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Old 05-16-2014, 09:25 AM   #301
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Did Doc Rivers ever get fined for trashing the refs? or is the NBA just letting him say what he wants now?
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:36 AM   #302
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Did Doc Rivers ever get fined for trashing the refs? or is the NBA just letting him say what he wants now?
i think he got hit for 25k
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Did Doc Rivers ever get fined for trashing the refs? or is the NBA just letting him say what he wants now?
He got fined 25k which is why he simmered down.
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Parker will be fine, Spurs in 6. OKC relies on too many jump shots to beat San Antonio with the way they've been clicking. I'll say heat in 7 because I think Indiana matches up well and will rise to the occasion. But honestly, anything from a heat sweep to the pacers winning the series would not surprise me.
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Thunder are ****ed... So I guess the Clips did get some revenge for those calls.
Ibaka is out for the playoffs according to ESPN.
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luckily for them Steven Adams has been coming on as of late.

Still going to be tough to stop Duncan/Splitter combo without the shot blocking force.
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Thunder don't stand a chance without Ibaka. Their offense consisting of three jump shooters just dropped to two. He's also always played well against the spurs.
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luckily for them Steven Adams has been coming on as of late.

Still going to be tough to stop Duncan/Splitter combo without the shot blocking force.
They don't have the D to lessen the loss enough to win that series.
Not unless they have some sort of divine series where everything goes their way.
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Haven't the Thunder owned the Spurs the past few years?
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They don't have the D to lessen the loss enough to win that series.
Not unless they have some sort of divine series where everything goes their way.
Or Reggie Jackson turns into James Harden suddenly.
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Haven't the Thunder owned the Spurs the past few years?
Usually with Ibaka haunting them to the point where Pop will barely speak his name.
Though Reggie Jackson torched them this season.
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Or Reggie Jackson turns into James Harden suddenly.
That would require Adams or Collison to fully replace Ibaka on D.
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NBA Could Terminate The Clippers Franchise

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Step 5: Per Article 14A(a), Silver takes over the Clippers and can sell the team

The "termination" of the Clippers' membership may sound like a dire and disruptive outcome. It might trigger concerns that the Clippers would exist without a pro basketball league, or that it might lead to a dispersal draft of Clippers players. Those concerns are misplaced because of other constitutional language that prevents the Clippers from losing its relationship with the NBA and makes Silver the team's de facto owner.

According to 14A(a), when the membership of an NBA team is terminated, the commissioner automatically takes over the team. Silver would thus take over the Clippers immediately following a vote to sustain the charge against Donald Sterling and terminate the Clippers' membership. The team would continue to play its games and conduct business. The Board of Governors would be empowered to instruct Silver to sell the team or liquidate its assets. Silver presumably would then be instructed to begin a process to sell the team, and proceeds of the sale would be paid to the Sterlings.
Either way, no Sterling will own the Clippers and no litigation will stop their removal nor the sale of the team.
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Haven't the Thunder owned the Spurs the past few years?
Yes. Ever since game 3 of that series where they came back from 0-2. Like commanding Ownage. For some reason spurs don't match up well against OKC. 0-4 against them this year.
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Ibaka out is a huge, huge loss.

It's not impossible per say for OKC to win, but Ibaka had such a huge impact. Parker is scared to go to the rim with Ibaka there. Splitter turns into a pumpkin and he is pretty solid offensively, speaking of Ibaka.

I like Adams long-term but he still fouls to much.

Reggie Jackson killed them in the regular season, that must happen for OKC to win along with Russ/KD to have insane series.

I thought it was 50-50 if Ibaka could go, maybe slight favorites, but now it's gonna be pretty tough. Someone unexpected not named Jackson would have to have a big series.

I'd be pretty surprised if OKC won this series although i guess you gotta wait and see how the first couple games go.

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Yes. Ever since game 3 of that series where they came back from 0-2. Like commanding Ownage. For some reason spurs don't match up well against OKC. 0-4 against them this year.
Ibaka being a big part of that, he covers up SO many defensively mistakes for them.

The Thunder's athleticsm/length gives the Spurs trouble.
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That's the killing part. Ibaka's offense they could do without and still win.
His defensive impact is the issue. They do not have another eraser type like him.
Collison is a solid defender, Perkins is as well, but Westbrook and even Durant take a lot of liberties on D and it is usually swallowed up by Ibaka.

