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OFFICIAL Warriors vs Spurs Playoffs Thread

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Originally posted by dobophile:
Chris Webber is just plain terrible.

I almost want to mute the broadcast when he is on. With just two games a day...how can TNT not have a better group?
So the Spurs have controlled nearly every part of the last three games yet the confidence should be with GS?

We are very old yet we only have one first quarter starter over 30?

We cant matchup yet we are shooting a very out of character 3-point percentage?

Hate to say it but the Spurs look like they are getting into the flow the more games this series has gone.

Warriors will need to hit prayer shots more often and the Spurs will literally need to go cold again if they are to lose.
[ Edited by Joecool on May 15, 2013 at 12:47 AM ]
Originally posted by Joecool:
So the Spurs have controlled nearly every part of the last three games yet the confidence should be with GS?

This is true. GS was better the first two games and the Spurs have been better the last three. Momentum should be on the side of the Spurs.

Originally posted by Joecool:
We are very old yet we only have one first quarter starter over 30?

Spurs are old. The three best players are over 30, two of whom are over 35. Duncan has looked like dog s**t at times, and Manu is slow and has missed WAY too many shots. This is why the contributions of young role players like Leonard and Green are so important. Danny Green, by the way, is the series MVP so far. Hope he keeps it up.

Originally posted by Joecool:
We cant matchup yet we are shooting a very out of character 3-point percentage?

Spurs have played great defense for most of the series, even when there have been unfavorable matchups. Before last night, the main problem for the Spurs has been lack of hustle (loose balls, rebounds) and offensive execution (missed layups and open shots). If the Spurs had played with game 5's level of intensity and focus throughout, this series would already be over. It has very little to do with outside shooting; Neal and Bonner have been terrible, but that's par for the course and you shouldn't depend on them to be the difference in a playoff series.

Originally posted by Joecool:
Hate to say it but the Spurs look like they are getting into the flow the more games this series has gone.

Why do you hate to say that? I would love to say that. The hustle and execution last night gives me reason for optimism, but I have no doubt the Warriors have an amazing performance left in them.

Originally posted by Joecool:
Warriors will need to hit prayer shots more often and the Spurs will literally need to go cold again if they are to lose.

I guess so. It's not so much going cold that will doom the Spurs. It's if they let up again and allow the Warriors to control the boards and grab the loose balls. Bogut is a cheap player who gets away with illegal screens and subtle elbows and so forth, but it doesn't really bother me because I think hard-workers who do all the little things deserve to control the paint. If the Spurs don't nut up and get physical, the Warriors will get tons of second chance shots. I can't tell you how many times the Spurs have played great defense, contested a shot which missed, but then the Warriors grabbed the board and Curry or Thompson hit a quick three. It was totally deflating.
Originally posted by dobophile:

lol Jefferson looks back at Duncan then realizes Timmy is staring at him so he looks up to the sky, Jefferson is gay
Originally posted by dobophile:
This is true. GS was better the first two games and the Spurs have been better the last three. Momentum should be on the side of the Spurs.


Spurs are old. The three best players are over 30, two of whom are over 35. Duncan has looked like dog s**t at times, and Manu is slow and has missed WAY too many shots. This is why the contributions of young role players like Leonard and Green are so important. Danny Green, by the way, is the series MVP so far. Hope he keeps it up.


Spurs have played great defense for most of the series, even when there have been unfavorable matchups. Before last night, the main problem for the Spurs has been lack of hustle (loose balls, rebounds) and offensive execution (missed layups and open shots). If the Spurs had played with game 5's level of intensity and focus throughout, this series would already be over. It has very little to do with outside shooting; Neal and Bonner have been terrible, but that's par for the course and you shouldn't depend on them to be the difference in a playoff series.


Why do you hate to say that? I would love to say that. The hustle and execution last night gives me reason for optimism, but I have no doubt the Warriors have an amazing performance left in them.


I guess so. It's not so much going cold that will doom the Spurs. It's if they let up again and allow the Warriors to control the boards and grab the loose balls. Bogut is a cheap player who gets away with illegal screens and subtle elbows and so forth, but it doesn't really bother me because I think hard-workers who do all the little things deserve to control the paint. If the Spurs don't nut up and get physical, the Warriors will get tons of second chance shots. I can't tell you how many times the Spurs have played great defense, contested a shot which missed, but then the Warriors grabbed the board and Curry or Thompson hit a quick three. It was totally deflating.

Old? Parker is 30. Duncan is the only older key contributer. Manu contributes but his primary role has been mostly spot duty and finishing games. His contributions do not decide if we lose. I would say Leonard's and Green's contributions decided if we win or lose more than Manu's. Only one of our best players is old. Manu is 6th in minutes played and 4th in ppg while Leonard is 3rd in ppg only beating Green and Splitter by about 1.8ppg. At this point, Manu is really only a floor general when Tony needs a rest...unless Manu is hitting his 3's.

I don't think it has been lack of hustle but we may simply disagree on this. Dubs were making unreal, guarded shots in games 1 and 2 and making guarded shots in Game 4. The bodies were always infront of them but the law of averages is catching up to GS. Same goes for us, the law of averages caught up and we are out of our "slump" since most of our 3's in previous games were open looks. In Games 1 and 2, you got two guys on GS who had some crazy percentages. In Game 3, SA went on a huge slump.

I only hate to say it for the Dubs fans that are reading.
^ The Warriors easily won the battle of the boards in games 1 through 4, averaging an astonishing 15 offensive rebounds per game.
Originally posted by dobophile:
^ The Warriors easily won the battle of the boards in games 1 through 4, averaging an astonishing 15 offensive rebounds per game.


Yeah but why is that? Could it have anything to do with the fact that ALL SA defenders not named Duncan are trying to blanket the jump shot which makes it easier for their player to crash and get position? Spurs primarily role in this series is to protect the perimeter more than protect the key.
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by dobophile:


lol Jefferson looks back at Duncan then realizes Timmy is staring at him so he looks up to the sky, Jefferson is gay

Either Tim and Manu shoved RJ for his attempt to eavesdrop, or they were just messing with each other. I think it was the latter, but who knows?

edit: lol I just noticed RJ stuck some plastic on Manu's arm, yeah this was just a joke (or at least RJ was trying to joke around)
[ Edited by dobophile on May 15, 2013 at 11:48 AM ]
How is the warriors fans confidence level: playing with house money or ready to take this to seven?
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Originally posted by Joecool:
How is the warriors fans confidence level: playing with house money or ready to take this to seven?

Not a fan of the Warriors, but I expect them to come out firing tomorrow. At least 1 series in round 2 should go 7 games, and I don't see Knicks beating the Pacers twice - so it has to be this.
Joey Crawford reffing tonight. f**k! How the hell does this guy still have a job. Whenever he refs, his name is mentioned more than some of the players'.
Spurs are going to step on the throat tonight.

Originally posted by Joecool:
Spurs are going to step on the throat tonight.


What a bizarre thing to post.
Look at this BS, especially the slap at the end.

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