Welcome back, Katemari
Lets go hawks - finish of the mavs and kyrie and luka here please !
Overheard at youth soccer tournaments: "There's math, rocket-science, quantum-mechanics... and tournament-math". Only way to avoid it is to keep on winning.
So excited about GPIIs return and his ability to continue right where he left off.
As far as the playoff race, my ideal ending situation now would be for us to tie the Clippers, and have them take the fifth seed based on tie breaker, we would play Sac, and the clippers would get the Durant Suns for round 1.
Unfortunately looks like our closing schedule won’t be easy. Worthy of a champion. Bring it!
1. @ Nuggets - due to their recent losses, they need to make sure they don’t accidentally slip to Grizz. Although Nuggets do have the tiebreaker, so they only need to go 2-3 to fend off the Grizz.
2. Thunder - they’ll be trying to get up to 7th/8th seed and fending off the Mavs (lol)
3. @ Kings - possibly trying to catch the Grizz. They have the tiebreaker against the Grizz, so 2 game deficit is not insurmountable with 5 games left.
4. @ Blazers - prob reasonable, but they may have locked up top 5th tanking status, and try to regain some pride at the end of the season.
UConn beat up the Miami Hurricanes so no FL teams in the men's finals. It's UConn vs SDSU. Iowa vs LSU in the women's final. Wowie zowie.
It looks like there are 9 teams in the tax this year, and it’s been fewer than that most of the time. Clearly there are more non-tax teams and the owners prefer it that way. I’m not not sure why the players would agree to this - it is the primary cap on their compensation.
Regardless, it makes me savor even more the last decade of the Dubs. This kind of thing just won’t happen very often, because most owners won’t be willing to go so deep into the tax. So their best players will have to leave eventually. Bummer.
Clippers blow it and Mavs … wow I figured they’d desperation win today. What a delightful day.
instead of a game preview, I seem to have just written a large rant on the new NBA labor agreement. I hope you enjoy! : )
Well, I stayed up tonight hoping for a home run. By 6 am, it is what its...We got half of what I hoped for. It is all Paul GEORGE's fault....lol...Get well, Paul.
Go Rockets! Go Thunder!
Again, 3-1 is going to be good enough for 5th or 6th - 4-0 could even challenge for 4th. Suns have a tough closing schedule, could see them going 2-3.
But 2-2 is looking very very dicey. I expect a few teams are going to end at 43-39 and the lack of tiebreakers is going to hurt.
1-3 is almost certainly play-in.
If the Dubs win out and the Suns some kinda way lose three of their last five, they can get home court.
(Semi)-OT: EPL still crazy- 9 teams separated by 7 pts (4 pts between 12th-place Palace and relegation) with 9-12 games to go. Leicester is now in the relegation zone (crazy to think after winning the league 7 years ago). More and more teams are being left behind, though, as teams try to spend to stay up. Everton issued a going concern warning (which might not happen, but considering they're in 17th and West Ham has 2 games in hand, relegation is looking like a strong possibility). Can you imagine the Warriors getting relegated in 2020? Not to mention the nation-states buying up teams. The NBA is far from perfect, but I think a soft-cap league is the way to go. (Not that EPL isn't entertaining, and the tension in each game is crazy).
Crazy we might get the Suns now. Hoping Wiggins is back to help guard KD
I've said it before and I'll say it again. To be the champs, we gotta go through any and everyone. Bring on whomever we will face, be it the Suns, Kings, or anyone else. We only GBC if we can step up for all takers.
FAK, CLIPS BLOW IT. WESTY was killing it the 1st half, but got only 4 pts the 2nd half. KAWHI showed up, finally, but not enough. PELS get the win and 5th and 6th place flips..... No 2 birds with one stone for us...got to beat Denver...lol