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u2sarajevo
11-12-2006, 11:35 PM
The top 2 teams in our division. One of them has to lose, so it's win-win for us. Which do you think it will be?

Drbio
11-12-2006, 11:37 PM
oops....give me Houston.

u2sarajevo
11-12-2006, 11:38 PM
Keep it real.

Drbio
11-12-2006, 11:38 PM
Doh! Premature ejocularity.

u2sarajevo
11-12-2006, 11:39 PM
this is the most confusing thread since beeeef was around...

Drbio
11-12-2006, 11:40 PM
HA!

Drbio
11-12-2006, 11:41 PM
hahahahahaha....Dirkadirkastan bet 1 dollar on the Rockets. :D

nuggien
11-13-2006, 01:45 AM
rockets had a great showing against the heat...maybe it will carry over to this game.

Dirkadirkastan
11-13-2006, 01:52 AM
Are there any technicalities in the rule book we can exploit so that they both lose?

Big Shot Rob
11-13-2006, 03:09 AM
All in with the Spurs.

Dirkadirkastan
11-13-2006, 03:15 AM
Big Shot Rob takes this game 1150 times more seriously than I do.

Big Shot Rob
11-13-2006, 03:15 AM
Since the Mavs and the Rockets have already played, I thought I'd ask the Mav fans--what do you think are the keys to victory for either team.

For my own, the Spurs have to find a way to contain Yao Ming. He had a great game against the Mavs and last night he had a great game against the Heat. ESPN's telecast had a graphic at halftime showing that his points per game have been steadily growing each year and he made Shaq look like a dufus. Tim, Oberto and Francisco Ellson will definitely have their hands full

As for the Rockets, they need to find a way to clog up the lanes and not allow Tony Parker to get as much penetration as he has been getting all year. (Probably thanks to Eva). He finally has developed a nice jumper which he has been using this year for when teams prevent him from going to the glass.

BTW--congrats to the Mavs against Portland. The Rose garden can be a difficult place to play and that was a nice win.

fluid.forty.one
11-13-2006, 03:17 AM
I gotta go with the Spurs on this one =/

fluid.forty.one
11-13-2006, 03:19 AM
Hmm, I'd tell Bowen to slip under McGrady's jumpshot, but I'm sure he's already planning on it.

jianhui
11-13-2006, 03:42 AM
houston win

DelNegro
11-13-2006, 08:39 AM
Just for the record it's Spurs @ Rockets, not Rockets @ Spurs.

DelNegro
11-13-2006, 08:43 AM
With the way McGrady is shooting this year Bruce should just leave him alone.

Thespiralgoeson
11-13-2006, 08:44 AM
Rockets > Spurs

Dirkenstien
11-13-2006, 09:19 AM
Hmm, I'd tell Bowen to slip under McGrady's jumpshot, but I'm sure he's already planning on it.

Classic :)

Dirkenstien
11-13-2006, 09:23 AM
As far as keys to winning goes. San Antonio must be abel to deny the pass to Ming down low. Once that pass has arrived, either the Spurs defense will collapse on him allowing him to use his superb passing skills to dish it out to one of the multiple three point threats they have, or if the defense doesn't collapse he will simply turn and shoot over the defender. Oh, and don't event think about fouling him...he's shooting something like 87% from the line.

But by the way, I'll be rooting for the Rockets.

Drbio
11-13-2006, 09:45 AM
Ultimately? I'd say scoring more than your opponent. That seems to work well. :p

xmuzjb
11-13-2006, 10:42 AM
Yao:40pts 20reb ,Rockets win.

MavsFanFinley
11-13-2006, 11:01 AM
Yao will have a monster game but if McGrady doesn't snap out of it I think the Spurs win this one.

rmacomic
11-13-2006, 11:39 AM
Put Bowen on Ming.
He can tie Yao to a bed and pull a Kathy Bates (in Misery) on his ankle.

sike
11-13-2006, 11:42 AM
Hmm, I'd tell Bowen to slip under McGrady's jumpshot, but I'm sure he's already planning on it.
I just hope he does it to Timmy in practice....he forgets not to do it to a teammate....becasue its just habit.

u2sarajevo
11-13-2006, 11:59 AM
Just for the record it's Spurs @ Rockets, not Rockets @ Spurs.Isn't that what it says?




