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bad gambler
11-05-2004, 11:54 PM
Thought might be an idea to create a new thread for all those basketball loving fans who want to chat about the NBA season.

Buckle up coz it is a very long journey!

bad gambler
11-05-2004, 11:54 PM
Today a full board of matches....

I'm thinking the spurs v lakers match could get a messy for bryant & co

sol
11-06-2004, 12:13 AM
Hi bad gambler :bigwave:

Great idea :yeah:

Celtics are my team. I'll support Tim Duncan and the Spurs tonight at 10:30 PM ;)

Purple Rainbow
11-06-2004, 12:13 AM
Hey, good idea BG!
I was thinking of starting a basketball thread as well, but wasn''t sure if there was any interest for the sport around here.
Anyway, I think it's quite an open season, without any real favourites. Maybe a chance for dark horses like the Timberwolves or Mavericks to get their first title?
It will be interesting to see what Shaq can bring to Miami, how the Lakers fare with only Bryant and how LeBron James will develop in his second year.
Plus, I'll be keeping close watch to compatriots Dan Gadzuric and Francisco Elson (Bucks and Nuggets, resp)!
May the season be long and exciting! :yeah:

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 12:14 AM
LOL although looking at my initial thread i can't even spell basketball...better change that ;)

Fedex
11-06-2004, 12:16 AM
Today a full board of matches....

I'm thinking the spurs v lakers match could get a messy for bryant & co
Oh it will, dont worry. :) They struggled tremendously last year with SA Spurs, but last years LA team was much different. I expect a very one sided game. :D

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 12:28 AM
Hey, good idea BG!
I was thinking of starting a basketball thread as well, but wasn''t sure if there was any interest for the sport around here.
Anyway, I think it's quite an open season, without any real favourites. Maybe a chance for dark horses like the Timberwolves or Mavericks to get their first title?
It will be interesting to see what Shaq can bring to Miami, how the Lakers fare with only Bryant and how LeBron James will develop in his second year.
Plus, I'll be keeping close watch to compatriots Dan Gadzuric and Francisco Elson (Bucks and Nuggets, resp)!
May the season be long and exciting! :yeah:

yes it will be a really interesting season...

i think fav for western conference are spurs and eastern have to be the pistons - but as u say there are some potential "dark horses"...i would also add memphis in that category - tehy are a very young team who exceeded expectations last year and will only improve!

Neely
11-06-2004, 01:09 AM
76ers are my main favorite team! :yeah:

Goooooooo Allen Iverson! :devil: :angel: ;) :yeah:

But I also like Dallas, despite they couldn't play good defense the last season. And Dirk Nowitzki, of course! ;)

Furthermore I like many more interesting individual players to watch.

Canuck_Chick
11-06-2004, 01:31 AM
my favourite team are the Raptors....mainly due to geographical factors :)
vince is pissing me off tho :mad:
since i'm canadian i like steve nash, todd macculloch (too bad he had to retire) and jamaal magloire.

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 01:39 AM
well chicky looks like raptors are doing well against the pistons at the moment!

raptors lead pistons 65-61 with 4:30 to go in the 3rd qtr

they are playing some strong bball

Canuck_Chick
11-06-2004, 01:49 AM
they are playing well and bosh is on fire
but i'll stop now...i don't wanna jinx them :)

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 01:55 AM
well they are now up by 8 with 10 to go in the 4th...looks safe ;)

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 01:56 AM
pistons need some stops.....got to see some of that D that took tehm to the championship

Canuck_Chick
11-06-2004, 02:38 AM
it's now safe to discuss them since the score is official :)
101-89 Raps :yeah:...
excellent game by bosh and woods. good team "D" and ball sharing by the Barney's.

Ays25
11-06-2004, 02:46 AM
hey any news on mauresmo vs venus?

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 03:50 AM
summary of scores 5/11 so far:

Raptors d Pistons 101-89 :confused:
Suns d Sixers 108-98
Pacers d Celtics 100-94
Magic d Hornets 90-89

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 04:28 AM
spurs lead by 14 mid way thru the 2nd quarter.....this really mite turn out into a major blowout, upwards of 25+ :)

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 04:50 AM
lakers made a late run in the 2nd quarter :(

spurs lead lakers 59-47 at half time

Fedex
11-06-2004, 05:06 AM
hey any news on mauresmo vs venus?
Wrong thread, wrong board.

Fedex
11-06-2004, 05:08 AM
Well, the Spurs are doing a good job of scoring today, vs LA, their defence just needs to crack down. Its been a scoring fest in the 1st half. San Antonio 59-47 at halftime. :)

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 05:10 AM
yes very unlike the spurs's miserly D to give leak out points...simalr to pistons allowing over 100 points in a game...it happened about 10 times last year if that!!

c'mon spurs!

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 05:11 AM
also looks like the jazz could be a dark horse as well this year...they have no superstars but hard working ball players.....they are ripping apart warriors at the moment

Fedex
11-06-2004, 05:13 AM
And this isn't near the same Laker team it was last year, too; its really a one man show: Kobe. Yes, very unlike the Pistons to give up so many points like that. Their scoring/offensive game is good, but their defense has deserted them.

Fedex
11-06-2004, 05:25 AM
Is this in LA? I wonder if that phony Jack Nickholson is there. :rolleyes: He goes to Lakers games, yet he is also a Yankees fan. I dont think so; he's a bandwagen jumper. And, I will say, it was 'sweet' when the Red Sox beat the Yankees in game 7 of the ALCS. :lol: And also when the Pistons destroyed the Lakers in last years NBA Finals. ;) It made victory all the better, since he was there. ;) :)

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 05:27 AM
yes the game is in LA and I can see nicholson and sly stallone watching in teh front row, both are huge laker fans

spurs lead by 12 with 3 min to go in the 3rd :)

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 05:29 AM
finally spurs showing som good D - heva held lakers to just 13 points in the quarter so far...kobe hasn't had a look at all this whole match

Fedex
11-06-2004, 05:31 AM
Yes, I am aware that he is a Lakers fan. He always goes to their home games. But since when was he a Yankee fan; thats where the phony comment is coming from. He was at ALCS game 7, obviously for the Yankees. Thats why the victory was even just a little better than ususal. :)

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 05:42 AM
damn duncan is in foul trouble and lakers are within 11 points at 3 qtr time

need duncan back on the floor popp!

Fedex
11-06-2004, 05:49 AM
Shit, come on Spurs. Need I say, It aint over, till it's over?

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 06:00 AM
spurs still holding out the lakers..lead by 11 with 5min to go in the 4th qtr

should be safe now :)

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 06:41 AM
spurs d lakers 105 -96 ...2-0 start to season :)

Doctor Dance
11-06-2004, 11:12 AM
Bad Gambler

Is there any sport that you don't know about?

Purple Rainbow
11-06-2004, 11:17 AM
Yay! Well done, Spurs. San Antonio has been a title candidate for as long as I can remember, and this years line up is once again very strong.

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 11:02 PM
6/11 Matches

Another full board of matches :woohoo:

My highlight going to be Heat v Wizards - Shaq is in da house!!

Purple Rainbow
11-07-2004, 12:11 PM
Surprise of the season award so far goes to the Utah Jazz.
A team without any big names (Kirilenko is a good baller, but not your typical All Star) is off to a 3-0 start. The Jazz just trashed the Nuggets last night.
I was thinking the rebuilding of the Jazz after Malone left and Stockton stopped would take longer.

Edit: Forgot about Carlos Boozer. Now that's a class forward, proving it with 30 pts (13/19 fgm) and 17 reb last night! :yeah:

Purple Rainbow
11-07-2004, 12:28 PM
6/11 Matches

Another full board of matches :woohoo:

My highlight going to be Heat v Wizards - Shaq is in da house!!

Good pick, but it wasn't Shaq that set this game on fire! So far, the Heat belongs to Dwayne Wade. The guy had 37 pts, 12 ast and 8 reb in the vctory over the Wizards! Huge performance!

Neely
11-07-2004, 10:55 PM
Spurs will kill the Sonics tonight I guess.... :yeah: ;)

Neely
11-08-2004, 01:41 AM
vince is pissing me off tho :mad:
lol, somehow I think the same and he never made me a fan of him.

