Boston's had a great year. But no Avery Bradley chiefly and probably no Olynick (did not practice yesterday) means shortened rotation; and Boston's greatest asset this year has been their depth. Atlanta has essentially domianted Boston all year. And Atlanta is a three point dog. Bazemore makes Atlanta a winner; he came in on the Warriors best draft ever: Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, Draymon Green and then Bazemore (which is often overlooked) was signed as an undrafted free agent. He was the national defensive player of the league at Old Dominion U. Atlanta too deep and too experienced for Boston in this one. Tell me why I'm wrong; why I'm write.
I originally wrote this in CM Johnson's thread. I need feedback, please. I'm unsure.
In looking at Denver, they're an unheralded bunch. They lose Iggy and Danillo off of last year. They sign JJ Hickson, Darrel Arthur and Nate (had an amazing eye-opening year along with Belinelli in Chicago last year) Robinson. Wilson Chandler gets a bigger roll. Javelle goes down (a good thing) and Mazgov gets more minutes (a better than Javelle thing).
Since an 0-3 start, Denver is 13-5. Denver went 4-2 on a LONG road trip. Then lost the infamous first game back against a mediocre team-- classic. Win in workman like fashion of New Orleans. Denver 7-2-1 ats in last ten against OKC. Lost by two at OKC in november. Missed 18 foul shots. These teams match up. I see it going down to the wire? Am I missing something.
THAT WAS LAST YEAR. KG AND PAUL WERE EXPOSED AS AGING. MIAMI RAN PAST THEM. I BELIEVE CHICAGO WITH ROSE AND THIBS CAN KEEP THIS CLOSE. THIS SHOULD BE AN AMAZING GAME, UNLIKE THE BOSTON MASACRE LAST YEAR.
It was two years ago, when Memphis brutalized Richard Jeffeson and 93 year old Antonio Mcdysse. They are now replaced by Splitter and Leonard. Danny Green takes the place of George Hill. Splitter had a plus 16 in his short stint in the game. Memphis took away the inside and San Antonio bombed them. Next game, San Antonio will get the inside points. Does anyone else think that San Antonio's front office responded to that loss. That Memphis is number one on their radar? San Antonio swept Memphis last year. They split this year. But down Duncan and Ginobli lost by two at Memphis late in the year. Does anyone think San Antonio wants to win this series in five? And Can they?
Golden State didn't show up in Denver. Denver was supposed to stomp them. But Golden State turned on the motor in the fourth quarter and made it a game. Golden State will turn on the motor early in game six. Mark Jackson held Bogut down to 18 minutes. Why? saving the big ausie for the real nock out blow-- not the dirty hands to the throat blow he threw on Faried. It's the playoffs. Denver's going down. GSW better at every position.