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Thursday, August 06, 2020

OT - NBA Bubble Thread

I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about the NBA, and hopefully none of them get caught leaving the bubble for strip club wings.

Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: August 06, 2020 at 06:04 PM | 4089 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   201. Your favorite TFTIO, me! Posted: August 17, 2020 at 12:25 PM (#5970047)
No human is actually giving Conley #### about this, I hope?
   202. Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: August 17, 2020 at 12:31 PM (#5970049)
No human is actually giving Conley #### about this, I hope?

You must be new to planet earth. Welcome.
   203. Booey Posted: August 17, 2020 at 12:32 PM (#5970051)
#201 - I haven't heard of any. The team and all teammates and fans that I've seen post about it are all in complete agreement and support with his decision. I mean, as a fan it kinda sucks for selfish reasons, but I think everyone understands and admits that they'd have done the exact same thing. There's literally nothing that would've kept me from the birth of any of my kids.

There will be others in the same boat. I thought I read somewhere that Gridlock Hempfest and his wife are expecting a child in August too.
   204. jmurph Posted: August 17, 2020 at 12:53 PM (#5970059)
Yeah it probably depends how you're defining "human," but I gotta think some talk radio/Barstool types are not happy about it.
   205. jmurph Posted: August 17, 2020 at 01:00 PM (#5970061)
Not much time to get predictions in, I'll start (and probably screw up the seeding, someone yell at me if so):

West:
Lakers over Blazers 4-1
Clippers over Mavs 4-1
Nuggets over Jazz 4-2
Thunder over Rockets 4-2

Lakers over Thunder 4-1
Clippers over Nuggets 4-2

Clippers over Lakers 4-2

East:
Bucks over Magic 4-0
Raptors over Nets 4-0
Celtics over Sixers 4-3
Heat over Pacers 4-2

Bucks over Heat 4-1
Celtics over Raptors 4-3

Bucks over Celtics 4-2

Finals: Clippers over Bucks 4-1
   206. JJ1986 Posted: August 17, 2020 at 01:22 PM (#5970064)
Lakers (in 5), Clippers (in 5), Jazz (in 7), Rockets (in 6).
Lakers (in 6), Clippers (in 5).
Clippers in 6.

Bucks (in 4), Raptors (in 5), Celtics (in 6), Heat (in 5).
Bucks (in 5), Raptors (in 7).
Bucks in 6.

Clippers in 6.
   207. HBO disappeared Oscar Posted: August 17, 2020 at 01:29 PM (#5970066)
I want to believe in the Bucks obviously, but until Bud can prove that he can match Nick Nurse I have to think Toronto has the edge. Raptors don't have Giannis but has a really deep team and everyone plays defense.
   208. PJ Martinez Posted: August 17, 2020 at 01:43 PM (#5970072)
Re: Conley's departure and people's reactions to it, Gordon Hayward and his wife are expecting another kid, and he'll be leaving the bubble, too -- probably in the second round? It's not at all out of the question that his absence is the difference between winning and losing against Toronto. And I obviously have zero problem with his decision. But I suspect some Boston fans (and sports-radio hosts) ...
   209. jmurph Posted: August 17, 2020 at 01:45 PM (#5970073)
Now that I see which uniforms Denver is playing in, I'm changing my pick to them sweeping their way to the title.
   210. Your favorite TFTIO, me! Posted: August 17, 2020 at 01:46 PM (#5970074)
LAL 4 - POR 1 (but Dame goes totally ballistic)
LAC 4 - DAL 2
DEN 4 - UTA 3
OKC 4 - HOU 2