But his acrobatical talent and his hangtime to do something spectacular while being in air is really awesome. Definately a player who gave the fans things they wanted to see and something to cheer for.

bad gambler
11-08-2004, 02:04 AM
spurs look sluggish at the moment against sonics....but i think they should be right after half time

raptors had another solid win today....3-0 start for them, hopefully spurs can join them!!

bad gambler
11-08-2004, 02:05 AM
Surprise of the season award so far goes to the Utah Jazz.
A team without any big names (Kirilenko is a good baller, but not your typical All Star) is off to a 3-0 start. The Jazz just trashed the Nuggets last night.
I was thinking the rebuilding of the Jazz after Malone left and Stockton stopped would take longer.

Edit: Forgot about Carlos Boozer. Now that's a class forward, proving it with 30 pts (13/19 fgm) and 17 reb last night! :yeah:

yep jazz looks like a sleepy this season...very solid front court they will definitely cause a lot of trouble this year.

should be interesting how they perform at home tomorrow against the nuggets

Neely
11-08-2004, 02:08 AM
Spurs sucked in the 1st half.
What a joke! Duncan got shut down completely by one of the (or probably the) worst frontcourts of the whole NBA :banghead: :rolleyes:

bad gambler
11-08-2004, 02:11 AM
i know neely i'm really pissed off at the moment :(

but spurs have too much class to get rolled, they will fight back!! :)

duncan's stats says it all 5 points/3 rebounds in the first half :sad:

Neely
11-08-2004, 02:14 AM
I hope LA lose tonight :devil: :devil:
they struggled a bit against Atlanta last season ;)

Canuck_Chick
11-08-2004, 02:22 AM
lol, somehow I think the same and he never made me a fan of him.

But his acrobatical talent and his hangtime to do something spectacular while being in air is really awesome. Definately a player who gave the fans things they wanted to see and something to cheer for.

yeah, i really respect vince as an athlete and an entertainer. i just hate his attitude and not to mention all this "trade me" stuff. suck it up and play (which was what he did today so i'm happy :D)

Spurs down 39-46 at halftime...

Purple Rainbow
11-08-2004, 03:01 AM
I always considered Vince to be an overrated player. He has great athletic abilities, but lacks the ability to make a team play better and I don't see him win any NBA trophies. Tonight he proved me wrong, but the Trail Blazers aren't as strong as they used to be.
The Spurs appear to be toast by now, trailing 11 points with 10 minutes to play.

bad gambler
11-08-2004, 06:25 AM
oh well there goes an 82-0 season for the spurs ;)

Neely
11-08-2004, 11:11 AM
damn them, they lost with almost 20 points to Seattle :tape: :tape:
something I had never seen before :(

Purple Rainbow
11-08-2004, 12:21 PM
It's hard to win when you're big man is shooting 4 from 16. Woeful performance by Duncan!

Canuck_Chick
11-08-2004, 09:13 PM
oh well there goes an 82-0 season for the spurs ;)

u have big expectations, don't u :)

tonight's matchups:
Warriors vs. Mavericks
Pistons vs. Clippers
Nuggets vs. Jazz

Neely
11-09-2004, 12:20 AM
oh well there goes an 82-0 season for the spurs ;)
there goes one of bad gambler's first bets with the 82-0 season not possible anymore :p ;)

bad gambler
11-09-2004, 01:53 AM
dallas match should be good...

they ahve improved their defense with the acquision of dampier so now they don't leak in so many points - they too could be a team that pushes the spurs for the western conference final this season

my next hope for the spurs is a 81-1 season :)

Fedex
11-09-2004, 02:41 AM
Man do the kings really suck this year. :( Well, atleast the Lakers suck too, but they atleast have an excuse.

Fedex
11-09-2004, 02:42 AM
The detroit game will start shortly. Good luck to the Pistons. :)

bad gambler
11-09-2004, 08:59 AM
Pistons hung tough to win in double OT - good win by the champions

really excited about this season as early signes suggest there isn't one standout team as yet, though jazz look like they are the real deal

Purple Rainbow
11-09-2004, 12:38 PM
The Jazz are indeed off to an amazing start. But the last two victories came against the Nuggets, not exactly a top class contender.
Great defensive effort by Kirilenko, though. He had like 5 blocks and 4 steals.

Wouldn't know about a standout team, I'd still give the T'Wolves the edge this year. Garnett is utterly dominating!

Neely
11-09-2004, 02:52 PM
Concerning the Jazz, I rally think they did a good job over the last few years getting rid a bit of this "boring" image they had when they were successful with Stockton, Malone and Hornacek.

They got good results and were one of the top teams, but many people knew and thought: "yawn, that's the Jazz, you just see their boring set play and their solid jumpshots"

I noticed over the last few years that the Jazz were becoming more interesting somehow. Okay, on the other hand, they aren't as successful as they used to be :rolleyes: :shrug:

Purple Rainbow
11-09-2004, 03:52 PM
It has always bothered me that Stockton retired without a championship ring. But what career achievements does the guy have. :worship:
Nobody is EVER going to come close to 15,000 assists! I still have a weak point for the Jazz, but I wonder why any player would like to live in the Mormon capital of the world?!

Neely
11-09-2004, 04:45 PM
true about Stockton! I think he will also hold the record for all-time steals FOREVER.

I liked Charles Barkley also much. Sad that he had to retire without a Championship as well.

Patrick Ewing is just another who tried it uncountable times in his career, but never won a NBA final.

Canuck_Chick
11-09-2004, 09:57 PM
This pic made me laugh :lol::

bad gambler
11-10-2004, 01:34 AM
looks like the magic are blowing the macs....grant hill is back!!

Fedex
11-10-2004, 01:59 AM
Pistons hung tough to win in double OT - good win by the champions

really excited about this season as early signes suggest there isn't one standout team as yet, though jazz look like they are the real deal
That seemed close. So is coach Brown back yet??

Fedex
11-10-2004, 02:03 AM
Since when is Utah so good? This is a team to look out for, I guess, this year. They've started the season 4-0, and are usually winning easily, scoring 100+ points. I hope the Lakers lose today.

bad gambler
11-10-2004, 02:05 AM
That seemed close. So is coach Brown back yet??


nah i think he is only back next week

Fedex
11-10-2004, 02:14 AM
Good, he is an important factor in their victorys. He had surgery, right?

Neely
11-10-2004, 02:25 AM
grant hill is back!!
hopefully for longer this season than last one.
Last season he also played, then he got problems again with his fucking ankle, first he got his playing time reduced and later he couldn't/didn't play at all.

I feel really soooooooo sad for Grand Hill :sobbing: :sobbing:
Before this very severe injury, he was one of the best in the NBA, one of the most versatile players of all and then he got so badly injured and had to spend maybe the best time of his career at the sidelines :sad:

For me, that's a real sports tradegy! :rolleyes:

bad gambler
11-10-2004, 02:27 AM
yeah neels....hill was regarded as the next magic johnson.....before his injury he was one of the most all round players in the league...hope he has a bit more luck this season with respect to injuries

Neely
11-10-2004, 02:37 AM
damn, are the Sixers bad, they just can't put a team together and a 2nd scorer :(

probably 1-3 after this game tonight! :banghead: :fiery:

Neely
11-10-2004, 02:45 AM
BTW, another sad story who got thrown back by injuries and never reached his pre-injury level again is Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway. :banghead:

Damn, did this guy RULE with Shaq together in Orlando. One of the best pointguards of these days. A kind of "new" pointguard and an antecessor that revolutionized this position because he was big, athletic, scorer, dunker, hard to defend because of all those properties.

Then the guy left Orlando and was in nothing but injury troubles with Phoenix. The last seasons, if he played, he was only a joke of himself. He never reached the same level again, far away from what he has been. Awful! How time is passing by, now he is over 30 and is facing his career end :sobbing:

Fedex
11-10-2004, 02:47 AM
They're not as bad as Sacremento. Who wants to bet, that the Kings will be 0-4 by the end of the night.

