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NFT: NBA Playoffs - Round 1

threeofakind33 : 4/13/2019 11:20 am
Saturday:
Nets @ Sixers - 2:30ET ESPN
Magic @ Raptors - 5:00ET ESPN
Clippers @ Warriors - 8:00ET ABC
Spurs @ Nuggets - 10:30ET ESPN

Sunday:
Pacers @ Celtics - 1:00ET TNT
Thunder @ Blazers - 3:30ET ABC
Pistons @ Bucks - 7:00ET TNT
Jazz @ Rockets - 9:30ET TNT

Feel like Jazz Rockets should be Sundayís ABC game. Thatís the non-Nets series Iím most excited about.

Still no word on whether or not Embiid is playing Game 1.
Warriors should keep Curry out for a couple of games, IMO  
BH28 : 4/13/2019 2:42 pm : link
don't want to risk him for the later rounds.
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threeofakind33 : 4/13/2019 2:49 pm : link
Love Harris coming out firing if youíre the Nets.
Keep it close while dlo is finding his shot  
hitdog42 : 4/13/2019 2:57 pm : link
Heís probably extra amped/nervous
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threeofakind33 : 4/13/2019 3:06 pm : link
DLo played about as bad as he has all season.

They are calling this game insanely tight.
well if they can keep this pace up and make this a run + gun shootout  
Eric on Li : 4/13/2019 3:17 pm : link
that may be the Nets best chance. They've lost as many games like that as they've won, but nobody has played more 3 point fests over the past couple years.
Embiid looks like garbage right now  
giantsFC : 4/13/2019 3:19 pm : link
That knee may be the beginning of end for his careeer.
Brown is gone if they fail, and most likely are butler and Harris.

Creating the biggest anti-process disaster ever.
Go nets  
UConn4523 : 4/13/2019 3:26 pm : link
canít stand philly
Or Elton brand  
giantsFC : 4/13/2019 3:48 pm : link
May get fired for that matter. His trades looking like garbage too.
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threeofakind33 : 4/13/2019 4:11 pm : link
And the tight refereeing continues into the third.
Easy to root for the Nets this round  
Oscar : 4/13/2019 4:15 pm : link
Even as a Knicks fan. Want Philly to tank unless theyíre playing Boston.
RE: Embiid looks like garbage right now  
Chris in Philly : 4/13/2019 5:07 pm : link
In comment 14385051 giantsFC said:
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That knee may be the beginning of end for his careeer.
Brown is gone if they fail, and most likely are butler and Harris.

Creating the biggest anti-process disaster ever.


Holy overreaction.
Big for dlo  
hitdog42 : 4/13/2019 5:11 pm : link
To overcome a crap start and come up big in the 2nd half
Such a fun Nets team this is  
Sean : 4/13/2019 5:12 pm : link
.
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threeofakind33 : 4/13/2019 5:17 pm : link
Nets win in blowout fashion. Holy shit!
Letís fcking go!  
hitdog42 : 4/13/2019 5:19 pm : link
Needed that to have a shot and got it
Broooooooklyn
didn't really see that coming but philly looks disjointed  
Eric on Li : 4/13/2019 5:22 pm : link
more vulnerable than I realized but I haven't watched them much this year. Didn't expect the Nets to get more than 1 or 2 wins in this series so already overachieving.

Nice to see DLo hit a few shots to help ice it down the stretch.
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threeofakind33 : 4/13/2019 6:59 pm : link
Magic blew a huge lead, but hanging tough with Toronto.

Bucks must be salivating after seeing Toronto and Philly today.
Playoff Kyle Lowry  
dep026 : 4/13/2019 7:10 pm : link
Is one of the most constant things in basketball.
RE: RE: Embiid looks like garbage right now  
GiantGrit : 4/13/2019 8:26 pm : link
In comment 14385149 Chris in Philly said:
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That knee may be the beginning of end for his careeer.
Brown is gone if they fail, and most likely are butler and Harris.

Creating the biggest anti-process disaster ever.



Holy overreaction.


