FanDuel - WFBC

April 23, 2007

Bulls 1 - Heat 0 Sorry Bulls and Heat fans, something ate the bottom of my post.

posted by lilnemo at 02:24 PM on April 23

Thanks lilnemo. Were it only for the need for continued employment - I would read all these. (Telamaketers - now THIS is a basketball playoff post) Just for those scoring at home (and because there are no known Nets fans on SpoFi - or perhaps computer literacy is an issue) My precious Raps will rebound from what was a horrible, horrible tight-anused effort on Saturday that still managed to come within a wide-open Derrick Martin three-ball from being tied with less than four minutes left. Unfortunately, Martin wasn't on the floor at the time, and was passed the ball whilst still wearing his warmups. On the bench. Anyway - the point is, that loss was as much a factor of what the Raps got away from and didn't do, as much as what the Nets did do. That Jason Kidd is a decent ballplayer though. I'll give you that. P.S. This post will not mention Vince Carter. On principle. P.P.S. Dammit.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:59 PM on April 23

I'm sorry Weedy, I'm not familiar with this Vince Carter person? Jason Kidd, he can play......oh yeah, I remember V.C., he was the guy usually seen in Toronto on crutches or a stretcher right? The fact that the Raptors could not have possibly played worse and yet were within 1 point with three minutes left gives me lots of hope for the balance of the series.

posted by tommytrump at 03:15 PM on April 23

Cough..Cough.. I will withhold any and all pro Iverson/Nuggets posts until they win at least 3 playoff games. That said, why is it when a good defensive team stops a good offense, the offense was 'shut down', but when a so-so defensive team complete shuts down a good offensive team, the offensive team was 'just missing shots'?

posted by Bishop at 03:23 PM on April 23

That said, why is it when a good defensive team stops a good offense, the offense was 'shut down', but when a so-so defensive team complete shuts down a good offensive team, the offensive team was 'just missing shots'? A good pont, to be sure. In my teams defense, it was a combination of the Nets frustrating fast break and the Raps complete inability to hit the open jumper. They had it all game. But in fairness, there was no doubt which was the better offensive and defensive team in game 1. And I have no shame in throwing pro-Iverson's after yesterday. I don't even think San Antonio played particularly bad. They got beat by a two-headed monster. That has become THE series to watch very quickly (especially since there is no way in hell GS can win another three and the vaunted Lakers/Suns rematch features a team that can't win one even when presented it on a silver, personally-engraved platter).

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:32 PM on April 23

(Telamaketers - now THIS is a basketball playoff post) Shee-ya. Nobody else should be allowed to post basketball stories during playoff time except lilnemo. Seconded? On topic: I'm gunning for a Warriors - Nuggets Western Conference Final. Not that it's gonna happen, but I can dream.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:44 PM on April 23

Bishop, I was totally thinking of you and our conversations when I saw Iverson's line last night. Just in case, I like my crow medium rare. Nemo, your playoff posts rock. Thank you.

posted by SummersEve at 03:53 PM on April 23

Thanks for the effort on the FPP, lilnemo. My theory is that the Mavs didn't realize that they were actually playing a playoff game. Perhaps they have been misinformed and thought they had a bye into the second round. Hopefully, they realize this now. Caron Butler isn't going to make it back for the playoffs. The Cavs can rest Lebron's anke and still cruise into the second round. What is all this talk about Kobe expending all his energy in the first half and then having none left for the second? Huh? Shouldn't he be able to play the whole game by this point in the season? He's not Shaq who only starts to work himself into shape in Feb or March for goodness sake. Can Nene keep up the defense he played on Duncan? I don't know, but I definitely didn't predict that he (and Camby) would be able to do it at all. And to Toronto and Utah, your best players have to be all the floor to win.

posted by bperk at 03:55 PM on April 23

The magic will win tonight.... Gooooo Orlando Magggic!

posted by LostInDaJungle at 04:09 PM on April 23

Shee-ya. Nobody else should be allowed to post basketball stories during playoff time except lilnemo. You like me! You REALLY REALLY like me! < /crazy bitch> Sorry about that. Got a little dusty in this thread. ahem.

posted by lilnemo at 04:20 PM on April 23

Bishop, I was totally thinking of you and our conversations when I saw Iverson's line last night. Just in case, I like my crow medium rare. I will not get ahead of myself this time. The last time I did that the Flyers tied the series with Buffalo 2 years ago, then went on to get beat like 15-1. I had to disappear for about 3 weeks after that. The most outstanding part of Iverson's game last night was he started 0-6, but finished 11-22 (making all of his free throws). He scored 6 straight points right after the Spurs took the lead 33-32. He didn't stop shooting, he didn't alter his game. It's the first time in a long time Iverson hasn't been on a '1 man team'. With NeNe and Camby healthy, this will be a very good series.

posted by Bishop at 04:34 PM on April 23

I will not get ahead of myself this time. The last time I did that the Flyers tied the series with Buffalo 2 years ago, then went on to get beat like 15-1. I had to disappear for about 3 weeks after that. I remember that! On topic: One of my co-workers said that the Warriors have beaten the Mavericks six straight times now, which coincides with Don Nelson (former Mavericks coach) taking over in Golden State. Is this true? Does he know all the Mavs' secrets? Where can I go back in time and put $50 on the Warriors to win this series?

posted by grum@work at 07:25 PM on April 23

Is this true? Does he know all the Mavs' secrets? Where can I go back in time and put $50 on the Warriors to win this series? Grum, at Bet365 right now, you can get the Warriors to win the series +425, the Mavs are -550, that's now, with G. State ahead 1-0

posted by tommytrump at 07:32 PM on April 23

All i have to say is " John Barry go to hell!". Why do i say this? Because he is a Miami Heat fan and all through the Bulls-Heat game he did nothing but put down the Bulls and praise the Heat. I hate it when anouncers take sides. He made it look like the Bulls are a bunch of cheating punks and that D-Wade and Shaq are the polite good guys that deserve to win. As i recall John the Heat have *cuagh* James Posey, but i won't get into that.

posted by TelamarketersBeware at 09:18 AM on April 24

You know what I thought was classy Alonzo Mourning praising Luol Deng after his awesome performance in game 1 I don't know how the series will turn out but I do know the Bulls will be upset if they don't at least win one series hey that's life Just go out and get a half way dominant center oh wait we had that in Eddie Curry

posted by luther70 at 01:06 PM on April 24

get a half way dominant center oh wait we had that in Eddie Curry Whao dude. Yes i agree that the Bulls should have kept Eddy Curry, but Eddy is no were near dominant. He also can't defend worth a crap. Well, as a Bull. In my opinion John Paxon has hurt the Bulls with all the trades he's made. For example, Elton Brand for Tyson Chandler. And getting rid of Jamaal Crawford who put up fifty points at his last game as a Bull.

posted by TelamarketersBeware at 04:26 PM on April 24

The Magic's guards are just overmatched against Hamilton and Billups. Then again, the whole team is overmatched against the Pistons. I'm looking forward to facing either the Heat or Chicago in the next round.*knocks on wood*

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:24 PM on April 24

In my opinion John Paxon has hurt the Bulls with all the trades he's made. For example, Elton Brand for Tyson Chandler. And getting rid of Jamaal Crawford who put up fifty points at his last game as a Bull. Hold up. 2 things.

  1. Paxson did not trade Elton Brand, he wasn't GM yet.
  2. Paxson drafted Ben Gordon and Chris Duhon, signed Jannero Pargo, and had Hinrich entrenched as starting PG after his rookie season. Why? Because Crawford was going to command a large contract, and the Bulls thought they would need that money to re-sign Curry. Instead the cash ended up going towards Ben Wallace. I prefer Wallace to Curry myself. As for Crawford? Well he's averaging 17.6 ppg, 40% fg, 32% 3p, while Gordon is averaging 21.4 ppg, 45% fg, and 41% 3p. No drop off there, huh?
In short, Paxson is probably a Top 5 GM. I'm not sure where your criticism truly stems from. :p

posted by lilnemo at 06:04 PM on April 24

Thank you for the correction lilnemo. How could i forget Jerry Krause. I never said i didn't like Paxon i was just pointing out a couple mistakes. Thank God he got Skiles over here and Ben Wallace, and that he didn't get rid of Luol Deng for Pau Gasol. What does getting rid of Crawford have to do with getting Ben Gordan? As good as Gordan is, i think he is the key to getting Pau or Garnett. Gordan makes enough mistakes to afford to lose. Paxon also got us the "core four": Kirk Hinrich, Ben Gordan, Luol Deng, and Ben Wallace. For all of the people who think Paxon should have traded Deng for Gasol, your idiots. Proof? Watch the Bulls next playoff game.

posted by TelamarketersBeware at 09:46 AM on April 25

You like me! You REALLY REALLY like me! < /crazy bitch> Sorry about that. Got a little dusty in this thread. Someone said my name? Oh, sorry... Here's a nice little True Hoop Josh Howard profile that Ufez should like. I wish more NBA players were like Josh.

posted by dusted at 12:46 PM on April 25

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