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Crow
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2019 playoffs

Post by Crow » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:16 am

I assume Bucks make it to Eastern finals. Maybe not if an opposing coach has a very good game plan on Giannis and / or defending the 3 point line.

Who would be toughest opponent? I haven't looked close enough to say with conviction, yet. I might be over-rating them but at the moment I kinda think it might be the Sixers. Their ability to get to the foul line a lot gives an advantage that might supercede their shortcomings.

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Re: 2019 playoffs

Post by Crow » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:45 am

I dunno how big a deal Brogdon's injury will be. But it could make any other bad break mean more.

They have been down some in last 10 games from previous level. Mirotic is not shooting well. Gasol not on track at all.

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Re: 2019 playoffs

Post by Crow » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:21 pm

Mirotic hurt for awhile. Giannis at the moment. Could hold together or slip away.

Spurs and Clippers playing their best basketball. Thunder their worst. Who gets the 8th seed? Thunder probably the favorites. Maybe by a lot. Haven't checked tiebreakers.

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Re: 2019 playoffs

Post by Crow » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:10 am

Celtics shoot a lot of 3s. Very little from FT line and at the rim. Not much of an offensive rebounding team because they don't play their best offensive rebounders much and perhaps the prefer to get back.

Defense is very good but not amazing at anything.

Starting lineup is good but a number of contenders have far better performing ones.

16th best record against Sagarin top 10. 15th best against top 16.

First round loss is strong prospect. 1-1 against Pacers. Two upcoming games will foreshadow the probable playoff showdown. Pacers about as Wes against good teams. Homecourt could be pivotal.

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Re: 2019 playoffs

Post by Crow » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:26 pm

Kanter with the other traditional starters is mildly weak. Only got 35 minutes of testing. Coulda / shoulda had more over 23 games of opportunity.

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