Neely
11-10-2004, 02:54 AM
They're not as bad as Sacremento. Who wants to bet, that the Kings will be 0-4 by the end of the night.
Kings will bounce back. I guess they won't have a very good season compared to the years before, but their offense is just too potent and good and they can score 100+ points virtually every night. A bit of defensive effort and that's good enough to win against most teams.

But with Philly it's different. Offensive is Iverson + a few points from three/four other guys, but nobody so far that you could call a reliable "2nd scorer" :rolleyes:

Fedex
11-10-2004, 02:57 AM
That's true. I just hope they wake up soon.

Neely
11-10-2004, 03:01 AM
Iverson: 29 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists

He scored and dished out a good amount of assists, still it wasn't enough and Philly was back 99% of the game.

The complete team has 15 assists, and Iverson has 10 of them. Only 15 assists for a team is pathetic.

The 2nd best scorer has 12 points.


They must turn it around soon the next weeks or another playoff chance is gone soon. :rolleyes: :sobbing:

Purple Rainbow
11-10-2004, 03:12 AM
The Blazer and the Nets scored a combined total of 124 points. :rolleyes:
Whatever happened to the time that a Kiki Vandeweghe-led Nuggets team scored over 120 points on average all season?

Fedex
11-10-2004, 03:56 AM
Iverson: 29 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists

He scored and dished out a good amount of assists, still it wasn't enough and Philly was back 99% of the game.

The complete team has 15 assists, and Iverson has 10 of them. Only 15 assists for a team is pathetic.

The 2nd best scorer has 12 points.


They must turn it around soon the next weeks or another playoff chance is gone soon. :rolleyes: :sobbing:
It seems to me, like its a one man team, similar to the Lakers.

bad gambler
11-10-2004, 08:48 AM
yes i think the 36ers will struggle again this year - it will be interesting how long iverson puts up with this as he is a player who should be playing in a better team...possibly a trade coming up soon if things don't pick up?

Neely
11-11-2004, 02:03 AM
YESSSSS!!!! :banana:

The 76ers were down by 12 points in this quarter, now they have rallied back to 74-74 at the end of the 3rd quarter!!

And of course it was Allen Iverson who initiated the comeback! :bowdown: :worship:

COME ON!!!

beat New Jersey now! :( :yeah:

Neely
11-11-2004, 02:09 AM
Iverson for another THREE!

He's on fire right now!!! :eek:

but Philly's defense not good enough, they score points but also allow too many at the beginning of the forth... :( :banghead:

bad gambler
11-11-2004, 02:13 AM
hmm...doesn;t look good for them now neels...down by 7 with 8 min to play

Neely
11-11-2004, 02:13 AM
and idiot Iguodala has two turnover on two possessions in a row :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

and Mourning slammed them again :o

down by 5 now :fiery:

bad gambler
11-11-2004, 02:35 AM
what a clutch basket by blount to nail the trail blazers!!!...was like a 18-20 ft jumper

76ers v nets going down to the wire...maybe OT

Neely
11-11-2004, 03:04 AM
Iverson made the most important basket of the game to force overtime despite shooting only pathetically from the field.

Sixers win the OVERTIME!!!!!


I'm happy!!! :D :D :D :D

Neely
11-11-2004, 03:08 AM
IVERSON HAS SEALED THE VICTORY WITH ANOTHER TWO FREE-THROWS

He went 15 for 18 from the free-throw line tonight!! :eek: :worship:

Sixers 108 :) :D - Nets 100 :ras: :ras:
(after 1OT)
:woohoo: :bounce: :banana:

Fedex
11-11-2004, 03:59 AM
The Lakers lost today! :D :yeah: :aparty: And the Clippers just pasted Indiana 102-68 :eek: :D

Neely
11-11-2004, 04:02 AM
And the Clippers just pasted Indiana 102-68 :eek: :D
that must be one (the?) of the biggest home defeat in Pacers home games history since long time... (since all-time?)

Fedex
11-11-2004, 05:11 AM
Yes, Neely, worst home defeat in franchise history, in fact. I'm glad they finally lost; they were bound to, anyway.

Purple Rainbow
11-11-2004, 06:27 AM
The Suns and the Jazz just have their perfect starts squandered as well.
The Suns have the Cavaliers and LeBron James to thank for it. James had 38 points, 10 boards, 6 ast, 3 bl and 3 steals. Quite an all-round ability. I wonder if he can lead the Cavs to the playoffs already this season.

Fedex
11-11-2004, 06:50 AM
He is a great player. Only time will tell, if this will be enough to propel his team to a post season berth. They were close last year, if I recall correctly.

Purple Rainbow
11-11-2004, 07:03 AM
James has got some help of course. What about Drew Gooden, pulling down a career high 21 boards in the victory over Phoenix?
And Ilgauskas is one of those no nonsense players. A reliable center.
I think the Cavs can make it!

bad gambler
11-11-2004, 08:27 AM
rainbow what went wrong with the kings????..they shot poorly again....good be a very long season for them if they don't get their act together!

Fedex
11-11-2004, 08:39 AM
Ah, another poor, crap ass game from the Kings! :( The way this is going, you could make alot of money this season, betting against the Kings. They are just downright awful, right now.

psichogaucho
11-11-2004, 01:08 PM
Hi everybody, I live in Mar del Plata, Argentina, and I am a big fan of Quilmes, probably *not* the best basketball team of my country, but, what the hell...

Neely
11-11-2004, 01:41 PM
hi psichogaucho! :wavey:

never read you anywhere so far, glad to get you to know! :)

Neely
11-11-2004, 05:43 PM
Wow, I didn't notice until just now that Gary Payton scored his 20000th point tonight!! :eek: :eek:

A MILESTONE! :worship:
Payton is the 29th player in NBA history to reach 20000 career points!

Purple Rainbow
11-11-2004, 06:53 PM
Well done Gary! An NBA title to cap a great career would be fully deserved!

Now to bore you all with a random trivia question:

Who are the 2 active players with more career points than Payton?

Fedex
11-11-2004, 07:17 PM
Well done Gary! An NBA title to cap a great career would be fully deserved!

Now to bore you all with a random trivia question:

Who are the 2 active players with more career points than Payton?
I am sure Shaq is one of them. Not sure about the other.

bad gambler
11-11-2004, 07:21 PM
Well done Gary! An NBA title to cap a great career would be fully deserved!

Now to bore you all with a random trivia question:

Who are the 2 active players with more career points than Payton?


hmmm.....well do u consider malone an "active" player?....he still hasn't formally retired as yet...the other one i'd say shaq, but not sure

Purple Rainbow
11-11-2004, 07:50 PM
Uhm, you're right. Haven't considered Malone active. Shaq is correct indeed, so that leaves one more....

Neely
11-12-2004, 12:24 AM
if Malone was playing, he is close to break Abdul-Jabbar's all-time scoring record!

Neely
11-12-2004, 03:48 AM
Found a new pic for your baskeball collection Neely :angel:

Shaq Attack! :eek:
http://picture.funnyjunk.com/pics/shaqhumps.jpg
OMG OMG OMG :o :o :o
Shaq: 215cm, 160(?)kg :tape: ... I feel sorry for his (small?!) wife :tape: :p She can have him all for herself :angel: ;)

Neely
11-12-2004, 03:54 AM
Dallas def. Miami 113-93 :clap2: :D
:woohoo:

Shaq :ras: :devil: :nerner:
;)


holy shit, a very very good game from Nowitzki: 41 points (13-13 FTs), 10 rebounds, 4 assists
he led his team in these three categories!


A German basketball player is on his best way to establish himself among the let's say top5 players in the NBA! :eek: :worship:

Purple Rainbow
11-12-2004, 04:37 AM
Uhm, you're right. Haven't considered Malone active. Shaq is correct indeed, so that leaves one more....

I'll be a spoiler and name the second one. It's Reggie Miller, currently on the Pacers injured list.



if Malone was playing, he is close to break Abdul-Jabbar's all-time scoring record!

That's true, he's 1400 points short. That's managable in one season.

