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Fri Apr 14, 2023 12:38 am
We're honest cheaters around here.
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Steph Curry's daughters are 11 and 8. :think:

Sacramento Kings (3) tied with Golden State Warriors (6), 2-2. Comeback from being down 2-0 :clap: . It sucks to make 2 teams from 60 miles apart play in Round 1, though. I don't hate the Kings who still have home court advantage, but Go GSW.

Also:

Boston Celtics (2) lead Atlanta Hawks (7), 3-1 :thumbup:
Philadelphia 76ers (3) defeat Brooklyn Nets (6), 4-0 :|
New York Knicks (5) lead Cleveland Cavaliers (4), 3-1 :thumbup:

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I didn't have a favorite, but this is a stunner:
Miami Heat (8) defeat Milwaukee Bucks (1), 4-1

Boston Celtics (2) lead Atlanta Hawks (7), 3-2 :thumbup:
Game 6: Thursday at Atlanta, 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

New York Knicks (5) defeat Cleveland Cavaliers (4), 4-1 :thumbup:

I didn't have a favorite:
Denver Nuggets (1) defeat Minnesota Timberwolves (8), 4-1

Golden State Warriors (6) lead Sacramento Kings (3), 3-2 :clap: :clap: :clap:
On a 3-0 run.
Game 6: Friday at Golden State, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)

I didn't have a favorite:
Phoenix Suns (4) defeat LA Clippers (5), 4-1

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Boston Celtics (2) lead Atlanta Hawks (7), 3-2 :thumbup:
Game 6: Thursday at Atlanta, 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT)
Boston Celtics (2) defeat Atlanta Hawks (7), 4-2 :clap:

I didn't have a favorite:
Philadelphia 76ers (3) defeat Brooklyn Nets (6), 4-0

I don't have a favorite:
Los Angeles Lakers (7) lead Memphis Grizzlies (2), 3-2
Los Angeles Lakers (7) defeat Memphis Grizzlies (2), 4-2

Golden State Warriors (6) lead Sacramento Kings (3), 3-2 :clap: :clap: :clap:
On a 3-0 run.
Game 6: Friday at Golden State, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Rout, tied 3-3. :(
Game 7: Sunday at Sacramento, ut-oh.

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Thu Apr 27, 2023 11:18 am
Boston Celtics (2) lead Atlanta Hawks (7), 3-2 :thumbup:
Game 6: Thursday at Atlanta, 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT)
Boston Celtics (2) defeat Atlanta Hawks (7), 4-2 :clap:

I didn't have a favorite:
Philadelphia 76ers (3) defeat Brooklyn Nets (6), 4-0

I don't have a favorite:
Los Angeles Lakers (7) lead Memphis Grizzlies (2), 3-2
Los Angeles Lakers (7) defeat Memphis Grizzlies (2), 4-2

Golden State Warriors (6) lead Sacramento Kings (3), 3-2 :clap: :clap: :clap:
On a 3-0 run.
Game 6: Friday at Golden State, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Rout, tied 3-3. :(
Game 7: Sunday at Sacramento, ut-oh.
GSW GSW GSW!!!
35 year old Steph Curry becomes first player ever in NBA history to score 50 in a Game 7!!!
Go Steph > LeBron, first playoff meeting since 2018 and Steph leads 15-7. Both are 4x NBA champion. Tiebreaker?


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Miami Heat (8) leads New York Knicks (5), 1-0
I don't hate Miami, but go Knicks. Miami - 3x NBA champion in the 2000s. Knicks - no championship since 1973, not even with Patrick Ewing.

Go Philadelphia 76ers (3) > Boston Celtics (2)

No favorite:
Denver Nuggets (1) lead Phoenix Suns (4), 1-0

Go Golden State Warriors (6) > Los Angeles Lakers (7)

How's this for balanced seeding? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 :crazy:

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Sun Apr 30, 2023 6:53 pm
Miami Heat (8) leads New York Knicks (5), 1-0
I don't hate Miami, but go Knicks. Miami - 3x NBA champion in the 2000s. Knicks - no championship since 1973, not even with Patrick Ewing.
Miami Heat (8) lead New York Knicks (5), 3-1. Darn.
Game 5: Wednesday at New York, 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT)


