Why are all the NBA Playoff games like this?

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They STILL haven't understood, after all these years, that GS has always relied a lot on driving to the basket and mid-range jumpshots. The whole "GS only shoots 3s" is one of those myths that strangely haven't died yet.
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I think the nba finals would be slightly different, i dont see the warriors or celtics blowing out each other in consecutive games. Its going to be a close finals
 

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Fukk man, i look forward to the 'offs annually and have been watching for over 30 years (as a casual, i may add)... but this shiit is just flat out deplorable in regards to the frequency in the amount of disparity during games when blowouts occur.


Once the heat started getting routed in the third quarter yesterday and the heat's shots weren't falling and jimmy buckets was shooting jimmy blanks, i couldn't even finish the rest of the 4th (it was on in the back ground but i just ended up concentrating on dinner and scrolling through gear/ordering socks on amazon).


Fukk man. It's like once falls into a hole during a game... it's like the spiral into an abyss and that's game.



How many times that happen this post season?



I'm realistic and not expecting every game to be close, but these 20 plus points wins almost ever other night gets stale. And you could even see it in the crowd reaction.



Give us something we can feel. Word to En Vogue.




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If a team goes cold (or great defense is played), and you make 3s, you're gaining a bigger advantage over making 2s.
So you have the potential to increase your lead by much more.

On the other hand, losing teams also have the potential to come back. We literally just saw Golden State do this last night. I don't get the complaints. That game was fantastic.
Fantastic is a hell of a stretch lol.
 

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I think the nba finals would be slightly different, i dont see the warriors or celtics blowing out each other in consecutive games. Its going to be a close finals
What would make it different? If one team s hitting their threes at a high clip on a night where the other team isn’t, it’s gonna be a blowout.
 

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Last night's game was terrible, and it wasn't even because of the Celtics being lights out from 3. They only had 93 points. The Heat were just terrible with the shooting from every where. If they could have even had a decent game hitting 2's they should've been able to get 94
 

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Folks saying teams need to play different, but shooting 3s will forever be the best strategy until the 3 is taken away or there's a 4 point shot. Ask the Suns how playing differently to the rest of the league went for them.
 

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Everybody trying to be like GS and still ain’t achieve it yet :mjlol:

They STILL haven't understood, after all these years, that GS has always relied a lot on driving to the basket and mid-range jumpshots. The whole "GS only shoots 3s" is one of those myths that strangely haven't died yet.
Warriors were 21st in midrange shots this season. And all teams prioritize points in the paint, in general. It's not just shooting 3s. The formula is 3s and shots at the rim, and all other shots are supplementary. That's the generic explanation of what analytics are. Essentially, yes, Warriors only shoot 3s is true.

Shooting the 3 is how you beat GS. You don't beat them from the midrange.

The thing that other teams can't replicate is the quality of 3s and overall shots. It's not the shot type, it's the quality of them. That's where GS has the advantage over every team. Rockets, for example, had the right formula, just not the players, style of play and execution to carry it out. As we all know, the defensive attention Steph receives gives his teammates more easy scoring opportunities than any other player. They move the ball better than any other team; they pass the ball turning a good shot opportunity into a great one. If they had a heliocentric offense, and had the same shot type, they wouldn't be as dominant. It's the selflessness of Steph, and the chemistry they've built off moving the ball for the best shot opportunity is why teams can't achieve the same.
 

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It's why Wiggins went from a bust and a forgotten man, to going to GS, reviving his career, becoming an above-average 3-pt shooter and a positive impact player (remains to be seen if this will hold true in the Finals). It's the system that allows this to happen. So while yes, shootings 3s is the right formula to winning and beating GS, teams can't replicate the quality of shots they get.

A team will only have similar sustained dominance once they realize that must replicate the Warriors' system. But good luck finding a generational talent like Steph that is fine without dominating the ball.
 

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Folks saying teams need to play different, but shooting 3s will forever be the best strategy until the 3 is taken away or there's a 4 point shot. Ask the Suns how playing differently to the rest of the league went for them.
Chris Paul disappearing had a lot to do with what happened to them as well. A LOT
 

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Warriors were 21st in midrange shots this season. And all teams prioritize points in the paint, in general. It's not just shooting 3s. The formula is 3s and shots at the rim, and all other shots are supplementary. That's the generic explanation of what analytics are. Essentially, yes, Warriors only shoot 3s is true.

Shooting the 3 is how you beat GS. You don't beat them from the midrange.

The thing that other teams can't replicate is the quality of 3s and overall shots. It's not the shot type, it's the quality of them. That's where GS has the advantage over every team. Rockets, for example, had the right formula, just not the players, style of play and execution to carry it out. As we all know, the defensive attention Steph receives gives his teammates more easy scoring opportunities than any other player. They move the ball better than any other team; they pass the ball turning a good shot opportunity into a great one. If they had a heliocentric offense, and had the same shot type, they wouldn't be as dominant. It's the selflessness of Steph, and the chemistry they've built off moving the ball for the best shot opportunity is why teams can't achieve the same.
Like Safari is the operating system to Apple’s platform, Steph is the operating system to GS… It’s shows how opposing teams fear dude on and off the ball.. You know that dude is the goat when a college coach decided to just double him all game without him touching the ball which effectively had Steph’s team playing 4 on 3 and winning the game because Steph just decided to go stand in the corner lmaoo.
 

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Chris Paul disappearing had a lot to do with what happened to them as well. A LOT
It did have a lot to do with it (as is the case for CP3 in all his playoff exits), but the Mavs blew them out in the 1st half in Game 7 with the 3ball.

The only way the Suns were ever going to drag it back was to shoot 3s. All the midrange jumpers in the world wouldn't have won them that game. CP3 could've had the game of his life from midrange and it still wouldn't have made a difference.
 
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