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NBA Game Action: 1/9/2018

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Clutch, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Clutch

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    All times are CENTRAL
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    [​IMG](22-17) MIAMI
    HEAT
    [​IMG](28-10) TORONTO
    RAPTORS
    6:30 pm
    [​IMG](21-18) PORTLAND
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    [​IMG](22-18) OKLAHOMA CITY
    THUNDER
    7:00 pm
    (NBATV)
    [​IMG](12-28) ORLANDO
    MAGIC
    [​IMG](13-28) DALLAS
    MAVERICKS
    7:30 pm
    [​IMG](13-26) SACRAMENTO
    KINGS
    [​IMG](12-27) LOS ANGELES
    LAKERS
    9:30 pm
    (NBATV)
     
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  2. Pen15clubber

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    The NBA was more fun for me when the Mavericks were at least decent enough to root against. Lol
     
  3. Rocket River

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    Heat - 110
    Raptors - 113

    Blazers - 103
    Thunder - 110

    Magic - 114
    Mavs - 112

    Kings - 98
    Lakers - 108

    Rocket River
     
  4. Reeko

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    boring slate of games
     
  5. Clutch

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    Houston gets bashed for people not being in their seats at tipoff but this OKC game right now isn't exactly standing room only.
    Snapshot_20180109_191429.jpg
     
  6. weakfromtoday

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    Houston should always hold itself to a higher standard than North Dallas.
     
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    Two wrongs don't make a right. Fact is lower bowl is way too big and upper bowl way too small. You've got the Plebs competing and filling the upper bowl because they're priced out of the much larger lower bowl. It sucks and makes for a dead arena. Also, Ryno is basically blind because of the large, deep, lower bowl.
     
  8. J.R.

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    Greg Anthony/Dennis Scott/"Players Only" is terrible.
     
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  9. DreamShook

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    Portland, without Lillard, don't look as out of sorts as the Rockets do.
     
  10. Clutch

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    Yeah, they're looking pretty good here in OKC and I'm hoping they can pull this out. Rockets better be ready for the Blazers tomorrow.

    Man though ... Jusuf Nurkic. I can't believe Portland got him AND a first round pick for Plumlee and a second rounder. Didn't make a lot of sense to me then ... makes less now. I'm sure he's got some issues I'm not aware of but looks like a young, talented big. He's got 20 points and 8 boards tonight in 22 minutes.
     
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    Yeah there were issues with him in the lockeroom and he had some weight problems...but still, that was a terrible trade for Denver, and i can't believe no one had a better offer on the table.
     
  12. Clutch

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    It's funny ... sometimes I fall into lazy narratives without watching and I just assumed Portland was all offense, no defense again. They're actually pretty poor offensively (24th overall) but they're ranked 4th in defensive rating this season.
     
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    wow. could have fooled me. I thought the same thing, all offense and no defense. I would never guess Portland played defense with CJ and Dame in the backcourt.

    Westbrook with another triple double and a L!
     
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    OKC L feelin pretty good
     
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    That’s where the media actually gives u information. I’ve heard about the good defense of the blazers quite a lot this year
     
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  16. DreamShook

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    It isn't over yet.
     
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    Yeah, when Rockets played Portland earlier in the season, it was a test because Rockets, at that time, hadn't played a real defense. I was surprised then to see how good they were on defense.
     
  18. DreamShook

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    It makes me feel a little bit better about the Rocket's situation with Luc when you see OKC's defense fall off a cliff after losing their best defender (Roberson) too.

    Portland with 2 very impressive wins against the Thunder and Spurs with Dame on the shelf.. Hopefully Rockets aren't next.

    These OKC L's are not giving me that high with Rockets struggling..
     
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  19. kingkingston

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    It is a nice day.......Thunder lose again :D
     
  20. CK Johnson

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    Damn. This Portland team is scary w/o Dame. Rockets have their work cut out for em tomorrow.
     
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