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Did Kobe & the Warriors combine for the greatest regular season NBA night ever?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    That was #hottakez on the sport talk radio, and the consensus was the argument could be made, given that the Warriors broke what was long hailed as an unbreakable record, Steph finished with 400+ 3 pointers to top his existing record by 20-something percent, and Kobe was, well, the Mamba.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    "greatest regular season NBA night ever" sounds like something pulled straight out of the ass -- seriously, I'd like to see someone come up with an intelligent top-10 list of that -- but it was hella entertaining.


  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I don't know. David Thompson and Iceman's duel for the scoring title in '78 was pretty epic. After Thompson took the lead in early game going for 73! Gervin needed 58 to win the title - he finished with 63. This was a year before the three-point line was introduced.
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  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Since one was an exhibition game, no.
  5. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    That was good too, but in 1978 ESPN didn't exist and NBA games on TV were fortunate to air in tape delay. That scoring race in no way captured the nation the same way that McGwire-Sosa did 20 years later or last night's games did.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    So "Greatest ever" only applies to things that I saw on my TV?
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  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    The game was on a sunday afternoon. I don't have an April 1978 TV Guide handy, but if there was a game going to be shown live on national tv, it'd be that one.
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    "Shock and Awe" >>> D Day
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    How much did Thompson and Gervin have going in those games other than the points race? Looking at the standings -- which show both finished comfortably as the #2 seed in the conference but without the chance to catch #1 -- it appears they would have been in the same exhibition mode that Kobe and the Jazz were last night.
  10. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    David Robinson dropping 71 in the Spurs' regular-season finale to win the scoring title over Shaq is right up there with Gervin and Thompson.
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  11. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    That is basically correct. Both guys had gunning for the scoring title prioritized above winning (which gave Gervin the later game advantage of knowing exactly how many he needed). In fact, a little detail Dan forgot to mention: BOTH lost the game to inferior teams. In fact, I believe Spurs got flat blown out by a woeful Jazz team--but, hey, the Iceman got the number he needed.

    So, no, I'm not inclined to put an epic ballhoggery duel in which both guys lost the game on par with last night's show.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2016
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    When Michael Cage needed 29 rebounds to win the title and got 30, that was pretty awesome. I recall the Clips having the darnedest time with layups that day.
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