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Isaac
Last year

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WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Game about to start...

Warriors with momentum and at home, maybe discovering the effectiveness of Iguodala on Durant, but you do still have to wonder if the Thunder edge over them will return anew.

Barnes coming off the bench.

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Tornado
Last year
11:19 31 May 16

Reply #588251

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Cant help but feel that this is the real Finals series!


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XY
Last year
11:36 31 May 16

Reply #588253

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

GSW with a terrible start, Draymond has to stop shooting. Klay missed his first 9 shots then hits four three pointers in a row.

That said, this is looking like the Thunder's game at the moment.


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Bear
Last year
12:12 31 May 16

Reply #588259

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Golden State look like they might be stamping their authority on this in the third though?


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MACDUB
Last year
12:15 31 May 16

Reply #588262

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Game over. Thanks for coming.

I don't know how anyone is going to beat this GSW team. Not now. Not in one year, not in 2 years. Not in 5 years.

I hope I'm wrong and OKC come back and make a fool out of me.


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XY
Last year
12:36 31 May 16

Reply #588265

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Not quite over. Going down to the wire.


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Luuuc
Last year
12:39 31 May 16

Reply #588266

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

... or maybe not


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Anonymous
Last year
12:44 31 May 16

Reply #588267

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

OKC fully deserve to lose this game.

GSW hit a few threes and Durant and Westbrook go into "Oh my god I must win this game for my team all by myself" mode. Horrible basketball.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:45 31 May 16

Reply #588268

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Draymond green is nothing but an overweight, dirty shooting guard with an ego inflated because he plays with the two greatest shooters in league history.


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XY
Last year
12:47 31 May 16

Reply #588269

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

4 point game with 1:39 to go. (Warrior are up for those not following at home)


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XY
Last year
12:52 31 May 16

Reply #588270

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Steph. Now its over.


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Bear
Last year
12:56 31 May 16

Reply #588271

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Here we go again, another Aussie will win an NBA championship ring, this time, come on Delly!!!


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XY
Last year
13:00 31 May 16

Reply #588272

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Yup, I'm all for Bogut sharing the love around.


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MACDUB
Last year
13:01 31 May 16

Reply #588273

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Unfortunately, what will be lost on this series is how well OKC played.

They had a 73-9 team and one of the best teams of all time on the ropes, up 3-1, demolished them in 2 games and won one on their away court.

Massive credit to how they played, but I bet you they will cop it from the media (wouldn't happen to Steph and Klay if they lost Game 6 though).

Huge credit to GSW too. They are the best team all time in my opinion and I don't see any plausible way you can beat this team and certainly not in 4/7 games over a series.

About time we gave Klay his props too. A surreal talent. If it wasn't for him, they'd be on vacay already.


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Gus3232
Last year
13:03 31 May 16

Reply #588274

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Way to burp up a 3-1 series lead and all the momentum. What a massive choke by OKC. I love Westbrook, but damn his utterly brainless shot selection just kills that team. Plus Durant is just too passive to be a killer like Curry. How good are those two guards? As much as I want Cleveland to win (wife is from there and the poor city deserves the slightest bit of good news after being kicked in the balls so many times), I just cannot see the Cavs stopping Thompson and Curry enough to win. Either 4-1 or 4-2 for GSW. Sigh.


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Bear
Last year
13:10 31 May 16

Reply #588275

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

OKC's effort isn't lost on me, they choked it up a little sure, but I still liked the way they pushed GSW all the way.

The Cav's are better, that is why I rate them and think they can get it done this year, notwithstanding the fact that GSW are a record breaking team and all that, I just have a feeling...


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MACDUB
Last year
13:11 31 May 16

Reply #588276

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

I know mere hours ago, I was criticising the Thunder for not going inside and exploiting the GSW lack of interior height.

Now, I realise there's no point. You're not going to win anyway.

3 > 2.

You're talking about dudes who shoot the three like it's a damn layup. You can go inside all you want, but counting up in 3's is always going to come out in the wash at some point (20 3's = 60 points. 20 2's = 40 points). It's simple math.


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XY
Last year
13:14 31 May 16

Reply #588279

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

The Cavs were up 2-1 against GSW last year, without two of their v=best three players.

It will be a competitive series, but I can't see Curry letting the Cavs win and that just might be the difference. He is a freak!


