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Who wins the Finals? (2021-22 season)

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About the 2015 finals, why did Iggy win it over Steph? I didn't watch the games.
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Yes, I didn't watch the game, just saw the stats. Your point?
Puh, partly deserving, partly narrative, partly hate on Steph.

Essentially, the opinion was that through the insertion of Iggy as starter in game 4 and main defender of Lebron, Warriors came back from trailing 2-1 and won it in six.
And offensively Iggy had good stats (i think over 20 points) in crucial games 4 and 6.

Meanwhile Steph had average over 26 points in the series, but had a weak game in game 2 iirc, a game the warriors should have won but in the end lost.

So it was very circumstantial and narrative driven, Kerr (or rather his coaching team) made the genius decision to put the veteran in who then defended the best player in the world...
Not that i want to take anything away from Iggy but without him, they still might have won, without Steph, they aint even in the finals since he is the crucial point of the entire offense.
 
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Puh, partly deserving, partly narrative, partly hate on Steph.

Essentially, the opinion was that through the insertion of Iggy as starter in game 4 and main defender of Lebron, Warriors came back from trailing 2-1 and won it in six.
And offensively Iggy had good stats (i think over 20 points) in crucial games 4 and 6.

Meanwhile Steph had average over 26 points in the series, but had a weak game in game 2 iirc, a game the warriors should have won but in the end lost.

So it was very circumstantial and narrative driven, Kerr (or rather his coaching team) made the genius decision to put the veteran in who then defended the best player in the world...
Not that i want to take anything away from Iggy but without him, they still might have won, without Steph, they aint even in the finals since he is the crucial point of the entire offense.
I see. I heard multiple times about how Lebron was the true FMVP of that series and if that's the case then doesn't that kind of diminish Iggy's defense on him? Cause if the guy you're defending was the real FMVP then how truly impactful was your defense on him?
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Hope the dubs can close it out next game. Praying to dear God that they don't try to fuck around so they can close it out at home instead like they've been doing all the previous series. Get it done in 6. Nobody wants a game 7 (bar haters and Celtics fans).
 
I see. I heard multiple times about how Lebron was the true FMVP of that series and if that's the case then doesn't that kind of diminish Iggy's defense on him? Cause if the guy you're defending was the real FMVP then how truly impactful was your defense on him?
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Hope the dubs can close it out next game. Praying to dear God that they don't try to fuck around so they can close it out at home instead like they've been doing all the previous series. Get it done in 6. Nobody wants a game 7 (bar haters and Celtics fans).
I have to check that but from what i remember, Lebron went from shooting 50% with average in the mid thirties points to shooting mid 30% after Iggy came in.
 
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I have to check that but from what i remember, Lebron went from shooting 50% with average in the mid thirties points to shooting mid 30% after Iggy came in.
I suppose that would be in due some of his defense but...
Pure hate from the media, they didnt want to give the "small" guy his credit. Lebron averaged 35 points and 8 assists on Iggy
Bruh, that's damn near negligible defense. Is the argument here that Lebron would have gone 40/12 a game or something if not for Iggy?
 
Warriors got me worried there in the 3rd quarter...

Nice to see the team stepped up after Curry carried them in game 4.
that Poole buzzer beater 3 at the end of the 3rd completely killed the Celtics momentum, and maybe down the line the turning point of the series.

rn I have Warriors in 6 unfortunately but hopefully Tatum and/or Brown have the game of their lives on Game 6 and force a Game 7
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About the 2015 finals, why did Iggy win it over Steph? I didn't watch the games.
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Yes, I didn't watch the game, just saw the stats. Your point?
key defense on LaBron and clutch scoring in Games 4-6 when Iguodala was used more turned and it changed the momentum of the series. Curry was still contributing but not at the level of a 'superstar'

as for 2016-17 and 2017-18, KD pretty much went god mode (~38 PPG) while Curry was good but not great (28 PPG but mixed w/ some below 10-20 point games)
 
Game 6 klay incoming??? Nah I think it goin 7 then we see game 6 klay in that one lol also people been telling draymond to stop focusing on his podcast and they one win away from the championship :suresure:it didn't bite his team in the ass yet haters betta hope it does in these last 2 games
 
that Poole buzzer beater 3 at the end of the 3rd completely killed the Celtics momentum, and maybe down the line the turning point of the series.

rn I have Warriors in 6 unfortunately but hopefully Tatum and/or Brown have the game of their lives on Game 6 and force a Game 7
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key defense on LaBron and clutch scoring in Games 4-6 when Iguodala was used more turned and it changed the momentum of the series. Curry was still contributing but not at the level of a 'superstar'

as for 2016-17 and 2017-18, KD pretty much went god mode (~38 PPG) while Curry was good but not great (28 PPG but mixed w/ some below 10-20 point games)
In the second GSW title Steph had one point less average than Durant
 
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Conference Quarterfinals | 1st Round
EASTERN CONFERENCE
(1) Miami Heat [53-29] VS (8) Atlanta Hawks [43-39]*
Game 1 | Heat 115 Hawks 91 - F