Go Philadelphia 76ers (3) > Boston Celtics (2)
Boston Celtics (2) tied with Philadelphia 76ers (3), 2-2 :think:

No favorite:
Denver Nuggets (1) lead Phoenix Suns (4), 1-0
Denver Nuggets (1) tied with Phoenix Suns (4), 2-2 :|

Go Golden State Warriors (6) > Los Angeles Lakers (7)
Los Angeles Lakers (7) lead Golden State Warriors (6), 3-1
Close one, 104-101, after blowouts both ways. Crap.
Game 5: Wednesday at Golden State, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)


How's this for balanced seeding? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 :crazy:

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Tue May 09, 2023 3:47 pm
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Sun Apr 30, 2023 6:53 pm
Miami Heat (8) leads New York Knicks (5), 1-0
I don't hate Miami, but go Knicks. Miami - 3x NBA champion in the 2000s. Knicks - no championship since 1973, not even with Patrick Ewing.
Miami Heat (8) lead New York Knicks (5), 3-1. Darn.
Game 5: Wednesday at New York, 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT)


Go Philadelphia 76ers (3) > Boston Celtics (2)
Boston Celtics (2) tied with Philadelphia 76ers (3), 2-2 :think:
Philadelphia 76ers (3) lead Boston Celtics (2), 3-2. Sweet.
Game 6: Thursday at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)


No favorite:
Denver Nuggets (1) lead Phoenix Suns (4), 1-0
Denver Nuggets (1) tied with Phoenix Suns (4), 2-2 :|
Denver Nuggets (1) lead Phoenix Suns (4), 3-2
Game 6: Thursday at Phoenix, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)


Go Golden State Warriors (6) > Los Angeles Lakers (7)
Los Angeles Lakers (7) lead Golden State Warriors (6), 3-1
Close one, 104-101, after blowouts both ways. Crap.
Game 5: Wednesday at Golden State, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)
Game 6: Thursday at Phoenix, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)


How's this for balanced seeding? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 :crazy:

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Tue May 09, 2023 3:47 pm
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Miami Heat (8) leads New York Knicks (5), 1-0
I don't hate Miami, but go Knicks. Miami - 3x NBA champion in the 2000s. Knicks - no championship since 1973, not even with Patrick Ewing.
Miami Heat (8) lead New York Knicks (5), 3-1. Darn.
Miami Heat (8) lead New York Knicks (5), 3-2
Knicks survive to fight another day. :thumbup:
Game 6: Friday, May 12 at Miami (ESPN)


Go Philadelphia 76ers (3) > Boston Celtics (2)
Boston Celtics (2) tied with Philadelphia 76ers (3), 2-2 :think:
Philadelphia 76ers (3) lead Boston Celtics (2), 3-2. Sweet.
Game 6: Thursday at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)


No favorite:
Denver Nuggets (1) lead Phoenix Suns (4), 1-0
Denver Nuggets (1) tied with Phoenix Suns (4), 2-2 :|
Denver Nuggets (1) lead Phoenix Suns (4), 3-2
Game 6: Thursday at Phoenix, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)


Go Golden State Warriors (6) > Los Angeles Lakers (7)
Los Angeles Lakers (7) lead Golden State Warriors (6), 3-1
Close one, 104-101, after blowouts both ways. Crap.
Los Angeles Lakers (7) lead Golden State Warriors (6), 3-2
GSW survives to fight another day. :clap: :clap:
Game 6: Friday, May 12 at Los Angeles (ESPN)


How's this for balanced seeding? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 :crazy:

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Miami Heat (8) leads New York Knicks (5), 1-0
I don't hate Miami, but go Knicks. Miami - 3x NBA champion in the 2000s. Knicks - no championship since 1973, not even with Patrick Ewing.
Miami Heat (8) lead New York Knicks (5), 3-1. Darn.
Miami Heat (8) lead New York Knicks (5), 3-2
Knicks survive to fight another day. :thumbup:
Game 6: Friday, May 12 at Miami, 7:30 PM ESPN


Go Philadelphia 76ers (3) > Boston Celtics (2)
Boston Celtics (2) tied with Philadelphia 76ers (3), 2-2 :think:
Philadelphia 76ers (3) lead Boston Celtics (2), 3-2. Sweet.
Philadelphia 76ers (3) tied with Boston Celtics (2), 3-3 :thumbdown:
Game 7!!!: Sunday, May 14 at Boston, Go Philly!

