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Was just reading the Celtics-Lakers recap. It's funny how people forget to check 'facts':
"Rondo missed Boston's first 40 games, after the Celtics lost Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to free agency over the summer -- and coach Doc Rivers to the Clippers."
2 weeks ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Broooooodie
@L0rv @Air Bud I looked at all playoffs and just 20+ FGM, and the list is only 30 games long. MJ had 8 of those.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Russell Westbrook a game-time decision against the Heat
@[brooks' fault] And those same people likely thought it was unfair until LeBron got his rings.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Friday Bolts – 2.14.14
@DCJeff Wizards last three games: Beat the #1 seed in the West, beat the #3 seed in the West, took the #2 seed to 2OT, even if they lose. Not bad.
1 month ago on Wolves vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Happy five years, DT
Houston game, The Player Who Shall Not Be Named: +26 in 14 minutes. Crazy.
So the way things stand right now, that Dallas pick that could be unprotected in the future, would actually be ours this next draft. Is that a good thing?
2 months, 1 week ago on Player Power Rankings: Onward and upward
@OSBC@Tapdog72 Would love to visit the area. A friend went to Oregon on vacation and said it was beautiful as well.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Friday Bolts – 12.20.13
Totally random thought: I was on a work-related road trip yesterday, and The Heart of Rock and Roll by Huey Lewis and the News came on. The city he mentions after Oklahoma City is Seattle. Hmmm....
Anyone else notice that according to tankingforwiggins.com, we'd be getting that Dallas pick this year the way things stand right now? Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Wednesday Bolts – 12.18.13
Lakers shot 58% from the free throw line. Are we sure Howard doesn't still play for them?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Lakers vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer
For me, best part of Thabo and Serge getting those shots is where the assists came from.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Rockets vs. Thunder: Game 2 Pregame Primer
Anyone notice how many of these plays are in the alternate jerseys? Coincidence? :)
10 months, 3 weeks ago on OKC’s top 10 plays of the 2012-13 season
First Thunder game attended this year, picked up tickets this afternoon. Glad I went. In game tweet: 'The Thunder didn't just open a can, they opened the whole case. #thunderup'
1 year, 3 months ago on Bobcats vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer
4 overtime games so far tonight, and the home team has won all four.
1 year, 3 months ago on Clippers vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer
To be fair, it's only the starting lineup the article is talking about. Any other lineup is way better, which is the point they make.
It would be interesting to know shooting % on unassisted shots vs assisted ones. A team might succeed with lower assisted shot numbers if they were getting high % unassisted shots
1 year, 3 months ago on Monday Bolts – 11.19.12
@rednuht @Skyline @justin_mia
But at the same time, you have matchups like Dallas vs Miami 10-11, where Dallas was ranked 1 and Miami 26th, so with good teams that have superstars, maybe the difference in assists might point to something.
Several of the lower ranked champs beat even lower ranked teams, like Miami last year being 20th beat us who were ranked 30th, or Miami 05-06 (17th) beating Dallas (29th). Of course, you're talking about low assist teams even getting to the finals, so they have to have something that helped them get there. The main point is, assist numbers don't seem directly related to championships.
In the last 10 finals, only 4 teams were in the top 4 in assists per game, and 3 of those lost (BOS 09-10, LAL 07-08, LAL 03-04). Only winner was DAL 10-11, and they finished 1st that year. 7 of the last 10 champs were lower than 10th, and 5 were lower than the team they beat.