LAL 4 - OKC 2
LAC 4 - DEN 2

LAC 4 - LAL 2

MIL 4 - ORL 0
TOR 4 - BRK 1
BOS 4 - PHI 2
IND 4 - MIA 3

MIL 4 - IND 1
TOR 4 - BOS 3

MIL 4 - TOR 3

LAC 4 - MIL 2
   211. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 02:18 PM (#5970077)
Re: Conley's departure and people's reactions to it, Gordon Hayward and his wife are expecting another kid, and he'll be leaving the bubble, too -- probably in the second round? It's not at all out of the question that his absence is the difference between winning and losing against Toronto. And I obviously have zero problem with his decision. But I suspect some Boston fans (and sports-radio hosts) ...
that seems very optimistic.
   212. PJ Martinez Posted: August 17, 2020 at 02:35 PM (#5970079)
I would accept "optimistic," but not "very."
   213. giannis Posted: August 17, 2020 at 02:53 PM (#5970081)
LAL 4 - POR 3
LAC 4 - DAL 2
DEN 4 - UTA 0
HOU 4 - OKC 2

HOU 4 - LAL 3
DEN 4 - LAC 0

DEN 4 - HOU 0

MIL 4 - ORL 1
TOR 4 - BRK 2
BOS 4 - PHI 0
MIA 4 - IND 3 (I don't know anyone on either team)

MIL 4 - MIA 1
TOR 4 - BOS 2

MIL 4 - TOR 1

DEN 4 - MIL 0
   214. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 02:56 PM (#5970082)
Celtics over Sixers 4-3
Celtics (in 6)
BOS 4 - PHI 2
BOS 4 - PHI 0
how is it possible that my optimism about the sixers has not washed off onto anyone else in this thread?
   215. JJ1986 Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:00 PM (#5970083)
how is it possible that my optimism about the sixers has not washed off onto anyone else in this thread?
I have money on the Sixers to win the NBA Championship, but in retrospect that was a terrible idea.
   216. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:01 PM (#5970084)
I have money on the Sixers to win the NBA Championship, but in retrospect that was a terrible idea.
better or worse than 25-1 odds?
   217. JJ1986 Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:04 PM (#5970086)
I think it was 9-1 when I placed the bet in October. :\
   218. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:06 PM (#5970087)
I think it was 9-1 when I placed the bet in October. :\
oh...i don't think you got good value there.
   219. jmurph Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:08 PM (#5970088)
They have a 0.0% chance of winning the title, but if Embiid decides to play hard for at least 4 games and Harris or a couple of their other random overpaid guys have a game or two they could easily win a round. The Celtics are a significantly better team but Embiid is a huge matchup advantage.
   220. RJ in TO Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:08 PM (#5970089)
how is it possible that my optimism about the sixers has not washed off onto anyone else in this thread?
Quoted, so everyone else on the thread can read this.
   221. tshipman Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:08 PM (#5970091)
Lakers in 5
Mavs in 6 (there's always one upset in the first round)
Denver in 5
Houston in 7

Lakers in 6
Mavs in 7

Lakers in 6

Milwaukee in 4
Toronto in 4
Boston in 7
Indiana in 6

Milwaukee in 6
Boston in 7

Milwaukee in 6

Lakers in 7
   222. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:10 PM (#5970093)
Quoted, so everyone else on the thread can read this.
i'm reasonably sure that noone who actively participates in this thread has me on ignore.
   223. Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:17 PM (#5970094)
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef

The last time the Bulls won the draft lottery was on May 20, 2008. Then, too, they were without a head coach, having fired Scott Skiles on Christmas Eve, 2007, and axed interim coach... Jim Boylan on April 17, 2008. VDN was hired in June.

Life is a movie


Well, I'll be.
   224. RJ in TO Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:19 PM (#5970096)
Anyway, as I don't currently pay as much attention as I should to the NBA, the only comment I will offer in terms of predictions is that I expect the Raptors to get to the ECF, and then lose to Milwaukee in 6 or 7.
   225. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:20 PM (#5970097)
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef

The last time the Bulls won the draft lottery was on May 20, 2008. Then, too, they were without a head coach, having fired Scott Skiles on Christmas Eve, 2007, and axed interim coach... Jim Boylan on April 17, 2008. VDN was hired in June.

