Opponent Game Thread: Mavs, Cavs and El Heat

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Filling Joe's place at least for a couple of games, this is my first official PtR article. This has comments from the Spurs' last three games.

Hello Pounders, here I am again, trying to fill Joe's shoes and giving you another edition of Opponent Game Thread.

Hope you enjoy it!

First: Game Thread from Mavsmoneyball

Mb_to_mg_to_bd

Stupid Spurs announcers

by the new Bradfather

[I swear that I've read at least one comment in EVERY SINGLE THREAD complaining about Bill and Sean.]


are the mavs scared of the spurs or something?

there is absolutely no reason to play like this against them all the time

by random90 on Mar 2, 2014 | 4:22 PM reply


Someone needs to lay a hard pick on Patty Mills

Don't let him hound the pg all the way down the court

by mtobo on Mar 2, 2014 | 4:37 PM reply


idk. we can't compete with this team

"Offense sells tickets, Defense wins championships"

by veyronp87 on Mar 2, 2014 | 4:49 PM reply


the best chance could be making this game a track meet

by go87 on Mar 2, 2014 | 4:54 PM reply


Patty Mills welcomes your track meet

by Daniel_v210 on Mar 2, 2014 | 4:55 PM up reply


At least the Mavs don't have a double digit lead.

by Jim Bradshaw on Mar 2, 2014 | 5:11 PM reply


true that

no chance for disappointment

by random90 on Mar 2, 2014 | 5:24 PM up reply


the Spurs have their fundamentals so well practiced

I don't know if I've seen any of them missing layups.

by random90 on Mar 2, 2014 | 5:23 PM reply


This spurs announcer sounds like he's on steroids

In Dirk We Trust.

by jprage on Mar 2, 2014 | 5:27 PM reply


drank a $#!* ton of monster and red bull

by random90 on Mar 2, 2014 | 5:33 PM up reply


I can't stand Ginobili

by go87 on Mar 2, 2014 | 5:38 PM replykwentin

*%$ that *&@#$

Yeah, I hate all things Lakers. I'm proud to admit it too.

by kwentin on Mar 2, 2014 | 5:38 PM up reply


[I guess they hate Manu, for some reason...]


Duncan Parker Ginobili core is just solid

And with that I bid goodnyt!

In Dirk We Trust.

by jprage on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:22 PM reply


So, in a few lines: they hate us, they hate our announcers, and they hate Manu. And that's why I like beating them so much.

Second: Game Thread from Fear The Sword

Danny_to_timmy

Lebron's 61 was cute but I'll take the Admiral's 71.. still waiting for him to get a quadruple double as well.. Long live the Admiral! Oh and Go Cavs ;)

by ayowler on Mar 4, 2014 | 3:31 PM reply

[Some love for the Admiral, loved that!]

i'm scared to watch this game.

Carpe Omnia 
you see silverlinings, i'm pointing out the storm 
#OSUN #PACKN #CAVN #BUCN

by Dr_B3LL on Mar 4, 2014 | 3:39 PM replyShamansBlues

Cavs/Spurs has worried me since David Robinson, what's that, like 20-25 years? They're unreal.

by ShamansBlues on Mar 4, 2014 | 3:40 PM up replyCols714

It helps when a successful tank job lands you Tim Duncan.

by Cols714 on Mar 4, 2014 | 3:43 PM up reply

[And then you draft Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili... and Kawhi Leonard too]

Why don't the Cavs EVER wear anything but yellow, white, or red jerseys? They should wear retro for Z.

by Usman Haseeb on Mar 4, 2014 | 4:10 PM replyPyroKinesis

Because McDonalds paid money for us to wear their colors.

I am a Cleveland sports fan. Also a fan of the Buffalo Sabres and Seattle Sounders.

by PyroKinesis on Mar 4, 2014 | 4:10 PM up reply

Cavaliers with their first lead of the evening!

I am a Cleveland sports fan. Also a fan of the Buffalo Sabres and Seattle Sounders.

by PyroKinesis on Mar 4, 2014 | 4:15 PM replyMatthewH

Woo hoo! One more lead than ESPN expected, I'm sure.

90% of our offensive issues were from the SF position. Were.

by MatthewH on Mar 4, 2014 | 4:16 PM up reply

At this pace were going to lose 48-40

by ShamansBlues on Mar 4, 2014 | 4:22 PM replyMatthewH

And Deng will turn the ball over 24 times.

