The 2022 National Basketball Association (NBA) Playoffs Thread

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it is time, my friends

class project pat (m bison), Saturday, 16 April 2022 13:30 (seven months ago) link

nuggets will win the nba playoffs

ciderpress, Saturday, 16 April 2022 13:54 (seven months ago) link

um have to say it's weird to not be looking at draft rankings right now

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 16 April 2022 14:09 (seven months ago) link

god bless the nba playoffs, matchups, playoff adjustments and so forth

lag∞n, Saturday, 16 April 2022 14:21 (seven months ago) link

I'm going to at dinner for part or all of game 1 of Sixers-Raptors. What's the best way to watch it on your phone? ESPN app?

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Saturday, 16 April 2022 15:03 (seven months ago) link

I have League Pass as well.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Saturday, 16 April 2022 15:03 (seven months ago) link

Ok, looks like that works in the playoffs.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Saturday, 16 April 2022 15:12 (seven months ago) link

heat 5
philly 7
mil 4
bos 5

phx 5
utah 5
gsw 6
mem 6

philly 7
mil 7

phx 5
gsw 5

mil 6
phx 6

phx 7 chris paul wins the nba championship

k3vin k., Saturday, 16 April 2022 15:27 (seven months ago) link

heat 5
raps 6
mil 4
celtics 5

phx 4
dallas 7
dubs 6
mem 5

heat 6
celtics 7

suns 6
mem 6

celtics 6
suns 6

suns 6 chris paul wins the nba championship

lag∞n, Saturday, 16 April 2022 15:34 (seven months ago) link

btw sun celtics would be an amazing showcase for the beautiful game, two teams just executing the hell out of a game plan

lag∞n, Saturday, 16 April 2022 15:39 (seven months ago) link

yeah I’d love to see that

k3vin k., Saturday, 16 April 2022 15:46 (seven months ago) link

yeah ive been on the suns-celtics train ever since the celts starting playing like a contender

ciderpress, Saturday, 16 April 2022 15:47 (seven months ago) link

r1
heats 5
philly 7
mil 4
celts 6

phx 4
mavs 7
dubs 6
mem 6

r2
heats 6
mil 6

phx 4
dubs 6

r3
mil 6
phx 6

f
phx 6 chris paul wins the nba championship

class project pat (m bison), Saturday, 16 April 2022 15:49 (seven months ago) link

last I heard it doesn’t sound likely that luka will be playing the majority of the first round series, if at all. I have a hard time seeing the mavs beating the jazz without him, notwithstanding jazz cowardice

k3vin k., Saturday, 16 April 2022 15:54 (seven months ago) link

i think he will rise on the third day and save the mavs from their sins (of being bad at basketball without him)

class project pat (m bison), Saturday, 16 April 2022 15:56 (seven months ago) link

heat 5
raps 6
bucks 4
celts 7

suns 5
jazz 5
dubs 6
grizz 5

symsymsym, Saturday, 16 April 2022 15:57 (seven months ago) link

heat over hawks in 6
celtics over nets in 6
bucks over bulls in 4
sixers over raptors in 7

suns over pelicans in 4
grizzlies over wolves in 5
warriors over nuggets in 5
mavs over jazz in 7

heat over sixers in 6
bucks over celtics in 6

suns over mavs in 5
warriors over grizzlies in 7

bucks over heat in 6
suns over warriors in 7

bucks over suns in 6

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 16:55 (seven months ago) link

weird the league is making the mavs and jazz open when a 12 pm local game… 11 am body clock time for the jazz

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 16:56 (seven months ago) link

heat over memphis

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 16 April 2022 17:05 (seven months ago) link

The offs are here, no better time.

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Saturday, 16 April 2022 17:16 (seven months ago) link

soooooo many floaters being taken in this game

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 17:30 (seven months ago) link

Yup Brunson and Conley are two of the most prolific floater guys in the league

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Saturday, 16 April 2022 17:47 (seven months ago) link

Ben Simmons just looked over at me and said — “Make sure you get this. Then dunked — and said “There you go.” pic.twitter.com/Kn8pE7NOlQ

— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) April 16, 2022

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Saturday, 16 April 2022 17:56 (seven months ago) link

Simmo is such a comedian

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Saturday, 16 April 2022 18:06 (seven months ago) link

lol

ciderpress, Saturday, 16 April 2022 18:15 (seven months ago) link

pretty sick view theyve got there

lag∞n, Saturday, 16 April 2022 18:21 (seven months ago) link

mavs have had no answer for bogdanovic

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 19:22 (seven months ago) link

good game. felt like one of those game 1s where the underdog really needed to grab the opportunity to steal one

