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I think Miami's just resting Andre to get him ready to take on LeBron in the Finals. Of course, the Nuggets might have a say in that as well.

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Sadly it's his back (again)

I dunno if there's anything to be done for it

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I was hoping with his limited workload and long hiatus that his back would have been less susceptible to injury. Still better than having CP3 undercut his knee. He could be a very key player against the Lakers if somewhat healthy.

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Sep 24, 2020Liked by punk basketball

Just saw the box score for MIA-BOS Game 4 - looks like he logged 27 minutes so his back must be functional. Far more minutes than he got in any of the earlier games.

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yeah, he's like that old reliable car. You just gotta take care of it when it's acting up and it'll be fine because there's still plenty of miles in it.

He was out at the end of that game the Heat lost and you know coach Spo is too astute to not see Andre's value

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Sep 23, 2020Liked by punk basketball

Also: credit where credit is due, Playoff Rondo continues to be a (shocking) reality. That's a guy who brings the intensity on a personal level when it matters. Definitely remember some occasions where he and Draymond butted heads and you could see the similarities in their mentality.

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Sep 23, 2020Liked by punk basketball

Not sure how 4-8 from 3 makes Robinson a "culprit" in their 27% shooting. I think you meant to call out Crowder and his 2-10 line.

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I thought LA looked awfully tired last night after their early fourth quarter flurry, and Denver did not. (Although Denver's lackadaisical attitude with the ball and bad early threes in the fourth almost cost them the game anyway). At age 35, Lebron on two days' rest is not quite the same player as game one Lebron on five days' rest. That might be enough to be the difference here.

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Denver is well on track to repeat their standard plan of "win three elimination games in a row" but they'll have to lose the next one to get there. XD

What's wild is FiveThirtyEight's model is giving the East a combined 75% chance of winning the finals. It's only now giving the Nuggets a 9% chance of winning it all, after rating them at "<1%" before their series against the Clippers. That feels pretty stark; I think all these teams are quite evenly matched overall.

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Sep 23, 2020Liked by punk basketball

Hee hee. I know Bam Adebayo is "baaaad" but it was still funny ;)

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ha! Oopsies! Fixed it, but only because his regular name is so cool

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Sure is!

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Remember the Nuggets have Rocky, the most entertaining mascot in the league. At McNichols in the ‘90s he had a bit called the “Cement Luge.” He would sprawl out on a cafeteria tray and speed head first down the upper level cement steps.

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oh my god, this sounds wildly unsafe!

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Yes, yes indeed!

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