Life is a movie
VDN is back on the market.
   226. HBO disappeared Oscar Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:22 PM (#5970098)
I am a bit surprised that the Bucks are thought to be able to beat the Raptors by so many here. I expected more of a divided set of forecasts (and for good reason)
   227. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:27 PM (#5970101)
I am a bit surprised that the Bucks are thought to be able to beat the Raptors by so many here. I expected more of a divided set of forecasts (and for good reason)
brook lopez unlocks so many possibilities for a fringe talent like giannis.
   228. Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:30 PM (#5970103)
VDN is back on the market.

VDN was a better head coach than either Boylan/Boylen.
   229. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:33 PM (#5970105)
VDN was a better head coach than either Boylan/Boylen.

and skin cancer is a better diagnosis than kidney stones.
   230. puck Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:37 PM (#5970106)
I don't think Booey should feel bad when the Nuggets were playing PJ Dozier in the 4th Q of a close playoff game. SAD.
   231. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:45 PM (#5970108)
The Jazz beat that by starting someone named Juwan Morgan who has played 134 lifetime minutes.
   232. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:49 PM (#5970109)
The Jazz beat that by starting someone named Juwan Morgan who has played 134 lifetime minutes.

west virginia
cincinnati
vcu


*looks it up*

indiana???? wtf?



he looks like a poor man's brandon davies.
   233. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:55 PM (#5970113)
Hell of a first game here between Denver and Utah.

Postseason predictions:

-Raptors over Miami in the ECF
-Lakers over Clippers in the WCF
-Lakers over Raptors in the Finals (Davis MVP)
-The Magic win at least one game
-a starter on a top-4 seed contracts COVID

   234. jmurph Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:56 PM (#5970114)
Anytime you can get a driving iso from Plumlee down 4 under 2 you've got to take it.

EDIT: Oh god was that Jokic? I'm far from my screen. The point honestly kind of stands though.
   235. aberg Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:57 PM (#5970115)
Every year, so many of these playoff games are decided by who can score against good defense in the half court. Late in game one, it has been Mitchell. Jokic is getting good shots for his team and they're not going down.
   236. Paul D(uda) Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:57 PM (#5970116)
The nba shut down the reddit feeds, correct?
   237. aberg Posted: August 17, 2020 at 03:59 PM (#5970117)
If it's not too late for me,

MIL over ORL 5
TOR over BKN 4
BOS over PHI 6
MIA over IND 6

LAL over POR 6
LAC over DAL 6
DEN over UTA 7
HOU over OKC 7

MIL over MIA 6
TOR over BOS 7

LAL over HOU 5
LAC over DEN 6

MIL over TOR 7
LAC over LAL 6

LAC over MIL 6
   238. Booey Posted: August 17, 2020 at 04:06 PM (#5970118)
Of course I missed a game that goes to overtime, and one that featured the first 50 pt performance by a Jazz player in 20 years. Mitchell's 51+ already breaks Malone's franchise playoff record of 50.
   239. Your favorite TFTIO, me! Posted: August 17, 2020 at 04:17 PM (#5970120)
Good lord, Mitchell has gone ballistic.
   240. tshipman Posted: August 17, 2020 at 04:20 PM (#5970121)
Mitchell went for an efficient 57, and the Jazz were somehow worse in his minutes (-11) than overall (-10).
   241. Booey Posted: August 17, 2020 at 04:22 PM (#5970123)
Dammit. Maybe it's best I missed that OT period, though. The play by play shows Utah had 4 turnovers in their first 5 possessions. Ugh.

Mitchell's 57 the highest by a Jazz player since Malone had 61 against the Bucks in 1990 though. Still...dammit.
   242. aberg Posted: August 17, 2020 at 04:22 PM (#5970124)
Mitchell was unreal, but it's notable that Denver's fortunes turned around late in the 4th and into OT when they took out MPJ and Utah couldn't hunt him defensively.
   243. aberg Posted: August 17, 2020 at 04:27 PM (#5970125)
Things MPJ doesn't prevent: drives to the basket and infectious disease.
   244. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 04:43 PM (#5970129)
Things MPJ doesn't prevent: drives to the basket and infectious disease.
zhaire smith rage sweats.
   245. Booey Posted: August 17, 2020 at 04:52 PM (#5970132)
Apparently Mitchell is the youngest to score 50 in a playoff game since MJ in 1986. It was also the 3rd highest postseason points total in history, behind MJ's famous 63 vs Boston in 1986 and Elgin Baylor's 61 vs Boston in 1962.

