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kdspurman
12-22-2014, 05:40 PM
http://i60.tinypic.com/330eq0x.jpg

SteBO
12-22-2014, 06:22 PM
POR-HOU should be good....

zn23
12-22-2014, 09:36 PM
Raptors just matchup horribly with the Bulls. Bulls play very good perimeter defense.

mightybosstone
12-22-2014, 09:40 PM
Wow... What a monster first quarter by Harden. 19 points on 6-9 shooting with 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Good first period for Brewer, too. He hit a corner 3 pointer and helped spark the Rockets offense with 3 assists. That foul at the end of the quarter was pretty damn questionable, but I'll take a 4-point lead at this point.

kdspurman
12-22-2014, 09:50 PM
great sight to have parker back in there. they've struggled a great deal with him out. now hopefully leonard and mills will be back in the next couple weeks

dalton749
12-22-2014, 09:51 PM
Raptors just matchup horribly with the Bulls. Bulls play very good perimeter defense.

the raps have 49 16 minutes into the game lol...

ChI_ShIzzLe
12-22-2014, 09:52 PM
the raps have 49 16 minutes into the game lol...

Ya our defense at home has been atrocious for some reason.

kdspurman
12-22-2014, 10:05 PM
manu faked deandre out pretty nicely. nice to see the offense back to a somewhat more normal showing, but clips are playing great too. defense is welcome

Htownballa1622
12-22-2014, 10:11 PM
Harden ****ting on these boys.

Cal827
12-22-2014, 10:14 PM
Ya our defense at home has been atrocious for some reason.

:laugh:

I don't understand that, at least so far this year. Your Bulls are an elite road team, but have struggled at home. Well, that's a good thing for you guys come playoff time at least (assuming you guys don't move up to the 1 seed) :D

dalton749
12-22-2014, 10:20 PM
kind of makes sense
chicago always seems like they prefer being the bad guys, and taking one on the road

kdspurman
12-22-2014, 10:25 PM
spurs are shooting 80% from the field with 5 mins left in the first half. and only up 7 unfortunately. great offensive outing so far

Saddletramp
12-22-2014, 10:48 PM
Harden had 31/5/5 at the half. No other player has had that, according to the announcers, in an entire game all season.

That guy's pretty amazing.

alexander_37
12-22-2014, 11:01 PM
Harden with 42 IN THREE QUARTERS. 7 dimes 5 steals 1 Turnover.

ironkobe
12-22-2014, 11:03 PM
how about them hawks

ChI_ShIzzLe
12-22-2014, 11:04 PM
If Jimmy Butler isn't an All Star there shouldn't be an All Star game.

Ariza's Better
12-22-2014, 11:05 PM
Jason Terry just became the third player in NBA history to hit 2,000 3's.

Crackadalic
12-22-2014, 11:07 PM
Hawks are giving it to Mavs.

Pop's disciple has sold me on this team

Lakers + Giants
12-22-2014, 11:14 PM
Jazz with a huge win at Memphis, wow!

Bigbadmoffo
12-22-2014, 11:15 PM
Refs giving the game away!!!

ChI_ShIzzLe
12-22-2014, 11:16 PM
The best backcourt in the East has taken over the 4th quarter.

DaBear
12-22-2014, 11:20 PM
Valanciunas pushes off on every ****in play.

LanceUpperCut
12-22-2014, 11:22 PM
NBA reffing is a disgrace

LanceUpperCut
12-22-2014, 11:23 PM
Rose really turned it on the second half.

Bigbadmoffo
12-22-2014, 11:24 PM
NBA reffing is a disgrace

Would've been a good close game if the refs didn't call such a bad game.

dalton749
12-22-2014, 11:24 PM
Valanciunas pushes off on every ****in play.

the guy has been hacked all night with no call
d rose has been in mvp form in the fourth tho

Bigbadmoffo
12-22-2014, 11:26 PM
Over 40 freethrows for the bulls lol

LanceUpperCut
12-22-2014, 11:28 PM
Bulls played good the second half but my god did the ref's ever disrupt the flow of this game for TO.

Bigbadmoffo
12-22-2014, 11:30 PM
Still proud of the raps giving the bulls a go without Demar and Fields.

ChI_ShIzzLe
12-22-2014, 11:36 PM
Giving up 120 pts is inexcusable especially at home. We have a ways to go to get to that championship level defense.

Shammyguy3
12-22-2014, 11:37 PM
Yeah the refs were pretty terrible in the Bulls/Raptors game tonight. I hated the way they officiated the game all-around. 72 free throws is a TON in a 4-quarter game, but the Raptors/Bulls are 2nd/4th in free throws a game so it's not surprising.

kdspurman
12-22-2014, 11:38 PM
Hawks are giving it to Mavs.

Pop's disciple has sold me on this team

coach of the year imo thus far... it's amazing, considering it's only 1.5 seasons. but they have a good group of guys in atlanta. coachable and they're buying in.

I'm pulling for them out east.

Bigbadmoffo
12-22-2014, 11:38 PM
Looks like the bad calls won it for the Bulls. Credit to the backcourt of the bulls though.

Cal827
12-22-2014, 11:39 PM
Fellow Raptor fans, stop complaining. Good Win Bulls.

We need to learn how to play some ****ing defense against the better teams in the League. How in the **** do you give up almost 50 points in the 4th quarter?!

DaBear
12-22-2014, 11:39 PM
Looks like the bad calls won it for the Bulls. Credit to the backcourt of the bulls though.

Yep. Bad calls are why the Bulls are 2-0 vs Toronto this year. :rolleyes:

dalton749
12-22-2014, 11:41 PM
there were some bad calls but that wasnt going to change the outcome when drose was going off like that

zn23
12-22-2014, 11:45 PM
Jimmy Butler completely took over late in the game for the Bulls offensively and defensively. He's been great all year for them.

