Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Say Chi Sin Lo, Oct 30, 2012.
Tim Duncan the clutch in-bounder! lol.
Ray Allen, are you kidding me?
Well, well, well.
OT it is.
Overtime! This has been a GREAT Finals. I don't care if people say there's been a few blow out games, they've been entertaining.
Allen or Miller (Reggie)?
Did you see all those fans leaving with 5pt lead?
Hope you're a little less annoyed or whatever the word is, by the Pacers not making it there now, it really has been a great Finals.
Trust me, I'm not. This has been very entertaining.
Some throws being missed in the clutch here.
I think it's time for Pop to use his free throw motivator:
"The next person misses a free throw is going to buy me a brand new car."
Miami for the first time in a while have the lead back and get an important stop. They have a chance here now to create a 2 possession lead.
James aggressive, doesn't make the basket, good hard defense and a good stop. Now let's see what the Spurs do with the ball.
I'm sorry but that's OFFENSIVE foul on LeBron James! On top of losing the ball out of bounds.
What an impressive defensive play from Green on LBJ, gets elbowed and still tags the ball and stops the basket.
OK, one fantastic defensive play followed by another, on maybe the two best attackers on the floor (arguable).
Spurs forced to foul, Ray Allen of all people gets 2 free throws. This is as clutch as it gets, will Ray step up to the plate?
Oh.... No-call there. Heat get the ball. Looks like a game 7 coming.
bs foul for the heat, then no call on ginobli. stern gonna stern
Refs stole this one for the Heat.
Ray Allen, what more needs to be said?
Say Chi Sin Lo I asked earlier who out of Allen and Miller (as a shooter). I'm not as knowledgeable as you here at least so I'm curious about your stance, maybe save it for after the game you're busy being thrilled by this one.
Sorry, but Pop should have fouled during the last possession of regulation.
I'm depressed. I just don't see the Spurs taking a game 7 in Miami.
Spurs should have DEFINITELY got the foul call when Ginobili had the ball, no question.
Bosh blocks the shot attempt, 2 HUGE blocks in OT.
We are going to a game 7.
I'm not sure what to say.
Amazing hustle, amazing efforts, amazing game, and one very bad call from the refs right near the very end.
... Game 7 will be absolutely bonkers.
Looked like a good block to me by Bosh at first sight but what do you reckon, a foul?
As in who's a better shooter? Ray Allen without even a doubt.
Lets go!!! Anyone who said lebron doesn't show up in the big moment is an idiot. Anyone that says Manu should have got fouled, shut up he took 3 and a half steps. See ya Thursday.
Reggie not even close? Or is it just close but clear to your eyes?
Thanks for responding.
I trust we'll be here for game 7, good to share the experience a little.
To paraphrase Federer, the better team doesn't always win.
Well I criticised James harshly but he really did try to take matters into his own hands from the 4th quarter on and tried to play very aggressively.
Ginobili was fouled with 1.9 seconds, both announcers saw it too.
Not too good coaching by the Spurs today.
Indeed, Spurs play was more impressive, controlled and precise for most of the game.
Really? Don't you feel Pop easily out-coached Eric in this game? The Spurs were so assured in their sets and decision making. I'm no expert but that's how it appeared to me -- by no means flawless but outfoxed the Heat.
I predict there is no way the Spurs shoot this bad with 3s game 7 and win a close one.
Allen wrapped Green up before he cut back behind the second screen into the corner too
do fouls ever get called at the end of big games like this, especially for the away team? refs (stern) make up their own rules for the last 30 seconds at least that's what it looks like to me.
WHOA, sorry, I thought when you said "Miller", you were referring to MIKE "Miller".
I think Ray Allen is a purer shooter overall. He can also put it on the floor and take people off the dribble (he was dunking on fools in his younger days). But Reggie Miller had intangibles that he brought with him onto the floor.
Gotcha, interesting analysis.
Right guys, I'm signing out, it's way too late in the UK. Great game of basketball, see some of you for game 7.
When LeBron missed that first three Duncan was on the bench, he was needed for cleaning up any missed shots.
The foul was not close and those are called.
On to game seven.
a big LOL at Ginobili this game.. he screwed up big time. 8 turnovers, you kidding me
Ouch. Just win game 7 and all is forgotten, lose it and it's going to be a very long summer.
Even if Miami wins it'll be more remembered for spurs choking it than anything Miami did. LeBron did well in the 4th but blew it in the end with those turnovers, which will be forgotten now unfortunately.
Just like Jordan's big misses and mistakes are forgotten.
As my boy tiger says: winning fixes everything.
Jordan never lost in the finals. Never was close. Stop comparing the two, the Prince is not even close.
MJ never made the Finals till he was 28. This is LJ's 4th and he is 28.
that might've been the best nba finals game i've ever watched. only other game i can think of off the top of my head is the lakers/celtics game 7 a few years ago.
thought the non-call on a few fouls was at least consistent.
lebron makes a steal around half court, drives the lane, green looks like he fouled lebron but on replay it shows lebron clearly pushing him off (actually throwing him down) and green looks like he got ball and then maybe lebron's arm. no foul call.
manu in the final seconds drives the lane, looks like he's fouled but ray allen looks like he got ball on the replay and then manu's arm on the follow through. manu also looks like he took 4 steps. no foul call.
jordan's bulls were owned by the pistons for years before he finally got past them.
but as it stands currently - LJ has a long ways to go before he's in the conversation. to me he's still 5 rings away before it's a legit discussion.
IMHO, game 6 of the 1988 Finals when Isiah Thomas scored 25 pts in the 3rd qtr after twisting his ankle was incredible. Unaware that Kawhi Leonard is only 21!
Seemed to be a natural progression as to how teams got to the Finals, then won in the 80s and 90s.
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