The official 2024 NBA Playoffs thread - no tankers allowed

Who you got in 2024?

  • Boston - Billy King's gaffe has to payoff sometime

    Votes: 18 36.7%
  • Denver - it might be located at altitude, but jumping is overrated

    Votes: 12 24.5%
  • Milwaukee - I have faith in Doc Rivers

    Votes: 2 4.1%
  • New York - it turns out Thibs was the hero NY needed

    Votes: 3 6.1%
  • OKC - after stealing a franchise, stealing a title is nothing

    Votes: 4 8.2%
  • Minnesota - Winter is coming

    Votes: 4 8.2%
  • Phoenix - Luxury tax? What luxury tax?

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Clippers - The world needs a Harden vs Morey postscipt

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lakers - Never bet against the whistle

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 4 8.2%

  • Total voters
    49
  • Poll closed .

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Yeah I get it, but you don’t flirt with form or fate & our record with close out games at home last decade has been horrendous.

Let’s just close it while we have foot on their throat.

Yeah I don't disagree with the first line. Am just surprised we are 3-0 as I expected Mavs would be much tougher to date.
 
Yeah I don't disagree with the first line. Am just surprised we are 3-0 as I expected Mavs would be much tougher to date.


I had them winning tonight, i still don't think we have put a complete game together shooting wise.

White and Tatum have been ordinary behind the 3pt line, but have done other things well, and this is why we are 3-0 ahead.

Will be nice if we can have one of our shoot the lights out from 3, will make the game a little easier.
 
Extremely imbalanced poster reporting in. Not really sure what I've said or done to make me imbalanced, but apparently we all are.

My extremely imbalanced two cents: Minny did the Celtics a big solid. Boston is built to guard multiple wing scorers, teams like the Mavs, or Clippers, or the Suns. The old boxing adage is that styles make fights, and Boston/Denver would have been a better Finals fight, in a vacuum.
 
In a couple of games, we’re probably going to have to have the uncomfortable discussion as where this ranks in the history books in terms of one off seasons.
 
Extremely imbalanced poster reporting in. Not really sure what I've said or done to make me imbalanced, but apparently we all are.

My extremely imbalanced two cents: Minny did the Celtics a big solid. Boston is built to guard multiple wing scorers, teams like the Mavs, or Clippers, or the Suns. The old boxing adage is that styles make fights, and Boston/Denver would have been a better Finals fight, in a vacuum.
Yep I had Boston and Denver pegged as the finals for months, Boston would've been ecstatic when Minny knocked out the Nuggets
 
In a couple of games, we’re probably going to have to have the uncomfortable discussion as where this ranks in the history books in terms of one off seasons.

Probably not that high tbh, just purely down to the quality of opponents in the playoffs.

To use the ultimate example, the 96 Bulls had to go through the Shaq/Penny Magic and a Sonics team who would have been worthy champions themselves.

To use the most recent Boston example, the 08 team had to go through the Pistons and the Lakers.

The 2001 Lakers team took a buzzsaw to the Blazers, Kings, Spurs and Sixers in turn.

The 80s Celtics teams had to constantly go through the Bucks, Sixers, and Lakers.


It's not a commentary on the worthiness of this season's Celtics as champions, but I doubt they can believe their luck as to how smooth their path to the Finals was. And while Dallas were impressive making the Finals, they were the fifth seed.

An all time season needs some kind of challenge, even if that challenge is overcome emphatically. Unfortunately the playoffs this year have been mostly a fizzer, partly due to injuries, and partly due to matchup circumstances. Couple of good series, but I doubt many beyond Boston, Dallas and maybe Minny and Indy fans will remember anything about this season a decade from now. Actually feels a lot like 2007 - the Spurs were a bloody good team, but does anyone remember anything about that year aside from the PHX/SA series?
 
Probably not that high tbh, just purely down to the quality of opponents in the playoffs.

To use the ultimate example, the 96 Bulls had to go through the Shaq/Penny Magic and a Sonics team who would have been worthy champions themselves.

To use the most recent Boston example, the 08 team had to go through the Pistons and the Lakers.

The 2001 Lakers team took a buzzsaw to the Blazers, Kings, Spurs and Sixers in turn.

The 80s Celtics teams had to constantly go through the Bucks, Sixers, and Lakers.


It's not a commentary on the worthiness of this season's Celtics as champions, but I doubt they can believe their luck as to how smooth their path to the Finals was. And while Dallas were impressive making the Finals, they were the fifth seed.

An all time season needs some kind of challenge, even if that challenge is overcome emphatically. Unfortunately the playoffs this year have been mostly a fizzer, partly due to injuries, and partly due to matchup circumstances. Couple of good series, but I doubt many beyond Boston, Dallas and maybe Minny and Indy fans will remember anything about this season a decade from now. Actually feels a lot like 2007 - the Spurs were a bloody good team, but does anyone remember anything about that year aside from the PHX/SA series?

Bulls also beat the Hardaway/Mourning Heat and the Ewing Knicks.

Bulls winning 14 of their first 15 that post season (after the 72 win season) against that comp was pretty insane
 
Extremely imbalanced poster reporting in. Not really sure what I've said or done to make me imbalanced, but apparently we all are.

My extremely imbalanced two cents: Minny did the Celtics a big solid. Boston is built to guard multiple wing scorers, teams like the Mavs, or Clippers, or the Suns. The old boxing adage is that styles make fights, and Boston/Denver would have been a better Finals fight, in a vacuum.
As a Celtics fan i was happy when Nuggets went out, whilst i thought we could beat them, they would have been a lot tougher proposition with Jokic.
 

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The only criticism I still really have of Luka is he is still way too emotional. He needs to improve at just pulling his head in at times. He can be his own worst enemy.

That’s fair, ppl forget he’s younger than Shai because he’s been five team first team all-NBA in his first six season and trails only MJ in playoff scoring average…he’s still years from his prime and will learn from this deep playoff run just like the Celtics learned from making WCF or Finals for 6 of past 7 seasons
 
Waiting to see those same people accusing Tatum of being mid to come for Luka.




So you’re looking forward to seeing Luka get the treatment that tou didn’t like seeing Tatum get? Wow, that’s dark bro…have you always been a hypocrite?
 
He's not wrong, we have gone at him all series, for two reasons, he has injuries, and he plays D like Harden.

You’re a prisoner of the moment…total smooth brain

Literally a week ago, Windhorst pointed out Luka had the best defensive FG% differential on D…
 



Correct, some people have trouble believing their own are poor at certain aspects of the game, it has been a clear tactic of ours to go at Luka, and it has worked perfectly. He is lazy on defense, so much evidence of that has been pointed out, and looks out of shape out their compared to others, he got away with it in other series, as other teams did not have so many options, and he could stand in the corner and hide, you have to guard 1 through 5 with Celtics starters they can all score, . People go after Tatum however Doncic has scored a total of eight points in the fourth quarter through the first three games, shooting 3-15 from the field, which is 20% from the field. He's made no three-pointers and has gone 2-4 on free throws, pretty damning stats for their star player.
 
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