Great game by Nowitzki! :worship: He was a new kind of player upon entering the NBA. Tall forward ho has a range on his shot. Add that to a positive attitude and a game that has improved every single season and we might see MVP material any time soon!

Kevin Garnett had a great game as well against the Rockets. 20 points, 17 reb, 9 ast, 3 steals and 1 block. He led his team in ALL categories! :eek:

Neely
11-12-2004, 05:17 AM
Garnett is incredible. Can do everything for his team, almost a triple double performance tonight! :eek: Wow...

Neely
11-12-2004, 05:28 AM
Garnett has averaged 5 consecutive 20points/10rebounds/5assists seasons now since 1999/2000. He's tied with Larry Bird.

If he can get 6 times in a row 20/10/5 it's probably a record for all-time that will be hard to break ever.

Purple Rainbow
11-12-2004, 05:38 AM
Garnett can do it more than 6 times. The guy isn't aging yet and there's no sign of decline in his stats.
20 points, 10 rebs, 5 ast is deceptively hard. 20/10 seasons are pretty common, but it's he 5 assists make it the tricky part for the big men, though.

Did you know that Oscar Robertson averaged a triple double over his first 5(!) seasons. Talking about huge feats!!

The Nuggets are trashing the Pistons right now. Detroit isn't close to championship form, but the fact that Ben Wallace is out might help a lot.

Neely
11-12-2004, 05:43 AM
Did you know that Oscar Robertson averaged a triple double over his first 5(!) seasons. Talking about huge feats!!
I heard he did it one or two seasons, but not five times :eek:

Purple Rainbow
11-12-2004, 06:13 AM
It's his average over 5 seasons.
He didn't have a triple double average every single one of those seasons.

Neely
11-12-2004, 06:20 AM
cool, now I understand what you mean :yeah: Of course amazing feat, will never be broken by anybody I guess...

Purple Rainbow
11-12-2004, 10:49 AM
Heat - Spurs in on tonight! :banana:

bad gambler
11-12-2004, 11:57 AM
yeah baby!...spurs should (& hopefully) destroy the heat - heat had a tough loss and have to travel + back up - everything is against them!!

i'm so confident i'm going to put some money on the spurs!

bad gambler
11-12-2004, 11:58 AM
what about those nuggets???...can anyone figure them out?....they have a decimated roster, lost camby early on and still hammered the champions :confused:

even though ben wallace was out, still pistons should have won

Yoav
11-12-2004, 12:30 PM
Hey all :wavey:
Is anyone here intrested in the Euroleague?

bad gambler
11-12-2004, 12:53 PM
nah man...i watched a couple of games and when i compared to NBA (i know very unfair comparison) there was too much of a class difference and quality difference.....just want to stick to the best in the world

bad gambler
11-12-2004, 12:58 PM
It's his average over 5 seasons.
He didn't have a triple double average every single one of those seasons.

actually i think u'll find he did average a triple double in one season - 1961 season which is one of the most unheard of things in basketball history.....one of the greatest ever to play the game

bad gambler
11-12-2004, 01:02 PM
A German basketball player is on his best way to establish himself among the let's say top5 players in the NBA! :eek: :worship:


yep he already is a superstar in the league and that's why mark cuban, the owner of the mavs in preseason said that over his dead body would dirk go to the lakers for a direct swap for shaq - and i think he is right, dirk is a superstar, though a little suspect on the defensive end but heck i love players who score points!

he and peja would have to be considered the sharpest shooters in the league, no coincidence that they are europeans given in the euro leagues u have to be a good shooter given the emphasis on tough D

psichogaucho
11-12-2004, 01:08 PM
Hey all :wavey:
Is anyone here intrested in the Euroleague?

well, I love this game! (hehe), seriously, I'm intrested in Euroleague, since some of my country fellows plays in Europe

psichogaucho
11-12-2004, 01:18 PM
a pair of web sites related with argentinian basketball (in spanish, I'm afraid...)

http://www.caquilmes.com.ar
http://www.huevosanchez.com.ar

Purple Rainbow
11-12-2004, 07:56 PM
what about those nuggets???...can anyone figure them out?....they have a decimated roster, lost camby early on and still hammered the champions :confused:

even though ben wallace was out, still pistons should have won

Two words for you mate:

Carmelo

Anthony

That guy is going to be great. Plus he had some help from Earl Boykins this match!
I'm keeping a close eye on the Nuggets, as Fransisco Elson (a fellow Dutchie) is playing there. He doesn't make much of an impact, though.

Neely
11-12-2004, 08:03 PM
apropos Earl Boykins... I think that's the smallest player in the league right now? Or does somebody else know a smaller one?

bad gambler
11-12-2004, 09:15 PM
yeah neels, i think he is 5 5" which is very vert short!!


so what do u think about the 76ers 2day against the pacers?....i had a look at the pacers roster and in all honesty if the 76ers can't win 2note against them there is osmthing really wrong with them - o'neal is doubtful and if he plays will be off the bench, artest however is starting

i'm tipping an upset of sorts and going with AI's men to roll them

bad gambler
11-12-2004, 09:57 PM
Full Board of matches 12/11

looking forwards to pacers v 76ers with return of artest i think makes this a 50/50 match - depends on O'neal's situation

and later game obviously looking forwards to spurs v heat - duncan v shaq....ginobli v wade

bad gambler
11-13-2004, 01:16 AM
Pacers lead at H/T 57-49

Magic lead at H/T 57-55 (lakers blew something like a 15 point lead during the second qtr)

spurs have started strongly against heat :) and wade isn;t playign, this is going to be too easy!

Fedex
11-13-2004, 01:31 AM
Lakers are losing!! :woohoo: I hope the Spurs win the Miami game. :)

bad gambler
11-13-2004, 01:44 AM
damn it heat ahve come back and only down by 4 with 8min to go in the 2nd qtr

bad gambler
11-13-2004, 02:00 AM
man lakers have really screwed this one out - they were leasing by 18 points at one stage and now are down by 12 with 10 min to go in the 4th qtr

a 30 point turnaround in 2 qtrs!!! :confused:

bad gambler
11-13-2004, 02:01 AM
76ers coming at the pacers..now only down by 5 with 9min to go

Fedex
11-13-2004, 02:07 AM
Keep it up, Magic. Less than 10 minutes to go. :)

bad gambler
11-13-2004, 02:21 AM
magic have got this one safe

bad gambler
11-13-2004, 02:37 AM
OT!!!...korver nails a clutch 3 to take it OT

bad gambler
11-13-2004, 02:48 AM
pacers only have 5 players to choose from...rest have been fouled out!!!

can't believe this

bad gambler
11-13-2004, 02:54 AM
AI nails a buzz beater to win in OT

i'm stunned - how did pacers lose that????

Purple Rainbow
11-13-2004, 08:00 AM
Iverson had a horrible match, but played up when it mattered most.
And Shaq can't run the Heat alone. Manu Ginobli had a blast last night with Dwayne Wade out, and was no doubt deciive factor in the outcome of that match.

Maia
11-13-2004, 12:48 PM
Manu Ginobili's da man!! :worship: :hearts:

bad gambler
11-13-2004, 01:13 PM
manu had a 5 star performance - he was stealing everything!!

it's great he is starting this year as well

Neely
11-13-2004, 01:40 PM
OMG, that was really close with the 76ers, but even though it was too close for my likes, I was glad they at least won. But don't seem to be good so far :sobbing: Lots of struggles!

