May 28, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

I think LeBron's chances of winning another title died with all the Houston 3pt attempts.

I can't see any way that LeBron can win 4 games on his own against this Finals-hardened Warriors team. I had hopes that Houston getting to the Finals might make them nervous and the Cavs could take advantage in the first couple of games.

But a fourth match-up against the Warriors?

I don't know which is more likely: a Warriors sweep or at least one Cavs win.

If the Cavs push this to even 6 games, LeBron should be handed the playoff MVP award.

posted by grum@work at 11:44 PM on May 28

James Harden just doesn't care.

posted by grum@work at 11:52 PM on May 28

What the hell was going on there? His head was somewhere else for that to happen

posted by NoMich at 07:37 AM on May 29

Diva mode. Team mate didn't make a perfect pass to him so he figured he'd make him look bad. Classic Harden, great player but can't overcome the warts in the big moments.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:01 AM on May 29

Some people think that he was looking at his coach for instructions and by the time he realized what was going on, the turnover had already happened.

That doesn't excuse his lack of movement when the Warrior steps back for a 3.

posted by grum@work at 11:07 AM on May 29

He is the point guard on an in-bound play. His responsibility is the ball. If it's lost, his responsibility is to guard the opponent who has the ball. Especially when that opponent is the most potent 3 point shooter the league has ever seen.

My vote remains Diva mode.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:30 PM on May 29

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