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MDA is 5-15 vs Pop in NBA Playoffs now (27-22 vs others)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by _RTM_, May 9, 2017.

  1. _RTM_

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    http://www.espn.com/nba/coaches/_/id/4771

    32-37 overall, but:

    2-4
    1-4
    0-4
    2-3

    ... in four series vs Spurs. Even if you decide to take away that sweep with Kobe-less Lakers, it's still very-very-very bad record.

    27-22 vs other coaches.


    It's safe to say that now we all do know the reason behind the numbers. Pop just won a decisive game basically with Eastern Conference non-playoff 5-man team on the floor in clutch time vs Rockets
     
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    Over the past 20 years, most teams in the Western Conference have had their playoff runs ended by the Spurs. So... I'm pretty sure that most coaches in the Western Conference have a terrible playoff record against Popovich.
     
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    Pop had 2 all-stars and a top 10 or 20 all time player in Duncan. Dantoni had Steve Nash and a collection of role players.

    If you ranked the players in all these pop vs. pringles series, how many times does pop have 3 of the 4 best players? Probably all of them.
     
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    Healthy Amare and legit all-star
    Marion in first series

    Healthy Amare and Shaq in second series

    Gasol and Dwight in third one
     
  5. kjayp

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    but Murray said coaching is overrated...
     
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