*~*~* 2022 PLAY-IN GAMES THREAD *~*~*

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Play-In Tournament Schedule

Tuesday, April 12

Game 1: (8) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (7) Brooklyn Nets (7 ET, TNT)
Game 2: (8) LA Clippers vs. (7) Minnesota Timberwolves (9:30 ET, TNT)
Winners earn 7th seeds and advance to NBA playoffs

Wednesday, April 13

Game 3: (10) Charlotte Hornets vs. (9) Atlanta Hawks (7 ET, ESPN)
Game 4: (10) San Antonio Spurs vs. (9) New Orleans Pelicans (9:30 ET, ESPN)

Friday, April 15

Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 1 (TBD*, ESPN)
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Loser of Game 2 (TBD*, TNT)
Winners earn 8th seeds and advance to NBA playoffs

* – Game times for Friday, April 15 will be ESPN 7:30 p.m. ET & TNT 10 p.m. ET if LA Clippers host or ESPN 7 p.m. ET & TNT 9:30 p.m. ET if Minnesota hosts

J0rdan S., Monday, 11 April 2022 19:52 (two months ago) link

Go Cavs!!!

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 11 April 2022 20:44 (two months ago) link

is j allen going to be available?

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Monday, 11 April 2022 20:50 (two months ago) link

no decision on j allen yet

moullet, Monday, 11 April 2022 21:15 (two months ago) link

Cavaliers All-Star center Jarrett Allen is out for Play-In Tournament game vs. Nets on Tuesday night. Allen has been rehabbing a fractured left finger that he suffered March 6.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 11, 2022

lag∞n, Monday, 11 April 2022 21:38 (two months ago) link

aw bummer.

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Monday, 11 April 2022 21:41 (two months ago) link

12 Hours pic.twitter.com/vANN8XlBAs

— Timberwolves Clips (@WolvesClips) April 12, 2022

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 13:32 (two months ago) link

I have no idea what the john collins injury situation is, but i think the hawks can get the 8 seed without him, esp with Allen out

Heez, Tuesday, 12 April 2022 17:15 (two months ago) link

yeh cavs are kinda limping into the playoffs here.

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 17:35 (two months ago) link

it seems like allen might be able to play in the second game? but maybe not. i read on the athletic today that the hawks are 1-11 on the road since jan 1 against playoff bound teams in either conference. i think the cavs might have a better chance in that one than ppl give them credit for

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 April 2022 17:47 (two months ago) link

The hawks defense is bad enough this year that if either her team is hot from 3 the hawks could lose

Heez, Tuesday, 12 April 2022 18:01 (two months ago) link

suit up, then

Nets players have been challenging Ben Simmons in practice and Simmons’ confidence is at ‘an all-time high,’ per @ScoopB

“He walks around like he’s Jordan.” pic.twitter.com/SW1h8uTyA3

— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) April 12, 2022

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 21:13 (two months ago) link

Cannot wait for the How it's Going response to that tweet.

Yea, is it true Vordul got drained by a Wight, my child? (PBKR), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 22:32 (two months ago) link

post season basketball baby. sick block by durant

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:19 (two months ago) link

preoffs

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:19 (two months ago) link

apparently the cavs keep their pick from the lavert trade if they lose both these games, perhaps we'll see the first ever play in tank

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:26 (two months ago) link

lol...

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:34 (two months ago) link

nets hitting everything gross

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:35 (two months ago) link

welp

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:35 (two months ago) link

garlands gonna need to drop like 40-10 for the cavs to even have a shot

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:36 (two months ago) link

my understanding is there's another game later well that is good to hear

meta💀quest (Clay), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:39 (two months ago) link

rondo sighting

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:40 (two months ago) link

maybe playoff rondo will make his yearly appearance

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:40 (two months ago) link

seems like rondos been in the league longer than lebron

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:41 (two months ago) link

nets not as good when kd sits

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:42 (two months ago) link

ben simmons wearing leather shorts to the game

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:43 (two months ago) link

TNT sideline reporter saying that when he asked simmons if he was wearing leather he said no that his clothes are made out of lamb

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:44 (two months ago) link

these are lamb chop shorts

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:45 (two months ago) link

cavs missing a lot of shots/layups by a lot

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:46 (two months ago) link

caris lavert is allegedly on the court

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:47 (two months ago) link

hes not looking too sharp out there

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:49 (two months ago) link

lavert is a very inefficient player who has a great stretch for about 6 weeks every season that brings his averages up to semi-respectable levels.

