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Wednesday, May 22
I don't know if I trust Indiana's offense down the stretch. Need to find a bread and butter and milk in like CHI did in Game 1.
Indiana's primary defenders' usually-awesome ability to lock and trail high pick and rolls is useless when LeBron is the ball-handler.
Pacers have tried to create space by bunching three guys on the weakside, a la the Celtics' bunch set, on pick and rolls.
Might be worth giving George a break and putting Stephenson on LeBron for stretches in Game 2.
George Hill deflects another pass that he had no business deflecting.
There's Indiana's length at work. Against 28 other teams, LeBron has a layup.
That's when you run the 4-1 p&r -- when D.J. Augustin is the point guard.
Kind of surprised how little of a disaster D.J. Augustin has been.
Lebron floppin smh
This entire series will basically be a battle between forcing turnovers and grabbing offensive rebound.
Really not sure why it took Spoelstra that long to put Battier back in with West out.
Those offensive foul calls on Indiana were brutal. Killed their rhythm.
Roy Hibbert has to do more of his work early on that botched post up. When the Pacers swung it back to his side, he was upright.
Looks like a real barnburner between the Miami Turnovers and the Indiana Unforced Errors.
Did Will Smith watch a bunch of Laurence Fishburne movies to get the voice right for "After Earth?"
Mario Chalmers just did the thing I always do in 2k when I think I have enough momentum to shoot a layup and instead take a jumper.
Meanwhile, that 4-1 pick and roll doesn't work as well when the "1" defender is George Hill rather than Nate Robinson.
Pacers have been perfecting their Hawk sets in the second half of the year. Used one there. A good set to use vs. Miami.
Meanwhile, Indiana just got away with getting stagnant trying to force the ball in on a front.
Yo, Lance Stephenson just ordered a clearout to go at LeBron.
That was a really nice job by Indiana of not trying to force an entry pass over a front and immediately going to Plan B.
Miami might need to pinch in with Lance Stephenson's man to prevent West from catching in an optimal position.
I really don't like the idea of trying to run a pick and roll towards the sidelines against Miami. If it fails, you're in trouble.
Dwyane Wade called for a "don't try to post up Paul George, for your own sake" violation.
The Pacers don't turn it over because they are jittery. They turn it over because they do that a lot and they're playing Miami.
The power of motion: Sam Young ran away from Ray Allen wide open in the corner to account for someone else's cut.
Oh god D.J. Augustin is going to be a complete disaster in this series.
Shane Battier really went balls to the wall on that drive to the basket.
Wait, Shane Battier didn't dunk on Roy Hibbert?
Stephenson ruined an incredible one-handed kickout pass by West.
In a battle of forced turnovers (Miami) vs. offensive rebounds (Indiana), I'll take forced turnovers.
And that difficult shot over Hibbert is why you may see fewer pick and rolls with LeBron.
I would expect a lot of straight wing ISOs for LeBron instead of high pick and rolls. Miami can beat fronts better than New York.
Gonna go ahead and say that a guy with a gimpy knee shouldn't be taking a stepback 20 footer from the deep corner for his first shot.
Udonis Haslem: this series' Kendrick Perkins.
Kenny Smith just forgot that Miami was down 3-2 to Boston last year
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Idea: If the Mavs want to dump the 13th pick and take no salary back, would they accept 38+54+$3M cash from the Wiz?
And of course Gilbert would x-out the 1 in his No. 10 to become Agent Zero https://t.co/YdbblYuMFA
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Shane Battier's gotta be the most active Pinterest user in the NBA
And root against the Cardinals until the end of time, obviously.
First name Eric. Has been calling into the Junkies. C'mon, someone must know him.
Anyone know how to get in touch with the Nats fan who is following the team by himself during this west coast swing?
Porter has way more basketball skill already than Bennett, played in a better conference and is two months younger. What am I missing?
Guys, Otto Porter is two and a half months younger than Anthony Bennett. Why is AB the upside pick and OP the "safe" pick?
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Tuesday, May 21
Conley rushed it. Has a tendency to pull the string on his follow through. Did it there.
To steal a joke from a friend who just gchatted: Tim Floaterman.
What was that?
Spurs have missed some pretty decent looks in the fourth - not all, but some. Law of averages.
Great defense by the Grizzlies. Nice substitution to get Prince in there for Randolph.
Spurs were setting up a screen-the-screener high pick and roll. That almost felt like a play called assuming the foul would be taken.
That floater was AWESOME. But the job Conley did to get away from the corner and get back to the middle was even better.
Manu did kind of pull him down. It's not an egregious missed call. Tough one, can understand the ruling.
Im against flopping but that was smart by Tony Allen
Eh, looked like Manu went for the ball.
Incredible, incredible defense by Marc Gasol there staying with Tony Parker.
Wasn't sure where Tony Allen was trying to go there, but it worked out.
Jesus, wasted an incredible entry pass by Marc Gasol.
Didn't like that shot. It was an open attempt but Conley should have tried to get middle.
Cory Joseph learning he can't cover Pondexter like the Spurs have been covering every other Grizzlies wing.