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epicSocialism4tw
05-22-2006, 02:44 AM
I'm picking the Suns and Spurs, but wouldn't be surprised to see either team lose. I think Dallas is physically better than the Spurs right now, but I don't see them having enough mental toughness to pull out a game 7 against the defending champs. If they do, it'll be a huge breakthrough for them.

I think that Dallas has had the mental breakthrough. They certainly look like the better team. They have had San Antonio scrambling throughout the entire series. It looks like AJ has done a good job (is this why Nellie is consulting?) with designing the offense around Dirk. Popovich said that this offense around Dirk was the only one that has ever scrambled their defense. Not even Shaq and the Lakers were able to do that. That says alot for the design of AJ's offensive system and the power of having Dirk in an offense.

Another thing that AJ has done is to give Dallas the confidence to scrap with anyone. People overlook the fact that this is the BEST SPURS TEAM EVER AFTER 82 GAMES. Dallas has looked like the better team over the series. That says alot about where they are mentally.

epicSocialism4tw
05-22-2006, 03:35 AM
Angryllama's Game 7 Preview
This is one of the greatest series' in a long time. The NBA really screwed up by forcing this clash of titans to go down before the conference finals. Phoenix and LA are decent teams, but they arent in the same galaxy as these guys. These might be the best teams in the league. This game should be another classic, and I think that it will be. It could be one of the best NBA playoff games in history. Make sure you tune in, because basketball like this hasnt been played since Jordan was a young man. This is the good stuff. Now that I've hyped the game it will probably suck, but if history is any indicator it will be another knock-out drag-out until the final bell.

The series will hinge on these players:

Josh Howard/Devin Harris
Howard is as streaky as they come. He looks like Rod-Pippen one moment and a bit player the next. For Dallas to succeed, they are going to need another player beside Dirk to make an impact offensively. Josh Howard is likely to be that guy because of his ability to get to the basket and make things happen. If his perimeter game is flowing, he can wreak havoc in the lane with his assorted mix of dunks, layups, floaters, pull-up jumpers, and offensive rebounding.

If Howard and/or Harris attack the rim successfully, the Spurs' interior guys will suffer foul trouble. Harris looked like a deer in the headlights in the last game without Terry to attract attention. He's going to have to find a way to settle down and keep on breaking down the perimeter. If he's not able to do that with dallas' two-guard lineup on the floor, then Harris is in for a long offseason with Avery.

Manu Ginobili
If Ginobili is playing at the rate that he has been offensively for the past couple of games and Dallas cant answer with Howard/Harris, then Dallas in is trouble. It will be interesting to see how the refs approach his questionable foul attracting offensive tactics (to be PC). If Ginobili is getting the calls, it will cause further damage to Dallas' center rotation because of the additional accumulation of fouls outside of what they will likely get from defending Duncan. If Ginobili shoots poorly from the perimeter and becomes a non-factor in this game, I dont see the Spurs keeping up. Brent Barry would be his replacement, and he's nothing but a streaky 3pt shooter.

Other Scenarios
As we have seen in playoffs past, the most unlikely characters can step up and make the critical contributions that sway the game in one way or the other. Looking down the rosters, there are several players that could end up heroes.

Here they are:
Van Horn, Daniels, Armstrong, and Griffin for Dallas.
Oberto, Barry, and Horry for SA.


Angryllama's Prediction
I'm going to say that there are several possible scenarios, and give the prediction for each.
1) Howard plays well, Ginobili plays well:
Mavs 102
Spurs 98
2) Ginobili plays well, Harris plays well
Mavs 90
Spurs 92
3) Howard, Harris play well, Ginobili plays poorly
Mavs 111
Spurs 99
4) Howard, Harris play poorly, Ginobili plays well
Mavs 85
Spurs 93
5) Howard, Harris play well, Ginobili plays well
Mavs 108
Spurs 103
7) Howard, Harris play poorly/Ginobili plays poorly
Mavs 98
Spurs 95

All of these scenarios take into account the a regular solid performance by Nowitzki, Duncan, Parker, and one of Stackhouse or Terry. A change in their performances skew the results further and make a situation of variables in more flux than I want to deal with right now.

Here's my stab in the dark at what will occur:
Howard gives an average performance. Harris struggles. Stackhouse plays outstanding. Van Horn has a nice game. Terry has a nice game. Dirk has another monster performance. Duncan has a sub-par game. Ginobili plays out of his mind. Parker plays streaky basketball. Finley plays well. Dallas gets separation at the beginning of the 3rd, and holds the Spurs off for a quarter. Dallas hangs on by attacking the Spurs from the perimeter and with Nowitzki, Terry, and Stackhouse all making frequent trips to the line off of dribble penetration.

Final Score:
Mavs 105
Spurs 94

Northman
05-22-2006, 04:28 AM
I dont see Duncan playing average in a game 7 at home. I think the Spurs take care of business tonight.


Spurs 92
Mavs 85

Garcia Bronco
05-22-2006, 06:55 AM
I was really impressed with the way Cleveland played. Anytime the refs gave them a bogus call...they played it off like it was the right thing. It was also nice to see LaFraud get called for his blatant traveling yesterday. I guess James will have to wait one more year until he's the greatest ever.

55CrushEm
05-22-2006, 08:33 AM
Well, well......I suppose you're still not nervous.....

I smell crow cooking.....

watermock
05-22-2006, 08:49 AM
http://www.oak-park-journal.com/Stories2002/Dead-Crow-175-N-Linden-OPRFHS-Field-700pm-Aug-4-2002-02a-sm.JPG

El Guapo
05-22-2006, 08:58 AM
Dallas is the better team.

Nuggets4
05-22-2006, 09:36 AM
Dallas is the better team.

Even if they lose the series?

-Slap-
05-22-2006, 09:37 AM
Even if they lose the series?
Especially if they lose the series.

ludo21
05-22-2006, 09:46 AM
2 Fun Game 7's tonight, what a playoffs it has been thus far.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-22-2006, 10:30 AM
I'm not nervous. The only reason the Spurs are still playing is Jason Terry's suspension. The Spurs simply aren't capable of beating the Mavericks three times in a row.

55CrushEm
05-22-2006, 10:51 AM
I'm not nervous. The only reason the Spurs are still playing is Jason Terry's suspension. The Spurs simply aren't capable of beating the Mavericks three times in a row.

What's funny is that if the Spurs DO win tonight.....being a typical KC fan, Bob will say something to the effect of: "Yeah, but Dirk scored more points than Duncan".

watermock
05-22-2006, 11:10 AM
:flower: I'm not nervous. The only reason the Spurs are still playing is Jason Terry's suspension. The Spurs simply aren't capable of beating the Mavericks three times in a row.

55CrushEm
05-22-2006, 11:17 AM
I'm not nervous. The only reason the Spurs are still playing is Jason Terry's suspension. The Spurs simply aren't capable of beating the Mavericks three times in a row.

Well, the Spurs won, despite the calls continuing to go the Mavs way (at least in the 1st half).....and Tony Parker was MIA.....

watermock
05-22-2006, 11:17 AM
Kieep bosting Bob, I could make thousands on your predictions.

GonzoLays
05-22-2006, 01:48 PM
Dirk needs MVP-like effort tonight


11:52 AM CDT on Monday, May 22, 2006


Throughout the regular season, coach Avery Johnson was reluctant to address Dirk Nowitzki's chances of being named the NBA's Most Valuable Player, an award in which he would finish third behind Phoenix's Steve Nash and Cleveland's LeBron James.

During the playoffs, Johnson has talked night after night of Dirk having "an MVP-type game."

If he has one left in him, he needs to display it tonight in the AT&T Center.

Nowitzki has transformed himself in his eighth season. He is a different player than he was a year ago. He is a far, far more efficient playoff performer, a far more determined competitor than he was a year ago. None of it's going to matter unless the Mavericks get the job done tonight.

Nowitzki has advanced his reputation around the league, moving in the direction of two-time MVP Tim Duncan. It's not there yet. And if his team loses and Duncan outplays him, then skeptics again will have their day questioning whether the Mavericks can win building a team around Nowitzki.

Nowitzki knows that with a Game 7 looming, it's all or nothing for his team, for himself, for everyone.

"It doesn't matter what's been said, what's been written," he said after the Mavericks' practice Sunday. "What's happened in this series doesn't matter. The pressure is equal on both teams. It's going to be an awesome game."

Nowitzki needs to have an awesome game from start to finish. The key for him in this series is the finish.

In all three Mavericks losses to San Antonio, Nowitzki has had the ball in his hands with about seven seconds to go. He has had opportunities to tie with a two-pointer (Game 1), win with a two-pointer (Game 5) and tie with a 3-pointer (Game 6).

He has not managed to get the ball to the rim on any of those three occasions. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: (Dirk is z cluth par-far-mar)

In the opener, well guarded by Bruce Bowen, Nowitzki threw an off-target pass that Jerry Stackhouse managed to retrieve. Stackhouse threw up a 3-point air ball.

In Game 5, Nowitzki faked Bowen into the air but didn't get the jump shot off quick enough, and Bowen made a great recovery to pin the shot and create a tie ball. Even after that, Nowitzki caught Jason Terry's air ball but didn't think he had enough time to come down with it and put it back up.

He didn't get off much of a shot, and the buzzer sounded.

In Game 6, Nowitzki got the ball in a bad position, deep in the corner where Michael Finley covered him, and he tossed up an air ball.

None of those were really great scoring chances, although the opportunity was there in Game 5.

But if Nowitzki is to do for his team what Duncan has done so many times for the three-time champions, he has to lead Dallas to victory tonight.

If Nowitzki is to move into the discussion of MVP candidates year after year, joining Nash and James and Miami's Dwyane Wade and perhaps Duncan for another season or two, he has to be the guy who elevates his play and helps the Mavericks advance.

His play has been very good in this postseason. After James' Cavaliers were eliminated in Game 7 on Sunday, no one still active in the postseason is scoring more than Nowitzki at 27.8. He's making more than half his shots. He's getting to the foul line 10 times a game.

He's doing everything you would expect a superstar to do. Now all he has to do is impose his will on the opponent. Make Spurs fans shake their heads the way Mavericks fans do when Duncan keeps scoring and scoring.