;)

DelNegro
11-13-2006, 12:02 PM
Isn't that what it says?




;)

My dyslexia acting up must be again.

Flacolaco
11-13-2006, 12:07 PM
any chance neither will win, and both teams will suffer long lasting injuries?

bernardos70
11-13-2006, 12:18 PM
Who sets the odds?

tbone9428
11-13-2006, 03:05 PM
Chuck Hayes is out for two weeks. He was our starter who injected energy into the starting lineup and did real well cutting to the basket when Yao and T-mac were double teamed. Juawan has a better shot, but is suspect on defense.

sike
11-13-2006, 03:06 PM
any chance neither will win, and both teams will suffer long lasting injuries?
that should be a vCash option!

nashtymavsfan13
11-14-2006, 01:47 AM
Spurs win this one, but it'll be close.

rabbitproof
11-14-2006, 01:53 AM
I hope Bowen breaks his face and Yao goes for 75 on Duncan.

fluid.forty.one
11-14-2006, 01:54 AM
I hope the Rockets win, but I doubt they will.

EricaLubarsky
11-14-2006, 02:47 AM
Tmac shoots 4-20 for 12 points, 4reb, 2 ast
Yao with 37, 9reb, 2 blocks

Spurs 98-Rockets 87

Five-ofan
11-14-2006, 10:04 PM
if you have money on the rockets go ahead and count on the double up, they are destroying the spurs... Tmac looks great and Yao looks better than timmy. Scary combo. I know its early to say that about yao and all but they look scary...

Five-ofan
11-14-2006, 10:14 PM
spoke too soon. I dont know if im glad or not to see that the spurs get bs calls against other teams too though. Yao and Tmac have been fouled probably 10 times apiece without calls tonight. This is just sad. I see now why the spurs get mad about officiating... If its even close to fair it would look horribly lopsided against them with what they get used to throughout the year...

nashtymavsfan13
11-14-2006, 10:55 PM
I feel bittersweet, I bet on the Spurs but I wanted them to lose =/

fluid.forty.one
11-14-2006, 10:59 PM
Yessss, here comes the vCash ;)

Big Shot Rob
11-14-2006, 11:07 PM
spoke too soon. I dont know if im glad or not to see that the spurs get bs calls against other teams too though. Yao and Tmac have been fouled probably 10 times apiece without calls tonight. This is just sad. I see now why the spurs get mad about officiating... If its even close to fair it would look horribly lopsided against them with what they get used to throughout the year...


You know--the case could be made that if anyone benefitted from the refs in the series between SA and the Mavs, Dirk and company definitely got an overly abundant number of trips to the FT lines, so I'd think twice before spouting off like this.

Dirkadirkastan
11-14-2006, 11:17 PM
You know--the case could be made that if anyone benefitted from the refs in the series between SA and the Mavs, Dirk and company definitely got an overly abundant number of trips to the FT lines, so I'd think twice before spouting off like this.

Hahaha. I'll never forget during Game 7 when Kerr commented at the start of the 4th quarter that up to that point 11 fouls were called against the Spurs while 25 were called against the Mavs. If you think this is a bias for the Mavs then you're just proving everyone else's point.

Five-ofan
11-14-2006, 11:22 PM
You know--the case could be made that if anyone benefitted from the refs in the series between SA and the Mavs, Dirk and company definitely got an overly abundant number of trips to the FT lines, so I'd think twice before spouting off like this.
If someone wants to think twice before spouting off it should be you, who shot more fts in that series? the mavs or spurs? Its not the mavs fault the spurs cant make the ones they get gifted into... Theres something else to this, the spurs COMMIT more fouls than anyone but maybe the bulls in the nba. Whether they get called for them or not. They should almost never shoot more fts than their opponents, and timmy and gino get bailed out by bs calls more than anyone not named Dwyane in the nba...

