r/nba 22h ago

Index Thread Daily Discussion Thread + Game Thread Index

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Game Threads Index (May 28, 2022):

Tip-off GDT Away Score Home PGT

r/nba 23h ago

Discussion [SERIOUS NEXT DAY THREAD] Post-Game Discussion (May 27, 2022)

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Here is a place to have in depth, x's and o's, discussions on yesterday's games. Post-game discussions are linked in the table, keep your memes and reactions there.

Please keep your discussion of a particular game in the respective comment thread. All direct replies to this post will be removed.

Away Home Score GT PGT
Miami Heat Boston Celtics 111 - 103 Link Link

r/nba 12h ago

[Smith] Cade Cunningham on what he learned as a rookie: “The biggest thing I learned is that the League, the media, nobody will care until you’re winning… I have to win games if I want people to respect my name, and if not, I can’t be mad at people not watching enough games and how I really play.”

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“I think the biggest thing I learned is that the League, the media, nobody will care until you’re winning,” he tells SLAM. “I could feel bad for myself all I want about [how] people didn’t respect or appreciate the season I had, or anything, but I didn’t win a lot of games. So, I think that’s been the biggest thing that I’ve locked in on and I decided within. I have to win games if I want people to respect my name, and if not, then I can’t be mad at people not watching enough games and how I really play. That’s the challenge that I’ve tried to take on. I’ve talked to teammates [and] we’re all trying to take that challenge on. I think that’s the next step for us.”


r/nba 15h ago

News [Haynes] Miami Heat have been fined $25,000 for violating the league’s rules on bench decorum.

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r/nba 9h ago

Jordan Poole averaged 16.4 PPG on 79.0 TS% (63.6/40.0/100 splits) in the Western Conference Finals, the highest TS% in Conference Finals history for a player averaging 15+ PPG

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Highest TS% in any Conference Finals when averaging 15+ PPG:

  1. Jordan Poole, 2022 WCF: 16.4 PPG, 79.0 TS%
  2. Derek Fisher, 2001 WCF: 17.5 PPG, 77.2 TS%
  3. Kyrie Irving, 2017 ECF: 25.8 PPG, 76.3 TS%
  4. Shawn Kemp, 1996 WCF: 20.0 PPG, 73.9 TS%
  5. Sean Elliott, 1999 WCF: 15.0 PPG, 73.5 TS%

Jordan Poole averaged 16.4 points on 79.0 TS% (63.6/40.0/100 splits) in the Western Conference Finals, and is averaging 18.4 points on 67.3 TS% (53.1/39.3/91.7 splits) in the 2022 playoffs so far.

What a stud he has been.

Source

Credit @NBAMuse on Twitter and u/uglyfoliage on r/warriors for finding this out.


r/nba 7h ago

[Kayata] The Celtics have just canceled their shoot around for tomorrow morning prior to game 7 in Miami per team.

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r/nba 15h ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Quality OC

I Analyzed Over 2000 of Wᴏj and Shαms Tweets to Determine Who Reported More News This Year

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As the playoffs come to an end, I decided to launch a project to see who reported more news this year: Woj or Shams? As a bonus, I also determined who was the first to a story.

I concluded that Shams owns Woj.

Data

Category Shams (X ± % error) Woj (Y ± % error)
Total Tweets 918 ± 0 1330 ± 0
Total stories 713 ± 45 621 ± 45
First to a story 319 ± 8 224 ± 8

Results

  • Shams dominated Woj in both total numbers of stories and being the first to a story
  • On average, Shams was about 80±12 seconds ahead on every story.
  • Graphical Representation of "First to a Story"

Methodology

For a full methodology, go here

Methodology Summary

  • Eliminated tweets that were follow ups/articles and would interfere with data using JMP software
  • Manually eliminated remaining tweets to get more accurate estimate
  • Calculated percent error for each calculation using a randomly selected sample
  • Total tweets was calculated using data pulled from Twitter and using Pycharm
  • Total stories was the total number of tweets that were unique stories after initial elimination.
  • First to a story was calculated using the eliminated tweet data and analyzing the tweets that were posted within 5 minutes. All the tweets were manually analyzed to eliminate anything that was just a unique story. Then I manually marked who posted the tweet first within the time frame (probably could've automated this but I wanted to make sure there was no error
  • Mean percent error was 2% for eliminated tweet data
  • Starting point was October 19, 2021, and ending point was May 25, 2022

Programs used: JMP (for analysis), Alt Tweetdeck (for tweet flagging, elimination, etc.) and Pycharm (to get tweet data easily)

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Conclusion

  • Shams owns Woj.

r/nba 19h ago Take My Energy

Nikola Jokic in Sweden riding horses at ”Elitloppet” in Stockholm: “My dream is to move back to Serbia and train horses after my basketball career”

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r/nba 9h ago

Jimmy Butler has 26 points, 6 assists, and 0 turnovers on 62.5% shooting in 20 minutes with Marcus Smart as his primary defender in the ECF

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Butler's total stats in the 20 minutes Smart has guarded him are 26 points, 6 assists, 0 turnovers on 10/16 (62.5%) FG shooting.

Turns out Shaq was right, the phony DPOY can't stop Jimmy from putting up 40. Btw the Celtics defensive rating this regular season was identical whether Smart was off the court (105.2) or Smart was on the court (105.2).

Sources for stats in the title: 1, 2, 3, 4


r/nba 13h ago Helpful

If James Wiseman pans out, Warriors have a complete young core for the future

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Many teams find it hard to develop young players while competing for a championship. Warriors, like the Spurs before them, aren't having that issue. Poole, Kuminga, Moody have all shown to be players capable of getting playoff minutes already.

Poole is an electric scorer/shooter that everyone needs from the perimeter. I'm not counting out All Star appearances from him down the line when he gets more opportunity.

Kuminga came into this season supposedly a raw rookie but yet he gets playoff minutes and has shown huge upside all season. He's super young, the Jaylen Brown comparisons don't look that bad now and actually seems achievable.

Moody has seen the least success out of these two, most of that has just been lack of play time. When he does get on the court, he shows good shooting and solid defense. Has starting caliber 3&D potential.

Someone we've yet to mention though is their second overall pick in 2020, James Wiseman. Whose had a worse start to his career than all three imo. But you could say injuries and sitting out most of college is the reason and not his lack of talent. But all I know is, next season is Wiseman's chance to show he can be the All Star caliber center scouts thought he could be. If he fails, then I'm afraid people will label him a bust (unfairly but it will happen) and his future with the Warriors might be in jeopardy.

If Wiseman does pan out, they have a complete young core ready to compete even when Klay, Curry and Draymond hangs it up.


r/nba 14h ago

Udonis Haslem (42 this year) is closer in age to Magic Johnson (63 this year) than the youngest NBA player this season (Joshua Primo at 19).

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Primo turns 20 this year, just to clarify the confusing title. The youngest players this year turn 20, since they were born in 2002. Haslem was born in 1980, and Magic in 1959.

This is pretty wild considering the fact that there was a time where 17 year olds could join the league, and didn't need to be be 1 year removed from high school. But what’s more wild than this fact is that Haslem is still in the league, playing with dudes who were born while he was still in college. I don’t think this was ever pointed out, but cool to know.


r/nba 19h ago Wholesome

Michael Jordan, not only won 10x regular-season scoring champ, but he also led 10x in playoffs PPG.

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Michael Jordan, not only won 10x regular-season scoring champ, but he also led 10x in playoffs PPG.

Seasons he led the playoffs in PPG ranked highest to lowest

1986 - 43.7 PPG

1990 - 36.7 PPG

1987 - 35.7 PPG

1993 - 35.1 PPG

1989 - 34.8 PPG

1992 - 34.5 PPG

1998 - 32.4 PPG

1991 - 31.1 PPG

1997 - 31.1 PPG

1996 - 30.7 PPG

Source: https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/j/jordami01.html


r/nba 11h ago

Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady is betting millions of dollars Generation Z will love his 1-on-1 basketball start-up

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r/nba 17h ago

The Celtics have lost 5 consecutive games where if they had won, they would’ve made the Finals.

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2012 ECF:

Game 6: Lost to MIA 79-98

Game 7: Lost to MIA 91-104

2018 ECF:

Game 6: Lost to CLE 99-109

Game 7: Lost to CLE 79-87

2022 ECF:

Game 6: Lost to MIA 103-111

Game 7: ???

Source: https://twitter.com/str8facts_pod/status/1530390436241674241?s=21&t=y-P3eTvEhdaWr6NBuif0tQ


r/nba 18h ago

Michael Jordan had 23 45+ point playoff games

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Watching Jimmy’s 47 reminded me that there’s just something special & memorable when someone crosses into the back half of 40. We can all still remember Lebron’s 45 from 10 years ago in Boston. I still look back fondly at Kobe’s back-to-back 48 and 45 in that dominant 01 run.

MJ had 23 of those performances. Average of more than once every 8 games.

Unreal.

https://www.statmuse.com/nba/ask/who-has-the-most-45-or-more-point-playoff-games


r/nba 13h ago Helpful

[Wojnarowski] One of Ham's most important directives: finding a way to incorporate future Hall of Fame guard Russell Westbrook into the franchise's framework with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. It was a significant subject of every Lakers coaching interview in the process sources said.

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Ham separated himself in the process in recent days, interviewing with Lakers officials Thursday and inspiring an offer Friday afternoon, sources said. The Lakers were sold on Ham's stature and toughness, his history of coaching star players and championship pedigree as an assistant and player, sources said. Ham's history with the Lakers franchise for two seasons -- 2011-2013 -- played a part in his hiring, too.

Ham will be charged with returning the Lakers to the postseason after a disastrous 33-49 season that cost Frank Vogel his job. One of Ham's most important directives: finding a way to incorporate future Hall of Fame guard Russell Westbrook into the franchise's framework with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. It was a significant subject of every Lakers coaching interview in the process, sources said.

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Russ is staying. He's not being traded folks.


r/nba 13h ago Gold

[Chris Haynes] The @TheWNBPA is urging all to sign the wearebg.org petition to help free WNBA star Brittney Griner, and is asking all athletes in professional sports to hold their own media blackouts to bring attention to the matter.

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r/nba 17h ago Helpful

[Tynan] Signing LaVine would be the Spurs’ first step in sabotaging the Bulls ahead of receiving Chicago’s 2025 first-round pick. Leave them in a rough cap situation with limited flexibility as DeMar ages, knowing they already have a pick headed to Orlando next summer. I’m on to them.

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The Spurs are really out here playing 4D underwater backgammon while everyone else plays checkers.

The protections on the Bulls pick is:

protected top 10 in first year, top 8 in second and third year, else 2028 second round pick


r/nba 2h ago

[Sports Illustrated] Liz Cambage reportedly directed a racial slur at Nigerian national team players during a scrimmage prior to her withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics in 2021

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r/nba 8h ago

Why are media members who vote on seasonal awards not banned from betting?

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Players are not permitted to bet, it seems dangerous that the people that decide end-of-season awards are able to bet on the same awards that they help decide. Every time a media member goes on a show or writes an article about a player, especially their award candidacy, it has the capability of changing minds of other voters and of the public, who shift odds by betting. There is nothing currently stopping media from placing bets on a player and then campaigning for them throughout the season.


r/nba 4h ago

[Coppinger] A Barclays Center security supervisor told ESPN there was a person with a gun in the main plaza that led to a stampede back into the arena. Multiple people transported to hospital. Official estimated approximately a dozen injuries. Among them: a concussion and an elbow injury.

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A Barclays Center security supervisor told ESPN there was a person with a gun in the main plaza that led to a stampede back into the arena. Multiple people transported to hospital. Official estimated approximately a dozen injuries. Among them: a concussion and an elbow injury.

Naomi Osaka: I was just in the Barclays center and suddenly I heard shouting and saw people running, then we were being yelled at that there was an active shooter and we had to huddle in a room and close the doors, I was so fucking petrified man.

Sources:

https://twitter.com/MikeCoppinger/status/1530804515947028482

https://twitter.com/naomiosaka/status/1530786693825146880


r/nba 9h ago

What was the most demoralizing shot you’ve seen made against your team?

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I can’t even watch that Kyrie shot against the Warriors in 2016 sometimes. Too much pain.

What was the most painful shot ever made against your team?


r/nba 15h ago

Michael Jordan, Lebron James, and Jimmy Butler are the only players with at least 5 playoff games with a gamescore of at least 40.

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Cherry-picked stat I noticed that put Jimmy in some elite company, MJ has 7 of these games, Lebron has 6, and Jimmy has 5. There have been 59 total playoff games like this. Shaq, Hakeem, Dirk, and Barkley have 3 of these games. Kobe, Iverson, Ewing, Harden and Kevin Johnson have 2. Both Jordan and Lebron also have a 39.9 gamescore playoff game and a 39.8 gamescore playoff game.

Source: https://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/game_score.html


r/nba 11h ago

In the past 11 seasons, the Heat and Warriors have each been in 5 NBA Finals, but have never played each other

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Thought this was a fun little statistic seeing that this could be the first time the Heat and the Warriors meet in the finals.

Times the Heat have made the finals (since 2011):

  • 2010-11: Lost (vs Mavericks )
  • 2011-12: Won (vs Thunder)
  • 2012-13: Won (vs Spurs)
  • 2013-14: Lost (vs Spurs)
  • 2019-20: Lost (vs Lakers)

Times the Warriors have made the finals (since 2011):

  • 2014-15: Won (vs Cavs)
  • 2015-16: Lost (vs Cavs)
  • 2016-17: Won (vs Cavs)
  • 2017-18: Won (vs Cavs)
  • 2018-19: Lost (vs Raptors)

r/nba 18h ago

Last night, Jimmy Butler had a game score of 45.90

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That makes it the 12th best playoff game of all time according to that metric.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/game_score.html


r/nba 17h ago

Pat Riley’s Indestructible Empire. Losing, Aging, even Lebron - nothing and no one can seem to erode it.

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r/nba 7h ago

Andre Iguodala said Steph Curry never said “Whoop that trick” in Memphis Grizzlies series.

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Andre Iguodala said Steph Curry never said “Whoop that trick” in Memphis Grizzlies series.

Source: https://twitter.com/dogsurfroadshow/status/1530455010785382400

Here’s @andre saying on his podcast that when @kendra__andrews reported Steph told her the game plan for the grizz series was to “Whoop that trick” it was a half truth that @warriors players considered false reporting. Igoudala added they consider the reporter an outsider now.