No favorite:
Denver Nuggets (1) lead Phoenix Suns (4), 1-0
Denver Nuggets (1) tied with Phoenix Suns (4), 2-2 :|
Denver Nuggets (1) lead Phoenix Suns (4), 3-2
Denver Nuggets (1) defeat Phoenix Suns (4), 4-2
1st team in a Conference Championship, may be the team to beat.

Go Golden State Warriors (6) > Los Angeles Lakers (7)
Los Angeles Lakers (7) lead Golden State Warriors (6), 3-1
Close one, 104-101, after blowouts both ways. Crap.
Los Angeles Lakers (7) lead Golden State Warriors (6), 3-2
GSW survives to fight another day. :clap: :clap:
Game 6: Friday, May 12 at Los Angeles, 10:00 PM ESPN


How's this for balanced seeding? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 :crazy:

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Miami Heat (8) leads New York Knicks (5), 1-0
I don't hate Miami, but go Knicks. Miami - 3x NBA champion in the 2000s. Knicks - no championship since 1973, not even with Patrick Ewing.
Miami Heat (8) lead New York Knicks (5), 3-1. Darn.
Miami Heat (8) lead New York Knicks (5), 3-2
Knicks survive to fight another day. :thumbup:

Miami Heat (8) defeat New York Knicks (5), 4-2
Oh well. Close one, but nope.

Go Philadelphia 76ers (3) > Boston Celtics (2)
Boston Celtics (2) tied with Philadelphia 76ers (3), 2-2 :think:
Philadelphia 76ers (3) lead Boston Celtics (2), 3-2. Sweet.
Philadelphia 76ers (3) tied with Boston Celtics (2), 3-3 :thumbdown:
Game 7!!!: Sunday, May 14 at Boston, Go Philly!

No favorite:
Denver Nuggets (1) lead Phoenix Suns (4), 1-0
Denver Nuggets (1) tied with Phoenix Suns (4), 2-2 :|
Denver Nuggets (1) lead Phoenix Suns (4), 3-2
Denver Nuggets (1) defeat Phoenix Suns (4), 4-2
1st team in a Conference Championship, may be the team to beat.

Go Golden State Warriors (6) > Los Angeles Lakers (7)
Los Angeles Lakers (7) lead Golden State Warriors (6), 3-1
Close one, 104-101, after blowouts both ways. Crap.

Los Angeles Lakers (7) lead Golden State Warriors (6), 3-2
GSW survives to fight another day. :clap: :clap:

Los Angeles Lakers (7) defeat Golden State Warriors (6), 4-2
Routed. First West team to eliminate Warriors in Steve Kerr era. Is the reign over? :( Next year? :thumbup:
Go Nuggets!

How's this for balanced seeding? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 :crazy:

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Sat May 13, 2023 10:04 am
Vrede too wrote:
Fri May 12, 2023 7:23 am
Vrede too wrote:
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Miami Heat (8) leads New York Knicks (5), 1-0
I don't hate Miami, but go Knicks. Miami - 3x NBA champion in the 2000s. Knicks - no championship since 1973, not even with Patrick Ewing.
Miami Heat (8) lead New York Knicks (5), 3-1. Darn.
Miami Heat (8) lead New York Knicks (5), 3-2
Knicks survive to fight another day. :thumbup:

Miami Heat (8) defeat New York Knicks (5), 4-2
Oh well. Close one, but nope.

Go Philadelphia 76ers (3) > Boston Celtics (2)
Boston Celtics (2) tied with Philadelphia 76ers (3), 2-2 :think:
Philadelphia 76ers (3) lead Boston Celtics (2), 3-2. Sweet.
Philadelphia 76ers (3) tied with Boston Celtics (2), 3-3 :thumbdown:
Game 7!!!: Sunday, May 14 at Boston, Go Philly!
Boston Celtics (2) defeat Philadelphia 76ers (3), 4-3
Rout. Sorry, O Really. Oh well, I don't hate either Boston or Miami, but I'm not thrilled with them either :eh: . Go NBA West!