"Obviously, we lost two tough games, but the good thing is we were right there," Nowitzki said. "We had a chance to win Game 5 there, but I got my shot blocked down the stretch. We're confident we can win on the road. We've won in their building in this series already."

The Mavericks did that by burying the Spurs in Game 2. That's not going to happen in Game 7. It's all on the line, and victory is sure to be right there for either team to grab in the final minute.

Nowitzki has had his chances in this series. He can't afford not to deliver when opportunity knocks this time.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/columnists/tcowlishaw/stories/052206dnspocowlishaw.c377f09.html

Bronco_Beerslug
05-22-2006, 01:50 PM
Dirk needs MVP-like effort tonight
In all three Mavericks losses to San Antonio, Nowitzki has had the ball in his hands with about seven seconds to go. He has had opportunities to tie with a two-pointer (Game 1), win with a two-pointer (Game 5) and tie with a 3-pointer (Game 6).

He has not managed to get the ball to the rim on any of those three occasions.
Is he suppose to be there best guy or something?

GonzoLays
05-22-2006, 01:57 PM
Is he suppose to be there best guy or something?


http://www.regi-shoes.com/images/Image/Nike%20Dirk.jpg
(Translated: Does anyone miss victory like Notwitzki?!)

El Guapo
05-22-2006, 02:03 PM
two games ago he jumped for the rebound and Im also certain he thought the game was over, so he gave it a half assed effort. Other than that, tonight will say a lot -- but dallas IS the better team.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-22-2006, 02:04 PM
Ignore Gonzo. He only hates Dallas because Dirk and the owner are white. This thread has no point.

RhymesayersDU
05-22-2006, 02:34 PM
I don't know which way to go with this. On the one hand, Gonzo can be annoying... But on the other hand, baiting the Maverick-faithful could be entertaining.

GonzoLays
05-22-2006, 02:50 PM
Mavs Lose Game Six; Dirk Rips Teammates

Dallas, TX, USA - The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Dallas Mavericks Friday night, 91-86, to force a Game Seven showdown in San Antonio. Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan were a lethal one-two punch for the Spurs, combining for 54 points and 18 rebounds.

In the loss, Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 and gathered a career playoff-high 21 rebounds, but was understandably not pleased with the outcome. In the postgame news conference, Nowitzki relayed many of his frustrations to the assembled media.

"If I could have done it over again, I would have passed out of it," said Nowitzki of his final shot attempt from the right corner, a desparation heave with former teammate Michael Finley covering him tightly. "It was stupid. Jeez, I can be so boneheaded sometimes. The (Maverick's coaching) staff has shown me that I have a terrible percentage in that situation, but I just - I panicked. Wow. You'd think I'd learn by now."

"We've had two chances and we didn't cash in either one. Now we have to beat the defending champs in their building in a game seven. We've made a real mess of things - I'm not happy about that."

Suddenly, Nowitzki's rants expanded beyond himself or the realm of the 2006 Conference Semifinals.

"And you know, I hate to keep harping on this - I kind of like Damp (Mavericks center Erick Dampier), but is he a (expletive deleted) waste of space out there or what? Michael Finley goes straight up in his face two games in a row and Damp doesn't do anything - just gets put on a poster. It's just like last year, when we were four-on-five out there against Yao Ming. This is (expletive deleted), and I'm tired of it."

Dirk continued, "And Jason Terry? Don't get me started. You're supposed to be this nice church-going guy, and you do that? What a moron. We needed him in game six, and he goes and pulls a Reggie Evans. How stupid are you?"

http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s6i10790

RhymesayersDU
05-22-2006, 02:54 PM
"And you know, I hate to keep harping on this - I kind of like Damp (Mavericks center Erick Dampier), but is he a (expletive deleted) waste of space out there or what? Michael Finley goes straight up in his face two games in a row and Damp doesn't do anything - just gets put on a poster. It's just like last year, when we were four-on-five out there against Yao Ming. This is (expletive deleted), and I'm tired of it."

Dirk continued, "And Jason Terry? Don't get me started. You're supposed to be this nice church-going guy, and you do that? What a moron. We needed him in game six, and he goes and pulls a Reggie Evans. How stupid are you?"

Hahahahahah, Dirk owned Dampier and Terry. Dampier especially.

GonzoLays
05-22-2006, 02:55 PM
PWNED!!

http://www.covers.com/images/2006/180x180/bowen_bruce060521.jpg

Nuggets4
05-22-2006, 03:13 PM
but dallas IS the better team.

You keep saying this, but I want to know what you'll say if the Mavs lose tonight.

Northman
05-22-2006, 04:05 PM
I'm not nervous. The only reason the Spurs are still playing is Jason Terry's suspension. The Spurs simply aren't capable of beating the Mavericks three times in a row.


hehe, ill be saving this.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-22-2006, 05:57 PM
Bob, you're bringing bad luck to the rest of the Mavs fans.

Clockwork Orange
05-22-2006, 05:59 PM
Bob, you're bringing bad luck to the rest of the Mavs fans.

You guys have been "Mushed." :rofl:

GonzoLays
05-22-2006, 06:12 PM
Bob, you're bringing bad luck to the rest of the Mavs fans.

Yea, you guys did lose two games in a row since Bob jumped on the bandwagon.

Nuggets4
05-22-2006, 07:03 PM
Dick Bavetta AND Steve Javie are calling the game tonight. Not good news for Mavs fans.

Clockwork Orange
05-22-2006, 07:28 PM
Dick Bavetta AND Steve Javie are calling the game tonight. Not good news for Mavs fans.

Geez, why didn't they just throw in Joey Crawford and complete the axis of evil?

Nuggets4
05-22-2006, 07:41 PM
Geez, why didn't they just throw in Joey Crawford and complete the axis of evil?

Violet Palmer must be dead. Otherwise she'd beat out Crawford.

But just barely.

azbroncfan
05-22-2006, 07:52 PM
mavs are laying the wood to spurs, but this is the NBA and it will be 80-80 with 5 minutes left.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-22-2006, 08:52 PM
I normally won't say anything about the refs, but for the Spurs to be shooting 3x as many free throws as Dallas is just asinine. Mavs are lucky to be in the position they are. Spurs are, too. If Dallas had shot as many FTs as the Spurs, they'd be up by 30 right now.

SoCalBronco
05-22-2006, 09:06 PM
I normally won't say anything about the refs, but for the Spurs to be shooting 3x as many free throws as Dallas is just asinine. Mavs are lucky to be in the position they are. Spurs are, too. If Dallas had shot as many FTs as the Spurs, they'd be up by 30 right now.

Your lead is down to around 3...I can see Bob is clearly having an affect.

ludo21
05-22-2006, 09:32 PM
Spurs just cant get the lead cut down further than 3.

Going to be a fun 3 minutes!!

Up next is my Suns, another great game 7!!

ludo21
05-22-2006, 09:38 PM
OO MANNNN, dumb 3, but he nailed it!!

Cubans look is PRICELESS!!

SoCalBronco
05-22-2006, 09:40 PM
Cubans look is PRICELESS!!

Yep, that was so funny to see that.

Bob strikes again.

SoCalBronco
05-22-2006, 09:42 PM
Dirk comes up big

ludo21
05-22-2006, 09:44 PM
What a fun game! Ro.....im nervous, and im not even a Spurs fan, you must be crapping your pants. ;D

SoCalBronco
05-22-2006, 09:45 PM
where was the call?

Jens1893
05-22-2006, 09:45 PM
Overtime ... Dirk! Dirk! Dirk!

ludo21
05-22-2006, 09:46 PM
DANG IT!!!

I WANT TO WATCH MY SUNS!!!

Ha! Spur fan screaming for foul in the background there. hehe....

NM TBS!! WOOOOO

ludo21
05-22-2006, 09:50 PM
I still cant believe they fould Dirk, up by 3, wth were they thinking?

watermock
05-22-2006, 09:55 PM
Was it Marv Albert or Brent MushBurger that left teeth marks on a bun?

ludo21
05-22-2006, 09:59 PM
free throw game........

ewwwwwwwwww

ro_50
05-22-2006, 10:01 PM
What a fun game! Ro.....im nervous, and im not even a Spurs fan, you must be crapping your pants. ;D


I'm not actually crapping in my pants. HAHAHAHA.


The Mavs have just played brilliant basketball and in OT, they made their shots.

Diop came up big in OT.

You have to give them all of the credit in the world.

They deserve to win if they hang out to this 5-point lead.

ro_50
05-22-2006, 10:03 PM
I still cant believe they fould Dirk, up by 3, wth were they thinking?

They should have fouled Dirk when he caught the ball and not when he took it to the hoop.

Just awful defense on that and Manu just reached in at the last second when he took it up.

It was a foul and just stupid. They should have just let him score a two.

The Spurs have just played god awful defense and Mavs have schooled them on that side.

ludo21
05-22-2006, 10:05 PM
This is a huge demon that the Mavs are finally slaying!!

Now lets watch the Suns!! WOOOO

ro_50
05-22-2006, 10:08 PM
Congrats on a classic 7-game series.

They played great and deserved to win. Even though I cant stand Cuban, I love the way their team plays and of course think the world of AJ.

Terry played great and Dirk was amazing in the series.

They won because they out-executed them in OT and got the hustle rebounds.

What a series, 6 of the 7 games went down to the wire.

It sucks it was in the Western Conf. Semis and not in the WCF.

These are two of the top 3 teams in the league and I hope Stern his idiot cronies will readjust the seedings.

But good luck to the Mavs against the Clipps or Suns. I think they will win that in 6 games tops.

Congrats.

ludo21
05-22-2006, 10:10 PM
Suns will win, if they beat the Clipps.

JAPS
05-22-2006, 10:14 PM
Suns will win, if they beat the Clipps.

You keep telling that to yourself ;D JK, Wartime on :strong:

SAGE
05-22-2006, 10:16 PM
I'll save angryllama the trouble of typing it.

WOOOOO. GO MAVS!!!!
DIRK BABY!!! He's BETTER THEN JORDAN!!! MVP!!
Dallas is the best team the last of the last century.
In all sports.
Did you see that future hall of famer Diop shut down Duncan??
WOOOO!!!
I cant believe how Big DIRK came up.
Kobe wished he had HALF the talent Dirk has in his pinky!!
Wooooooo!!!!!2006 NBA Champions.WOOOO!!!!!
DIRK!!!! (slobber,slobber)

Disclaimer
(Above statemets do not reflect feelings of poster)

ZachKC
05-22-2006, 10:18 PM
Great basketball. Enjoy Mavs fans.

