Discussion in 'Basketball' started by rangerssharks414, May 15, 2018.
True. The Pelicans also missed Cousins this year and could have made a difference
Every playoff opponent they had in 2015 was missing their starting pg.
And don't forget about Kawhi being injured last year, but I guess it's not luck when you intentionally take him out.
Pels were better without Cousins
Because the same teams win again. Where is the variety?
4 straight years of the same matchup is boring.
Not when the teams are evenly matched.
That's incredible. So many wide open, uncontested opportunities and they just missed them.
Sure they got two game 7s but how many of the games were close? 2
People will be over the moon happy about this finals matchup if Bron pulls off another miracle lol
Debatable. They were coming on right before he got hurt WITH him.
Meh. He made his bed and had to lay in it. Comparing Draymond missing a game cause he's too dumb to avoid techs + Curry being hurt (yet still playing every game) to Kyrie + Love literally not even playing is bogus.
The argument was about how the Warriors were/are lucky, not about calling the two equal circumstances.
well, they aren't... so what are you trying to say?
Because they've been shooting 3s all year. Made more 3s than any team in history. They live and die by 3s.
How did I know that "moving screen" was going to be on there.
Typical Harden move; grabbing Bell and embellishing.
Well you compared them as if they were equal. Playing 5v1 against Lebron that first series is more lucky by a country mile.
Again, the argument was about luck. If people want to claim the Warriors got lucky the Cavs had no Kyrie/Love that is fine, but the same can be said the very next season for the Warriors having an injured Curry and a suspended Draymond.
And missing 29 of them in a row... is another case of Warriors getting lucky.
And because their coach is a moron.
I disagree. Again, after the Game 3 blowout it seemed like MD realized they weren't going to typically outscore the Warriors, and he changed up their style of play considerably, and on the fly, which I didn't expect. The next couple games were real grinders. But then Paul getting hurt changed everything, their defense, their offensive game.
And they were good at 3-point shooting all year, I think fatigue and some desperation were kicking in, but like I said a couple days ago mathematically you'd think some of those shots would have gone in. They had open looks, it wasn't like the Warriors were playing suffocating defense.
Very frustrating Paul got hurt, because the "invincible" Warriors were on the ropes and the ones frustrated and confused. Now they'll slaughter James and his merry band of mediocrity...yawn.
Games 6 and 7 might've turned out differently with CP3, but the other side of the argument, maybe the Warriors don't choke away Game 4 if Iguodala was healthy.
The coach that played them to 65 wins and a game 7 against the Warriors is a moron? Gotcha
No lol. Losing Iguodala when you've got four all-stars? Sorry no. Curry or Durant maybe.
Did you even watch Game 4? Or better yet, Warriors games in general? Iguodala completely stabilizes the 2nd unit offensively and defensively, which choked away a 10 point lead in the 4th quarter. Without him, Livingston is their only reliable player off the bench.
Your response doesn't even make sense. I'm in no way saying he's more valuable than the other 4. But that doesn't mean he's not a significant difference maker...
Let's just say no one really is looking for reasons to sympathize with the Warriors, and for good reason. Its really hard to make excuses for a 73-9 team that added a top 2 player. I just straight up dont feel bad that Iguodala was out lol. He's their fifth most important player. It just can't be compared to CP3, the Rockets 1st/2nd best player (depending on how Harden is playing) being injured.
Who is asking for sympathy? And when did I say losing Iguodala was just as bad as losing CP3? You guys are playing the strawman strong here...
I'm just seeing posts saying "Warriors would've lost if CP3 was playing". Well I'm saying, it might not even have gone to Game 6 or 7 if Iguodala was playing. In Game 4, the bench choked away a 10 point lead coming out of the 4th and the Warriors lost by 3. The bench with Iguodala holds that lead 9 games out of 10.
Just because CP3 is more valuable player doesn't mean Iguodala is a scrub.
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