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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Conference semi finals preview

Postby Andrew on Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:50 pm

Second round could be quite a battle. A shame that even if you win, they're going to end up with Westbrook...or will they? ;)
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - PG sends Lakers home

Postby Phil89 on Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:12 pm

Andrew wrote:Huge game from George to get the job done. Lakers hung in there admirably without LeBron.

I was a bit worried when they randomly dropped 45 in that second quarter. Paul George caught fire though and they had no answer for him in the second half.

seaboh13 wrote:Great win over the Lakers. Like the Westbrook step over after dunk! George was very impressive! Equally impressed by Noel, some really solid performances by him throughout. Adams pops up every second game with big numbers thought! I wouldn't feel pressured to trade PG in this universe, I think if the Thunder knocked off the Lakers in real life he may not have been so receptive to Kawhi's phone call. Disappointing to do what he did. There is always the hope now they trade Westy, tank, do so poorly they return to Seattle! Good luck v Denver!!

I'm pretty much committed to doing the real life off-season here at this point. I've put a lot of groundwork in already.

I don't know about moving back to Seattle, but trading Westbrook and George could be a good opportunity to refresh the uniforms/logo. Maybe I'll look into that.

Andrew wrote:Second round could be quite a battle. A shame that even if you win, they're going to end up with Westbrook...or will they? ;)

They will :(

Now I really have to win this series because it would be super weird to trade the reigning MVP to the team that just knocked us out of the playoffs otherwise :lol:
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Conference semi finals preview

Postby Andrew on Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:16 pm

The only problem with moving to Seattle is that once the servers are shut down, any MyLEAGUE saves that use custom assets also get locked (as you unfortunately found out). Of course, that's a while off yet.
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Conference semi finals preview

Postby wdt92 on Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:28 pm

Because we know for certain that the duo will be split, this is the most depressing Playoff run I think ever experienced. :lol:

A good win against LA, good luck against Houston!

It will be very strange seeing PG demand a trade if you guys can make it to the Finals. I guess because KD just did something similar in real life, it isn't abnormal, just will be odd. Though, for me, every move this offseason has been strange. Everyone is moving around and it just doesn't feel the same anymore. I guess I'm just getting too old for the new player empowerment and miss the old days of players having a mostly team loyalty.
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Conference semi finals preview

Postby Phil89 on Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:00 pm

Andrew wrote:The only problem with moving to Seattle is that once the servers are shut down, any MyLEAGUE saves that use custom assets also get locked (as you unfortunately found out). Of course, that's a while off yet.

Oh yeah. I don't want to risk that happening again.

Does that include uniforms that I create in-game? Or is it just custom teams that I download?

wdt92 wrote:Because we know for certain that the duo will be split, this is the most depressing Playoff run I think ever experienced. :lol:

A good win against LA, good luck against Houston!

It will be very strange seeing PG demand a trade if you guys can make it to the Finals. I guess because KD just did something similar in real life, it isn't abnormal, just will be odd. Though, for me, every move this offseason has been strange. Everyone is moving around and it just doesn't feel the same anymore. I guess I'm just getting too old for the new player empowerment and miss the old days of players having a mostly team loyalty.

I'm trying not to think about it during games, that "this may be the last time these guys are on my team". It's going to be hard to hit confirm on the trade of Westbrook :cry:

The off-season has been crazy. But I kind of like it because we've just had an era where the Warriors and Cavs have dominated. Now there is a more even spread of top talent and both conferences are wide open.
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Conference semi finals preview

Postby Andrew on Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:10 pm

I think it's just if you use custom assets that you download, because it still wants to call to the server even though those assets are now local. Definitely frustrating.
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Conference semi finals preview

Postby Phil89 on Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:45 pm

24/4/19

Oklahoma City Thunder [4-1] vs Houston Rockets [4-2]

Adams dominates Rockets in series opener as Thunder cruise to victory

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OKC | 36 | 34 | 39 | 24 | 133 |
HOU | 24 | 23 | 31 | 26 | 106 |

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Capela picked up his fourth foul midway through the second quarter. Him being on the bench really allowed Adams and Noel to dominate in the paint.
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Rockets fail to launch in game 1

Postby Andrew on Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 pm

Confidence riding high after downing the Lakers!

Did you feel you were going to Westbrook and George less because you know they're on the way out? (Any chance you'd reconsider that and make your own reality?)
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Rockets fail to launch in game 1

Postby Phil89 on Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:25 pm

Andrew wrote:Confidence riding high after downing the Lakers!

Did you feel you were going to Westbrook and George less because you know they're on the way out? (Any chance you'd reconsider that and make your own reality?)

It was more a case of it being easy to score with Adams and Noel with Capela sitting on the bench with foul trouble. They only have Nene as backup and he is like 40.


I'm committed to the realism path now. And it has to be as close to 100% accurate as I can make it. Not doing the Westbrook and George trades would mess with my OCD/immersion.

