2020 east bubble playoffs: bucks vs. the field

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bucks believers out yourselves

Poll Results

OptionVotes
bucks 10
the field 8


J0rdan S., Tuesday, 4 August 2020 19:31 (one month ago) link

Bucks looked listless last night and could never quite put Houston away and paid the price but I'm a believer

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 19:32 (one month ago) link

this year is interesting to me because while i'm a bucks skeptic it's hard to pinpoint 1 team in particular that is the likely favorite to beat them. this isn't like "warriors vs. the field" where "the field" equaled the rockets and nobody really thought they could win anyway or "cavs vs. the field" when lebron would sleepwalk to the finals

so are you someone who likes the raptors/celtics/heat/sixers/pacers or do you look at that group and go "eh, it's the bucks"

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 4 August 2020 19:34 (one month ago) link

i think raptors and the heat could both knock off the bucks. celtics seem a little thin in the frontcourt to make that happen. sixers too dysfunctional. pacers not talented enough.

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 19:36 (one month ago) link

m bison's take seems about right to me.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 19:58 (one month ago) link

This is not giving me confidence

frogbs, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 20:08 (one month ago) link

There are bubble things going on and everything seems weird. These games are also more or less meaningless for them. Idk.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 20:15 (one month ago) link

Yeah I get that they’re not really giving 100% but still you shouldn’t lose to the Nets down 3 starters

They seem to give up a lot of open 3s. They made the proper adjustments for that last year so I’m not too worried yet I guess

frogbs, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 20:24 (one month ago) link

this isn't like "warriors vs. the field" where "the field" equaled the rockets and nobody really thought they could win anyway

jordan

k3vin k., Tuesday, 4 August 2020 20:49 (one month ago) link

I’d take the field if given that bet but the bucks are still the favorite of any one team

k3vin k., Tuesday, 4 August 2020 20:50 (one month ago) link

yeah, im still rooting for them. would love to see giannis pull off an mvp+finals mvp season.

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 20:54 (one month ago) link

right now i'm leaning towards toronto, they just seem like the team w/ the least amount of holes. they're also a really good shooting team... you don't think of lowry, van vleet & siakam as killer shooters and they aren't really but they take a bunch of them and make enough of them that it can be really tough. not a huge drop off when norm or OG are in the game either.

my thought has been boston all year bcuz i just think they have the best 5 at the end of the game, but kemba's injury is putting me off of that. if he's ineffective i'm not sure if tatum and brown can be the top 2 on a finals team this year.

i've already said why i think the heat are an interesting match up for the bucks but i don't think they have enough juice to get to the finals. celtics are a terrible match up for them... raptors is pretty even but i'd give the edge to toronto.

sixers i don't think win a round but hey

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 4 August 2020 20:55 (one month ago) link

sixers shd trade embiid to sa imo

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 20:57 (one month ago) link

i've been having terrible visions of kyle lowry taking charges against a frustrated giannis as the camera pans to players on the raptors socially distanced bench doing tik tok dances while the stunned bucks rotation looks on

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 4 August 2020 20:59 (one month ago) link

im a bucks believer but i took the field, i mean the field is all the other teams, its a lot of teams

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 12:28 (one month ago) link

oh wait i didnt notice this was just the east im not sure now i think i got the bucks

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 12:31 (one month ago) link

the uncertainty of the bubble tho...

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 13:19 (one month ago) link

no one is rolling right now a lot will depend on who can get rolling and how fast, do the bucks have an advantage in getting rolling because of their multi season roster continuity and the fact that they were already rolling all season? perhaps

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 13:30 (one month ago) link

bucks dare u to hit 3s

Brooklyn tied a season high w/ 21 3s yesterday, making them the 7th team that has its season high for 3s against the Bucks.

BKN: *21 on 8/4
DEN: 22 on 1/31
MEM: *20 on 12/13
PHI: *21 on 12/25
PHX: *19 on 3/8
SAS: 19 on 1/6
UTA: 21 on 11/25

* Tied for season high.

— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) August 5, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 13:36 (one month ago) link

so theyre prob vulnerable to good shooting teams

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 13:37 (one month ago) link

but! good shooting teams tend to generate their best looks from kickouts, and if the bucks are packing the paint...

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 13:37 (one month ago) link

if only there were a team with two of the best shooters of all time on it

ciderpress, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 13:39 (one month ago) link

i know

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 13:40 (one month ago) link

i voted for the field but i've already changed my mind, i think the bucks win the east in like 55-60% of universes

ciderpress, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 13:45 (one month ago) link

yeah i think theyre pretty strong faves over everyone and might not even have to play the teams that arent as good matchups for them

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 13:47 (one month ago) link

i like the bucks. no team in the east is flawless but they have the least flaws + the best player. if the season would've continued like normal i would feel very confident in them but bubble ball weirdness def opens the door more for randomness.

Spottie, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 22:43 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 13 August 2020 00:01 (one month ago) link

voted bucks and hope they win it all

Spottie, Thursday, 13 August 2020 00:04 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 14 August 2020 00:01 (one month ago) link

Voted bucks and hope the blazers win

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 14 August 2020 03:35 (one month ago) link


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