- Jun 8, 2014
- Reaction Score
I’m not even a Rockets fan or anything. I’m calling it as I see it. Harden and CP3 got fouled on multiple 3 pt attempts. They have been called all year and they weren’t today.
Nope.Kawhi is the best player in the NBA at this point
Offensively he does it all - from deep, the medium game and taking it to the hoop - passes as well as anyone
And guess what - likes to play D
I don't care if he has an attitude issue
I have also gained a huge amount of respect for a guy I really didn't like - Lowry
I hope my Celtics get the chance to meet them in the next round - I don't see Philly winning the series
This is one of those head-scratching situations where the NBA shoots itself in the foot. They've been calling the "landing spot" fouls for a while now--really on it since Kawhi's injury--and today they just stop? I despise the Rockets as much as the next fan but they got screwed today. How can you call that stuff all season long then decide to essentially change the rulebook on a whim?
Haven't watch much NBA this year. Thought I'd take in some of the GS/Houston game. What a disaster. The carrying is completely out of control. They should probably just do away with the rule. Also, get rid of double dribble while you're at it. Travelling already is dead. Maybe just get rid of dribbling. Be more like Australian Rules football. Run for a bit, bounce it. Run for a bit more. Whatever. Saw multiple fouls on Harding, whose game I dislike. Blatant fouls. Not called. What gives? Looked rigged. All season long they give the guy the foul when he gets breathed on. They changed the rule for the playoffs? All of them? Or just this series.
Really awful. Too little entertainment time in my life to watch this rendition of basketball.
The nba has had these problems for years, since at least Allen Iverson with carrying. Dude was a walking violation.
Funny thing is, all those things are over-called in the college game.It gradually gets worse over time. It's comical what offensive players get away with today.
I remember back in the day people would kill Ewing for his 4-step post moves going from one block to the other. That seems like peanuts compared to today.
It's a minor miracle anyone can defend in today's NBA. If the game was called by the real rules of basketball, Harden would be a walking turnover. An offensive foul or a violation on nearly every possession.
- Everyone can travel, and it's not even the extra step that's bad. It's when guys are around the rim and shuffle their feet or change their pivot foot four times.
- Everyone can carry. AI's generation normalized this.
- Players are rewarded for creating contact no matter the situation. You can be driving in a straight line to the hoop and jump two feet sideways into a defender, who's in perfect legal guarding position and entitled to their own space, yet the refs call a foul.
- Push-offs are hardly ever called. Guys like Harden push off several times a game to create space and it's rarely called.
- Illegal screens are a joke. It's not hyperbole to say 90% of screens in the NBA are moving. It's challenging enough to get around a legal screen set by a 6'11 250 lbs human being, now try doing it while they're moving!
The basketball is still good enough for everyone especially announcers to stop bitching about the refs and talk about the games. Durant & Kyrie made some crazy shots yesterday and THAT's the biggest part of why their teams won - calls here and there happen, play thru it.
Coaching wise the Nene substitution was bizarre and might have cost Houston that game, it is still TBD for D'Antoni to prove himself on the biggest stage. The GSW have the best player in Durant and a better coach, and Harden has always withered in the playoffs. I think it'll take 6 or 7, but I like GState.
Milwaukee I'm going to wait for the other shoe to drop, that was easily the best game the Celtics have played all year and they weren't consistent in the regular season, but might actually possess the proverbial on-off playoff switch!? I don't know that to expect for game 2, 30% a blowout the other way, 50% close game, 20% Celtics do something similar to game 1. Giannis is still the best player in that series, but Kyrie is close and then the Celtics are much better 2-8 - provided they continue to play as a team. Gordon Hayward being great at times again has made a major difference.