SoCalBronco
05-22-2006, 10:18 PM
Clips roar back to tie it up at 28.

WaffleBoy
05-22-2006, 10:27 PM
My Spurs are a Theo Ratliff away to reclaiming the title. Good job Mavs but the Spurs cannot play any defense. 100 points per game allowed? Pistons, go get your ring.

The Boy Wonder :super:

ludo21
05-22-2006, 10:29 PM
My Spurs are a Theo Ratliff away to reclaiming the title. Good job Mavs but the Spurs cannot play any defense. 100 points per game allowed? Pistons, go get your ring.

The Boy Wonder :super:


You are so fickle towards your teams its not even funny. LOL

Suns turning it on!!

SoCalBronco
05-22-2006, 10:30 PM
Brand is raping, but he is getting no help. Suns up 11.

ludo21
05-22-2006, 10:32 PM
Brand is raping, but he is getting no help. Suns up 11.


Suns dont really bother guarding him either. Its funny, they just let him hit hook, after hook, a hand in his face about a foot away, but no real effort.

Its all part of the "plan" ;D

ludo21
05-22-2006, 10:49 PM
Nash's legs are BACK!!

Nice to see him actually shooting decent!

JCMElway
05-22-2006, 10:53 PM
I'm not nervous. The only reason the Spurs are still playing is Jason Terry's suspension. The Spurs simply aren't capable of beating the Mavericks three times in a row.

The funny thing is the Mavs were just one shot away from losing this thing. If that last one goes down for the Spurs we're having an entirely different conversation, and a totally different way of looking at both teams.

A great series by two very good teams.

ZachKC
05-22-2006, 10:56 PM
The funny thing is the Mavs were just one shot away from losing this thing. If that last one goes down for the Spurs we're having an entirely different conversation, and a totally different way of looking at both teams.

A great series by two very good teams.
Ya, they call it sports.

ludo21
05-22-2006, 10:57 PM
Good half, 8 point lead.

Bell's 3 fouls are troubling, but its ok.

Sam will try and dominate 2nd half, gotta hold him down.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-22-2006, 10:58 PM
As we saw, Jason Terry makes a huge difference.

BOOYAH!!!

Bob's your Information Minister
05-22-2006, 10:58 PM
Yep, that was so funny to see that.

Bob strikes again.

WHAT? WHAT?

SUCK MY ASS!

Clockwork Orange
05-22-2006, 10:59 PM
The frontrunning fag returns.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-22-2006, 11:01 PM
This series is over


This series is over


This series is over


This series is over


This series is over


This series is over


This series is over


This series is over

BOOYAH!

SoCalBronco
05-22-2006, 11:03 PM
WHAT? WHAT?

SUCK MY ASS!

This isnt ChiefsPlanet and I'm not Skip Towne.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-22-2006, 11:03 PM
Hey Boob...

KISS MY ASS!

Who is going to win the series? Did you say Spurs? I think so.

LOL

Bob's your Information Minister
05-22-2006, 11:04 PM
The Spurs cannot beat them three times in a row.

WHAT WHAT?

SoCalBronco
05-22-2006, 11:04 PM
BOOYAH!

How impressive, you had the courage to proclaim the series being over when the Mavs were up 3 games to 1 and needed just one decent night to capture the series.

Yep, your a real NostraGoChiefs alright.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-22-2006, 11:05 PM
Clearly the Mavericks missed Jason Terry. Stackhouse and Harris were pathetic tonight. Game 7 will be different.

BOOYAH! WITH AUTHORITY!

Bob's your Information Minister
05-22-2006, 11:06 PM
I'm not nervous. The only reason the Spurs are still playing is Jason Terry's suspension. The Spurs simply aren't capable of beating the Mavericks three times in a row.

How true.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-22-2006, 11:07 PM
Bob, you're bringing bad luck to the rest of the Mavs fans.


AS IF!

SoCalBronco
05-22-2006, 11:07 PM
Ok you can get your dick out of your mouth now, Bob.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-22-2006, 11:12 PM
DIE, SPURS, DIE

Starring Jason Terry as "The Nut Puncher"

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/SAA108052221_1024x768.jpg

Dirk Nowitzki as "The MVP"

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/SAA113052221_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/SAA130052223_1024x768.jpg

Tim Duncan as "The Choke Artist"

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/SAA131052223_1024x768.jpg

BLITZKRIEG THE HAAAAAAAAAAAAUS!!!!!!!

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/SAA134052223_1024x768.jpg

ludo21
05-22-2006, 11:13 PM
MVP, Ha!

ludo21
05-22-2006, 11:30 PM
CAN NOT catch a break, holy crap!

ludo21
05-22-2006, 11:41 PM
Almost 100 points through 3 quarters, wow, that is crazy!

watermock
05-22-2006, 11:48 PM
Boob your full of **** and I have been rooting for the Suns. Your an idiot. The suns are lucky to get home for game 7.

epicSocialism4tw
05-22-2006, 11:52 PM
Dirk.

That's all I have to say.

Suck on that Gonzo! HAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

ludo21
05-22-2006, 11:55 PM
18 point lead, 8 minutes left.

Dont choke on it Suns, come on!!

Bob's your Information Minister
05-22-2006, 11:57 PM
Dirk.

That's all I have to say.

Suck on that Gonzo! HAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/SAA136052300_800x600.jpg

jossjeff
05-23-2006, 12:00 AM
Down by 19.... 8 min left ....game ovah.

Gotta give props to the Clips for being a full year ahead of schedule but game 5 was the key game here.

When Bell hit that huge 3 the series was essentially over.

A young team just wasn't ready for game 7 and the fact that the Suns for some reason got nearly 4 straight days off didn't do them any favors.

Still the Clips had their chances and didn't deliver. No excuses, the Suns deserved to win.

They had no answer for the 3 point shot the entire series. It finally caught up to them.

Sucks to be me.

The Clips are primed for the future. The future is not now.

All they need is time.

Busting open a bottle of Cazadores

epicSocialism4tw
05-23-2006, 12:00 AM
It looks like Gonzo is the crow-eatin'est fool on the board for the rest of the NBA offseason.

Gonzo, you have been officially pimped by Bob. Live with that.

ludo21
05-23-2006, 12:02 AM
Josseff, we are talking Suns D here, 5:50 left, lots of time for a run.

Fun series all the way, cant wait till the end of the game to celebrate!

btw......Clipps had 4 days off too.

jossjeff
05-23-2006, 12:12 AM
Josseff, we are talking Suns D here, 5:50 left, lots of time for a run.

Fun series all the way, cant wait till the end of the game to celebrate!

btw......Clipps had 4 days off too.

Guess you missed this part.

Still the Clips had their chances and didn't deliver. No excuses, the Suns deserved to win.


Game over

Proud of my boys but they just wern't ready for a game 7 vs. the league MVP with the deck stacked against them in a hostile enviroment.

Ahead of schedule and we will see what the future holds.

Livingston will be the **** in a few years. He just needs to grow up some more.

Brand came into his own this year and isn't going anywhere.

Kaman will continue to improve as will Ross.

Stands to reason they lost with such youth on the roster.

Hopefully they will learn from the missed opportunities in this series.

As a fan I can't help wishing for more though.

Good luck vs. the Mavs.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-23-2006, 12:18 AM
Well I like the Mavericks in 6. The Suns don't have the defense to stop the Mavericks. Devin Harris will have a real chance to step up and try and repeat his early-series magic from the San Antonio series.

I'm not delusional, though. I think it will be high scoring. I just think the Mavericks are a bit better on defense. Home court advantage will help.

BLITZKRIEG!

ludo21
05-23-2006, 12:20 AM
I wanted the Spurs to win, yet, Mavs were better and they proved it in the end.

2 starters gone, Amare hurt all season, and Suns still make the Conf. Finals. WOW! Would thunk???

Nash definitely deserved MVP this season.

Good luck Mavs, and lets hope for another 7 game series. :sunshine:

Jens1893
05-23-2006, 12:21 AM
Well I like the Mavericks in 6. The Suns don't have the defense to stop the Mavericks. Devin Harris will have a real chance to step up and try and repeat his early-series magic from the San Antonio series.

I'm not delusional, though. I think it will be high scoring. I just think the Mavericks are a bit better on defense. Home court advantage will help.

BLITZKRIEG!

does a polish guy play for phoenix?

ludo21
05-23-2006, 12:24 AM
does a polish guy play for phoenix?


if by polish you mean defender, then yeah, its Raja Bell.

MAtch up wise, i think we will be fine.

We can count on Nash for no D, but thats per the norm, so hopefully it wont hurt too bad.

MArion on Dirk is going to be huge, but Dirk will "get his" just as Brand did, just gotta stop the others.

SoCalBronco
05-23-2006, 12:27 AM
congrats ludo.

Jason in LA
05-23-2006, 12:28 AM
I think these two teams are going to break the scoreboard. It should be a fun series to watch. I hope it goes at least 6 games.

epicSocialism4tw
05-23-2006, 12:28 AM
Suns @ Mavs, Ludo! This will be fun.

Lets get it on.

ludo21
05-23-2006, 12:29 AM
Suns @ Mavs, Ludo! This will be fun.

Lets get it on.

wOOWOOO!!!

2 series in a row that goes to game 7, Suns, in particular Nash, will be tired.

Game 2 is the one to steal from Mavs. Game 1 is going to be tough.

Jens1893
05-23-2006, 12:31 AM
if by polish you mean defender, then yeah, its Raja Bell.

I meant Polish as in being from Poland as mentioning the word Blitzkrieg makes absolutely no sense otherwise. :)

Bring on Phoenix! Go Dirk!

ludo21
05-23-2006, 12:32 AM
I meant Polish as in being from Poland as mentioning the word Blitzkrieg makes absolutely no sense otherwise. :)

Bring on Phoenix! Go Dirk!


Voshkul maybe?? Ha!

Guy is a Christian too. Nice guy.

epicSocialism4tw
05-23-2006, 12:35 AM
Lets get it on!

