59 PM
http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?865370-May-19-2014-NBA-Playoffs
vBookie event is up!

goingfor28
05-19-2014, 05:05 PM
Not really excited for this series, idk why

ThuglifeJ
05-19-2014, 05:27 PM
TONY ROMO is in attendance tonight! Automatic loss for Spurs. **** that guy, seriously, biggest jinx I've ever seen.

For those who don't know his track record, google it.. every big game he attends, the home team, or team he's rooting for loses.

recent memory, DUKE first round huge upset loss, Dallas Stars G2 playoff loss, Dallas Mavericks (final reg season game for 7 seed, game 4 vs Spurs) both losses, Wisconsin Badgers final four loss upset again, Clippers controversial out of bounds loss.

Dudes a crazy jinx

bye spurs

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 05:37 PM
TONY ROMO is in attendance tonight! Automatic loss for Spurs. **** that guy, seriously, biggest jinx I've ever seen.

For those who don't know his track record, google it.. every big game he attends, the home team, or team he's rooting for loses.

recent memory, DUKE first round huge upset loss, Dallas Stars G2 playoff loss, Dallas Mavericks (final reg season game for 7 seed, game 4 vs Spurs) both losses, Wisconsin Badgers final four loss upset again, Clippers controversial out of bounds loss.

Dudes a crazy jinx

bye spurs

AH dammit. I didn't know that ****er was going to be there. :sad2:

still1ballin
05-19-2014, 06:33 PM
Yeah.

P&GRealist
05-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Not really excited for this series, idk why

Me neither. Parker not being at 100% and no Ibaka takes a lot of air out of this series.

INDY-MIA is gonna end up being 10x better than this series.

Plus, America is starting to get bored against in terms of watching the Spurs methinks.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 07:59 PM
Nick Collison getting the start tonight. Hopefully he does decent. Spurs playing big is an advantage

MrfadeawayJB
05-19-2014, 08:10 PM
Spurs got this one

ThuglifeJ
05-19-2014, 09:02 PM
Me neither. Parker not being at 100% and no Ibaka takes a lot of air out of this series.

INDY-MIA is gonna end up being 10x better than this series.

Plus, America is starting to get bored against in terms of watching the Spurs methinks.

Lol I'd rather watch the Spurs fluid offense and smart defense all day and night over the Miami Heat or Pacers stiff offense. Not to mention less egos... don't get me wrong the Spurs are SO ARROGANT, like their coach, but they at least warrant it. They don't say 'we're gonna win not 5 not 6 not 7 rings!' they just quietly go about their business.


Honestly people who didn't watch the Spurs vs Mavs series I feel so bad for (the population views and thread page numbers was less than half of the other series)...that was some of the BEST basketball you'll ever see. Just goes to show coaching matters.

You can claim it's not as 'exciting' but if you play basketball or have a good knowledge of the game you'd think the opposite. I cant stand watching ugly broken basketball where players can only score on luck shots or fast break...Spurs isn't even special, it's just how basketball is supposed to be played.

Jarvo
05-19-2014, 09:06 PM
Ehhhh on that foul

Lakers + Giants
05-19-2014, 09:07 PM
Ehhhh on that foul

LMAO, no. Clearly a foul on TD.

ThuglifeJ
05-19-2014, 09:08 PM
Ehhhh on that foul

You played the Mavs, then the Blazers. Get used to the superstar calls now that you play Westy and KD

Jarvo
05-19-2014, 09:10 PM
You played the Mavs, then the Blazers. Get used to the superstar calls now that you play Westy and KD

Trust, I know.

Jarvo
05-19-2014, 09:15 PM
On Ice Skatesssss

*Superman*
05-19-2014, 09:16 PM
Not really excited for this series, idk why

Because the Spurs are going to wipe the floor with the Thunder.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 09:20 PM
Lol I'd rather watch the Spurs fluid offense and smart defense all day and night over the Miami Heat or Pacers stiff offense. Not to mention less egos... don't get me wrong the Spurs are SO ARROGANT, like their coach, but they at least warrant it. They don't say 'we're gonna win not 5 not 6 not 7 rings!' they just quietly go about their business.


Honestly people who didn't watch the Spurs vs Mavs series I feel so bad for (the population views and thread page numbers was less than half of the other series)...that was some of the BEST basketball you'll ever see. Just goes to show coaching matters.

You can claim it's not as 'exciting' but if you play basketball or have a good knowledge of the game you'd think the opposite. I cant stand watching ugly broken basketball where players can only score on luck shots or fast break...Spurs isn't even special, it's just how basketball is supposed to be played.

That's the first I've ever seen the Spurs referred to as arrogant. Interesting...

I do agree on your view of basketball. Some folks would rather watch superstars iso all day then watch team/cohesive play

Jarvo
05-19-2014, 09:22 PM
Nasty *** shooter

P&GRealist
05-19-2014, 09:23 PM
The Spurs are not arrogant. They're just the regular season bully. That's all.

Lakers + Giants
05-19-2014, 09:27 PM
Not really excited for this series, idk why

Me neither, I'm not even sure it's the Ibaka Injury either. Maybe I'm just completely focused on the HEAT-IND series, but yea, I'm not getting any excitement from this series either.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 09:29 PM
The Spurs are not arrogant. They're just the regular season bully. That's all.