Adams isn't capable of that yet.
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Yes. Ever since game 3 of that series where they came back from 0-2. Like commanding Ownage. For some reason spurs don't match up well against OKC. 0-4 against them this year.
That's about to change. If Parker stays healthy, it won't be competitive, IMO.
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That's the killing part. Ibaka's offense they could do without and still win.
His defensive impact is the issue. They do not have another eraser type like him.
Collison is a solid defender, Perkins is as well, but Westbrook and even Durant take a lot of liberties on D and it is usually swallowed up by Ibaka.

Adams isn't capable of that yet.
To a degree, yes.

KD/Russ arent great defenders but not horrific either.

Adams has good defensive potential but he fouls too much and you know Pop/Duncan will try to take advantage of that.

I think they have the bigs to do enough vs Duncan, Splitter, Diaw. It will come down to limiting their outside shooting imo.
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Ibaka out is a huge, huge loss.

It's not impossible per say for OKC to win, but Ibaka had such a huge impact. Parker is scared to go to the rim with Ibaka there. Splitter turns into a pumpkin and he is pretty solid offensively, speaking of Ibaka.

I like Adams long-term but he still fouls to much.

Reggie Jackson killed them in the regular season, that must happen for OKC to win along with Russ/KD to have insane series.

I thought it was 50-50 if Ibaka could go, maybe slight favorites, but now it's gonna be pretty tough. Someone unexpected not named Jackson would have to have a big series.

I'd be pretty surprised if OKC won this series although i guess you gotta wait and see how the first couple games go.
Durant and Westy will need to go nuts. No spurts of clumsy ball handling and horrid shot selection. That first half last night, they looked awful. Just chucking up crap, no offensive sets were being run whatsoever. Second half though, they got it together and showed just how good they can be. Fisher needs to be the Fisher of old, solid perimeter D with some key shots sprinkled in. Adams and Perkins need to be very physical. Perkins used to be an intimidating force that made guys think twice about penetrating the paint, but for whatever reason, he's lost that. He needs to find it again. Jackson needs to perform well. It's by no means out of the question for OKC to take this series, but they will need to play very, very well.
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To a degree, yes.

KD/Russ arent great defenders but not horrific either.

Adams has good defensive potential but he fouls too much and you know Pop/Duncan will try to take advantage of that.

I think they have the bigs to do enough vs Duncan, Splitter, Diaw. It will come down to limiting their outside shooting imo.
Horrific? No, that's James Harden(Good lord he is awful on D).
But they both have issues on D, KD is too lax at times and Westbrook is far too aggressive on many occasions.

Ibaka's effect on the Thunder is similar to that of Chandler on the Mavs(Knicks too), Noah on the Bulls(Boozer is horrendous on D), Dwight on the Magic, Hibbert on the Pacers, Jordan on the Clippers.

They set the tone and allow the rest of the team to freelance a bit more and swallow up the defensive mistakes.
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That would require Adams or Collison to fully replace Ibaka on D.
True, but Okla's wings have given SA a world of problems in the past. I agree with you, but its not impossible to see how OKC can pull it off.
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Horrific? No, that's James Harden(Good lord he is awful on D).
But they both have issues on D, KD is too lax at times and Westbrook is far too aggressive on many occasions.

Ibaka's effect on the Thunder is similar to that of Chandler on the Mavs(Knicks too), Noah on the Bulls(Boozer is horrendous on D), Dwight on the Magic, Hibbert on the Pacers, Jordan on the Clippers.

They set the tone and allow the rest of the team to freelance a bit more and swallow up the defensive mistakes.
They looked like they were sleepwalking through the first half.

Certainly cant do that vs SA or it will be a 20-30 halftime lead for the Spurs.

The bottom is certainly true but we will just have to wait and see what happens.

With only 3 natural bigs, logic says they go small-ball for this series.
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They looked like they were sleepwalking through the first half.

Certainly cant do that vs SA or it will be a 20-30 halftime lead for the Spurs.

The bottom is certainly true but we will just have to wait and see what happens.

With only 3 natural bigs, logic says they go small-ball for this series.
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