Well played Denver, well played.
> Thompson attempted 5.9 shots per game after two or more dribbles in his 32 regular-season games. He’s reduced that to 1.8 in four playoff games.
> More than 70 percent of Thompson’s playoff shot attempts have come within two seconds of touching the basketball. That was down at 63.2 percent in the regular season.
> Nearly 25 percent of Thompson’s makes in the regular season were unassisted. In the playoffs, only 13 percent of his makes have been unassisted.
> If you cut up Thompson’s offensive pie, only 36.8 percent of his regular-season attempts were catch-and-shoot 3s, his most dangerous tool. In the playoffs, he’s upped that to 49.8 percent. He’s taking 8.5 of them per game against Denver.
And I'm sorry, but the difference now is proper role and improved conditioning, not Klay deciding not to be a selfish egomaniac who is jealous of Poole's success. Always gotta be careful with the psychoanalysis stuff when physical explanations are available. Regardless, his current level of play is inspiring given his last few years.
Hey everyone, I haven’t been following basketball since the experts made their pre-season predictions. Are will still headed to an inevitable Nets-Lakers finals?
Did Dray get any technical fouls in G1/2/3?
Three hours later still laughing at that dude (or gal) that got banished with a swiftness
Also I’ve been at this last job for six plus years (15 years total with fed govt) and thoroughly enjoy what I do but I’m 42 and I’ve been wanting a midlife career change since I was 40 but held on because I was working from home full time. Now that I have been recalled back to the office I need some suggestions into what I can look into.
A). Do not recommend nursing or any hospital based position. My wife is an RN and she looks so miserable everytime she gets off work or heads to work
B). I have a B.A in Psychology but kinda steered away when i volunteered at the mental health division at a Veterans Hospital
C). My dream was to be a truck driver but I can’t drive anywhere without my anxiety going through the roof
D). I was also working on a math degree at the same time as my Psychology degree but had to move to Psych because my VA benefits we’re running out but was thinking of finishing a math degree and apply for an alternative crede tial teaching program for Math and teach it at HS level. Any teachers?
*EDIT - do not mean to sound like I’m denigrating a nursing position. Saw the hell my wife went through in college and see the stress now especially when she hits those CovID waves in the ICU. Jobs like that too far above me
> Jazz are scoring 1.04 with Conley ON and 1.23 with Conley OFF at what point do they think about a lineup change?
> Jazz scoring 1.22 and giving up 1.04 with House ON the floor.
> With Luka back in the lineup can you really get away with playing two tiny guards in Conley and Mitchell?
An interesting point to me about two small guard lineups against the Mavs, especially thinking about how the Warriors match up with them. Hopefully we find out because meeting the Mavs in the WCF would be great for a lot of reasons.
Random question: is JW still 7’ tall?
Mavericks rout the Jazz 102-77 and are up 3-2 in the series.
Ah, there's Marquese Chriss. Seems like Mavericks didn't play him much due to injuries during the regular season. Glad to see that he's healthy.
Jazz have raised the white flag.
This made me crack up on Twitter (https://twitter.com/GoIdenState/status/1518769182053220353?cxt=HHwWgoC-gceh4JMqAAAA):
"KD in the parking lot calling Draymond right now 😂".
Not sure Whiteside did much of anything...
Mavericks up 81-55 after 3 quarters.
Jazz are getting punked. Mavericks aren't even playing any set basketball right now, they're just dancing and doing whatever the hell they want
Luka doing anything he wants
KD takes a lot of flack for having left such a good situation to go play in Brooklyn but I will say this, you can tell he genuinely enjoys playing with Kyrie even tonight. That last season with the dubs seemed like a chore for him to get on the basketball court. Sometimes playing with your best nba friend (while still making max money) is probably slightly more important than playing for the Chip year in and year out (and I’m not trying to say that snidely)
I don't know if this is a hot take but.... I don't think Donovan Mitchell is "that guy". He's a solid player but I'm not building a team around him. Maybe as the 2nd or 3rd option but that's about it