As I said before, the Bulls are just a really tough matchup for the Raptors because they have guards that can play great perimeter defense. I can't see the Raps beating the bulls in the playoffs, maybe if they get home court, but even then it's a tough task.

koreancabbage
12-22-2014, 11:45 PM
good win by the bulls.

koreancabbage
12-22-2014, 11:50 PM
lol Atlanta made Rondo a scorer today. or try to ....15 shots!

ChI_ShIzzLe
12-22-2014, 11:55 PM
there were some bad calls but that wasnt going to change the outcome when drose was going off like that

Ya he had that spurt where he just took over and stretched the lead for the Bulls. Lowry came on strong there at the end but it wasn't enough. Love his game. He's a bigger stronger version of Billups.

Ezio
12-22-2014, 11:56 PM
Fellow Raptor fans, stop complaining. Good Win Bulls.

We need to learn how to play some ****ing defense against the better teams in the League. How in the **** do you give up almost 50 points in the 4th quarter?!

Good game, I think we'll match up in the playoffs. Depending on seeding but we'll probably hit 2nd or ECF. :cheers:

bucketss
12-23-2014, 12:00 AM
the bulls are too good for us.

aman_13
12-23-2014, 12:01 AM
Got to give credit to the Bulls. Their experience took over and Rose went into MVP mode. It was a competitive game, hopefully Demar will be back the next time we see them.

Saddletramp
12-23-2014, 12:02 AM
Hawks are trying to give this one away.

Thumper 88
12-23-2014, 12:16 AM
Mavs almost came back from 20 down in the 4th.

There will be some growing pains which will turn into losses like this game but come February they should be playing pretty good

lol, please
12-23-2014, 12:18 AM
Warriors still in control.

*Silver&Black*
12-23-2014, 01:02 AM
Smacked the Cavs, beat the Rockets, then won tonight against the Mavs. Glad the Hawks are finally getting consistent.

nastynice
12-23-2014, 01:04 AM
Ezeli lookin pretty good tonight

lol, please
12-23-2014, 01:09 AM
Refs always make it hard for the Dubs.

lol, please
12-23-2014, 01:12 AM
Refs bringing them back in the game.

nastynice
12-23-2014, 01:30 AM
Love when Iggy just goes off those little spurts

mightybosstone
12-23-2014, 10:29 AM
Memphis might be in a little bit of trouble. With three straight losses, they're really starting to slip in the standings. And they have Houston, Miami and San Antonio in their next three. If they're not careful, they could slip all the way from second to fifth or sixth.

likemystylez
12-23-2014, 10:54 AM
Memphis might be in a little bit of trouble. With three straight losses, they're really starting to slip in the standings. And they have Houston, Miami and San Antonio in their next three. If they're not careful, they could slip all the way from second to fifth or sixth.

that would be nice- warriors could use a little bit of breathing room

mightybosstone
12-23-2014, 11:07 AM
that would be nice- warriors could use a little bit of breathing room

I keep waiting for the Warriors to regress to the mean, but it hasn't happened yet. I do think they caught some lucky breaks in the last couple of weeks getting to play Houston without Dwight, New Orleans without Davis and OKC with Durant getting hurt in the middle of the game. But they're still winning those games, so I have to give them credit.

January will be a big test for the Warriors to see how good they really are. They play OKC twice, Houston twice, Toronto, Cleveland, Chicago and Miami.

ThuglifeJ
12-23-2014, 11:12 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TWDM79Xm0g

This shocked me last night live. At age 38 almost, when will he not be able to do it? He got pretty up on that.

kobe4thewinbang
12-23-2014, 12:25 PM
Does anyone have a GIF image of that sweet behind the back pass by Manu Ginobili to Danny Green for the swish 3?

kdspurman
12-23-2014, 12:56 PM
Does anyone have a GIF image of that sweet behind the back pass by Manu Ginobili to Danny Green for the swish 3?

I was just glad Green hit the shot! GIF's below (2 angles)

http://111.imagebam.com/download/96eBRzcsXauY6mbw1OdWzw/37511/375109691/DatPass.gif

http://giant.gfycat.com/ParchedSaneFish.gif

Thumper 88
12-23-2014, 01:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TWDM79Xm0g

This shocked me last night live. At age 38 almost, when will he not be able to do it? He got pretty up on that.

He's a gawd

lol, please
12-23-2014, 05:06 PM
I keep waiting for the Warriors to regress to the mean, but it hasn't happened yet. I do think they caught some lucky breaks in the last couple of weeks getting to play Houston without Dwight, New Orleans without Davis and OKC with Durant getting hurt in the middle of the game. But they're still winning those games, so I have to give them credit.

January will be a big test for the Warriors to see how good they really are. They play OKC twice, Houston twice, Toronto, Cleveland, Chicago and Miami.
Don't hold your breath, there will be no regression, they aren't overachieving, they are just a better team and will continue to get better. Sure, we have caught some breaks but every team does and every team deals with injuries as well

ChI_ShIzzLe
12-23-2014, 10:12 PM
Rose vs Wall classic going on in DC.

ChitownSports16
12-23-2014, 10:17 PM
Rose showing Wall who his daddy is... Yet again.

Ezio
12-23-2014, 10:25 PM
Rose showing Wall who his daddy is... Yet again.

http://streamable.com/930 video for proof

Lakers + Giants
12-23-2014, 11:06 PM
Matt Barnes lost a crucial jump ball to Korver, pretty damn surprising.

tredigs
12-23-2014, 11:09 PM
Bench lost that for the Clips/won it for the Hawks.

They're crushing.

SeoulBeatz
12-23-2014, 11:10 PM
Sixers come back (down 23 in the 3rd quarter) against the heat for their 2nd win in a row.

4-6 in the last 10. I smell playoffs... ;)

Htownballa1622
12-23-2014, 11:11 PM
Heat fans were mad at me when I said they weren't a good team earlier in the year.

