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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:32 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Does anyone else feel like this was a win that felt like a loss?


Yup. But we are a .500
Team so this is just about how anyone should feel.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:33 pm    Post subject:

It took two triple doubles to eke out a win vs the worst team in the west. I'll take it!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:33 pm    Post subject:

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Lebron was simply amazing in the closing minutes.


Yes

However I did not realize we're playing again tomorrow that is a bit of a concern.

Go get lots of sleep Bron!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:33 pm    Post subject:

Roger O. Thornhill wrote:
It took two triple doubles to eke out a win vs the worst team in the west. I'll take it!


Season starts today
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:33 pm    Post subject:

Good win and watch the bumass Warriors at home lose to Denver right now
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:34 pm    Post subject:

Wish we'd kept IT over Collison.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:34 pm    Post subject:

Scoring hasn't been the problem for us. Its stopping the other teams. Caruso might have helped us big time.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:35 pm    Post subject:

Roger O. Thornhill wrote:
It took two triple doubles to eke out a win vs the worst team in the west. I'll take it!


Lebron and Russ for once actually looked like a decent 1-2 punch to close out the game.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:35 pm    Post subject:

roger_federer wrote:
Scoring hasn't been the problem for us. Its stopping the other teams. Caruso might have helped us big time.

Like he didn’t get lit up by booker and Payne in the playoffs? We need inside presence first and foremost
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:35 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
Wish we'd kept IT over Collison.


Don't think we need another horrible defender IT.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:35 pm    Post subject:

TDRock wrote:
pio2u wrote:
Lebron was simply amazing in the closing minutes.


Yes

However I did not realize we're playing again tomorrow that is a bit of a concern.

Go get lots of sleep Bron!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:37 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Does anyone else feel like this was a win that felt like a loss?


No. Not me. This felt like a win. Actually felt like they are finding some sort of rhythm. They just need to get their defense together, but with the acquisition of Stanley, AB coming back... It really helps defensively. If AD was in, would might have won by more because of his defensive prowess. To be honest, if Rob somehow got Grant and Ben Simmons, not saying it's gonna happen, but if, the league would be in trouble. Stanley, AB, AD, Grant, Ben Simmons, Reaves defensively.... Dang.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:37 pm    Post subject:

The real test comes tomorrow against a real hot Grizzles team
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:37 pm    Post subject:

Metta on Spectrum tonight. Is that 3 wins a row when he's on Spectrum?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:37 pm    Post subject:

mad55557777 wrote:
roger_federer wrote:
Scoring hasn't been the problem for us. Its stopping the other teams. Caruso might have helped us big time.

Like he didn’t get lit up by booker and Payne in the playoffs? We need inside presence first and foremost


Booker and Payne lit up everyone. Right now we are getting lit up every tom and dick in the NBA.
last year the problem was scoring not defending. This year we went completely the other way.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:38 pm    Post subject:

pio2u wrote:
TDRock wrote:
pio2u wrote:
Lebron was simply amazing in the closing minutes.


Yes

However I did not realize we're playing again tomorrow that is a bit of a concern.

Go get lots of sleep Bron!


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@TDrock I’m pretty sure Lebron will get lured into his cryo chamber right now like Captain America πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸπŸπŸ


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:39 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
Wish we'd kept IT over Collison.


I actually feel like DC provides more. It may not show up on the stat sheet, but he has been really solid when he has come in and gives us a boost, even when he is not scoring.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:40 pm    Post subject:

windycitycane wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Does anyone else feel like this was a win that felt like a loss?


Yup. But we are a .500
Team so this is just about how anyone should feel.

They're a bad team with some young talent, we're an ok team with some star talent. The ok team should beat the bad team, but our miserable defense and no AD made this a close game.

Nothing about this game made me feel we are anywhere near turning the corner or doing the right things overall. All I see is that Lebron is making us a ton better on offense as a 5, but our defense suffers a lot. We are giving up way too many paint points and easy baskets.

In the end, the West 5th to 9th seeds are quite close. We easily could finish 5th just as easily as 9th. At this point, just get as many wins as you can, develop some young role players and hope a healthy AD gives you a major boost in the last 1/4 of the season. I have no hope left for Westbrook. He is who he is.

I hope we get some interal improvement from Reaves, Stanley, Monk, THT, Nunn. Those guys can make a little difference around the "big" 3. Obviously, AD coming back at full throttle would be the biggest boost, but our role guys being younger and more athletic would also help.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:40 pm    Post subject:

Outspoken wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Does anyone else feel like this was a win that felt like a loss?


No. Not me. This felt like a win. Actually felt like they are finding some sort of rhythm. They just need to get their defense together, but with the acquisition of Stanley, AB coming back... It really helps defensively. If AD was in, would might have won by more because of his defensive prowess. To be honest, if Rob somehow got Grant and Ben Simmons, not saying it's gonna happen, but if, the league would be in trouble. Stanley, AB, AD, Grant, Ben Simmons, Reaves defensively.... Dang.


I agree, this was a win and felt like it, because I know what a loss feels like and it F*ing sucks.

Lots of positives in this game. Johnson and Bradley can really help shore up our D with Ariza and Reaves. When AD gets back, we will obviously be even that further ahead on D

Establish the defensive identity again and work from there.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:41 pm    Post subject:

FYI
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:42 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
Wish we'd kept IT over Collison.


Heck no...I mean hell no!

Collison should never play alongside WB. He got to touch the ball about 3-5 times this game it felt like. He's a much better addition than IT. Dude actually plays defense.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:43 pm    Post subject:

pio2u wrote:
FYI

He will pass Malone before the end of the year,
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:46 pm    Post subject:

Outspoken wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Does anyone else feel like this was a win that felt like a loss?


No. Not me. This felt like a win. Actually felt like they are finding some sort of rhythm. They just need to get their defense together, but with the acquisition of Stanley, AB coming back... It really helps defensively. If AD was in, would might have won by more because of his defensive prowess. To be honest, if Rob somehow got Grant and Ben Simmons, not saying it's gonna happen, but if, the league would be in trouble. Stanley, AB, AD, Grant, Ben Simmons, Reaves defensively.... Dang.


If we were somehow able to get Bradley Beal and Dame. Omg wow the league would be in trouble. Not gonna happen but I’ll say it anyways for no reason. Wow .
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:46 pm    Post subject:

Jamychal Green looking like a Prime Shawn Kemp against the Warriors right now

GSW down by 16 right now in the second quarter.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:47 pm    Post subject:

Someone needs to ask Fitzale, what’s up with dwight, we allowed like 100 layups inside
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