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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:17 AM

The Heat have moved on to the Conference Finals for the 2nd consecutive season. Bosh is expected back by Game 3 of the forthcoming series.

Miami will face the winner of Game 7 (Saturday) between the 76ers and the Celtics.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:08 AM

Miami is 5. Boston had to win game 6 to have a chance IMO. They needed the rest and time to get healthy.
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:14 AM

Miami in 7 against either of these teams if Bosh is not back.

If they somehow get Bosh back then Heat in 5.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:52 PM

A good article on Wade and James.

http://sports.yahoo.... ... inals.html

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:59 PM

BTW, I've decided nobody is beating San Antonio. This might be their best team of the Duncan era. It kills me that he an Popazit are going to tie Kobe in rings...

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:02 PM

BTW, I've decided nobody is beating San Antonio. This might be their best team of the Duncan era. It kills me that he an Popazit are going to tie Kobe in rings...


The Thunder and Heat have a chance, but the Spurs have to be the favorite with the way they're playing.

If they win, it will be even more interesting to rank Duncan vs Kobe; the two best players of their generation.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:25 AM

Anyone like Philly today?

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:28 PM

Anyone like Philly today?


If they can control Rondo and take advantage of their size advantage up front they have a shot, but my money is on Boston.

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"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:28 PM

BTW, I've decided nobody is beating San Antonio. This might be their best team of the Duncan era. It kills me that he an Popazit are going to tie Kobe in rings...


The Thunder and Heat have a chance, but the Spurs have to be the favorite with the way they're playing.

If they win, it will be even more interesting to rank Duncan vs Kobe; the two best players of their generation.


Yes I'm also interested to see where they both rank all time. Are either top 5? Both are definitely top 10 when all is said and done IMO.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:14 AM

So, Boston officially gets past Philly, and the Celtics vs. Heat discussion can begin.

I saw Wilpon, and Magic giving Boston a chance (if Bosh does not return), and both expecting the Celtics to give some push to Miami. Shame about the injury to Avery Bradley, as he would have provided some defense on Wade, while Allen has zero chance of doing so.

As long as Bosh is out, KG needs to stop taking jump shots, and remember he is 7 ft tall. The best defense Pierce can provide on James, is scoring a ton on his own and making James work.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:41 PM

Yes I'm also interested to see where they both rank all time. Are either top 5? Both are definitely top 10 when all is said and done IMO.


I wouldn't put either in the top 5 now and I don't think many do. I think both are currently considered in the 7-12 range. They both could get in that group, but even though Duncan is older, it looks like this year may help his legacy more than Kobe's. Kobe has the point record to go for, though, which would be a big deal, and of course he still has plenty of years to possibly win a title. His play is certainly on the decline, though, and it will be harder for him not to be the man than it is for Duncan.

I think many would have these guys in their top 6:

MJ
Russell
Wilt
Magic
Kareem
Bird

Then there's these guys Oscar, Kobe, Duncan, Mikan, Hakeem, Shaq, Moses, West, Malone, Robinson, Erving, Barkley, KG, and Havlicek.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:43 PM

Back to this series...

The loss of Bradley and the lingering injuries to Allen and Pierce are huge here. If the C's were healthy and I expected Bosh to be out most or all of the series, I very well may go with Boston. Since that's not the case, I'll go with Miami in 6.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:09 PM

Celtics and Heat tied at 50, with 9 mts left in the 3rd.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:31 PM

Heat up 13, with a minute left in the 3rd.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:39 PM

Posted this on my facebook as well but Ray Allen guarding Wade is not going to work for the Celtics this series. If I'm the Heat, I'm trying to ISO Wade and put the ball on the floor.

Also, Boston's offense, for lack of a better term, is complete crap. They were OK in the 2nd quarter but overall they just can't score enough to keep up with the Heat.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:45 PM

My God LeBron James is amazing. I can't see a way where he doesn't end up in the top 5 all-time list. He's that awesome.

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"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:45 PM

Celtics down 15 with 8:45 left. Should they pull their starters?

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:03 PM

It's rather remarkable what James and Wade have done these past 4 games without Bosh. This is a pretty bad team besides those two.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:04 PM

My God LeBron James is amazing. I can't see a way where he doesn't end up in the top 5 all-time list. He's that awesome.


Well he'll need some titles for most people to put him in that group. At the very least, he can't have Finals' series' like he did last year.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:29 PM

Boston has to win game 2 to have a chance in this series.




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