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2019 NBA Postseason: The Toronto Raptors are NBA Champions!

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Steph Curry is the modern day version of Michael Jordan. Curry will have his claims to being G.O.A.T. when his career ends in 5 years time.



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Pinkie_pie said:
One great game from curry and you go crazy. Lets see he does it more consistently. Klays 1st half was just as amazing

Fixed.

Did you already forget about Game 5 when he (and Klay) took over after Durant went down? Or Game 1 of the 1st Round? 
He's been doing this his entire career.

Yes, Klay was nuclear in the first half. He seems to have a soft spot for "Game 6."



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Chris Hu said:

Ugh this sucks the Rockets should have won the series and with some minor luck and better officiating the could have done it in five games. Anyway go Nuggets since they have a better chance of knocking out the Warriors then the Blazers and are a healthier team.

Funny you should mention officiating because what I have seen this year and last is that the Rockets benefit more than any other contending team in the regular season from the touchy - dare I say ticky-tack - dare I say coddling - officiating of the regular season.  In the post season ,when things are more loose, they just don't perform as well.  The Warriors have this too, but not as bad.

But yeah, they blew it.

Oh, and let's not start throwing around GOAT claims for Curry.  Not when as of now he has just 2 MVPs, 0 Finals MVPs, no All Defensive Teams, only 2 All NBA First Teams, and in the year he got that unanimous MVP (which incidentally I can name a number of performances of the past that probably SHOULD have been unanimous but just didn't get that lucky) he lead his team to blowing a 3-1 lead in the finals.  

Right now he doesn't belong in the top tier GOAT level.  Where I would put Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Michael Jordan, and Lebron James.  I think he is at least destined to wind up in the tier directly below that one, where sits Magic, Bird, Shaq, Kobe, West, Russell, etc.  But GOAT?  Yeah, let's take a chill pill.



PAOerfulone said:
Chris Hu said:

Ugh this sucks the Rockets should have won the series and with some minor luck and better officiating the could have done it in five games. Anyway go Nuggets since they have a better chance of knocking out the Warriors then the Blazers and are a healthier team.

They had all their important players and pieces. No Kevin Durant for the rest of the series after he got injured in the 3rd quarter of Game 5, a game where they went into the 4th quarter tied. Stephen Curry doing jack shit in the first half with 0 points & 3 fouls, AND they were in Houston.  How much more luck do you think they needed? Like I said before, the Warriors have never been more vulnerable throughout their entire run than they were tonight. This was it! This was served on an silver platter for the Rockets. This was the best opportunity they ever had up to this point to finally get past the Warriors and be one step closer to an NBA Championship and they couldn't seal the deal.

The Houston Rockets, as they are, are just not championship material. 

Meh, the Rockets could have easily eliminated the Warriors last year also if they didn't try to win via three point shots in game seven.  Also it not like the Rockets never won a title they won two championships and are the second best NBA team in Texas behind the Spurs.  



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Chris Hu said:
PAOerfulone said:

They had all their important players and pieces. No Kevin Durant for the rest of the series after he got injured in the 3rd quarter of Game 5, a game where they went into the 4th quarter tied. Stephen Curry doing jack shit in the first half with 0 points & 3 fouls, AND they were in Houston.  How much more luck do you think they needed? Like I said before, the Warriors have never been more vulnerable throughout their entire run than they were tonight. This was it! This was served on an silver platter for the Rockets. This was the best opportunity they ever had up to this point to finally get past the Warriors and be one step closer to an NBA Championship and they couldn't seal the deal.

The Houston Rockets, as they are, are just not championship material. 

Meh, the Rockets could have easily eliminated the Warriors last year also if they didn't try to win via three point shots in game seven.  Also it not like the Rockets never won a title they won two championships and are the second best NBA team in Texas behind the Spurs.  

I'm talking about this current Rockets team, not the Rockets franchise throughout its history. In terms of greatness, being a leader, and having that Championship DNA, James Harden is no Hakeem Olajuwon. Not even close.



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PAOerfulone said:
Pinkie_pie said:
One great game from curry and you go crazy. Lets see he does it more consistently. Klays 1st half was just as amazing

Fixed.

Did you already forget about Game 5 when he (and Klay) took over after Durant went down? Or Game 1 of the 1st Round? 
He's been doing this his entire career.

Yes, Klay was nuclear in the first half. He seems to have a soft spot for "Game 6."

Its a good game from curry. He went missing in the 1st half and klay had to carry the load. Curry had some easy FT at the end. I said consistently like how durant and kawhi are doing. Funny how i dont see you go crazy about durant and kawhi when they are playing much better and consistently than curry



PAOerfulone said:
Chris Hu said:

Meh, the Rockets could have easily eliminated the Warriors last year also if they didn't try to win via three point shots in game seven.  Also it not like the Rockets never won a title they won two championships and are the second best NBA team in Texas behind the Spurs.  

I'm talking about this current Rockets team, not the Rockets franchise throughout its history. In terms of greatness, being a leader, and having that Championship DNA, James Harden is no Hakeem Olajuwon. Not even close.

Despite winning two titles Olajuwon choked plenty of times in the playoffs also, so he isn't that much better then Harden.  Harden already accomplished something that Olajuwon did not do that is he made it into the playoffs every year in his career so far ten years straight and counting.  Even if he doesn't win a title Harden has a chance to be the best left handed player of all time in the NBA by the time his career is over that distinction could have easily went to LeBron James but despite being left handed he shoots with his right hand and mostly does everything else on the court with his right hand.



Pinkie_pie said:
PAOerfulone said:

Fixed.

Did you already forget about Game 5 when he (and Klay) took over after Durant went down? Or Game 1 of the 1st Round? 
He's been doing this his entire career.

Yes, Klay was nuclear in the first half. He seems to have a soft spot for "Game 6."

Its a good game from curry. He went missing in the 1st half and klay had to carry the load. Curry had some easy FT at the end. I said consistently like how durant and kawhi are doing. Funny how i dont see you go crazy about durant and kawhi when they are playing much better and consistently than curry

I'm willing to give you Kawhi, but it's easy for Durant to be able to go off and play at the level he's been playing because he's got two of the greatest shooters of all time and one the best backcourts in the history of the game on his team and the Clippers' & Rockets' defensive gameplans have been focused primarily around them. Opposing teams would rather have Durant go off then the Splash Bros.

In the 4th quarter last night, the Rockets kept doubling Steph as soon as he crossed half-court. That's the kind of effect he has on the game. It's not too hard for a 7'0" scoring machine to average 35 a game when the defense is stretched so far out to keep those two guys (two of the greatest shooters in history) in check, pretty much leaving Durant in a very favorable 1 on 1 match up where he can just shoot over the top of his defender from mid-range for easy points or take it to the basket, get fouled, and go to the line. Thank the Splash Bros. for that. It's pretty much expected. It would grab my attention and make me raise an eyebrow if Durant WASN'T putting up those kinds of numbers he was before he got hurt.  



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Well, we got a pair of game 7s tonight to decide who will be the next two teams to advance to each of the Conference Finals.
Trail Blazers & Nuggets will be in less than an hour on ABC. Then the 76ers and Raptors will be later in the afternoon on TNT.



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