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    We almost witnessed a couple of fatalities in Miami.

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    Damn wish orlando had pulled that one out

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    shoving match that I guarantee gets called a brawl in Oakland with the Blazers

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    Seeing Jermaine O'Neal involved in a scuffle brings back bad memories . Really don't see how anyone deserves a suspension for this one, possible Bogut for being the instigator.

    Wow, Wesley being ejected is huge though, dude was on fire Not sure how Green is ejected, but not Bogut....home cooking at its finest

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    I haven't watched the whole game or anything but that entire thing's on Bogut, dude threw an elbow at Freeland's chin. maybe there was some mitigating circumstances but that was just dirty by Bogut.

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    Blazers announcers are livid, rightfully so. Bogut caused this whole fight, but the Blazers lose their best player(who only ran over to the bench to save Mo from being manhandled by O'Neal). Refs deciding games really infuriates me.

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    Typical Warriors not having the player who escalates the situation getting kicked out of the game.....
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    I don't know how to compute this but how many games are we ahead of Miami Heat.

    Pacers 12-1
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    I don't know how to compute this but how many games are we ahead of Miami Heat.

    Pacers 12-1
    Heat 10-3
    2 in the lose column, but it is way to early to even look at that now.

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    So how exactly is Portland winning so many games, is their offense just that good? It's going to be interesting to see Aldridge vs. West.

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    I don't know how to compute this but how many games are we ahead of Miami Heat.

    Pacers 12-1
    Heat 10-3
    2. Count the difference between the wins and the losses. Add them together and divide by 2. 12-10=2, 3-1=2, 2+2=4, 4/2=2

    another example. If the HEAT loose their next game, they are 10-4. 12-10=2; 4-1=3; 2+3=5; 5/2=2.5 two and a half games.

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    So how exactly is Portland winning so many games, is their offense just that good? It's going to be interesting to see Aldridge vs. West.
    Well last year that had a top 3 starting five in the league, but one of the worst benches in history. Adding Mo, Wright, and Robinson was a big plus (and McCollum will be coming back from injury sometime in Dec.), plus Freeland has actually looked like a serviceable back up bigman this year :O. Replacing Hickson with Fropez was also a solid gain, as Robin will actually play defense and box out, something Hickson was allergic to. It also doesn't hurt that Matthews has been on absolute fire. They remind me of the Nuggets, so while I think they will win a lot of reg. season games with scorching offense, their defense doesn't make think they will last longer than 2 round max in the postseason. Really fun team to watch though.

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    Charlotte Hornets will bring back purple-and-teal colors




    The Charlotte Bobcats will go purple-and-teal when they become the Hornets next season – as it was in 1988 and as the fans want it to be again.

    Bobcats management revealed the color scheme in an exclusive interview with the Observer. The purple-and-teal scheme will be accented by black and light shades of gray and blue.

    A formal announcement by the team is expected later Sunday.

    Returning to the teal-and-purple look in the original Alexander Julian-designed uniforms seemed a no-brainer after the Bobcats received permission from the NBA in July to adopt the Hornets nickname. The original Hornets moved to New Orleans in 2002 and switched nicknames to the Pelicans this season.

    “We thought it was very important for us to listen to our fans and the overall community. There seemed to be an overwhelming desire to pay homage to the legacy of the Hornets, from their time here before,” Bobcats President Fred Whitfield said. “We listened to our fans, and that’s what led us in this direction.”

    Pete Guelli, the Bobcats’ chief marketing officer, said polling of the Charlotte market indicated about 80percent support for a name change to Hornets, and support for bringing back teal-and-purple ran nearly as high.

    One interesting point about the accent colors: that “light blue” looks an awful lot like Carolina blue, a color Bobcats owner Michael Jordan wore as one of the Tar Heels’ all-time best players.

    “We understand it’s an important color to the region,” said Guelli of the blue shade. “It scored high in our survey and was part of the original Hornet color palette.”

    The Bobcats are still working on new uniforms and logos. While no final decisions have been made, next season’s uniforms probably won’t be replicas of the originals, with pleats and such.

    “Clearly there would have been some evolution for any brand over 23 years. There would be some evolution of what the look would be,” Whitfield said. “We’re being very deliberate to make sure our uniform design is something our fans would be excited about, and also have a current look and feel.”

    Julian, a national clothing designer who grew up in Chapel Hill, advocated the teal-and-purple color scheme when then-team owner George Shinn asked him to design the prototype uniforms. By 1995, Hornets gear was the hottest seller in the NBA. Charlotte Hornets “legacy” items sold by the NBA are still big sellers among young consumers.

    The Bobcats have already seen new revenue from the name change. There’s been an uptick in season-ticket sales – an 89percent renewal rate, plus about 2,000 new season-ticket equivalents.

