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Old 04-17-2014, 11:09 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Tyler Hansbrough and Chuck Hayes better bring it.
if there's one thing I'm not concerned, it's the above ...

we will almost certainly be more physical than them, this team has a mean streak, from lowry, amir and JV (and even ross and demar to some extent), all the way to the true bad asses, tyler and chuck. And Salmons can be counted for some toughness.
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:57 AM   #22 (permalink)
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if there's one thing I'm not concerned, it's the above ...

we will almost certainly be more physical than them, this team has a mean streak, from lowry, amir and JV (and even ross and demar to some extent), all the way to the true bad asses, tyler and chuck. And Salmons can be counted for some toughness.
Exactly. It will be refreshing to see after getting bullied by the Celtics Big 3 for so many years.
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:55 PM   #23 (permalink)
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one final element in this bizarre deja-vu

in the 2006-2007, we won a crazy game in washington on a miracle shot by mo pete. Had we lost that game, we would have played the same wizards in the playoffs, a team that was without arenas (and jamison if I'm not mistaken). Instead, because of that extra win, we got to play the nets.

fast forward to 2014, because of the shameless tanking by the nets, instead of playing washington, we'll be playing the nets again.

this better not end with a 4-2 loss, because if that happens, I'm not watching the 2020-2021 season.
don't take this too seriously, BUT.

After the 2006-2007 season that ended with the loss to NJN, the next season we started out really strong. At some point, we were 11 games over .500 if I recall, and looking good. Then we kind of collapsed in the second half and made the playoffs in the 6th spot.

Our first round matchup was against a team coached by SVG, anchored by a very athletic, offensively challenged, defensive monster that couldn't shoot free throws. Despite some heroic efforts from our best player, we fell short in 5 games.

All I'm saying is, we'd better not play detroit in the first round
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don't take this too seriously, BUT.

After the 2006-2007 season that ended with the loss to NJN, the next season we started out really strong. At some point, we were 11 games over .500 if I recall, and looking good. Then we kind of collapsed in the second half and made the playoffs in the 6th spot.

Our first round matchup was against a team coached by SVG, anchored by a very athletic, offensively challenged, defensive monster that couldn't shoot free throws. Despite some heroic efforts from our best player, we fell short in 5 games.

All I'm saying is, we'd better not play detroit in the first round
FUCK THAT.
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:05 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I'm good with my chances against Milwaukee as it currently stands.
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:47 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I'm good with my chances against Milwaukee as it currently stands.
Well obviously, we beat them by 60 and Bruno had 32 points.
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don't take this too seriously, BUT.

After the 2006-2007 season that ended with the loss to NJN, the next season we started out really strong. At some point, we were 11 games over .500 if I recall, and looking good. Then we kind of collapsed in the second half and made the playoffs in the 6th spot.

Our first round matchup was against a team coached by SVG, anchored by a very athletic, offensively challenged, defensive monster that couldn't shoot free throws. Despite some heroic efforts from our best player, we fell short in 5 games.

All I'm saying is, we'd better not play detroit in the first round
Your memory is very flawed.

We started 2007-08, and progressed as:
2-0 after 2 games
5-4 after 9 games
10-8 after 18 games
15-11 after 26 games (peak games above point, we were 20-6 this year)
17-17 after 34 games (where we currently sit 24-10)

We peaked at 4 wins over .500, we had 22 wins in the first 41 games and 19 wins in the final 41 games. A collapse of epic proportions!
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BTW you are thinking I believe of Bosh's last year here, 2009-10, where we were in 5th with a record trending to 50 wins before the all star break, then Bosh got hurt twice and we fell apart, missing the playoffs.
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A collapse of epic proportions!
Agreed. And just to be clear, a collapse of "epic proportions" in Toronto is not epic, unless it's about the Leafs as they have that mastered.
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BTW you are thinking I believe of Bosh's last year here, 2009-10, where we were in 5th with a record trending to 50 wins before the all star break, then Bosh got hurt twice and we fell apart, missing the playoffs.
no, it's actuall not failing me badly. I just checked, we were 32-24 before or around the all star game that season and then we went 9 - 17 over the final 26 games. We went from .570 over the first 4 months to .340 over the final two months, so a pretty big collapse.
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no, it's actuall not failing me badly. I just checked, we were 32-24 before or around the all star game that season and then we went 9 - 17 over the final 26 games. We went from .570 over the first 4 months to .340 over the final two months, so a pretty big collapse.
We didn't "start out really strong". We were .500 over the first 30 games. We caught fire mid-season and cooled off at the end, which is wildly different than the current season thus far (and a significantly different narrative than the one you describe).
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We didn't "start out really strong". We were .500 over the first 30 games. We caught fire mid-season and cooled off at the end, which is wildly different than the current season thus far (and a significantly different narrative than the one you describe).
sure, and orlando is not detroit either. And we haven't collapsed yet this season and we may never do.

Just saying it would be quite another coincidence if it did happen. Even if the win/loss curve doesn't match that season's precisely
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sure, and orlando is not detroit either. And we haven't collapsed yet this season and we may never do.

Just saying it would be quite another coincidence if it did happen. Even if the win/loss curve doesn't match that season's precisely
Ehh. After the eerie coincidences of last season, I think you are reaching here.
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