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Zodiac
Last year
13:14 31 May 16

Reply #588280

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

They are the best team all time in my opinion


Calm down you should've seen Jordan's Bulls.

They would beat this Warriors team in 5.


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MACDUB
Last year
13:19 31 May 16

Reply #588281

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Zodiac,

I saw the Bulls in the flesh and believe me, I was the first dude ready to throw fists a few months ago whenever somebody mentioned that GSW is the best of all time.

But now i'm convinced they truly are.

I know the handcheck, more physical league etc. arguments.

But it comes down to the 3 ball. You can't compete with it. You can't win games going up in 2's when these dudes are shooting 50% from 3 and in the volumes they shoot. It's math. Modern day teams can't contain their 3 point shooting. It's insane.


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Bear
Last year
13:31 31 May 16

Reply #588286

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Yes you can MACDUB, you just have to play them smarter and pounce when they are missing those 3's.

Think how UTD failed in the NBL with their game plan.

The difference with GSW is that they don't rely on it, remember it was Ibaka that pulled them through last year, without him maybe they struggle to win it...

Still need balance, otherwise you risk falling on that single edged sword IMHO.


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Bear
Last year
13:33 31 May 16

Reply #588287

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Sorry, Igoudala it was...


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Isaac
Last year
13:34 31 May 16

Reply #588288

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XY
Last year
13:37 31 May 16

Reply #588289

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Or you could just rely upon the fact you have the two greatest three point shooters in history (well, at the very least, the two most prolific) in the same team.

That said, so far these playoffs, the Cavs have been shooting more threes per game than GSW (33.2 to 30.9) at a better clip (43.4% to 40.3%).


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Bear
Last year
13:48 31 May 16

Reply #588292

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

That's right^, you can try and go with them, but if you control the boards and have a balanced attack rather than just rely on the three ball, well you can wind up in front at the end just as easily...


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Keany
Last year
14:32 31 May 16

Reply #588295

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

The Final is going to be a awsome series, the only concern I would have if I was the Cavs is that if Steph gets hot I can see Kyrie trying to one up him by playing hero ball. And for GSW I think if JR Smith gets hot for a game or 2 it could cause some real match up issues
I've got GSW in 7 (basketball to be the real winner)


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spot up
Last year
14:57 31 May 16

Reply #588297

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Can't wait for this series to get started. Not sure how I'm going to watch many of the games live but I'll give it a go!

Cavs are a lot better than last time, although it's hard to tell how good given they haven't really played against much in the East so far. Hopefully Delly gets a ring!


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Anonymous
Last year
17:16 31 May 16

Reply #588302

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Wouldn't be surprised if the Warriors sweep. The bookies are heavily favouring the Warriors. Home court counts for a lot as well.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:24 31 May 16

Reply #588313

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Boring basketball watching pull up jumpers for the Trey. Hope this will not be all we see in the future. May as well just make it a three point shoot out and go home early. I want to see some ball movement, some defence, some dunks and all that comes in between. GEt rid of the 3 and bring back ballin !


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Anonymous
Last year
19:24 31 May 16

Reply #588314

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Warriors will win it 4-1 going to be a fizzer id say.


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Hoopie
Last year
21:21 31 May 16

Reply #588319

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

I loved the series just ended and can't wait for the finals.

If everyone stays healthy and Cavs play to their potential, I can see them winning in 6. Bogie has his ring; now it's Delly's turn.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:20 31 May 16

Reply #588322

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

The Aussies are fortunate enough to have landed on great NBA teams, but the NBA isnt about sharing come June. Bogut proved to be very valuable compared to Ezeli, hope he gets back to back rings. Great decision to re-sign with the Warriors.


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Anonymous
Last year
23:06 31 May 16

Reply #588324

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

What an EPIC CHOKE job by the blunder!


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Rat10
Last year
23:57 31 May 16

Reply #588329

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Epic series between 2 really good, entertaining teams. Are Steph and Klay the greatest backcourt in NBA history? Obviously the game has changed tremendously with the prolific shooting of the three but I'm struggling the think of a backcourt in the last 30 years that is better. I guess Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars were pretty good.

Can't wait for the NBA Finals. Cavs have had more rest but GSW have home court. Are the GSW battle hardened or worn down? Have the Cav's had a too easy run through the playoffs? If the Cavs can get 2 games off the Dubs in last year's finals without Kyrie and Love then surely they can get 2 more with them this year? Who will Draymond Green kick in the nuts? So many questions.