:cool:

kdspurman
12-23-2014, 11:16 PM
Heat fans were mad at me when I said they weren't a good team earlier in the year.

:cool:

They are without Bosh & McRoberts fwiw. I think Deng was out too for a bit. They were decent prior to them going out

tredigs
12-23-2014, 11:23 PM
Heat just suck without Bosh.

And lmao Lillard. That kid is insanely clutch.

force_within
12-23-2014, 11:24 PM
Lillard my God!

ohreally
12-23-2014, 11:25 PM
Sixers come back (down 23 in the 3rd quarter) against the heat for their 2nd win in a row.

4-6 in the last 10. I smell playoffs... ;)

Sixers had a very tough schedule early.

Htownballa1622
12-23-2014, 11:27 PM
They are without Bosh & McRoberts fwiw. I think Deng was out too for a bit. They were decent prior to them going out

They're sub 500 in the East.

I never said they were garbage but come on…That team is clearly missing talent compared to most teams.

Htownballa1622
12-23-2014, 11:29 PM
I CAN NOT believe Scott Brooks let that happen. smh. wtf is ibaka thinking?

Did they not see the playoffs last year. :mad:

kdspurman
12-23-2014, 11:31 PM
They're sub 500 in the East.

I never said they were garbage but come on…That team is clearly missing talent compared to most teams.

oh no doubt about it, i was just pointing out their injuries.

I think when healthy they're probably a middle of the pack team. it's why they're probably doing everything in their power to get josh smith

gatkins11
12-23-2014, 11:31 PM
Phoenix's broadcast team is almost as bad as Houston's.

Lakers + Giants
12-23-2014, 11:34 PM
Lillard took a long 3 with like 20 secs left on the shot clock. Seemed like a stupid *** shot, and he drained it. Blazers up 5 in OT with 2 min remaining :laugh2:

Htownballa1622
12-23-2014, 11:44 PM
oh no doubt about it, i was just pointing out their injuries.

I think when healthy they're probably a middle of the pack team. it's why they're probably doing everything in their power to get josh smith

Definitely.

middle of the pack team= 6 seed in east haha.

mightybosstone
12-23-2014, 11:56 PM
Don't hold your breath, there will be no regression, they aren't overachieving, they are just a better team and will continue to get better. Sure, we have caught some breaks but every team does and every team deals with injuries as well

In terms of win percentage, they absolutely will regress. Otherwise, they're on pace for the greatest season in terms of record in NBA history. Are you telling me you think this Warriors team is better than the 95-96 Bulls? I assure you that they are not.

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 12:04 AM
No Kobe, warriors are in trouble. Theyre facing a better team lmfao.

tredigs
12-24-2014, 12:04 AM
Well, that was the best quarter of the season from the Lakers.

nastynice
12-24-2014, 12:07 AM
No Kobe, warriors are in trouble. Theyre facing a better team lmfao.

lol, lakers coming out swinging. Looking good, clearly outplayed the dubs. Hopefully watching his guys play like a team, Kobe will be more interested in playing with his teammates instead of by himself

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 12:19 AM
Lakers fast break results in a swaggy P 3. :laugh2:

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 12:20 AM
Tre, I recommend dropping a live bet on the dubs asap!

Avenged
12-24-2014, 12:20 AM
Kobe go away

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 12:21 AM
Kobe go away

can't wait for the kobe threads tomorrow. "are lakers a better team without kobe?"

Avenged
12-24-2014, 12:25 AM
This is beautiful basketball by the Lakers.. wtf did I just say that

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 12:25 AM
IDM is going ham. I DONT MISS!

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 12:29 AM
Ed Davis is 6-6 from the field. We have 2 IDMs on the same team. :laugh2:

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 12:34 AM
Lakers taking an absolute dump on the dubs.

Avenged
12-24-2014, 12:34 AM
Holy **** what an oop!

SeoulBeatz
12-24-2014, 12:35 AM
can't wait for the kobe threads tomorrow. "are lakers a better team without kobe?"

Honestly, they might be.

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 12:36 AM
Honestly, they might be.

I'm not questioning that, i'm just saying that **** isnt thread worthy. Who ****in cares if they are or aren't? That's my point haha.

Chronz
12-24-2014, 12:38 AM
Spanish Laker announcers are SOOO much better than their english counterparts

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 12:39 AM
Spanish Laker announcers are SOOO much better than their english counterparts

Sounds like soccer, they get excited for every basket as if there was a goal being scored, haha. It's not that bad, i enjoy it too.

mightybosstone
12-24-2014, 12:40 AM
I watched some of the Mavs and Suns game tonight, and I actually thought Rondo played pretty well from what I saw. However, I just don't think he makes the Mavericks a better basketball team. They didn't need offense. Hell, they put up 115 tonight in regulation and still lost by nine points. They need defense, and Rondo doesn't exactly help a ton in that regard.

I realize Dallas will need a little time to adapt with the new lineup, but they can't take too long. They've got some tough games coming up in the next couple of weeks, and they can't afford to lose too much ground in the West.

Chronz
12-24-2014, 12:41 AM
I'm not questioning that, i'm just saying that **** isnt thread worthy. Who ****in cares if they are or aren't? That's my point haha.

I would care. Thats pretty telling and would debunk a few myths portrayed from that fan base, I dont think its true but it should stop alot of bickering if we knew it were.

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 12:45 AM
I would care. Thats pretty telling and would debunk a few myths portrayed from that fan base, I dont think its true but it should stop alot of bickering if we knew it were.