This series is an NBA fan's dream. The most efficient offense in the league vs. the highest scoring offense in the league.

Three seasons ago, who would have thought that Dirk and Nash would lead their teams to game 7 victories to face each other in the finals? That they would be the best players in the league in the playoffs?

The plot is thick for this series. Dirk v. Nash. Raja Bell against his old Mavs who spurned him and his contract demands after 02-03. Offensive efficiency vs. offensive overflow. Current NBA COY Avery Johnson v. last season's COY D'Antoni. Marion v. Howard. Terry v. Nash.

Good stuff.

halfcreek
05-23-2006, 12:49 AM
Why does Dallas have home court if the Suns were seeded #2 and the Mavs #4? TIA

Bob's your Information Minister
05-23-2006, 12:54 AM
Why does Dallas have home court if the Suns were seeded #2 and the Mavs #4? TIA

Regular season record.

epicSocialism4tw
05-23-2006, 01:18 AM
Why does Dallas have home court if the Suns were seeded #2 and the Mavs #4? TIA

The NBA couldnt manage the foresight to realize that seeding should represent the regular season successes of the teams.

Jason in LA
05-23-2006, 01:21 AM
I don't see why they went to 3 divisions. That's what really screwed everything up. There weren't these major seeding problems before.

Northman
05-23-2006, 04:31 AM
I'll save angryllama the trouble of typing it.

WOOOOO. GO MAVS!!!!
DIRK BABY!!! He's BETTER THEN JORDAN!!! MVP!!
Dallas is the best team the last of the last century.
In all sports.
Did you see that future hall of famer Diop shut down Duncan??
WOOOO!!!
I cant believe how Big DIRK came up.
Kobe wished he had HALF the talent Dirk has in his pinky!!
Wooooooo!!!!!2006 NBA Champions.WOOOO!!!!!
DIRK!!!! (slobber,slobber)

Disclaimer
(Above statemets do not reflect feelings of poster)



LOL LOL :spit:

Mediator12
05-23-2006, 09:19 AM
I don't see why they went to 3 divisions. That's what really screwed everything up. There weren't these major seeding problems before.

More paper champions Jason. It ruined the classic Indiana Highschool tournament with one high school state champion. Too many coaches bitched about the disparity and got it done. NBA wanted more paper division champs!

KipCorrington25
05-23-2006, 09:25 AM
The curse of Van Excrement rears it ugly head again. How do you guarantee not getting out of the second round, sign Van Excrement!

BroncoInferno
05-23-2006, 09:26 AM
It ruined the classic Indiana Highschool tournament with one high school state champion. Too many coaches b****ed about the disparity and got it done.

Yeah, but Hoosiers was 50 years ago, and the smaller schools just had very little chance of winning anything under the old system. What they should have done was a 4 tier split dependant on school population. Each tier has it's own tournament and crowns a state champ, then the winners compete in a Final Four of sorts to crown the Super Champ. This way the smaller schools have a more legitimate shot at a "state title", while still maintaining the spirit of having singular overall champ.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-23-2006, 10:04 AM
The Finley airball at the end of OT was like a delicious peach nectar in the middle of a summer day.

Boobs McGee
05-23-2006, 11:27 AM
dammit. Dammit dammit dammit. Though my opinion of Dirk (overrated, not clutch, ugly) still hasn't changed, that was a HELL of a series! Good luck ludo, llama, and rulon.

Bob, you can suck a big floppy donkey dick.

Way to quote your own previous posts, you redneck pompous ass.

The Big E
05-23-2006, 11:48 AM
I wanted the Spurs to win, yet, Mavs were better and they proved it in the end.

2 starters gone, Amare hurt all season, and Suns still make the Conf. Finals. WOW! Would thunk???

Nash definitely deserved MVP this season.

Good luck Mavs, and lets hope for another 7 game series. :sunshine:
I thought Dallas was done after Ginobili's 3, but they nutted up and got 'er done.

The only question in this series is how many games will it take for the Suns to move on. ;D

The Suns have a shot, but they're very unpredictable, at least as far as how successfully teams can match up with them. Their style of play is predictable, though, and a lot depends on how well they can hold up physically with their short rotation. I think the Dallas centers are going to sit a lot in this series, much like Kaman did for the Clippers. GO SUNS!!

ro_50
05-23-2006, 01:18 PM
Bob, you are an idiot. Calling TD a choke artist after he played a great playoff series against the Mavs is just idiotic.

TD is this generation's best player (post MJ) and he proved it in this series against a great team.

A choke artist has 2 MVPs, three NBA Finals MVPs, many other awards you cant even comprehend in your brain because its not that big BOB.

When I said congrats to Mavs fans, it was more for Llama and others ones and not you, you idiot.

ro_50
05-23-2006, 01:21 PM
Mavs will win in 6.

It wont go 7.

The Big E
05-23-2006, 01:24 PM
Mavs will win in 6.

It wont go 7.
Sorrrrrryyyyy, but I can't hear you. It's very difficult to hear with my head so far in the sand. (note that I said sand, not another area of darkness).

Jason in LA
05-23-2006, 01:28 PM
More paper champions Jason. It ruined the classic Indiana Highschool tournament with one high school state champion. Too many coaches b****ed about the disparity and got it done. NBA wanted more paper division champs!

Paper champs is a good term for the Nuggets. Under the old system, which made sense, the Nuggets would have been the 8th seed. But under this system, they are division champs and got the 3rd seed. The Clippers were the ones that took advantage. By tanking at the end of the season, they got to play the worst possible team in the first round. It's like the Clippers had the #1 seed for a round.

Boobs McGee
05-23-2006, 01:35 PM
Qft :D

Nuggets4
05-23-2006, 01:38 PM
Qft :D

If you're gonna quote something for truth bro, you might want to actually quote it.

ro_50
05-23-2006, 01:40 PM
Sorrrrrryyyyy, but I can't hear you. It's very difficult to hear with my head so far in the sand. (note that I said sand, not another area of darkness).


Maybe you need to un-clog your ears. just kidding. ;)


I think the Mavs matchup well w/ the Suns and they have the athletes to play the Suns tempo.

GonzoLays
05-23-2006, 01:42 PM
Dirk.

That's all I have to say.

Suck on that Gonzo! HAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

It looks like Gonzo is the crow-eatin'est fool on the board for the rest of the NBA offseason.

Gonzo, you have been officially pimped by Bob. Live with that.

The Mavs just won the biggest playoff series in the history of that franchise and all you can do is think about me? Wow.

Just be happy the Mavs won because you would have looked foolish jumping on the Heat's bandwagon. Not that you don't look foolish already considering you jumped off the Bulls bandwagon to join the Mavs.

I mean you are not even a real fan. You just became a Mavs fan after the Bulls fell on hard times. That's like Taco John leaving the Broncos for the Patriots because Denver wasn't winning.

The one post in which you tried to front like you were a fan and talk about the history of the Mavs was filled with inaccuracies. I had to correct YOU on the history of the Mavs. And I'm not even a fan of the team!

Rulon Velvet is the only poster here who has been pimpin' the Mavs. You just joined this year. You are a joke. Mavs fan my ass.

Boobs McGee
05-23-2006, 01:53 PM
If you're gonna quote something for truth bro, you might want to actually quote it.

;D

Ya, i usually do.
here's what i was quoting for truth...from ro_50's quote directly above mine:

Bob, you are an idiot.

you cant even comprehend in your brain because its not that big BOB.

you idiot.


sorry for the confusion.

but let me reitterate...Bob, you are an idiot. with a brain incapable of comprehending mundane factoids. you idiot

GonzoLays
05-23-2006, 02:06 PM
The Suns are going to win this series. The Mavericks like to spread the court and play small ball and who plays small ball better than the Suns? The Mavs can't go big in this series because Diop and Dampier can't guard Diaw's drives and Tim Thomas's outside shot. So they are rendered useless for this series.

So to match the Sun's the Mavs have to cut their rotation. Terry, Daniels, Dirk, Howard, Harris, Stackhouse, and Van Horn are going to get all the run. That makes 7 guys in their rotation with Diop/Damp getting spots minutes to matchup with Kurt Thomas incase he actually plays.

Nash matches up with Terry
Bell matches up with Daniels
T.Thomas matches up with Notwitzki
Marion matches up with Howard

And that leaves Diaw with a major advantage on whoever gaurds him. Stack, Harris, and Van Horn are all going to have trouble with this guy.

I like the Suns in six. With atleast two blowouts along the way.

This is simply a bad matchup for the Mavs.

yavoon
05-23-2006, 02:32 PM
man TD was monstersized in the series.

RhymesayersDU
05-23-2006, 02:49 PM
If you're gonna quote something for truth bro, you might want to actually quote it.
Quoted For Truth.

El Guapo
05-23-2006, 03:11 PM
Mavs in 5.

yavoon
05-23-2006, 03:34 PM
Maybe you need to un-clog your ears. just kidding. ;)


I think the Mavs matchup well w/ the Suns and they have the athletes to play the Suns tempo.

who wants to play the suns tempo? I hope the suns win just because I think d'antoni has turned himself into somewhat of a maverick and its fun to watch him go.

Mile High Shack
05-23-2006, 03:36 PM
Mavs in 6

Northman
05-23-2006, 03:36 PM
Normally i would say that the Suns would roll in this series but the injuries are going to catch up with Phoenix now. There is too much fire power on the Mavs for the Suns to handle. Jason Terry is a stud and he is the true Superstar of the Mavericks, not Dirk like a lot of people like to believe.

Pick Six
05-23-2006, 03:40 PM
I stand by my prediction of the Pistons and the Mavs in the Finals. I have to get this one right, because I completely went to hell on my college tourney predictions...

Mile High Shack
05-23-2006, 03:43 PM
Normally i would say that the Suns would roll in this series but the injuries are going to catch up with Phoenix now. There is too much fire power on the Mavs for the Suns to handle. Jason Terry is a stud and he is the true Superstar of the Mavericks, not Dirk like a lot of people like to believe.

lol
you don't think Dirk is a superstar?

you better look at Dirk's #'s in the post season this year

no one on phoenix's team matches up with him

yavoon
05-23-2006, 03:47 PM
lol
you don't think Dirk is a superstar?

you better look at Dirk's #'s in the post season this year

no one on phoenix's team matches up with him

they had a worse matchup w/ brand. dirk will not affect phoenix, they will simply let him get his points thats it.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-23-2006, 03:58 PM
So you're saying Brand with the Clippers is worse than Dirk with the Mavs? Seriously?

yavoon
05-23-2006, 03:58 PM
So you're saying Brand with the Clippers is worse than Dirk with the Mavs? Seriously?

no I'm saying brand is more of a mismatch for the suns than dirk is. which is I'm pretty sure how I wrote it the first time.

