I have played plenty of Dubs closeout games in the First round over the years....
52 in 4th but only 86 in 2h
47 in 4th
45 in 4th
46 in a loss to complete sweep in 4th
45 to finish the series in 4th
40 in the 4th
i kinda think nets being such pushovers could be a detriment to boston at beginning this series, i know milw had it easy themselves but i dont think that matters for them as they learned what it takes last year. Hitting milw in the mouth with physical play isnt gonna make them curl up and die like the nets did. Milw will punch back, this celtics team as constructed now hasnt really been in any playoff wars together have they? i expect early on it could be advantage bucks, assuming we get max effort bucks (lol), as we get deeper into the series im sure boston will figure it out, just think this be a series that has a vastly different level of intensity than they got vs the nets. Then we get deeper into the series celtics will be shocked by the fact their opponent makes adjustments to what they doing!! Maybe im crazy but this thing has 6-7 game war written all over it!! No disrespect to the heat but this should be the conf finals imo..
So, I feel like there has been a lot of missed FT's this postseason...like a lot more than their should be..
Anyways, I just charted out teams %'s. I didn't go as far as looking at attempts because my theory wasn't all the way there. That is how gambling can make you look at things in a different lens..
Anyways, some interesting contrasts from regular season to postseason...
Brooklyn 80.5% - 73.8%
Milwaukee 77.6% to 68.9%
Miami 80.5% to 78.3%
Golden State 76.9% to 70.1%
Minnesota 77.8% to 83.1%
Phoenix 79.7% to 78.2%
Toronto 75.9 to 79.2
New Orleans 78.9% to 76.6%
Boston and Philly all slightly improved.
Denver didn't change.
Memphis dropped slighly.
Warriors Series -245 to win 2.5 units.
I definitely think less of them after that seriescant believe it has gotten down to that.. ppl really falling in love with memphis, i get it, Ja is super fun to watch (even tho he hasnt really been very good thus far in playoffs) and i like the entire team, i was all bout them in the regular season but this a different beast. not sure how that wolves series inspired more confidence in them? if minny wasnt so inexperienced grizz would already be fishing! they might match up pretty well but mentally they not ready to take on the 3x champs! i bet gs kinda heavy for gm1, if they lose that game think i will prob hit GS series pretty hard..
I definitely think less of them after that series
Interesting thought...Hmm possible MN matches up well with Grizz but Grizz matches up well with GSW? Still think GSW will win the series but worth asking