Last second three by Korver, Iverson game-winning buzzer beater... damn, they really needed a lot of things in last seconds :rolleyes:

Neely
11-13-2004, 01:47 PM
Iverson had a horrible match, but played up when it mattered most.
yeah, this will probably never change. His fieldgoal percentage is mostly really bad and under 40% or around 40% for a complete season, but the problem in this game was that he also could get hardly to the freethrow line. Sometimes, it's just awful with him if he can't get it going, but at least it seemed that a few teammates hit some shots as he dished out 9 assists.

psichogaucho
11-13-2004, 02:24 PM
just for the record, Quilmes 91 - Gimnasia (LP) 80 :bounce:

Neely
11-13-2004, 02:30 PM
psichogaucho, how is basketball coverage in Argentina? Do they show some games on TV or is basketball as a TV sport quite neglected?

psichogaucho
11-13-2004, 09:00 PM
psichogaucho, how is basketball coverage in Argentina? Do they show some games on TV or is basketball as a TV sport quite neglected?

you see, Neely, the argentinian league plays two times in a week (friday and sunday) and, a local sports network called TyC broadcast a match per week, but on tuesday. When the playoffs begins, they broadcast two or tree games per week (semifinals and finals are fully showed)
by the way, the tickets are cheap, and easy to get

Fedex
11-14-2004, 02:34 AM
Good luck to the Pistons. :)

Fedex
11-14-2004, 02:49 AM
Damn, Detroit's defense sucks today. :(

bad gambler
11-14-2004, 03:18 AM
jazz are hammering them....pistons missing billups and b wallace badly

Purple Rainbow
11-14-2004, 03:51 AM
Damn, NBA live scoring isn't working for me today.
Well, never mind. Check the results tomorrow. It's 5 am here, I'm tired and slightly drunk, so it's time to nap!

bad gambler
11-14-2004, 04:08 AM
Pacers survived another late run....won by 6 after blowing another 20+ lead

Fedex
11-14-2004, 04:12 AM
Hmm, the Rockets still have a good chance.

Fedex
11-14-2004, 04:13 AM
The pistons are seriously outscoring Utah in this period, but its alittle to late, I'm afraid.

bad gambler
11-14-2004, 04:13 AM
just lost to lakers 84-79

Fedex
11-14-2004, 04:15 AM
C'mon Kings. :) Another scoring fest game.

Fedex
11-14-2004, 04:15 AM
110-109 Kings :eek:

Fedex
11-14-2004, 04:17 AM
Damn Utah is a really good team this year, and the Pistons really need Coach Brown back.

Fedex
11-14-2004, 04:22 AM
Kings 112-111 :eek:

Fedex
11-14-2004, 04:24 AM
That was close. The Kings win 113-111 :)

Purple Rainbow
11-14-2004, 04:11 PM
Yay, about time the Kings posted a nice victory! They had to give it all they got, though! Good thing Peja seemed to have found his touch, shooting 4from7 from the arc.
Another great game by Nowizki gave the Mavs a victory over the Nets. The german led his team in points assists and steals (31, 7 and 4) for the second game running!

Since the last couple of seasons I have a weak spot for the Bucks. It's because a fellow Dutchie (Dan Gadzuric) is playing there. The Bucks are off to a fine start, having won some close contests. They are 3-1 and in fact leading the Eastern Conference! :yeah:
Gadzuric is starting center but hasn't come up with anything decisive. But believe me, I'll let you all know if he will! :)

Canuck_Chick
11-14-2004, 04:34 PM
:banghead::banghead: damn raptors, loosing two close games in a row!! :sad: so close both times...most of the starters played bad last night and you can't rely on your bench forever. at least i like the Sam Mitchell attitude: if you can't put up, you sit down and you rest..

bad gambler
11-15-2004, 07:23 AM
what about thos sonics???

that comeback was absolutely unbelievable, down by 21 in the 3rd qtr and then win by 5 points!!

is it just me or are there many teams coming back from deficits like that already this season, and it is only 3 weeks old!!

bad gambler
11-15-2004, 07:24 AM
and a mention to the heat....

without wade they beat the surging bucks which i thought was a huge effort - these guys are the real deal and i'm thinking they will get to the eastern conference final

Purple Rainbow
11-15-2004, 12:19 PM
It must have been quite a contest (Bucks-Heat)! Great team effort by the Heat, it seems. The whole starting line-up posting double digits and none scoring over 20.

Nowitzki had another great game in Dallas' victory. I wouldn't have thought so, but waiving Nash and Finley probably made the Mavs stronger than ever!

bad gambler
11-15-2004, 07:39 PM
Nowitzki had another great game in Dallas' victory. I wouldn't have thought so, but waiving Nash and Finley probably made the Mavs stronger than ever!


totally agree....i think with walker and nash in the team as well previously, they didn;t know who to pass the ball to coz there were so many scoring option. now the clear focus point is dirk, so it cuts the indecision as they are just passing it to him on about 70% of the offensive plays and dirk is responding by stepping it up this year

Neely
11-16-2004, 05:41 AM
Nothing really spectacular tonight:
Cavs won at home against Golden State 99-88
Rockets def. Nets 80-69


LeBron once again da man for the Cavs! :eek:

Neely
11-16-2004, 05:49 AM
Finally, Golden State's road trip comes to an end!

And with the end of the WTA Tour Championships, the Lakers and the Clippers are again allowed to play in the Staples Center ;) :yeah:

bad gambler
11-16-2004, 09:30 AM
fulll board of matches tomorrow...realy looking forward to it!!

psichogaucho
11-16-2004, 02:41 PM
hey you guys, what do you think about Andrés Nocioni? did you see him?

bad gambler
11-17-2004, 12:04 PM
anyone catch the jazz v bobcats game?

bobcats led for all but the last 0.15 sec of the game - felt really sorry for them in the end, as they deserved to win the game

Neely
11-17-2004, 04:37 PM
You mean the Bobcats led until the last 15 seconds, and not the last 0,15 seconds?

When I read this, I first thought that somebody sank a buzzer beater with 15 hundredths of seconds remaining... ;)

bad gambler
11-17-2004, 07:22 PM
sorry neely i did mean last 15 sec ;)

yeah it was really heartbreaking for the bobcats as they lead by about 10-15 pretty much all match until jazz put on a late run to topple them

Purple Rainbow
11-18-2004, 04:05 PM
The Pistons beat the Timberwolves 93-85! What happened here?
Well, Ben Wallace is back!

Heat beat the Bucks again and Milwaukee is back on earth! Shaq was too good for the Bucks' centers it seemed.

Can anybody tell me what is happening with the Nets this season? They are off to a 2-6 start and don't seem to be able to score points.

bad gambler
11-19-2004, 08:15 AM
Can anybody tell me what is happening with the Nets this season? They are off to a 2-6 start and don't seem to be able to score points.


its a one man band at the moment - jefferson leads them in assists, rebounds and points. they are not the team of the past few years due to the martin ntrade (what the hell were they thinking!!!!????) and kidd injured

from title contenders they ahve become the league's easy beats

Neely
11-19-2004, 08:37 AM
Sixers lost again! :sad: :tears:

San Antonio just too strong, I didn't see anything from the game, but going by the numbers it looks as if Duncan destroyed them completely :shrug: he's just too good for most teams anyway, and especially for the Sixers frontcourt :rolleyes:

bad gambler
11-19-2004, 10:28 AM
neely. it took the sixers 6 and half minutes to score their first point of the match!!!

spurs defense were just overwhelming and the fact they only lost by 8 was an effort in itself

tennisman.
11-19-2004, 06:41 PM
What do you guys think about tonights Spurs-Celtics game.
I suppose it should be all Spurs what do ya think?

bad gambler
11-19-2004, 08:57 PM
yes spurs should really win - it mite be clsoe though goven they have to back up

Fedex
11-20-2004, 12:23 AM
San Antonio should win that one comfortably.

bad gambler
11-20-2004, 03:21 AM
was a hariy moment there is the 3rd when they were down but spurs continue to roll on...win by 8 pts :woohoo:

bad gambler
11-20-2004, 03:22 AM
heat v jazz gone to OT - heat lead by 2 with 30 sec to go in 1st OT
wade again turning it on

Fedex
11-20-2004, 04:03 AM
OMG, What a crazy game in Detroit tonight :eek: :eek: :eek: :tape:
Fans throwing beer bottles at the Indiana players, players into stands, fights, Ortest going after a fan. :eek:

MisterQ
11-20-2004, 04:37 AM
I just saw that on TV. What a scene! unbelievable that these players can't control themselves... :eek:

Neely
11-20-2004, 04:45 AM
OMG OMG OMG OMG :banghead: :eek: :eek:
what a sad moment that it escalated so much between fans and players! :( :rolleyes:

Fedex
11-20-2004, 07:00 AM
Yes, I know Neely. That's a shameful moment for me, as I'm a Pistons fan, but there will probably most certainly be some fines/suspesions here. I've never seen this happen in basketball before, it almost reminds me of those fights that the Red sox-Yankees have had before, but I've never seen such a thing in basketball.