Al Wilson
05-23-2006, 03:59 PM
Steve Nash and the Suns all the way.

Go Kid Canada

Northman
05-23-2006, 04:01 PM
lol
you don't think Dirk is a superstar?

you better look at Dirk's #'s in the post season this year

no one on phoenix's team matches up with him


Dirk is good, but not great. Game 6 of the Spurs series was evident of that. Dirk simple DISAPPEARED when it came to crunch time.

yavoon
05-23-2006, 04:04 PM
Dirk is good, but not great. Game 6 of the Spurs series was evident of that. Dirk simple DISAPPEARED when it came to crunch time.

isnt that the game dirk had like 20 rebounds? some ppl get way too excited about "crunch time" lebron was like 2-a lot in game winners midway through this season, at something like 15%. kobe doesn't shoot in the second half versus the suns. this idea that big players have to jackup shots when games are close is asinine.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-23-2006, 04:08 PM
Dirk is good, but not great. Game 6 of the Spurs series was evident of that. Dirk simple DISAPPEARED when it came to crunch time.

Is Tim Duncan a superstar, then? Two opportunities to win games at the final buzzer and an abysmal OT period last night. And before you reel off his MVP and Larry O'Brien awards I'll ask you if Lebron and Wade are also "superstars" then.

Ludo - I had what I wrote backward. I was questioning how you thought Brand was more deadly with the Clippers than Dirk will be for the Mavs.

Mile High Shack
05-23-2006, 04:09 PM
Dirk is good, but not great. Game 6 of the Spurs series was evident of that. Dirk simple DISAPPEARED when it came to crunch time.

lol
yeah
those 38 points and 15 rebounds were a pretty shotty effort on his part

Northman
05-23-2006, 04:11 PM
Is Tim Duncan a superstar, then? Two opportunities to win games at the final buzzer and an abysmal OT period last night. And before you reel off his MVP and Larry O'Brien awards I'll ask you if Lebron and Wade are also "superstars" then.

Ludo - I had what I wrote backward. I was questioning how you thought Brand was more deadly with the Clippers than Dirk will be for the Mavs.

Of course Duncan is a Superstar, he has rings to show for it. Duncan wasnt the only Spur to have a horrible series. I would say the entire team didnt look good at all. They were a far cry from the team that came out of the regular season. As for Lebron and Wade being Superstars? Soon, real soon. I would definitely take them over Dirk any day of the week.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-23-2006, 04:13 PM
So, to you, you'd have to win a title to be a "superstar"?

Northman
05-23-2006, 04:13 PM
lol
yeah
those 38 points and 15 rebounds were a pretty shotty effort on his part


Its not about effort, its about stepping up and taking the game over. Dirk hasnt shown that. Again, Dirk is a good player but not a Superstar. Dont get your panties in a bunch over it.

Northman
05-23-2006, 04:14 PM
So, to you, you'd have to win a title to be a "superstar"?


Not necessarily, but you would have to have the ability to take over a game and get it done when it matters. Karl Malone never got a ring but yet he could take over a game when needed too. Unfortuantely for him, his opponent was better at it.

ZachKC
05-23-2006, 04:14 PM
The Suns are going to win this series.
Ya I mean there was noooo waaayyyy the Mavs where going to win the last series.

ro_50
05-23-2006, 04:16 PM
who wants to play the suns tempo? I hope the suns win just because I think d'antoni has turned himself into somewhat of a maverick and its fun to watch him go.


The Spurs did it last year and won over the Suns in 5 games.

This Mavs team is like last year's Spurs team, they can play slow or fast.

Just watch.

They have the athletes to stay w/ the Suns.

Montaq
05-23-2006, 04:18 PM
Not necessarily, but you would have to have the ability to take over a game and get it done when it matters. Karl Malone never got a ring but yet he could take over a game when needed too. Unfortuantely for him, his opponent was better at it.


If you don't think Dirk can take over a game, then you haven't been watching. I think you're just a hater.

ro_50
05-23-2006, 04:18 PM
Is Tim Duncan a superstar, then? Two opportunities to win games at the final buzzer and an abysmal OT period last night. And before you reel off his MVP and Larry O'Brien awards I'll ask you if Lebron and Wade are also "superstars" then.

Ludo - I had what I wrote backward. I was questioning how you thought Brand was more deadly with the Clippers than Dirk will be for the Mavs.
TD is not just a superstar, HE'S A LEGEND. Its amazing people discredit this generation's best player. How did he choke last night. If it wasnt for him, the Mavs win this series in a landslide.

Dirk is a superstar but he's not up there in the realm of Shaq or TD YET.

ro_50
05-23-2006, 04:20 PM
Of course Duncan is a Superstar, he has rings to show for it. Duncan wasnt the only Spur to have a horrible series. I would say the entire team didnt look good at all. They were a far cry from the team that came out of the regular season. As for Lebron and Wade being Superstars? Soon, real soon. I would definitely take them over Dirk any day of the week.


What are you talking about? TD averaged over 30 points, double-digit rebounds in the series. He had a GREAT series.

yavoon
05-23-2006, 04:20 PM
TD is not just a superstar, HE'S A LEGEND. Its amazing people discredit this generation's best player. How did he choke last night. If it wasnt for him, the Mavs win this series in a landslide.

Dirk is a superstar but he's not up there in the realm of Shaq or TD YET.

well at the very least the mavs have many more bullets than the suns.

Northman
05-23-2006, 04:23 PM
If you don't think Dirk can take over a game, then you haven't been watching. I think you're just a hater.


And your obviously a moron, i never said i disliked Dirk. Im just stating that i dont think he is a Superstar. If that hurts your feelings then too bad, get over it.

Montaq
05-23-2006, 04:25 PM
And your obviously a moron, i never said i disliked Dirk. Im just stating that i dont think he is a Superstar. If that hurts your feelings then too bad, get over it.

Try actually watching a game and then come back with an opinion.

Northman
05-23-2006, 04:26 PM
What are you talking about? TD averaged over 30 points, double-digit rebounds in the series. He had a GREAT series.


If he had a great series than they should have won that series. They were totally outplayed on both ends of the floor. Just because a player scores a lot of points doesnt mean they had a great series. Duncan is expected to score that many points but as it was pointed out the spurs had a chance to win that game and didnt get it done. And by watching this series they looked very lethargic and didnt have the dominance they showed during the regular season.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-23-2006, 04:26 PM
I'd like to hear your definition of what it takes to be a "superstar" before I argue this any further.

Northman
05-23-2006, 04:27 PM
Try actually watching a game and then come back with an opinion.


Ive watched plenty of games. Still have the same opinion. But continue to cry about it im sure someone will feel your plight.

Northman
05-23-2006, 04:28 PM
I'd like to hear your definition of what it takes to be a "superstar" before I argue this any further.


There's nothing to argue about, its my opinion vs yours. Simple as that.

Montaq
05-23-2006, 04:29 PM
Ive watched plenty of games. Still have the same opinion. But continue to cry about it im sure someone will feel your plight.

I'm not crying about anything. You continue to prove you don't watch the games by every post you make. Duncan had a great series and anyone who watched it would know that.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-23-2006, 04:30 PM
There's nothing to argue about, its my opinion vs yours. Simple as that.

It's more than just your opinion. I'll use your definition to gauge your basketball knowledge.

Northman
05-23-2006, 04:31 PM
It's more than just your opinion. I'll use your definition to gauge your basketball knowledge.


And somehow that will make you a expert? Hilarious!

Go ahead, give me your definition since you seem to be the final word on everything.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-23-2006, 04:42 PM
A superstar is a guy that is above the game and can take things over at will. You can put anyone on him you'd want and he'd still overcome. He gets the ball and leads his team in the most adverse situations and still has a positive effect. He's also marketable as most of a guy's superstar status is how he's perceived by the fans and the media.

Northman
05-23-2006, 04:46 PM
A superstar is a guy that is above the game and can take things over at will. You can put anyone on him you'd want and he'd still overcome. He gets the ball and leads his team in the most adverse situations and still has a positive effect. He's also marketable as most of a guy's superstar status is how he's perceived by the fans and the media.


And you feel that Dirk can take over at any time and pull out a win even though he didnt show it in game 6. Most of what you said i agree with but i havent seen Dirk take control of any game and i point to game 6 cause that was the game they really needed him to step up in. I believe i read somewhere on here that Dirk blasted his team in the media. If that is true that isnt how a Superstar behaves either. Again, i cant stress it enough. Dirk is a GOOD player but not a Superstar, not yet. Maybe he will become one before the season is over but i havent seen anything to show me he can take over a game.

Nuggets4
05-23-2006, 04:48 PM
;D

Ya, i usually do.
here's what i was quoting for truth...from ro_50's quote directly above mine:

Bob, you are an idiot.

you cant even comprehend in your brain because its not that big BOB.

you idiot.


sorry for the confusion.

but let me reitterate...Bob, you are an idiot. with a brain incapable of comprehending mundane factoids. you idiot

Quoted for truth. :D

The Big E
05-23-2006, 04:52 PM
I still want to know what Ginobili was thinking when he fouled Dirk. Isn't it pretty much a given that you do anything BUT FOUL in that situation? Very bad play, especially for someone with his experience.

I didn't see or hear Popovich's reaction, but he must've been ready to pop a vessel.

Mile High Shack
05-23-2006, 04:52 PM
And you feel that Dirk can take over at any time and pull out a win even though he didnt show it in game 6. Most of what you said i agree with but i havent seen Dirk take control of any game and i point to game 6 cause that was the game they really needed him to step up in. I believe i read somewhere on here that Dirk blasted his team in the media. If that is true that isnt how a Superstar behaves either. Again, i cant stress it enough. Dirk is a GOOD player but not a Superstar, not yet. Maybe he will become one before the season is over but i havent seen anything to show me he can take over a game.

he did a pretty good job of sending the game to OT in the clinching game 7

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-23-2006, 04:53 PM
Few things-

Dirk didn't blast his team in the media. He questioned Stack's decision at the end of game 3, but it certainly wasn't blasting him.

