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    Warriors win easily and Spurs lose again to give the Warriors 2.5 game lead in the West whereas Cleveland rests there Big 3 and loses by 30 to the Clipps

    it was IMO rewarding to hear Breen, Van Gundy and Jackson comment all night how the paying fans have been ripped off because players don't go to work and need to be rested for the playoffs as well as the teams at the bottom are shutting down their top players for the rest of the season in order to preserve their lottery chances while the league office is doing absolutely nothing. At half time the same sentiments were echoed by Jalen Green about this travesty where people are paying huge sums of money to see the stars of the visiting teams only to hear the announcer say they aren't playing tonight

    Karl Malone also came out with a similar statement

    Looking back this has been a device started by Popovich over the past 2 years when he decided to rest his top 3 at the end of the season

    I have to agree with the sentiment here and am amazed that the league front office has had nothing to say on the matter

    Phil don't look now but the Celtics are only 1.5 games behind Cleveland
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    They really have to do something about the regular season schedule. It's just too brutal. Either they cut some games or they spread it out more.
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    I agree that the NBA schedule can be difficult. The back-to-back games becomes almost guaranteed schedule losses in many cases.

    On the other hand, if I bought tickets for last night's Clippers - Cavs game expecting to see the reigning world champions I would have been very upset that Kyrie, LeBron and Kevin Love didn't play.

    I remember - on the baseball side - buying tickets to see the Orioles play the Angels in Anaheim in 2001. It was Cal Ripken's last season. That's why I bought the tickets - to see Cal Ripken play.

    They decided to rest Ripken that night and I was not happy after driving for almost two hours across the great and congested expanse of southern California. How ironic that they rested the guy who held the record for 2,632 consecutive games played.

    I never went to another Angels game after that. Why would a baseball player need rest anyway? NBA, I can at least understand. Baseball players (except pitchers and catchers) spend most of the game just standing there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    Warriors win easily and Spurs lose again to give the Warriors 2.5 game lead in the West whereas Cleveland rests there Big 3 and loses by 30 to the Clipps

    it was IMO rewarding to hear Breen, Van Gundy and Jackson comment all night how the paying fans have been ripped off because players don't go to work and need to be rested for the playoffs as well as the teams at the bottom are shutting down their top players for the rest of the season in order to preserve their lottery chances while the league office is doing absolutely nothing. At half time the same sentiments were echoed by Jalen Green about this travesty where people are paying huge sums of money to see the stars of the visiting teams only to hear the announcer say they aren't playing tonight

    Karl Malone also came out with a similar statement

    Looking back this has been a device started by Popovich over the past 2 years when he decided to rest his top 3 at the end of the season

    I have to agree with the sentiment here and am amazed that the league front office has had nothing to say on the matter

    Phil don't look now but the Celtics are only 1.5 games behind Cleveland
    I don't agree too with resting the top players of a team. This is a pro league and each team will have back to back games of a harsh road sked. I think the league should do something, like suspension.

    Yeah Steve, but as Brad Stevens said, the C's as are as good as their record looks, as in actually dislodging the Cavs in the playoffs. So if that matchup happens, the C's need lady luck to do a huge upset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jadis View Post
    I don't agree too with resting the top players of a team. This is a pro league and each team will have back to back games of a harsh road sked. I think the league should do something, like suspension.

    Yeah Steve, but as Brad Stevens said, the C's as are as good as their record looks, as in actually dislodging the Cavs in the playoffs. So if that matchup happens, the C's need lady luck to do a huge upset.
    watching the Lakers beat the Cavs by 11 points 79-68 late in the 3rd to me the Cavs look very beatable. Watch hubris and the Cavs come back and win
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    Grr. They won even after Lakers held an 11 point lead and Russell has a career high
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    Serious Celtics stuff.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/th...144754347.html

    And I'm all for it.
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    Warriors beat up on the Thunder again last night and finally the Warriors are looking like the team of old as they were firing on all cylinders.

    I loved after the altercation with Curry and the Thunder before the end of the half. After the "T"on Steph he hit a buzzer beater 3 at the end of the half and runs off the court. I loved it
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    I have no doubt the Warriors will be fine for the playoffs -- a funky stretch here and there isn't a big deal w/an experienced team like they are.

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    The Celtics have exactly the same wins now as the Cavs. Thanks to a win by the C's over the Pacers today. And Cavs got a drubbing from the Nuggets. That is always good news.

    The only thing that is blurring the C's success is the absence to a true and tested superstar, if winning the title right now is the goal. The Ainge has done an incredible job in the rebuild after the Big 3 era. Trading for IT, Crowder and getting Horford as a FA were good news, and the best news for me is the positive development of their younger players like Olynyk, Smart, Rozier and even rookie Jaylen Brown is some kind of a microwave when he comes in. We'll take it one step of the time and hope this transforms into playoff wins and advancements. The future looks bright, and we got a shot at the top 3 lottery this June even!
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