Fun fact I saw this morning: CP3 is 0-14 in playoff games officiated by Scott Foster.

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I watched the last quarter of NOP-PHO and it was pretty strange. In the first part the Suns played strong defense and came back from an 8 point deficit. Hitting shots and the Pels stumbling. Then from around the 6 minute mark to the 2 minute mark the game became a shootout. Both teams stopped playing defense and just took turns running down and getting relatively easy layups, or quickly hitting a three. And it seemed like each team hit 8 or 10 shots in a row.

Looking at the stats, the Suns hit 5 in a row and the Pels hit 8 in a row during this Q4 crunch time. Thus the Pels won.

Some great shooting, but it wasn’t especially interesting basketball. The most complex play either team ran was a dive and pass to a corner. Certainly it is fun when the team you are rooting for hits lots of barely contested shots. But I understand when people complain about the ‘new’ NBA being dull.

Yes, I’m a Dubs fan and homer, but they play with such grace and style. Who else does?

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Apr 20, 2022Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

Ugh, we really have to go yet another day without getting to watch the Infinity Five play???

Glad they get the rest, but I want mooooaarrr basketballllllls!!!

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Two things I haven't seen mentioned

i) Anyone else recall the Chase crowd really getting behind the team and firing them up for the 2nd quarter run when we were down 12?

ii) Bjelica was really good cutting to the rim and didn't seem as much of a liability on defense!

Ps, At this point, with all the line up name suggestions, I don't think there will be a consensus. Which is a bit sad and frustrating for us fans. But at the same time it must be more frustrating for the opposition (who never saw this lineup in the regular season) to try and get to grips with.

How can you counter that which cannot be defined?!

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New Thinking Basketball episode about the Warriors performance in game 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5vPv62B178

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Have people commented on Steven A’s “Lethal Weapon 3” moniker?

Steven A is bad, but the nickname is … not that bad? Nice triple entendre, imo: three lethal offensive weapons (1) who hit threes (2) for the third generation of this lineup (3).

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All western series tied at 1-1...except the Warriors :)

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Just going from the box score, this seems to be a shooting variance win for the Pels (17-31 from 3). However, if the Booker injury is severe, then this might be a series (though I'd still favor the Suns).

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Pelicans, wow! Zion off the bench for game 3??

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Umm…. Just tuned in. WTF happened to the Suns? LMAO?

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Ingram: 37 points 13/21 FGs, 3/4 threes, 8/8 FTs

11 rebounds (2 off.), 9 assists, 4 turnovers, 1 steal, 1 block

McCollum: 23 points 7/18 FGs, 6/10 threes, 3/4 FTs

8 rebounds (2 off.), 9 assists, 3 turnovers, 1 block

Booker: 31 points 12/19 FGs, 7/11 threes,

2 rebounds (1 off.), 1 assist, 2 turnovers

Bridges: 19 points 7/11 FGs, 2/3 threes, 3/4 FTs

6 rebounds (2 off.), 2 assists, 2 turnovers, 1 steal, 1 block

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I'm certainly concerned about the Grizzlies as a series the Warriors could lose. But in the scenario where the Warriors and Suns are in the Conference Finals, I want both teams healthy so there are no excuses when the Warriors win in 6.

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Way to go Ingram! Also, with that beard he would've fit right in on the Lakers this year...

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