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#579      

OrangeBlue98

Des Moines, IA
The Timberwolves are producing some scintillating content for you to send to that one friend/acquaintance who has been saying “I can’t watch the NBA, no defense” since like 2002.
Didn’t stay up for this game to watch live, but did watch yesterday while home sick. The Timberwolves defense in the first half was one of the greatest team defensive performances I’ve ever watched. Even as a neutral watching, that display was incredible. Even when Denver scored, they had to work incredibly hard for it.

I don’t know if Minnesota can do that for another 2 1/2 series, but that was something to watch.
 
#581      

Ryllini

Lombard
There have been some blowouts these playoffs, but this game six between the Mavs/Thunder has been awesome. There is a blowout problem right now in the NBA, but I can't stress enough how thrilling these playoffs are not knowing who is going to be there and probably win.
 
#582      

texillwek

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There have been some blowouts these playoffs, but this game six between the Mavs/Thunder has been awesome. There is a blowout problem right now in the NBA, but I can't stress enough how thrilling these playoffs are not knowing who is going to be there and probably win.
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#583      
Mavs-T'Wolves in the West final. Just as everyone would have predicted before the playoffs.

Biggest comeback from a halftime deficit in a Game 7 as Minnesota was down 15 at half.

6th consecutive season that the defending champion hasn't made it past the 2nd round. The last to make it past the 2nd round was the Warriors in 2019, when they lost to the Raptors in the NBA Finals.
 
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#585      

pruman91

Paducah, Ky
Both the Knicks and the Nuggets lost game 7 games at home.........wow.........The Pacers and Wolves are relentless attacking the opposition on both offense and defense...............
 
#587      

OrangeBlue98

Des Moines, IA
Even though I do think the Mavs-Wolves series will be fun to watch, I would still have liked to see what would have happened in a Game 7 between OKC and Dallas. I'm the last person to really blow up about officiating, but that foul against SGA at the end of Game 6 was a tough one to accept even as a neutral. Maybe I can understand why the foul was called in real time, but to me it looked like the angle from the other side (away from the official calling the foul) showed a clean block. OKC certainly had its chances, but I felt they were hard done by at the end of Saturday's game.

I also hope I see the Luka Doncic that played in Game 5 instead of the rest of the series. Game 5 Luka kept his mouth shut and was phenomenal. Otherwise, his whining was really bad even by his standards.
 
#588      
Even though I do think the Mavs-Wolves series will be fun to watch, I would still have liked to see what would have happened in a Game 7 between OKC and Dallas. I'm the last person to really blow up about officiating, but that foul against SGA at the end of Game 6 was a tough one to accept even as a neutral. Maybe I can understand why the foul was called in real time, but to me it looked like the angle from the other side (away from the official calling the foul) showed a clean block. OKC certainly had its chances, but I felt they were hard done by at the end of Saturday's game.

I also hope I see the Luka Doncic that played in Game 5 instead of the rest of the series. Game 5 Luka kept his mouth shut and was phenomenal. Otherwise, his whining was really bad even by his standards.
It was a clean block but the ball was not shot at the time of the block. Had he shot then it would have been no foul. When he did shoot he was fouled on the arm. It was the right call.
 
#591      
Not really surprising to see the Nuggets go out, though I did not have them blowing a 20 point second half lead at home in game 7 on my bingo card. They have looked pretty sus throughout their run. They struggled in every game vs the Lakers and won every game in large part due to the Lakers self destructing. I just didn't see the same energy and hunger The Wolves are young, hungry and well-coached. They weren't giving anything away like the Lakers did.

The Knicks letting game 3 slip away was the deciding moment in that series. Could have been up 3-0 with the Pacers having one foot in the offseason but instead they gave them a new life. Even with their injuries, they still could/should have closed it out.
 
#595      
recruiting someone but not playing them means someone has an eye for talent? The guys that were playing instead of NBA rookie first team aren't playing in the NBA
Pretty it was sarcasm plus "he screwed up" combined in the post. That's how I read it.

How about the guys on here covering for him?