Thank Odin GSW gets to rest and heal up this week
Imagine having had to play with the Timberwolves all year, and remembering the Timberwolves performance in the playoffs last year... Now imagine that all you had to do to get out of playing in the playoffs with them this year was break your hand. Who isn't punching a wall or two?
At least Bron played 45 mins. And the first game was good.
I'd have to watch more puppies games (not gonna happen), but does Finch usually spend entire games with his ass glued to the bench? I'm also not re-watching that debacle that some will claim was a basketball game, but it seems like there was a serious "whelp, this is what we've got and there ain't a damn thing I can do about, so I'm just gonna sit here and watch the shit-show" vibe from what Minnesota calls coaching. My eyetest said there didn't seem to be much active coaching going on.
I'mma need to re-watch Game 4 of last years finals to cleanse my spiritual palette.
As others have said we are so blessed to generally watch good basketball and as a bonus it is also usually entertaining even when it isn't being executed particularly well .
Time for Dillon Brooks to get a taste of that Bron + Reaves whistle…
Finally got home and watched the twolves blow the chance at my perfect west bracket, oh well I think the Grizzlies are gonna beat them anyways.
We are all dumber for having seen this game.
We lost to the Lakers three times in the regular season. Were they this bad or better then? Or were we just bad?
I would actually peg the Lakers as slight favorites over Memphis - with the whistle the Lakers get, JJJ is fouling out of every single game.
I’m very pleased by a Lakers v Memphis matchup. I actually hope LBJ & AD beat down Memphis, well at least for the first two games, but then it evens out and goes to 7 games where Lakers close it out, dance on their logo and chant RESPECT YOUR ELDERS. And then have no hamstrings for our potential match up
Darvin Ham said the Lakers chose to prioritize Anthony Edwards defensively, and did effectively limit him to really tough attempts, as he went 3 for 17.
LAL did pay in other ways, giving up open shots elsewhere that Minnesota punished them with, up until the 4th Q and OT.
At least we won’t have to see a team stacked with big men and Naz Reid for next two rounds. Wolves are dookie but they really did give us match up troubles.
That foul by Davis on Conley’s three that sent game to OT…would the ref have called it if that was Steph instead of Conley?
I'm disgusted that the Lakers are the 7 seed lol, when I stopped watching Minnesota was up double digits halfway through the third quarter. Hurts.
Oh well, we'll see them in the second round.
LeBron was drafted in the same year as Willie Green (and Luke Walton and Zaza and Barbosa and David West). EDIT: My fault, Memphis was the 7th-worst, leaped up to 2nd, but had to give their pick to Detroit, who of course took Darko.
What an awful game! Wouldn't be worried about either team moving forward. T'wolves don't make a bucket in the last 6:01 of regulation (their only points were the three Conley FTs with 0.1 second left after the stupid foul by AD) and then only get an Ant Man dunk and layup in OT. 3 turnovers in the last 6 minutes of regulation and 4 turnovers in OT.
And the Lakers weren't much better. They kept clanking up open shots and had two late-game turnovers on inbounds plays after timeouts.
Grizz are probably thrilled to be playing the Lakers - maybe they can thump their chests bigly as they show complete disrespect for LeBron, and then wonder what happened to them once the Dubs come to town. And I'm guessing Denver must be rooting for the Wolves in the final play-in game since they simply don't have what it takes to win on the big stage.
ANT played like A$$