I think it mattered in the past when kobe was actually good. Right now tho? He's been pretty awful, so how surprising is it if the team is better without him? The talent is not the same, the name is. That's the only reason this is even being brought up.

mightybosstone
12-24-2014, 12:45 AM
You know what's weird? When you find yourself rooting for the scrappy underdog in a possible huge upset bid against an unstoppable juggernaut and the best basketball team in California.... except the underdog is the Lakers and the best basketball team in California is the Warriors. My world has officially turned upside down.

tredigs
12-24-2014, 12:49 AM
Tre, I recommend dropping a live bet on the dubs asap!

lol I don't know. This team is playing with a youthful joy and carefree dominance that is transcending the game of basketball right now. Hoping halftime brings them back to earth and we game plan for them. Maybe bring out a Kobe cardboard cutout and put it on our bench.

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 12:51 AM
You know what's weird? When you find yourself rooting for the scrappy underdog in a possible huge upset bid against an unstoppable juggernaut and the best basketball team in California.... except the underdog is the Lakers and the best basketball team in California is the Warriors. My world has officially turned upside down.

My thoughts exactly. Lol

mightybosstone
12-24-2014, 12:53 AM
My brain seriously cannot comprehend what I'm watching...

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 12:55 AM
My brain seriously cannot comprehend what I'm watching...

why not? I've seen this my whole life besides the last couple of years :p

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 12:57 AM
Dropped 10 bucks on the dubs at +550. Lets go dubs :laugh2:

tredigs
12-24-2014, 01:00 AM
Dropped 10 bucks on the dubs at +550. Lets go dubs :laugh2:

Curry's in his mode. Not a bad bet. Could come down to it.

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 01:01 AM
Curry's in his mode. Not a bad bet. Could come down to it.

as soon as the TO was called it was +190 dubs, haha, got it at the right time!

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 01:01 AM
10 pt game **** yea.

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 01:04 AM
**** you Ronnie Price, Ellington, and Davis.

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 01:04 AM
Damn, our whole ****in team is in IDM mode. WTF

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 01:06 AM
Steph curry, meet Ronnie Price, the real Steph Curry.

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 01:08 AM
Am I seeing this right? RONNIE PRICE is now steph curry? Lol jk

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 01:09 AM
Steph curry, meet Ronnie Price, the real Steph Curry.

I really didn't see you write this and I wrote something similar right after. :laugh:

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 01:10 AM
I really didn't see you write this and I wrote something similar right after. :laugh:

It's that kind of night, lmao.

nastynice
12-24-2014, 01:10 AM
Man, lakers makin it rain

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 01:11 AM
Wayne Ellington is a pretty good 3pt shooter? Hmm. Didn't know that one...

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 01:12 AM
Wayne Ellington is a pretty good 3pt shooter? Hmm. Didn't know that one...

39% career average. That's solid for sure.

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 01:15 AM
Lin with the bank! Wow.

What a night in lakerland.

jerellh528
12-24-2014, 01:15 AM
Do the splash bros have a come back in them? 12 more mins to find out. Let's go dubs!

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 01:16 AM
39% career average. That's solid for sure.

Weird that it didn't work for him in Memphis. They could've used that shooting back then. They're fine now that conley can shoot and they've got lee and carter.

Chronz
12-24-2014, 01:18 AM
Sounds like soccer, they get excited for every basket as if there was a goal being scored, haha. It's not that bad, i enjoy it too.

I just love the nicknames they have for all the guys. Even the nicknames we know have nicknames added onto it.

Like Swaggy P is Rico Swaggy.

Hill = Predator

Wesley = Thundercat

Ed Davis = aalacran (scorpion)

Its funny when multiple characters touch the ball. the guy has delivery and gets excited at the best times IMO. Rico Swaggy para THUNDER CAT !! DUNK

jerellh528
12-24-2014, 01:19 AM
I just love the nicknames they have for all the guys. Even the nicknames we know have nicknames added onto it.

Like Swaggy P is Rico Swaggy.

Hill = Predator

Wesley = Thundercat

Ed Davis = aalacran (scorpion)

Its funny when multiple characters touch the ball. the guy has delivery and gets excited at the best times IMO. Rico Swaggy para THUNDER CAT !! DUNK

Thundercat.. Lmao

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 01:20 AM
Vlade divak with the half court shot too after 3rd!?

Someone check those rims at staples.

Cal827
12-24-2014, 01:20 AM
:laugh:

Boy, I can't wait to see the ruins of this forum tomorrow.

and ESPN's writers.

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 01:21 AM
I just love the nicknames they have for all the guys. Even the nicknames we know have nicknames added onto it.

Like Swaggy P is Rico Swaggy.

Hill = Predator

Wesley = Thundercat

Ed Davis = aalacran (scorpion)

Its funny when multiple characters touch the ball. the guy has delivery and gets excited at the best times IMO. Rico Swaggy para THUNDER CAT !! DUNK

LMFAO. haven't watched enough to know about the nick names. You speak spanish?!

Thumper 88
12-24-2014, 01:22 AM
Mavs need some time to adjust, they have only had half a practice and a couple shoot arounds.

As long as they hang around in the 6-8 seed area they should be fine.

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 01:22 AM
Vlade divak with the half court shot too after 3rd!?

Someone check those rims at staples.

I think that's santa's early xmas gift for us. Now, lets go get raped in chicago!

mightybosstone
12-24-2014, 01:24 AM
Mavs need some time to adjust, they have only had half a practice and a couple shoot arounds.

As long as they hang around in the 6-8 seed area they should be fine.

What do you mean by "fine" though? Because I'm not saying they're going to be a bad basketball team or anything, but Rondo was added to make that team better. If they don't finish as a top 3-4 seed and at least make it to the second round of the playoffs, I think that trade will seem pretty questionable don't you?

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 01:24 AM
I think that's santa's early xmas gift for us. Now, lets go get raped in chicago!

Lol.

maybe they can take this show on the road and have a good Christmas day game like yall had a few years ago.

Didn't rose hit a late floater or something like that?

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 01:25 AM
Lol.

maybe they can take this show on the road and have a good Christmas day game like yall had a few years ago.

Didn't rose hit a late floater or something like that?