Is it? The MRI's are showing no structural damage, meaning his "very painful" knee has to have either bad tendinitis or something else that is a chronic issue. He's 7'2 - 250 pounds, i think its very concerning.
As a Nets fan  
GiantGrit : 4/13/2019 8:27 pm : link
I'm praying we find a way to beat the Sixers. Just an extremely unlikable team.
RE: RE: RE: Embiid looks like garbage right now  
giantsFC : 4/13/2019 9:14 pm : link
In comment 14385333 GiantGrit said:
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In comment 14385051 giantsFC said:


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That knee may be the beginning of end for his careeer.
Brown is gone if they fail, and most likely are butler and Harris.

Creating the biggest anti-process disaster ever.



Holy overreaction.



Is it? The MRI's are showing no structural damage, meaning his "very painful" knee has to have either bad tendinitis or something else that is a chronic issue. He's 7'2 - 250 pounds, i think its very concerning.


Exactly. He looked like a 60 year old man walking around at times. Scary stuff for sixers.

Simmons is a whole other fail again.

When is the coach accountable for Simmons not progressing and also the lack of chemistry this team showed tonight? Holy hell Tobias Harris looks like Robert Covington minus the defense now
What is  
santacruzom : 4/13/2019 11:05 pm : link
The Raptors' record in game 1s of playoff series over the past decade?

Gotta be pretty bad.
RE: Playoff Kyle Lowry  
ChaChing : 4/14/2019 1:03 am : link
In comment 14385235 dep026 said:
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Is one of the most constant things in basketball.

Love that guy. A real player even if he's not among the absolute elite. Can do basically everything and is a tough MFer
That and he always reminds me of Bad Boys  
ChaChing : 4/14/2019 1:05 am : link
"I'm Mike Lowwwwww-ry"
It's not exactly a traditional 2 vs 7  
ChaChing : 4/14/2019 1:07 am : link
but still, Spurs stole a close one in Denver. Nugs kinda imploded late with 2 straight TOs in the last 2 possessions down 1 then 3
RE: RE: Playoff Kyle Lowry  
dep026 : 4/14/2019 7:38 am : link
In comment 14385552 ChaChing said:
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Is one of the most constant things in basketball.


Love that guy. A real player even if he's not among the absolute elite. Can do basically everything and is a tough MFer


One of the last guys I want on my team if Iím in the playoffs. Pretty much a guarantee to come up small. Well lookie here... 0-7 against the almighty Point guards of the Orlando Magic.
3 upsets yesterday.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/14/2019 7:58 am : link
Also, Ben Simmons...WTF? I'm really disappointed in this kid. He did nothing to improve his game from last year & was MIA yesterday.
Would love to see Portland make a run this  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/14/2019 4:25 pm : link
spring. I've always liked Lilliard.
Couldn't complain, love DLill & CJ too  
ChaChing : 4/14/2019 4:57 pm : link
but it'll be tough w/o Nurk (what a gruesome injury btw)

I'd probably still root for OKC for Russell & PG13. I thought this might be one of their better teams too (still not likely to beat GSW, at least). But real tough for them w/ PG not 100%, especially for scoring

Either way this should be good, up & down, shots from half-court between Dame & Russ, and actually decent D...s/b fun to watch
God, Steph/Seth's Mom/Dell's wife is  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/14/2019 5:26 pm : link
a very attractive woman.
Kanter with a helluva game...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/14/2019 6:01 pm : link
Though he took like 34892304823984 steps on that last layup.
RE: What is  
Les in TO : 4/14/2019 6:24 pm : link
In comment 14385515 santacruzom said:
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The Raptors' record in game 1s of playoff series over the past decade?

Gotta be pretty bad.
all time they are 2-14 in Game 1s. Through the Vince Bosh DeRozan and now Leonard areas itís been a strange constant
big game 2 tonight for nets  
hitdog42 : 4/15/2019 3:52 pm : link
hard to imagine the roll players shooting as poorly for Philly- nets cant foul as much either.
I think a good start is more important for sixers in this one. If nets can withstand that--- the depth should take over at some point and give them a shot
I'm assuming Embiid  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/15/2019 8:10 pm : link
is playing.
Simmons aggressive  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/15/2019 8:18 pm : link
so far.
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threeofakind33 : 4/15/2019 8:49 pm : link
Nets strategy is apparently not rebounding and bombing threes all night.

