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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    I personally don't think DeMar's actions warranted an immediate ejection. I mean really, is throwing a ball really worse than cussing out a referee (which results in simply a technical foul)?
    I think so. Both are disrespectful and unprofessional acts. I think they should hold him out around two games...

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    I personally don't think DeMar's actions warranted an immediate ejection. I mean really, is throwing a ball really worse than cussing out a referee (which results in simply a technical foul)?...
    I think Smith mentioned in his story that a ball into the stands is an automatic ejection. I would guess the concern is fan safety. Or maybe the cost to the league of getting those balls back. I assume they cost more than the $40 numbers I buy for gym and pavement use. :-)

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    I think Smith mentioned in his story that a ball into the stands is an automatic ejection. I would guess the concern is fan safety. Or maybe the cost to the league of getting those balls back. I assume they cost more than the $40 numbers I buy for gym and pavement use. :-)
    lol, good point.

    The best ball I've ever used was the Spalding Top Flite 1000 (our high school used it as our game ball). It was the softest leather ever. I liked it better than NBA game balls. But I haven't been able to find it since.

    But speaking of ball costs, they say the average life span of an MLB baseball is 7 pitches. Considering each team throws approx. 150 pitches per game, that's a total of 40-45 baseballs lost each game. At $10 each, we're looking at up to $450 per game.

    The NBA game ball costs about $100 each. I'm sure the league could afford to lose a ball every once in a while, and still come out on top compared to MLB
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    We only have a game remaining, but we could still finish anywhere from 4th to 8th!

    Bottom 3: CHA, WAS, NOH

    21 win teams: SAC CLE (one or the other, or both could tie us at 22 if we lose)

    22 win teams: Raps & NJN (facing off ... so that tie will be broken)

    23 wins: Golden state

    Likely scenario? I dunno, I feel like we'll beat the Nets during our final home game ... maybe end up 7th ... eesh.
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    Quote Papa Burgundy wrote: View Post
    We only have a game remaining, but we could still finish anywhere from 4th to 8th!

    Bottom 3: CHA, WAS, NOH

    21 win teams: SAC CLE (one or the other, or both could tie us at 22 if we lose)

    22 win teams: Raps & NJN (facing off ... so that tie will be broken)

    23 wins: Golden state

    Likely scenario? I dunno, I feel like we'll beat the Nets during our final home game ... maybe end up 7th ... eesh.
    NOH play GSW tonight and Houston (eliminated from playoffs) Thursday. They have also been playing good ball of late. I could see them getting to 22 wins.

    I could see SAC beating the Lakers as well. Sacramento are respectable at home at 15-17.

    Cleveland play Washington tonight.

    So, in a nutshell, I could see a multi team tie with 22 wins and 3rd worst. Who knows. We'll all know in about 57 hours.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    NOH play GSW tonight and Houston (eliminated from playoffs) Thursday. They have also been playing good ball of late. I could see them getting to 22 wins.

    I could see SAC beating the Lakers as well. Sacramento are respectable at home at 15-17.

    Cleveland play Washington tonight.

    So, in a nutshell, I could see a multi team tie with 22 wins and 3rd worst. Who knows. We'll all know in about 57 hours.