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 19:41 (seven months ago) link

espn has died

ciderpress, Saturday, 16 April 2022 20:12 (seven months ago) link

heat 5
celtics 6
bucks 4
raps 6

suns 4
grizz 6
warriors 7
jazz 6

heat 6
bucks 7

suns 4
warriors 7

bucks 5
suns 5

suns 7

Clay, Saturday, 16 April 2022 20:42 (seven months ago) link

Glue girl is over Chain girl is the new hotness

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 16 April 2022 20:50 (seven months ago) link

ant looking great today, feels like the difference maker so far

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Saturday, 16 April 2022 21:48 (seven months ago) link

ja jumps kinda high

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Saturday, 16 April 2022 22:11 (seven months ago) link

he dunked on some guys

Clay, Saturday, 16 April 2022 22:13 (seven months ago) link

did not know usher was jas dad

lag∞n, Saturday, 16 April 2022 22:29 (seven months ago) link

Lads II Men

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 16 April 2022 23:06 (seven months ago) link

Kat used to shy away from contact now he’s doing bully ball that seems like a big deal. Really impressive game from the kids

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Saturday, 16 April 2022 23:12 (seven months ago) link

Yes he's pretty much better inside this year, it's unlocked a lot of things for him, this is much more the game in, game out KAT this season than the Clippers game

I don't know...this team is good?

Ant could really be an X factor in these playoffs

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 16 April 2022 23:25 (seven months ago) link

Ya their ceiling is wherever ants ceiling is. Good sign when you can survive a total dud of a game from d Russell like that

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Saturday, 16 April 2022 23:42 (seven months ago) link

Maxey is a total hooper.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Saturday, 16 April 2022 23:44 (seven months ago) link

It's impossible to say from game to game which Dlo will show up he's hard to understand

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 16 April 2022 23:50 (seven months ago) link

hubie brown calling the euro step the “european step” … dignified as hell

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 April 2022 23:55 (seven months ago) link

lol bout to say

lag∞n, Saturday, 16 April 2022 23:56 (seven months ago) link

sophisticated

Clay, Sunday, 17 April 2022 00:01 (seven months ago) link

Maxey is a total hooper.

― we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Saturday, April 16, 2022 7:44 PM (twenty-two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Sunday, 17 April 2022 00:09 (seven months ago) link

maxey balling the eff out

lag∞n, Sunday, 17 April 2022 00:11 (seven months ago) link

FVV hasn’t been able to stay in front of him which isn’t great for the raps

J0rdan S., Sunday, 17 April 2022 00:14 (seven months ago) link

oy that barnes injury might be a killer

J0rdan S., Sunday, 17 April 2022 00:22 (seven months ago) link

That didn’t look good.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Sunday, 17 April 2022 00:23 (seven months ago) link

it does not look like he will be playing anytime soon

J0rdan S., Sunday, 17 April 2022 00:26 (seven months ago) link

while making like 5% the money lol

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:15 (five months ago) link

the last roster spot has developmental value to teams in europe

J0rdan S., Monday, 30 May 2022 04:16 (five months ago) link

xps - You might be right, jord, but keeping 15 players on the roster doesn't reduce the quality of the team on the floor, might allow teams to fill open spots created by injuries more easily, while still being able to scrimmage with full numbers and discover role players who need a second or third shot to find their niche. I can't see that it hurts anything from the fan's perspective.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Monday, 30 May 2022 04:16 (five months ago) link

it has worked out for the heat so you cant argue with results.

that said the bigger logistical issue would be haslems cap hold more so than the roster slot. and if they wanted to pay him under the table there are plenty of other ways to do it.

micah, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:22 (five months ago) link

like what

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:22 (five months ago) link

Worth noting that the warriors 15th spot was… GP2. Who has been obv huge for them all szn. The hope is that you take flyers on those final roster spots and hope one of them fits. With Haslem you’re not even giving the team one more shot at a possible rotation player, even if it’s a long shot it’s worth it.

Spottie, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:23 (five months ago) link

exactly, also as mentioned the vet minimum is more that it is for a younger player, also you dont even need to fill all those spots if you dont want to

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:24 (five months ago) link

Lowry was a clown out there

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:30 (five months ago) link

2009-10 Player Cash Earnings $7,100,000
2010-11 Player Cash Earnings $3,500,000

in 2010 haslem resigned for half what he was making before which was the year lebron came to the heat.....