Yea, that **** pissed me off beyond belief. Now here I am getting pissed when we win :sigh:

Raps18-19 Champ
12-24-2014, 01:28 AM
The tank is not safe without Kobe playing.

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 01:29 AM
Yea, that **** pissed me off beyond belief. Now here I am getting pissed when we win :sigh:

That and the Kobe fade away 3 off the bank going left against miami(pre lebron?) sticks out to me when thinking of them.

Although I don't think that was Christmas game. I could be wrong though.

Tony_Starks
12-24-2014, 01:30 AM
Laker gang all day baby! Always nice to beat the Dubs.....

Thumper 88
12-24-2014, 01:31 AM
What do you mean by "fine" though? Because I'm not saying they're going to be a bad basketball team or anything, but Rondo was added to make that team better. If they don't finish as a top 3-4 seed and at least make it to the second round of the playoffs, I think that trade will seem pretty questionable don't you?

Does home court really matter in the playoffs with so many truly good teams?

I think the better teams can win on the road..

Just looking at it now I think any teams in the top 7 can beat each other on any court.

This could all change come playoff time though.

To answer your question I think as far as seeding goes as long as they look like a team that can win the title like in 2011 I don't it matters much.

As for atleast a second round exit I believe you are correct.

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 01:32 AM
Lance Stephenson misses 4 games. Hornets win 4. Coiensidence?

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 01:33 AM
That and the Kobe fade away 3 off the bank going left against miami(pre lebron?) sticks out to me when thinking of them.

Although I don't think that was Christmas game. I could be wrong though.

I dont think that was a Xmas game either. All Xmas Lakers vs Heat games included either Shaq or Lebron.

The one that stands out the me was when we beat the Celtics on xmas the year after losing to them in the finals.

lol, please
12-24-2014, 01:36 AM
Phoenix's broadcast team is almost as bad as Houston's.
:laugh2:

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 01:39 AM
I dont think that was a Xmas game either. All Xmas Lakers vs Heat games included either Shaq or Lebron.

The one that stands out the me was when we beat the Celtics on xmas the year after losing to them in the finals.
Ah. Gotcha. Well I hope lakers play this well on Thursday.

Everything was clicking tonight. It was weird for me to cheer for yall haha.

lol, please
12-24-2014, 01:40 AM
Ah. Gotcha. Well I hope lakers play this well on Thursday.

Everything was clicking tonight. It was weird for me to cheer for yall haha.
Why not cheer for the warriors? :confused:

mightybosstone
12-24-2014, 01:44 AM
Why not cheer for the warriors? :confused:

The Rockets are battling for playoff position with the Warriors. It's fairly common sense. I root for pretty much any team that's playing the Warriors, Grizzlies, Blazers, Spurs, Clippers and Mavericks.

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 01:45 AM
Why not cheer for the warriors? :confused:

I did root for curry (like always) but I'd rather let yall lose a couple to come back to the pack in the west ;)

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 01:45 AM
Ah. Gotcha. Well I hope lakers play this well on Thursday.

Everything was clicking tonight. It was weird for me to cheer for yall haha.

:nod:


Why not cheer for the warriors? :confused:

Why would he root for a team that's inferior? Cant even beat the lakers.

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 01:46 AM
The Rockets are battling for playoff position with the Warriors. It's fairly common sense. I root for pretty much any team that's playing the Warriors, Grizzlies, Blazers, Spurs, Clippers and Mavericks.

Almost a perfect night until lillard :mad:

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 01:47 AM
The final score wont reflect the utter dominance the lakers displayed tonight. Clearly we are a contender if we can win at San Antonio and then rape the dubs.

LAKERS4LIFE!!
12-24-2014, 01:48 AM
Phoenix's broadcast team is almost as bad as Houston's.

I remember the Suns broadcasters because of this play and my gosh they are really bad… "It wasn't that hard of a foul…all he did was pull his shoulder, he didn't even fall hard because if he did fall hard he'd be hurt, am I correct?" NO your logic is wrong :facepalm:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfYh9iW4ZN4

LAKERS4LIFE!!
12-24-2014, 01:50 AM
The final score wont reflect the utter dominance the lakers displayed tonight. Clearly we are a contender if we can win at San Antonio and then rape the dubs.

:nod:

mightybosstone
12-24-2014, 01:54 AM
Almost a perfect night until lillard :mad:

True, but an OKC loss is still a good thing. When Durant gets back, there's a very real possibility the Thunder could still fight their way back up to a top 4 seed. The more games they lose without Durant, the more games they have to win with Durant.

Chronz
12-24-2014, 01:59 AM
I think it mattered in the past when kobe was actually good. Right now tho? He's been pretty awful, so how surprising is it if the team is better without him? The talent is not the same, the name is. That's the only reason this is even being brought up.

Did you not read my post, Im talking about Laker fans TODAY. It would be brought up because it would debunk existing myths today and it would be very surprising, maybe not to more rationale fans but we are talking about Kobe fans here. The kind that throw around the word HATE whenever any legit criticism is brought up. Hell, we had to have several kobe threads closed because they didn't like the discussion.

ILLUSIONIST^248
12-24-2014, 02:05 AM
Lol what a funny game

Thumper 88
12-24-2014, 02:08 AM
The Rockets are battling for playoff position with the Warriors. It's fairly common sense. I root for pretty much any team that's playing the Warriors, Grizzlies, Blazers, Spurs, Clippers and Mavericks.

I do the same thing

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 02:09 AM
True, but an OKC loss is still a good thing. When Durant gets back, there's a very real possibility the Thunder could still fight their way back up to a top 4 seed. The more games they lose without Durant, the more games they have to win with Durant.

Very true.

These teams are now getting injuries...Rolopez, Bogut, zbo.

While I hope we finally are getting healthy and depth.

Looks like we'll have a lil more help around 4pm cst.

Torn about it but for 2 mill I suppose we take a shot on smith.

Lakers + Giants
12-24-2014, 02:14 AM
Did you not read my post, Im talking about Laker fans TODAY. It would be brought up because it would debunk existing myths today and it would be very surprising, maybe not to more rationale fans but we are talking about Kobe fans here. The kind that throw around the word HATE whenever any legit criticism is brought up. Hell, we had to have several kobe threads closed because they didn't like the discussion.

My bad, thought you meant overall. Like How all other past threads started out. Usually people overreacted off small sample sizes and acted like the team was legitimately better without kobe.

As of right now? Hell yea I think they'd be better without him, only way I see them being better is if he took the Kobe-Nash approach, the one where he became the facilitator. Sadly, that kobe is only seen about a week or 2 every year. People overreact to that too and think Kobe changed his game, only to see kobe go back to being iso kobe the rest of the year.

I do agree that many kobe fans can't go through a thread without posting how everyones hating, but at the same time, a lot of the kobe threads are meant to troll too. Honestly it's not just the kobe fans.

Chronz
12-24-2014, 02:16 AM
Almost a perfect night until lillard :mad:

Not really, you'd rather OKC lose. Think of the long game.

Chronz
12-24-2014, 02:17 AM
Why not cheer for the warriors? :confused:

DAFUQ? rly?

nastynice
12-24-2014, 02:34 AM
lol, freakin lakers!! looked good man, uptempo, outhustled, outplayed in almost every facet, matched every comeback attempt, swaggy p was swaggin, and (forgot his name) drilled 3 3's in like 2 min. Wonder what this will mean for the lakers going forward. Kobe needs to start playing with a team, I hope tonight opened his eyes to this hero ball **** he be doing

Htownballa1622
12-24-2014, 02:59 AM
Not really, you'd rather OKC lose. Think of the long game.

I suppose you're right. Well I feel better :)

statquo
12-24-2014, 03:29 AM
Read through the thread and only saw one person give some love for vlade divac's half court shot for 90k. BOSS.

tredigs
12-24-2014, 04:01 AM
That shot was awesome. Vlade after: "Just gotta aim and make sure you shoot it in the right direction. I gave it 50/50". Love that guy.

Fate was with LA on this one. Probably the happiest those guys have ever been on a court in LA.

ThuglifeJ
12-24-2014, 05:11 AM
Why not cheer for the warriors? :confused:

The Rockets are battling for playoff position with the Warriors. It's fairly common sense. I root for pretty much any team that's playing the Warriors, Grizzlies, Blazers, Spurs, Clippers and Mavericks.

What do you do when it's like Clippers vs Blazers games?..serious, cuz I absolutely struggle to enjoy anything about those type of games. My friends always watch those games when they're on TV and I can't enjoy a second of them..

mightybosstone
12-24-2014, 10:17 AM
What do you do when it's like Clippers vs Blazers games?..serious, cuz I absolutely struggle to enjoy anything about those type of games. My friends always watch those games when they're on TV and I can't enjoy a second of them..

I view those games as a win/win actually. No matter what, at least one team that's fighting in the standings with your favorite team is going to lose. I usually find myself rooting for whichever team I like slightly more. In that case, I've always been a Chris Paul fan, so I'd probably root for the Clippers. But if they lost I wouldn't feel that bad about it.

MILLERHIGHLIFE
12-24-2014, 10:56 AM
Av got injured. Will have MRI today to see if its a torn ACL. So queue in the big man trades to Cavs.

Ezio
12-24-2014, 12:29 PM
Av got injured. Will have MRI today to see if its a torn ACL. So queue in the big man trades to Cavs.

I thought it was a torn achilles. They probably will try to get the disabled player exception like Miami for Smith

Saddletramp
12-24-2014, 02:13 PM
I view those games as a win/win actually. No matter what, at least one team that's fighting in the standings with your favorite team is going to lose. I usually find myself rooting for whichever team I like slightly more. In that case, I've always been a Chris Paul fan, so I'd probably root for the Clippers. But if they lost I wouldn't feel that bad about it.

I'm usually the same except I like it when the the road team wins. Because **** the home team's fans. :)

leprechaun5
12-25-2014, 01:34 PM
What a play by Wall there.

leprechaun5
12-25-2014, 01:51 PM
Knicks aren't that much better than the Sixers. Amare's defense is just awful.

blahblahyoutoo
12-25-2014, 02:08 PM
He was fouled by melo too

zn23
12-25-2014, 03:00 PM
No more Knicks games on Christmas. Flexible scheduling should eliminate this. No team that is 5-25 deserves it.

Deception
12-25-2014, 03:07 PM
Did you know Quincy Acy is a 3 time MMA champ, John Wall wouldn't stand a chance.

Crackadalic
12-25-2014, 03:20 PM
Those ping pongs balls tho #tanktape

goingfor28
12-25-2014, 03:44 PM
These jerseys are horrible lol

kdspurman
12-25-2014, 03:50 PM
ah nothing like playing okc... incredibly frustrating at times the treatment they get

ThuglifeJ
12-25-2014, 03:51 PM
Dam I'm trying to watch this basketball game and have to watch instant foul calls on anything the Thunder do. WOW this is some of the worst reffing I've seen and I don't complain about them much on here. Spurs are getting screwed that's 3 clean blocks called for fouls.

ThuglifeJ
12-25-2014, 03:55 PM
ah nothing like playing okc... incredibly frustrating at times the treatment they get

It's ruining the game of basketball..rewarding complete slop and ********. The same thing for the Rockets..basically any young team the league wants to market.. Seriously why do we feel like babying them is the key to more league profit??

The thing that is so bad is that it teaches these young players to just resort to flopping down the lane and requiring NO skill...fkin sucks. At least when the refs were favoring someone it was an already established HOFer like Jordan...this entire young team babying is stupid. Even Roberson gets a pass because he's on the Thunder?

