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Both stars had costly turnovers late. Curry & Harden. It's the only way to beat either -- trap em. Force the pass. Let others beat ya
Nobody is beating the Warriors this year
Had Orlando or Houston ever made it this far, would Raptors fans feel the same way watching McGrady that Thunder fans must with Harden?
Every sports fan deserve to cheer for a team, once in his or her life, as fun as these Warriors. What joy.
Warriors in 18.
Te amo ❤️😍
There comes a time in your life when you have to ask yourself, "How much do value this free 'beer'? Enough to finish it?"
Babcock says one of the coaches he looked at as a comparable for negotiations was Gregg Popovich of SA Spurs.
Babcock says he doesn't have an out; says Leafs initially offered hm 10 yrs. He asked for 8, takes him thru age 60.
Wall, Butler, Millsap, Horford all easily could have earned a spot on one of the All-NBA teams. Pau Gasol just a weird choice
DeRozan got more All-NBA votes than Conley, Hayward, Melo, Wade, Dirk. Bit bizarre, no? Had a bad year, outside of great finish
Lowry got 1 Third Team vote for All-NBA. DoRozan received 3 points (either 1 Second Team vote or 3 Third Team votes)
"I'm a fan of Dion. I think he's a good kid. I think he works hard and plays hard," Babcock says of Phaneuf. And with that: fin.
Pain coming. Bruno coming. Omar coming.
Shanahan on first meeting: "Mike asked hard questions, and I didn't lie. … I got off the phone and wondered if I had made a huge mistake."
"I was a believer in Ken. I'm a believer in Shanny."
"I had to get the kleenex box when I sat in (Ken Holland's) office because of what he's done for me," says Babcock.
Boogie Cousins makes All-NBA 2nd team. Aldridge, Pau, Westbrook, Paul. Curry,Harden, LeBron, Marc Gasol, Davis 1st tm. DeRozan 3 pts Lowry 1
"Living in downtown Toronto is an exciting thing for us," says Babcock. "But the rent!" I think to myself.
Babcock denies accusation he had a deal with Sabres. Sharp contrast to Leafs love-in vibe.
Babcock says he worked out financial stuff with Sabres, but did not have final deal.
"That lying word is an interesting word for me," Babcock says when asked if he lied to Sabres. Says he was open and honest in process.
Buffalo people are not happy!
"We have to get [Hunter] draft picks," says Babcock, revealing what sorts of moves are coming.
"Hunts and Dubes and Shanny," Babcock calls the front office. Such a hockey guy.
"The contract is simply a commitment by the Maple Leafs to success," Babcock says when asked to justify his money.
"I'm a school teacher. That's what I am, simply," says Mike Babcock, who I believe is a hockey coach.
Babcock talks about exhilaration of job: "At 52 I'm not ready to die. I'm ready to get on with it."
"If you think there's no pain coming, there's pain coming." The 2015-16 Maple Leafs: Pain Is Coming.
"In the end, I wanted to coach the Maple Leafs. This was the best fit for my family." - Babcock
"The hardest thing for the media to do was figure out where I was going, because I had no idea where I was going," MB says about Buffalo.
"I believe this is Canada's team. We need to put Canada's team back on the map."
Babcock says opportunity in Detroit was a "very, very emotional thing, to say the least. This was a very difficult thing."
Mike Babcock is looking forward to the pain. Perfect spot for him!
Babcock calls Shanahan "Shanny." Collegial.
Babcock's smiling. Off brand! MLSE employees clap for Babcock's arrival.
Most electric atmosphere for a Leafs presser since Brian Burke was introduced in 2008.
Just look lovingly into those crazy eyes, Leafs fans. http://t.co/MMqLvI8Yx5
I'm at the Babcock press conference, and will be tweeting from it. Just an FYI for the basketball fans.
Leafs introducing Babcock in same spot in ACC where Raps introduced Rudy Gay. What could go wrong?
On the whole I guess it would have been cheaper for MLSE to hire Ken Holland.
"It's beginning to look like I'm not going to get 'the tonight show'." -- letterman. Drop the mic
Hawks have it down to 4. Nhl in OT. Letterman on in 30 min. Helluva night
Take the shot Teague !
Damn. Demarre Carroll.
Bball'ers Often FREEZE in practice (& games) cuz buildings have to be kept cold for ice. AND/OR ice not as good from ball floor + heat, no?
J.R. Smith is going to win this game by himself.
After three quarters the Cavs lead the Hawks 74-67. LeBron has 22. Teague has 21. J.R. Smith with 19.
Nice twist on the Kiss Cam here in Atlanta. They call it the Overly Complicated Handshake Cam. It's something that could catch on.