Letís see how this plays out.
This Nets team is one scrappy  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/15/2019 9:13 pm : link
bunch.

I just became a Kurucs fan.  
bceagle05 : 4/15/2019 9:15 pm : link
Simmons and Embiid are such punks - hope the Nets sweep their asses out of the first round.
All else equal  
hitdog42 : 4/15/2019 9:17 pm : link
A solid first half for the nets
Absorbed the runs and didnít back down
Man, if the 76ers somehow don't win this series...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/15/2019 9:18 pm : link
Major changes. No chance Brown survives. I think Buckets walks regardless.
RE: Man, if the 76ers somehow don't win this series...  
dep026 : 4/15/2019 9:19 pm : link
In comment 14387895 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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Major changes. No chance Brown survives. I think Buckets walks regardless.


I called the Sixers demise once they traded for team killer Jimmy Butler.
Dep, in fairness,  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/15/2019 9:22 pm : link
Buckets is the only reason Philly didn't lose Game 1 by 20 plus.

The 76ers problem this series is A) Embiid's health, B) Atkinson is like Red Auerbach compared to Brown, C) Nets are playing with no fear & shooting the hell out of the ball.

I think Philly wins tonight & probably wins the series, but it's going to be a grind.
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threeofakind33 : 4/15/2019 9:35 pm : link
Nets gotta withstand two more haymakers.
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threeofakind33 : 4/15/2019 9:35 pm : link
Bad foul by Russell.
RE: .  
hitdog42 : 4/15/2019 9:36 pm : link
In comment 14387910 threeofakind33 said:
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Nets gotta withstand two more haymakers.


First group is shit in half court - stagnant and too many non threata
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threeofakind33 : 4/15/2019 9:38 pm : link
Nets probably lost the game here with an absolutely horrible first two minutes of the second half. Philly didnít even play that well, Nets just keep screwing up. Missing open shots, fouling, brain farts.
JFC. 76ers have come out like  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/15/2019 9:43 pm : link
gangbusters. Up 20 now.
Good development  
hitdog42 : 4/15/2019 9:44 pm : link
For going to sleep early
This 3rd quarter 76ers team is a Finals  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/15/2019 10:09 pm : link
team.
I'm resigned to losing Durant this offseason  
santacruzom : 4/16/2019 12:11 am : link
And in a way, I kinda look forward to the Warriors playing the way they did prior to his arrival, which is a lot like how they played this first half.

I just hope they don't also lose Klay or... Kevon Looney.
And as buffoonish as he can be  
santacruzom : 4/16/2019 12:16 am : link
Draymond sure has a hell of an awareness on the court, in both ends.
well  
santacruzom : 4/16/2019 1:33 am : link
that sucked.

Warriors commentators called it though... as soon as Curry got his 4th foul early in the third, their momentum was not safe.
Didn't catch Clips Dubs game...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/16/2019 7:00 am : link
But what a collapse.

And that sucks for Boogie. It looks like he tore his quad.
With Cousins out  
dep026 : 4/16/2019 7:10 am : link
And GS having no regard for playing defense... the rockets seem to be catching up as the team to beat. Go Milwaukee then!
I think Houston does beat GS  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/16/2019 7:15 am : link
next round.
RE: Didn't catch Clips Dubs game...  
nygiants16 : 4/16/2019 7:16 am : link
In comment 14388134 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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But what a collapse.

And that sucks for Boogie. It looks like he tore his quad.


As soon as he went down i texted my friends and said torn quad
Jamal Murray  
ChaChing : 4/16/2019 11:26 pm : link
8/8 in the 4th, 21 pts

Nuggs up 11 w/ 1:15 left
RE: Jamal Murray  
ChaChing : 4/16/2019 11:27 pm : link
In comment 14389469 ChaChing said:
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8/8 in the 4th, 21 pts

Nuggs up 11 w/ 1:15 left

Of course I jinxed him so 8/9 now but this one is sewn up

1-1 going to SA
Lillard is so damn good.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/17/2019 7:27 am : link
& so underrated.
Seeing Westbrook lose  
dep026 : 4/17/2019 7:37 am : link
Is never a bad thing.
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