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Booker has to snare this rebound. Nene jumped out to contest and Gibson shoved Ariza out of the way. http://t.co/UNGAgbrzGK
Bulls had great misdirection on this Hawk set, Wiz all looking away from the pick and roll. Will we see this more? http://t.co/BZsp1oX77J
Nene missed, but noteworthy that Brad gave it up right away instead of a beat later. Think that was Randy’s gameplan. http://t.co/tbEccqls22
Great cut by Booker here. Bulls overplay a ton, Wiz were sharp with finding space in these situations. http://t.co/Qb9Q9vMgWZ
Very curious to see how the Bulls adjust to the Wizards’ overplays. Saw a lot of fronting and zoning like so. http://t.co/fdwzsfLymu
Bulls dilemma: half-court offense isn’t good enough to score enough, but misses on plays like this lead to breaks. http://t.co/XOZXrZtT7z
We’ve seen Wall take this shot tons of times this year. Turned it down this time. http://t.co/HYdWQgskcD
Nice job here by Marcin to back screen when Noah was two nineing. Wall missed, but good way to stay involved. http://t.co/kejGFfZcKn
That drive by Beal to finish over Butler AND Noah midway through the first quarter was real tough. Bulls really ran Wiz off the line.
This TO looks bad for Wall, but Beal needs to drift to the corner. http://t.co/HZKbhtZX8X
Bulls often drop off mid-range shooters, but this is exaggerated. Will it continue in Game 2? http://t.co/ZCpRrCY3rf
Thank you Synergy based god for having Buck and Phil on the Wiz-Bulls file. Missed hearing them with me now being out of market.
Thank God for all of His blessings and for allowing us to see another day !!
Front page of the Chicago Tribune says it all. http://t.co/McUG9msKZ5
About to go on WGN Radio the game 87.7 FM The Game in Chicago. The town is shocked Bulls couldn't close the game out.
What irony: the Knicks have kicked Mike Woodson to the curb and wouldn’t let him sit here for a proper exit interview.
Z Andrzejem Fonfara po meczu!!! Dzieki za wsparcie!
Goscie na meczu w chicago!!!! http://t.co/N8xeQq6fg4
The way u dress the way u play.... http://t.co/zwb4v6MNWW
Maybe I'm just paranoid
Maybe I’m in the minority, but I don’t think Blazers-Rockets was a good game. Was for 45 minutes, but too many fouls, too little flow late.
I’m going to need a night to process that game
These teams just clutch and hold late. Impossible to officiate properly.
Yeah, that was not the best switch in the world. But hard to play straight up with such a small lineup.
Batum has to do better than that. As much on him as Freeland.
That Lin/Harden pick and roll has Portland hunting for a switch. Nice adjustment to have Lin drive.
That was a poor decision, though. Webber’s right: the ball’s going to Aldridge anyway, so just have Batum dribble it up the wing and enter.
Rockets-Blazers games are impossible to officiate. The regular-season game in Houston in March was a disaster too.
ha ha ha ha ha
Dubbing this the Mismatch series. Jones can’t guard Aldridge. Lopez can’t guard Dwight. Nobody can guard Harden. Harden can’t guard anybody
Matthews wrapped Harden up like Trevor Ariza did in that game in February. Refs didn’t call it this time. Overtime.
Beverley fell asleep on that offensive board. Sneaky play by Lillard.
There have been half a dozen versions of this game during Houston’s season. The Wizards played in one of them.
C-Webb nailed it.
If Dwight’s on Aldridge, I’d try Lillard/Matthews two-man action that forces Harden to switch onto Damian.
Wes has made that stepback this year, I think I can live with that shot.
Easy to say “Plug the lane, build a wall on Harden in transition,” but then someone cuts or is wide open.
And yup, there it is. Makes OKC’s late-game pace look good.
And now we get to see Houston’s late-game crunch-time offense.
Dwight jabbed Lopez twice. Snuck ‘em in. And there was that regular-season game where the two went at it. I can see why he’s mad.
Rockets quickly sending cutters through when the Blazers double from the baseline, so … not sure that adjustment will do it.
Zippidy doo dah, zippidy day. Patrick Beverley’s having a wonderful day.
Double team from the baseline, interesting.
McHale’s really good at playing good lineup combinations at the right times, which is a huge part of being a good coach.
Too many botched transition pickups. Dwight is going to go after Lopez, but you can’t let Houston get run outs this easily.
I can’t complain too much because that was also Gilbert’s game. Also, because that last shot was incredibly tough.
That’s James Harden’s game in a nutshell: take a high screen, pause, charge straight into a big with no intention to score, draw foul.
Blazers now discovering the Matthews in the post well has run dry. Bring out those wacky Flow sets and make Harden run.
ANOTHER botched transition coverage. Blazers have to stop going after these offensive rebounds, unless they’re Robin Lopez.
Just too many blown coverages in transition. Matthews can’t let Harden walk into that. Blazers have to be way more disciplined dropping back
GET ‘EM C-WEBB
Portland’s transition D has been really rough all game. It was especially brutal on that missed Beverley three.
That was the first time WAS won Game 1 of a playoff series since April 18, 1986, when the Bullets won, 95-94, at PHI.
Charles Barkley speaking for all of basketball Twitter by going in at Shaq.
You're not gonna believe this, but Shaq thinks Dwight needs to dominate
Fun half. McHale going ultra small was a nice adjustment. That’s a good spot for Thomas Robinson, but POR has to get back.
Big win!! Can't be satisfied.
Not the series for Aldridge to bail out his post defender with too many fadeaways. It’s his game, I get it, but he should go middle more.
James Harden off-ball defense on full display.
Not sure I like this Portland lineup. It allows Houston to hide Harden on Dorell Wright. I’d stay big.
I still think posting Harden with Matthews is more about attitude and Matthews’ own aptitude down there than Harden specifically
Portland’s a really good team, y’all. 54 wins, improved D in the second half of the year. Robinson’s playing well, they can shoot. Scary.
Howard-Asik early is interesting. Had a feeling we might see that look sometime down the road.
Those early post-ups by Matthews on Harden induced a switch. That was the benefit. Harden can guard Wes down there but HOU overreacted.
Long term, switching Harden on Batum is a problem. Blazers can run Batum around and Harden will get lost.
Portland is posting Aldridge and Matthews. Attacking where Houston is weak.
Amazing photo (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) http://t.co/xB1gUyQLYS
One game, obviously. Still a long series to go. But this shows why this series was definitely winnable.
Can we build a statue of Nene outside Verizon in time for Game 3?
If anyone in my apartment building is listening, please don’t issue me a noise violation.
Nene & Gortat & THE WIZZZZZZZZZZZARDS
Two big breakdowns there. Really lucky.
Prepared for a ticky-tack foul of some kind to decide this one way or the other.