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Mell413
05-09-2017, 10:38 PM
Some terrible possessions on both sides

Htownballa1622
05-09-2017, 10:38 PM
Lamarcus falls(travel)n rolls out of bounds and gets timeout.

WaDe03
05-09-2017, 10:40 PM
These teams need an elite closer like Wade lol this stuff is ugly

WaDe03
05-09-2017, 10:40 PM
That should've counted for sure, wtf?

TrueFan420
05-09-2017, 10:40 PM
Spurs got robbed on that

Mell413
05-09-2017, 10:40 PM
I feel like I'm watching a college game

More-Than-Most
05-09-2017, 10:40 PM
how was that basket interference?

oh wait I know.. Harden complained.

Lakers + Giants
05-09-2017, 10:41 PM
Good foul by ariza. Hate when players just slap the opposing players giving em the easy and 1. Wrap em up!

TrueFan420
05-09-2017, 10:41 PM
That should've counted for sure, wtf?

Harden screamed for it not to count so they changed it on court.

KobeOwnSU
05-09-2017, 10:42 PM
Why did the refs call that goaltending so late??

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More-Than-Most
05-09-2017, 10:43 PM
what a game

Lakers + Giants
05-09-2017, 10:43 PM
LMFAO. THAT was a flop by simmons. trying to get the call.

More-Than-Most
05-09-2017, 10:43 PM
I have real ****ing issues with KL right now... He should not be sitting.

Lakers + Giants
05-09-2017, 10:43 PM
When you need a bucket. attack harden :)

TrueFan420
05-09-2017, 10:44 PM
Why did the refs call that goaltending so late??

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See that's that ish they need to use rewind for.

KobeOwnSU
05-09-2017, 10:45 PM
If Kawhi is hurt that bad. He should be in the training room getting worked on right now. I think this is Pops decision.

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rhino17
05-09-2017, 10:45 PM
Where exactly was the foul on that play?

TrueFan420
05-09-2017, 10:45 PM
I have real ****ing issues with KL right now... He should not be sitting.
I'm sure we will hear from Pop and let's be real Pop will do whatever he damn well pleases. Kawhi doesn't exactly look happy about siting either.

KobeOwnSU
05-09-2017, 10:46 PM
Where exactly was the foul on that play?
There wasn't one haha make up for the basket interference maybe.

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KobeOwnSU
05-09-2017, 10:47 PM
I'm sure we will hear from Pop and let's be real Pop will do whatever he damn well pleases. Kawhi doesn't exactly look happy about siting either.
I would say Kawhi actually looks pissed haha

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TrueFan420
05-09-2017, 10:47 PM
If Kawhi is hurt that bad. He should be in the training room getting worked on right now. I think this is Pops decision.

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He's the only player not standing it could be the ankle he doesn't seem like the salty type. Would you go watch from the training room? I know I wouldn't even if my ankle was broken.

TrueFan420
05-09-2017, 10:48 PM
I would say Kawhi actually looks pissed haha

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He does tho doesn't he. Just can't believe he wouldn't be in if he isn't hurt.

KobeOwnSU
05-09-2017, 10:50 PM
He does tho doesn't he. Just can't believe he wouldn't be in if he isn't hurt.
He wasn't having a good night either. I think it might just be pop making a decision to sit him.

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More-Than-Most
05-09-2017, 10:50 PM
lmfao get ****ing rekt harden... all harden was trying to do there was draw contact instead of making the smart play... same **** different day.

Lakers + Giants
05-09-2017, 10:50 PM
Houston rockets, meet manu ginobili. 2003 Manu Ginobili.

TrueFan420
05-09-2017, 10:50 PM
Damn Manu damn

still1ballin
05-09-2017, 10:51 PM
Surprised they didn't call a time out

Lakers + Giants
05-09-2017, 10:51 PM
lmfao get ****ing rekt harden... all harden was trying to do there was draw contact instead of making the smart play... same **** different day.

I agree with this.

More-Than-Most
05-09-2017, 10:51 PM
all harden wanted was the call... literally that is 100 percent what he was trying for.

Mell413
05-09-2017, 10:51 PM
Who did Manu sell his soul to play like this?

TrueFan420
05-09-2017, 10:51 PM
Kawhi limped off right after buzzer

SportsFanatic10
05-09-2017, 10:52 PM
Harden couldn't flop his way out of that one...

KobeOwnSU
05-09-2017, 10:53 PM
Games like these is why this type of system will never work...its like the As in MLB back in the early 2000s. It works over a long period of time because of large sample sizes but it doesn't always work with these types of sitiations.

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KB24PG16
05-09-2017, 10:53 PM
harden choked big time in ot, no parker no kawhi and he still cant win. crown him mvp tho

WaDe03
05-09-2017, 10:53 PM
Damn Harden was god awful down the stretch in literally every way and then got sonned by Ginobli to close it out. There's no excuse for losing that with Kawhi out.

Bad thing for the Spurs is, that injury may limit him awhile.

5ass
05-09-2017, 10:54 PM
What happened to Kawhi?

KB24PG16
05-09-2017, 10:56 PM
looks like another cake walk for gsw and the cavs if kawhi is out for an extended period. the nba is dying

tredigs
05-09-2017, 10:57 PM
Harden and the Rockets just melted, that was tough to watch. Kawhi sitting out was insane to me, also. I have no idea how the Rockets did not win that game.

tredigs
05-09-2017, 10:58 PM
Spurs scored 24 points in the 4th quarter AND OT and that was the better offense of the two in that span... that is ridiculous.

tredigs
05-09-2017, 11:00 PM
As a Warrior fan, happy that we will finally get the chance to (hopefully) play Kawhi and the Spurs in the playoffs. We'll get a good idea of the NBA's pecking order as far as individual goes in the matchup.

Manu by the way, pulled one out of his ***. Great game.

Scoots
05-09-2017, 11:06 PM
That felt like it was a good game, but stretches of it were tough to watch.

Beverly is killing it ... he hasn't played this well this consistently ... ever?

Mills counting that money.

Capela is underrated.

We have a Danny Green sighting!

Vee-Rex
05-09-2017, 11:09 PM
I'm leaning towards wanting the Spurs to win. Give Pop and Kawhi a crack at the Dubs. Harden had two chances already. While I think this Rox team is different, it's not promising to see Harden suck so badly to close out a crucial game 5. I had flashes of his sucky games vs. GS.

LET'S GO SPURS! Close 'em out in Houston!

FlashBolt
05-09-2017, 11:11 PM
Harden was a no-show at a time when he should have absolutely dominated due to Kawhi being out.. Spurs pulled this off because Harden disappeared. It was basically Spurs without Kawhi vs Rockets without Harden.. and I'll take Spurs any day. Like I said - Harden gets exposed in the playoffs. It happens every time. Harden to the Clippers? I should create a new tinder app cause I'm amazing at this stuff.

JordansBulls
05-09-2017, 11:11 PM
Neither team has a shot vs Golden State.

TheMightyHumph
05-09-2017, 11:12 PM
The Guinea from Argentini!!!!

That was beautiful.

TheMightyHumph
05-09-2017, 11:14 PM
Neither team has a shot vs Golden State.

But the winner of this series will play the Warriors.

Hell, what happened to Parker and Leonard could happen to Curry and Draymond.

Saddletramp
05-09-2017, 11:25 PM
I hate these earlier starts. Got the game spoiled for me. At least I won't have to spend 2 hours watching it and only check out the final dozen or so minutes.


Norm's standup just dropped today anyway.

WaDe03
05-09-2017, 11:34 PM
Man I can't get over Harden folding like a lawn chair in the biggest moments. That's when your superstar is supposed to step up AND Kawhi was out and he was locked up. Just crazy to me.

kdspurman
05-09-2017, 11:48 PM
Simmons/Green/Manu stepped up in a big way. My goodness.. can't believe they pulled that off

kdspurman
05-10-2017, 12:02 AM
all harden wanted was the call... literally that is 100 percent what he was trying for.

Yep. Even snapped his head back like normal despite it being all ball. So annoying, but glad no one fell for it.

Scoots
05-10-2017, 12:03 AM
Norm's standup just dropped today anyway.

Saw him in an acting cameo today ... he can only play Norm :)

kdspurman
05-10-2017, 12:04 AM
Obviously good news..

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Scoots
05-10-2017, 12:07 AM
Yep. Even snapped his head back like normal despite it being all ball. So annoying, but glad no one fell for it.

I wonder what he would shoot for a season if he wasn't going for the contact with the arm/leg/body flail and the head snap added to his shooting motion?

kdspurman
05-10-2017, 12:07 AM
Simmons man... such a great story for him

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Scoots
05-10-2017, 12:08 AM
Obviously good news..

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Everybody gets dinged up ... except LeBron.

europagnpilgrim
05-10-2017, 12:23 AM
Everybody gets dinged up ... except LeBron.