But again...dammit.
   246. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: August 17, 2020 at 05:41 PM (#5970138)
Mitchell was on fire, but Jamal Murray nearly matched him at the end: 20 points for Murray in 4th & OT.

This Raptors-Nets game looks like it won't be quite as exciting.
   247. giannis Posted: August 17, 2020 at 05:49 PM (#5970140)
That Donovan Mitchell 8-second violation was hilarious, oh I loved it so much.
   248. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 17, 2020 at 05:57 PM (#5970143)
Wow, that's a brutal mistake.
   249. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 06:10 PM (#5970147)
That Donovan Mitchell 8-second violation was hilarious, oh I loved it so much.
that's a wookie move.
   250. tshipman Posted: August 17, 2020 at 06:39 PM (#5970153)
Derek Fisher used to be good for like one of those 8 second violations per playoff series.
   251. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 06:41 PM (#5970154)
the sixers are pulling out all the stops for their pregame show. flyers mascot gritty AND eagles' super bowl hero nick foles.
   252. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 06:55 PM (#5970158)
and that play right there is why the sixers don't run more pick and rolls.
   253. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 06:55 PM (#5970160)
and that play right there is why joel embiid is the ####### truth.
   254. SteveF Posted: August 17, 2020 at 06:59 PM (#5970161)
9 FGA and 6 turnovers.
   255. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 07:00 PM (#5970162)
why does tobias harris constantly post up 18' out from the basket? my ####### christ algoddy.
   256. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 07:02 PM (#5970163)
9 FGA and 6 turnovers.
are you not entertained?
   257. giannis Posted: August 17, 2020 at 07:05 PM (#5970164)
Derek Fisher used to be good for like one of those 8 second violations per playoff series.

In his defense, by the end it was extremely hard for him to run all the way past the halfcourt line in just 8 seconds.
   258. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 07:05 PM (#5970165)
at some point during this series, brett stephen is going to get caught giving his unvarnished opinion of brad browns. it's going to be short, and it's going to be vicious.
   259. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 07:06 PM (#5970166)
there are 600,000+ registered members on this site???
   260. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 07:23 PM (#5970174)
no PG; 11 TOs; papa johns.
   261. Ken Griffey's Grotesquely Swollen Jaw Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:06 PM (#5970181)
The nba shut down the reddit feeds, correct?
yeah, but the moderators moved over to their own site. There's usually one pop-up when you first click on a game but otherwise I've had no trouble with it.
   262. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:15 PM (#5970184)
yeah, but the moderators moved over to their own site. There's usually one pop-up when you first click on a game but otherwise I've had no trouble with it.
does it look anything like this?
   263. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:15 PM (#5970185)
is tobias harris better than evan turner?
   264. jmurph Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:18 PM (#5970187)
Each year I am reminded anew how little joy I get from watching my own team in the playoffs.
   265. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:19 PM (#5970188)
al horford yells like a herb.
   266. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:19 PM (#5970190)
time lord immortal.
   267. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:20 PM (#5970191)
Each year I am reminded anew how little joy I get from watching my own team in the playoffs.
shoulda kept horford.
   268. jmurph Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:31 PM (#5970192)
Ha.

I mean he’s still got something in there, you see glimpses.
   269. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:33 PM (#5970193)
Ha.