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MACDUB
Last year
06:33 1 Jun 16

Reply #588332

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

"Have the Cav's had a too easy run through the playoffs?"

That argument gets thrown out there every year.

However, check the facts on this year comparing GSW and Cavaliers 1st and 2nd round opponents from the regular season:

Detroit beat Houston 3-1
Atlanta beat Houston 4-0
Atlanta beat Portland 4-0
Detroit tied with Portland 2-2

Hence, Eastern Conference 1st and 2nd rounders were a combined 13-3 (81% win percentage) during the regular season against Western Conference 1st and rounders.

The Cavs have not had too easy of a run in the playoffs. Toronto were a very hard opponent too and playing in Ronto is one of the toughest place to play.

Toronto and OKC split their regular season series at 2-2.

It's a misguided conception that the Cavs always have an easy route. Frankly, I think they play such high level defence (NBA stats have them at 3rd during the regular season at opposition PPG) that they make good teams look ordinary and hopeless (ala Detroit first round), when those teams aren't exactly that.


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Anonymous
Last year
07:57 1 Jun 16

Reply #588334

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Those results and stats are interesting, but lets be really honest. Do you really think for examplwe the Raptors would beat the Thunder in a 7 game series? I say absolutely not. Dame Lillard would let his Blazers be swept by the Hawks? Agin not going to happen, the regular season is nothing in comparison to the Playoffs, where everyone gets equal days on and off.

The West is tougher, and the Warriors will be too fats and too confident for LBJ and the Cavs imo.


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MACDUB
Last year
08:03 1 Jun 16

Reply #588335

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

" the regular season is nothing in comparison to the Playoffs"

Yeah, but couldn't I then use that too to substantiate my point?

That could be used for arguments both ways.

Acknowledge your point though. Just wanted to put the stats out there as I found them quite interesting as you said.


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furballer
Last year
08:22 1 Jun 16

Reply #588338

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Durant's selfish play down the stretch in Game 6 cost em


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mystro
Last year
09:25 1 Jun 16

Reply #588339

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Adams played great throughout the playoffs and drew a lot of praise.


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XY
Last year
09:38 1 Jun 16

Reply #588340

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

What Mystro, as a basketballer or rugby player?!?

Credit where its due though, he is really tough and was the reason Bogut needed to play bigger minutes to lessen his impact. He was a big reason why the Thunder got to 3-1 up.

What is it with Aussies and NZers, always way overrepresented competing as the tough nuts in contender teams? It is not a bad reputation for Oceania sport.

Shame Adams has (I think) pulled out of NZ's Olympic campaign. That will really hurt as you guys could have made a lot of noise with him in the middle (you still might, but it will be as the underdogs who play well together and overachieve again if you do!)


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mystro
Last year
09:59 1 Jun 16

Reply #588341

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Adams wasn't the one kicking people in the nuts or trying to pull them down.
He was easily the best big in this series.


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XY
Last year
10:00 1 Jun 16

Reply #588343

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Agreed


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Isaac
Last year
10:32 1 Jun 16

Reply #588344

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

Boring basketball watching pull up jumpers for the Trey. Hope this will not be all we see in the future. May as well just make it a three point shoot out and go home early. I want to see some ball movement, some defence, some dunks and all that comes in between. GEt rid of the 3 and bring back ballin !
Did you watch the games? There were all of those things, including great three point shooting. Three pointers provide spacing for dunks and ball movement.


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Bear
Last year
11:11 1 Jun 16

Reply #588348

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

An obvious troll, Isaac, not worth a response!


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MACDUB
Last year
11:39 1 Jun 16

Reply #588351

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

"What is it with Aussies and NZers, always way overrepresented competing as the tough nuts in contender teams? It is not a bad reputation for Oceania sport."

Yep certainly.

And it has flow on effects, because now NBA GM's will continue to look favorably on Aussies and Kiwi's coming through based on how tough the likes of Adams, Delly and Bogut are.


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BigAds
Last year
15:27 1 Jun 16

Reply #588366

re: WCF Game 7: Warriors vs Thunder

I felt bad for Adams.

His close outs were sound and he was quick to switch but Curry or Thompson seemed to bury a big 3 on his head every time in Game 7.

I too think it is a shame he (and Penney) won't be representing NZ at the Olympics


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