2021 NBA Playoffs

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  1. white lightning

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    I'm not a Brooklyn Nets Fan with their two all star ball hogs and lack of enough of our guys playing minutes. Still wanted to say that Joe Harris their only white starter has went
    off tonight in the first half for 22 pts hitting 6 of 8 three point shots. I've always enjoyed watching him play. Glad he is in the spot light for a change. Hope he finishes with at least
    30 points. The Boston Celtics are similar with not much to root for beyond Payton Pritchard who doesn't get many minutes but could be a future star.
     
  2. Bucky

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    Harris finally getting some shine for being a superb shooter!
     
  3. Phall

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    Great night for Harris, finishing with 25 points on 7-10 threes. He may have been leaned on even more in a closer game. It’s extra-tough for him to be a star on the Nets with his high profile teammates, but tonight he was the focus of the first two paragraphs of the AP game summary.
     
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    Excellent breakdown of the Playoffs Phall. Thanks for doing that! Sure would be nice to see a Non-California team in the Western Conference Finals. The Joker is unstoppable for the Nuggets! Too bad Jamal Murray was lost for the season; the Joker needs some more help!

    Good to see Joe Harris produce in clutch time!

    Dallas Mavericks SHOCK the WORLD! Up 2 - 0 on Clippers! Luka Doncic 39 pts 7 rebs 7 assist & Porzingis 20 pts! ..WIN 127 -121!
    Funny how the Clippers Lost final two games ""on purpose""" in the regular season wanting to face the Mavs; be careful what you ask for!
     
  5. white lightning

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    Yes way to go Dallas Mavs. Don't forget Maxi Kleber had 13 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.

    Luka Doncic is just an amazing basketball player. A true superstar on the highest level. He had 39 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal & 1 blocked shot! :)
     
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    Mavs up 2-0. You love to see it
     
  7. Phall

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    Terrific win by Luka and company! The Mavs were +240 betting underdogs for this game. The league chose to stash this game on NBAtv and put the all-black Lakers vs Suns on TNT.

    Kristaps Porzingis was fined $50k by the NBA for going to a club in LA this past weekend. A real bonehead move, as he was lucky to escape the jewish commissioner’s wrath with a slap on the wrist rather than an extended suspension. There’s a lot of social media chatter that Kahwi Leonard was in the same club, with photos floating around… but no word from the league about him.

    The NBA gave an official statement that while Porzingis was in clear violation of protocols (zero bars, clubs, and lounges), LeBron James’ promotional tequila event had proper safety procedures in place. So, he was in fact following the science and did not require punishment. The league should just drop the pretense of rules that no one cares to follow, but they won’t go against the covid theater.
     
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    I loathe LeBron James... Terrifically talented sure, but a turd of a human being.
     
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    Really Loving the Mavs. I hope they make a big run. Luka is big time and KP can be great.
     
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    Here is the difference in how the NBA enforces rules for black players and white players. Good catch Phall.
    https://www.foxnews.com/sports/nba-ebron-james-discipline-kristaps-porzingis-fined-health-violation
     
  11. Phall

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    Between Joe Harris’ big night and LeBron James just being the league’s focal point of fan negativity, Kyrie Irving must’ve felt like he needed a headline. He accused Boston fans and the city as a whole of “subtle racism,” the type of off-hand remark that will dominate ESPN’s 48-hour news cycle. This seems like a strange blood libel against fans who show up to watch an all-black team.

    Celtics point guard Marcus Smart, while in college, once fell into the stands at Texas Tech and shoved a white mega-booster to the ground before accusing him of calling him a n****r while in his lap. The booster was banned from university functions and stripped of his season tickets even though Smart recanted his blood libel after a few days. This incident did not deter the Celtics from drafting him in 2014 and re-signing him to a $52 million contract. Smart has been able to put up with Boston’s “subtle racism,” but Irving makes a much larger salary, which is directly proportional to the amount of aggrievement he suffers.
     
  12. white lightning

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    The NBA along with every other sports league is anti white. Then again so is everything in society. Loved the comments under the article about how the NBA enforce rules. Complete double standard.

    Americans need to boycott companies like Coke, Disney, Apple and countless others for their racism against whites and pushing of Critical Race Theory. They want worldwide communism. It's disgusting.

    Back to basketball. It was still a good day for us. Let's celebrate our guys even if there is alot about the leagues that we hate.
     
  13. Bucky

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    LOL Westbrook got some popcorn poured on him by a fan and freaked out. Now LeBitch is calling for the fans head. Philly fans must raycizz too.
     