Game 2 | Heat 115 Hawks 105 - F
Game 3 | Heat 110 Hawks 111 - F
Game 4 | Heat 110 Hawks 86 - F
Game 5 | Heat 97 Hawks 94 - F
Heat wins series 4 - 1
(2) Boston Celtics [51-31] VS (7) Brooklyn Nets [44-38]
Game 1 | Celtics 115 Nets 114 - F

Game 2 | Celtics 114 Nets 107 - F
Game 3 | Celtics 109 Nets 103 - F
Game 4 | Celtics 116 Nets 112 - F
Celtics wins series 4 - 0
(3) Milwaukee Bucks [51-31] VS (6) Chicago Bulls [46-36]
Game 1 | Bucks 93 Bulls 86 - F

Game 2 | Bucks 110 Bulls 114 - F
Game 3 | Bucks 111 Bulls 81 - F
Game 4 | Bucks 119 Bulls 95 - F
Game 5 | Bucks 116 Bulls 100 - F
Bucks wins series 4 - 1
(4) Philadelphia 76ers [51-31] VS (5) Toronto Raptors [48-34]
Game 1 | 76ers 131 Raptors 111 - F

Game 2 | 76ers 112 Raptors 97 - F
Game 3 | 76ers 104 Raptors 101 - F/OT
Game 4 | 76ers 102 Raptors 110 - F
Game 5 | 76ers 88 Raptors 103 - F
Game 6 | 76ers 132 Raptors 97 - F
Sixers wins series 4 - 2
* RIP Cleveland Cavaliers

WESTERN CONFERENCE
(1) Phoenix Suns [64-18] VS (8) New Orleans Pelicans [36-46]
Game 1 | Suns 110 Pelicans 99 - F

Game 2 | Suns 114 Pelicans 125 - F
Game 3 | Suns 114 Pelicans 111 - F

Game 4 | Suns 103 Pelicans 118 - F
Game 5 | Suns 112 Pelicans 97 - F

Game 6 | Suns 115 Pelicans 109 - F
Suns wins series 4 - 2
(2) Memphis Grizzlies [56-26] VS (7) Minnesota Timberwolves [46-36]
Game 1 | Grizzlies 117 Timberwolves
130 - F
Game 2 | Grizzlies 124 Timberwolves 96 - F

Game 3 | Grizzlies 104 Timberwolves 95 - F
Game 4 | Grizzlies 116 Timberwolves 119 - F
Game 5 | Grizzlies 111 Timberwolves 109 - F

Game 6 | Grizzlies 114 Timberwolves 106 - F
Grizzlies wins series 4 - 2
(3) Golden State Warriors [53-29] VS (6) Denver Nuggets [48-34]
Game 1 | Warriors 123 Nuggets 107 - F

Game 2 | Warriors 126 Nuggets 106 - F
Game 3 | Warriors 118 Nuggets 113 - F
Game 4 | Warriors 121 Nuggets 126 - F
Game 5 | Warriors 102 Nuggets 92 - F
Warriors wins series 4 - 1
(4) Dallas Mavericks [52-30] VS (5) Utah Jazz [49-33]
Game 1 | Mavericks 93 Jazz
99 - F
Game 2 | Mavericks 110 Jazz 106 - F

Game 3 | Mavericks 126 Jazz 118 - F
Game 4 | Mavericks 93 Jazz 100 - F
Game 5 | Mavericks 102 Jazz 77 - F

Game 6 | Mavericks 98 Jazz 96 - F
Mavericks wins series 4- 1


Conference Semifinals | 2nd Round
EASTERN CONFERENCE
(1) Miami Heat [53-29] VS (4) Philadelphia 76ers [51-31]
Game 1 | Heat 106 76ers 92 - F
Game 2 | Heat 119 76ers 103 - F
Game 3 | Heat 103 76ers 119 - F
Game 4 | Heat 108 76ers 116 - F
Game 5 | Heat 120 76ers 85 - F
Game 6 | Heat 99 76ers 90 - F
Heat wins series 4 - 2
(2) Boston Celtics [51-31] VS (3) Milwaukee Bucks [51-31]
Game 1 | Celtics 89 Bucks 101 - F

Game 2 | Celtics 109 Bucks 86 - F
Game 3 | Celtics 101 Bucks 103 - F
Game 4 | Celtics 116 Bucks 108 - F
Game 5 | Celtics 107 Bucks 110 - F
Game 6 | Celtics 108 Bucks 95 - F
Game 7 | Celtics 109 Bucks 81 - F
Celtics wins series 4 - 3
WESTERN CONFERENCE
(1) Phoenix Suns [64-18] VS (4) Dallas Mavericks [52-30]
Game 1 | Suns 121 Mavericks 114 - F

Game 2 | Suns 129 Mavericks 109 - F
Game 3 | Suns 94 Mavericks 103 - F
Game 4 | Suns 101 Mavericks 111 - F
Game 5 | Suns 110 Mavericks 80 - F
Game 6 | Suns 86 Mavericks 113 - F
Game 7 | Suns 90 Mavericks 123 - F (RIP @GrandmasterChef Zonji)

