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Viggy: Greetings, Robert and Chris! As we convene on this hot and muggy Tuesday evening, let us first thank whatever powers exist in this world for giving us a chance to continue writing this season. For significant stretches of games 6 and 7 of the Western Conference Finals, things were looking mighty dicey.
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Chris: First things first the outcome if Iguodala doesn’t go down?
Viggy: Speculatively, I say Warriors in five, six tops as they say, that is why you play the games. The Warriors were both victims and beneficiaries of injury luck this series, but at the end of the day, they triumphed over a very good Rockets team that had them on the ropes.
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Viggy: Indeed. The Dubs and Rockets are analytically minded teams that have approached the exploitation of inefficiencies in the NBA in very different ways. For both teams, the maxims > 2 and range 2s > mid to long range 2s apply; however, the Warriors have such elite jump shooting talent that, against a league that desperately wants to chase them off the line, they are (in the loosest sense of the word) for midrange 2s while also continuing to rain fire from deep, with both types of shots coming from selfless screen setting and constant off the ball motion. Meanwhile, the Rockets are arguably the most lethal isolation team in history, and they also subscribe to the maxim throws > everything else By flanking James Harden and Chris Paul with a bevy of shooters to space the floor and cheap jordans for sale letting them go to work (with all the shenanigans that entails), they unlocked a whole new gear this season on their way to the number 1 overall seed in the NBA. It may not be but it sure cheap air force as heck is effective.
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Chris: About ”the maxims 3 > 2 and close range 2s > mid to long range 2s” Kerr pointed out today, Chris Paul has been breaking that Houston rule himself lately. Paul’s midrange game (often when Gobert was switched out onto him) was often decisive against Utah.
Viggy: Totally. I think, as the Warriors have learned over countless postseason games over the last few years, the playoffs are a totally different beast from the regular season, in terms of scheduling, game planning, execution, and officiating. The Rockets have historically struggled to adapt, but they stockpiled a bevy of seasoned vets and youngsters who don know any better, and they dare to dream that this might be the year. Let talk a little bit about cheap jordans on sale matchups, because there are a number of intriguing subplots to what should be a fantastic series. My first question: how do the Warriors match up against the expected Rockets starters (James Harden, Chris Paul, Clint Capela, PJ Tucker, and Trevor Ariza)?
Chris: Aha! (”How do the Warriors match up against the expected Rockets starters?”) I submit, Viggy, that’s a kind of expectedly trap wrong question!
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So I submit that initial match ups (in a possession) matter far less than the fluid way your whole 5 man defense can counter punch actively what the Rockets are up to.
Viggy: Ah, the perfect segue yes indeed, it truly matters little who who until the Rockets get the switches they are hunting for. Given those constraints, what lineup do you think has the best chance at being able to effectively? And, if that lineup is what I think you think it is, does Steve Kerr roll it out from the opening tip, or is there a placeholder that can be reasonably effective until it comes time to play the cheap jordan sneakers trump card?
Chris: I found it very interesting that Kerr auditioned Jordan Bell with 4 minutes left in the 3rd quarter of cheap jordans shoes Game 5 against the Pelicans. Center play defensively is critical. Not so much for matching up in a one on one sense vs. Capela, but rather by having a defensive amoeba lineup on the cheap Air max shoes court that can switch, rotate, get out on 3’s, and, yes, anticipate and defend lobs to Capela. Anyone laterally challenged Houston will hunt. Anyone who can’t fly out to a corner and then get back into the paint (and vice versa). Obviously there’s the Hamptons 5. And Looney and Livingston, and, who knows Bell getting some of David West’s minutes?
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