But once the new season starts I'll be going back to creating my own narratives again.

If Westbrook is ever a free agent I'll definitely try to sign him. It would be like when the 76ers signed a mid-thirties Iverson back in 2009.
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Rockets fail to launch in game 1

Postby Andrew on Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:21 pm

Sounds like a plan! In the meantime, all in for the title run.
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Rockets fail to launch in game 1

Postby Phil89 on Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:50 pm

26/4/19

Oklhoma City Thunder [5-1] vs Houston Rockets [4-3]

Big night from CP3 not enough to stop Thunder taking 2-0 series lead

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OKC | 30 | 23 | 34 | 31 | 118 |
HOU | 27 | 29 | 28 | 28 | 112 |

Player of the Game: Russell Westbrook
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Foul trouble played a big part in this game. Westbrook and George picked up their third fouls during the second quarter and I had to sit them.

Harden picked up his fourth right before the first half ended. He then got his fifth halfway through third quarter, before eventually fouling out with 13 seconds left in third.

Chris Paul did a great job keeping them in the contest.
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Chris Paul has a big night in OKC

Postby Andrew on Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:51 pm

I was going to say, that's a very ordinary performance by Harden there. Not a bad performance by your (possible) future point guard! :P
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Chris Paul has a big night in OKC

Postby Phil89 on Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:45 pm

Andrew wrote:I was going to say, that's a very ordinary performance by Harden there. Not a bad performance by your (possible) future point guard! :P

It's just my luck that Westbrook got traded for one of my least favourite players (Who also happens to be old and on a gross contract).

Literally the only positive I can see with Paul is that he will be a $40 million expiring contract in a season or two. That could be a handy asset if I'm looking to trade for a star player.
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Chris Paul has a big night in OKC

Postby Andrew on Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:01 pm

Chances are he moves on in real life too, so you may not even have to worry about that. Potentially a tougher rebuild if you can't trade him for who you want, of course.
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Chris Paul has a big night in OKC

Postby Phil89 on Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:01 pm

28/4/19

Houston Rockets [4-4] vs Oklahoma City Thunder [6-1]

Rockets flex their scoring muscle to grab first win of the series

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HOU | 43 | 24 | 38 | 41 | 146 |
OKC | 29 | 26 | 35 | 28 | 118 |

Player of the Game: James Harden
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My defense was just powerless to stop them in this game. We just never really recovered from that first quarter deficit.

I managed to cut their lead down to like 4 points in the third quarter before they went on another run. It blew out further in the fourth as I had basically conceded defeat.

Adams fouled out late in the third quarter which also didn't help.
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Rockets pile on the points in game 3

Postby Andrew on Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:23 pm

Wow, Harden had a point to prove after the previous game. Looks like you still made him work for it with those shooting percentages, but he put up numbers.
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Rockets pile on the points in game 3

Postby Phil89 on Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:36 pm

Andrew wrote:Wow, Harden had a point to prove after the previous game. Looks like you still made him work for it with those shooting percentages, but he put up numbers.

Roberson does a pretty good job of slowing him down on the perimeter. We just allowed him way too much room to drive into the paint.

The thing that really killed us was Capela, Shumpert and Rivers combining for 55 points. I can't afford to have Harden and the role players both scoring like that in the same game.
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Rockets pile on the points in game 3

Postby Phil89 on Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:57 pm

30/4/19

Houston Rockets [5-4] vs Oklahoma City Thunder [6-2]

Thunder produce offensive masterclass in game 4 to go 3-1 up in series

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HOU | 26 | 21 | 33 | 29 | 109 |
OKC | 35 | 33 | 34 | 40 | 142 |

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We started the second quarter on a 12-0 run. That really killed the contest for the most part.

Normally I would've taken my foot off the pedal in the fourth with it being a blow-out. But I decided to be petty and keep going as payback for game 3 :wink:
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Thunder exact revenge for game 3 loss

Postby Andrew on Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:22 pm

Nothing wrong with exacting a little revenge before officially declaring garbage time. Especially after a tough loss!
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Thunder exact revenge for game 3 loss

Postby Phil89 on Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:24 pm

2/5/19

Oklahoma City Thunder [7-2] vs Houston Rockets [5-5]

Thunder book place in conference finals after rollercoaster game 5

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OKC | 32 | 29 | 29 | 42 | 132 |
HOU | 24 | 28 | 38 | 24 | 114 |

Player of the Game: Paul George
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We led by as many as 15 in the second quarter. Harden was almost unstoppable in the third quarter and got them level at the final break.

But I regained momentum in the fourth and we ended up running away with a comfortable win.
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Re: OKC: Part III - 2019 Playoffs - Thunder seal passage to conference finals

Postby Andrew on Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:41 pm

Sounds like an exciting one, glad to see you pick up the win and advance though.
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