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2018-19 NBA Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Big Circus, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Definitely. And though it’s early the Celtics may have been overhyped.
  2. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    Leonard is better on this Raptors squad than he was with the Spurs.
  3. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    This is hot take horseshit. The only difference is he's injury-free and healthy right now. He was tremendous when healthy with the Spurs as well.

    But we'll see how long healthy holds out. His track record in that department is distinctly lacking.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2018
  4. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Lakers 0-3 after ridiculous game vs. Spurs. Down 8 with minute left, tied it up on long LeBron 3. OT they go up 6 in final minute but Gay hits 3, LBJ misses 2 FTs, Mills hits, LeBron misses stepback. Still not worried....

    I will say, as amazing as he is, LeBron's never dramatically improved his FT shooting (never above 80 percent) and it still bites him in the ass sometimes.

    Game was entertaining as hell though.
  5. service_gamer

    service_gamer Well-Known Member

    I felt like a tool. Forgot I had paused the game for a few minutes. Excitedly texted my dad when it looked like LA had put the Spurs away. Knew there was trouble when he replied "Where exactly are you at in the game?"
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  6. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    On the replay of Van Pelt's Sportcenter there was a stat that LeBron shoots something like 50% from the free throw line in late and close situations. Van Pelt added that LeBron takes jumpers and doesn't drive in those situations because he doesn't want to go to the line. Looking it up quickly, I found this thread on Reddit.

    Is this a common criticism of LeBron?
  7. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Yeah we'll need Elias but I bet there haven't been many times when a team blew an 8-point lead in a minute in regulation and then the other team blew a 6-point lead with a minute left in OT.
  8. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    What is league FT percentage without those circumstances and does the percentage drop to high fifties for the league under those circumstances?

    It takes the wow factor out of the stat, but it’s honest journalism.
  9. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Blake Griffin with a tidy little 50-14-6 line last night against Philly. A full season of him and Drummond together could make Detroit pretty damn tough in the East.
  10. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    This is a small sample size. It has happened 28 times in 15 years or one occurrence a year. His career percentage is 73.9% in the regular season and 74.3% in the playoffs. If he had hit five more freet hrows in tese situations he would have hit 75% and been above his career average for free throw percentage.
  11. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Hmm. Archaeologists will note this is the first time “Blake Griffin” and “full season” have ever appeared in a sentence together.
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  12. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

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