I kind of get it though. If the league didn't favor the Thunder, Cavs, and Rockets, the Spurs would probably win every year.

ThuglifeJ
12-25-2014, 03:58 PM
These jerseys are horrible lol

Possibly the least creative thing possible. At least the All Star jerseys are dope.

goingfor28
12-25-2014, 03:59 PM
Possibly the least creative thing possible. At least the All Star jerseys are dope.
They look like practice jerseys, but worse with first names

poleandreel
12-25-2014, 04:19 PM
Wow, never seen Russ miss this many point blank shots. Love his aggressiveness and how he isn't settling for jumpers though.

ThuglifeJ
12-25-2014, 04:35 PM
Wow, never seen Russ miss this many point blank shots. Love his aggressiveness and how he isn't settling for jumpers though.

really?

GottaLoveCubs
12-25-2014, 04:38 PM
Nice flop attempt

unleashthebeast
12-25-2014, 05:00 PM
Anyone else have the sound messing up? I can't here any of the commentary

lol, please
12-25-2014, 05:09 PM
Lets go Waaaaaaaarriors!!!! :cheer: :cheer:

Bruno
12-25-2014, 05:49 PM
im excited to see some LBJ vs Miami.

merry christmas everybody.

DillyDill
12-25-2014, 05:55 PM
Westy is ungodly!!!

lol, please
12-25-2014, 05:58 PM
Westy?

zn23
12-25-2014, 06:01 PM
Westbrook 4 mvp?

poleandreel
12-25-2014, 06:12 PM
Westbrook +27 in an 8pt game. He really put the team on his back despite being doubled all game.

InRoseWeTrust
12-25-2014, 06:16 PM
Classy reception for LBJ by Miami fans.

numba1CHANGsta
12-25-2014, 06:19 PM
LeBrick is back

bucketss
12-25-2014, 06:22 PM
cant believe they cheered lebron lol.

blahblahyoutoo
12-25-2014, 06:30 PM
Did you know Quincy Acy is a 3 time MMA champ, John Wall wouldn't stand a chance.

john wall is a black belt from Albany.

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 06:31 PM
Wades off to a BS start, lebron probably wondering where the **** that **** is coming from. That's the reason he left Miami haha.

blahblahyoutoo
12-25-2014, 06:32 PM
honestly not expecting much with key guys unable to play, but wade carrying the load so far.

DillyDill
12-25-2014, 06:33 PM
john wall is a black belt from Albany.

Lol are u playin or is he really a blackbelt, that would be crrrraazzzyyyy?

numba1CHANGsta
12-25-2014, 06:37 PM
Why does it feel like I'm watching the Heat playing against the Heat? lol only thing is missing is Ray Allen on the Cavs which isn't too far fetched

LAKERS4LIFE!!
12-25-2014, 06:38 PM
Wade looking niiiiiice with that putback dunk!

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 06:38 PM
I swear this is the best wade has looked in like 5 years. It wont last.

numba1CHANGsta
12-25-2014, 06:39 PM
Wade be like, "let me go off right quick against my former bed buddy LeBrick before I head back on the injury list"

J_M_B
12-25-2014, 06:40 PM
I swear this is the best wade has looked in like 5 years. It wont last.

Troll lol

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 06:41 PM
Troll lol

How? Am I supposed to expect is back? He's been expected back for a few years now.

Longhornfan1234
12-25-2014, 06:43 PM
Lol... Wade is still a scrub. This game is like a championship game to him

numba1CHANGsta
12-25-2014, 06:47 PM
I love how ESPN ditched talking good things about Miami to talking everything about Cavs LOL typical

J_M_B
12-25-2014, 06:51 PM
How? Am I supposed to expect is back? He's been expected back for a few years now.

Nobody should expect peak Wade, but a healthy Wade never left. He's still an all star talent and he's proving it again this year.

There aren't many guards in this league that can give you an efficient 23/4/6 on a nightly basis

numba1CHANGsta
12-25-2014, 06:54 PM
Love the matchup between two of the most overrated head coaches in the league

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 06:57 PM
Nobody should expect peak Wade, but a healthy Wade never left. He's still an all star talent and he's proving it again this year.

There aren't many guards in this league that can give you an efficient 23/4/6 on a nightly basis

That's exactly what wade can't do. He can't stay healthy. So the whole "Just wait til wade is healthy" argument is a moot point.

Crackadalic
12-25-2014, 07:19 PM
The Flash is going off!!

Longhornfan1234
12-25-2014, 07:30 PM
This anomaly game for Wade. He's still a scrub.

The Flash
12-25-2014, 07:35 PM
This anomaly game for Wade. He's still a scrub.

And that makes you a WHAT?

Tony_Starks
12-25-2014, 07:38 PM
If Wade is washed up what does that make Kevin Love since Wade bashed on his neck?

Longhornfan1234
12-25-2014, 07:42 PM
And that makes you a WHAT?

I would have made it in the NBA if I was born with Wade's elite athleticism and size .

Longhornfan1234
12-25-2014, 07:43 PM
If Wade is washed up what does that make Kevin Love since Wade bashed on his neck?

Love >> Wade. He's still getting used to be the third option.

lol, please
12-25-2014, 07:51 PM
Wade could have played through his injuries like future hof Kobe did, shooting free throws from a wheel chair

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 08:23 PM
Wade pulling a kobe! 27 pts on 25 shots.

Longhornfan1234
12-25-2014, 08:24 PM
Wade 1-9 second half. So overrated.

rocket
12-25-2014, 08:31 PM
Dion Waiters... sooooooooo ugly

zn23
12-25-2014, 08:32 PM
If the Cavs want to win they can't give the ball to Waiters. This dude is so trash. Has no awareness. Takes wild shots. As soon as he gets the ball he's looking to score, and he's not good enough to do that.

Hopefully they avoid him.

nastynice
12-25-2014, 08:41 PM
am i trippin or did i just hear the crowd chanting mvp for wade??