I don't feel it's fair to dog Dirk for his G6 performance. He went balls-out without his starting PG. If you want to talk about a game where he really needed to step it up - I'll refer you to the last seconds of last night's game. Dirk doesn't make that drive and the Mavs are fishing today. He's been clutch all season long and is at the top of the list of players whose numbers are exceptional in clutch situations.

I'll guess we can go around on this for days so we'll agree to disagree. But I'll say that looking at the game today (2006 season), Dirk is a top 5 player and certainly fits into the "superstar" mold.

Nuggets4
05-23-2006, 04:53 PM
Steve Nash and the Suns all the way.

Go Kid Canada

Considering your hockey guarantees, I'm going to go put money on the Mavs now.

Northman
05-23-2006, 05:00 PM
he did a pretty good job of sending the game to OT in the clinching game 7


he also did that with his starting point guard who i think is far more valuable for that team. As Rulon said, its just a matter of opinion so we have to agree to disagree. I never said Dirk wont ever become a Superstar i just dont feel he derserves that status right now.

Al Wilson
05-23-2006, 05:12 PM
Considering your hockey guarantees, I'm going to go put money on the Mavs now.
Go ahead. Need I say that Nash owns the Mavs ever since they didn't sign him back.

Montaq
05-23-2006, 05:13 PM
And you feel that Dirk can take over at any time and pull out a win even though he didnt show it in game 6. Most of what you said i agree with but i havent seen Dirk take control of any game and i point to game 6 cause that was the game they really needed him to step up in. I believe i read somewhere on here that Dirk blasted his team in the media. If that is true that isnt how a Superstar behaves either. Again, i cant stress it enough. Dirk is a GOOD player but not a Superstar, not yet. Maybe he will become one before the season is over but i havent seen anything to show me he can take over a game.

According to your guidelines, nobody is or ever was a superstar because every player loses some games.

I doubt the Mavs would have been in any position to win game 6 if it had been Dirk that suspended instead of Terry.

RhymesayersDU
05-23-2006, 05:14 PM
I still want to know what Ginobili was thinking when he fouled Dirk. Isn't it pretty much a given that you do anything BUT FOUL in that situation? Very bad play, especially for someone with his experience.

I didn't see or hear Popovich's reaction, but he must've been ready to pop a vessel.
Huge mental error by Ginobli. If you're up three points, you give them as many 2-pointers as they want. I still can't believe he seriously thought he was going to block Dirk.

ludo21
05-23-2006, 05:21 PM
Mavs match up very well with the Suns.

They can play small ball, run with them, and score with them.

As usual the opposing teams best player will "get his". I expect Dirk to go for over 30 a game, and Terry over 20 a game. But, in order to win, others have to contribute, and thats where the Suns gotta take them out.

Jones and House gotta play better too, they sucked it up vs. the Clips.

ludo21
05-23-2006, 05:28 PM
I still want to know what Ginobili was thinking when he fouled Dirk. Isn't it pretty much a given that you do anything BUT FOUL in that situation? Very bad play, especially for someone with his experience.

I didn't see or hear Popovich's reaction, but he must've been ready to pop a vessel.

He wanted to, you could tell, but all he did was nod. And then the reporter had the gall to say, "so did you", Pop - "Nodding my head means yes!"

LOL - you could tell he wanted to explode!

The Big E
05-23-2006, 05:36 PM
He wanted to, you could tell, but all he did was nod. And then the reporter had the gall to say, "so did you", Pop - "Nodding my head means yes!"

LOL - you could tell he wanted to explode!
I've never really liked the Spurs, but I've grown to really like Pop. He's a no-BS guy who pretty much calls things the way they are, and I think he reacts to things the way most of probably would.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-23-2006, 06:22 PM
The Suns are going to win this series. The Mavericks like to spread the court and play small ball and who plays small ball better than the Suns? The Mavs can't go big in this series because Diop and Dampier can't guard Diaw's drives and Tim Thomas's outside shot. So they are rendered useless for this series.

So to match the Sun's the Mavs have to cut their rotation. Terry, Daniels, Dirk, Howard, Harris, Stackhouse, and Van Horn are going to get all the run. That makes 7 guys in their rotation with Diop/Damp getting spots minutes to matchup with Kurt Thomas incase he actually plays.

Nash matches up with Terry
Bell matches up with Daniels
T.Thomas matches up with Notwitzki
Marion matches up with Howard

And that leaves Diaw with a major advantage on whoever gaurds him. Stack, Harris, and Van Horn are all going to have trouble with this guy.

I like the Suns in six. With atleast two blowouts along the way.

This is simply a bad matchup for the Mavs.


You're forgetting about Devin Harris. This is the series where he shines. The Spurs defense was too much for him, but Phoenix can't play defense.

The Mavs are the better defensive team across the board. They win. And they will DESTROY Phoenix on the boards.

freak6
05-23-2006, 09:11 PM
Mavericks in 4.

ludo21
05-23-2006, 09:27 PM
Mavericks in 4.


A sweep eh? I highly doubt it, but the Mavs are the better team. If Phx can shoot the ball well, they do have a real shot tho.

epicSocialism4tw
05-24-2006, 12:20 AM
The Mavs just won the biggest playoff series in the history of that franchise and all you can do is think about me? Wow.

Just be happy the Mavs won because you would have looked foolish jumping on the Heat's bandwagon. Not that you don't look foolish already considering you jumped off the Bulls bandwagon to join the Mavs.

I mean you are not even a real fan. You just became a Mavs fan after the Bulls fell on hard times. That's like Taco John leaving the Broncos for the Patriots because Denver wasn't winning.

The one post in which you tried to front like you were a fan and talk about the history of the Mavs was filled with inaccuracies. I had to correct YOU on the history of the Mavs. And I'm not even a fan of the team!

Rulon Velvet is the only poster here who has been pimpin' the Mavs. You just joined this year. You are a joke. Mavs fan my ass.

Scoreboard.

HAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

37 and 15, baby with the most important bucket of the playoffs. Do us all a favor and put yourself on hiatus. You obviously have zero basketball knowledge, and are nothing but a bigoted fool.

With that, you go on ignore.

SCOREBOARD!

epicSocialism4tw
05-24-2006, 12:51 AM
And you feel that Dirk can take over at any time and pull out a win even though he didnt show it in game 6. Most of what you said i agree with but i havent seen Dirk take control of any game and i point to game 6 cause that was the game they really needed him to step up in. I believe i read somewhere on here that Dirk blasted his team in the media. If that is true that isnt how a Superstar behaves either. Again, i cant stress it enough. Dirk is a GOOD player but not a Superstar, not yet. Maybe he will become one before the season is over but i havent seen anything to show me he can take over a game.

Anubis, it looks like you only saw one part of one game. Dirk had an absolutely phenomenal series. I saw every game. I saw him close out two wins with plays in the clutch. I also saw him pull off an impossible and-1 to send the Mavs back from the depths of a loss, and give them the momentum they needed to put the game away in OT. Even the notorious Spurs homer Steve Kerr commented on how great of a clutch player he is, calling him one of the modern game's elite clutch players.

When you're team is down by three after a dagger three pointer by a great playoff performer in a game 7 on the road in what amounts to the Western Conference Finals, and you post up that team's best individual defender and blow by him on the way to the bucket in an amazing play that results in a basket and a free throw and 3 points to tie it up, then you block Tim "the best player of his era" Duncan's putback layup attempt at the buzzer at the other end to seal the tie to cap off your ridiculous 37 point/15 rebound night where you were completely unstoppable (again), you are a superstar and a clutch player.

Dirk has been the best player in the playoffs. I'm sure that many around he NBA would agree with that statement.

Also...Did you say that Tim Duncan had a bad series? ARE YOU INSANE? That might have been the best I've ever seen Duncan play. He played so well that I thought Pop and he might have lied about his foot problems all season. The guy was unstoppable against two excellent post defenders. I think that your Mav hate has blinded you to the fact that Duncan played against a great team, and that Duncan's team was great too. That series was truly an all-time great battle. Great play after great play, great players doing unbelievable things in every game but one. Duncan said that that series was the best basketball that he's ever been a part of. Basketball at it's highest level. That says alot coming from a playoff veteran and champion like Duncan.

epicSocialism4tw
05-24-2006, 01:04 AM
Here's a nice way to start it off...remember, see your pastor or a professional if things get too heavy for ya ;D...

http://www2.mysanantonio.com/multimedia/video/VideoPlayer/index.cfm?type=nod&skin=nod&ids=38177

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOF5iDc0XgI

JCMElway
05-24-2006, 01:07 AM
Caption this picture.

Oh no, we just lost to the Mavericks!

24champ
05-24-2006, 01:12 AM
http://www.hoopsvibe.com/IMG/cache-240x240/arton23865-240x240.jpg

"There is the Larry O'Brien Trophy Shaq"

epicSocialism4tw
05-24-2006, 01:12 AM
We call getting dunked on in an extravagant way "posterizing"...what would you call it when a player makes you the butt end of a highlight that takes a player's career from "superstar" to "legend"? Like Jordan's play on Ehlo or Russell, Bird's steal, and now Dirk's three point play among others?

Would that be called "Hall of Fame'd"? Like..."Dirk just Hall of Fame'd Ginobili!"

Northman
05-24-2006, 04:34 AM
I think that your Mav hate has blinded you to the fact that Duncan played against a great team,

Where did i say i hated the Mavericks?

epicSocialism4tw
05-24-2006, 01:45 PM
Angryllama's Game 1 Preview
First off, congratulations to both teams for getting themselves in position to get into the finals. The fans of the Mavs and Suns should really savor these moments because they dont always happen. An injury here, a problem there, and either of these teams could see the lottery live and in person next season.

Many are expecting to see a run-and-gun shootout in this series. While that could happen for stretches, I think that we will see a bit more of a series like Phoenix v. LA where the Mavs really try to be physical with Phoenix's guards. The Mavs are versatile enough to play any style and they will try to play the style that limits the Suns. That will be a half-court offensive game where they really try to cover shooters in transition, and rough players up when they come down the lane. The Mavs will score in transition as well, but will make a conscious attempt to slow down the tempo. I expect the scores to be in the 95-110 range for the majority of the series. If the score stays around 105, Dallas will win every game.

