Isaac
Earlier this year

West SF Series: Clippers vs Jazz

Jazz had a hot start but the Clippers have recovered to have the upper hand during the second quarter of game one.

Without Conley, Ingles is into the starting line-up.

Who wins the series and how many games?

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MACDUB  
Earlier this year

Will go 7 I think. Too close to call so 50/50.

On a related note, the NBA has become so perimeter-focussed/shooter focussed that the analysis aspect has totally been taken out of the game. Pretty much now any game can just be summarised as being decided on "the team that shoots the ball better wins" - so many of those other little strategic elements have been taken out. Everything always comes back to the shooting nowadays.

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Cram  
Earlier this year

The game has always been about who can put the ball in the hole more times. The way teams do that now has changed, sure, but to suggest there arent strategic elements is laughable.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

Great finish. Gobert had been dragged out to the perimeter all game, so only fitting.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Ingles 1-8 from 3

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Rat10  
Earlier this year

Very entertaining game and it's awesome to see crowds back in full swing, particularly raucous, hostile crowds like Utah's. Loved their taunting of Paul George at the free throw line.

Something didn't look quite right with Joe Ingles. He seemed hesitant, very quick to get rid of the ball and not confident with his shot. Hopefully he can turn it around in game 2 and the rest of the series.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Inglis defence on the last play was a game winner though. Lot punters and commentators only see one end of the court.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

It seems no matter what poor Joe achieves his surname will continue to be misspelt.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

Jazz go 2-0. Great contribution from Ingles with 19/4/4 and game-high plus minus of +21. At one point in the fourth, with Utah trailing by a bucket, he scored, assisted an and-one, assisted a three, and then made his own three and had the Jazz up 10.

He started again, in place of Conley.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

Clippers got the early lead and won the first 30-13, then held on for a double-figure win.

Ingles one of the few decent options for Utah with 19 points on 7/9 FG (5/7 3P). Mitchell 37 points but 9/26 FG to get it.

Hilariously, after being told he was too short in the other series, Beverley managed four blocks in this game.

X factor was Morris with 5/6 threes and 7/8 FT for 24 points.

Got a series on our hands.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

Clippers suffer a big hit with reports of a Kawhi ACL injury.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

Clippers win in Utah without Kawhi. Bogdanovic started hot with 6/6 3P but didn't go brilliantly after that. Paul George in control and closed out the game.

Jazz put up 54 3P. Live by the three...

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LV  
Earlier this year

Kawhi possible ACL

Could the Suns end up facing Lakers without Davis, Denver without Murray, and now possibly Clippers without Kawhi?

I hope Kawhi is alright cos I think they're the only team left who will challenge Brooklyn

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Suns are without CP3 indefinitely.

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Cram  
Earlier this year

CP3 will be back at some point in the series though you would think.

But yeah this season looks to be coming down to survival of the fittest.

I was really hoping for a Sixers Vs Jazz finals but I think now Suns v Brooklyn seems most likely

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Brooklyn are no certainties.

How many 49 point games can KD35 conjure?

At least Harden has to produce.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

What is causing all of these injuries?

The condensed season?

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