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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.30


    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft

    Those 70-something to 70-something games are always boring... unless they involve YOUR team.




Damn, how long did it take you find that quote? But you're right - when it's your team, it's a classic defensive struggle, isn't it, Rev?




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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.20
    Originally posted by pieman
    Damn, how long did it take you find that quote? But you're right - when it's your team, it's a classic defensive struggle, isn't it, Rev?


Actually, finding the thread didn't take me long at all. Finding your quote among the masses of "This is so boring" quotes that littered the thread from non-Piston/Spur fans took a few seconds, though.

And I'm assuming that's sarcasm in your post, but yes, I did see the Pistons/Spurs series as a classic defensive struggle as opposed to the snoozefest that was Celtics/Cavs. Of course, my homerism often comes into play - but it does for a lot of people on these boards, doesn't it, Pie?

(By the way, cheers to the Pistons for sulking after losing Chauncey in the 1st quarter last night and subsequently half-assing their way to a drubbing by the Magic. If the Pistons lose game 4, I fear another "2007 vs. Cavs" meltdown coming on....)

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    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft

    And I'm assuming that's sarcasm in your post, but yes, I did see the Pistons/Spurs series as a classic defensive struggle as opposed to the snoozefest that was Celtics/Cavs. Of course, my homerism often comes into play - but it does for a lot of people on these boards, doesn't it, Pie?




Not at all. It was shot at myself thinking the Celtics/Cavs Game 1 was a defensive struggle when it was really boring for all but us Celtic fans!

I must admit I also enjoyed the Pistons/Spurs matchup as well, even though I am not a fan of either, but do enjoy cheering against the Pistons!




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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.31
    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
    (By the way, cheers to the Pistons for sulking after losing Chauncey in the 1st quarter last night and subsequently half-assing their way to a drubbing by the Magic. If the Pistons lose game 4, I fear another "2007 vs. Cavs" meltdown coming on....)


Now that I think about it, I actually hope that's not the case. Assuming the Lakers make the Finals (a big "if", considering the Hornets are playing out of their minds), it would have been SWEET to watch them avenge their 2004 Finals loss, since that was the exact point that everything started to turn to shit in Lakerland.

It makes for a much better Hollywood ending than Lakers/Celtics (not by much, though) and Lakers/Cavs, which would bore the masses more than San Antonio/Detroit ever could.




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Did someone forget to inform the Celtics that it's probably a good idea to win a game away from home every once in awhile?



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.04
    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Did someone forget to inform the Celtics that it's probably a good idea to win a game away from home every once in awhile?
In this round of the playoffs, the home team is 15-1... so really you could put any team name except "Pistons" in that sentence.



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.73

I read a stat somewhere today (maybe Simmons related) that no NBA champ (possibly only of recent vintage) has had less than 3 road wins on the way to the title.



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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Did someone forget to inform the Celtics that it's probably a good idea to win a game away from home every once in awhile?


Of course, since they have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, it doesn't matter if they win a single game on the road if they keep winning them all at home.



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
      Originally posted by ekedolphin
      Did someone forget to inform the Celtics that it's probably a good idea to win a game away from home every once in awhile?


    Of course, since they have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, it doesn't matter if they win a single game on the road if they keep winning them all at home.






But, if by some fluke they get by the Cavs and by a miracle of miracles they defeat the greatest team ever to walk onto a basketball court since Dr. Naismith invented the game in the Pistons without winning on the road, the 2-3-2 format in the Finals means they would have to face 2 elimination games in the Finals at home, rather than 1.
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.69
    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    ...the greatest team ever to walk onto a basketball court since Dr. Naismith invented the game in the Pistons....

I'm sensing more of the same sarcasm I sensed from pieman's earlier post.

Honestly, even as a Pistons fan, I keep thinking that whoever wins the Cavs/Celtics series will win the East. And although I could see the Pistons taking a game from the Celtics in Boston, I could also see Boston taking multiple games from the Pistons in Detroit.
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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
      Originally posted by redsoxnation
      ...the greatest team ever to walk onto a basketball court since Dr. Naismith invented the game in the Pistons....

    I'm sensing more of the same sarcasm I sensed from pieman's earlier post.

    Honestly, even as a Pistons fan, I keep thinking that whoever wins the Cavs/Celtics series will win the East. And although I could see the Pistons taking a game from the Celtics in Boston, I could also see Boston taking multiple games from the Pistons in Detroit.





Right now, I'd consider Boston no better than a coin toss to get past Cleveland. And, if Billups is healthy and Pierce still has his head up his ass, I'd say Pistons in 5 against Boston. Only team I wouldn't say the Pistons are at least even money against right now in a series would be the Spurs. Other than that, I'd make the Pistons the favorite or a coin toss against anyone else.
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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.37
And that's the end of the Utah Jazzmen. Another team finally gets a road win this round. And I'm pretty shocked that the next home team to lose turned out to be the Jazz. But I'm wary about this win. The Jazz looked like a team defeated, deflated, and listless by halftime. They looked like they had completely packed it in by the time they were down by 19 and the Lakers' bench STILL almost gave the game right back to them. That's not the way to win against the Spurs or the Hornets.

If the first round is any indication...hell, if this series (with LeBron shooting an amazing 30-ish percent) is any indication, we're in for another Game 7 anti-classic with the Celtics blowing out the hapless Cleveland LeBrons by at least 20.




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    Originally posted by It's False


    If the first round is any indication...hell, if this series (with LeBron shooting an amazing 30-ish percent) is any indication, we're in for another Game 7 anti-classic with the Celtics blowing out the hapless Cleveland LeBrons by at least 20.


Nope. Awesome Game 7.

Does LeBron take three steps every time he goes to the basket? Has he ever been called for traveling?

Yay Celtics!




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This was a much better Game 7 than I could have ever hoped for, but this game was also a textbook example of LeBron single-handedly having to carry his team, because his teammates (especially in the first half) gave him no support whatsoever.

I'm calling it right now. LeBron pulls a Kobe this summer and demands help or demands a trade.




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    Originally posted by It's False
    This was a much better Game 7 than I could have ever hoped for, but this game was also a textbook example of LeBron single-handedly having to carry his team, because his teammates (especially in the first half) gave him no support whatsoever.


After seeing the Cavs stats at just about halftime (21 for Lebron, 4 for West, 0 for all other starters), I expected Ferry to be canned by the start of the 3rd. This makes giving Barry Bonds zero support post-Jeff Kent look like a sound move.



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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.13
It's Heartbreak Central again for the city of New Orleans. Everyone in the room thought the Hornets would pull it out in the 4th, but I figured there was no way this Spurs team would blow a 17-point lead.

The Lakers have their work cut out for them. It's no secret who David Stern will root for, I reckon. The poor guy will bang his head against the wall if he ends up with Spurs/Pistons II: Defensive Madness as this year's NBA Finals.

(edited by It's False on 19.5.08 2315)



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