Fedex
11-20-2004, 07:01 AM
I just saw that on TV. What a scene! unbelievable that these players can't control themselves... :eek:
Or the fans. :o

Fedex
11-20-2004, 07:04 AM
Well, atleasts this sparks an interesting rivalry between the two teams. Too bad its not like baseball, where one team plays the other a bunch of times. These 2 teams only play 3 or 4 times against each other, max.

bad gambler
11-20-2004, 07:05 AM
just saw it as well - i reckon artest is going to get suspended big time

pistons fans are crazy and should be happy with what they got, geez their teams are the champions, one match won't change that :(

bad gambler
11-20-2004, 07:08 AM
man look at the way artest reacted - the guy is a petty thug and should be thrown out of the NBA

he should stick with rapping, NBA doesn't need player like him

Neely
11-20-2004, 07:15 AM
True, I also don't need Artest in the NBA. Not exactly a player I like.
Even though he is a good one on one defender and his on-ball defense is great and was selected deservedly into the NBA All-Defensive Teams.

Guille's Girl
11-20-2004, 03:53 PM
Punches, drinks fly in brawl that spills into stands

By Mark Montieth

The Indianapolis Star
http://www.dfw.com/images/dfw/startelegram/news/1435818-522866.jpg
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - An all-out brawl erupted near the end of the Indiana Pacers' victory over Detroit on Friday night, one that will result in long-term suspensions and possible arrests for some of the Pacers.

Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson rushed into the stands to confront fans who were drenching the Pacers with beverages with 45.9 seconds left in their 97-82 victory over the Pistons.

Artest did not appear to land punches, but Jackson did. Jermaine O'Neal later struck a fan after he was hit in the head by a chair, as chaos reigned at the Palace.

Artest later punched a fan on the court who rushed at him and tried to land a blow.

Fred Jones, Eddie Gill and David Harrison were among the Pacers players attempting to break up the fights.

Play was suspended while security personnel struggled to restore order, and both teams eventually headed to the locker room. The Pacers were drenched again by fans as they passed through the tunnel, and more confrontations erupted as fans attacked the players.

It was easily the worst incident in the 37-year-history of the Pacers franchise. It also was the first time in 47 years a Pistons game had been suspended before its completion.

"That was the ugliest thing I've ever seen in my life, as a coach or player," Pistons coach Larry Brown said.

The incident began when Artest gave a hard foul to Pistons center Ben Wallace after the Pacers had clinched a victory against the defending champions.

Wallace responded by shoving Artest hard in the chest, and had to be restrained by Pacers players and coaches from attacking Artest.

Artest responded by laying on the scorer's table with one leg casually draped over his knee and his hands behind his head, smiling while the effort to restrain Wallace continued.

After a drink landed squarely on Artest's chest, however, he jumped up and rushed into the stands and began throwing punches at a fan. Jackson joined the melee and other Pacers rushed into the stands to attempt to break up the fights.

A stunned Pacers coach Rick Carlisle spoke briefly with ESPN reporter Jim Gray in the hallway outside the locker room.

"Our guys tried to show a lot of restraint. People were coming out and attacking our players. There were a lot of things going on. It's hard to know what was going on," Carlisle said.

No arrests were made after the game, and the entire Pacers traveling party boarded the bus for the airport. Police department officials said players will be extradited if a decision is made to file assault charges.

Canuck_Chick
11-20-2004, 05:06 PM
man look at the way artest reacted - the guy is a petty thug and should be thrown out of the NBA

he should stick with rapping, NBA doesn't need player like him

he's no good at rapping either :tape:
this :bs: really shouldn't be part of the nba

Canuck_Chick
11-20-2004, 07:51 PM
needless to say, suspensions all around:
________________________________________
NBA suspends players involved in brawl
Associated Press
11/20/2004
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The NBA suspended Ron Artest, Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson of Indiana and Ben Wallace of Detroit on Saturday for taking part in one of the ugliest brawls in U.S. sports history.

The suspensions were indefinite, and the league was still investigating Friday night's melee, which commissioner David Stern called ``shocking, repulsive and inexcusable - a humiliation for everyone associated with the NBA.''

The league issued a statement saying it was reviewing rules and security procedures ``so that fans can continue to attend our games unthreatened by events such as the ones that occurred last night.''

Players and fans exchanged punches in the stands near the end of a the game. The mayhem left several people injured and prompted a police investigation.

Artest and Jackson charged into the crowd and fought with fans in the final minute of the game, forcing an early end to the Pacers' 97-82 victory.

Officials stopped the game with 45.9 seconds remaining after pushing and shoving between the teams spilled into the stands once fans started throwing things at the players near the scorer's table.

About three hours following the startling finish, Auburn Hills police walked out of a television trailer with videotapes gathered from media outlets. Officers interviewed witnesses at the arena in suburban Detroit and planned to talk to the players involved.

http://tsn.ca/nba/news_story.asp?id=105300

Purple Rainbow
11-20-2004, 10:53 PM
Bad for the sport, this incident. As I believe NBA is already suffering from a negative image in the USA, is that correct?

bad gambler
11-20-2004, 11:00 PM
i mean some would say you couldn't blame the pacers for teh way reacted but these guys are professionals so they should show a bit more discilpine that what they did yesterday....it was a really sad day in NBA history

Fedex
11-20-2004, 11:18 PM
he's no good at rapping either :tape:
this :bs: really shouldn't be part of the nba
Then I guess he can learn some rap from Vince Spadea. :)

Canuck_Chick
11-21-2004, 12:10 AM
Then I guess he can learn some rap from Vince Spadea. :)

:lol: dare i say a collaboration between the two. maybe add Shaq on the remix ;)

bad gambler
11-21-2004, 01:57 AM
LOL i'm watching the pacers v magic match at the moment and u have to feel sorry for the pacers - they have 6 players to choose from (jackson, O'neal & artest suspended), and you have injured guys like bender suited up due to the NBA rule of having a min of 8 players suited up!!!

but they are still hanging in there, only down by 5 points mid way thru the 2 qtr

Fedex
11-21-2004, 02:21 AM
I'd be really suprised if Indiana wins tonight, and not just because they dont have their usual starters playing.

MisterQ
11-21-2004, 02:46 AM
i mean some would say you couldn't blame the pacers for teh way reacted but these guys are professionals so they should show a bit more discilpine that what they did yesterday....it was a really sad day in NBA history

That's well put, and it's why one can be more critical of the players than the fans, even though their reactions were understandable on a human level. The pros are being paid a lot of money to represent the NBA, and they should be able to show restraint.


My other thought is... what a waste of beer!!! :bigcry: ;) :drink:

bad gambler
11-21-2004, 02:57 AM
man indiana are still in it...67-67 9 min to go

orlando will be red faced if they lose this...they should win this by 15+ given indiana's personnel

Canuck_Chick
11-21-2004, 04:58 PM
well orlando saved themselves that embarrassment and won a close one: 86-83

Canuck_Chick
11-21-2004, 09:20 PM
:eek: wow...raptors beat the spurs 96-91. very balanced attck by them: bosh and alston both with 20 pts. and peterson with 16. Biggest 4th quarter come back in raps history: 20 points!!

fight update:
Artest: suspended for remainder of season
O'Neal: 25 games
Jackson: 30 games
Wallace: only 6 :rolleyes:

i think it's pretty safe to close the door on the Pacers' season...

Fedex
11-21-2004, 11:40 PM
Wallace, doesn't deserve a huge amount of games, as he only shoved Artest, he wasn't involved in the fights in the stands, with the fans, like the others were.

