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  1. TiP54

    TiP54 Bad Reputation

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    Dwyane Wade is good at basketball.
     
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  2. Mcduffie81

    Mcduffie81 Wildcat Club Member

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    I had to leave when the Raptors went on a run to start the 3rd quarter. I couldn't take it and I don't trust this Heat team right now. Wade is pure magic but everyone else is letting him down. Deng and Johnson really need to step it up for game 5.
     
  3. Section126

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    See if you can spot the One Raptors fan:

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    and of course..how can I forget?

    [video=youtube;iGfcrPH376A]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGfcrPH376A[/video]
     
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  5. BevoPhin

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    Dwyane Wade. This guy. This ****ing guy. We are not worthy. Lets not take this genius for granted.
     
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    Steph Curry, all-time OT record (Playoffs or reg. season) 17 pts.!!!!

    Just as you thought that the Cavs had a chance.....Steph comes on in a game he was on a mins. restriction....good lord.
     
  8. BevoPhin

    BevoPhin Well-Known Member

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    Steph couldnt carry Dwades jock strap. Let someone put a hard screen on steph and let the big boys play basketball.
     
  9. Serpico Jones

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    Warriors are going to win the title again with Steph this year. He's just too ****ing good.
     
  10. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Portland scores 14 points in an OT and loses by 7.

    Dubs are on another planet.

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  11. MikeHoncho

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    Curry 40 points and nearly a triple double on limited minutes?

    This creature is not human. He is not of us.
     
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  12. PhiNomina

    PhiNomina White-Collar Redneck

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    Limited? He played 36 minutes!

    Which seems insane to me. I know they want the win - but holy crap, the franchise is resting on that dude's knee and you play him that many minutes in his first game back?

    They're lucky he's a cyborg sent from another planet in another solar system that was finely crafted to destroy the sport of basketball.
     
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  13. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    Thats not limited minutes lol he didnt start, he still playwd starter minutes and his avg minutes per game.

    Anyways, im reading to expect a Vince Carter first return to Toronto environment in Game 5 for Wade, all because of the anthem scandal.
     
  14. rafael

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    In addition to shooting a reasonable percentage from 3, the offense needs to run through Dragic most of the time. We just don't move the ball enough, but when Dragic does all that dribble probing the rest of the team keeps moving some. When we go iso with Wade or Johnson the rest of the team turns into spectators. And Wade in particular excels at finding the open guy, but everybody outside of UD (and Whiteside when he was there), either don't make the cuts or can't catch it when they do.

    And back to the threes, we need Richardson, Johnson and Deng to find the range again.
     
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    Not me.
     
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  16. MikeHoncho

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    Granted there was overtime
     
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    #AnthemGATE
     
  18. PhiNomina

    PhiNomina White-Collar Redneck

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    Cavs just can't play enough defense to hang with Golden State. Their offense is good enough right now that they can score at crazy rates and the East just doesn't have any teams with an offense strong enough to make them hurt on the defensive end (not trolling MIA - I just think CLE is a bad matchup for them).

    Golden State will laugh at the Cavs trying to just out score them.
     
  19. Vertical Limit

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    Unanimous MVP huh.. Thats got to sting Lebrons ego. You can officially say it, theres a new king in the NBA.
     
  20. Serpico Jones

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    Didn't those idiot Toronto fans learn anything when they pissed off Paul Pierce? It's not a good idea to anger hall of fame players.
     
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    CLE is not a bad matchup for Miami if they were at full strength. With Whiteside, Miami will give Cleveland plenty to handle. Cavs win the series because they are BETTER. Not on matchups.

    As for Offense...I know what it looks like now...but look at what Miami did after the ASB. They were Dub like at home.
     
  22. 407PhinFan

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    With Bosh and Whiteside, I think we would beat the Cavs pretty handily. Defense is significantly better, and we were extremely efficient on offense WITHOUT Bosh. Adding one of the most efficient midrange shooters, and one of our best 3 pt shooters, and best passers back into the mix could only help.

    Even without Bosh, I think we would have a pretty good chance of beating the Cavs in a seven games series. Whiteside would hammer them in the paint, especially if we went back to our post ASB rotations. We just need our shooters to find the range again. I'm really not sure where our 3 pt shooting has gone, but it sure was nice to see it for 25 games or so. I can only hope Joe Johnson, Deng, and Richardson get back into rhythm, otherwise we are in for a LONG, but short series against Cleveland.

    If we make it past Tor, that is.
     
  23. finfansince72

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    I think Cleveland is playing well enough to beat GS if they get hot shooting for 3 or 4 games in a seven game series they can win that. I think people are underestimating them, they have a legit lineup with everyone healthy and their role players are playing well. I think they are head and shoulders above anyone in the East right now and they can beat anyone in the West on a given night. I'd obviously favor a healthy GS lineup but thats going to be a really good series and I wouldn't be surprised if Cleveland won it. The Cavs have been shooting lights out for 8 games in a row, thats more of a trend than a fluke occurrence. Miami needs to get by Toronto first :)
     
  24. Serpico Jones

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    The Hawks and Pistons aren't any good.
     
  25. PhiNomina

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    Hawks had 7th best NetRtg in NBA and 2nd best DefRtg
     
  26. Serpico Jones

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    Good for them.
     
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    you know they have a mental block vs. the Cavs. Two of those games were coin tosses that went the Cavs way. There is very little by way of a "skill" to win close games. it's about execution..meaning the most important muscle is the brain. Hawks consistently go brain dead vs. the Cavs for whatever reason.
     
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    I'm doubling down on Golden State.
     
  29. JShady

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    I'm the biggest homer, I have the Heat winning it all muahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhaha
     
  30. PhiNomina

    PhiNomina White-Collar Redneck

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    Yeah it's a super bad matchup for them. I'll try to find the article but for some reason Tristan Thompson just SHUTS DOWN Paul Milsap. It's odd.

    And...I feel like if I flipped the bolded part to be about Dwyane Wade y'all would kick me out of here.
     
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    PhiNomina White-Collar Redneck

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  32. Serpico Jones

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    They were locked up and Dragic swung his arm free.

    Didn't look like a punch.
     
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  34. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You

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    That's what I thought too.
     
  35. ckparrothead

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    Tomorrow I want to see Dragic in full destroy mode, like in the Game 7 of the Charlotte series or Game 1 of this series. Feels like the right time.
     
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    How could you? You can actually see Wade thinking throughout the closing parts of a game.
     
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    How bout a Heat offensive explosion...they are very much due.
     
  39. PhiNomina

    PhiNomina White-Collar Redneck

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    So...you are saying the Cavs (and LeBron) are coin flips in close games but Wade isn't?

    I'm totally cool with saying Wade is a closer who gives an advantage in close games...but you can't say he is and LeBron isn't.
     
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