Ball Don't Lie

 Who wins and in how many games? votes

 HOU IN 4 0 votes
0%
 HOU IN 5 4 votes
66%
 HOU IN 6 2 votes
33%
 HOU IN 7 0 votes
0%
 UTA IN 4 0 votes
0%
 UTA IN 5 0 votes
0%
 UTA IN 6 0 votes
0%
 UTA IN 7 0 votes
0%
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STARTERS:

HOU

Chris Paul
James Harden
Eric Gordon
PJ Tucker
Clint Capela



UTA

Donovan Mitchell
Ricky Rubio(Q), Royce O'Neal
Joe Ingles
Derrick Favors
Rudy Gobert


KEY ROTATION PLAYERS:

HOU

Austin Rivers
Danuel House
Gerald Green
Kenneth Faried

UTA

Thabo Sefolosha
Georges Niang
Jae Crowder


Keys to the Series:

Can Utah generate enough offence?
Can Mitchell take advantage of the Rockets switching defence and create shots for his teammates?
Will Harden's production dip again in the playoffs?

PREDICTION:

HOU IN 6
 
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moremilk
Most boring series for me, doubt I will watch many games. Probably Houston in 5.
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JeffB
moremilk wrote:
Most boring series for me, doubt I will watch many games. Probably Houston in 5.


Milwaukee Detroit will be the series that puts me to sleep. This series will be interesting imo. Utah's crowd will be lit. I hope they can get a split in Houston to make this interesting.
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Ball Don't Lie
moremilk wrote:
Most boring series for me, doubt I will watch many games. Probably Houston in 5.


Why is it boring for you? Last years series was really good, and it took a Chris Paul godly performance in game 6 to put the Rockets over. This is going to be one of the more competitive series IMO. 
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Mo_fusion
Descent game so far. Gonna pass out before it's over tho
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Mobaigz6
Mo_fusion wrote:
Descent game so far. Gonna pass out before it's over tho


Good timing 😂
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ClutchCity
Gobert continues to be overrated in the playoffs. If he has to leave the paint, he struggles often defensively.

This is why I find it laughable when people say Gobert is as good defensively as guys like Steph and Harden are offensively. It's not close and it's a joke to even make that comparison.
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elT
ClutchCity wrote:
Gobert continues to be overrated in the playoffs. If he has to leave the paint, he struggles often defensively.

This is why I find it laughable when people say Gobert is as good defensively as guys like Steph and Harden are offensively. It's not close and it's a joke to even make that comparison.


Any player that can be so effectively schemed off the floor and on and because of the end of the floor he is supposed to be elite, is neither elite nor worthy of building around. 

Said it last summer, Jazz needed to trade him before it was too late. I think it is too late. Rockets had him off the floor last year before the series was over, now, it is just pain and severe loss of value.

Jazz fans of course argued that he is top 10 overall NBA player and their MVP. Whatever. They need to find a good co-star for Mitchell, that is player worthy of franchise tag and building around.
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JeffB
Utah blowing their chance to win this game. Why are they fouling everyone?
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'trane
Ya that was too bad.  Utah played a good game but just couldn't hit a shot in the final couple of minutes and got careless on the defensive end.  I wanted to see them take one more.
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JeffB
'trane wrote:
Ya that was too bad.  Utah played a good game but just couldn't hit a shot in the final couple of minutes and got careless on the defensive end.  I wanted to see them take one more.


I just didn't understand with a minute left, down 1pt and they started fouling under Houston's basket after every miss. It made no sense.
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Pzabby_2nd
JeffB_STR82DVD wrote:


I just didn't understand with a minute left, down 1pt and they started fouling under Houston's basket after every miss. It made no sense.


It can if they were worried about getting a three scored on them (knowing harden and the refs, even a 4 pt play).

Foul down one and get two shots. worst case you're down 3 with a minute left. Ball is in your court since shot clock also on your side. You can either go for a two, and foul again hoping for a miss. Or go for the three.

Note I didn't watch it but based on that info, it can make sense.
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