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We The North

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Curry continues to struggle in the finals (compared to how dominant he is in the regular season and early playoff series). Can’t help but think Klay would’ve nailed that shot, he was having a great game. Sucks that he got injured

That being said, good for Toronto/Canada for winning their first championship after making the bold move to trade for Kawhi on an expiring contract.

Toronto wins. Sorry it's not the Leafs. They'll have to wait for that.
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Canada won, congratulations . Seriously, the Raptors are a good team, played defense, won on the road! Too bad KT went down with the injury, he was playing great. I love his game, great (and pretty) shot and he plays defense. I was kind of hoping for a 7th game. The biggest challenge now will be to keep KL on the team. And there are reports that the Washington Wizards want Masai Ujiri to run their operation. Interesting summer awaits the Raptors in the north.
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Don’t understand the last GS shot. You’re down by one. Why rush a contested 3? There were 9 seconds on the clock.

The 3 point shot has ruined basketball.

Now, get off my lawn and turn down your music.
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Don’t understand the last GS shot. You’re down by one. Why rush a contested 3? There were 9 seconds on the clock.

The 3 point shot has ruined basketball.


Now, get off my lawn and turn down your music.

I agree in a way and GS is a prime example. I personally don't care much for Curry scoring from miles away, but it sometime wins games I guess. You hardly see an open 2 points shot anymore from outside the paint!
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In this age of "money ball", maybe someone did some number crunching and figured out that the risk/reward analysis favors an open 3-pointer vs 2. My anecdotal observation is that for these guys, the percentage of open 3 vs 2 is pretty close.
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dalava wrote:
In this age of "money ball", maybe someone did some number crunching and figured out that the risk/reward analysis favors an open 3-pointer vs 2. My anecdotal observation is that for these guys, the percentage of open 3 vs 2 is pretty close.

Exactly, a 3 pointer is worth 50% more points than a 2 pointer and you are only something like ~15% less likely to make the shot. So even though you make less shots, you score more point. But there are other big advantages. It spreads out the defense, so defenders can't help each other and makes double teaming more difficult. Now your center is basically always in a 1 on 1 situation. Also, with the defenders spread out, it opens up lanes to drive towards the basket. That is why it is so effective.
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Canada won, congratulations .

This is pro sports not the Olympics. An NBA Franchise located in Canada won. Half the players were American and the other half were European & African.

Interesting factoid... The Raptor's Chris Boucher is the only Canadian on this Raptors Championship team (he played in 28 regular season games).... He also won the NBA championship last year as a member of the GS Warriors. (He played in 1 regular season game....)

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Re: NBA [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for the clarification...I didn't know...

Interesting anecdote... Adam Silver looked fairly pleased last night, I think.
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Re: NBA [dalava] [ In reply to ]
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I agree but I am not sure it males the game better of prettier, it just how the evolved.
On a different note, talking a money ball and statistics in general, half of the rebounds and assists recorded are junk. Specifically assist. It should only count when your assist clearly and directly make enables player to score. Like when cutting to the basket. A pass on the top of the key is not an assist, imo, I remember last regular season game the Heat Played the Nets and Wade needed one assist to get into some record. He nonchalantly passed the ball to a teammate who had an uncontested shot. Everyone went crazy for this assist. Its BS. Unlike baseball the statistic in baskeball is a tream effort not directly ties to an individual player, so more tricky to fully give a true picture.
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chaparral wrote:
dalava wrote:
In this age of "money ball", maybe someone did some number crunching and figured out that the risk/reward analysis favors an open 3-pointer vs 2. My anecdotal observation is that for these guys, the percentage of open 3 vs 2 is pretty close.


Exactly, a 3 pointer is worth 50% more points than a 2 pointer and you are only something like ~15% less likely to make the shot. So even though you make less shots, you score more point. But there are other big advantages. It spreads out the defense, so defenders can't help each other and makes double teaming more difficult. Now your center is basically always in a 1 on 1 situation. Also, with the defenders spread out, it opens up lanes to drive towards the basket. That is why it is so effective.

Not necessarily. But it sure makes players work harder.
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Guffaw wrote:
b4itwascold wrote:
Canada won, congratulations .


This is pro sports not the Olympics. An NBA Franchise located in Canada won. Half the players were American and the other half were European & African.

Interesting factoid... The Raptor's Chris Boucher is the only Canadian on this Raptors Championship team (he played in 28 regular season games).... He also won the NBA championship last year as a member of the GS Warriors. (He played in 1 regular season game....)


And one American Asian.
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fixed it.
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Also, with the defenders spread out, it opens up lanes to drive towards the basket. That is why it is so effective.