Dallas Mavericks
The Mavericks have home court advantage and come into this series beaming having slayed the champion Spurs in an all-time great 7 game series. Many of the Mavs are in a new situation. Nowitzki, Griffin, Van Horn, and Avery Johnson (Im not sure about Armstrong) are the only Mavs to have played in the Western Finals. Outside of those guys and Jason Terry, many of the Mavs important players are youngsters. Howard, Harris, Daniels, and Diop are all young guys who are building experience. It will be interesting to see how Dallas' youth responds.

I think that Dallas is starting to feel a sense of destiny. They have been the top team in this year's playoffs and their superstar forward Nowitzki has been the best player. Veteran guys like Stackhouse and Terry are feeling a sense of immediacy, and are buttressed by the steady, outstanding play of Nowitzki. You can see it in their faces. They want it now and anything less than a championship would be utter failure. I havent seen that look in Phoenix. They look satisfied that they made it this far.

Strategy:
Look for Dallas to use a lineup of Harris, Terry, Howard, Dirk, and Van Horn quite a bit. You will also see defensive lineups that include Adrian Griffin, Damp, or Diop. Dallas will try to attack the Suns' most glaring weakness, which is their perimeter defense. Nash is a turnstyle and Bell will be committed to Terry or Howard, which leaves easy pickins for Harris and whomever Bell isnt marking. Once the Mavs break down the perimeter, there is nobody back there to keep players from scoring at will. If Dallas turned the Spurs into a layup line, I expect that the Phoenix defense will be an open runway to the basket for Howard, Harris, Terry, Nowitzki, Daniels, and Van Horn. The trick for Dallas will be to move the ball during posessions so that they can eat up the clock and make the Suns expend energy on defense. If the Mavs execute their offense in the half court as well as they did vs. the Spurs, they will break the will of the Suns by game 3.

ludo21
05-24-2006, 02:59 PM
If the Mavs execute their offense in the half court as well as they did vs. the Spurs, they will break the will of the Suns by game 3.

But thats just it, scoring with the Suns doesnt "break their will". They dont play much D, and they know it. They know that teams will score on them.

Just as Kenny Smith said, "Both teams may shoot 120 shots, the Suns just think they can score more than you of the 120 shots" - something like that.

Anyway, going to be fun, Mavs are the better team, but this is the playoffs, so anything will and can hapen!

JCMElway
05-24-2006, 05:56 PM
Champbailey24 (Or was it 24ChampBailey) called out my assertion that the Pistons would come back in their series. I feel pretty confident the Pistons will win in 6 games. Just wanted to see what non-Piston fans think.

I usually don't go out on a limb like this, but I'm calling Pistons in 6, with the pistons winning games 2, 4, 5, and 6.

Folks, keep in mind that the Pistons play their best basketball when their backs are against the wall......

Garcia Bronco
05-24-2006, 05:59 PM
I think the boys will take it in 7....they were just beat the other night. Saunders has to be on his game managing the team for this series. I thought he didn't do his best in the Cleveland series.

JCMElway
05-24-2006, 06:00 PM
And my take on game 1 is that the Heat will not shoot 76% in the first half again, nor will the Pistons shoot around 29%. The scores will come down, and defense will take over. This favors the Pistons quite a bit.

JCMElway
05-24-2006, 06:02 PM
Who wins in the West?

GonzoLays
05-24-2006, 06:07 PM
Suns win it in six. The Mavs are terrible at defense and can't handle Phoenix's firepower or style of play.

CUBuffman08
05-24-2006, 06:16 PM
Another interesting NBA question... If MVP voting were held today, does Nash still win? During the regular season I thought he was the obvious choice, but through 2 rounds in the playoffs he's definately got some company.

My MVP voting (If the vote was today)

1. LaBron (Took a huge step toward immortality this year by taking the Pistons to 7)
2. Dirk (This really hurts)
2a. Nash (Makes everyone else so damn good...)
4. Kobe (Still the best player in the league)
5. Melo (Hey, I can be a homer cant I?)

rbackfactory80
05-24-2006, 06:43 PM
I've been on the Pistons bandwagon and have no plans to get off. Pistons in seven.

ludo21
05-24-2006, 06:57 PM
Just fo you JCM......Heat in 7, Triple OT.

Ha!

O and btw, Heat must overcome 20 point deficit in game 6 to push it to a game 7. Hehe.

ludo21
05-24-2006, 06:58 PM
Another interesting NBA question... If MVP voting were held today, does Nash still win? During the regular season I thought he was the obvious choice, but through 2 rounds in the playoffs he's definately got some company.

My MVP voting (If the vote was today)

1. LaBron (Took a huge step toward immortality this year by taking the Pistons to 7)
2. Dirk (This really hurts)
2a. Nash (Makes everyone else so damn good...)
4. Kobe (Still the best player in the league)
5. Melo (Hey, I can be a homer cant I?)


Well you all know my answer.

OO YEAHHH!!!!

Suns in 7.

GonzoLays
05-24-2006, 06:58 PM
I've been on the Pistons bandwagon and have no plans to get off. Pistons in seven.

You would be a bandwagon fan.

GonzoLays
05-24-2006, 07:10 PM
Another interesting NBA question... If MVP voting were held today, does Nash still win? During the regular season I thought he was the obvious choice, but through 2 rounds in the playoffs he's definately got some company.

My MVP voting (If the vote was today)

1. LaBron (Took a huge step toward immortality this year by taking the Pistons to 7)
2. Dirk (This really hurts) Surely you jest.
2a. Nash (Makes everyone else so damn good...)
4. Kobe (Still the best player in the league)
5. Melo (Hey, I can be a homer cant I?)
.

2KBack
05-24-2006, 07:17 PM
And my take on game 1 is that the Heat will not shoot 76% in the first half again, nor will the Pistons shoot around 29%. The scores will come down, and defense will take over. This favors the Pistons quite a bit.


Just to play devils advocate a bit, Dwayne wade will probably play more than 2 quarters in most games as well.

rbackfactory80
05-24-2006, 07:27 PM
You would be a bandwagon fan.

Go start a fight somewhere else then the internet. What are you 14 anyway?

JAPS
05-24-2006, 07:48 PM
Another interesting NBA question... If MVP voting were held today, does Nash still win? During the regular season I thought he was the obvious choice, but through 2 rounds in the playoffs he's definately got some company.

My MVP voting (If the vote was today)

1. LaBron (Took a huge step toward immortality this year by taking the Pistons to 7)
2. Dirk (This really hurts)
2a. Nash (Makes everyone else so damn good...)
4. Kobe (Still the best player in the league)
5. Melo (Hey, I can be a homer cant I?)


I would suggest to take out 'melo and have Dwyayne Wade. The dyno can do almost everything lebron can do.

ludo21
05-24-2006, 07:58 PM
Going to be a Great game!!

WOOO

Marion/Nash playing well so far. TT hit 2 3's.... how long will Dampier be on the floor?

Jens1893
05-24-2006, 08:01 PM
both teams are scoring like crazy

ludo21
05-24-2006, 08:03 PM
both teams are scoring like crazy


And thats the way it will stay. Suns just want them to be sucked into their kind of game. Mavs can play that way, but they arent accustomed to doing it like the Suns can.

ludo21
05-24-2006, 08:46 PM
Suns playing well, can they keep it up all game? Time will tell.

Mavs cant figure them out yet.

ro_50
05-24-2006, 08:50 PM
Anubis, it looks like you only saw one part of one game. Dirk had an absolutely phenomenal series. I saw every game. I saw him close out two wins with plays in the clutch. I also saw him pull off an impossible and-1 to send the Mavs back from the depths of a loss, and give them the momentum they needed to put the game away in OT. Even the notorious Spurs homer Steve Kerr commented on how great of a clutch player he is, calling him one of the modern game's elite clutch players.

When you're team is down by three after a dagger three pointer by a great playoff performer in a game 7 on the road in what amounts to the Western Conference Finals, and you post up that team's best individual defender and blow by him on the way to the bucket in an amazing play that results in a basket and a free throw and 3 points to tie it up, then you block Tim "the best player of his era" Duncan's putback layup attempt at the buzzer at the other end to seal the tie to cap off your ridiculous 37 point/15 rebound night where you were completely unstoppable (again), you are a superstar and a clutch player.

Dirk has been the best player in the playoffs. I'm sure that many around he NBA would agree with that statement.

Also...Did you say that Tim Duncan had a bad series? ARE YOU INSANE? That might have been the best I've ever seen Duncan play. He played so well that I thought Pop and he might have lied about his foot problems all season. The guy was unstoppable against two excellent post defenders. I think that your Mav hate has blinded you to the fact that Duncan played against a great team, and that Duncan's team was great too. That series was truly an all-time great battle. Great play after great play, great players doing unbelievable things in every game but one. Duncan said that that series was the best basketball that he's ever been a part of. Basketball at it's highest level. That says alot coming from a playoff veteran and champion like Duncan.


Very well said. I know we dont agree from time to time but you spoke the truth about the Mavs, how great of a player Dirk is and how great that series was.

It will be hard pressed for the rest of the playoffs to live up to that series.

ludo21
05-24-2006, 08:56 PM
Suns playing "Suns ball"

They will win if this continues, but AJ is a good coach and changes will be made. Fun game!

ro_50
05-24-2006, 09:01 PM
Exciting first half. This is going to be fun.

It already is. I wonder how serious Josh Howard's injury is.

ludo21
05-24-2006, 09:05 PM
Exciting first half. This is going to be fun.

It already is. I wonder how serious Josh Howard's injury is.


And Terry.

ludo21
05-24-2006, 10:28 PM
What, a game!

Thats all I got. Suns just didnt give up at all, Diaw played lights out!

LOL Fans were gone before Thomas' free throws, what fans.

Clockwork Orange
05-24-2006, 10:29 PM
Hell of a game 1. Looks like we're in for another treat with this series.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-24-2006, 10:30 PM
****ing Nash.

I hope Josh Howard is OK.

