The 2022 NBA Play-In Tournament + Playoffs Thread

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Nah, that's still Pat Beverley for most of us.

Even with CP3 at his worst (which we saw), this Suns team is still a pretty decent team. And the Mavs dominated them the last two games. That's not a fluke. Now, maybe they were so underrated that they played the series with house money and the pressure will now catch up with them but I think they can give GS a battle.
True and many of you are very complimentary of Luka. Beverly is annoying. He definitely acts like a goon, we all know his role is to sacrifice himself in order to take out a star player. I was surprised to hear him giving Luka some love given their history. I didn’t think those two like each other. But it may highlight the fact that on the court these players talk a lot and in the heat of the moment they say dumb things. But off the court they probably do respect each other.
 

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True and many of you are very complimentary of Luka. Beverly is annoying. He definitely acts like a goon, we all know his role is to sacrifice himself in order to take out a star player. I was surprised to hear him giving Luka some love given their history. I didn’t think those two like each other. But it may highlight the fact that on the court these players talk a lot and in the heat of the moment they say dumb things. But off the court they probably do respect each other.

I dont think anyone likes Pat Bev, except his teammates...well because their his teammates.
 

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Even if it's just one game, it is always great to see the Celtics lose.

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I dont think anyone likes Pat Bev, except his teammates...well because their his teammates.
Some of his teammates love him but he's been one of the more unliked co-workers during his NBA tenure, right up there with CP3.
 

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Otto Porter cleared to play tonight is good news.
 
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Am I against this entire forum in rooting for the Mavericks against the Borriors?

If so, sorry to hear that, but we must have different priorities. I didn't hate the Spurs for beating the Suns in the 2000s, and I don't hate the Mavericks for beating the Suns now. They were doing their job. Anyway, why would I like the Borriors to lose? Because I strongly believe the league hopes to see the Borriors in the finals, because that will make mo' money. I hate the league much more than any Suns opponent, so I want the league's favored team(s) brought down.

Like I said before: let these be not exactly the "we believe" Mavericks, but the "**** the NBA" Mavericks.
 

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Am I against this entire forum in rooting for the Mavericks against the Borriors?

If so, sorry to hear that, but we must have different priorities. I didn't hate the Spurs for beating the Suns in the 2000s, and I don't hate the Mavericks for beating the Suns now. They were doing their job. Anyway, why would I like the Borriors to lose? Because I strongly believe the league hopes to see the Borriors in the finals, because that will make mo' money. I hate the league much more than any Suns opponent, so I want the league's favored team(s) brought down.

Like I said before: let these be not exactly the "we believe" Mavericks, but the "**** the NBA" Mavericks.
I don't believe any team in the finals would bring more interest internationally than the Mavericks. Not that I believe that matters as I don't accept that the league "fixes" outcomes for profit.
 

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I like the attack Luka on defense plan and so far its' working great start for Wiggins and Looney. 12 of the 16 points directly or indirectly off Luka. But the defense is not good at all and Steph in particular unless it's the plan he's showing and leaving so quickly he's not giving Wiggins time to recover.

I like the draymond on Brunson plan I was concerned about him posting up Steph
 

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Crazy the number of open 3's they've missed already we could easily be behind. 0-4 on FT's including another 0-2 from Steph this is just such a weird playoffs for him shooting FT's
 

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great quarter for Wiggins and Looney.

2-5 on ft's from Steph the mystery continues
 

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I don't believe any team in the finals would bring more interest internationally than the Mavericks. Not that I believe that matters as I don't accept that the league "fixes" outcomes for profit.
Well, I avoided saying the league "fixes" games, and claimed only that they nevertheless want the Borriors to win. They hope. The system can be beaten, as it was by the Mavericks in 2011, and that proves that the NBA's manipulation will go only so far. This isn't professional wrestling, and there's no need to think that ways of manipulating outcomes must be crude. Influence on games probably occurs more subtly. Doing things such as letting a bad call stand after the call ruined a game.

For me to claim the NBA "fixes" games would be like these people on other Suns media who claim that the Suns players took bribes from organized crime.
 
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