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 23:52 (two months ago) link

nets have stepped out like 5 times so far

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 April 2022 00:01 (two months ago) link

and again lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 April 2022 00:04 (two months ago) link

Maybe vaccines are bad for playing basketball

DJI, Wednesday, 13 April 2022 00:05 (two months ago) link

jeez kyrie is insane

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 April 2022 00:05 (two months ago) link

maybe taking more than half of the season off is good for playing important basketball games

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 April 2022 00:06 (two months ago) link

Good point

DJI, Wednesday, 13 April 2022 00:07 (two months ago) link

Nut hunting

DJI, Wednesday, 13 April 2022 00:59 (two months ago) link

dragic was called for “unnecessary contact to the groin” which does beg the question of what is necessary contact to the groin

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 April 2022 01:01 (two months ago) link

Lol

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Wednesday, 13 April 2022 01:03 (two months ago) link

Cavs within 7

frogbs, Wednesday, 13 April 2022 01:03 (two months ago) link

nets trying to duck the celtics

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 April 2022 01:05 (two months ago) link

garland is gonna be a good playoff player, can break down the defense and make tough shots

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 April 2022 01:06 (two months ago) link

thinking the celtics don’t have a ton to be worried about

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 April 2022 01:13 (two months ago) link

kd playing pretty passive, weird

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 April 2022 01:14 (two months ago) link

or not lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 April 2022 01:15 (two months ago) link

cleveland mightve won with game if they werent spazzing out for most of the first half

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 April 2022 01:22 (two months ago) link

very well

there's now a loud "we want boston" chant inside barclays

— Michael Pina (@MichaelVPina) April 13, 2022

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 April 2022 01:23 (two months ago) link

Kevin Durant: "There’s going to be problems for the Boston Celtics this year!"

Jayson Tatum: "F*ck outta here!"

Ime Udoka: "We know how to lock Patty [Mills'] ass up."

Celtics and Nets will face off in the first round of the 2022 playoffs 🍿pic.twitter.com/qbRBOotjXs

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) April 13, 2022

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 April 2022 01:30 (two months ago) link

pauses to see if the ball is going in or not and wrecks his knee

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 April 2022 00:46 (two months ago) link

i love when the refs describe what they see and it’s like they have just viewed an entire different representation of reality than the rest of the world

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 00:46 (two months ago) link

you know it's rough if i'm nodding along with mark jackson

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 April 2022 00:47 (two months ago) link

the energy in the arena is always deflated after halftime, i think the hawks needs to go on a quick 8-2 run or something right off the break to stabilize this. the three shooting should probably even out… probably

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 00:50 (two months ago) link

big shootout over here

lag∞n, Saturday, 16 April 2022 01:33 (two months ago) link

I just turned this on to see back to back insane 3s and it's tied going into the 4th. Nice.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Saturday, 16 April 2022 01:35 (two months ago) link

DG gotta call who he wants into the p&r and make every play. Get Caris a couple touches in the p&r. That’s your 4th. Gotta test Gorgui puppies. Also can call Gallo up and see what his puppies talking about.

— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 16, 2022

puppies?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 16 April 2022 01:39 (two months ago) link

I just turned this on to see back to back insane 3s and it's tied going into the 4th. Nice.

― we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Friday, April 15, 2022 9:35 PM (four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

And then it just turned into a college game, lol.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Saturday, 16 April 2022 01:41 (two months ago) link

the cavs offense has died

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 01:44 (two months ago) link

gonna guess puppies is feet bc those guys are old/slow

class project pat (m bison), Saturday, 16 April 2022 01:46 (two months ago) link

see what his puppies talking about

k3vin k., Saturday, 16 April 2022 01:47 (two months ago) link

my dogs are barking

Clay, Saturday, 16 April 2022 01:49 (two months ago) link

bow -- and i cant stress this enough -- wow

class project pat (m bison), Saturday, 16 April 2022 01:49 (two months ago) link

trae played easily one of the worst games i’ve ever seen him play in the first half but has been the best player on the floor in the second half and it’s not even really close

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 01:53 (two months ago) link

some great playoff basketball here

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 01:59 (two months ago) link

yeah this is awesome

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:04 (two months ago) link

trae:steph::kobe:mj

class project pat (m bison), Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:06 (two months ago) link

believe it or not repeatedly switching markannen onto trae young has not worked out for the cavs

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:06 (two months ago) link

crazy half by trae

lag∞n, Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:06 (two months ago) link

Brutal!

