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    Re: *** Official 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    If I was a gambler, I wouldn't touch this game. I have no idea what team is showing up for Indy. Vogel's gone small, so you're not seeing any extended minutes for Hibbert, Scola, or Mahinmi. Something else to keep an eye on is the league's review of the little dust-up between Mike Scott and George Hill at the end of the first half. Video shows that Paul George left the bench. According to the letter of the NBA rule, that's an automatic suspension. If he can't play, then ATL wins easily. With no George in the lineup, the Pacers would struggle to crack 75.
    I saw that, I'm hoping Silver sticks to the intent of the law, rather than the letter of the law and doesn't suspend George. Playoff series should not be swung by a guy taking two steps from the bench.



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    Re: *** Official 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13 View Post
    I saw that, I'm hoping Silver sticks to the intent of the law, rather than the letter of the law and doesn't suspend George. Playoff series should not be swung by a guy taking two steps from the bench.
    I agree completely, but the rule has been around long enough now where players should know better than to take so much as one step on the court. If George finds himself suspended, I wouldn't blame the NBA. However stupid the rule may be, he knew it and should have kept his *** planted on the bench. This link offers a pretty good take on the whole thing -

    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.c...ge-for-game-7/



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    Re: *** Official 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread ***

    It's not like the NBA hasn't suspended a big star for a pivotal playoff game for barely stepping on the court before.



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    Re: *** Official 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    It's not like the NBA hasn't suspended a big star for a pivotal playoff game for barely stepping on the court before.
    Exactly. If the league doesn't define exactly what the "immediate vicinity" of the bench is, then the players should know or be coached up to know that they better err on the side of caution and stay put.



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    Re: *** Official 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    Exactly. If the league doesn't define exactly what the "immediate vicinity" of the bench is, then the players should know or be coached up to know that they better err on the side of caution and stay put.
    I think it's just natural for the players to react in a situation like that. If you take a step or two and catch yourself, I think that's about the most you can ask for. It's just bad luck in situations like that to be on the bench on the end where the altercation takes place.



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    Re: *** Official 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13 View Post
    I think it's just natural for the players to react in a situation like that. If you take a step or two and catch yourself, I think that's about the most you can ask for. It's just bad luck in situations like that to be on the bench on the end where the altercation takes place.
    Tell any Suns fan that. Sometimes logic doesn't play a factor in these things. I hope they aren't suspended but the NBA has drawn a pretty hard line on this issue in the past.



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    Re: *** Official 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Tell any Suns fan that. Sometimes logic doesn't play a factor in these things. I hope they aren't suspended but the NBA has drawn a pretty hard line on this issue in the past.
    There's a new sheriff in town.



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    Re: *** Official 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread ***

    http://m.espn.go.com/nba/story?storyId=10873900

    There you have it. Common sense wins out and Paul George will play.



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    Re: *** Official 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    http://m.espn.go.com/nba/story?storyId=10873900

    There you have it. Common sense wins out and Paul George will play.
    Zach Randolph not so lucky.



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    Re: *** Official 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread ***

    WOW!!!! PORTLAND WINS!!!

    Lillard with a Buzzer Beater 3 to win the series. that was amazing


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    I can't believe this is only the first round. That game to clinch it for Portland and there's 5 game sevens this weekend. Unbelievable



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    Re: *** Official 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    WOW!!!! PORTLAND WINS!!!
    But Houston won the first 47 minutes, so there.



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    Re: *** Official 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread ***

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    I can't believe this is only the first round. That game to clinch it for Portland and there's 5 game sevens this weekend. Unbelievable
    no kidding. Even if you're not an NBA fan, this first round is really worth watching. Some great basketball being played. Tons of drama.


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    Re: *** Official 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread ***

    What an ending, but damn, I was hoping for 6 Game 7's this weekend. The last few years have been good, but these playoffs have been great.



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    Re: *** Official 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread ***

    Even before the way it ended, the Houston vs Portland series was by far the most fun to watch 1st round matchup IMO.



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