Fedex
11-21-2004, 11:41 PM
Indiana's season is totally fucked now.

bad gambler
11-22-2004, 09:30 AM
[QUOTE=Canuck_Chickfight update:
Artest: suspended for remainder of season
O'Neal: 25 games
Jackson: 30 games
Wallace: only 6 :rolleyes:

i think it's pretty safe to close the door on the Pacers' season...[/QUOTE]


let me say i don't condone the actions of the pacers players, what they did were nothing short of disgraceful, and a suspension was most definietly deserved

HOWEVER, to rub out a player for a whole season is crazy....let's put this into perspective, artest didn't kill anyone, all he did was alnd a few punches and i think the david stern has got this wrong.....a suspension of about 30 games would have been sufficient, but a whole season? or even all of the regular games but not the whole season!!

and as much as everyone hates artest (me included) its sad to think this will probably be the end for artest's basketball career

bad gambler
11-22-2004, 09:33 AM
Indiana's season is totally fucked now.


yes but i'm not going to write off their season off just yet...their main man o'neal will be back after christmas and once they get him back they will be a force, with or without artest - the way detroit have been playing and fact that miami's bubble has bursted leaves the eastern conference wide open.....

and the pacers will start getting their injured players back i.e. miller, bender etc so they will still have to be watched by the other teams!

Purple Rainbow
11-22-2004, 01:47 PM
Forget it mate, the Pacers' season is over..
The fining was a bit ridiculous, hopefully the fans who started the whole incident get their share of punishment as well.

The Mavericks had a huge off-day, losing by 28 points to the Nuggets! :eek:

bad gambler
11-22-2004, 02:06 PM
rainbow how about those kings eh? starting to hit their straps...i watched them against the bucks...they didn;t shoot well but peja stepped up today...great to see him back to his old self

Purple Rainbow
11-22-2004, 04:14 PM
It's a shame the Bucks lost, Bad Gambler. They're on a 0-3 streak and the race for play off spots in the East will be close.
Peja had a poor season start, but is over the minor slump. He is one off the most underappreciated players in the NBA. I seem to recall he wasn't in lasts years all star game. Is that true?
Your year end vCash total is like, wow, by the way!

bad gambler
11-24-2004, 09:25 AM
great to see the bobcats topple the pistons - which makes me wonder what is going on with the champs? they are struggling big time and if anything they have a better team (on paper) then last year with the addition of delfino and journeyman mcdyess
very confusing :confused:

also i'm not happy with the spurs form recently :( how did they lose to the raptors!

tennisman.
11-24-2004, 01:55 PM
Hey,
What do think about Pistons-Cavaliers tonight?
I was thinkig to bet on that game under 188.5 points @1.90
I hear Pistons are good defensive team

Purple Rainbow
11-24-2004, 04:02 PM
Pistons are a good defensive team, but Ben Wallace is supended, and he's their main man on D. You could count on LeBron James and the Cavs to score a lot of points.
Interesting bet, that is, Tennisman!

Neely
11-25-2004, 09:25 AM
lol, bad gambler! I really like your new rank under your username! :) WOW! :clap2:

bad gambler
11-25-2004, 10:01 AM
lol, bad gambler! I really like your new rank under your username! :) WOW! :clap2:

neels :wavey:

one minute i'm gone , next minute i see that thing under my name :confused:

mandy must have inserted it there :)

pistons lost again :devil:

bad gambler
11-25-2004, 12:20 PM
man just watched highlights of the cavs v pistons match - I'd advise everyone to get your hands on some lebron james merchandise a signed poster, basketball etc - in 25 years time it will be worth a fortune, this kid is going to be the next big thing!!!

he "ripped" hamilton today ;)

Purple Rainbow
11-25-2004, 02:19 PM
he "ripped" hamilton today ;)

Being a vBookie silver medaillist doesn't give you the right to make lame jokes!!! :mad:

;)

The Bucks suck lately and that pisses me off!!
What about Chicago beating the Jazz off all teams, for their first season victory? Well done, Bulls!

Neely
11-25-2004, 05:26 PM
he "ripped" hamilton today ;)

http://star-dreamer.com/10a/rip.gif Hamilton


:) ;) :lol:

bad gambler
11-26-2004, 01:58 PM
today should be good...full board of matches

matches i'm looking out for are cavs v celtics (coz of lebron!) and pistons v heat (coz pistons suck this year!...though it is only a matter of time they turn it around, they're too good a team not to

Neely
11-27-2004, 08:35 AM
wow, cool!!!!!!

A veeeeeeeeery nice Sixers victory tonight :drool: :angel: :) :D :clap2:

Iverson had another game winning shot!! He stole the inbound pass and drove to the winning layup with just a few tenths of second remaining!!! :rocker2:

UNBELIEVABLE AI!! :worship: :bowdown:

Again (as usual :o ) shooting difficulties, but he had 13 assists, 28 points and no turnovers :)

Philadelphia 116 - Washington 114 (OT)

I'm very happy now! :)

Purple Rainbow
11-27-2004, 12:22 PM
That Iverson guy! He can shoot as crappy as possible, but still come up with the goods when it matters most! :worship: Nuff respect!

The Pacers are still posting victories despite missing their top 3 scorers. Last night they defeated the Bobcats. Not a big team, but it tells you something about the Pacers' depth!

bad gambler
11-27-2004, 09:19 PM
well yes and don't forget pacers beat a full strength t-wolves team......

if they can have say a 50/50 record during the period while o'neal and jackson are suspended, which is a real possibility, their season is by no means over

as i said b4, given the pistons poor start to the season the eastern conference is wide open with no standout team

Fedex
11-27-2004, 09:22 PM
I'm still very happy by the Piston's and King's wins last night, back to back. :) They were both great games, although the shooting in the Heat-Pistons game was horrible to watch. It's amazing how Sacremento has turned their season around. :)

Purple Rainbow
11-27-2004, 10:27 PM
Pistons are playing the Bucks tonight! Go Milwaukee!! Should be opportunities with Wallace out!
And the Sacramento turnaround, I think it was just that Peja had some troubles with his touch early on. They are going to go far with this line-up!

bad gambler
11-28-2004, 02:40 AM
spurs 54 - 28 at H/T...spurs could win by anything!

this defensive effort by the spurs is the best i've seen EVER - totally unbelievable to hold a team to 28 points in a half of bball

go spurs!

Purple Rainbow
11-28-2004, 02:55 AM
Chicago once score 49 points in a whole match! :0 It was in the post Jordan-Pippen-Rodman era.

And before the 24 second shotclock was introduced, an NBA game once ended in 18-17 (with George mikan scoring 15 points!)

You're lucky to be able to see these matches, BG! NBA viewing and living in Holland don't go together...:(

Leena
11-28-2004, 03:54 AM
I watched some of the Knicks beat the Raptors today.

Knicks were lucky.

Bosh is gonna be a big star in a few years.

bad gambler
11-28-2004, 07:11 AM
pistons again looked lost 2day...should have won against bucks but redd came thru in the clutch...they're getting mauled on the boards without ben wallace

spurs demolished jazz :)

Neely
11-28-2004, 10:45 AM
Sixers lost tonight because Iverson couldn't deliver in crunch time... but Grant Hill had another good game for the Magic... that's really good for this guy, spent so many of his best years injured at the sideline :sad:

Neely
11-28-2004, 10:52 AM
Amare Stoudemire is the slam king so far!

number of dunks:
1 Amare Stoudemire....... 40
2 Shaquille O'Neal....... 35
3 Kenyon Martin.......... 22
4 Stromile Swift......... 22
5 Yao Ming............... 20
6 LeBron James........... 19
7 Nazr Mohammed.......... 19
8 Chris Wilcox........... 19
9 Pau Gasol.............. 18
10 Dwight Howard........ 17
11 Mikki Moore........... 17
12 Al Harrington......... 16
13 Tim Duncan............ 15
14 Shawn Marion.......... 15
15 Shareef Abdur-Rahim... 14
16 Kevin Garnett......... 14
17 Drew Gooden........... 14
18 Jamaal Magloire....... 14
19 Alonzo Mourning....... 14
20 Dwyane Wade........... 14

bad gambler
11-28-2004, 11:40 AM
amare is having a stellar year so far...he's so athletic so i'm not suprosed he leads that list

stromline swift can do some serious air time as well....shown in last yeaqr's dunk contest

Alvarillo
11-28-2004, 03:17 PM
Spain has been elected to host the Eurobasket'07, the 1st rounds will be played in Madrid, Granada, Palma de Mallorca and Alicante, the final rounds will be played in "Felipe II Sports Palace" in Madrid. :D

Purple Rainbow
11-29-2004, 12:10 AM
Amare Stoudemire is the slam king so far!

number of dunks:
1 Amare Stoudemire....... 40
2 Shaquille O'Neal....... 35
3 Kenyon Martin.......... 22
4 Stromile Swift......... 22
5 Yao Ming............... 20
6 LeBron James........... 19
7 Nazr Mohammed.......... 19
8 Chris Wilcox........... 19
9 Pau Gasol.............. 18
10 Dwight Howard........ 17
11 Mikki Moore........... 17
12 Al Harrington......... 16
13 Tim Duncan............ 15
14 Shawn Marion.......... 15
15 Shareef Abdur-Rahim... 14
16 Kevin Garnett......... 14
17 Drew Gooden........... 14
18 Jamaal Magloire....... 14
19 Alonzo Mourning....... 14
20 Dwyane Wade........... 14

Hey! Where do you get those stats from?