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:06 (two months ago) link

Those back to back steals were nuts.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:06 (two months ago) link

oh man if the cavs had been able to control the ball off that steal....

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:07 (two months ago) link

Okongwu played his ass off 2nite

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:10 (two months ago) link

cavs had 36 points in the first quarter, 65 the rest of the way

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:12 (two months ago) link

thats about as cleveland a result as you could draw up

class project pat (m bison), Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:13 (two months ago) link

LMFAO - “party rock anthem” blaring into a dead silent arena as the season’s final seconds painfully bleed away

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:14 (two months ago) link

i don't get why kevin love didn't play more when the cavs desperately needed something on offense

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:15 (two months ago) link

i’d guess lauri was shooting so well that bickerstaff just rolled with him. love certainly wouldn’t have helped any when it came to defending trae. them not having a single wing worth playing really showed up in the second half once lauri’s shooting cooled off, they stayed with that three big lineup and trae just shredded it over and over

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:18 (two months ago) link

on the bright side for the cavs they don’t have to send a first round pick for caris levert now

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:19 (two months ago) link

Rondo was awful. They really could have used Rubio.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:19 (two months ago) link

xp yeah, i would have just tried something else in the second half when the offense was dying.

they have some work to do and who knows if they can do it but garland and mobley is a really exciting duo to build around.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:21 (two months ago) link

Rondo was awful. They really could have used Rubio.


If playoff rondo is gone then he doesn’t have a place in this league

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:53 (two months ago) link

Awesome 1st q from b ingram

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Saturday, 16 April 2022 03:07 (two months ago) link

That zion footage… dude looks huge

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Saturday, 16 April 2022 03:09 (two months ago) link

Ha

Heez, Saturday, 16 April 2022 03:17 (two months ago) link

Sorry just finished

Heez, Saturday, 16 April 2022 03:17 (two months ago) link

The hawks have had an awful season but Trae has just been ridiculous all year long

Heez, Saturday, 16 April 2022 03:18 (two months ago) link

man I care a lot less about this game than I thought I would, fuck a pellie and/or clipper

k3vin k., Saturday, 16 April 2022 03:19 (two months ago) link

Much love to Delon Wright

Heez, Saturday, 16 April 2022 03:19 (two months ago) link

The hawks have had an awful season but Trae has just been ridiculous all year long


He single-handedly saved their season. Not making the playoffs after making the ecf woulda been a disaster.

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Saturday, 16 April 2022 03:36 (two months ago) link

Reggie Jackson (lebron James kid voice)

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Saturday, 16 April 2022 03:53 (two months ago) link

Huge nance game

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Saturday, 16 April 2022 04:33 (two months ago) link

Murphy!

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Saturday, 16 April 2022 04:42 (two months ago) link

Game is good

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Saturday, 16 April 2022 04:43 (two months ago) link

pins and needles here for the 11th pick lmao

Clay, Saturday, 16 April 2022 04:47 (two months ago) link

Imagine if the Pelicans add a 27 point per game scorer unstoppable near the rim who can pass, handle the ball, run the offense, screen and roll, and rebound all at a high level. And he’s only 21. When Zion Williamson returns and if he stays healthy New Orleans will soon contend.

— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) April 16, 2022



lol. if they get a 7 seed it will be an accomplishment

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 05:46 (two months ago) link

pelicans fever baby

lag∞n, Saturday, 16 April 2022 11:31 (two months ago) link

zion tbf is maybe the biggest wildcard in the history of the game at this point

lag∞n, Saturday, 16 April 2022 11:35 (two months ago) link

Now that the 'ins are over, we need an 'offs thread.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Saturday, 16 April 2022 12:01 (two months ago) link


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