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Thread: The 10th NBA Random Thoughts thread 2013-2014: Coveting Miami's Crown

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    Looks like Miami's big addition will be Caron Butler. But the clock is ticking, if he's not bought out by Saturday. Not gonna happen. Grizzlies have signed Beno Udrih. Looks like Jimmer won't end up there.
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    Cleveland is on the verge of handing OKC its third consecutive loss (all at home).

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    Haha, San Antonio is going to end up as the 1 seed somehow. What an amazing organization.

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    Cleveland is on the verge of handing OKC its third consecutive loss (all at home).
    Minus CJ Miles. OKC is sliding fast.

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    Wow OKC on a dramtic and surprising skid. Lets just hope the pacers take full advantage

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    Cleveland is on the verge of handing OKC its third consecutive loss (all at home).
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    "See how stupid those fans sound complaining about the officials. That is one reason why I hate when Pacers fans complain about the refs - does not come across well at all, no matter the merit. "

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    Cleveland scored 42 points in the 4th quarter.

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    Just shows that all the top teams go through bad stretches

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    Just shows that all the top teams go through bad stretches
    Would our host be able to handle to load that a three game losing streak would generate here??

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    Just shows that all the top teams go through bad stretches
    I thought that the Pacers are the only Elite Team to lose to bad Teams
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    Just shows that all the top teams go through bad stretches
    Not quite: The '95-'96 Bulls only had one back-to-back set of losses - during a brutal five-games-in-seven-nights stretch on the road.

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    Russell Westbrook has to be the biggest blowhard in the NBA. OKC was fantastic without him, and he comes back and has to play his game. Can't fall in line with what the other players are doing. Tonight, RW took one more shot than KD. Why would he take more shots than the NBA's top scorer?
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    I had a feeling when Westbrook came back OKC wouldn't be as good, of course its still way too early to tell, but they are off to a rough start

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    Russell Westbrook has to be the biggest blowhard in the NBA. OKC was fantastic without him, and he comes back and has to play his game. Can't fall in line with what the other players are doing. Tonight, RW took one more shot than KD. Why would he take more shots than the NBA's top scorer?
    He was 8/17 and had 9 assists and only 2 turnovers. OKC lost because they forgot to defend, they allowed cavs 42 points in the 4th quarter.

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    Sometimes teams adjust poorly when big-time players come back. And sometimes teams just have bad stretches. OKC is clearly better with Westbrook in the long run.

    Ask any team in the league and they'd tell you they'd rather face the Thunder without Westbrook.

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    Not quite: The '95-'96 Bulls only had one back-to-back set of losses - during a brutal five-games-in-seven-nights stretch on the road.

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    Those Bulls weren't only a top team. They were legendary.
    They were the most professional team I've ever seen. In the sense that David West and George Hill are professional. They came to play every night. There were several top teams that have had more talent than they did, but no one played harder every night.

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    LVP: Despite playing only 17 minutes, Byron Mullens managed to chuck up 11 shots. Nearly every time Mullens had the ball in his hands, he was shooting. It didn't matter where he was on the court, either.
    This guy lol, doesn't he realize how to play basketball. I looked up his Wikipedia, apparently he was ranked #1 on Rivals.com and #3 as Scout.com, being tall definitely has it advantages. If I could play basketball just because I was tall I would do it in a heartbeat.

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    Sometimes teams adjust poorly when big-time players come back. And sometimes teams just have bad stretches. OKC is clearly better with Westbrook in the long run.

    Ask any team in the league and they'd tell you they'd rather face the Thunder without Westbrook.
    The way they adapted all this time witout Westbrook was just admirable and their record at the time shows it.

    Don't know if Westbrook coming back disrupt them in some way but I honestly didn't expect it. Not in a 'losing to freaking Cleveland at home' way.
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    Remember that Perkins was out, too. Despite all jokes to the contrary, I'm sure that had a little something to do with it.

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    Not quite: The '95-'96 Bulls only had one back-to-back set of losses - during a brutal five-games-in-seven-nights stretch on the road.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995%E2...o_Bulls_season

    well the Pacers have only had 1 back to back loss all season.

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    well the Pacers have only had 1 back to back loss all season.
    Good point. How, then, are you quantifying a slump for this year's Pacers? My point was that the Bulls were an example of a team that had no slump ... by any measure.
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    So OKC didn't anticipate how much better Reggie Jackson made their defense IMO. Westbrook is getting murdered. I expect it to get better, but Reggie was definitely a better point of attack defender for them. It's not just on him though, Simmons pointed this out in his NBA mailbag, but basically OKC has no backcourt depth in terms of D or really athleticism. They end up with Derek Fisher guarding guys liek Jamal Crawford.

    Also, I'm assuming we're the only team in the NBA without a 3 game losing streak?
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    Good point. How, then, are you quantifying a slump for this year's Pacers? My point was that the Bulls were an example of a team that had no slump ... by any measure.
    And saying that for a team to be a "top" team they have to compare favorably to that Bulls team is reaching to the extreme. If "all" covers 99.9%, then in common usage that should be good enough.
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    He was 8/17 and had 9 assists and only 2 turnovers. OKC lost because they forgot to defend, they allowed cavs 42 points in the 4th quarter.
    Yeah the issues have nothing to do with the offense. Sure you'd like to see KD get more than 16 shots, but Russ taking 17 and scoring 24 is not out of line at all. That's very strong production and efficiency. I mean they got 52 points out on 33 shots out of Russ and KD.

    The D is the major issue here. 103, 125, and 114 given up at home since Russ has been back.

    However, Russ shouldn't get all the blame here. OKC was coughing a bit before he came back. The losses to the Wiz and Magic both stick out now as signs of some issues.

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