It opens up lanes for others but there's also a handful of players that terrify opponents because they're ungodly three point shooters and they're quick enough to take that open lane the spread causes. James Harden and Steph Curry are the two that cause the most fits, especially Harden. You over commit trying to defend Harden's step-back 3 and he'll blow right by you for an easy two. Harden is the best 1-on-1 player in the NBA right now. His bag of tricks with the step-back, crossover, and Euro-step is just ridiculous. He's also deceptively quick. I know Giannis will probably beat out Harden for MVP this year but Harden should win it again, IMO.

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b4itwascold wrote:
Guffaw wrote:
b4itwascold wrote:
Canada won, congratulations .


This is pro sports not the Olympics. An NBA Franchise located in Canada won. Half the players were American and the other half were European & African.

Interesting factoid... The Raptor's Chris Boucher is the only Canadian on this Raptors Championship team (he played in 28 regular season games).... He also won the NBA championship last year as a member of the GS Warriors. (He played in 1 regular season game....)


And one Asian.
https://bleacherreport.com/...yer-to-win-nba-title

Lin won a title before Melo - who would've thunk?
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b4itwascold wrote:
Guffaw wrote:
b4itwascold wrote:
Canada won, congratulations .


This is pro sports not the Olympics. An NBA Franchise located in Canada won. Half the players were American and the other half were European & African.

Interesting factoid... The Raptor's Chris Boucher is the only Canadian on this Raptors Championship team (he played in 28 regular season games).... He also won the NBA championship last year as a member of the GS Warriors. (He played in 1 regular season game....)


And one Asian.
https://bleacherreport.com/...yer-to-win-nba-title

I'm pretty sure he's American.

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chaparral wrote:
Also, with the defenders spread out, it opens up lanes to drive towards the basket. That is why it is so effective.


It opens up lanes for others but there's also a handful of players that terrify opponents because they're ungodly three point shooters and they're quick enough to take that open lane the spread causes. James Harden and Steph Curry are the two that cause the most fits, especially Harden. You over commit trying to defend Harden's step-back 3 and he'll blow right by you for an easy two. Harden is the best 1-on-1 player in the NBA right now. His bag of tricks with the step-back, crossover, and Euro-step is just ridiculous. He's also deceptively quick. I know Giannis will probably beat out Harden for MVP this year but Harden should win it again, IMO.

You mean also the double step-back..... that belongs on the dancing floor. In basketball its called traveling.
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axlsix3 wrote:
b4itwascold wrote:
Guffaw wrote:
b4itwascold wrote:
Canada won, congratulations .


This is pro sports not the Olympics. An NBA Franchise located in Canada won. Half the players were American and the other half were European & African.

Interesting factoid... The Raptor's Chris Boucher is the only Canadian on this Raptors Championship team (he played in 28 regular season games).... He also won the NBA championship last year as a member of the GS Warriors. (He played in 1 regular season game....)


And one Asian.
https://bleacherreport.com/...yer-to-win-nba-title


Lin won a title before Melo - who would've thunk?

Funny, I just saw all the twitter Lin-Melo fest, men people remember stuff from while back.
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Did Jeremy Lin play a minute in the final? I know he played some cleanup minutes in early post season blowouts.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Did Jeremy Lin play a minute in the final? I know he played some cleanup minutes in early post season blowouts.

"During this postseason run, Lin has only logged 27 total minutes. His only playing time in the Finals came in the final minute of the Raptors' 123-109 Game 3 win."

How about Fred VanVleet what a great story. The unsung hero of the Raptors, imo. Hubie Brown also voted for him as the MVP of the finals.
https://www.si.com/...-leonard-raptors-win
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Did Jeremy Lin play a minute in the final? I know he played some cleanup minutes in early post season blowouts.


"During this postseason run, Lin has only logged 27 total minutes. His only playing time in the Finals came in the final minute of the Raptors' 123-109 Game 3 win."

How about Fred VanVleet what a great story. The unsung hero of the Raptors, imo. Hubie Brown also voted for him as the MVP of the finals.
https://www.si.com/...-leonard-raptors-win

FVV was great in rounds 3 and 4. However, his gawd-awful play in round 2 is part of the reason why we needed Kawhi's miracle shot to put Philly away.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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b4itwascold wrote:
BLeP wrote:
Did Jeremy Lin play a minute in the final? I know he played some cleanup minutes in early post season blowouts.


"During this postseason run, Lin has only logged 27 total minutes. His only playing time in the Finals came in the final minute of the Raptors' 123-109 Game 3 win."

How about Fred VanVleet what a great story. The unsung hero of the Raptors, imo. Hubie Brown also voted for him as the MVP of the finals.
https://www.si.com/...-leonard-raptors-win

Love Fred. Loved watching him at Wichita State (my alma mater). I think it's wild that he was undrafted, then last year signed a 2-year $18M contract.
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He's my favourite Raptor. I love a good underdog story.

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