90% of our offensive issues were from the SF position. Were.

by MatthewH on Mar 4, 2014 | 4:24 PM up replyShamansBlues

And Kyrie will lose his shoe 8 times...

by ShamansBlues on Mar 4, 2014 | 4:24 PM up reply

Uncle Drew Getting Buckets.. defense was awesome.. offense needs more ball movement. just a matter of time before San Antonio starts hitting shots

by ayowler on Mar 4, 2014 | 4:37 PM replyMatthewH

Yeah, I wouldn't take the "under" on SA scoring 60 points tonight.

90% of our offensive issues were from the SF position. Were.

by MatthewH on Mar 4, 2014 | 4:38 PM up reply

the Spurs' offense is just a machine. even when they don't hit shots, their movement and passing is great

by OHearniaUD on Mar 4, 2014 | 4:45 PM reply

[I can do nothing but agree with him.]

Patty Mills is too good, man.

Cavs, Indians, and Browns.

Kyrie Serving.

by Usman Haseeb on Mar 4, 2014 | 4:53 PM reply

look at mills! look at mills!

by OHearniaUD on Mar 4, 2014 | 4:54 PM reply

Can't stop my main man Patty! Get him to the Cavs

J Rod

by j_rhodes on Mar 4, 2014 | 4:54 PM reply

[Some love for Patty too! Don't you enjoy having him with us?]

the spurs put on an absolute clinic on how to play basketball in that 2nd quarter. such good movement on offense compared to ours

by OHearniaUD on Mar 4, 2014 | 5:08 PM reply

Holy mother of god, have you actually looked at the Spurs drafting over the past 15ish years?

Its amazing

#TeamDion 
#TeamBennett

by Adam Eaton on Mar 4, 2014 | 5:33 PM up reply

I always feel that playing the Spurs is like a learning situation. I prefer they apply the lessons before the end of the game but as long as they learn something I'm happy.

by ShamansBlues on Mar 4, 2014 | 5:32 PM reply

we look clueless on D. guys arent getting back, spurs are getting into a ton of mismatches and we are losing guys on screens.

its just bad

by OHearniaUD on Mar 4, 2014 | 5:37 PM replyCousin_Drew

The Spurs do that...

by Cousin_Drew on Mar 4, 2014 | 5:38 PM up reply

true, but its frustratring how good the Spurs are at executing and how bad that makes the Cavs look

by OHearniaUD on Mar 4, 2014 | 5:39 PM up replyShamansBlues

Join the club.

by ShamansBlues on Mar 4, 2014 | 5:40 PM up reply

Patty Mills can go to hell

Cavs, Indians, and Browns.

Kyrie Serving.

by Usman Haseeb on Mar 4, 2014 | 5:47 PM reply

[My guess: this was when Patty made that 3-pointer over his defender while the possession clock was about to expire.]

28 assists on 31 field goals. That is Spurs basketball

by OHearniaUD on Mar 4, 2014 | 5:50 PM reply

Spurs are angry to the people who are saying they are old. Spurs hate stupid people.

"PATIENCE YOU MUST HAVE my young padawan"

by ferrariford2 on Mar 4, 2014 | 5:52 PM replyHugh Parent

they are old, they're still really good though

by Hugh Parent on Mar 4, 2014 | 5:53 PM up replyferrariford2

I defined old as a guy who's washed, efficiency is down and is useless both ends of the floor. You look at the Spurs, no player has that characteristic. That's why I'm confused about that old thingy.

"PATIENCE YOU MUST HAVE my young padawan"

by ferrariford2 on Mar 4, 2014 | 5:54 PM up replyRyan Mourton

Part of it is Ginobili, who is CLEARLY fitting that category. He was god awful at the end of last season.

The other is a narrative Duncan built in a couple years of leg problems and decline. He lost a bunch of weight and has played better since, but declining at 33 and bouncing back at 35 is odd.

Sandwich Aficionado 
Co-Founder #TeamCarrick 
I write rap parodies about Italian Food and Dion Waiters at Fear The Sword

by Ryan Mourton on Mar 4, 2014 | 5:56 PM up replyferrariford2

Tim Duncan per-36 stats:

At age 21:
19.4 PPG, 11 RPG, 2.5 APG, 2.3 BPG, 95 Defensive Rating.

At age 37
18.9 PPG, 12.2 RPG, 3.6 APG, 2.4 BPG. 98 Defensive Rating.

Manu at age 25 per 36 minutes

13.2 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 3.5 APG, 2.4 SPG

Manu at age 36:

18.8 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 7.0 APG, 1.6 SPG.

Decline? We talkin' about decline?

"PATIENCE YOU MUST HAVE my young padawan"

by ferrariford2 on Mar 4, 2014 | 6:00 PM up reply

Pop in the huddle " hey I got an idea lets see how many threes we can make. loser buys dinner"

by brewguy4 on Mar 4, 2014 | 5:53 PM reply

The Spurs' offense looks like Barcelona at their peak. Brilliant passing and the uncanny ability to draw defenders away from the real danger. Incredible.

by Cousin_Drew on Mar 4, 2014 | 6:01 PM reply

I do love the Spurs. I hate flashy arrogance. They just get it done. How the hell did they choke against the Heat?

by ShamansBlues on Mar 4, 2014 | 6:05 PM reply

36 assists on 39 field goals made by the Spurs. It's like watching Mozart playing a piano.

"PATIENCE YOU MUST HAVE my young padawan"

by ferrariford2 on Mar 4, 2014 | 6:15 PM reply

no one on the Spurs is bad

Cavs, Indians, and Browns.

Kyrie Serving.

by Usman Haseeb on Mar 4, 2014 | 6:15 PM replyferrariford2

Their bench alone could be the number 3 seed in the East. LOL.

"PATIENCE YOU MUST HAVE my young padawan"

by ferrariford2 on Mar 4, 2014 | 6:16 PM up reply

Pop could coach a college team to 3rd seed in the east

J Rod

by j_rhodes on Mar 4, 2014 | 6:18 PM up reply

In a few lines: they have a lot of respect for the Spurs.

And now the best game for last: Game Thread from Hot hot hoops.

Tim_dunk

I hate these sleeved jerseys

They're ugly, and they look uncomfortable.

by Kevin Kraczkowski on Mar 6, 2014 | 5:56 PM up reply

[Lebron, is that you???]

These boys can't miss

by 1-THE H3ATLES-6 on Mar 6, 2014 | 5:21 PM reply

That got really loud there, lol

But I can understand the Spurs fans getting all crazy, they want revenge.

by TrustNo1 on Mar 6, 2014 | 5:25 PM reply

[Yes, in June]

Tony Parker makes everything

by 1-THE H3ATLES-6 on Mar 6, 2014 | 5:26 PM reply

We're getting &%^$ killed inside

by 1-THE H3ATLES-6 on Mar 6, 2014 | 5:38 PM reply

down 14..... offense is nowhere defense is a joke, that is quite bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Roman-Daddy Warbucks on Mar 6, 2014 | 5:41 PM reply

Maybe it's too early to say this

but this not our night.

by TrustNo1 on Mar 6, 2014 | 5:50 PM reply

The HEAT have looked a lot better than this

Are they trying to lull the Spurs into a false sense of security? Maybe, sneak up on them, then BAM! LeBron for 62!

by Kevin Kraczkowski on Mar 6, 2014 | 5:59 PM reply

no, the spurs are just good. miami needs this game, i doubt their trying to lull them into anything. this sux

bulls= regular season champs ... heat = post season champs. truth until proven wrong!

by crosshanger on Mar 6, 2014 | 6:02 PM up reply

Just feed Bosh, no one else can hit a shot.

by TrustNo1 on Mar 6, 2014 | 5:59 PM reply

with the way the spurs are killing us on PnR's and penetrations, being down by only 12 at this point is looking good for us. we could have been down by 20+ points!

by JOSEPH WENDELL on Mar 6, 2014 | 6:05 PM reply

GO HEAT!

I just got home from work...have we really been playing as badly as the score suggests?

by CheshireBloodhound on Mar 6, 2014 | 6:14 PM replyTrustNo1

Yes

yes we have..... lol

by TrustNo1 on Mar 6, 2014 | 6:15 PM up reply

down by 11 at the half. i'm ok with it. wow, that 3 by diaw hurts!. we could have been down by only 8!

by JOSEPH WENDELL on Mar 6, 2014 | 6:27 PM reply

(And this is why I think that 3 from Diaw was HUGE)

Miami looks bad

I'm gonna blame those shirts.

by Kevin Kraczkowski on Mar 6, 2014 | 7:06 PM replyKevin Kraczkowski

Never mind that San Antonio is also wearing them.....

Just ignore the man behind the curtain.....

by Kevin Kraczkowski on Mar 6, 2014 | 7:06 PM up reply

Why does Ray Allen act like he is a point guard??????? Stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm gonna pull my hair out and my hair is no longer than Wade's

by 1-THE H3ATLES-6 on Mar 6, 2014 | 7:14 PM reply

I didn't know championships were handed out in early March

by National Mario on Mar 6, 2014 | 7:40 PM reply

[There was like 20 of this kind of comments... SMH]

Bottom line: they're quite confident about their team. I just want to destroy them and sweep them in the Finals.

See you around Pounders!


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