Cramps and plenty of ankle tweaks, outside of that one cramp game against the Spurs he just plays through them, but Lebron has been dinged up plenty in the ankle area, he recovers like the Wolverine for most part

eDush
05-10-2017, 12:25 AM
Man I can't get over Harden folding like a lawn chair in the biggest moments. That's when your superstar is supposed to step up AND Kawhi was out and he was locked up. Just crazy to me.He was too busy doing this instead of showing up when needed...
https://youtu.be/KtbQPZMLX70

It happens when you grow a big head :(

kdspurman
05-10-2017, 12:43 AM
I wonder what he would shoot for a season if he wasn't going for the contact with the arm/leg/body flail and the head snap added to his shooting motion?

He shot pretty well anyway. I wouldn't be surprised if he practices shooting like that while he's in the gym honestly.

FlashBolt
05-10-2017, 12:49 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gudVbhp3JpA

omfg, how do you like this piece of crap move by the guy? I dont wanna see any rockets fan complain about a missed FT ever again. this dude is literally headbanging hoping the refs fall for the "foul" because he got clearly blocked. ****ing ridiculous that he puts effort into flopping. easily impossible to watch this guy play. IDK how you houston fans do it but it's embarrassing.

Scoots
05-10-2017, 12:51 AM
He shot pretty well anyway. I wouldn't be surprised if he practices shooting like that while he's in the gym honestly.

I'm sure he does practice it. No question he works HARD at his game. Just all that extra movement can't HELP his shot.

lol, please
05-10-2017, 12:55 AM
T'was a hard foul by Manu. Not sure if serious.

kdspurman
05-10-2017, 12:55 AM
I'm sure he does practice it. No question he works HARD at his game. Just all that extra movement can't HELP his shot.

You're probably right.. I've seen him do that many times at end of games. Couple yrs ago he probably gets that call

mngopher35
05-10-2017, 02:09 AM
Not really sure if what I just watched was good or bad... At least it was exciting!

LOb0
05-10-2017, 02:18 AM
Coach of the year D'antoni and MVP Harden fail again.

Has to be one of the most overrated COTY MVP combos ever.

jason
05-10-2017, 03:58 AM
Yep. Even snapped his head back like normal despite it being all ball. So annoying, but glad no one fell for it.
It's probably his normal reaction by now lol.

Vee-Rex
05-10-2017, 10:46 AM
Series is definitely not over. It's gonna be CRAZY at the Toyota Center.

I just finished the semester so I'm looking forward to it. I think Harden is gonna have a huge game.

Scoots
05-10-2017, 11:19 AM
Series is definitely not over. It's gonna be CRAZY at the Toyota Center.

I just finished the semester so I'm looking forward to it. I think Harden is gonna have a huge game.

I've never seen it be really crazy at the Toyota Center ... they always seem to reserve judgement, and there seem to always be a bunch of empty seats.

It will certainly be interesting to see what happens with Kawhi's ankle and Pop may try to hide him on D a little.

Htownballa1622
05-10-2017, 01:47 PM
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Yes, I'm aware we had more chances in o.t. where harden played bad.

Yes I know He missed the shot(after whistle blows and could affect any shot)

Still bs.

kdspurman
05-10-2017, 02:05 PM
^ As was the goaltending call that they changed because the Rockets complained.

http://i.imgur.com/PRlgrR2.png

Or the backcourt that they called on Kawhi which was also incorrect?

Also qualifies as BS....

Htownballa1622
05-10-2017, 02:17 PM
The goaltending call was b.s. but the way they call it was accurate. I've seen us penalized many times for the same call. If the ball is even above cylinder coming off,they call offensive interference .

The backcourt was iffy but ball never crossed so technically not back court.


There were missed calls both ways but we all know how things usually go at the end of a game and that FLOP didn't warrant a whistle.

kdspurman
05-10-2017, 02:28 PM
The goaltending call was b.s. but the way they call it was accurate. I've seen us penalized many times for the same call. If the ball is even above cylinder coming off,they call offensive interference .

The backcourt was iffy but ball never crossed so technically not back court.


There were missed calls both ways but we all know how things usually go at the end of a game and that FLOP didn't warrant a whistle.

No, but they missed so many legit push-offs, so it's not surprising they finally called one.

Scoots
05-10-2017, 03:40 PM
How can a Rockets fan complain about bad officiating? jk

Seriously, I think we'd all prefer all calls to be by the book and absolutely consistent ... but the fact is calls are always going to be missed. I remember a game earlier this year that was a 3 point loss for the road team and the "last 2 minute review" found 3 bad calls off of which went for the home team and just in the last 2 minutes. It happens and you have to move on. Where it REALLY hurts is when it's an elimination game.

SportsFanatic10
05-10-2017, 03:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gudVbhp3JpA

omfg, how do you like this piece of crap move by the guy? I dont wanna see any rockets fan complain about a missed FT ever again. this dude is literally headbanging hoping the refs fall for the "foul" because he got clearly blocked. ****ing ridiculous that he puts effort into flopping. easily impossible to watch this guy play. IDK how you houston fans do it but it's embarrassing.

Notice how Harden holds I think it's Simmons? arm and hand and sticks his *** out at him during the jump ball. God I hate that dude, he's the kinda player you just want to kill as an opponent. So dirty in little ways and tries to get away with whatever little sneaky crap he can and bends the rules and act like the victim after(rarely) it doesn't go his way.

Htownballa1622
05-10-2017, 03:49 PM
No, but they missed so many legit push-offs, so it's not surprising they finally called one.

Except it was a flop so...

kdspurman
05-10-2017, 04:03 PM
Except it was a flop so...

Sure, OK. Refs weren't whistling it against him at all. It caught up to him.

Lakers + Giants
05-10-2017, 06:30 PM
I just find it ironic that Houston fans are the ones crying about flopping. Cmon now... :laugh:

Scoots
05-10-2017, 09:48 PM
for kdspurman and any other Manu fans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_zUHFOrTAs&t=0s

Htownballa1622
05-10-2017, 11:25 PM
http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/05/10/nba-spurs-got-away-with-two-key-late-violations-in-game-5-win-over-rockets/

lol, please
05-11-2017, 12:18 AM
http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/05/10/nba-spurs-got-away-with-two-key-late-violations-in-game-5-win-over-rockets/

:faint:

Rockets shoulda won that game.

SportsFanatic10
05-11-2017, 04:53 AM
http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/05/10/nba-spurs-got-away-with-two-key-late-violations-in-game-5-win-over-rockets/

Do you really think anyone cares about dumb stuff like this. The Rockets benefit from poor reffing more then any team ever probably thanks to one really good but really annoying player.

Htownballa1622
05-11-2017, 07:05 AM
Do you really think anyone cares about dumb stuff like this. The Rockets benefit from poor reffing more then any team ever probably thanks to one really good but really annoying player.

Well seeing as though it's relevant to this series I figured I'd post it.

Whether or not you care is up to you.

But your perception isn't always reality and what I just posted is fact.

You should thank poor reffing because it's why your team may have even gotten their first ring.

And it's only "dumb" because you don't like what it says.

Htownballa1622
05-11-2017, 07:07 AM
:faint:

Rockets shoulda won that game.

We should have handled business in 4th or o.t. but unfortunately they didn't.

We'll see what they're made of now with their backs against the walls. Your dubs are sitting pretty waiting. ;)

Htownballa1622
05-11-2017, 07:09 AM
I just find it ironic that Houston fans are the ones crying about flopping. Cmon now... :laugh:

Yeah, we can't point it out because our star player occasionally sells calls. He def always gets the call with game on the line :rolleyes:

Great logic.

Scoots
05-11-2017, 07:31 AM
Yeah, we can't point it out because our star player occasionally sells calls. He def always gets the call with game on the line :rolleyes:

Great logic.

In fairness it is a bit disingenuous for a Rockets fan to complain about missed calls.

Htownballa1622
05-11-2017, 08:18 AM
In fairness it is a bit disingenuous for a Rockets fan to complain about missed calls.

In fairness, I don't give one **** that people think that I can't complain about a MAJOR MISSED CALL because I happen to root for a team that has their main player benefit from the whistle a lot.

Guess what? It shouldn't matter what team I cheer for. FACTS are FACTS. WHY is that so hard to get for ppl around here? There are missed calls throughout the game. We all know that, but how often do they get the wrong call on the LAST PLAY?

"Aw it's ok. It's karma because he pushes off or flops a lot 30 minutes prior."

It shouldn't matter WHAT happens before. EVERYONE wants the last play or the end of the game to be officiated fairly. If me being a Rockets fan makes me not be able to complain about BS calls and just want a FAIR whistle then there's something wrong with all of you. I'd rather get the right call and lose than get the wrong call and lose. How hard is that to understand?