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    The Denver Nuggets pull out a hard fought Game 3 on the road against Portland. They were led by Nikola Jokic as usual. The Nuggets now lead the seriex 2-1 in this best of 7 series.

    Nikola Jokic 34 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. :)
    Facundo Campazzo 10 points, 8 rebounds. 8 assists, 2 steals & 1 blocked shot.
     
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    Good win for the Nuggets. Thats an average day at the office for the Joker who will tie Anthony for 2nd most 30 point playoff games by a Nugget. Was impressed by Campazzo, a real stereotypical Argentine basketball player, fluid, well rounded heady and a great team player. Plays well with Jokic.
     
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    I have so many New York Knick fans as friends. I had to tell you them straight up i can't relate to their team so root against them. Affirmative action against us in the NBA when already the minority and no White players on the Knicks. Hawks players are getting minutes and playing well.
     
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    Welcome, glad to have you posting here!

    The Hawks got a needed win tonight to retake the series lead from the all-black Knicks. All three of their white contributors hit double digits.

    New York announced that future playoff games it hosts at Madison Square Garden will require proof of corona vaccination for all fans. They’d previously accepted a “negative test” within 48 hours. This isn’t much of a gambit, since capacity is still reduced and no one shelling out for Knicks tickets isn’t already on board with the Great Reset agenda. It will still be something to keep an eye on, as sports leagues as a whole would love to implement this standard. Ticketmaster is hard at work synching up your “vaccine pass” with its mobile ticket app.

    In other news, the Bucks lost starter Donte DiVincenzo to injury for the rest of the playoffs. Hopefully, Pat the Stat can now unleash his fury! Milwaukee is considered to have a thin bench already. An early knockout would likely usher coach Mike Budenholzer out the door despite his terrific regular season successes. In my opinion, it’s more of an indictment of the Giannis the Greek Citizen’s lack of clutch play. To be fair, it’s refreshing that he re-signed with Milwaukee without another star player.
     
  18. white lightning

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    Luka had 26 points in the first half. Very close game and the 2nd half just started. :)
     
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    Finney-Smith 22% from the field and Hardaway 31%. Porzingis took 6 shots in first half then stopped shooting. Since his injuries he avoids the paint. He needs to step up to help Doncic. Mentally and physically frail now.
     
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  20. El Gringo

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    I agree he looked soft out there! Mavs need a tough guy underneath.
     
  21. white lightning

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    For Luka to score 44 pts and the Mavs still lose at home is a problem. Other guys need to step it up. Doncic needs to improve his free throws but sometimes I think it's fatigue as he does so much to carry the team.

    Porzingis must step it up or else bring him off the bench. He is in one heck of a slump. That's when you take the ball to the rim or post up big man!
     
  22. Bucky

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    Yeah Porzingis doesn't look the same since that major injury a few years back. Still hoping to see Reddick suit up for them at some point.

    Bummer that Donte D is out..
     
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    Campazzo 3/10 FG's 2/7 from 3
    Gordon 2/7 FG's 0/2 from 3
    Harrison 1/2 FG's 1/1 from 3
    Cancar 1/1 FG's
    Green 4/10 FG's 0/3 from 3
    Howard 3/14 FG's 3/10 from 3
    McGee 0/3 FG's 0/1 from 3
    Morris 5/12 FG's 2/4 from 3
    Porter Jr 1/3 FG's 1/3 from 3
    Millsap 3/7 FG's 0/3 from 3
    Nnaji 0/2 FG's 0/2 from 3
    Rivers 2/5 FG's 2/3 from 3
    Jokic 7/18 FG's 1/4 from 3

    Campazzo was erratic jacking up a 3 from the halfway line and Jokic was really stifled. As for Cancar not enough minutes to do anything. There's no way they keep up those poor levels of shooting across the whole team through the series. Campazzo has to play smarter. As for Jokic this may be fatigue.
     
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    Terrible game by the Mavericks... Luka hurting some and his teammates cannot rise to the occasion.

    They need to win this next game on Wednesday. Porzingas, Keller and Hardaway Jr MUST step up to support Luka.
     
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    Unfortunately, Porzingis is lacking something. He’s not explosive like before all his injuries. He seems misfit in the system, and doesn’t look right mentally. This Maverick’s team, as presently constructed, has reached it’s ceiling, imo. I hear they will be. If players in the free agent market this offseason. And, it’s probable they will deal Porzingis. All that said, they are still tied 2-2 in the series, and could turn it around.
     

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