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Official NBA Thread

Discussion in 'The Cocktail Lounge' started by bigbear0083, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Yeah I watched that Champions League Finals match last Saturday, seems like Liverpool will have a new goalkeeper next year :eek: Too bad I was rooting for Liverpool :( But I guess Liverpool didn't stand a chance to win after Salah was forced off the pitch by injury, I hope he will be healthy enough to play for Egypt in the World Cup though.
     
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    You have to give it to Kloppo, there are so many good German goalkeepers and he takes this unlucky dude with him to Liverpool... I myself was lucky enough to give Kloppo a high five once upon a time. He is a cool guy!!
     
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    LeBron got robbed in game 1 by JR Smith's stupidity

     
  4. bigbear0083

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    so...another 0-2 hole for the cavs eh? no problemo right? :p

    really rooting for this one to go the distance (7 games)
     
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    Not gonna happen. A sweep is more likely imo. One of the coolest things to happen in this years finals was the walk off from LeBron at the press conference after game 1: "Be better prepared tomorrow". In particular his short business pants rock. I should wear some of those at my next business meeting when its hot weather outside :)

     
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    Man, so many good memes after the JR Smith incident. My favorite is this one

     
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    Get out the brooms... Looks like LeBron - the founder and initiater of the modern day superteams - apparently can't handle the superteam from the bay area. Bad luck I would say...
     
  8. bigbear0083

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    good call there @Dan Thunderbolt!

    i got the sense after listening to bron's post-game interview last night that he won't be returning with the cavs next season.
     
  9. bigbear0083

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    the nba reg. season kicks off in less than 2 weeks here :D

    i believe it officially gets underway on oct. 16th if i'm not mistaken?

    go hornets! :p

    let's get some early season predictions going in here!
     
  10. stock1234

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    Tough to see anyone beating the Warriors again if they remain healthy :p They added another All Star in DeMarcus Cousins, so they are more stacked than ever :p

    I am picking Warriors vs Celtics in the Finals and the Warriors will be the champs again, but I hope that I will be wrong on the Warriors part :p

    Heard that the Hornets have a new coach and will be playing at a faster pace, they could be exciting to watch this season :D Really like to watch Kemba Walker playing
     
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    Yeah, pretty much a guarantee that the Warriors win it all. I feel like they would need MORE than 2 starters injured during the playoffs in order to not win it all.
     
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    didn't really catch much of the season opener this past week.

    how did lebron look for the lakers? :p
     
  13. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Lakers 0-2 so far and there was a brawl when they were playing against the Rockets :p I think the Lakers will make the Playoffs but definitely not championship contender. Right now it looks like teams like Denver and Utah are better than the Lakers
     
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    was watching some of the knicks/warriors game last night...man when GS gets on one of those insane runs, it's pretty much lights out!

    game was real close towards the end, then GS went on something like a 35-6 run to close it out...the final score wasn't really indicative of how competitive the game was.
     
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    pretty ridiculous performance by klay thompson last night against the bulls, did anyone catch any of the game? i actually happened to have watched that game to its entirety and boy was that a spectacle to watch.

    before this game, klay had gone something like 5 for 36 from downtown...i guess one could say he was very overdue to breakout of his slump :p

    not only did he break an nba record for 3's in a half, but he also broke the record for 3's for an entire game (the other splash brother steph curry held the previous record)...and he did it halfway through the 3rd quarter! just pure insanity.

    there were some other notable records that were broken in that game last night.

    for example- total points at the half (92) is the 2nd most in nba history, however it was the most ever for a road time in nba history.

    i think the warriors coulda easily gone for at last 160 points if not more in that game last night, but steve kerr took out all of his starters midway in the 3rd (understandably with the huge lead) and you obviously couldn't expect the benchwarmers to do much the rest of the way :p

    i believe the warriors lead at the half (what was it something like 42?) was one of the largest halftime leads in nba history as well.

    there were some other nba records set in that game last night as well but none that i can think of at the top of my head right now.

    i think the warriors just missed at least tying an nba record for 3's overall in a game. think they had 24, and the record was 25.

    pretty amazing...and i think what is even more amazing is my decision to have tuned in to watch that game from the opening tip. i had no idea what i was going to be in for, but i figured it was the warriors so it was going to be good...but i had no way of knowing it was going to be a record setting kind of night lol.
     
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    Ya I saw that Thompson hit 14 3 pointers in the 1st half. Warriors were up 92-50 at the half :eek:

    Crazy. Warriors gonna run away with it this year again.
     
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    The Warriors are just crazy good :eek: I just don’t see anyone beating them unless one of their stars suffer injury.

    The Celtics and the Raptors looking pretty good too but I doubt they can challenge the Warriors in the Finals :p
     
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    Honestly I think the Warriors would win even if 1 of their stars suffered an injury throughout the playoffs. I think it would take 2 of their players for them to not take it all.
     
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    ^^ haha, ya that's my thinking too

    is it weird of me to say that whenever i watch a warriors game, it honestly feels like i'm watching the nba all-star game every time :p

    i see they put up another 40+ point first quarter last night again...crazy.
     
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    Warriors still haven't even got Demarcus Cousins back yet. They signed him this year. He's like a top 3 center in the league...
     

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