Scoots
05-11-2017, 08:36 AM
In fairness, I don't give one **** that people think that I can't complain about a MAJOR MISSED CALL because I happen to root for a team that has their main player benefit from the whistle a lot.

Guess what? It shouldn't matter what team I cheer for. FACTS are FACTS. WHY is that so hard to get for ppl around here? There are missed calls throughout the game. We all know that, but how often do they get the wrong call on the LAST PLAY?

"Aw it's ok. It's karma because he pushes off or flops a lot 30 minutes prior."

It shouldn't matter WHAT happens before. EVERYONE wants the last play or the end of the game to be officiated fairly. If me being a Rockets fan makes me not be able to complain about BS calls and just want a FAIR whistle then there's something wrong with all of you. I'd rather get the right call and lose than get the wrong call and lose. How hard is that to understand?

I don't think that anybody said you can't complain. Just that it's funny.

The point is that if you are going to complain about some fouls that "should have been called" or that "should not have been called" then you should include all of them.

SportsFanatic10
05-11-2017, 09:02 AM
Yeah, we can't point it out because our star player occasionally sells calls. He def always gets the call with game on the line :rolleyes:

Great logic.

:laugh: ok then....

Htownballa1622
05-11-2017, 09:11 AM
I don't think that anybody said you can't complain. Just that it's funny.

The point is that if you are going to complain about some fouls that "should have been called" or that "should not have been called" then you should include all of them.

I 100% agree, and I've tried to. I've agreed with Kdspurman about a few misses calls that have gone against Spurs like the backcourt and goaltending calls.

Difference is, I'm just more vocal about the end of the game calls because there are going to be missed calls and wrongs calls on both sides all game long. I just don't want it to be in the finals minutes. :shrug:

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 10:18 AM
for kdspurman and any other Manu fans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_zUHFOrTAs&t=0s

Thanks for sharing. Manu is such a unique player... I'm glad he stuck it out another year. Him walking away with TD would've been tough to deal with. I hope he's got some Grandpa juice left

mightybosstone
05-11-2017, 11:43 AM
So I will not blame the loss Tuesday on the officials. Houston had plenty of chances to win, and I was ashamed of the team, of D'Antoni and of Harden for how they played down the stretch and in overtime of that game, which they absolutely should have won. HOWEVER, to add insult to injury, the NBA's two-minute report basically said there were three missed calls between Harden's "turnover" on one end and Green's 3-pointer with a minute in overtime:

http://www.chron.com/sports/rockets/article/Two-minute-report-missed-calls-against-Rockets-11136904.php

I'm so torn on these two-minute reports. Because on one hand, I appreciate the league admitting when mistakes are made. On the other, I'd almost rather not know that officials made mistakes that directly led a huge play one way or the other that could have altered the outcome of a game. I'm a firm believer that officials are human beings that make human mistakes on lightning quick plays that could go either way, so I'd rather chalk it up to that than to know that they were absolutely wrong and their mistakes cost a team (particularly mine) a victory.

Edit: Whoops. Apparently this was already brought up yesterday. Oh well. This is my take on the situation, regardless.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 12:11 PM
LMAO, stop with the excuses. Your STAR player choked in the 4th and the OT. He was getting shut down by Simmons. Without Kawhi, this had the Rockets all over them. What happened? Danny Green and Manu outplays James "MVP" Harden? GIVE ME A BREAK. Forget about the calls and what the refs did or didn't do. Your star player put up his best LeBron 2011 Mavs imitation and made LeBron looked like Jordan.

mightybosstone
05-11-2017, 03:24 PM
LMAO, stop with the excuses. Your STAR player choked in the 4th and the OT. He was getting shut down by Simmons. Without Kawhi, this had the Rockets all over them. What happened? Danny Green and Manu outplays James "MVP" Harden? GIVE ME A BREAK. Forget about the calls and what the refs did or didn't do. Your star player put up his best LeBron 2011 Mavs imitation and made LeBron looked like Jordan.

Wow, so I get that reading comprehension isn't your strength, but this is a new low, even for you. Reread what I wrote, chief:

"Houston had plenty of chances to win, and I was ashamed of the team, of D'Antoni and of Harden for how they played down the stretch and in overtime of that game, which they absolutely should have won."

I turned off that game the other night completely disgusted with Harden and D'Antoni, as should be the case. He made poor decisions, took too many contested 3s, played too much iso basketball and didn't play remotely under control at the end of that game. I was profoundly disappointed. It was one of those nights when you're embarrassed to be a fan of your favorite team and player. And I make ZERO excuses for his play and for the play of the team at the end of Game 5.

Although, it's ironic that you should be the one calling Harden out for playing bad at the end of a playoff game in which he was clearly tired. You know who he reminded me of at the end of Game 5? Russell Westbrook. Didn't we LITERALLY just get done having this argument like a week ago, and you made every possible excuse for Westbrook's pitiful play in the 4th quarter of that entire series. But now that it's a different superstar handling a huge workload and playing a ton of minutes, now all of a sudden it's OK to jump down that guy's throat? Hey pot; it's kettle; you're black.

Unlike you, I don't make excuses for my guy when he has an awful game. If I bring up the officiating it's because it just adds insult to injury two days after they blew a game they had every chance in the world to win. Like I said in my post (had you actually read it and not immediately gone on attack mode the second I mention officials), I'd almost rather not have known that.

Hawkeye15
05-11-2017, 03:34 PM
LMAO, stop with the excuses. Your STAR player choked in the 4th and the OT. He was getting shut down by Simmons. Without Kawhi, this had the Rockets all over them. What happened? Danny Green and Manu outplays James "MVP" Harden? GIVE ME A BREAK. Forget about the calls and what the refs did or didn't do. Your star player put up his best LeBron 2011 Mavs imitation and made LeBron looked like Jordan.

I mean, he kinda started out with this....


So I will not blame the loss Tuesday on the officials. Houston had plenty of chances to win, and I was ashamed of the team, of D'Antoni and of Harden for how they played down the stretch and in overtime of that game, which they absolutely should have won.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 03:35 PM
Wow, so I get that reading comprehension isn't your strength, but this is a new low, even for you. Reread what I wrote, chief:

"Houston had plenty of chances to win, and I was ashamed of the team, of D'Antoni and of Harden for how they played down the stretch and in overtime of that game, which they absolutely should have won."

I turned off that game the other night completely disgusted with Harden and D'Antoni, as should be the case. He made poor decisions, took too many contested 3s, played too much iso basketball and didn't play remotely under control at the end of that game. I was profoundly disappointed. It was one of those nights when you're embarrassed to be a fan of your favorite team and player. And I make ZERO excuses for his play and for the play of the team at the end of Game 5.

Although, it's ironic that you should be the one calling Harden out for playing bad at the end of a playoff game in which he was clearly tired. You know who he reminded me of at the end of Game 5? Russell Westbrook. Didn't we LITERALLY just get done having this argument like a week ago, and you made every possible excuse for Westbrook's pitiful play in the 4th quarter of that entire series. But now that it's a different superstar handling a huge workload and playing a ton of minutes, now all of a sudden it's OK to jump down that guy's throat? Hey pot; it's kettle; you're black.

Unlike you, I don't make excuses for my guy when he has an awful game. If I bring up the officiating it's because it just adds insult to injury two days after they blew a game they had every chance in the world to win. Like I said in my post (had you actually read it and not immediately gone on attack mode the second I mention officials), I'd almost rather not have known that.

I was under the impression I wasn't quoting you. Am I right there? I'm talking about the general notion from what I've read that some are blaming the refs. If I'm not quoting you, that means I am not specifically referring to you. I'm sorry if the quoting feature is not something you have a total grasp of.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 03:36 PM
I mean, he kinda started out with this....

I wasn't referring to him, though. Htownballa and a few others kept talking about the b.s. calls. I never quoted him so I'm not sure why he thinks I'm specifically targeting him.

mightybosstone
05-11-2017, 03:41 PM
I was under the impression I wasn't quoting you. Am I right there? I'm talking about the general notion from what I've read that some are blaming the refs. If I'm not quoting you, that means I am not specifically referring to you. I'm sorry if the quoting feature is not something you have a total grasp of.


I wasn't referring to him, though. Htownballa and a few others kept talking about the b.s. calls. I never quoted him so I'm not sure why he thinks I'm specifically targeting him.

Mmm... I dunno. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that this has been a conversation for more than 24 hours and you conveniently posted less than 30 minutes after I commented. Don't know about you, but I would probably assume that a poster who did that was referring specifically to me. :shrug:

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 04:13 PM
Mmm... I dunno. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that this has been a conversation for more than 24 hours and you conveniently posted less than 30 minutes after I commented. Don't know about you, but I would probably assume that a poster who did that was referring specifically to me. :shrug:

Woah, don't pin this on me now. Fact is, if I didn't quote you, I probably wasn't talking to you.

Htownballa1622
05-11-2017, 06:04 PM
Woah, don't pin this on me now. Fact is, if I didn't quote you, I probably wasn't talking to you.

You didn't quote me either. With that logic, you weren't talking to anyone.

Fact is I said this...

"Yes, I'm aware we had more chances in o.t. where harden played bad."

I'm fully aware that Harden played like **** and Rockets had many chances. That's fine. I was just talking about another aspect of the game. (unfortunate calls)

People can comment about refs without blaming THEM for the loss. The loss is on D'antoni and Harden but that doesn't mean I can't comment about missed calls either.

mightybosstone
05-11-2017, 06:06 PM
Woah, don't pin this on me now. Fact is, if I didn't quote you, I probably wasn't talking to you.
Then if you're addressing specific posters, quote THOSE posters. If you're going to criticize me for not knowing how to use the quote feature, then you should know how to use it yourself. I'm sure you know how to multiquote as well. Otherwise, a post made regarding something another poster addressed literally directly before you could very easily be misinterpreted as a response to something that poster said.

Htownballa1622
05-11-2017, 06:49 PM
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FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 06:51 PM
You didn't quote me either. With that logic, you weren't talking to anyone.

Fact is I said this...

"Yes, I'm aware we had more chances in o.t. where harden played bad."

I'm fully aware that Harden played like **** and Rockets had many chances. That's fine. I was just talking about another aspect of the game. (unfortunate calls)

People can comment about refs without blaming THEM for the loss. The loss is on D'antoni and Harden but that doesn't mean I can't comment about missed calls either.

"I'm talking about the general notion from what I've read that some are blaming the refs."

I don't wish to nor care to multi-quote everyone who said something. If I wanted to, I would be.


Then if you're addressing specific posters, quote THOSE posters. If you're going to criticize me for not knowing how to use the quote feature, then you should know how to use it yourself. I'm sure you know how to multiquote as well. Otherwise, a post made regarding something another poster addressed literally directly before you could very easily be misinterpreted as a response to something that poster said.

So YOU thought I was talking about YOU but when I said I wasn't, YOU'RE telling me what to do? It sounds like you have control issues. I guess anyone who replies back after the person before them must be speaking to them.. it couldn't be that they were just posting what they felt was a general sense of what the thread has been about. Gotcha. Next time, I'll quote EVERYONE so I can avoid this confusion.

I already posted here:

"I'm talking about the general notion from what I've read that some are blaming the refs."

So it was targeted towards anyone who was blaming the refs. Now that I think about it, I honestly never even read your post before I made that post. Oh well, Kawhi is out so Rockets have NO excuses.

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 06:54 PM
Looks like this is going to 7 and the Warriors "tough" road to the finals gets easier due to injury.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 07:02 PM
Yea this is going 7, unless LMA plays the way he did a few years ago against Houston. Even then, lots of other things need to happen.

mightybosstone
05-11-2017, 07:42 PM
So YOU thought I was talking about YOU but when I said I wasn't, YOU'RE telling me what to do? It sounds like you have control issues. I guess anyone who replies back after the person before them must be speaking to them.. it couldn't be that they were just posting what they felt was a general sense of what the thread has been about. Gotcha. Next time, I'll quote EVERYONE so I can avoid this confusion.

I already posted here:

"I'm talking about the general notion from what I've read that some are blaming the refs."

So it was targeted towards anyone who was blaming the refs. Now that I think about it, I honestly never even read your post before I made that post. Oh well, Kawhi is out so Rockets have NO excuses.

I wasn't the only one who thought that, dude. Hawkeye clearly thought the same thing based on his response. But whatever, I'm not going to go back and forth over this with you. If you're so dense that after four years and 10,000+ posts on this site, you have no clue how I could have interpreted your post as a response to me, then there's no point in having this conversation in the first place.

mightybosstone
05-11-2017, 07:49 PM
The Rockets cannot take this game lightly. If they do, they're going to be looking a big deficit early. If there's one team that can survive without its star player (as we saw on Tuesday), it's San Antonio. They're too seasoned and too well-coached to just give up and get blown out.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 08:14 PM
Harden seems like he's going for assists rather than attacking to score. I'll take that all day.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 08:15 PM
Harden trying to flop there on Pau..

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 08:16 PM
Looks like this is going to 7 and the Warriors "tough" road to the finals gets easier due to injury.

Na bro we will still hear a KL or Hardenless team is OP because they have this and that and are up and coming and really a threat.

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 08:17 PM
Harden trying to flop there on Pau..

and people wonder why i hate him... he is bad for basketball... He just is... He plays a type of basketball I hate with a passion... I can deal with one or the other.. flop or cry for contact but he does both more than anyone.

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 08:17 PM
5 games had 73 FT............. Lets ****ing think about that.


73 free points in a 5 game set..... thats like a 15 ppg player just on free throws lol

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 08:23 PM
lol hardens been shot... hes down... i repeat hes down... probably the wind in the arena knocking him over


edit---- where the **** was he it?

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 08:24 PM
LA doing his thing right now wow

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 08:24 PM
and people wonder why i hate him... he is bad for basketball... He just is... He plays a type of basketball I hate with a passion... I can deal with one or the other.. flop or cry for contact but he does both more than anyone.

It's def annoying. He's incredibly talented, and obviously you do what you can to help your team. But some of the stuff is just bad and hurts his team

He's also getting away with pulling the bigs jerseys on defense.

archdevil84
05-11-2017, 08:26 PM
how is pau gasol not able to post the **** out of harden. lol if you force yourself into a fadeway, by harden contested, jumper you know somethings wrong

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 08:26 PM
3rd or 4th time Harden was in the paint and passes out to a shooter...

Is there any chance he's pulling a WB looking for a triple double or something? I don't mean that to offend anyone, I'm genuinely curious if he's seeked out stats at all previously. He's passing up some really good looks

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 08:27 PM
Harden in this game... is acting like lebron did in the mavs finals... Its weird to see.

He wants to pass more than anything.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 08:27 PM
Harden had a handful of LMA's jersey there. Lucky he didn't get whistled for his 2nd foul

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 08:27 PM
Aldridge welcome back my man wow

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 08:32 PM
yo the ****ing spurs ball movement is sex right now wow

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 08:32 PM
Yea this is going 7, unless LMA plays the way he did a few years ago against Houston. Even then, lots of other things need to happen.

Honestly it's probably best for you all if this goes 7 due to Kawhi ankles so he can try and be as healthy as he can be, although the Spurs definitely aren't thinking like this and shouldn't think like that. You have to try and win by any means.

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 08:33 PM
where is the call for the spurs on 2 and 1s? SHOCKER

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 08:35 PM
yo the ****ing spurs ball movement is sex right now wow

It's usually not anymore either this season.. people see this and say "See, Kawhi is not that valuable" but this is a rare thing honestly. Our 2 most dominat ball handlers are out, so they kinda have to play this way, and feed LMA in the post.

Idk if they can keep it up all game, but they're executing very well

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 08:39 PM
I keep hearing and seeing all this CP3 to SA stuff but I don't think it'll be possible. Tony isn't retiring, I don't see Pau opting out of that contract and Simmons is about to get paid

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 08:40 PM
Forgot about Patty he'll also get a nice raise.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 08:40 PM
I'm genuinely stunned... Gotta be ready for Houston's 3 point shooting which is sure to get going

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 08:41 PM
Wow SA and GS WCF it is. This ones over.

lol, please
05-11-2017, 08:41 PM
I'm genuinely stunned

PM'd you, please read before the game is over lol


Wow SA and GS WCF it is. This ones over.
Did NBA games get changed to two quarters overnight?

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 08:42 PM
I'm genuinely stunned... Gotta be ready for Houston's 3 point shooting which is sure to get going

7-1 without him this year.

lakerfan85
05-11-2017, 08:42 PM
Lol @ the Rockets!!

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 08:45 PM
PM'd you, please read before the game is over lol


Did NBA games get changed to two quarters overnight?

Yes. Why don't I get PMs from you!?

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 08:47 PM
7-1 without him this year.

Yea, I hate when people bring this up... It's silly and ignores context.

Vs Nets
Vs Suns
Vs Kings
Vs Blazers (without Lillard)
Vs raptors (without DeRozan)

I don't recall the last 2, but they weren't world beaters, trust me. It's just silly to post stuff like that without proper context.

This would easily be the most impressive win. LMA has not looked like this with Kawhi out.

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 08:49 PM
Yea, I hate when people bring this up... It's silly and ignores context.

Vs Nets
Vs Suns
Vs Kings
Vs Blazers (without Lillard)
Vs raptors (without DeRozan)

I don't recall the last 2, but they weren't world beaters, trust me. It's just silly to post stuff like that without proper context.

This would easily be the most impressive win. LMA has not looked like this with Kawhi out.

Just stating the facts, I realize that isn't very good competition but they're still NBA teams. Plus it's a Pop coached team, I know we're all surprised but we really never should be when it comes to him. Always has his guys ready, 1-15

lol, please
05-11-2017, 08:51 PM
Yes. Why don't I get PMs from you!?

We aren't on that level yet :love: until you release an official statement declaring Kobe, Pippen, and Klay as greater than prime playoff Wade

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 08:53 PM
Just stating the facts, I realize that isn't very good competition but they're still NBA teams. Plus it's a Pop coached team, I know we're all surprised but we really never should be when it comes to him. Always has his guys ready, 1-15

I know it's facts man, but it still ignores context. 3 of those teams were trying to lose. The other 2 were missing their best players too...

People look at that record and aren't surprised by what's happening now. But ask any Spurs fan this season or anyone who follows them closely, and no way did they expect this without Kawhi.

Still lots of time left anyway

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 08:53 PM
We aren't on that level yet :love: until you release an official statement declaring Kobe, Pippen, and Klay as greater than prime playoff Wade

Haha unfortunately I can't do that, my mom always taught me to never lie!

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 08:55 PM
I know it's facts man, but it still ignores context. 3 of those teams were trying to lose. The other 2 were missing their best players too...

People look at that record and aren't surprised by what's happening now. But ask any Spurs fan this season or anyone who follows them closely, and no way did they expect this without Kawhi.

Still lots of time left anyway

I also didn't expect it regardless of that record, as you saw with my "yea this is going 7 post" lol. I didn't think they would win, i for sure didn't expect them to blow them out, especially in Houston.

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 08:57 PM
This 2nd round has been boring as ****. I think only 2 games were within double digits.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 08:59 PM
Dam Beverely got knocked the hell out. At least that's how he fell from Patty bumping him

lol, please
05-11-2017, 09:01 PM
Harden better not just roll over. The season can't end tonight for the Rockets. This series has to go 7.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 09:02 PM
This 2nd round has been boring as ****. I think only 2 games were within double digits.

If Wade was still in it, you'd be thrilled with blowout wins lol it's boring for the spectators, but not the fans. :)

Vee-Rex
05-11-2017, 09:03 PM
We're 1 half away from FINALLY seeing a Spurs/Dubs matchup.

mightybosstone
05-11-2017, 09:05 PM
I should be really upset right now, but Game 5 apparently killed by hopes as much as did for the Rockets. I'm just emotionally numb at this point. There are no words...

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 09:06 PM
We're 1 half away from FINALLY seeing a Spurs/Dubs matchup.

2 years too late if it happens. :( I wish we met them when we had our beautiful game type offense still.

I guess we'll see tho if it comes to that. Rockets can score the ball, this lead could he gone in a matter of minutes

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 09:08 PM
If Wade was still in it, you'd be thrilled with blowout wins lol it's boring for the spectators, but not the fans. :)

True lol

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 09:11 PM
Well Harden is for sure overrated. Ball out all you want in the regular season, if you can't do it in the playoffs it doesn't really matter much. He consistently falls off in the playoffs, I'll admit this is by the eye test but I don't see how he's even close to on par with his regular season production

tredigs
05-11-2017, 09:13 PM
Can we somehow just retroactively not award MVP to Westbrook OR Harden (or Kawhi) and call it a day? Here's hoping this clown wakes up in the 2nd half. Taking a little prop bet on him.

archdevil84
05-11-2017, 09:14 PM
harden is fcking trash overrated piece of garbage

archdevil84
05-11-2017, 09:15 PM
lebron deserves MVP. without him the cavs are thrash and have NO shot at winning anything

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 09:16 PM
remember when harden choked last year as well? now he was bad in last game and cost them that game and now this game... he has been horrid for 4 straight quarters in must win games. Lets see if he gets that hate the CP3/Lebrons/Westy get.

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 09:17 PM
Can we somehow just retroactively not award MVP to Westbrook OR Harden (or Kawhi) and call it a day? Here's hoping this clown wakes up in the 2nd half. Taking a little prop bet on him.

Lebron or Durant should win it every year... Not sure why anyone else thinks others are better.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 09:19 PM
Lebron or Durant should win it every year... Not sure why anyone else thinks others are better.

So this somehow erases how Kawhi carried the team all season as the sole all star? His case was as strong as any

tredigs
05-11-2017, 09:19 PM
Lebron or Durant should win it every year... Not sure why anyone else thinks others are better.

Curry? Lmao.

NYKnickFanatic
05-11-2017, 09:20 PM
So, if the Spurs pull this off, without Kawhi, what happens with the Rockets?

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 09:21 PM
So this somehow erases how Kawhi carried the team all season as the sole all star? Ok lol..

Not at all... He just isnt on the level of Lebron or Durant who clearly dont try as hard until the post season but there shouldnt be any mistake about it that nobody brings more value than the 2 best players in basketball... If you take Lebron off the cavs they are trash... KL is great but POP is a god and the spurs are more team relied... KL is behind only lebron and Durant to me.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 09:21 PM
Harden again flailing with no contact. Pathetic

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 09:21 PM
Not at all... He just isnt on the level of Lebron or Durant who clearly dont try as hard until the post season but there shouldnt be any mistake about it that nobody brings more value than the 2 best players in basketball... If you take Lebron off the cavs they are trash... KL is great but POP is a god and the spurs are more team relied... KL is behind only lebron and Durant to me.

MVP is a regular season award. You can't punish him because other guys coast

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 09:22 PM
Curry? Lmao.

stop... Curry doesnt bring the value durant/lebron does... His defense makes him a liability... He would be the next tier down with KL because his offense is so great... I am a firm believer you could put durant/lebron on any team and they win 50 games... curry doesnt do that.

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 09:23 PM
Harden again flailing with no contact. Pathetic

Looking like IT out there.

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 09:24 PM
MVP is a regular season award. You can't punish him because other guys coast

oh I agree but lebron has been punished for years because his dominance has been neglected because we cant give the award to him every year notion... You telling me that isnt part of the reason why he coasts? He coasts because MVP are irrelevent to him because people strictly put 100 percent of success/failure on if he wins a finals... It sucks but it is what it is

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 09:25 PM
Harden has more TOs than Assists FTA and FGA and as many TOs as points with no Kawhi, what is he doing out there? Simmons is the Harden stopper based on the last 2 games.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 09:27 PM
We just have not had this LMA like all year. Or Simmons... They're showing up at the right time

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 09:27 PM
Lmao, this is sad. Harden should go to the Clippers.. dude fits right in. What a joke of a performance. I don't wanna hear about his injury excuse right after. This guy is playing like he has a date with Khloe Kardashian after the game. No longer is he a superstar IN MY BOOK if he doesn't pull this off. Total clown. I feel bad for Beverley. He has so much heart but the best player on that team plays like he's falling asleep. Clown clown clown. This isn't even about Kawhi at this point. He's essential to this Spurs team. This is all due to Harden playing like he isn't even in the game.

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 09:28 PM
I am just glad they will win because that means they can rest KL and get him back hopefully healthy.

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 09:29 PM
Lmao, this is sad. Harden should go to the Clippers.. dude fits right in. What a joke of a performance. I don't wanna hear about his injury excuse right after. This guy is playing like he has a date with Khloe Kardashian after the game. No longer is he a superstar IN MY BOOK if he doesn't pull this off. Total clown. I feel bad for Beverley. He has so much heart but the best player on that team plays like he's falling asleep. Clown clown clown. This isn't even about Kawhi at this point. He's essential to this Spurs team. This is all due to Harden playing like he isn't even in the game.

its just he did it last game as well.. go see what he did in the 3rd and 4th... go look at the close out game last year for the rockets too... its same old same old.

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 09:29 PM
Houston, we have a problem.

tredigs
05-11-2017, 09:30 PM
stop... Curry doesnt bring the value durant/lebron does... His defense makes him a liability... He would be the next tier down with KL because his offense is so great... I am a firm believer you could put durant/lebron on any team and they win 50 games... curry doesnt do that.

Please dude. I watch the two every game, it's clear Curry is far more important to offense. KD is absolutely a better defender, but absolute joke of a statement to think it is a tier of difference overall. Curry is clearly more important to the team and the stats back that up. Ditto Kawhi and KD. Granted, super PED Bron does seem like #1 still.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 09:31 PM
its just he did it last game as well.. go see what he did in the 3rd and 4th... go look at the close out game last year for the rockets too... its same old same old.

It is. Which is why I said if they do make it past the Spurs, Warriors would just further expose him. This dude has totally underperformed EVERY playoffs he has been in. I know first-hand. He disappeared in our first NBA Finals. IDC if you can play in the regular season. When a guy like LeBron can just wake up ten minutes before the game, play half-*** and still dominate the reg season, then you can win that crappy award. Everyone knows it's the playoffs. Either you play well or you don't and Harden doesn't. END OF.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 09:31 PM
oh I agree but lebron has been punished for years because his dominance has been neglected because we cant give the award to him every year notion... You telling me that isnt part of the reason why he coasts? He coasts because MVP are irrelevent to him because people strictly put 100 percent of success/failure on if he wins a finals... It sucks but it is what it is

I think he coasts because he realized he needs to save his body for the playoffs like most older guys do. I also don't think they're irrelevant to him, I think he would love MVPs, but he just realized he can't get it every year.

Its the same thing with Pop and COTY. It doesn't mean he isn't the best coach in the game.

I just don't think you punish a guy like Kawhi for doing what he did because of what others are capable of doing.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 09:32 PM
I am just glad they will win because that means they can rest KL and get him back hopefully healthy.

It's not over yet, but this was my dream scenario to get Kawhi extra rest for that ankle.

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 09:32 PM
its just he did it last game as well.. go see what he did in the 3rd and 4th... go look at the close out game last year for the rockets too... its same old same old.

Go look at the 2012 Finals where the god shut him down

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 09:32 PM
It's not even his team. The difference is Harden playing like a trashcan. If he played like reg season Harden, this would be a close game. Spurs are dominating because Harden isn't. This Rockets team is depressed. Poor D'Antoni was spinning his damn white board because he knew Harden was gonna let him down.. LMFAO. "I wish I had Nash." Me too, D'Antoni.. Me too...

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 09:34 PM
It's not over yet, but this was my dream scenario to get Kawhi extra rest for that ankle.

When is the WCF? I figured it would start Saturday.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 09:34 PM
It's not even his team. The difference is Harden playing like a trashcan. If he played like reg season Harden, this would be a close game. Spurs are dominating because Harden isn't. This Rockets team is depressed. Poor D'Antoni was spinning his damn white board because he knew Harden was gonna let him down.. LMFAO. "I wish I had Nash." Me too, D'Antoni.. Me too...

It wouldn't matter against Pop. D'Antoni has never elimated a Pop coached team. I was hoping that continued this season. Still 18 mins left

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 09:35 PM
Please dude. I watch the two every game, it's clear Curry is far more important to offense. KD is absolutely a better defender, but absolute joke of a statement to think it is a tier of difference overall. Curry is clearly more important to the team and the stats back that up. Ditto Kawhi and KD. Granted, super PED Bron does seem like #1 still.

so you are telling me you thought KD was going to come in and take over? Nope... Curry was still going to be the driving force but again use your head...lebron/durant are far better players on both sides of the ball... They just are... Durant is allowing curry to be the driver but if you put both guys on neutral teams with neutral players Durant wins twice as many games much like Lebron.. Curry is bad at defense... Curry if he is forced to work on defense it hurts him offensively... curry has a top tier team around him to cover up for his **** defense and allows him to save energy for his offensive output. He is nowhere near as valuable on neutral teams without the big 3 or 4 help that the warriors have like lebron and durant would and can be but continue to overrate him like you do harden/blazers/Jazz and anything that tries to help make your homer point better. Curry is great... He isnt lebron or durant.

Edit- Let me post this link before you go on one of your warrior tirades where you bring a pocket knife to a gun fight.

https://www.google.com/search?q=the+cavs+attacked+curry+defense&rlz=1C1VFKB_enUS662US662&oq=the+cavs+attacked+curry+defense&aqs=chrome..69i57.5231j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


Just click it and hit any of the links and they will talk about how valuable his defense was to the opposing defense. On a neutral team he would be exposed so badly

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 09:36 PM
When is the WCF? I figured it would start Saturday.

Game 7 was scheduled for Sunday. So if it ends tonight idk , I guess Sunday? If it went 7, WCF would start Tuesday.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 09:37 PM
It wouldn't matter against Pop. D'Antoni has never elimated a Pop coached team. I was hoping that continued this season. Still 18 mins left

This was a close series, though. Rockets should have closed out game 5 and now game 6. Instead, they are probably going to lose because Harden choked. It's embarrassing. When you consider the 3rd Q/4th Q/OT and the game up to this point, this guy probably has the worst stretch of any "MVP" I've seen. Worse than LeBron.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 09:37 PM
Punk *** Ariza not letting Green get up

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 09:38 PM
Poor Ariza trying to start fights so Harden can wake the F up... still looks like Harden doesn't care... Dude wants to go home and sleep. Someone wake him up!!!!

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 09:38 PM
might be one of the worst choke jobs I have ever seen

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 09:39 PM
This was a close series, though. Rockets should have closed out game 5 and now game 6. Instead, they are probably going to lose because Harden choked. It's embarrassing. When you consider the 3rd Q/4th Q/OT and the game up to this point, this guy probably has the worst stretch of any "MVP" I've seen. Worse than LeBron.

Well if they won game 5, Kawhi is playing tonight. Who knows what happens.

Def inexcusable by Harden tho. Super passive the whole 1st half

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 09:39 PM
might be one of the worst choke jobs I have ever seen

He's making LeBron 2011 look like Jordan at this point.

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 09:40 PM
welp at least he will get some points in trash time lol

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 09:40 PM
LMFAO at James Harden trying to make up for his crappy game by playing some defense. Someone should tell this guy he's not Kawhi.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 09:41 PM
Rockets should build the team on Lou Williams or Patrick Beverley. I suggest James Harden come off the bench. He can be the sixth man again.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 09:43 PM
Passes the ball to Ryan Andersen. Ryan knows Harden isn't gnna do **** so he takes it upon himself. Poor Ryan... Harden, are you awake yet? Someone bring the coffee please. Milk and sugar x2

archdevil84
05-11-2017, 09:43 PM
nothing more enjoyable then seeing harden play like the **** he is

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 09:43 PM
Rockets should build the team on Lou Williams or Patrick Beverley. I suggest James Harden come off the bench. He can be the sixth man again.

i know you are joking but I warned rockets fans of this... I would trade Harden or fire Mike D or both but they never will and I get it... Its just a shame because nomatter what they do they will always fall short to a defensive team because when they go cold they cant win because of their defense... This style cant win in the post season even with the insane talent the Suns had.

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 09:44 PM
the moment when you see ariza taking shots because harden wont.

bootsy
05-11-2017, 09:45 PM
Could there be a 2015 WCSF Game 6 repeat for the Rockets or too much to overcome?

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 09:46 PM
Yea this game still isn't over...

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 09:46 PM
Harden is trying to battle in the post to make it seem like he's doing something. Get real, Hardy Hardy. These fans will never forget this choke-job. How do you go into next season's home opener and cheer this dude? LMAO.

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 09:48 PM
so you are telling me you thought KD was going to come in and take over? Nope... Curry was still going to be the driving force but again use your head...lebron/durant are far better players on both sides of the ball... They just are... Durant is allowing curry to be the driver but if you put both guys on neutral teams with neutral players Durant wins twice as many games much like Lebron.. Curry is bad at defense... Curry if he is forced to work on defense it hurts him offensively... curry has a top tier team around him to cover up for his **** defense and allows him to save energy for his offensive output. He is nowhere near as valuable on neutral teams without the big 3 or 4 help that the warriors have like lebron and durant would and can be but continue to overrate him like you do harden/blazers/Jazz and anything that tries to help make your homer point better. Curry is great... He isnt lebron or durant.

Edit- Let me post this link before you go on one of your warrior tirades where you bring a pocket knife to a gun fight.

https://www.google.com/search?q=the+cavs+attacked+curry+defense&rlz=1C1VFKB_enUS662US662&oq=the+cavs+attacked+curry+defense&aqs=chrome..69i57.5231j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


Just click it and hit any of the links and they will talk about how valuable his defense was to the opposing team. On a neutral team he would be exposed so badly

before you go on one of your rants tre i edited my post. look back.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 09:48 PM
Yea this game still isn't over...

It's over. Spurs are clicking on ALL cylinders. Reminds me of the game vs Heat in 2014. Rockets are depressed. The body language of their MVP is demoralizing to watch. D'Antoni was so bored and done with the game that he started playing around with the white board... It's over. You know it's over when Ariza is taking more shots than Harden. Tells me Harden just doesn't want to be there. When has this guy NOT take shots?

Lakers + Giants
05-11-2017, 09:48 PM
Yea this game still isn't over...

politically correct answer. this game was over after the first. :laugh:

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 09:50 PM
kdspurman is just humble. Deep down, he knows Spurs got lucky. James Harden just stunk it up. Think about it: Kawhi would have played in game 6 and was on an injured ankle. Rockets would be up 3-2 heading to the Toyota center. Instead, they are gonna lose because their MVP turned to the LVP.

mightybosstone
05-11-2017, 09:55 PM
Good series, Spurs fans (mainly kd). But this series loss and this completely disheartening blowout kind of killed the Rockets season for me. I don't look forward to the Harden bashing that will inevitably, deservedly follow. He was awful. They sucked. And they came out with no heart tonight. So I'm probably going to be absent from PSD for a while.

Hopefully they will recognize the flaws on the roster this offseason, and Harden will learn to deal with adversity a little better in the future. I know he's better than this, but he has completely crumbled under the pressure in the postseason at times. He either needs to evolve as a player in that regard, or he's already reached his ceiling. That being said, I do think it's possible. Lebron did it and became arguably the most dangerous postseason player in league history.

Anyways, I'm out for a while until the sting from this season wears off.

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 09:55 PM
lol down 30.... at home.... without KL

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 09:56 PM
politically correct answer. this game was over after the first. :laugh:

I've seen too many crazy things happen. Maybe I'm just paranoid lol

kdspurman is just humble. Deep down, he knows Spurs got lucky. James Harden just stunk it up. Think about it: Kawhi would have played in game 6 and was on an injured ankle. Rockets would be up 3-2 heading to the Toyota center. Instead, they are gonna lose because their MVP turned to the LVP.

I just believe it's not over till it's over.. I mean i think 2013 Ray Allen and .4 Fisher still haunt me.... So maybe that factors in to it.

If we end up winning, they have to play this way with Kawhi back against GS. His individual​ brilliance won't do it against those guys. To make it entertaining, it has to be a gang effort

tredigs
05-11-2017, 09:56 PM
Good series, Spurs fans (mainly kd). But this series loss and this completely disheartening blowout kind of killed the Rockets season for me. I don't look forward to the Harden bashing that will inevitably, deservedly follow. He was awful. They sucked. And they came out with no heart tonight. So I'm probably going to be absent from PSD for a while.

Hopefully they will recognize the flaws on the roster this offseason, and Harden will learn to deal with adversity a little better in the future. I know he's better than this, but he has completely crumbled under the pressure in the postseason at times. He either needs to evolve as a player in that regard, or he's already reached his ceiling. That being said, I do think it's possible. Lebron did it and became arguably the most dangerous postseason player in league history.

Anyways, I'm out for a while until the sting from this season wears off.

If it makes you feel better, he (personally, not the Rockets - prop bet) lost me a good amount of $.

He's a ****ing loser.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 09:57 PM
Good series, Spurs fans (mainly kd). But this series loss and this completely disheartening blowout kind of killed the Rockets season for me. I don't look forward to the Harden bashing that will inevitably, deservedly follow. He was awful. They sucked. And they came out with no heart tonight. So I'm probably going to be absent from PSD for a while.

Hopefully they will recognize the flaws on the roster this offseason, and Harden will learn to deal with adversity a little better in the future. I know he's better than this, but he has completely crumbled under the pressure in the postseason at times. He either needs to evolve as a player in that regard, or he's already reached his ceiling. That being said, I do think it's possible. Lebron did it and became arguably the most dangerous postseason player in league history.

Anyways, I'm out for a while until the sting from this season wears off.

See ya, dude. I'm probably gonna hate on Harden just because it pisses me off that a player THIS good can suck THIS bad when it matters. I genuinely think Harden is a top ten player but this was inexcusable. In any case, it was a great season for you guys. Totally overachieved. See ya around.

tredigs
05-11-2017, 09:57 PM
I've seen too many crazy things happen. Maybe I'm just paranoid lol


I just believe it's not over till it's over.. I mean i think 2013 Ray Allen and .4 Fisher still haunt me.... So maybe that factors in to it.

If we end up winning, they have to play this way with Kawhi back against GS. His individual​ brilliance won't do it against those guys. To make it entertaining, it has to be a gang effort

Lol, it's over buddy (unless you're expecting a 30-0 run in the last 8 minutes?), good win. See ya in the next round.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 10:00 PM
Lol, it's over buddy (unless you're expecting a 30-0 run in the last 8 minutes?), good win. See ya in the next round.

Almost convinced it's done..lol

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 10:01 PM
At this point, I just hope Kawhi is healthy enough to play the Warriors series. We're looking at possibly 3/5 best players in the NBA. It will be fun: KD vs Kawhi.

More-Than-Most
05-11-2017, 10:03 PM
warriors in 5... sucks but it might be a great series had they not gotten durant... shame.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 10:04 PM
Gotta be happy about Aldridge's performance. Looks amazing tonight. They'll need that against the Warriors.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 10:05 PM
People thought we were done after game 1 too. It's funny how narratives change from game to game

Htownballa1622
05-11-2017, 10:05 PM
Bad end with solid overachieving season.

Harden was bad. No debate. But enjoy the circle jerk that these haters will.

Good luck to spurs fans and enjoy the next round. Hope y'all make it competitive.

lakerfan85
05-11-2017, 10:06 PM
Harden will be back better than ever next season!!

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 10:07 PM
Gotta be happy about Aldridge's performance. Looks amazing tonight. They'll need that against the Warriors.

For sure.He'll obviously have more resistance, but he's a capable scorer. Can't have timid LMA. Can't let Green get under his skin either.

I wish TD was still here. Green gave up trying to talk trash to him cause it was pointless

Vee-Rex
05-11-2017, 10:07 PM
I'm so glad. Spurs/Warriors is gonna be EPIC

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 10:08 PM
Playoff high was 32 for Aldridge? No way. I remember he destroyed the Rockets with 40+ point games. Maybe for the Spurs it was a career high?

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 10:08 PM
warriors in 5... sucks but it might be a great series had they not gotten durant... shame.

Not to mention no Parker and Kawhi will be banged up without a doubt. If this was bad enough to keep him out of a playoff game he insisted he was playing in, it's likely the supposed recovery time is 2-3 weeks. He will be back next game though.

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 10:10 PM
Playoff high was 32 for Aldridge? No way. I remember he destroyed the Rockets with 40+ point games. Maybe for the Spurs it was a career high?

Nope, back to back 40+ points against you guys last year I believe. They must be talking about this season.

tredigs
05-11-2017, 10:11 PM
To continue the "circle jerk of hate (on Harden)", I'm reminded of his closeout game of the Warriors a couple years back. 2-11 from the field and the most turnovers in playoff history. I truly thought he had grown and would thrive in a situation at home with no Kawhi (tho I was not convinced the Rox would win). Sadly mistaken.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 10:12 PM
Good series, Spurs fans (mainly kd). But this series loss and this completely disheartening blowout kind of killed the Rockets season for me. I don't look forward to the Harden bashing that will inevitably, deservedly follow. He was awful. They sucked. And they came out with no heart tonight. So I'm probably going to be absent from PSD for a while.

Hopefully they will recognize the flaws on the roster this offseason, and Harden will learn to deal with adversity a little better in the future. I know he's better than this, but he has completely crumbled under the pressure in the postseason at times. He either needs to evolve as a player in that regard, or he's already reached his ceiling. That being said, I do think it's possible. Lebron did it and became arguably the most dangerous postseason player in league history.

Anyways, I'm out for a while until the sting from this season wears off.


Bad end with solid overachieving season.

Harden was bad. No debate. But enjoy the circle jerk that these haters will.

Good luck to spurs fans and enjoy the next round. Hope y'all make it competitive.

Much respect gentlemen. Sorry this didn't turn out a bit more competitive for your guys. I know it sucks

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 10:12 PM
Nope, back to back 40+ points against you guys last year I believe. They must be talking about this season.

Just dug it up. It was 2013-2014 when he was with the Blazers. Games 1/2, back to back 40 point games. I guess they meant it was his Spurs career high.

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 10:13 PM
Playoff high was 32 for Aldridge? No way. I remember he destroyed the Rockets with 40+ point games. Maybe for the Spurs it was a career high?

Def this season only. He's had maybe 1 good scoring game before this, also against Houston.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 10:14 PM
To continue the "circle jerk of hate (on Harden)", I'm reminded of his closeout game of the Warriors a couple years back. 2-11 from the field and the most turnovers in playoff history. I truly thought he had grown and would thrive in a situation at home with no Kawhi (tho I was not convinced the Rox would win). Sadly mistaken.

I remember that. There was a play that playoffs in which he dribbled the ball off his own foot, wasn't it? Maybe he comes back better but I'm not putting money on that.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 10:16 PM
This was what I was talking about when I mentioned D'Antoni looked done with this game by halftime.

https://twitter.com/MattHammondShow/status/862840456790540288/video/1

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 10:19 PM
Just read a funny tweet:

"Kawhi outplayed Harden tonight."

Couldn't be any more true, sadly.