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 08:41 PM
That's game, Cavs offense has disappointed me.

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 08:44 PM
9-17 from the FT line. Cmon lebron...

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 08:45 PM
am i trippin or did i just hear the crowd chanting mvp for wade??

They should've done it after he was 10-15 from the field. Not now, he's 11-27.

Crackadalic
12-25-2014, 08:46 PM
Game is more entertaining then I thought

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 08:47 PM
That's game. Heat with a nice win. No Bosh and Wade played like crap, gritty.

Crackadalic
12-25-2014, 08:48 PM
Miami still has players that know how to win. Cavs still learning to play every possession like its their last which there not

Tony_Starks
12-25-2014, 08:49 PM
There's been a Danny Grainger sighting!

blahblahyoutoo
12-25-2014, 08:52 PM
wow, foul on birdman when he didn't even make contact.

ChI_ShIzzLe
12-25-2014, 08:53 PM
Looks like Kyrie just ****ed up his knee

Big Zo
12-25-2014, 08:56 PM
Cleveland still sucks. LeBron, I'll see you here next year.

Longhornfan1234
12-25-2014, 08:58 PM
LeBron is better man than me. There's not a chance I woule hug Wade. He cost LeBron a ring last season.

tredigs
12-25-2014, 09:00 PM
That's game. Heat with a nice win. No Bosh and Wade played like crap, gritty.

Poor second half, but 31/5/5 +2 steals and a block on 43% FG, 40% 3PT and perfect from the line with just 1 turnover and 0 PF. That's a very good game any way you cut it. He's still retained his ability to draw a good bit of attention as well.

goingfor28
12-25-2014, 09:05 PM
Kobe out tonight. No reason to watch lakers bulls.

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 09:11 PM
Poor second half, but 31/5/5 +2 steals and a block on 43% FG, 40% 3PT and perfect from the line with just 1 turnover and 0 PF. That's a very good game any way you cut it. He's still retained his ability to draw a good bit of attention as well.

His first half was amazing, his 2nd half was almost as impactful tho. That's the main reason Cleveland was able to tie it up after being down big.


Kobe out tonight. No reason to watch lakers bulls.

au contraire! The game is gonna be much more entertaining now, instead of being a complete blowout.

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 09:20 PM
So many jumpshots, making it too easy for the bulls.

goingfor28
12-25-2014, 09:21 PM
It will be a blowout regardless

Big Zo
12-25-2014, 09:23 PM
LeBron is better man than me. There's not a chance I woule hug Wade. He cost LeBron a ring last season.

LeBron cost Wade a ring/Finals MVP in 2011.

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 09:25 PM
Hopefully the lakers can cover the +3.5 spread.

ThuglifeJ
12-25-2014, 09:28 PM
how did Wade have a bad game? His second half was weak but if he didn't come out like he did first half the team doesn't grind all game and they lose.. he set the tone and it was huge that he did that.


Lebron is just Lebron at this point..his display tonight did not surprise me..he quietly filled up a very very nice stat line but his pissy 'my teammates suck, please don't blame me' body language out there was nothing new. He really needs to read a leadership 101 book or something but it's w.e. at this point, beating a dead horse now.

SportsFanatic10
12-25-2014, 09:38 PM
Lol... Wade is still a scrub. This game is like a championship game to him


This anomaly game for Wade. He's still a scrub.

lol you seem angry! you're still a scrub poster, i'm glad you are no longer a fake heat fan now. go back to sucking off lebron.

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 09:46 PM
Hopefully the lakers can cover the +3.5 spread.

LMAO. did they make a scoring change? Cuz bulls were up 4 after the first but now I see they lost the quarter by 3 and I won the bet :)

WaDe03
12-25-2014, 10:26 PM
LeBron is better man than me. There's not a chance I woule hug Wade. He cost LeBron a ring last season.

You're salty as hell on here lol. LeBron cost Wade a ring in 2011 so I guess you could say they're even.

For all of you dogging Wade check the season stats. He's making y'all look dumb.

lol, please
12-25-2014, 10:30 PM
Wade <Kobe

Mr. Baller
12-25-2014, 10:44 PM
Wade <Kobe

At what?

nastynice
12-25-2014, 11:13 PM
Mirotic has the most beautiful neck beard I ever seen. I usually not a fan of neck beards, but his, the volume and range is just so on point. Am I the only one who feels like this?

Ezio
12-25-2014, 11:28 PM
Mirotic has the most beautiful neck beard I ever seen. I usually not a fan of neck beards, but his, the volume and range is just so on point. Am I the only one who feels like this?

Yeah... it's magical

Shammyguy3
12-25-2014, 11:37 PM
Mirotic's beard is the fountain of youth for Montenegro, true story

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 11:38 PM
Time for the game of the day/night. The main event!

tredigs
12-25-2014, 11:43 PM
No Bogut. No Ezeli. Ugh Mo Speights has to start at center. Oh well. Let's gooo!

Lakers + Giants
12-25-2014, 11:56 PM
Damn, Speights is averaging 25 and 11 per 36 this year. :laugh2:

lol, please
12-25-2014, 11:59 PM
Curry is wet!! And great rejection by Green. Team playing well thus far, though a little sloppy.

lol, please
12-26-2014, 12:01 AM
Lee!!

lol, please
12-26-2014, 12:07 AM
He didn't touch him. :facepalm:

lol, please
12-26-2014, 12:11 AM
And 1 Barnes!

Lakers + Giants
12-26-2014, 12:12 AM
I have a feeling clips are gonna dominate the 2nd quarter.

lol, please
12-26-2014, 12:17 AM
Iggy!!!!!!!!!!!!! :faint:

lol, please
12-26-2014, 12:19 AM
Terrible call on Lee.

lol, please
12-26-2014, 12:23 AM
Nice block and steal by Lee.