The Big E
05-24-2006, 10:32 PM
Yesssss! I can't believe the Suns won and only hit 4 threes. I really don't know how they do it, but I love it. Dallas fans must be having a heart attack with every game going to the wire like this.

ludo21
05-24-2006, 10:32 PM
I hope Bell is ok as well. Dang calf injuries linger tho.... We will see, but we stole a game, which was what had to be done.

Barkley bashing the Suns all playoffs is getting annoying, but he has had to continue to eat his words, quite funny actually.

edit: I didnt know an arena could be emptied so fast, Ha!

bombay
05-24-2006, 10:33 PM
Sensational game by the MVP.

27 points (11-18), 16 assists, and 5 boards.

Eight points in the final two minutes.

GonzoLays
05-24-2006, 10:36 PM
The Suns are going to win this series. The Mavericks like to spread the court and play small ball and who plays small ball better than the Suns? The Mavs can't go big in this series because Diop and Dampier can't guard Diaw's drives and Tim Thomas's outside shot. So they are rendered useless for this series.

So to match the Sun's the Mavs have to cut their rotation. Terry, Daniels, Dirk, Howard, Harris, Stackhouse, and Van Horn are going to get all the run. That makes 7 guys in their rotation with Diop/Damp getting spots minutes to matchup with Kurt Thomas incase he actually plays.

Nash matches up with Terry
Bell matches up with Daniels
T.Thomas matches up with Notwitzki
Marion matches up with Howard

And that leaves Diaw with a major advantage on whoever gaurds him. Stack, Harris, and Van Horn are all going to have trouble with this guy.

I like the Suns in six. With atleast two blowouts along the way.

This is simply a bad matchup for the Mavs.

Looks like I called another one. Who is going to guard Diaw?

I'm so good I gotta quote myself.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-24-2006, 11:27 PM
Wow. Let's all pretend that Gonzo is a basketball genius. Missed you the other day, though.

RhymesayersDU
05-24-2006, 11:40 PM
Am I the only one who is really excited about the future of the NBA?

I mean, it was golden in the 90s, with Jordan. Then it kinda fell off a bit, and people have been kind of weary of it. I mean, it does well, I'd consider it the #2 sport in the USA, (i don't care what kind of numbers nascar does, it's not a sport) but it is pretty far behind the NFL.

But these playoffs have been electric. Besides the clippers/nuggets and mavs/grizz, every series has been intense, down to the wire, 5, 6, 7 games, etc.

I'm not trying to compare college and the nba, because I love both, but this playoffs has been the first one I've ever thought "you know what, the nba rules, and these playoffs are up there with march madness."

I think it can be argued that the reg. season is too long, but nontheless, there are a lot of quality teams coming up in both conferences, and these playoffs have been really fun to watch, minus watching Reggie Evans grab balls.

I LOVE THIS GAME! IT'S FANTASTIC! NBA CARES! Etc.

Seriously though, Goooooo NBA.

ludo21
05-25-2006, 12:20 AM
Yep, been an excellent Playoffs.

March Madness was the best its been in years, and this is easily the best Playoffs in years.

4 Game 7's, 2 by the Suns...

GOO SUNSSS!!!

GonzoLays
05-25-2006, 10:53 AM
Gonzo is a basketball genius.

QUOTED FOR TRUTH

Nuggets4
05-25-2006, 10:54 AM
GREAT game last night. That said, I'm still disturbed that TNT found a male "rock" band to cover the song "I Need A Hero". That was a little disturbing.

ludo21
05-25-2006, 03:22 PM
Still no Llama to be found. ;D

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-25-2006, 03:32 PM
QUOTED FOR TRUTH

That was clearly taken out of context, sir. You know no one is going to believe that.

**** - it's in your signature, too?

Tha rock
05-25-2006, 04:31 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=wUHIfOicCbU&feature=Views&page=1&t=t&f=b

Nuggets4
05-25-2006, 04:32 PM
That was clearly taken out of context, sir. You know no one is going to believe that.

**** - it's in your signature, too?

Gonzo took something out of context?!? GASP!

Tha rock
05-25-2006, 04:39 PM
bump

GonzoLays
05-25-2006, 04:40 PM
Surely you jest

Tha rock
05-25-2006, 05:04 PM
Surely you jest



why the hell do you always say that i like bonds to im an A's and giants fan.

Al Wilson
05-25-2006, 06:17 PM
I'll say it again, Nash owns the Mavs

ludo21
05-25-2006, 06:20 PM
I'll say it again, Nash owns the Mavs


Mainly caz they cant guard the pick n roll. Im sure they will fix it for game 2, but Nash owns everyone.

Dirk is bound to go off, but stoppid Harris is the key, we cant let that kid go off again.

minibronco
05-25-2006, 07:59 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp4CIFfbJZU

ludo21
05-25-2006, 08:01 PM
bwhahaaha

Avery Bunch down 0-1, wil they respond tommorow? Probably.

TheManeMan
05-25-2006, 08:02 PM
Dirk is bound to go off.


25 and 19 doesnt qualify as "going off?"

ludo21
05-25-2006, 08:05 PM
25 and 19 doesnt qualify as "going off?"


Not enough, gotta be over 30 points. For the Mavs to win the series, he has gotta avg. 30 a game like Brand did. JMO.

-Slap-
05-25-2006, 09:07 PM
That was clearly taken out of context, sir. You know no one is going to believe that.

**** - it's in your signature, too?

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ludo21
05-25-2006, 10:08 PM
:wave:


I agree, Gonzo and Sig = BANNED! :thanku:



Raja Bell out Friday, we need a spark from Mr. Quick Barbosa. He runs faster than the ball at times, man he is fast.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-25-2006, 10:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcaVVcKI2E8&search=steve%20and%20dirk%20singing

LOL

Macnut
05-25-2006, 10:35 PM
Mavs were just too tired and beat up from a grueling series with San Antonio. Maybe with some rest they can recoup but I dunno.

Garcia Bronco
05-25-2006, 10:53 PM
Cock lavetta is a ****ing disgrace. He tried hard to help the Cheat tonight

TheManeMan
05-25-2006, 11:08 PM
Mavs were just too tired and beat up from a grueling series with San Antonio. Maybe with some rest they can recoup but I dunno.

Yeah, I guess that 1st round series sweep against Memphis then a grueling 7 game series against SA equals them being too tired...::)

Phoenix played 14 games againt both LA teams...

whos more tired?

TheManeMan
05-25-2006, 11:08 PM
Not enough, gotta be over 30 points. For the Mavs to win the series, he has gotta avg. 30 a game like Brand did. JMO.

they need a lot more than Dirk averaging 30...

Bob's your Information Minister
05-25-2006, 11:10 PM
Mavs were just too tired and beat up from a grueling series with San Antonio. Maybe with some rest they can recoup but I dunno.

The Suns had a grueling series, too.

ludo21
05-26-2006, 12:26 AM
Wade was pissed after the game. It was funny, nice to see some emotion from him tho. I like Wade.

Going into Miami for a Game 3, it will be very physical.

ludo21
05-26-2006, 12:28 AM
Too bad its fake.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-26-2006, 12:30 AM
It's real. Nash confirmed.

24champ
05-26-2006, 12:34 AM
Champbailey24 (Or was it 24ChampBailey) called out my assertion that the Pistons would come back in their series. I feel pretty confident the Pistons will win in 6 games. Just wanted to see what non-Piston fans think.

I usually don't go out on a limb like this, but I'm calling Pistons in 6, with the pistons winning games 2, 4, 5, and 6.

Folks, keep in mind that the Pistons play their best basketball when their backs are against the wall......
I didnt call you out publicly buddy, it was in the PMs that I said the Pistons wont win game 2 etc. They almost blew it but I feel good about the Heat going into games 3 and 4. Heat will win series.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-26-2006, 12:36 AM
It was for their friend Simon Ibell...hence the "Simon" part of the song.

Here's his story - http://www.speakwell.com/well/2002_spring/1.shtml

Dirk and Nash are 2 VERY cool guys. Just wish Dirk would post his ass up on occasion.

JCMElway
05-26-2006, 01:26 AM
All right buddy, the Avatar/sig bet is on! By the by, what's the duration? Does a month sound fair?

24champ
05-26-2006, 01:30 AM
All right buddy, the Avatar/sig bet is on! By the by, what's the duration? Does a month sound fair?
thats up to you, however long you think you can handle seeing Wade and Shaq in your sig.;D

JCMElway
05-26-2006, 01:32 AM
I didnt call you out publicly buddy, it was in the PMs that I said the Pistons wont win game 2 etc. They almost blew it but I feel good about the Heat going into games 3 and 4. Heat will win series.

And no, you did not call me out publicly. Not what I said, however. I simply said you called me out, and yeah, it was in a PM.

But if you can't take the "heat" for picking the wrong team in the Eastern Finals than I guess you'll get "Pist-on."

;D

BroncoBuff
05-26-2006, 02:25 AM
Can you imagine what the Mavericks would be doing if they still had Steve Nash? And Michael Finley? Man, that would be scary.

They both left as FA's, right?

Clockwork Orange
05-26-2006, 02:28 AM
Nash left as a free agent, Finley was bought out under the one time salary cap amnesty clause last year.

BroncoBuff
05-26-2006, 03:29 AM
Wouldn't they be awesome with those guys though? Obv. esp. Nash ....

I don't hear much second-guessing of Cuban.

Nuggets4
05-26-2006, 11:00 AM
Cock lavetta is a ****ing disgrace. He tried hard to help the Cheat tonight

I didn't watch the game, but this startles me a little. Usually Bavetta is blatantly influenced by the home crowd. He actually defended a visiting team? This is the first sign of the apocolypse I'm afraid.

Nuggets4
05-26-2006, 11:02 AM
:wave:

Yeah, but it's obvious the mods never cared to enforce that rule anyway.

The Big E
05-26-2006, 11:31 AM
Pistons in 7. They haven't been playing their best ball, but I think their game will rise to the occasion as the series plays out. At least I hope so, because I really don't want to see Snaq in the finals.

ludo21
05-26-2006, 11:34 AM
Pistons in 7. They haven't been playing their best ball, but I think their game will rise to the occasion as the series plays out. At least I hope so, because I really don't want to see Snaq in the finals.



I want Wade to be there, but not Shaq or Riley. Is that possible? :yayaya: