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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals Peview

Postby Andrew on Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:42 pm

Let's see if Westbrook can get some revenge, and do you a big favour!
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals Peview

Postby Phil89 on Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:55 pm

Andrew wrote:Let's see if Westbrook can get some revenge, and do you a big favour!

My fingers are crossed :P

The way he plays on this game makes it entirely possible, as long as his teammates aren't completely useless.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals Peview

Postby Phil89 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:44 pm

3/5/19

Phoenix Suns [4-0] vs Minnesota Timberwolves [4-2]

Booker and Suns make statement in opening game of the series

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PHX - 30 26 27 28 111
MIN - 23 20 20 17 180

Player of the Game: Devin Booker
(33pts, 2reb, 3ast, 1stl)

(10-17 FG, 3-3 3PT, 10-10 FT)


Top Scorers
Devin Booker - 33
Karl-Anthony Towns - 22
Marquese Chriss - 19
Jonathan Jeanne - 18
Alex Len - 10
Goran Dragic - 10
Jeff Green - 10
Andrew Wiggins - 9
Dragan Bender - 9
Marcus Smart - 8

Rebounds
Jonathan Jeanne - 9
Jeff Green - 8
Karl-Anthony Towns - 7
Dragan Bender - 7
Kevin Knox - 7
Harry Giles - 6
Alex Len - 5

Assists
Marcus Smart - 8
Tyus Jones - 8
Goran Dragic - 5
Jerryd Bayless - 5

Steals
Marcus Smart - 5
Kevin Knox - 3
Karl-Anthony Towns - 3
Taj Gibson - 3
Jimmy Butler - 2
Michael Carter-Williams - 2
Jerryd Bayless - 2

Blocks
Jonathan Jeanne - 4
Karl-Anthony Towns - 2
Alex Len - 2
Dragan Bender - 2
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals

Postby Andrew on Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:01 pm

Well, virtual Towns is looking like a better Playoff performer than real Towns, but it didn't do them much good. Great start to the series!
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals

Postby cavs4872 on Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:27 am

Was Jimmy Butler a no-show?
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals

Postby Phil89 on Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:30 pm

5/5/19

Phoenix Suns [5-0] vs Minnesota Timberwolves [4-3]

Bench big men propel Suns to 2-0 series lead

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PHX - 24 25 23 27 99
MIN - 19 27 25 17 88

Player of the Game: Jonathan Jeanne
(17pts, 6reb, 3ast, 5blk)

(5-8 FG, 7-7 FT)


Top Scorers
Marquese Chriss - 20
Andrew Wiggins - 17
Jonathan Jeanne - 17
Alex Len - 17
Jimmy Butler - 14
Devin Booker - 14
Dragan Bender - 12
Goran Dragic - 10
Tyus Jones - 9
Jeff Green - 8
Taj Gibson - 8
Harry Giles - 8

Rebounds
Alex Len - 14
Karl-Anthony Towns - 10
Harry Giles - 9
Taj Gibson - 8
Dragan Bender - 7
Jonathan Jeanne - 6
Jeff Green - 5

Assists
Jimmy Butler - 5
Tyus Jones - 5
Marcus Smart - 5

Steals
Jimmy Butler - 6
Marcus Smart - 2
Kevin Knox - 2
Michael Carter-Williams - 2
Taj Gibson - 2
Andrew Wiggins - 2
Karl-Anthony Towns - 2

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Jonathan Jeanne - 5
Marcus Smart - 2
Dragan Bender - 2
Kevin Knox - 2
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals

Postby Phil89 on Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:36 pm

Andrew wrote:Well, virtual Towns is looking like a better Playoff performer than real Towns, but it didn't do them much good. Great start to the series!

Jinxed him nicely for game two. Thanks (Y)

cavs4872 wrote:Was Jimmy Butler a no-show?

Pretty much. He was more involved in game two though, mainly defensively.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals

Postby Phil89 on Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:55 pm

7/5/19

Minnesota Timberwolves [4-4] vs Phoenix Suns [6-0]

Suns overcome tenacious Timberwolves to take 3-0 series lead

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MIN - 25 31 21 32 109
PHX - 27 26 31 34 118

Player of the Game: Marquese Chriss
(25pts, 3reb, 2ast, 2stl, 1blk)

(10-12 FG, 5-6 FT)


Top Scorers
Andrew Wiggins - 29
Marquese Chriss - 25
Karl-Anthony Towns - 23
Devin Booker - 22
Jonathan Jeanne - 22
Marcus Smart - 15
Jeff Green - 14
Alex Len - 12
Taj Gibson - 10
Shabazz Muhammad - 10
Jimmy Butler - 8

Rebounds
Karl-Anthony Towns - 8
Jonathan Jeanne - 7
Alex Len - 7
Harry Giles - 7
Kevin Knox - 6

Assists
Dragan Bender - 6
Michael Carter-Williams - 6
Goran Dragic - 6
Jerryd Bayless - 5

Steals
Harry Giles - 4
Jimmy Butler - 3
Marquese Chriss - 2
Marcus Smart - 2
Jonathan Jeanne - 2
Goran Dragic - 2
Karl-Anthony Towns - 2
Andrew Wiggins - 2

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Kevin Knox - 2
Karl-Anthony Towns - 2
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals

Postby Andrew on Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:32 pm

In the driver's seat once again. How are the Warriors looking? Still on a collision course with them?
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals

Postby Phil89 on Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:13 pm

Andrew wrote:In the driver's seat once again. How are the Warriors looking? Still on a collision course with them?

They are actually 2-1 down to Oklahoma City right now, with game four to be played in OKC. And they could easily find themselves 3-1 down with the way Westbrook is playing.

Hopefully history doesn't repeat itself :wink:
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals

Postby Andrew on Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:36 pm

Hopefully I haven't jinxed it by asking!
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals

Postby Phil89 on Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:22 pm

9/5/19

Minnesota Timberwolves [4-5] vs Phoenix Suns [7-0]

Booker scores career-high 51 as Suns complete another sweep

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MIN - 19 27 23 29 198
PHX - 23 21 26 34 104

Player of the Game: Devin Booker
(51pts, 3reb, 2ast, 1stl)

(15-30 FG, 2-3 3PT, 19-19 FT)


Top Scorers
Devin Booker - 51
Andrew Wiggins - 20
Karl-Anthony Towns - 17
Jonathan Jeanne - 16
Tyus Jones - 13
Jimmy Butler - 13
Goran Dragic - 10
Alex Len - 10
Jeff Green - 9
Taj Gibson - 8

Rebounds
Karl-Anthony Towns - 9
Alex Len - 8
Jonathan Jeanne - 8
Taj Gibson - 8
Harry Giles - 7
Jeff Green - 6
Marquese Chriss - 5

Assists
Tyus Jones - 8
Marcus Smart - 7
Michael Carter-Williams - 5

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Andrew Wiggins - 3
Marcus Smart - 2
Alex Len - 2
Dragan Bender - 2
Karl-Anthony Towns - 2

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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals

Postby Phil89 on Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:24 pm

16/5/19

Warriors and Thunder provide the only competitive series in the conference semifinals

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Western Conference


1. San Francisco Warriors [61-21] vs 4. Oklahoma City Thunder [51-31]

Results
OKC @ SFW - 104-91
Russell Westbrook (27pts, 16reb, 15ast, 3stl, 1blk)

OKC @ SFW - 99-137
Klay Thompson (42pts, 5reb, 1stl, 1blk)

SFW @ OKC - 103-118
Russell Westbrook (32pts, 11reb, 11ast, 4stl, 1blk)

SFW @ OKC - 83-98
Russell Westbrook (36pts, 15reb, 9ast, 3stl, 1blk)

OKC @ SFW - 102-112
Russell Westbrook (21pts, 10reb, 11ast, 5stl, 2blk)

SFW @ OKC - 133-108
Stephen Curry (32pts, 5reb, 9ast, 4stl)

OKC @ SFW - 127-113
Russell Westbrook (36pts, 14reb, 17ast, 7stl)


Oklahoma City won the series 4-3



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2. Phoenix Suns [56-26] vs 6. Minnesota Timberwolves [49-33]

Results
MIN @ PHX - 80-111
Devin Booker (33pts, 2reb, 3ast, 1stl)

MIN @ PHX - 88-99
Jonathan Jeanne (17pts, 6reb, 3ast, 5blk)

PHX @ MIN - 118-109
Andrew Wiggins (29pts, 2reb, 2ast, 2stl)

PHX @ MIN - 104-98
Devin Booker (51pts, 3reb, 2ast, 1stl)


Phoenix won the series 4-0








Eastern Conference


1. Philadelphia 76ers [55-27] vs 4. Orlando Magic [44-38]

Results
ORL @ PHI - 85-102
Joel Embiid (18pts, 14reb, 2ast, 2stl, 3blk)

ORL @ PHI - 107-112
Evan Fournier (45pts, 2reb, 2ast, 1stl)

PHI @ ORL - 102-88
John Wall (23pts, 3reb, 11ast, 1blk)

PHI @ ORL - 99-109
Evan Fournier (27pts, 7reb, 3ast, 1stl, 1blk)

ORL @ PHI - 103-116
Ben Simmons (34pts, 11reb, 6ast, 1stl)


Philadelphia won the series 4-1



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2. Chicago Bulls [50-32] vs 6. Washington Wizards [42-40]

Results
WAS @ CHI - 103-108
Zach LaVine (21pts, 5reb, 6ast, 3stl)

WAS @ CHI - 94-109
Bobby Portis (14pts, 16reb, 2ast, 2blk)

CHI @ WAS - 96-90
Kris Dunn (21pts, 6reb, 5ast, 4stl, 1blk)

CHI @ WAS - 123-106
Kris Dunn (17pts, 5reb, 10ast, 6stl)

Chicago won the series 4-0
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals Review

Postby Andrew on Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:38 pm

Wow! OKC did the unthinkable. Hopefully that's all they had left in the tank. I'm guessing the 76ers will be the ones who come out of the East.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals Review

Postby Phil89 on Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:13 pm

Andrew wrote:Wow! OKC did the unthinkable. Hopefully that's all they had left in the tank. I'm guessing the 76ers will be the ones who come out of the East.

It's going to be tough for sure. Especially trying to slow down beast mode Westbrook. I'm cautiously optimistic though because of home court advantage + the rhythm I'm in with this team right now.

The Sixers look pretty strong, but the Cinderella story of the Bulls might have a few chapters left in it.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals Review

Postby Breems on Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:48 am

Rooting for you to face the Bulls so I can see Bobby Portis pop up again. Good luck in the conference finals!
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals Review

Postby Phil89 on Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:36 pm

16/5/19

2019 Playoffs - Conference Finals Preview

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Western Conference

2. Phoenix Suns [56-26] vs 4. Oklahoma City Thunder [51-31]



Stats Leaders
Suns
Points: Devin Booker - 26.9
Rebounds: Alex Len - 8.5
Assists: Marcus Smart - 6.0

Thunder
Points: Russell Westbrook - 29.9
Rebounds: Russell Westbrook - 13.4
Assists: Russell Westbrook - 11.9


Phoenix
Starters
Alex Len - Dragan Bender - Andre Iguodala - Devin Booker - Marcus Smart
Bench
Michael Carter-Williams, Kevin Knox, Jerryd Bayless, Marquese Chriss, Robin Lopez, Jonathan Jeanne, Josh Huestis, Mirza Teletovic
Inactive
Kerwin Roach, EC Matthews



Oklahoma City
Starters
Steven Adams - Derrick Favors - Jae Crowder - Andre Roberson - Russell Westbrook
Bench
Alex Abrines, Jayson Tatum, Amir Johnson, Alexis Ajinca, Jerian Grant, Jose Calderon, David Lee, Keita Bates-Diop
Inactive
Nick Young, Kendrick Perkins




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Eastern Conference


1. Philadelphia 76ers [55-27] vs 2. Chicago Bulls [50-32]



Stats Leaders
76ers
Points: John Wall - 20.0
Rebounds: Joel Embiid - 13.2
Assists: John Wall - 8.1

Bulls
Points: Zach LaVine - 20.0
Rebounds: Bobby Portis - 11.8
Assists: Kris Dunn - 7.8


Philadelphia
Starters
Joel Embiid - Dario Saric - Ben Simmons - Dwyane Wade - John Wall
Bench
JJ Redick, Robert Covington, Dwight Powell, Tyler Ulis, Justin Anderson, TJ McConnell, Roy Hibbert, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
Inactive
Chimezie Metu, Courtney Lee



Chicago
Starters
Mohamed Bamba - Bobby Portis - Denzel Valentine - Zach LaVine - Kris Dunn
Bench
Cameron Payne, Lauri Markkanen, Terrence Ross, Thomas Bryant, Cristiano Felicio, Anthony Morrow, Tyson Chandler, Jarred Vanderbilt
Inactive
Paul Zipser

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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals Review

Postby Andrew on Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:40 pm

Here's hoping that if Westbrook gets his numbers, he's the only one who really shows up for OKC throughout the series.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals Review

Postby Phil89 on Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:04 pm

Breems wrote:Rooting for you to face the Bulls so I can see Bobby Portis pop up again. Good luck in the conference finals!

Thanks.

It's going to be tough for both underdogs to get there. Thunder versus Sixers was the finals match-up last season and they are probably favourites to make it again.

A repeat of 1993 would be cool though, albeit with a different outcome this time hopefully.

Andrew wrote:Here's hoping that if Westbrook gets his numbers, he's the only one who really shows up for OKC throughout the series.

I'm confident that my big guys can nullify Adams and Favors. I just hope Roberson doesn't return the favour on Booker at the other end.

I'm also glad that Paul George was traded to Boston in this game before his real life move to OKC happened :wink:
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals Review

Postby Andrew on Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:46 pm

Certainly does help a little!
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Playoffs - Conference Semifinals Review

Postby Phil89 on Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:19 pm

19/5/19

Phoenix Suns [8-0] vs Oklahoma City Thunder [8-3]

Booker and Jeanne lead the Suns to victory in tight series opener

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PHX - 18 31 27 30 106
OKC - 19 20 26 34 199

Player of the Game: Jonathan Jeanne
(28pts, 10reb, 2ast, 1blk)

(12-15 FG, 4-4 FT)


Top Scorers
Jonathan Jeanne - 28
Devin Booker - 26
Russell Westbrook - 22
Derrick Favors - 19
Alex Abrines - 15
Steven Adams - 12
Jayson Tatum - 12
Marquese Chriss - 12
Alex Len - 11
Dragan Bender - 11
Kevin Knox - 8
Jae Crowder - 8
Alexis Ajinca - 8

Rebounds
Jonathan Jeanne - 10
Derrick Favors - 6
Steven Adams - 6
Kevin Knox - 6
Dragan Bender - 5
Alexis Ajinca - 5

Assists
Marquese Chriss - 7
Michael Carter-Williams - 7
Russell Westbrook - 7
Alex Abrines - 5
Devin Booker - 5

Steals
Steven Adams - 3
Jayson Tatum - 2
Alex Abrines - 2

Blocks
Alex Len - 3
Michael Carter-Williams - 2




Westbrook picked up his fourth foul with two minutes remaining in the first half. I guess that slowed him down for the remainder of the game.

We led by as much as fifteen points at a couple of different points during the game, but they fought back to level it up both times. They couldn't manage it a third time, luckily (Y)
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals - Game 1

Postby Andrew on Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:40 pm

Looks like you iced out Westbrook on the boards. Definitely below his usual output across the board, though the foul trouble always helps.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals - Game 1

Postby Phil89 on Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:16 pm

21/5/19

Phoenix Suns [9-0] vs Oklahoma City Thunder [8-4]

Thunder hold off late rally by Suns to level series at 1-1

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PHX - 25 23 25 25 98
OKC - 28 30 14 27 99

Player of the Game: Russell Westbrook
(28pts, 8ast, 3stl)

(13-32 FG, 2-7 3PT)


Top Scorers
Russell Westbrook - 28
Devin Booker - 27
Jonathan Jeanne - 23
Alex Abrines - 22
Alex Len - 15
Derrick Favors - 13
Jayson Tatum - 11
Jae Crowder - 9
Amir Johnson - 8

Rebounds
Derrick Favors - 10
Steven Adams - 9
Alex Len - 9
Jonathan Jeanne - 9
Kevin Knox - 6
Amir Johnson - 6
Andre Iguodala - 5

Assists
Marcus Smart - 8
Russell Westbrook - 8
Alex Abrines - 6

Steals
Jae Crowder - 7
Steven Adams - 4
Jonathan Jeanne - 3
Russell Westbrook - 3
Alex Abrines - 2
Derrick Favors - 2
Marcus Smart - 2



Abrines steals the win for the Thunder
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Booker scored with 19 seconds left to put us up 98-97. Then Alex Abrines nailed that deep two pointer to put them back up 99-98 with 1.2 seconds left.

I messed up the inbound pass and didn't even manage to get a shot away on the final possession.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals - Late drama in game 2

Postby Andrew on Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:26 pm

Damn, unlucky. I can relate to things going awry on the final possession like that. It's even worse when it feels like the AI does it to you on purpose.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals - Late drama in game 2

Postby Phil89 on Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:32 pm

23/5/19

Oklahoma City Thunder [9-4] vs Phoenix Suns [9-1]

Suns regain home court advantage with impressive win in Oklahoma City

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OKC - 23 18 19 31 191
PHX - 26 27 21 27 101

Player of the Game: Jonathan Jeanne
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(7-13 FG, 2-3 FT)


Top Scorers
Russell Westbrook - 20
Devin Booker - 18
Dragan Bender - 18
Derrick Favors - 17
Jonathan Jeanne - 16
Steven Adams - 15
Marquese Chriss - 11
Jayson Tatum - 10
Alex Abrines - 9
Alex Len - 8
Marcus Smart - 8

Rebounds
Steven Adams - 11
Derrick Favors - 7
Alex Len - 7
Dragan Bender - 6
Amir Johnson - 5
Alexis Ajinca - 5
Jae Crowder - 5
Jonathan Jeanne - 5

Assists
Russell Westbrook - 12
Marcus Smart - 6
Michael Carter-Williams - 6
Alex Abrines - 5

Steals
Michael Carter-Williams - 3
Steven Adams - 3
Russell Westbrook - 3
Andre Roberson - 3
Marcus Smart - 2
Alexis Ajinca - 2

Blocks
Jonathan Jeanne - 4
Kevin Knox - 2
Alexis Ajinca - 2




Westbrook fouled out late in the fourth, but the contest was already over by that point.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals - Late drama in game 2

Postby Phil89 on Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:37 pm

Andrew wrote:Damn, unlucky. I can relate to things going awry on the final possession like that. It's even worse when it feels like the AI does it to you on purpose.

Yep. I can live with it if I miss a shot at the buzzer. But it sucks when they win the game with a flukey shot.

I'm not really sure how this OKC team beat the Warriors. They definitely don't seem to be on the same level as them. Not complaining though (Y)
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals - Game 3 win puts Suns back in control

Postby Andrew on Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:30 pm

Maybe we can say they're tired out from that series? They got the job done, but there's nothing left in the tank.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals - Game 3 win puts Suns back in control

Postby Phil89 on Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:24 pm

25/5/19

Oklahoma City Thunder [9-5] vs Phoenix Suns [10-1]

Suns on the brink of NBA Finals after enthralling game four win

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OKC - 32 25 19 37 113
PHX - 28 27 30 35 120

Player of the Game: Jonathan Jeanne
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(10-12 FG, 8-11 FT)


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Devin Booker - 32
Russell Westbrook - 30
Jonathan Jeanne - 28
Steven Adams - 22
Marquese Chriss - 19
Alex Abrines - 14
Marcus Smart - 13
Derrick Favors - 12
Jae Crowder - 11
Alex Len - 10
Jayson Tatum - 9

Rebounds
Jonathan Jeanne - 13
Steven Adams - 10
Derrick Favors - 8
Alexis Ajinca - 7
Russell Westbrook - 6
Amir Johnson - 6
Dragan Bender - 5
Kevin Knox - 5

Assists
Alex Abrines - 10
Michael Carter-Williams - 10
Marcus Smart - 7
Andre Roberson - 5

Steals
Steven Adams - 4
Alex Len - 2
Marcus Smart - 2
Andre Roberson - 2
Alex Abrines - 2

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Steven Adams - 5
Jonathan Jeanne - 4
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals - Game 3 win puts Suns back in control

Postby Andrew on Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:26 pm

One step closer. If you go all the way, Jeanne might end up being the Finals MVP.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals - One win away from the NBA Finals

Postby cavs4872 on Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:29 pm

Nice; did you win a chip last season? I've only been following this in passing.

I would like to pick up Smart in one of my stories; it kind of seems like you could turn him into a jack of all trades player.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals - Game 3 win puts Suns back in control

Postby Phil89 on Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:24 pm

Andrew wrote:One step closer. If you go all the way, Jeanne might end up being the Finals MVP.

He certainly is having a breakout playoff campaign. I may have to start him over Len if he keeps playing like this.

cavs4872 wrote:Nice; did you win a chip last season? I've only been following this in passing.

I would like to pick up Smart in one of my stories; it kind of seems like you could turn him into a jack of all trades player.

Nah, the Warriors beat us in 5 games in the second round. But the Thunder beat the Sixers in the finals.

Smart is an interesting player. Not a typical point guard in that he isn't a great shooter, but his height and defensive attributes make him a good player to have against all the top level point guards in the league. You defintely need good shooters around him though.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals - Game 3 win puts Suns back in control

Postby cavs4872 on Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:39 am

Phil89 wrote:Smart is an interesting player. Not a typical point guard in that he isn't a great shooter, but his height and defensive attributes make him a good player to have against all the top level point guards in the league. You defintely need good shooters around him though.

Right; it seems like he has no trouble distributing.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals - One win away from the NBA Finals

Postby Phil89 on Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:52 pm

27/5/19

Phoenix Suns [11-1] vs Oklahoma City Thunder [9-6]

Phoenix secure first trip to NBA Finals since 1993 after closing out Thunder

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PHX - 23 27 31 32 113
OKC - 24 27 22 17 190

Player of the Game: Alex Len
(21pts, 14reb, 6ast, 1blk)

(9-11 FG, 3-3 FT)


Top Scorers
Russell Westbrook - 21
Alex Len - 21
Devin Booker - 19
Jonathan Jeanne - 17
Kevin Knox - 15
Alex Abrines - 13
Andre Iguodala - 11
Dragan Bender - 10
Jayson Tatum - 10
Derrick Favors - 10
Andre Roberson - 9
Marcus Smart - 9
Steven Adams - 8
Jae Crowder - 8

Rebounds
Alex Len - 14
Steven Adams - 9
Alexis Ajinca - 8
Jonathan Jeanne - 8
Kevin Knox - 7
Derrick Favors - 7
Dragan Bender - 5
Marquese Chriss - 5

Assists
Marcus Smart - 10
Michael Carter-Williams - 8
Alex Abrines - 6
Alex Len - 6

Steals
Russell Westbrook - 5
Michael Carter-Williams - 3
Kevin Knox - 3
Amir Johnson - 3
Marquese Chriss - 2

Blocks
Kevin Knox - 4
Marquese Chriss - 2
Marcus Smart - 2




The 2019 Western conference champions!
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Westbrook picked up his fifth fouled thirty seconds into the second half. That's when we pulled out to a double-digit lead.

They put him back in midway trough the third quarter and he single-handedly cut the margin in half, but in the end they just couldn't stop us from scoring in the second half.


To be honest, I would have been absolutely fine with a conference finals exit and to continue the step-by-step progress of the last couple of years.

But I am really happy to reach the NBA Finals, because winning trophies is the reason why I play this game ultimately.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals - One win away from the NBA Finals

Postby Phil89 on Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:53 pm

30/5/19

Underdogs set up re-match of 1993 NBA Finals

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Western Conference


2. Phoenix Suns [56-26] vs 4. Oklahoma City Thunder [51-31]

Results
OKC @ PHX - 99-106
Jonathan Jeanne (28pts, 10reb, 2ast, 1blk)

OKC @ PHX - 99-98
Russell Westbrook (28pts, 8ast, 3stl)

PHX @ OKC - 101-91
Russell Westbrook (20pts, 2reb, 12ast, 3stl)

PHX @ OKC - 120-113
Jonathan Jeanne (28pts, 13reb, 3ast, 4blk)

OKC @ PHX - 90-113
Alex Len (21pts, 14reb, 6ast, 1blk)


Phoenix won the series 4-1




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Eastern Conference


1. Philadelphia 76ers [55-27] vs 2. Chicago Bulls [50-32]

Results
CHI @ PHI - 110-121
Joel Embiid (23pts, 12reb, 2ast, 3blk)

CHI @ PHI - 129-119 (OT)
Ben Simmons (26pts, 13reb, 5ast, 4stl, 5blk)

PHI @ CHI - 101-82
John Wall (33pts, 7reb, 5ast, 3stl)

PHI @ CHI - 86-113
Mohamed Bamba (14pts, 16reb, 2blk)

CHI @ PHI - 104-115
John Wall (44pts, 6reb, 9ast, 4stl, 4blk)

PHI @ CHI - 109-113
John Wall (27pts, 3reb, 7ast, 2stl, 3blk)

CHI @ PHI - 113-112
Ben Simmons (18pts, 20reb, 6ast, 2blk)


Chicago won the series 4-3
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals Review

Postby Andrew on Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:22 pm

It's going to be tough to see you beat the Bulls, but I can be happy for you all the same. ;)
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Re: Enter the Dragan - 2019 Conference Finals Review

Postby cavs4872 on Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:12 am

Pretty decent series between Philly and Chicago (would've been cool to see how that Game 7 ended); hopefully the 6ers wore them out for you. :wink:

It's odd to see how well the Bulls have done; Bamba must be beasting. Even that Cavs team they took in six looked pretty lethal.
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