No favorite:
Denver Nuggets (1) lead Phoenix Suns (4), 1-0
Denver Nuggets (1) tied with Phoenix Suns (4), 2-2 :|
Denver Nuggets (1) lead Phoenix Suns (4), 3-2
Denver Nuggets (1) defeat Phoenix Suns (4), 4-2
1st team in a Conference Championship, may be the team to beat.

Go Golden State Warriors (6) > Los Angeles Lakers (7)
Los Angeles Lakers (7) lead Golden State Warriors (6), 3-1
Close one, 104-101, after blowouts both ways. Crap.

Los Angeles Lakers (7) lead Golden State Warriors (6), 3-2
GSW survives to fight another day. :clap: :clap:

Los Angeles Lakers (7) defeat Golden State Warriors (6), 4-2
Routed. First West team to eliminate Warriors in Steve Kerr era. Is the reign over? :( Next year? :thumbup:
Go Nuggets!

How's this for balanced seeding? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 :crazy:

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Halftime
Lakers 54, Nuggets 72
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Whoa, LA made it close.

Final
Lakers 126, Nuggets 132
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Close again.

Final
Lakers 103, Nuggets 108
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DEN leads series 2-0
Game 3: Nuggets at Lakers | Saturday
Game 4: Nuggets at Lakers | Mon., May 22

Miami Heat (8) lead Boston Celtics (2) 1-0
O Really?

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Heat's Erik Spoelstra: Play-in best thing for NBA in past decade

As the No. 8-seeded Miami Heat continue their torrid run through the Eastern Conference playoffs, coach Erik Spoelstra reiterated Thursday just how important he felt the regular season was in forming the mental toughness that has helped steer the Heat to within three games of another NBA Finals appearance....

The Heat, who took a 1-0 lead over the Boston Celtics after a 123-116 Game 1 victory Wednesday night, became the first play-in team to ever win a playoff series after defeating the No. 1-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. The Los Angeles Lakers, who earned a spot in the Western Conference finals, became the second after knocking off the No. 2-seeded Memphis Grizzlies in the first round....

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Miami Heat (8) lead Boston Celtics (2) 1-0
O Really?

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Heat's Erik Spoelstra: Play-in best thing for NBA in past decade

MIA leads series 2-0.

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Final
Nuggets 119, Lakers 108
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DEN leads series 3-0
Game 4: Nuggets at Lakers | Mon., May 22

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MIA leads series 2-0.
Soon to be 3-0.

I thought Boston was supposed to be good.
Eamus Catuli~AC 000000 000101 010202 020303 010304 020405....Ahhhh, forget it, it's gonna be a while.

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Vrede too wrote:
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MIA leads series 2-0.
Soon to be 3-0.

I thought Boston was supposed to be good.
Rout. Play-in Miami (8) is the definition of Cinderella.
Otoh, 3-0 Denver (1) is meeting expectations.
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2 sweeps?!

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Wow, two major fails by Lebron in the last thirty seconds with the game on the line.
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Wow, two major fails by Lebron in the last thirty seconds with the game on the line.
He's an old man. :problem:
Nuggets sweep Lakers, will make first NBA Finals appearance

LeBron James tried everything he could, including scoring the most points in a playoff half (30 in the 1st) in his storied career, yet it wasn't enough to stop Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets from reaching their first-ever NBA Finals.

In a scintillating playoff duel with James, Jokic turned in yet another (NBA playoff-record eighth) triple-double Monday night to help the Nuggets complete their first playoff sweep in franchise history with a 113-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 at Crypto.com Arena.

(article packed full of interesting details and stats)

... With the game tied at 111, Jokic snapped the tie with a driving layup with 51 seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, James missed a fadeaway 3 but Jamal Murray could not seal the game as he missed a shot inside the paint.

With 4.0 seconds left, the Lakers called timeout. James attempted a drive but could not get a shot off as Aaron Gordon blocked his attempt to send the Nuggets to the NBA finals for the first time ever.
Yippie, win it all!

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Holy shit is right!
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Sun May 28, 2023 12:18 am
Holy shit is right!
https://twitter.com/JomboyMedia/status/ ... 9668108288
:shock: Surviving a 4th quarter comeback by 1 point at 0.1 second on an offensive rebound to force game 7 after being down 0-3, it doesn't get any better than that.

Game 7: Heat at Celtics | Monday
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