You can say dirk shouldnt get fouls on the perimeter all you want but there is no more give up play in the nba that duncans little hook thing he does where he almost never actually does get fouled but falls down and gets the call.

Edit-Like i said though, the spurs get so spoiled getting bs calls every game that if its close to even they think they got screwed...

MavsFanFinley
11-14-2006, 11:26 PM
What an absolute collapse by the Rockets tonight.

Five-ofan
11-14-2006, 11:29 PM
What an absolute collapse by the Rockets tonight.
completely true too, they did get screwed and all but good lord, make a shot... I dont think ive ever seen more balls rim out before either...

mary
11-14-2006, 11:47 PM
Junior Miller has already christened the Rockets as the NBA's next dynasty.

Which..doesn't really bode well for the Rockets....

sike
11-15-2006, 12:31 AM
can a perpetual 3rd place finish constitute a dynasty?

Big Shot Rob
11-15-2006, 12:43 AM
The Rockets have done a great job this year, but this battle will be between Spurs and Mavs in WCF--winner wins the NBA Championship.

sike
11-15-2006, 12:44 AM
too early to place the Rockets from choke city in the same conversation as the Spurs and Mavs...

dirno2000
11-15-2006, 01:32 AM
Did the Spurs do anything special against Yao or was he just off tonight?

Also, i didn't realize how bad Fin is struggling. He's shooting 23% from the filed and has a per of 4. Ginobli's not exactly tearing it up either. And for all the talk about how a healthy and rested Tim Duncan would lay waste to the league, he's the same player he was last year. The moral of the story: Tony Parker's pretty good.

nashtymavsfan13
11-15-2006, 01:45 AM
Yeah, Fin's had a very rough start so far, and Parker has been great. Ginobli and Duncan seem just like last year even though they are both supposedly more rested and healthier. They are still 6-1 though.

Five-ofan
11-15-2006, 01:51 AM
Did the Spurs do anything special against Yao or was he just off tonight?

Also, i didn't realize how bad Fin is struggling. He's shooting 23% from the filed and has a per of 4. Ginobli's not exactly tearing it up either. And for all the talk about how a healthy and rested Tim Duncan would lay waste to the league, he's the same player he was last year. The moral of the story: Tony Parker's pretty good.
they fouled him alot.... On a more serious note, like i said earlier, ive never seen more shots rim out than in this game for the rockets. He had a very dirk like game, in that he went to the rim and just couldnt get calls...

sike
11-15-2006, 01:54 AM
I like it when the Spurs lose. I may not be a big man.

EricaLubarsky
11-15-2006, 02:21 AM
...where it counts

sike
11-15-2006, 02:35 AM
...where it counts
cheap....


well thats just like you. ;)

OzMavs
11-15-2006, 03:22 AM
Woaah. I thought I'd done my dough! I turned the game off at half time.

MavsX
11-15-2006, 08:27 AM
the Spurs used a 34-9 run to end the game and close out the Rockets, 92-84.

who goes on a 34-9 run? jesus

Dirkenstien
11-15-2006, 12:02 PM
Complete lack of concentration by the Rockets. They felt the momentum swing, got scared, and began playing not to lose the game insteadof playing to win it.

sike
11-15-2006, 12:22 PM
the Spurs used a 34-9 run to end the game and close out the Rockets, 92-84.

who goes on a 34-9 run? jesus
yes...I'd say Jesus could go on a 34-9 run. He has mad skills.

bernardos70
11-15-2006, 12:39 PM
Could he dunk though?

Five-ofan
11-15-2006, 12:45 PM
Could he dunk though?
thats not the correct question, the correct question is could he microwave a burrito so hot that he couldnt eat it?

sike
11-15-2006, 02:24 PM
Could he dunk though?
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to bernardos70 again.