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 10:19 PM
Just dug it up. It was 2013-2014 when he was with the Blazers. Games 1/2, back to back 40 point games. I guess they meant it was his Spurs career high.

Check games 1 and 2 against you all last year, I could've swore he did it there too

Htownballa1622
05-11-2017, 10:19 PM
Much respect gentlemen. Sorry this didn't turn out a bit more competitive for your guys. I know it sucks

All good. You've been classy as heck even with all my moaning about refs.

We were outplayed. Especially tonight. Pop is a genius. I wish yall would win but some beta went and joined a historic roster so it'll be hard.

I hope kawhi comes back healthy.

As for us, we will retool. Hope we upgrade some positions.

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 10:21 PM
Just looked it up flashbolt, 38 in game 1 and 41 in game 2 against you guys last year.

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 10:22 PM
Wade CP3 and Bosh to the Spurs next year!!!!

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 10:22 PM
Just looked it up flashbolt, 38 in game 1 and 41 in game 2 against you guys last year.

Oh yeah, can't believe I didn't remember that. They absolutely hammered him for the other remaining games. Holy hell, can't believe I forgot it

still1ballin
05-11-2017, 10:23 PM
Well I didn't see that coming

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 10:23 PM
Wade CP3 and Bosh to the Spurs next year!!!!


Kawhi: SG
CP3: PG
Bosh: C
Aldridge: PF
LeBron: SF

Wade: bench SG

Lakers + Giants
05-11-2017, 10:23 PM
This was what I was talking about when I mentioned D'Antoni looked done with this game by halftime.

https://twitter.com/MattHammondShow/status/862840456790540288/video/1

Saw that same clueless look with the lakers. Don't feel sorry for him one bit. **** Antoni.

kobe4thewinbang
05-11-2017, 10:24 PM
114-75...no Kawhi...what just happened? You talk about living and dying by the three, Houston mostly died and then got butchered here. They looked great at times in this series. This was their chance to pounce on the Spurs and force 7.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 10:24 PM
Saw that same clueless look with the lakers. Don't feel sorry for him one bit. **** Antoni.

He's probably thinking to himself that they didn't shoot enough threes.. lmao

JJ_JKidd
05-11-2017, 10:25 PM
Breaking news!! Harden reaches out to kobe to ask about mamba mentality

kobe4thewinbang
05-11-2017, 10:25 PM
On the plus side...we FINALLY get to see the two titan teams of the western conference duke it out.

:cheers:

Hopefully Kawhi can return for Game 1, though...

:confused:

JJ_JKidd
05-11-2017, 10:26 PM
Rockets are the next Clippers. Always gonna fold in the playoffs. Take that to the bank!

akagiredsuns
05-11-2017, 10:28 PM
Rip Rockets. That they would get blown out by 39 points at home by the Spurs without their best player. What is it with Mike D? Phoenix, Lakers, NY and now Houston. Harden one of the worst games of his career and fouled out. Ariza the only relevant factor. But Aldridge about time he shows flashes of his Portland days & Gasol finally woke the hell up too. Impressive job by the supporting cast of Simmons, Mills & Murray. Green had a respectable game too. Kawhi can get some rest going into the ECF. The most inconsistent series I ever seen in terms of blowouts. Still don't think they will beat the Dubs but we will see.

flea
05-11-2017, 10:29 PM
Moreyball still finding itself lacking. This team needed McHale to bench Harden and Josh Smith and Corey Brewer to inject some energy. Don't know that I've seen a more listless effort in a home elimination game at least since Melo's teams were last relevant.

WaDe03
05-11-2017, 10:32 PM
Kawhi: SG
CP3: PG
Bosh: C
Aldridge: PF
LeBron: SF

Wade: bench SG

Greatest team ever!

Htownballa1622
05-11-2017, 10:33 PM
To continue the "circle jerk of hate (on Harden)", I'm reminded of his closeout game of the Warriors a couple years back. 2-11 from the field and the most turnovers in playoff history. I truly thought he had grown and would thrive in a situation at home with no Kawhi (tho I was not convinced the Rox would win). Sadly mistaken.

You can mock all you want.

I too was disappointed in him and his play too.

tredigs
05-11-2017, 10:33 PM
I'm sorry Rox fans (I assume you are all gone but), but thinking on it that was THE most pathetic home playoff close-out game performance in NBA history. At no point in that game did the Rockets show an ounce of effort, and that starts with Harden. This team was already easy to hate for all their flopping (adding Lou Williams obviously did not help), but WTF did we just watch!!!

zn23
05-11-2017, 10:33 PM
Harden played the worst game of his career. Was passive to start the game, got in foul trouble early and never found his rhythm.

This type of game is going to haunt his legacy...

Meanwhile LMA finally showed up and played a hell of a game. Gregg Popovich padding his GOAT resume.

tredigs
05-11-2017, 10:36 PM
862858349368537089

I'm curious if 18 points off 2's is the least in NBA history? Seems like it has to be.

flea
05-11-2017, 10:39 PM
Harden played the worst game of his career. Was passive to start the game, got in foul trouble early and never found his rhythm.

This type of game is going to haunt his legacy...

Meanwhile LMA finally showed up and played a hell of a game. Gregg Popovich padding his GOAT resume.

What legacy? He's Corey Maggette with a 3 ball - the only difference is he plays in an era where defending shooters and ballhandlers is illegal. His biggest accomplishment to date was getting benched for journeymen and watching them carry his team to the WCF.

And anyway, so as not to pile it on too much, the Rockets weren't properly equipped for the Spurs gameplan tonight. I think the Spurs should have done this earlier in the series and against other teams. They've easily got the size advantage against every team in the playoffs except maybe the Cavs, who themselves prefer smallball. Use it.

archdevil84
05-11-2017, 10:41 PM
nvm, im stupid

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 10:43 PM
This was what I was talking about when I mentioned D'Antoni looked done with this game by halftime.

https://twitter.com/MattHammondShow/status/862840456790540288/video/1

I didn't even catch that... It reminded me of how different the 2 coaches are. (should start @ 1:37)

This is from 2012, Spurs/Clips

https://youtu.be/qPg5nSDrbGo?t=1m37s

Spurs were down like over 20 in the first quarter, and looked pretty bad. They ended up winning the game, but just the differences in body language. Calm, cool, and relaxed. That stuff matters as a HC

kdspurman
05-11-2017, 10:45 PM
All good. You've been classy as heck even with all my moaning about refs.

We were outplayed. Especially tonight. Pop is a genius. I wish yall would win but some beta went and joined a historic roster so it'll be hard.

I hope kawhi comes back healthy.

As for us, we will retool. Hope we upgrade some positions.

We couldn't call ourselves fans if there wasn't a little back and forth. It was all respect tho...

And yea. Idk what we'll look like next series. I hope Pop has something in mind on how he wants to play those guys.

Dade County
05-11-2017, 10:47 PM
NBA = Entertainment

Happen tonight...

Sorry Rocket fans. We never know what the league is planning.

I gave up on thinking this would one day stop. Until people start protesting and recognize what's really going on; there will never be change.

LOb0
05-11-2017, 10:48 PM
Coach of the year and MVP right.

Pathetic. D'antoni is the most overrated coach in history. Harden is just a playoff choker.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 10:51 PM
NBA = Entertainment

Happen tonight...

Sorry Rocket fans. We never know what the league is planning.

I gave up on thinking this would one day stop. Until people start protesting and recognize what's really going on; there will never be change.

Yeah, NBA called Harden and told him to choke. Also told Kawhi to get injured so they would make it seem more realistic. I guess NBA wasn't rigged when they were winning, though.

Saddletramp
05-11-2017, 10:54 PM
Well, that was embarrassing. I kinda expected a loss even without Leonard but not a trouncing. The thing that gives me a bit of relief is that there was no way the Rockets were beating the Warriors unless the Rockets were on fire from three andvthe Warriors were average. Or that KD grew a pair and quit the Warriors knowing that he doesn't deserve the title he's about to be handed. Doubtful any of that happens.


In all seriousness, though...Houston has a little bit of cap room and should be looking to replace Ariza. Hayward thoughts are wishful thinking I assume.

tredigs
05-11-2017, 10:59 PM
NBA = Entertainment

Happen tonight...

Sorry Rocket fans. We never know what the league is planning.

I gave up on thinking this would one day stop. Until people start protesting and recognize what's really going on; there will never be change.

You and this shtick are an absolute clown. This game proved the exact otherwise of your premise, yet you maintain? Why would the NBA not want a G7 and donate fouls on fouls for Houston? Why would the NBA not want the Warriors and Cavs (the two most watched teams in the playoffs by a country mile) to extend their series? Sweeps on sweeps on sweeps and no Game 7's? Explain yourself clown.

FlashBolt
05-11-2017, 10:59 PM
I did not like how Harden tried to blame his teammates... very lame.