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:33 (five months ago) link

well the warriors are a unique case because they're willing to go a hundred million into the tax and don't need to carry 3-5 dirt cheap guys on their roster who straight up can't play. but if draymond wanted to be a pseudo assistant coach for a half decade it would have more value to the warriors than 97% of guys who will be the last dude on their bench

J0rdan S., Monday, 30 May 2022 04:35 (five months ago) link

heat have too many randos, gabe vincent and max strus cant be getting this many minutes on a title team imo, embiid is right they need another star

― terence trent d'ilfer (m bison), Sunday, May 29, 2022 11:21 PM (yesterday)bookmarkflaglink

yeah the heat do an unbelievable job with what they have but they need more

― lag∞n, Sunday, May 29, 2022 11:22 PM (yesterday)

i think the heat culture back and forth over the years has kinda made people forget that pat riley is basically the OG star hunter. he's almost 80 i don't think he's looking at trying to win a title in the next 2-3 years and sitting back being like, max strus and gabe vincent... i got my guys. if and when guys like beal, mitchell, lillard etc go on the market the heat are 100% gonna be in the mix, and they have picks and players to trade. they got the biggest FA on the market last year and traded a first round pick to do it, riley knows the deal

J0rdan S., Monday, 30 May 2022 04:37 (five months ago) link

Herro being a bad playoff performer is gonna hurt them

Spottie, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:40 (five months ago) link

https://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/13/sports/basketball/13hoops.html

Add Udonis Haslem to the list of players taking less money to play for the Miami Heat next season.

Haslem, a power forward, signed a five-year deal worth about $20 million, roughly $14 million less than he could have received if he accepted more lucrative offers from Dallas and Denver.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh took less money in their Heat deals last week to allow Miami the flexibility to sign certain players, and Haslem — Wade’s teammate for all seven of their professional seasons — was at the top of their collective wish list. Another factor for Haslem was swingman Mike Miller’s decision to join the Heat — something the team still has not announced. Miller and Haslem are close friends.

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:42 (five months ago) link

it was a home town discount! he loves miami!

J0rdan S., Monday, 30 May 2022 04:45 (five months ago) link

sorry i declare this case closed and the miami heat guilty

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:47 (five months ago) link

well the warriors are a unique case because they're willing to go a hundred million into the tax and don't need to carry 3-5 dirt cheap guys on their roster who straight up can't play. but if draymond wanted to be a pseudo assistant coach


But they do. Chiozza, Witherspoon, Lee, gp, toscano plus iggy, otto, bjelica on league minimums. And pooles only making 2m.

I think they’d just pay Dray to be a coach if they wanted him to be a coach, like normal. It’s just a weird deal that hopefully they reveal the importance of and reasons for one day (unlikely)

Spottie, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:47 (five months ago) link

Herro being a bad playoff performer is gonna hurt them


if they’re trading him to a team that is giving up a star and likely rebuilding i don’t think it matters so much. they’d need to throw in a lot more but he still has value. jarrett allen and seth curry still mattered in the harden trades and herro is on that level at the very least. but i think the heat’s best bet is getting some player (bradley beal) to convince his team (the wizards) as well as the rest of the league that the only place he wants to play is miami

J0rdan S., Monday, 30 May 2022 04:50 (five months ago) link

a full assistant coach staff + pseudo assistant draymond is >>> one less assistant coach, actual assistant coach draymond, and chris chiozza. only the heat have figured this out

J0rdan S., Monday, 30 May 2022 04:51 (five months ago) link

Maybe!

Spottie, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:53 (five months ago) link

I'm excited for the Celtics, but also think they probably don't have a chance against Golden State

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Monday, 30 May 2022 04:54 (five months ago) link

have seen a lot of people say that but not sure what the underlying theory is

ciderpress, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:55 (five months ago) link

Top two defenses. Anything can happen with that.

Warriors have more weapons on offense. Could be some shootouts and could have some grind it out games. Should be fun, it’s the matchup I’ve been wanting since Feb or so.

Spottie, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:58 (five months ago) link

Warriors *might have their whole team for the first time this season. Iggy, gp2, Otto all supposed to be back in this series.

Spottie, Monday, 30 May 2022 04:59 (five months ago) link

the boston celtics have beaten the heat of miami, and now will face the golden state warriors in the NBA finals!

k3vin k., Monday, 30 May 2022 05:28 (five months ago) link

the warriors will have home court advantage, and the stars Steph Curry and Jayson Tatum will be players to watch in the series!

Clay, Monday, 30 May 2022 05:44 (five months ago) link

like what

― lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022

just talking $,
5th assistant video coordinator
provision of consulting services
micky arisons chief money launderer
etc
etc

micah, Monday, 30 May 2022 05:54 (five months ago) link

once again it’s tight in 4th with a minute or so to play and it’s smart taking all the shots, am i going crazy??

anyway it was hard to believe the heat could replicate game 6, when everything fell. make or miss league iirc

rob looked gimpy, hope the days off do his knee good

i kinda feel for jimmy, crazy that he’s never won it all

Tracer Hand, Monday, 30 May 2022 11:44 (five months ago) link

lol

So Kyrie left Boston and KD left Golden State, so they could team up and now both the teams they left are in the NBA Finals. Thats some crazy shiiiiiiiiiiiiii 😂😂😂