(2) Memphis Grizzlies [56-26] VS (3) Golden State Warriors [53-29]
Game 1 | Grizzlies 116 Warriors 117 - F

Game 2 | Grizzlies 106 Warriors 101 - F
Game 3 | Grizzlies 112 Warriors 142 - F
Game 4 | Grizzlies 98 Warriors 101 - F
Game 5 | Grizzlies 134 Warriors 95 - F
Game 6 | Grizzlies 96 Warriors 110 - F
Warriors wins series 4 - 2

Conference Finals
EASTERN CONFERENCE
(1) Miami Heat [53-29] VS (2) Boston Celtics [51-31]
Game 1 | Heat 118 Celtics 107 - F
Game 2 | Heat 102 Celtics 127 - F
Game 3 | Heat 109 Celtics 103 - F
Game 4 | Heat 82 Celtics 102 - F
Game 5 | Heat 80 Celtics 93 - F
Game 6 | Heat 111 Celtics 103 - F
Game 7 | Heat 96 Celtics 100 - F
Celtics wins series 4 - 3
ECF MVP - F Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
WESTERN CONFERENCE
(3) Golden State Warriors [53-29] VS (4) Dallas Mavericks [52-30]
Game 1 | Warriors 112 Mavericks 87 - F
Game 2 | Warriors 126 Mavericks 117 - F
Game 3 | Warriors 109 Mavericks 100 - F
Game 4 | Warriors 109 Mavericks 119 - F
Game 5 | Warriors 120 Mavericks 110 - F
Warriors wins series 4 - 1

WCF MVP - G Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)

NBA FINALS
(3) Golden State Warriors [53-29] VS VS (2) Boston Celtics [51-31]
Game 1 | Warriors 108 Celtics 120 - F

Game 2 | Warriors 107 Celtics 88 - F
Game 3 | Warriors 100 Celtics 116 - F

Game 4 | Warriors 107 Celtics 97 - F
Game 5 | Warriors 104 Celtics 94 - F
Game 6 | Warriors 103 Celtics 90 - F
Warriors
wins series 4 - 2


2021-22 NBA CHAMPION
Golden State Warriors

FINALS MVP
G Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)




AWARDS
MVP - C Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
DPOY - G Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics)
6MOY - G Tyler Herro (Miami Heat)
ROTY - F Scottie Barnes (Toronto Raptors)
MIP - G Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies)
COTY - Monty Williams (Phoenix Suns)

1st Team All-NBA
🏀 G Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
🏀 G Luka Dončić (Dallas Mavericks)
🏀 F Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
🏀 F Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
🏀 C Nikola Jokić (Denver Nuggets)
2nd Team All-NBA
🏀 G Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
🏀 G Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies)
🏀 G DeMar DeRozan (Chicago Bulls)
🏀 F Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)
🏀 C Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers)

3rd Team All-NBA
🏀 G Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns)
🏀 G Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks)
🏀 F LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
🏀 F Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors)

🏀 C Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves)

1st Team All-Defensive
G Marcus Smart
G Mikal Bridges
F Jaren Jackson Jr.
F Giannis Antetokounmpo
C Rudy Gobert


2nd Team All Defensive
G Jrue Holiday
G Matisse Thybulle
F Draymond Green
C Robert Williams III
C Bam Adebayo


1st Team All-Rookie
F Scottie Barnes
F Evan Mobley
F Franz Wagner
G Cade Cunningham
G Jalen Green


2nd Team All-Rookie
G Ayo Dosunmu
G Chris Duarte
G Josh Giddey
G Bones Hyland
F Herbert Jones


 
y'all did admirably considerably the circumstances (especially after the RJ Barrett game winner🤣 ). A reminder you still don't technically have a starting PG (Marcus Smart is really a combo guard) and you got this far. And if it makes you feel better, Miami would have been swept before the 4th game if they went to the Finals

speaking as a sad Knicks fan, even in the loss , just appreciate the moments now that you have, you never know if it'll ever come back
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Steph Curry, top 10 all time :finally:

Please dont compare him with that bum KD anymore
he wasn't in the same conversation the moment he left OKC during the 2016 offseason
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also I'd say at this point both Tatum and Brown are on an equal level
 
y'all did admirably considerably the circumstances (especially after the RJ Barrett game winner🤣 ). A reminder you still don't technically have a starting PG (Marcus Smart is really a combo guard) and you got this far. And if it makes you feel better, Miami would have been swept before the 4th game if they went to the Finals

speaking as a sad Knicks fan, even in the loss , just appreciate the moments now that you have, you never know if it'll ever come back
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he wasn't in the same conversation the moment he left OKC during the 2016 offseason
I think we're fine with smart, problem is scoring. Outside of the Jays we just have a bunch of role players and 36 year old center. We need to find a way to get a 3rd option, preferably one that can play PG for extended periods of time and can shoot a 3.

We got really far when nobody saw it coming so I guess that's the silver lining(even though I knew by feb we were making the finals) but to lose like this is really pathetic, we beat ourselves over and over again. Also we gave a ring to the biggest bitches in the world, Dray and Klay
 
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