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re: NBA reporters should be called out for questions like these - americanoutlaw
Guy says "can you expand upon that." Jesus man, NBA fans are much smarter these days, how are people still asking awful questions like this?...
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
[quote]It's not about MVP bro it's about Westbrook sucking when the games mattered more than regular season games. We in the postseason now the regular season is irrelevant. His team had the chance to win games and he didn't get it done when the game was on the line. Weatbrook can have the regula...
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
[quote]Harden has better scorers on his team. The more they score on their own the more it hurts Harden's assist percentage. Because the Thunder rely so heavily on Westbrook, the percentage of OKC baskets assisted by Westbrook is going to be higher. This is a case of you not interpreting the n...
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
[quote] Harden produced slightly more points on a lower usage. Why are we adjusting again?[/quote] It was something I saw on ESPN that better basketball minds than my own used, i have no idea the actual application :lol:...
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
[quote]If you lose the first game of the season you still have 81 more to get yourself into the playoffs. If you miss the first shot of the game you still have 100 more possessions to win the game. Playoff performance and late game perfomance is more important bc if you lose you have less game...
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
Westbrook was bad late, but the thunder were +12 in the 42 minutes he was on the floor and -18 in the minutes he was not. The 6 minutes he didn't play are arguably more important than any crunchtime minutes...
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
I know PER is an imperfect efficiency stat, but westbrook was a 30.70 and harden was a 27.43. I believe westbrook also had a similar true shooting percentage when modified to reflect usage. Harden had a higher assist %, but also a higher turnover %. What specifically do you mean when you say "muc...
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
Defensive stats are still so raw compared to offensive ones. I mean, Kawhi's defensive stats weren't great this year, in most part, due to people just hitting an abusrd number of shots whenever he was playing defense. Evene stat guys like Haberstroh just called it "noise"....
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
[quote]A lot of those crunch time stats in the season were put up v scrub teams. Obviously it's harder to perform at that level A. In the playoffs B. Against better teams [/quote] I feel like you deciding that they were accrued against scrub teams probably has very little basis in fact. Their ...
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
[quote]Oh they gonna put em up every chance they get whether they going in or not. That strategy lead to a top 10 all time offense not gonna change that now.[/quote] Not entirely disagreeing with this, but westbrook was pretty solid in crunchtime all season and is getting killed for not doing well ...
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
[quote] So why was his 3 point shooting terrible the whole series? Roberson[/quote] If westbrook is getting killed for not adjusting, Harden should be as well, right? Roberson is a pretty damn good defender, but he's not forcing Harden to shoot 10 3's a game....
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
[quote]Yea he was bothered the last two games by his ankle he'll get plenty time to rest it. [/quote] So why was his 3 point shooting terrible the whole series? Not trying to nitpick that stat, but he averaged 10 3 point shot attempts a game. Shooting 25 times on a bum ankle when your teammates a...
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re: What is Westbrook realistically supposed to do? - americanoutlaw
Second leading scorer for most of the series was Roberson. I mean c'mon man...
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
Damn, twice as many shots as Harden in that stat. Guess that means thunder had way more of those possessions. Fascinating that westbrook had fewer turnovers, in spite of way more possessions. Harden did a lot in this series, and he wasn't completely healthy, but I feel like he's getting a pass ...
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
[quote] FWIW, in that "crunch" time parameter you posted, Harden was 33/93 (35.5%) for the season, with 20 TOVs to 16 ASTs. [/quote] Can you find this for Russ too? I can't seem to find it, but I'm pretty sure he had very good stats in the same parameters during the regular season. Like PER of 50...
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
The 4th quarter was atrocious, but this is a lot of hand wringing over a 47, 11, and 9 with a +/- of +12. He also scored 20 in the 3rd (rockets scored 21 as a team)....
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re: If Lebron was starting a team: Would he pick Russ or Harden? - americanoutlaw
[quote]Um... dwade was better than all three of them. [/quote] Better than Harden and westbrook this season while Lebron was in miami? Honestly, harden and westbrook's durability puts them over Wade, even if you don't think their productivity did....
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re: 4th quarter: Westbrook vs Harden - americanoutlaw
Saying shite like "you can't guard me" is something pretty much every good basketball player says at one time or another. Y'all really using that as a reason to hate westbrook? I feel like there are a lot of reasons to dislike him, but trash talk is pretty weak. ...
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re: If Lebron was starting a team: Would he pick Russ or Harden? - americanoutlaw
The fast break combo of Lebron and Westbrook is frightening to think about. I think Harden complements him more, but playing with westbrook would allow him to take more plays off. It's possible playing with Harden would lead to more free throws since Harden draws so many god damn fouls. Either on...
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re: Is it a coincidence the 1 game OKC won Westbrick shot only 1 three??? - americanoutlaw
[quote]ESPN Stats & Info?Verified account @ESPNStatsInfo Follow More Russell Westbrook was off the floor for 6 minutes in Game 5. In those 6 minutes, the Rockets outscored the Thunder 27-9.[/quote] It was so bad that I honestly wondered why they didn't just sit on the ball for about 20 seconds per ...
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