    Team management is waiting for league approval to start selling more Charlotte Hornets gear in the team store at Time Warner Cable Arena.

    “Without a doubt, we can attribute (improved ticket sales) to the rebrand. People want to be here for the first season of the Hornets,” Guelli said.

    “We’re working every day with the league to start selling Hornets gear, even before (the rebranding at the start of next season). Right now we can sell the ‘Heritage’ products. Next is (merchandise) with the new colors and eventually the logo.”

    Things like the new logo and mascot are complicated issues because that is intellectual property the New Orleans franchise was using as recently as April. The Bobcats are trying to strike a balance between ramping up their own plans without complicating New Orleans’ transition to the Pelicans name and look.

    Just getting the right shades of teal and purple was a chore involving the Bobcats, the NBA office and the hundreds of companies that sell NBA-licensed apparel. Bobcats management rounded up old Hornets gear and saw eight variations on what was then called teal. That won’t cut it in 2013.

    “We needed to establish one shade of teal, so that 400 (licensees) could all provide the same color products. We worked so closely with the NBA to establish a color that could be reproduced on any product and taken to retail,” Whitfield said.

    “If you look at the purples in the NBA, there are three or four different shades. We had to meet as a group, get our owner involved and say, ‘What shade of purple?’ Because it’s not all just purple.”

    The franchise is budgeting about $4million to change everything inside and outside the arena from Bobcats to Hornets over the next 11 months. The big things include resurfacing the game and practice courts and deciding what replaces Rufus as the team mascot. There are numerous other issues, like renaming the dance team from the Lady Cats or changing the team’s limited liability corporation (from Bobcats Sports and Entertainment).

    The Bobcats have identified 250 aspects of the arena – everything from the signage along the video board to murals of the players in uniform to Bobcats orange waste cans – that must be replaced before the 2014-15 season.

    “We have an obligation to do this thing right,” Guelli said. “When people walk into the arena in the fall of 2014, they need to know this is no longer a Bobcats experience. It’s a Hornets experience.”


    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/201...#storylink=cpy

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    So how exactly is Portland winning so many games, is their offense just that good? It's going to be interesting to see Aldridge vs. West.
    They actually have a bench now. Plus, Robin Lopez is a much better fit alongside Aldridge than Hickson was.
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    This must be demoralizing for the Bulls. They no bench any more either.

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    we've moved into 8th in the east at 5-8. the only thing funnier is Atlanta being 3rd by a mile with an 8-6 record. They could drop another 3 games and still keep it.

    I really thought we had terrible chemistry. Then I saw the Nets today. It really can get much worse.

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    BTW Jennings despite his epic shooting funk is averaging 8 assists on a team with zero outside shooting. I will credit him for being a very solid floor general.

    He's gotta come out of that shooting funk, though.

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    Utah has 38 points with 2 and a half minutes to go in the 3rd against OKC. Holy ****!!!
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    Wouldn't it be magical if these teams which are rolling teams out with no chance all got Spur'ed in the lottery? Of course it will not happen since they changed it, but it would be neat to see 3 teams move in front of the lowest 3 losers.

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    With the way Chicago playing right now, they might as well lose this season and hope they get lucky once again and pick one of the top prospects in the draft. Not that I'm promoting tanking, but with their roster situation a mini rebuild is needed. They just don't have a consistent scorer other than Boozer and Deng right now, and they might be gone next year.

    As for Brooklyn...wow. Just pure disaster for a team with high expectations. Maybe they can make it work after a few more games.

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    With the way Chicago playing right now, they might as well lose this season and hope they get lucky once again and pick one of the top prospects in the draft. Not that I'm promoting tanking, but with their roster situation a mini rebuild is needed. They just don't have a consistent scorer other than Boozer and Deng right now, and they might be gone next year.

    It's sad, but it is the smart thing to do. This will be another lost season, and they are paying 7 million dollars in tax to be a playoff team. Might as well get something in return for Deng and let Butler play his natural position.

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    They won't tank though. Thibs will just not allow it. That's my take of course.
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    The Nets have major problems.

    Did anyone else catch Doug Collins comments about the Nets Friday night on ESPN studio. He is almost never critical of other coaches. So when he was critical of the situation with the Nets, I took notice. He said the hiring of Kidd cheapens the coaching profession, like anyone can do it.

    You might say well what about the other former players who have never coached. Doug made a great point, those other former players who never coached before did not become head coaches 1 months after retiring from playing. They were out of it for a few years, had a chance to study the game as a would be coach.

    Hornacek is doing a very good job, if you watch the Suns play you can see a team that is together, seems to have a plan, plays hard. Sure they are probably a .500 at the absolute best, but they are maximizing their talent, that is for sure.

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