PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Joey Crawford is lead official in game two tonight. What could possibly go wrong??? oh wait that's right...
Joey Crawford makes the NFL Replacement officials likeable. Emotion should never be a part of officiating, Joey Crawford still hasn't gotten that memo though..
I hope Sexy Silver's first move is to fire this clown.
Call of the century.
Poor Spurs. :/
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Big TV night for June. Game 2, Reds vs Cards, and all new Call of the Wildman episodes on Animal Planet! Live action!
Umm, Game of Thrones?
And mad men.
Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.
Upvotes for Game of Thrones and Madmen......awesome shows. Along with these, I watch Boardwalk Empire, Newsroom and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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Well, that was the largest beat down in NBA Finals history.
Game 3 of the '98 NBA Finals was bigger. Chicago beat the Jazz by 42(96-54).
You are correct. Third worst. I mis-heard after the game.
Uh-oh..... Heat in trouble.
Edit: I must have pissed someone off today. Serial downvoter, Woody loves you! ;)
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What a game.
And Crawford has blown several.
Because Ginobli wasn't fouled like three times there....unreal.
He wasn't on the replay, he lost the ball, then the contact came. Not to mention he took like 4-5 steps. If you're not going to call the travel, then the foul is unjustified to me.
Danny Green on the other hand just got blocked. That was a straight up, "I'm 6'11"...NO," block from Bosh.
Fixed series is fixed.
I thought a lot of the calls were in favor of the spurs this game but they did have their chance to close it out at the free throw line. Should be a good game 7.
Sidenote: Lets see if my serial downvoter takes me down -1.
This objective fan agrees. Spurs got the calls all night.
You guys should watch the entire game. James gets fouled about every time he goes to the rim.
I'll concede there were numerous no-calls/bad calls on both sides tonight...it just sucks to end the game on one.
Anyway, I don't really mind a Game 7. I have no rooting interest in this game, so I'm just hoping for exciting basketball.
I didn't think the last play was a foul. To me, it appeared Bosh went straight up and Danny Green forced the minor contact that occurred between them.
He also travels 80% of the time.
NBA allows a few steps. Rules are different, he's totally within the rules... one aspect of the NBA game I don't like.
I rarely watch a basketball game (NBA or college) where I believe the refs do a great job. I realize it's difficult, but c'mon....both ways it was bad tonight.
That's the NBA, and one of the reasons most of us don't watch.
NBA critics are the worst, just enjoy the game and shut your mouth. Referees had nothing to do with that outcome.
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In the words of Apu: why don't you make me. :/
the only reason the heat don't get the fouls called that they should is because of their notorious flopping and Ginobilli turned the ball over 10x in the second half
Well, I'm a fan of both Cleveland sports AND the Spurs, and that had to be the worst choke I've ever seen at this level (i.e., the championship-clinching level--not that my teams have much experience getting that far, but even the '97 Indians only blew one lead in their Game 7, and it was just a one-run lead). A true team effort, from Popovich deciding he didn't need his team's greatest-ever player on the floor in the clutch, on down to the idiots who missed the clinching free throws.
Does any team in any sport team EVER win a Game 7 when a Game 6 is lost in this disastrous fashion? The examples that all come to mind are from the World Series--Cardinals in '85, Red Sox in '86, Rangers in '11--and all of those Game 7s were completely one-sided. I'd be shocked if Thursday's game isn't over a minute or two after the opening tip.
September can't come here soon enough.
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I hate the Heat and LeBron very very much, but that game was not rigged. San Antonio had numerous chances to finish off Miami, but they failed to take advantage of their opportunities. On the bright side, Manu GiNOOOObili played the worst game I've ever seen him play and the Spurs still almost won. Let's hope they can win Game 7.
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Tony Parker was bad. 6/23?? Ginobili should have been benched the entire 2nd half. Pop got out coached. Way to waste a huge night from Timmah.
The officiating was bad both ways...just an absolute ridiculous show of ineptitude by the 3 refs. What I did pick up was that the spurs handled the bad calls much better than miami. That's how they built the 13 point lead in the 3rd. Lebron an DWade spent more time whining and being crybabies about it than playing ball. The big difference was once lebron took the elbow to the throat from manu, he locked in. And spoelstra went with wade on the bench most of the 4th quarter in favor of having more shooters on the floor. Created space for lebron to do work inside. Worked until wade came back. Then there was no spacing offensively for miami. They crawled back in it with james being effective in space.
The promising thing for the spurs is they didn't do anything spectacular, and were still in good position to win. Duncan was awesome. And kawhi leonard looked good. So did diaw defensively. But the rest of the team was flat and off their game. The 3 ball wasn't falling, and parker was noticeably flustered by lebrons defense. He wasn't effective except for in key spots. Miami had a solid game plan, took most of what the spurs do best away from them. They took every punch miami threw and stayed on their feet. If they can get the same kind of production from duncan, and an effective parker they can win this thing.
They figured out no one can take Duncan 1-on-1. Iso him with Green shadowing him outside (a la Sully/Diebs) in case they decide to double. Agree that outside of T Duncs and Leonard, the Spurs were generally awful. Splitter does nothing but foul. Neal is a waste. Ginobili is a waste AND turns it over. Parker - 6/23. Diaw actually played really effectively. Green wasn't hot but plays good defensively. That's it. They only go 8 deep. I'd like to see DeJaun Blair instead of Splitter or perhaps Bonner to space out the floor.
Spurs 2-4 at the line in the last minute. Bad. And Thad Matta must have been coaching because they didn't foul up 3 with 10 seconds to go. It's the most common sense call to make, and almost every coach fails to do it.
The problem with having Blair and Bonner on the floor is that they can't stop anybody on defense. Blair would be great for rebounding, but he'd have to stay around the paint because his midrange game isn't the threat that Splitter's is which would make it easier for the bigs to double on Duncan.
Bonner doesn't rebound well and is a total liability on defense. Second chance points have been what's keeping SA in these games. I'd say having Neal is the better option because he's a scorer - instant offense, but streaky. Still better than the turnovers and blah from Manu lately.
Timmah was amazing the other night; reminded us of why he's the best PF of all time.
It's kind of bittersweet that the most exciting thing on TV until football starts again is happening tonight...
NHL Playoffs>NBA Playoffs.
We will see how the rest of the NHL playoffs go but I think you are going to be right. Then again, I barely watch the NBA outside of the playoffs anymore.
If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. ~ Bruce Lee
Why is LeBron James ALWAYS whining to the refs. It's crazy. He's the best player in the game right now. Use your talent and dominate. Quit bitching.
i don't care how may titles he wins, when I look back on his career I'll remember the whining. I remember Jordan's competitiveness, Bird's cold hearted kill shots, Magic's smile.....and LeBron whining, whining, whining.
I remember Jordan's competitiveness. But I also remember him getting every questionable call.
I remember him getting a lot of them, but I don't remember him whining like a girl when he didnt
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