I mean he’s still got something in there, you see glimpses.
for 110 ####### million ####### dollars, i don't want glimpses; i want full ####### frontal.
   270. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:36 PM (#5970194)
equality harming liberation. same as it ever was.
   271. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:42 PM (#5970195)
I agree with that flagrant call. Nowhere close to the ball
   272. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:46 PM (#5970196)
I agree with that flagrant call. Nowhere close to the ball
yeah; you can't twist guys to the floor like that anymore.


i think the slap at the wrist/ball was fine, but the off-hand grab and twist esta no bueno.
   273. HBO disappeared Oscar Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:49 PM (#5970198)
I have lost track of how many shots Philly has missed this quarter.
   274. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:52 PM (#5970199)
okay so something that just jumped out at me is that brad stephens spends a lot of effort yelling at his players to get them into his desired positioning on offense early in the shot clock. once the action gets going he kinda lays back, but for the first 10-ish seconds, he's just yelling and jumping and waving to get his guys to move.


gordially hinvited twists his ankle again. didn't look overly bad, but with his history...
   275. tshipman Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:55 PM (#5970200)
Horford is just killing the Sixers.
   276. jmurph Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:55 PM (#5970201)
No one in the history of organized basketball has played worse than Theis tonight.
   277. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:56 PM (#5970202)
No one in the history of organized basketball has played worse than Theis tonight.
6/24?
   278. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:59 PM (#5970205)
watch out for embiid/smart to close this out. i smell some shenanigans.
   279. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:06 PM (#5970207)
oh ffs, with the dook stories. stop it.
   280. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:09 PM (#5970209)
Horford is just killing the Sixers.
he couldn't get on the floor in the last 5 minutes, even without simmons in the lineup. 110 ####### million ####### dollars well spent.
   281. jmurph Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:09 PM (#5970210)
The thing is Horford is a center. It was never going to work on offense.
   282. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:10 PM (#5970211)
good game from tobias harris, btw. what's that look like? 15, 8 and 8. 180 ####### million ####### dollars for 15 ####### points and shitty ####### defense. ####### perfect.
   283. SteveF Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:12 PM (#5970212)
I'm sure they'll start Thybulle next game, but I'm not sure it will make much difference. The guy played starter minutes off the bench anyway.
   284. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:13 PM (#5970213)
can anyone tell that i expect the sixers to lose in 5, or am i hiding my pessimism well?
   285. If on a winter's night a traveling violation Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:17 PM (#5970215)
Both teams tried to lose that game, but Philly tried just a little harder.

@johnhollinger

[Embiid r]eceived one pass from a teammate from 5:53 to 0:16. One.


gordially hinvited twists his ankle again. didn't look overly bad, but with his history...
Yeah, not ideal. At least it wasn't the ankle with hardware in it, though.
   286. mike f Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:17 PM (#5970216)
A robust -18 from Gator Legend Al Horford.
   287. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:18 PM (#5970217)
I'm sure they'll start Thybulle next game, but I'm not sure it will make much difference. The guy played starter minutes off the bench anyway.

right. there are no buttons left to press here.

the sixers paid tobias harris to be a guy who takes shots and makes shots. he does neither of those things. now to be fair, he didn't do those things outside of philadelphia, but for ##### sake, how? why? what?


there is one thing tobias harris actually does much better than jimmy butler: he's a very good loser. that sixers locker room is gonna be well-lubricated after this. we're not gonna have a problem with any of that caring too much bullshit.
   288. If on a winter's night a traveling violation Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:22 PM (#5970220)
Swell.
@wojespn

Boston's Gordon Hayward will undergo an MRI on his sprained right ankle tonight, sources tell @malika_andrews and me. He left the Game 1 victory over Philadelphia limping in the fourth quarter.
@GwashburnGlobe

Gordon Hayward is leaving the arena in crutches and his foot in a boot.
   289. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:23 PM (#5970221)
@johnhollinger

[Embiid r]eceived one pass from a teammate from 5:53 to 0:16. One.
in fairness to the sixers, making shitty passes to joel embiid is one of the reasons why they have so many turnovers.


now, i would prefer they make good passes to joel embiid, but that may be asking too much of them.
   290. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:24 PM (#5970222)
Swell.
grant williams' PER tonight was infinity. you'll be fine.
   291. tshipman Posted: August 17, 2020 at 10:34 PM (#5970240)
right. there are no buttons left to press here.