Neely
11-29-2004, 08:55 AM
Hey! Where do you get those stats from?
Go to Sportsline.com/nba and click on dunk-o-meter. Updated daily!


Vince Carter would have been among the top a few years ago, but his body didn't hold up anymore and from what I've seen so far of him it looks like he has changed his playing style dramatically and is much more relying on his jump shots than going to the basket with all authority and energy.

Last time I looked for him, I found him somewhere ranked in the 60s. That says it all.

bad gambler
11-29-2004, 09:23 AM
KG had another big nite against the kings - what a player!

also i was watching the heat v celtics game is it was a cracker as well.....boston did well to comeback as they did coz at one point in teh 3rd i though miami may blow them away - funny that it hasn't taken long for shaq to find a new sidekick in wade...they are quite awesome!

Canuck_Chick
11-29-2004, 09:46 PM
Go to Sportsline.com/nba and click on dunk-o-meter. Updated daily!


Vince Carter would have been among the top a few years ago, but his body didn't hold up anymore and from what I've seen so far of him it looks like he has changed his playing style dramatically and is much more relying on his jump shots than going to the basket with all authority and energy.

Last time I looked for him, I found him somewhere ranked in the 60s. That says it all.

yeah vince wants to improve his jump shot :ras:
he's only making a dunk per game or something like that

Neely
11-29-2004, 09:53 PM
yeah vince wants to improve his jump shot :ras:
he's only making a dunk per game or something like that
Exactly, that's what I was thinking as well. Also his penetration and drive to the basket don't seem to be as aggressive and explosive as it used to be. I have just seen one complete Raptors game this season (mostly other teams are on TV here :rolleyes: ) and a maybe two or three short recaps, but it really looked like that for me.

But concerning Vince's jumpshot, I really think that he could turn out into a good shooter. I expect Iverson for example will never learn to shoot and will never be a good three point shooter, no matter what he is trying... Vince CAN do it, if the guy runs hot he knocks down almost every shot, no matter from where and I think his shooting skills aren't that shabby (basically a mediocre, maybe even slightly above, three point shooter I would say) and maybe there's even room for more improvement.

Neely
11-30-2004, 09:59 AM
New Orleans gets really hit hard :eek:

Mashburn is already OUT for the season, Baron Davis is injured since long time and now Jamaal Magloire is also OUT for about three months! :eek:

Their best three players are injured now... :rolleyes:
I think their coach is :banghead: :banghead: all the time now...

Neely
11-30-2004, 11:23 AM
There's Lebron sitting on the bench in disbelief... after yesterday's loss to the Clippers....

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041130/capt.sta10611300613.cavaliers_clippers_sta106.jpg

bad gambler
11-30-2004, 08:32 PM
today's highlight for me is mavs v spurs in dallas - will be tough for the spurs but i'm hoping duncan can dominate inside as he did last time the teams met

Neely
12-01-2004, 12:21 AM
today's highlight for me is mavs v spurs in dallas - will be tough for the spurs but i'm hoping duncan can dominate inside as he did last time the teams met
very true, it's a real highlight in my eyes, too... and what a disgrace that this game is not on German TV... sometimes they are showing every crap Dallas game and the real highlight they don't show... but instead of this I could get Pistons @Rockets... okay, not completely bad of course, but the better one would be Spurs @Mavs.... :o

BTW, not sure how long I can stay up anymore... I'm already very tired, don't think I see much from the NBA tonight :banghead: ... have to look tomorrow morning at the scores then... :shrug: :rolleyes:

bad gambler
12-01-2004, 10:11 PM
ah the beauty of chucking a "sicky" from work - means i can watch the NBA!!!

:woohoo:

today i'm looking fwd to suns v cavs - it will be a very high scoring game with king james and stoudermire dominating ppg this season

and go the spurs against the sixers - SHOW NO MERCY!!! :devil: (sorry neels! ;) )

Neely
12-01-2004, 10:40 PM
lol, I hope your employer isn't reading here or it could get suspicious :lol:


YEAH, show no mercy, AI :devil: ... and dunk over Duncan :rocker: ;) :p

bad gambler
12-02-2004, 02:19 AM
spurs lead by 7 early in the 2nd :)

bad gambler
12-02-2004, 02:21 AM
devin brown has hit a couple of 3's off the bench to kick start the sluggish spurs

bad gambler
12-02-2004, 02:37 AM
wow a great game in boston!....celtics nick it by 1 pt!

bad gambler
12-02-2004, 02:38 AM
spurs by 19 pts at H/T

now win by 30! :fiery:

Fedex
12-02-2004, 03:27 AM
go SA. :)

Fedex
12-02-2004, 03:31 AM
Good, the Kings won again. :) The Lakers are losing :woohoo: , and I hope that LAC gives Indiana another beating, like their 1st meeting this year. :) ;)

Fedex
12-02-2004, 03:36 AM
Man, when does Stojakovic ever miss a free throw? :) I cant recall him missing one all season, lol.

bad gambler
12-02-2004, 03:47 AM
spurs won by 33!!! :) :) :)

:woohoo:

Leena
12-02-2004, 04:43 AM
All I care about is my Clippers somehow getting the 8th playoff spot like they did once around 15 years ago.

bad gambler
12-02-2004, 05:00 AM
clippers have a good young roster...they should be pushing for a playoff spot this year...elton brand has been playing out of his skin so far

Neely
12-02-2004, 12:09 PM
spurs won by 33!!! :) :) :)

:woohoo:

:fiery: :fiery: :mad:



;)

Purple Rainbow
12-02-2004, 02:46 PM
Ain't no stopping the Spurs, it seems! :eek: They're a solid team, yet rather boring imho.
Meanwhile, it looks like the Jazz are down to earth again. Must have been some game losing 129-119 in OT to the Sonics. Seattle is having a fine season, btw.
The Bucks are off to an awful season start and that pisses me off slightly. My guess is they're missing Joe Smith, but still, it's just not going their way this year.

Purple Rainbow
12-03-2004, 12:33 AM
Tonight the Nuggets play the Cavs. This is hopefully a matchup between LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, 2004's greatest rookies. Unfortunately, it's questionable if Anthony is able to play the game.

Neely
12-03-2004, 01:37 AM
Tonight the Nuggets play the Cavs. This is hopefully a matchup between LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, 2004's greatest rookies. Unfortunately, it's questionable if Anthony is able to play the game.
The coolest things would be if they challenged and defended each other ;) ... some little private duells :)

Neely
12-03-2004, 04:05 AM
UNBELIEVABLE game in Dallas tonight in the NBA!!!

final score: Dallas 113 - Orlando 106 (after 1OT)

Nowitzki: 53 points :eek: :eek:
McGrady: 48 points :eek: :eek:


wow, combined for over 100 points! :) :D :woohoo:


I'm not the total friend of Nowitzki's playing style, but this shooting was insane: 15/32 from the field and and 21 of 22 from the free throw line... McGrady with 19/35 field goals! :eek:

unbelievable... a highlight :yeah: