April 24, 2006

Bucks : 0 - Pistons 1
Wizards 0 - Cavaliers 1
Pacers 1 - Nets 0
Bulls 0 - Heat 1
Kings 0 - Spurs 1
Grizzlies 0 - Mavericks 1
Nuggets 0 - Clippers 1
Lakers 0 - Suns 1

posted by lilnemo to basketball at 02:48 PM - 15 comments

Artest is once again pulling that foot out of his mouth. Can you spell loser? A-R-T-E-S-T

posted by mustang71 at 03:32 PM on April 24, 2006

I'm not much of an NBA fan, but that is a great post, lilnemo.

posted by garfield at 03:46 PM on April 24, 2006

What are the Lakers doing? Why did Kobe suddenly become pass first?

posted by bperk at 04:07 PM on April 24, 2006

What are the Lakers doing? Why did Kobe suddenly become pass first? I'm guessing they thought the Suns would make a concerted effort to defend Kobe (double teams, traps, etc.) like the Clippers did with Melo. Weird assumption, considering the Suns don't play defense.

posted by lilnemo at 04:15 PM on April 24, 2006

What are the Lakers doing? Why did Kobe suddenly become pass first? Apparently the answer is here. lilnemo -- great work mustang71 -- thanks for setting the bar on the level of discourse on this thread at an unattainably high level from the onset.

posted by holden at 05:33 PM on April 24, 2006

Two cliches, a rhetorical question and inflammation of the troll glands, all in a dozen words or so. A high bar indeed.

posted by yerfatma at 06:05 PM on April 24, 2006

I can't beleive the Bucks lost.

posted by tron7 at 06:09 PM on April 24, 2006

Linemo this is by far one of the most interesting and original FPP's I've ever seen. I was supposed to go to the Pistons game but wasn't feeling up to it since I had just got back from vacation.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:21 PM on April 24, 2006

I'm hoping to post recaps/analysis in this manner incrementally (after each series has reached 1 game, 2 games, etc.) from either team blogs or papers from each city for the duration of the NBA playoffs. Hopefully this will stem the tide of NBA playoff posts into smaller, more digestible discussion chunks. If the PANTHEON no likey they know where they can stick this.

posted by lilnemo at 07:13 PM on April 24, 2006

i really want to see the lakers go to round 2

posted by anthony at 07:49 PM on April 24, 2006

the pistons will beat the bucks then they will probably be eliminated in round 2 or 3.

posted by defrag3x at 08:24 PM on April 24, 2006

Gee,let's not get to wishy-washy with your prediction. Let's see,"they will beat the Bucks" wow what gave you that indication. could it be that on there best day the Bucks couldn't beat the Pistons bench.Those guys are just happy there getting there playoff bonuses. Now lets see, Who do you possibly think can beat the Pistons in a seven game series? Maybe a game here and there but no one in the ENTIRE NBA can beat the Pistons in a seven game series. I want to know what team you logically has the talent and depth to beat them. I honestly can't see it happening this year. They are on a mission of redemption and they will not be beat. oh Yeh by the way everybody"Chauncey Billips is the M.V.P. no doubt about it. to bad Kobe went on a scoring binge this year, but if you look at there % you would see C.B is a far better shooter.

posted by bigpoppav at 11:19 PM on April 24, 2006

Avery is going to be the coach of the year. What about Flip Saunders? He took a very good team and made it into the best team, but I guess the contention here will be that that's not hard to do when you have a situation like the Pistons.

posted by bkdet at 08:38 AM on April 25, 2006

bigpoppav - I agree that the Pistons are the class of the East. I think the Spurs offer the only legitimate competition, but hey, that's why they play the games. But don't be all talking that Chauncey is the MVP based on his percentages. That's ridiculous. His percentages aren't great at all. Both Nash and Tony Parker shot above 50% from the field and well over 40% from 3. Way better than Chauncey, who may win the MVP (unlikely - his numbers are across the board worse than Nash's - lower scoring, assists, shooting percentages, free throw percentages - Billups wins in turnovers, but Nash turns it over more than anyone else (big deal)), but it won't be because of his percentages. His shooting numbers are only slightly better than average. It's no lock. Not at all.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:38 AM on April 25, 2006

Although I am a Piston faithful, I have to say that they play dangerously some times against the weaker teams such as a Milwaukee Bucks. Against the better teams, they play hard and dominant through out the game, but as in the first half of that first game againt the "Sucks" they were giving up all types of shots to the basket. Now I know that they were a bit off, but even in the middle of the season, they would play around in the first half and take care of business in the second. I think they need to develop that killer instinct, which comes along with developing the bench. They need to close teams out early and then destroy them the rest of the way in the 2nd half! Playing around in the first could cost them the game in the 4th!

posted by bkdet at 10:23 AM on April 25, 2006

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