Listen, we all know you want SA to succeed cause they have the best chance of beating Miami if Indy doesn't. And we all know why

Jarvo
05-19-2014, 09:30 PM
Spurs gotta tigthen up a bit on defense.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 09:32 PM
Spurs need to start getting to the line somehow. OKC is 5-5 we haven't been there yet.

Jarvo
05-19-2014, 09:33 PM
Wrong Thread lol

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 09:33 PM
That's ******** Durant is throwing his body into Manu. Give me a break

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 09:35 PM
This is why I hate playing OKC. not cause Durant or WB going off. Cause of all the FT's. A good portioin of them are not even warranted. Feels overwhelming at times

roshan3ai
05-19-2014, 09:37 PM
Holy Danny Green

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 09:38 PM
DFish for 3 - love it!

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 09:41 PM
Love DFish for 3

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 09:42 PM
Bailout :pity:

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 09:46 PM
Hey kdspurman,
Shouldn't you be closing these "predict who's-gonna-win-this-game" polls AS SOON AS THE GAME(S) START?

Htownballa1622
05-19-2014, 09:47 PM
I can not believe Fisher is STILL knocking down 3s like this.

I hate him but Dayum he's a pro. Never out of shape and continues to hold it down.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 09:48 PM
Hey kdspurman,
Shouldn't you be closing these "predict who's-gonna-win-this-game" polls AS SOON AS THE GAME(S) START?

Good call. I just closed it. Sometimes there's not a mod available right when the game starts, but if I am i'll definitely do that. Thanks :cheers:

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 09:50 PM
Fisher loves playing against SA. Has more points tonight than he did his last 5 games :laugh2:

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 09:52 PM
Kawhi on both ends. Love it

Htownballa1622
05-19-2014, 09:53 PM
Fisher loves playing against SA. Has more points tonight than he did his last 5 games :laugh2:

I looked at his stats in this year's postseason and face palmed myself. He's shooting horrible but I guess I just haven't watched enough of him ha.

I just noticed the two 3s he DID hit lol.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 09:54 PM
Good call. I just closed it. Sometimes there's not a mod available right when the game starts, but if I am i'll definitely do that. Thanks :cheers:

Hey kdspurman,
De nada (you're welcome).
Nice job: starting the game threads, modding the thread(s), setting up the poll and now closing the poll.
:clap:
I'd do the "cheers" smilie; but it'd be a bit dishonest on account of I don't drink - don't like the taste, and it even a couple of sips are enough to make me lazy - which does me no good at all.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 09:54 PM
Finally... My goodness

koreancabbage
05-19-2014, 09:55 PM
LOL Tony Parker wow. is he like 25 or something?

Jarvo
05-19-2014, 09:56 PM
Yeah Duncan it's on you boss lol

koreancabbage
05-19-2014, 09:57 PM
wow Spurs are such a fun team to watch lol i'm actually paying attention.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Man Diaw's eye looks bad

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 10:00 PM
Hey kdspurman,
De nada (you're welcome).
Nice job: starting the game threads, modding the thread(s), setting up the poll and now closing the poll.
:clap:
I'd do the "cheers" smilie; but it'd be a bit dishonest on account of I don't drink - don't like the taste, and it even a couple of sips are enough to make me lazy - which does me no good at all.

Thanks

And lol... I hear that, but it doesn't have to necessarily be an alcoholic beverage cheering to. :)

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:00 PM
At the end of yesterday's HEAT-Pacers game, I made my "call" for this series:
S.A. in 6 if T.P. is close to 100%; in 7 if T.P. is less than 75%; with:
The home team winning the first four games (one each a semi-blowout).

And that KD'd get about 35 ppg, and Westy 27 plus a near-triple double.

I might have underestimated the loss of Ibaka - heck it could be S.A. in 5 or even 4.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 10:00 PM
wow Spurs are such a fun team to watch lol i'm actually paying attention.

Impossible! ;)

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 10:01 PM
Perkins clearly pushed Duncan, no?

ThuglifeJ
05-19-2014, 10:02 PM
That's the first I've ever seen the Spurs referred to as arrogant. Interesting...

I do agree on your view of basketball. Some folks would rather watch superstars iso all day then watch team/cohesive play

Most Mavs fans feel this way about the Spurs.. I love the Spurs a lot, but they definitely are arrogant to me, but that's not a bad thing. Arrogant as in they think they're better than everyone, more so they 'know' they can beat everyone. Not a bad thing it's just annoying when you face them and they just smirk at EVERYTHING. That's arrogant. But I do love the Spurs.

And I shouldn't love the Spurs as Mavs are my West team, but I just like watching the best basketball there is right now. Duncan, Parker, Ginobili, Pop have always been some of my favorites, with Leonard quickly becoming a new favorite, so it's hard to hate the Spurs..but I think the Mavs/Spurs rivalry is on a well-respected level nowadays anyways.. They want to beat eachother badly but it's not disrespectful or anything.

And I'd love to watch a prime Kobe Bryant, Iverson, Tmac, Carter iso all day! But it's definitely painful to watch nowadays. They had great/smoother skills/moves for isos imo.

Jarvo
05-19-2014, 10:02 PM
That was a nice move by Manu

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 10:03 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuWAtdOGfGs

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:04 PM
Boy do I LOVE high-scoring games.

That'd be THE biggest change/reform I'd make to the NBA game IF I had any say in it:
More scoring. I'd much rather have close to 120 points per team per game than around 100.

Jarvo
05-19-2014, 10:08 PM
.

ThuglifeJ
05-19-2014, 10:11 PM
Well refs aren't on Spurs side, nothing new, still can't wait for 2nd half.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 10:12 PM
What is Chuck talking about, SA's benched is getting killed this half. They have plenty of room to improve

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 10:16 PM
Most Mavs fans feel this way about the Spurs.. I love the Spurs a lot, but they definitely are arrogant to me, but that's not a bad thing. Arrogant as in they think they're better than everyone, more so they 'know' they can beat everyone. Not a bad thing it's just annoying when you face them and they just smirk at EVERYTHING. That's arrogant. But I do love the Spurs.

And I shouldn't love the Spurs as Mavs are my West team, but I just like watching the best basketball there is right now. Duncan, Parker, Ginobili, Pop have always been some of my favorites, with Leonard quickly becoming a new favorite, so it's hard to hate the Spurs..but I think the Mavs/Spurs rivalry is on a well-respected level nowadays anyways.. They want to beat eachother badly but it's not disrespectful or anything.

And I'd love to watch a prime Kobe Bryant, Iverson, Tmac, Carter iso all day! But it's definitely painful to watch nowadays. They had great/smoother skills/moves for isos imo.

Fair enough.. I guess I don't see it cause they're not taunting other teams, or beating their chests, trash talking etc... Definitely respect the Mavs too, it's always a battle. And there's a high amount of respect between the 2 teams.

And yea, I enjoyed watching those guys. It seems like superstars just rely on it now. And I guess it's cause they can. But all too often I'm watching 1 guy dribble for 14-16 seconds while the other 4 guys move barely move. Some people find that entertaining it seems

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:31 PM
How old is Splitter - he's solid !

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:33 PM
I agree with Scott Brooks: go 3 big D guys plus Westy & KD. Rely on those two to basically outscore S.A. - it's the Thunder's only real chance to win without Ibaka.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:34 PM
If the Spurs continue to hit 3's this game is over. Manu is looking so, so much better than last year at this time.

roshan3ai
05-19-2014, 10:35 PM
Russell has been unreal this quarter

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:36 PM
Westy is such an awesome distributor. KD great shot.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:37 PM
Super save, Westy !

Jarvo
05-19-2014, 10:37 PM
Wow

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 10:37 PM
Where exactly was the foul? WB just missed the layup. Come on

KobeOwnSU
05-19-2014, 10:37 PM
Refs making their impact now.

MrfadeawayJB
05-19-2014, 10:37 PM
Weak af

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:38 PM
Westy, imo, IS the most exciting b-ball player alive.

I think OKC would provide a much more exciting Finals than the Spurs because of KD & Westy - don't see them beating the HEAT 4 times; but it'd be awesome to see them try.

MrfadeawayJB
05-19-2014, 10:39 PM
Diaw getting punished out there. Now he looks like Caron butler with that messed up eye

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:40 PM
For the last almost 20 years, Pop has been one of the All-Time Best Coaches. I think, so far in this game, Brooks is out-coaching him.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:42 PM
OKD playing incredible D. Bravo.

TheScab
05-19-2014, 10:42 PM
Westbrook and Durant will be dead tired by the 4th. Great coaching Brooks.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 10:44 PM
For the last almost 20 years, Pop has been one of the All-Time Best Coaches. I think, so far in this game, Brooks is out-coaching him.

Similar to the Dallas series. Usually takes him a game or so to figure out what he wants to do. This is the "feel out game". Not to mention it being a different OKC team than anticipated. It's why SA was so tough to beat when they sat guys, it's hard to game plan for

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:46 PM
Similar to the Dallas series. Usually takes him a game or so to figure out what he wants to do. This is the "feel out game". Not to mention it being a different OKC team than anticipated. It's why SA was so tough to beat when they sat guys, it's hard to game plan for

Hey kdspurman,
Excellent points.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:47 PM
I don't know about the rest of you, but it seems to me that most of the commercials I see just SUCK. OTOH, I like the Asics athletic shoe commercial a lot.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 10:47 PM
Nice flop Durant lol

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:51 PM
Speaking "of the devil" - Pop has made a great adjustment.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:52 PM
Manu never ceases to surprise me with how many different ways he can drive and score.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:53 PM
The Spurs are just way too deep - they're gonna wear KD out by time this series goes deep.

TheScab
05-19-2014, 10:53 PM
Scott Brooks is a horrible coach. No adjustments. His team goes on a run to go up then he lets them bleed all the way back down 9. Oh yeah, give Durant a rest already.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 10:54 PM
Nice of you to join the rest of the team Manu. Hopefully he can continue his play this quarter. Nice quarter of officiating for the most part too. Actually letting them play physical

TheScab
05-19-2014, 10:55 PM
San Antonio Spurs MVP tonight- Scott Brooks

TheScab
05-19-2014, 10:57 PM
Beam me up Scotty, you moron. Pops is schooling you right now

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:57 PM
Wow, that's THE most I've ever heard Pop speak; and he said excellent stuff.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Parker is well rested. I expect him to be in attack mode

Hangtime
05-19-2014, 10:59 PM
Where's the conspiracy theorists. Durant just got a tech and 4 fouls.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 10:59 PM
I love Reggie Miller's calls and guts.

KnicksorBust
05-19-2014, 10:59 PM
The playoffs, where you remember Danny Green and Derek Fisher still exist.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 11:00 PM
So glad they aren't babying Durant this quarter.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 11:00 PM
T.P. doesn't miss those raindrops too often.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 11:01 PM
Where's the conspiracy theorists. Durant just got a tech and 4 fouls.

He did deserve it. Probably a bad call, but he deserved the tech. Anyone else would have gotten one for that

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 11:01 PM
Kwahi IS the future of the Spurs.

TheScab
05-19-2014, 11:02 PM
This game is on Scott Brooks

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 11:02 PM
What a move by Leonard on a "Tired" Durant as Reggie emphasized. He's a closet OKC fan

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 11:03 PM
The Thing I wonder about that T. What if KD was NOT upset with the foul call; but just expressing frustration with the results of his play? That's be really tough to get T'd for just expressing some natural frustration, no?

KnicksorBust
05-19-2014, 11:03 PM
Kwahi IS the future of the Spurs.

Kawhi. And I hope you aren't saying he's a franchise player.

TheScab
05-19-2014, 11:03 PM
Okc management, please fire Brooks at seasons end. Lionel Hollins, even Dantoni would be a better fit.

ThuglifeJ
05-19-2014, 11:05 PM
Fair enough.. I guess I don't see it cause they're not taunting other teams, or beating their chests, trash talking etc... Definitely respect the Mavs too, it's always a battle. And there's a high amount of respect between the 2 teams.

And yea, I enjoyed watching those guys. It seems like superstars just rely on it now. And I guess it's cause they can. But all too often I'm watching 1 guy dribble for 14-16 seconds while the other 4 guys move barely move. Some people find that entertaining it seems

I see that more as stupidity, immaturity, spoiled *****es, than arrogance. But yeah that crap is way worse I cant even watch the TV when Harden or Lebron do that chest beating ****.. A natural chest beat here and there is fine but some guys just do it as routine it's obnoxious.

KobeOwnSU
05-19-2014, 11:05 PM
Kawhi. And I hope you aren't saying he's a franchise player.

He's a potential franchise player.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 11:05 PM
You guys know that Reggie's sister, Sheryl was easily one of, if not THE, greatest women's players ever, right?
She tells (or used to a long time ago) a really funny story about her and Reggie.

She used to beat him one on one. Then one day, Reggie dunked on her. She looked at him and said, "How about we play checkers instead?"

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 11:05 PM
Kawhi. And I hope you aren't saying he's a franchise player.

Still not sure why people think that's out of the question but are fine with saying Paul George is. Difference is, SA doesn't have to rush the process. I see no reason why he can't be. (assuming that's what you're saying btw)

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 11:06 PM
What a gorgeous KD 3.

KnicksorBust
05-19-2014, 11:06 PM
Okc management, please fire Brooks at seasons end. Lionel Hollins, even Dantoni would be a better fit.

Just no.

TheScab
05-19-2014, 11:07 PM
Why does Scott Brooks stand on the sidelines with his stylish glasses and italian suits like he's some Hollywood playboy? Coach you poser!!!

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 11:08 PM
The Spurs are just a damned MACHINE on both sides of the ball. Marvelous to behold.

sens#11fan
05-19-2014, 11:09 PM
I wanna see Perry Jones play, hes tall and athletic and he runs the floor well.

TheScab
05-19-2014, 11:09 PM
Just no.

Dantoni's system would do wonders in OKC

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 11:09 PM
This is the big advantage SA has offensively with OKC going small. Diaw can go to work in the post. He's such a crafty guy

ThuglifeJ
05-19-2014, 11:10 PM
Lmao Brooks is SO DUMB. He just stands there while fisher and reggie jackson continually get posted up by Diaw. HE DOESNT EVEN DO ANYTHING! He just puts his hands on his hips and GETS MAD at Fisher or whoever is getting killed by the SA bigs...I dont even think he's watching whats happening he just sees the score go up and gets angry.

Hes seriously terrible. Pop is probably laughing inside after having to coach against Carlisle and Stotts, two good coaches and now they have this dumbass so all he has to do is make easy moves on Brooks

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 11:10 PM
Only seemingly with the Spurs, you could have a Franchise Player yet he not be a super-star because of the total-team concept. I could see Kawhi becoming that for the Spurs. He's got the D; he can score in an assortment of ways. As the earlier stars continue to fade, he could keep expanding his game and impact.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 11:12 PM
This game is not over yet. But OKC is gonna have to lock the Spurs down on D; and make maybe 3 of every 4 shots or so.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 11:13 PM
Clear charge and it happened so slow! lol... That seemed like an easy one

koreancabbage
05-19-2014, 11:14 PM
Clear charge and it happened so slow! lol... That seemed like an easy one

exactly. that was clearly a charge lol wtf

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 11:14 PM
Iwonder if that was a "make-up" for an earlier charge call vs OKC that the refs felt subsequently should have been a blocking foul on S.A.

Jarvo
05-19-2014, 11:14 PM
Cmon lets close this out

Jarvo
05-19-2014, 11:16 PM
That's wtf I'm talking about Leonard!

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 11:16 PM
Kawhi in the passing lane is a beast. 11.25 inch hands of his. Could have been a 5th foul on KD, he got lucky.

Cal827
05-19-2014, 11:16 PM
lolol, good job on the refs not to call Durant for partially checking Leonard

5ass
05-19-2014, 11:17 PM
Fisher tried to elbow Leonard in the back.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 11:17 PM
What a challenge for OKC. The Spurs KNOW it's all on Westy & KD, so they can overplay them and double team them, and, like just then, anticipate Westy passing to KD.

KobeOwnSU
05-19-2014, 11:18 PM
Kawhi is a beast.

ThuglifeJ
05-19-2014, 11:20 PM
Leonard is just the best role player you could possibly have. I feel bad for calling him that, he's like a super duper role player. But I mean he does all the good stuff, defend, rebound, hustle, high awareness, attack when needed, can shoot 3s.. And he's disciplined, isn't a prima donna. Spurs are lucky to have him I always thought he was good, good to see him improving year by year. I have no doubts he will improve any more.

He's kinda like a prime Marion, without the T-rex arm like movements on offense

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 11:21 PM
Durant has played 38 minutes. Game 2 Wednesday, but after that no game until Sunday. So he might be fine. This is why I wanted OKC/Clips to go 7 though

KnicksorBust
05-19-2014, 11:21 PM
That's a wrap for tonight. Manu with the dagger. I was afraid that the Ibaka injury would hurt the Thunder but with Duncan dominating and the Thunder losing their 3rd offensive option it's not looking good. And this is coming from someone who HATES knee-jerk reactions.

Cal827
05-19-2014, 11:22 PM
Durant has played 38 minutes. Game 2 Wednesday, but after that no game until Sunday. So he might be fine. This is why I wanted OKC/Clips to go 7 though

After Sterling's rant on Anderson Cooper, Silver had to make sure that the Clippers were taken out ASAP lol

ThuglifeJ
05-19-2014, 11:22 PM
That's wtf I'm talking about Leonard!

Those plays win you ball games.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 11:23 PM
I bet Steve Kerr is gonna be a very good coach; just like JKidd, who didn't take long to get the feel for it in only his first season. I think, PGs are a good bet, seeing as how the League is so PG-driven

ThuglifeJ
05-19-2014, 11:24 PM
lol Manu loves the glory

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 11:24 PM
Pull the OKC starters - that's game.

Cal827
05-19-2014, 11:24 PM
Game 1 to the Spurs.... hopefully the next three too :)

Jarvo
05-19-2014, 11:25 PM
Durant has played 38 minutes. Game 2 Wednesday, but after that no game until Sunday. So he might be fine. This is why I wanted OKC/Clips to go 7 though

Yep to wear him out but I think he will be if we can keep this up.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 11:25 PM
OKC's bench played well, probably better than SA's did. SA did a really good job running guys (not named Fisher) off the 3 point line, like they did with Portland. Have to do a better job of not letting guys get as wide open as they were tonight.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 11:27 PM
Leonard is just the best role player you could possibly have. I feel bad for calling him that, he's like a super duper role player. But I mean he does all the good stuff, defend, rebound, hustle, high awareness, attack when needed, can shoot 3s.. And he's disciplined, isn't a prima donna. Spurs are lucky to have him I always thought he was good, good to see him improving year by year. I have no doubts he will improve any more.

He's kinda like a prime Marion, without the T-rex arm like movements on offense

Good overview of Leonard. This is why, in Pop's system, I believe he could be the Franchise Player, doing enough of everything to be their best player for years to come.

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 11:27 PM
After Sterling's rant on Anderson Cooper, Silver had to make sure that the Clippers were taken out ASAP lol

No comment! lol :hide:

Red_Pill
05-19-2014, 11:29 PM
That was hard to watch. Good game for the Spurs. They really exploited OKC's weakness.

OKC can still win the series, the third quarter is proof we can compete, but it is absolutely imperative that OKC's role players score a few points as well, otherwise it's going to be impossible without Ibaka.

Pablonovi
05-19-2014, 11:29 PM
Was that DFish?

kdspurman
05-19-2014, 11:30 PM
Only 9 turnovers tonight. Turnovers fuel OKC's offense. Didn't give them many chances tonight

Avenged
05-19-2014, 11:32 PM
Womp Womp Womp..

Prepare yourselves for an epic beatdown.

:hope:

Red_Pill
05-19-2014, 11:33 PM
Only 9 turnovers tonight. Turnovers fuel OKC's offense. Didn't give them many chances tonight

Yep. Same thing happened in the series with Memphis and LA. If a team doesn't turn the ball over, it makes it hard for OKC to get going on one of their runs when they're down.

sens#11fan
05-19-2014, 11:33 PM
Playing small ball killed OKC, but the 3rd quarter proves Okc still has a chance. Brooks just has to make better rotations and i think he needs to use perkins more, as he can contain the spurs bigs.

Red_Pill
05-19-2014, 11:35 PM
Womp Womp Womp..

Prepare yourselves for an epic beatdown.

:hope:

It'll be more competitive. This is one of the first games the team has played with Ibaka. They'll just have to adjust. OKC does still have the two best players in the series, so you can't count them out.

Red_Pill
05-19-2014, 11:36 PM
Playing small ball killed OKC, but the 3rd quarter proves Okc still has a chance. Brooks just has to make better rotations and i think he needs to use perkins more, as he can contain the spurs bigs.

Yep, Brooks will come up with the right rotation. More Collison is needed.

goingfor28
05-19-2014, 11:47 PM
OKC's bench played well, probably better than SA's did. SA did a really good job running guys (not named Fisher) off the 3 point line, like they did with Portland. Have to do a better job of not letting guys get as wide open as they were tonight.

47-43 okc in bench pts

ThuglifeJ
05-19-2014, 11:48 PM
It'll be more competitive. This is one of the first games the team has played with Ibaka. They'll just have to adjust. OKC does still have the two best players in the series, so you can't count them out.

Eh Parker + Duncan + Ginobili + Leonard > Westbrook + Durant.

and that doesn't mean jack when all KD and Westy do is dribble around hoping they can get a nice chuck up while everyone else gets to chuck up an occasional 3. Thing is Spurs rarely make mistakes on D so Durant and Westbrook can only get comfortable points off of fast breaks.. Seriously does Brooks have a single play?

Crackadalic
05-19-2014, 11:50 PM
Them San Antonio girls though damn

Red_Pill
05-19-2014, 11:57 PM
Eh Parker + Duncan + Ginobili + Leonard > Westbrook + Durant.

and that doesn't mean jack when all KD and Westy do is dribble around hoping they can get a nice chuck up while everyone else gets to chuck up an occasional 3. Thing is Spurs rarely make mistakes on D so Durant and Westbrook can only get comfortable points off of fast breaks.. Seriously does Brooks have a single play?

They are not stars, minus Parker. The Spurs are a team of role players who do their jobs extremely well. Popovich is the real star. If they had any other coach, this team would not be nearly as amazing as they are. The man is a genius and my favorite coach.

As individual players? Durant is better than all of those guys when they were in their prime, except Duncan. As it stands now, he is the best player in the series. Same goes for Westbrook. When you have two top 10 players whose abilities are above and beyond anyone elses in the series, you cannot count them out. We know this series would probably be different if Ibaka were playing, but without him, we'll have to see just how far their two stars can take them.

ThuglifeJ
05-20-2014, 12:01 AM
They are not stars, minus Parker. The Spurs are a team of role players who do their jobs extremely well. Popovich is the real star. If they had any other coach, this team would not be nearly as amazing as they are. The man is a genius and my favorite coach.

As individual players? Durant is better than all of those guys when they were in their prime, except Duncan. As it stands now, he is the best player in the series. Same goes for Westbrook. When you have two top 10 players whose abilities are above and beyond anyone elses in the series, you cannot count them out. We know this series would probably be different if Ibaka were playing, but without him, we'll have to see just how far their two stars cant take them.

Mmmkay.

Pablonovi
05-20-2014, 12:06 AM
They are not stars, minus Parker. The Spurs are a team of role players who do their jobs extremely well. Popovich is the real star. If they had any other coach, this team would not be nearly as amazing as they are. The man is a genius and my favorite coach.

As individual players? Durant is better than all of those guys when they were in their prime, except Duncan. As it stands now, he is the best player in the series. Same goes for Westbrook. When you have two top 10 players whose abilities are above and beyond anyone elses in the series, you cannot count them out. We know this series would probably be different if Ibaka were playing, but without him, we'll have to see just how far their two stars cant take them.

Hey Red Pill,
Agree with you about both S.A. & OKC.

S.A. in 5 or 6.
OKC wins one or two close ones at home, S.A. beats them good in all the other games. S.A. is just way too deep.
And Pop is THE best coach; maybe ever.

Red_Pill
05-20-2014, 12:11 AM
Hey Red Pill,
Agree with you about both S.A. & OKC.

S.A. in 5 or 6.
OKC wins one or two close ones at home, S.A. beats them good in all the other games. S.A. is just way too deep.
And Pop is THE best coach; maybe ever.

I'm not going to count out OKC, but SA really exposed their weakness tonight. Badly. I still say this series will go 7, but as it stands, SA looks really poised to make another title run. After last years heartbreaking game 6 loss, their motivation must be through the roof.

ThuglifeJ
05-20-2014, 12:19 AM
I cannot tell whether the Mavericks series 'woke up' the Spurs in G7, or if the Mavs actually could have beaten the Spurs this playoffs (as the Spurs are now). I know Spurs fans will say they just didn't wake up until G7, but to think the Mavs could have closed out one of their double digit final minutes leads and won the series... every game but game 7 the Mavs could have most definitely won. Heck they should have won G1 and I think it was G4. It was like an even match every game going to the wire but G7

then again that Taco Bell Buzzer Beater Gamewinner doesn't happen, the whole series could have had a different dimension and the Mavs have no confidence down 1-2 instead of 2-1 resulting in a 4-1.

anyways not trying to be annoying about my team, but it's just bittersweet to see the Spurs getting outplayed, and going to G7 with the Mavs - while on the contrary destroying the higher seed Blazers and OKC..


Yes taco bell buzzer beater was a joke. That **** is stupid. Can't they just say sponsored by?

ewing
05-20-2014, 12:19 AM
i believe in everything Pop does. When Duncan started 6 of 7 or something and he took him out with around 7 mins left in the first i didn't know he was coming back in after one possession but i thought this will work

Joshtd1
05-20-2014, 12:44 AM
I cannot tell whether the Mavericks series 'woke up' the Spurs in G7, or if the Mavs actually could have beaten the Spurs this playoffs (as the Spurs are now). I know Spurs fans will say they just didn't wake up until G7, but to think the Mavs could have closed out one of their double digit final minutes leads and won the series... every game but game 7 the Mavs could have most definitely won. Heck they should have won G1 and I think it was G4. It was like an even match every game going to the wire but G7

then again that Taco Bell Buzzer Beater Gamewinner doesn't happen, the whole series could have had a different dimension and the Mavs have no confidence down 1-2 instead of 2-1 resulting in a 4-1.

anyways not trying to be annoying about my team, but it's just bittersweet to see the Spurs getting outplayed, and going to G7 with the Mavs - while on the contrary destroying the higher seed Blazers and OKC..


Yes taco bell buzzer beater was a joke. That **** is stupid. Can't they just say sponsored by?

I honestly believe there are a couple factors into why the Spurs so tough. First..they are rivals. Even if it has been a couple of years, any Duncan-Dirk led teams will be rivals.

Second..I personally think the Spurs (as did I along with probably everyone else) just overlooked the Mavs. I really thought the Mavs had no chance in this series, I just thought we would roll through them as a lowly 8th seed. I'm sure some of the Spurs players probably felt the same, who knows.

Finally...Rick Carlisle is a hell of a good coach. 2nd best coach in the playoffs, and probably in the whole league IMO. I think he came up with the perfect game play in defending the Spurs, which I'm surprised no one else has tried to follow yet. Switch pick and rolls, live with Tim and Tony or whoever the pick and roll ball handler is beating them, and not giving up any open three's. Even with that aging team, they put up a hell of a fight and earned my respect.

I do believe the Mavericks series certainly woke up the Spurs though which is why they are playing so much better now.

Joshtd1
05-20-2014, 12:48 AM
I really just don't think OKC will stand much of a chance without Ibaka. His offense can be replaced, but his defense and impact..there is just no way to replace that.

All-In
05-20-2014, 12:59 AM
The way things are going….I would be more surprised if San Antonio does not win the title…more so than Miami

ThuglifeJ
05-20-2014, 01:19 AM
I honestly believe there are a couple factors into why the Spurs so tough. First..they are rivals. Even if it has been a couple of years, any Duncan-Dirk led teams will be rivals.

Second..I personally think the Spurs (as did I along with probably everyone else) just overlooked the Mavs. I really thought the Mavs had no chance in this series, I just thought we would roll through them as a lowly 8th seed. I'm sure some of the Spurs players probably felt the same, who knows.

Finally...Rick Carlisle is a hell of a good coach. 2nd best coach in the playoffs, and probably in the whole league IMO. I think he came up with the perfect game play in defending the Spurs, which I'm surprised no one else has tried to follow yet. Switch pick and rolls, live with Tim and Tony or whoever the pick and roll ball handler is beating them, and not giving up any open three's. Even with that aging team, they put up a hell of a fight and earned my respect.

I do believe the Mavericks series certainly woke up the Spurs though which is why they are playing so much better now.

Yeah it's pretty ridiculous Stotts and Brooks haven't shown any desire to use Carlisle's tactics as a blueprint.. Carlisle made the Mavs play TIGHT on the perimeter..I mean every Spurs role player looked like **** out there because they couldn't get a 3 off...it worked, and it had the Spurs worried (until G7 when they finally figured out a new gameplan). Leonard, Mills, Bellineli, Green looked like CRAP! That was the game plan and while Parker tore it up, he only was able to really keep his energy for the first half and then they'd have to rely on an old Duncan, Parker, Ginobili... I mean the Blazers series and now vs OKC the Spur are doing whatever they want. The role players are excelling because these young guys always underestimate players who aren't media whores..Leonard is just owning it.. Mills and Green are annoying but they are allowed to play their game now.. did you see them in round 1? they were so frustrated, non factors. I just don't think Brooks has his players disciplined enough to get out on the perimeter and allow no 3s...

Don't get me wrong the Mavs had to work for every possession, but it was way more competitive than the Blazers/Spurs or Spurs/OKC (one game or not, OKC looked mediocre). I know only Spurs/Mavs fans watched all 7 of those games intensely, but it'll be something I'll remember. Especially Pops face after the Game 3 gamewinner. Oh man if I could just go back to that moment when every Spurs fan was like "**** we might actually lose to a 8 seed!! Are you kidding!"


I'm going Spurs in 5 for this series. They look like a machine out there, really admirable.

Joshtd1
05-20-2014, 02:03 AM
Yeah it's pretty ridiculous Stotts and Brooks haven't shown any desire to use Carlisle's tactics as a blueprint.. Carlisle made the Mavs play TIGHT on the perimeter..I mean every Spurs role player looked like **** out there because they couldn't get a 3 off...it worked, and it had the Spurs worried (until G7 when they finally figured out a new gameplan). Leonard, Mills, Bellineli, Green looked like CRAP! That was the game plan and while Parker tore it up, he only was able to really keep his energy for the first half and then they'd have to rely on an old Duncan, Parker, Ginobili... I mean the Blazers series and now vs OKC the Spur are doing whatever they want. The role players are excelling because these young guys always underestimate players who aren't media whores..Leonard is just owning it.. Mills and Green are annoying but they are allowed to play their game now.. did you see them in round 1? they were so frustrated, non factors. I just don't think Brooks has his players disciplined enough to get out on the perimeter and allow no 3s...

Don't get me wrong the Mavs had to work for every possession, but it was way more competitive than the Blazers/Spurs or Spurs/OKC (one game or not, OKC looked mediocre). I know only Spurs/Mavs fans watched all 7 of those games intensely, but it'll be something I'll remember. Especially Pops face after the Game 3 gamewinner. Oh man if I could just go back to that moment when every Spurs fan was like "**** we might actually lose to a 8 seed!! Are you kidding!"


I'm going Spurs in 5 for this series. They look like a machine out there, really admirable.

I honestly thought Stotts was going to ask Carlisle for advice in how to beat us. Whether he did or not..which the way their D was just awful despite having decent defenders, it didn't seem like it. Just shows how much of a difference great coaching can truly make. Outside of Dirk and Ellis/Calderon I felt the Mavs were an average team, but the game plan was a true difference maker.

For the Spurs sake, I really hope no other teams look at that blueprint. If our role players like Green/Mills/Belli go off, we are almost unbeatable. Take them completely away..and we look super vulnerable if TP/TD/Manu or Kawhi aren't on their game.

ThuglifeJ
05-20-2014, 03:09 AM
I honestly thought Stotts was going to ask Carlisle for advice in how to beat us. Whether he did or not..which the way their D was just awful despite having decent defenders, it didn't seem like it. Just shows how much of a difference great coaching can truly make. Outside of Dirk and Ellis/Calderon I felt the Mavs were an average team, but the game plan was a true difference maker.

For the Spurs sake, I really hope no other teams look at that blueprint. If our role players like Green/Mills/Belli go off, we are almost unbeatable. Take them completely away..and we look super vulnerable if TP/TD/Manu or Kawhi aren't on their game.

Come on man :rolleyes:, give VC some more credit...

kidding. Kind of. I thought the same of Duncan and Parker before the series, thinking they would be mediocre due to age, but they really killed it. My main surprise was seeing how awful Dirk and Leonard were. I predicted they would be the two stars of the series..

I agree with this assessment though. But the thing is majority other teams don't run this oldschool-ish gameplan that Popovich or Carlisle run where the ball and players are constantly moving on both ends and running their game plan (aside from a post up). Only the Mavs, maybe Suns, really do outside the Spurs, which is why I felt it caused so many problems for the Spurs, because the Mavs ARE a pretty average team on paper, but they caught the Spurs off guard - where the Spurs are usually used to owning up on team's mediocre systems they run.

I honestly have doubted the value of Rick's coaching, but I look at Ellis this past playoffs..he was a beast, he wouldn't have matured without Rick and Cuban. The only reason he wasn't superstar good was because the Spurs played his weakness and left him for open jumpers a lot. It was exciting to watch him come through down the stretches of like 4 of the 7 games though, and 2 of them where he went off...also exciting, but stressfull, to see the Spurs answer every time. I still hate Ricks OCD rotations but that's another topic.


Hope the Mavs keep this roster and add a few pieces/upgrades, because I really wanna see some rematch battles next season especially seeing how upset Ellis was after G7.

tredigs
05-20-2014, 03:23 AM
66 points in the paint for SAS (most of any team against the Thnder this season) to 32 for OKC tells you everything you need to know about this series. Under a great coach they'd put up a great fight, under a good coach they'd stand an outside chance, but under Scott Brooks this current lineup is futile.

P&GRealist
05-20-2014, 03:24 AM
66 points in the paint for SAS (most of any team against the Thnder this season) to 32 for OKC tells you everything you need to know about this series. Under a great coach they'd put up a great fight, under a good coach they'd stand an outside chance, but under Scott Brooks this current lineup is futile.
No Ibaka

tredigs
05-20-2014, 03:54 AM
No Ibaka

You don't say.

Red_Pill
05-20-2014, 05:22 AM
66 points in the paint for SAS (most of any team against the Thnder this season) to 32 for OKC tells you everything you need to know about this series. Under a great coach they'd put up a great fight, under a good coach they'd stand an outside chance, but under Scott Brooks this current lineup is futile.

And because we made it this far, he'll still be the coach next season. :(

A first round exit might have been better in the longterm...

PurpleLynch
05-20-2014, 06:19 AM
And Brooks still just run Isos for KD and Westbrook...

kdspurman
05-20-2014, 10:51 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm1plzt-PG4&feature=youtu.be

Difference in execution from out of timeout plays. The quality looks SA gets compared to OKC is the difference.

Pablonovi
05-20-2014, 12:58 PM
Hey kdspurman and the great majority of posters (so far) in this thread,
I think this is one of the better cover-an-NBA-game threads I've read/participated in.

A bare minimum of flaming & arrogance. Not too much "blinded-by-homerism".

Lots of thoughtful posts (you don't have to agree to recognize serious thought based on some decent preparation).

Good quality moderating (what little was needed; because the posting quality was pretty decent).

Congrats to all who contributed.