Isn't the obvious thing to do to go Shake/Richardson/Thybulle/Harris/Embiid and never have Horford and Embiid share the court?
   292. Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: August 17, 2020 at 10:50 PM (#5970245)
Oh that tech and ejection, on review, for porzingis is weak as ####.
   293. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 11:05 PM (#5970247)
Isn't the obvious thing to do to go Shake/Richardson/Thybulle/Harris/Embiid and never have Horford and Embiid share the court?
embiid is playing 40 minutes per game, and horford is not making 110 ####### million ####### dollars to play 8 minutes in a playoff game.

also, as obvious as that "obvious" lineup is, they only played 10 minutes together all season, 2 of the players are rookies and none of them are PGs. i'm not gonna crown that until they carry the sixers into round 2.
   294. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 17, 2020 at 11:07 PM (#5970248)
Joe Vardon @joevardon
This is the first game of Luka Doncic’s career with at least 10 turnovers
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Clippers on a 16-5 run since Porzingis was ejected, turning a five-point deficit into a six-point advantage.
Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
All I want this off-season is for someone to hire Mark Jackson for a job other than announcing NBA basketball games.
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
I hope the NBA sends a memo to these refs to remind them that guys have to do something truly egregious to get elected from emotionally-charged playoff games. Dudes shouldn't get T'd up for hollering "BS!" Kristap Porzingis shouldn't have been tossed for a passionate reaction
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
I’ve never seen every aspect of the NBA community agree on anything, but somehow everyone agrees that ejection of Kristaps was bullshit.
David Hardisty @clutchfans
If the standard of technicals and ejections we just saw with Kristaps Porzingis was applied to Draymond Green, that man would've never finished a playoff game.
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
I once saw Rasheed Wallace ejected for looking at a ref. Saw Tim Duncan ejected for laughing. This is in the same class of nonsense
   295. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: August 18, 2020 at 11:32 AM (#5970277)


Tim Duncan ejected for laughing.


The only time Tim Duncan was ejected in his career.
   296. Der-K's tired of these fruits from poisoned trees Posted: August 18, 2020 at 12:47 PM (#5970300)
i'm a thybulle fan but you can ignore him on offense now; the sixers are in a tough spot.

porzingis earned his ejection; that was his fault, not the refs.
   297. Booey Posted: August 18, 2020 at 01:15 PM (#5970305)
#292/296 - Man, I don't know WHAT to think when Moses and Der-K disagree about something! I'm so lost and confused.

Is there a logic loophole where they can somehow both be right?
   298. Howie Menckel Posted: August 18, 2020 at 01:17 PM (#5970306)
I saw Chuck Daly get ejected from a game in Detroit (!) on the night they retired Vinnie Johnson's number.

Chuck's hearing wasn't great, and he was confused - not angry - but a foul call. so he inquired.

but ref Bennett Salvatore took it as "guff," so Chuck was in the locker room before halftime.

Joey Crawford once came thisclose during a playoff game to ejecting radio announcer Howard David - who was sitting courtside and thus within earshot - for questioning a Crawford call. neither party appeared certain that he could do that, though.
   299. If on a winter's night a traveling violation Posted: August 18, 2020 at 01:23 PM (#5970308)
Hayward's ankle has a grade 3 sprain (complete tear of affected ligaments). Announced timeline of 4 weeks, which seems pretty optimistic. ####.

This would have him out through at least the first two rounds, though given how much the Celtics rely on their top 6 players, his loss makes it less likely they advance that far (how much less likely remains to be seen—I'm not totally pissing my pants just yet, but I'm considering it).

I know this isn't a universally-held opinion, but I really do think a fully-healthy Celtics squad is a real contender this year. We may not get the chance to see if that's true.

   300. tshipman Posted: August 18, 2020 at 01:26 PM (#5970309)
porzingis earned his ejection; that was his fault, not the refs.


this is a terrible take.
Flip.
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