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The Mercury News had an article talking about this (Steph/Poole/Klay/Wiggs/Dray) lineup and wondered what to call it. Saw this in the comments:

> It debuted in the middle of April right at the deadline, it must be the "Taxes" lineup. No it's not a cooler name than "Death". But they are equally hard to stop.

What do y'all think? There's a certain cleverness to it but I'm not convinced it's got quite the right ring to it and it's not self-explanatory enough to catch on IMO. I think the sense that the lineup is inevitable is a good lead though. Actually, maybe calling it "the inevitable lineup" isn't a bad start either. You know it's coming, you know how it works, but you still can't stop it... Hm. I might try that one out.

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Apr 18, 2022·edited Apr 18, 2022

I vote we stop trying so hard to come up with a cool nickname. If a nickname is earned, it will come organically. I'm just excited to watch Poole & Dray competing to see who can say "AND 1!!!!" the loudest.

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I don't have a nickname for the SBDS 3.0 lineup, but I'm trying to sell "Run TPC" (Thompson - Poole - Curry) for the three guard backcourt.

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Draygon Fire

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D2

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Cannonball Run It's got 'spalsh' it's got 'pool' and the 'Run' ties into history with Run TMC. Plus, damn good movie

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It’s just too old.

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How about "The Cheat Code"?

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Apr 18, 2022·edited Apr 18, 2022

That Nets-Celtics series is going to be a straight up knock-down drag out fight. Both teams are going to beat the holy hell out of each other, and it will likely go 6-7 games. There is legit bad blood there between the two teams, and neither will take crap from the other. Wouldn’t shock me to see a fight break out somewhere down the line there.

The story is much the same with the Raptors-Sixers series, only maybe without the bad blood. But it will also be a dogfight. Embiid is going to demolish the Raptors inside and on the glass, since they have no big man answer for him. Thing is, the Raptors have an answer for literally any and every other option the Sixers have (yes, even James Har_en, who will have no D as usual). That one goes at least 6, guaranteed.

Another brewing dogfight is that Wolves-Grizzlies series. Both are young and athletically gifted, plus they are hard-nosed. The Wolves already won a game at Memphis, so that series is likely also going at least 6. Of course, it gets REALLY interesting if the Wolves go home up 2-0. Because you have to believe the Grizz won’t get taken out so quickly and so early, right?

We may not seem to have as hard a series as those other ones, but we would do well not to lower our guard, either. The Nuggets do have an elite player in Jokic, and he always gives them a chance to win games. Still, if we stay switched on and show our level (that of a champion), I foresee us winning this clearly.

Can’t see the Heat, Suns, or Bucks having too much trouble in their series. But who knows?

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I've been living in Boston for the past ~2 months due to work, and let me tell you this city has it out personal against Nets. First they just hate Kyrie for obvious reasons. Also the whole Boston vs NY thing. These east coast cities really do seem to hate each other lol.

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Pels kept it somewhat closer than I expected. Maybe they will steal Game 2. I'm fine if Marcus Smart never wins another basketball game so a bit bummed about the Celtic-Nets ending.

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2nd day of the NBA playoffs was less exciting than the 1st day, except for the Celtics-Nets game.

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CP3 completely taken over this game

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Feel bad for the Pels - they could use a GP2.

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He seems to be showing off to the world about how good he still is, especially in the playoffs.

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And tiring out those hamstrings

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Chris Paul's got 13 points in the 4th quarter so far

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Hawks and Heat both used a 9-man rotation.

Nets used a 9-man rotation while the Celtics used an 8-man rotation.

Bulls used a 10-man rotation while the Bucks used a 9-man rotation.

Pelicans are using a 10-man rotation while the Suns are using a 9-man rotation.

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Wait, what was that middle part?

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Celtics used an 8-man rotation unlike the other playoffs teams today.

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The don't have Robert Williams III

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Nance jr looks like a solid small ball 5

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Unbelievable that he was just a throw in in that McCollum trade that would have been a huge heist without him

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not the same level, but shades of Danny Green as salary filler in the Kawhi deal

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Well, the Pelicans closed the gap in the 3rd quarter, but the Suns are still up by several points.

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Cannonball Run.

Y'all want a nickname for the new Death Lineup? Nuf said.

Don't make me explain it.

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There is no way the Pelicans are gonna win a series against the Suns.

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Probably not but you never know. They are playing on short rest tonight, we'll see what they can pull off at home.

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Suns vs Pelicans is not a fair fight. Channeling my inner Nick Wright: "Better than a first-round bye"

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Clips just had to go and choke that game

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Bulls fought hard, but the first game's gonna go to the Bucks.

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If Derozan wasn't so bad today, the Bulls would have a decent lead.

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Is it frowned upon here to say I really, really like Giannis? Almost 1/5 as much as I love Curry.

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