— Joe Knows (@JoeKnowsYT) May 30, 2022

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 12:16 (five months ago) link

truly the anti superteam year

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 12:27 (five months ago) link

just talking $,
5th assistant video coordinator
provision of consulting services
micky arisons chief money launderer
etc
etc

― micah, Monday, May 30, 2022 1:54 AM (six hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

you pay a retired player who signed with you for below market a couple million a year for any of these things and people might start asking questions, thats why keeping him on is the perfect crime, hes making the minimum

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 12:30 (five months ago) link

yeah, like the spurs did with tim duncan...

micah, Monday, 30 May 2022 12:57 (five months ago) link

duncan still played basketball

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 12:59 (five months ago) link

re: Jimmy's pull-up three, i think you have to give Horf a lot of credit for that miss. in the moment, Jimmy decides not to go 1-on-1 with Horf to tie the game. instead it's a gamble on a shot that's not one of his strengths. a lot of other guys Jimmy just goes at them.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 30 May 2022 13:20 (five months ago) link

for sure also jimmy was no doubt very tired he scored 4 points in the 4th and only took that one shot in the last five mins, going at backpedaling horford full speed with no hesitation trying to get the and 1 was probably the play but i dont think its that much better than taking the open 3

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 13:34 (five months ago) link

jaylen prob has time to help too tbh

Jimmy Butler ALMOST gave Miami the lead here 😱pic.twitter.com/biMO0BTo36

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 30, 2022

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 13:40 (five months ago) link

better angle

¿Buena o mala decisión de Butler? 🤔

Jimmy Butler dijo esto:

"Mi proceso de pensamiento era ir a por la victoria... A mis compañeros les gustaba el tiro que lanzé, entonces podré vivir con ello."

ℹ: @NickFriedell

🎥: @ActionNetworkHQ
pic.twitter.com/VjkJRxVsxf

— Irenalis te lo cuenta (@Irenalisbasket) May 30, 2022

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 13:47 (five months ago) link

yeah jaylen is there tho hes got dipo spotted up on the wing to worry about horf is shading jimmy baseline if jimmy goes that way and jaylen helps thats prob a pretty difficult pass to dipo, jimmy crossing horf up and going middle on the other hand kind looks like the play easier said than done obvs and horf is good at trailing to contest if jimmy does get by him but then if jaylen helps its an easy pass to dipo, really i guess you want grant ready to split the difference between dipo and lowery but hes only got eyes for kyle here

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 13:52 (five months ago) link

One other factor is for a wild 3 like that there is an increased chance of offensive board, no? Even with how the ball actually went, Jaylen was able to tip it but a slightly different bounce and poorer position and Dipo couldve tipped it out. Maybe

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 30 May 2022 14:44 (five months ago) link

but i think the heat’s best bet is getting some player (bradley beal) to convince his team (the wizards) as well as the rest of the league that the only place he wants to play is miami

― J0rdan S., Monday, May 30, 2022 12:50 AM (ten hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

they might just straight up have the best offer for beal, herro lowery and two first, and yeah he can dictate anyway

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 15:01 (five months ago) link

miami had 16 total assists in game 7

Tracer Hand, Monday, 30 May 2022 18:36 (five months ago) link

(no) herro ball

terence trent d'ilfer (m bison), Monday, 30 May 2022 18:37 (five months ago) link

they only had 3 in the first half they learned to pass at halftime

ciderpress, Monday, 30 May 2022 18:54 (five months ago) link

i just watched the last 3 minutes again and actually boston’s offensive decisions weren’t that bad. there was one brown drive to the paint with 18 seconds left on the shot clock, which missed, and one missed open three for smart with about 15 left. otherwise they ran out the clock pretty efficiently. the heat were all over them and leaving smart open. if anything boston got a little soft on defense, maybe didn’t want to foul? idk.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 30 May 2022 19:08 (five months ago) link

agree with whoever said they should hve been lookiing for a bucket rather than to run out the clock and have the ball eventually forced to smart for the shot. thats something you do with a minute left, not 2-3

ciderpress, Monday, 30 May 2022 20:10 (five months ago) link

yeah slowing the game down basically gave them no opportunity to score you cant just be pounding it then trying to go at a set heat d with 8 left on the clock

lag∞n, Monday, 30 May 2022 20:22 (five months ago) link

the heat are essentially circumnavigating the coaching staff rules

there are coaching staff rules?

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 31 May 2022 00:55 (five months ago) link

Maybe a limit on how many guys you can have sitting in the first two rows?

Chyiv Kyiv (Fetchboy), Tuesday, 31 May 2022 02:01 (five months ago) link

I wonder how someone would have done betting during these playoffs if you always just bet against the team that won the last game

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 9 June 2022 14:30 (five months ago) link

youd be +7 if you bet the celtics games, did not check against the spread tho

lag∞n, Thursday, 9 June 2022 14:53 (five months ago) link


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