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[WC First Round] (4)LA Clippers vs. (5)Dallas

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., May 21, 2021.

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Clippers vs. Mavs

Poll closed May 22, 2021.
  1. Clippers in 4

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  2. Clippers in 5

    26.1%
  3. Clippers in 6

    30.4%
  4. Clippers in 7

    17.4%
  5. Mavs in 7

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  6. Mavs in 6

    8.7%
  7. Mavs in 5

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  8. Mavs in 4

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  1. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member

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    I think the only two people that can defend Luka in the league are LeBron and Giannis. Both have the size and speed to keep up with him.
     
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  2. H.D.

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    Mo free money.
     
  3. Koperboy

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    Three players that gave Luka most difficulties: Dillon Brooks, Mikal Bridges, and especially Ben Simmons. Giannis too, but he's a better team than invididual defender, kind of like Draymond. LeBron is a bit too old now for him. At his athletic peak, sure.
     
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  4. rpr52121

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    So when Kawhi and PG jump ship from the Clips, how many lottery picks over the next 7 years will OKC have between themselves, the Rockets, and the Clippers?
     
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    The clippers locker room is imploding. When you don't have a good leader in a coach or superstar the cancer takes over.
     
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    Wow you just can't stop talking about Harden.

    That's not healthy.
     
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  7. jiggyfly

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    So when did Khwai stop playing defense?

    I what point does the guy who was talked about as the best player in the world just straight up play Luka mano mano?
     
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  8. steddinotayto

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    In my eyes, Kawhi will go down as one of the best mercenaries ever--you pay/hire him to get the job done but don't expect things like leadership or building a culture or even trying to hold teammates accountable.
     
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  9. steddinotayto

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    Good list. I think those guys can definitely get inside Luka's head but, physically, you're going to need a big body like Giannis, Lebron or a healthy Draymond. Either way, Luka is making my investment in his graded rookie cards look like one of the smartest things I've done this year.
     
  10. Easy

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    Bev is the kind of guy who you love when he's on your team and hate when he's on the other team. The so-called junkyard dog syndrome.
     
  11. BigDog63

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    That strategy seems to be to simply step up their play...and only Kawhi did that.

    Game 3 will be interesting. Will they fade under pressure? Collectively, I wouldn't be surprised.
     
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    So far, I think the Mavs love that Bev is on the Clips. Luka gets to abuse him over and over, and make fun of his height.
     
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  13. Caesar

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    Damn you Luka. Gonna run Kawhi to the Warriors. Warriors big 3 healthy + Kawhi instead of KD. Sheesh. At their age, i'd see b2b champs.
     
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    Also he will likely take being in LA over rings. I doubt he goes anywhere this offseason. Front office will do whatever possible to keep him in LA.
     
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    Meanwhile, CP3 is about to completely disappear in playoffs, again, but that isn't a tired narrative like PG is.
     
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  17. B-Bob

    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton
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    Not a big Paul George fan, but those stats aren't that terrible.

    Better than a couple of playoff years for Kobe Bryant, even when taking his team to the Finals.
    (e.g. Kobe shot 41% FG and a putrid 25% 3FG in 22 games of the 2003-2004 playoffs).

    If he could play D on Doncic and if he's not turning the ball over, you could live with what he's doing as a 2nd fiddle.
     
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    Yeah he commutes from San Diego, there is no need for ring chasing.
     
  19. jiggyfly

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  20. Reeko

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    Paul George wouldn’t get as much heat if he didn’t give himself the nickname Playoff P

    in his last several elimination games: 15 points on 5-21 shooting against the Cavs, 5 points on 2-16 shooting against Utah, and 10 points on 4-16 shooting against the Nuggets

    he and the rest of the Clippers are a bunch of frontrunners led by Pat Bev…all that flexing and talking when they’re up, then they go and choke and expose themselves for being a mentally weak team time and time again
     
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