NBA 2018-19: Dynasty Season 5; Can The Carrington Warriors Defend???

Tom, I’ve never understood the thread title. What does Carrington mean?
The Dynasty TV family name...patriarch was oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe); also featured were his lovely wife Krystie (Linda Evans), children with various life issues and his wicked ex-wife Alexis (Joan Collins), who remarried into the rival Colby oil family.

A little before your time?
 
The Dynasty TV family name...patriarch was oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe); also featured were his lovely wife Krystie (Linda Evans), children with various life issues and his wicked ex-wife Alexis (Joan Collins), who remarried into the rival Colby oil family.

A little before your time?
I never watched it. I think the lineup was Dukes of Hazard, Dallas, Dynasty. I watched Dukes, mom watched Dallas, but Dynasty was too trashy for her.

I still don’t get the reference really though.
 
I never watched it. I think the lineup was Dukes of Hazard, Dallas, Dynasty. I watched Dukes, mom watched Dallas, but Dynasty was too trashy for her.

I still don’t get the reference really though.
GSW is the NBA version of the Carringtons on Dynasty, now having made their 5th straight Finals. Lots of melodrama in their path through the season. The rest of the association are the collective Colbys, trying to compete but always falling short.
 
All-NBA Teams announced today!

First Team:
Steph Curry (6th career selection; 3rd first team)
James Harden (6th career selection; 5th first team)
Giannis A. (3rd career selection; 1st first team)
Paul George (5th career selection; 1st first team)
Nikola Jokic (1st career selection; 1st first team)

Second Team:
Kyrie Irving (2nd career selection; 1st second team)
Damian Lillard (4th career selection; 2nd second team)
Kawhi Leonard (3rd career selection; 1st second team)
Kevin Durant (9th career selection; 3rd second team)
Joel Embiid (2nd career selection; 2nd second team)

Third Team:
Russell Westbrook (8th career selection; 1st third team)
Kemba Walker (1st career selection; 1st third team)
LeBron James (15th career selection; 1st third team)
Blake Griffin (5th career selection; 2nd third team)
Rudy Gobert (2nd career selection; 1st third team)
 
Cheering for the Raptors, but I honestly don't think they'll beat the Bucks. You get the feeling Kawhi is running on fumes so unless the bench and the other starters can come up huge in the next 2-3 games the Bucks are going to win. It also feels like it doesn't matter one bit who wins this series.

The Raps have a chance in this series if they can keep playing great defence though. This is the best defence the Raptors have ever had IMO.
This is the best team the Raps have ever had overall. If someone told me 4-5 years ago that they'd one day have Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, Marc Gasol, Linsanity, a second unit known as the "bench mob," and one of the league's up-and-coming stars that we wouldn't have known at the time (Siakam) all on Toronto, I would've thought they lost it between the ears
 

FRV

Professional
The Bucks have really lost something. I don't know if either of these teams can beat the Warriors (w/o Durant) anymore. Especially since Kawhi has a hurt quad. That is the main reason, as I think of Kawhi as a Warriors killer.
 
T-dot will be re-drake-ulous this weekend if the Raptors can close this out in Game 6.

Budenholzer will have to earn that COY to stop the 3-game bleed when his squad had lost twice in a row just once all year. From 18-4 to 99-105 and it was the Dino’s bench coming to the rescue, 35-15 on FVV’s sharpshooter output. Somehow, the Bucks must find a way for Middleton and Brogdon to finally connect in the same game.
 
Bledsoe was terrible all night while VV made some big shots.
Kawhi showed his quality and experience while Giannis was little helped with the exception of Brogdon.
Huuuge two blocks from Pascal in clutch time. This kid has heart.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
This is it for the Raptors. Can't get too excited. Still need to close it in 6 or they'll lose it in 7 IMO. BUT they have the Bucks rattled. All of them including the coach are talking about Drake and not focusing on the task at hand. That's a win for Drake, as much as I think his antics are ridiculous, they're working. And the Raptors have much more playoff experience with Kawhi, Lowry, Ibaka, and Gasol on their team. The Bucks are young and I think they're feeling the heat now, and even when the Raps tied the series at 2. I think the Raptors finish this on Saturday night.
 

FRV

Professional
This is it for the Raptors. Can't get too excited. Still need to close it in 6 or they'll lose it in 7 IMO. BUT they have the Bucks rattled. All of them including the coach are talking about Drake and not focusing on the task at hand. That's a win for Drake, as much as I think his antics are ridiculous, they're working. And the Raptors have much more playoff experience with Kawhi, Lowry, Ibaka, and Gasol on their team. The Bucks are young and I think they're feeling the heat now, and even when the Raps tied the series at 2. I think the Raptors finish this on Saturday night.
Drake is taking matters into his own hands to reverse the curse.

Edit: Just realized how stupid that sounds
 
Drake is taking matters into his own hands to reverse the curse.

Edit: Just realized how stupid that sounds
Would be a pretty good line in a rap song tbh.

DRAKE-is TAK-ing
MATT-ers IN-to HIS own HANDS-to (to pronounced like soot)
reVERSE the (pronounced as thee) CURSE
 
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All-NBA Teams announced today!

First Team:
Steph Curry (6th career selection; 3rd first team)
James Harden (6th career selection; 5th first team)
Giannis A. (3rd career selection; 1st first team)
Paul George (5th career selection; 1st first team)
Nikola Jokic (1st career selection; 1st first team)

Second Team:
Kyrie Irving (2nd career selection; 1st second team)
Damian Lillard (4th career selection; 2nd second team)
Kawhi Leonard (3rd career selection; 1st second team)
Kevin Durant (9th career selection; 3rd second team)
Joel Embiid (2nd career selection; 2nd second team)

Third Team:
Russell Westbrook (8th career selection; 1st third team)
Kemba Walker (1st career selection; 1st third team)
LeBron James (15th career selection; 1st third team)
Blake Griffin (5th career selection; 2nd third team)
Rudy Gobert (2nd career selection; 1st third team)
The KT snub just cost him $31million in supermax contract money. Ouch!
 
"We're not gonna fold," Antetokounmpo vowed, cutting off the question. "We're the best team in the league. We're gonna go in, give it everything we got. We can't fold. We're gonna come back to Milwaukee being pissed. If we lose we lose . . .''

Is he being prudent or showing a lack of poise and confidence?
 
"We're not gonna fold," Antetokounmpo vowed, cutting off the question. "We're the best team in the league. We're gonna go in, give it everything we got. We can't fold. We're gonna come back to Milwaukee being pissed. If we lose we lose . . .''

Is he being prudent or showing a lack of poise and confidence?
I think it means they will fold. Lol
 
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