This Miami-Chicago game is absolutely bonkers!!
Miami was up by 18 early, and Chicago leads at the half by 6.
"That was Nasty right? Cocked that Joint back and banged on 'em." -James Johnson
"Analytics DON'T work at all. It's some crap that people that are really smart made up to get in the game. Bunch of smart guys who have never played. The NBA is about TALENT" - Charles Barkley #Truth
How much I want to see a GSW vs Memphis west final!!! It would be one of the most unexpected turn outs in the playoffs Ive seen in a while! Sooo unexpected, both those teams arent even mentioned on the poll!!!
The Baltic Beast is unstoppable!
Awesome playoff series so far, probably most interesting I've seen, since 2005.
Yep...I think there's little debate left that Kendrick Perkins is useless. It's 4-on-5 with him on the floor.
This tweet pretty much sums up my beliefs:
There must be 150 6'9" young guys who didn't make the NBA who are watching Perkins play and saying: WTF— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballSource) May 16, 2013
Say....Bargnani for Perkins + Perry Jones?
I think given that Ibaka, Collison and Durant get a lot of frontcourt minutes, Jones is lost in the shuffle and a player they're more likely to trade for something rather than develop. At this point, Perkins really isn't better at anything than Bargnani (ok, maybe rebounding) other than intangibles. It's also totally clear to anyone watching OKC play that they desperately need another scorer on the team...Westbrook goes down and Durant has to do everything on his own.
I don't know how Perkins starts on OKC, he should be locked to the bench. I'd honestly rather have Thabeet replacing him. At least he's tall and can move faster than a tortoise.
In approx 24 minutes a game vs Memphis he managed to average almost as many turnovers as points (2.2 vs 2.4) with a Bargnani like rebounding performance (4 boards a game). And shot 17% from the field while doing it (4 for 23).
Just a little support to his ineptitude he had a combined total of -40 for that series (was a negative each and every game - averaged a minus 8 a game)
No wonder they were interested in JV..
JV and Lowry for Westbrook and Ibaka
The Baltic Beast is unstoppable!
There is no good justification for OKC to play Fisher and Perkins this much. Perkins isn't that good on defense anymore since his knee injury, Fisher is terrible on defense and both can't do a lot on offense, which is saying it nicely. Fisher is a 3 and nothing guy. If Fisher is that good a leader make him an assistant coach, but get him off the court. All those teams wanting handicapped veterans is just selfdestruction. They would have a much better chance at productive players giving some young players a chance or search for mid twenties players in Europe (or the D-league).
Memphis will be in trouble against Miami (of course everybody will) because they don't have enough guys hitting their threes, which means Miami can play defense the way they want even if they get outmuscled. They'll throw doubles at everything that tries to dribble inside, hit all the passing lanes, clog the driving lanes and won't get punished by shots from the outside. They need to outrebound Miami by astronomical amounts to even be considered a threat.
GSW at full firing power would be fun against Miami, but I think The Spurs still have the best chance if Splitter is at full strength; he has some Marc Gasol in him on defense and they can hit their threes, which will be key for any team to at least give them a fight.
Having said that, Indiana versus Miami might become an interesting series.
TP and Timmy would be too much for Miami. Corey Joseph too because he's Canadian #Canadarules #Fucktheheat
Indiana better put up a good fight vs Miami
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