2018 Around the NBA - November

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  1. Sarni

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    I think we are good defensively. A bit like Nuggets, if you look at every single player in isolation then we don't really have that amazing defensive set up but we work well as a team and rebound very well which helps. Nuggets basically have one good defender (Millsap) and are still super efficient this year because of their collective performance.
     
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    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I think the later
     
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    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    Of course it's all relative, but last year we were a top 8 defense for the season and in the top 5 for the first few months. So, seeing us right back in the top 5ish seems valid, regardless of overall scoring being up. Everybody is having to deal with the new "points of emphasis" and the resulting offensive advantages. We seem to be dealing with it about as well as can be expected. We certainly haven't lost ground defensively with respect to the rest of the league.

    BNM
     
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    To be fair, their strength of schedule would be better if they lost all those games. That’s why that stat doesn’t mean much right now. For example, if we had beaten Washington, our SOS would be worse.
     
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    Yep. Game 7 vs Suns in 2006. He wouldn’t shoot. I hold that game against him and his legacy. So childish.
     
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    Boston losing at home to Phoenix by 19. Kyrie is the only Boston starter that has scored.

    Edit: game is in Phoenix
     
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    Also Carmelo is 0/8 tonight.
     
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    tlongII Yes I am smarter than you

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    The Bucks are slaughtering Golden State.
     
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    Malik Monk fell off the face of the earth -- wtf happened to him?
     
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    Curry won't return.
     
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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    I remember some people bitching when we took Zach over him
     
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    Blazers 118
    Bucks 103

    Warriors 111
    Bucks 134
     
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    It’s actually the “latter”.

    Learn the correct English.

    Then post.

    FAMS.
     
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    And people say Draymond wouldn't be an all-star on any other team? I don't much care for him, but he's like Scottie Pippen's willpower and floor coverage in Charles Oakley's body.
     
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    Shaq with the "Lurch" jokes for Boban. He is such an ass.
    Kenny refused to laugh
     
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    That means we can beat the Warriors in the playoffs?
     
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    Exactly!
     
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    You realize SOS takes that into account...? Games outside of one's own...
     
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    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    So (according to some on here) this means we win 74 games and walk to an NBA title. That's how it works right?
     
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