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skyfire
01-30-2004, 07:31 AM
From the game report (http://www.nba.com/games/20040129/SACSAS/recap.html) between the Kings and Spurs:
"It's a regular-season game, we play them three more times," Stojakovic said. "They play East Coast basketball - tough on the defensive end and patient on offense."

The pacers game has been likened to playoff style bball, does this mean that the high-octane offenses of Sacramento and Dallas are doomed to great regular season records but no rings?

Peck
01-30-2004, 09:27 AM
From the game report (http://www.nba.com/games/20040129/SACSAS/recap.html) between the Kings and Spurs:
"It's a regular-season game, we play them three more times," Stojakovic said. "They play East Coast basketball - tough on the defensive end and patient on offense."

The pacers game has been likened to playoff style bball, does this mean that the high-octane offenses of Sacramento and Dallas are doomed to great regular season records but no rings?

The answer to both of your questions is yes.

Yes, the Spurs play a style similar to the E.C.

Yes, the high octane offense of both Dallas & Sacramento will grind to a halt once teams start the playoffs. They may advance somewhat, but I would be shocked if Dallas made it out of the Semi-finals & I don't think the Kings will represent the west either although they may make it to the W.C. finals.

Of course these are just my opinions & I could be wrong. :fro: :whip:

Slick Pinkham
01-30-2004, 10:02 AM
Yes and maybe.

I'm beginning to believe that the Kings WANT to play good D and that they sometimes can. There defense was pretty good last night, though Duncan had a big game. Everytime I watch them play the Mavs though, the Kings revert to a trading baskets mentality. A "lets trade baskets, you get yours but just-wait, I'll get mine" approach to basketball gives everyone good numbers and a seat on the couch for the finals.

Bibby, Christie, and Jackson give them good perimeter D that Dallas will NEVER have. Webber, Divac, and Brad are offensive players first, though smart enough to play decent D at times.