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Apr
23rd
Wed
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Bulls 99   Wizards 101

All the key Wizards got a rest during 4Q, when rest was not an option for Noah-Gibson-Augustin-Butler on Chicago. Washington was much much sharper at the end of the game plus OT. Compare the Bulls 2Q and 4Q performance, same players but much different results. Chicago runs an offense with little margin for error and a defense that depends on effort; it is easy to see the cost of fatigue for the Bulls.

Bulls 99 Wizards 101

All the key Wizards got a rest during 4Q, when rest was not an option for Noah-Gibson-Augustin-Butler on Chicago. Washington was much much sharper at the end of the game plus OT. Compare the Bulls 2Q and 4Q performance, same players but much different results. Chicago runs an offense with little margin for error and a defense that depends on effort; it is easy to see the cost of fatigue for the Bulls.

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Raptors 100   Nets 95

Strong 4Q from Lowry-DeRozan, positive minutes that Toronto appears to be counting on given the heavy minutes the two play. The Raptors also got critical positive minutes from Johnson-Vasquez and in a surprise appearance, Fields. The Nets had a plan and stuck to it, keeping minutes down on Pierce-Williams, giving lots of (mostly unproductive) minutes to bench players Teletovic-Anderson-Plumlee. The series should get even more tactically intense and both teams seem to be girding for a long series.

Raptors 100 Nets 95

Strong 4Q from Lowry-DeRozan, positive minutes that Toronto appears to be counting on given the heavy minutes the two play. The Raptors also got critical positive minutes from Johnson-Vasquez and in a surprise appearance, Fields. The Nets had a plan and stuck to it, keeping minutes down on Pierce-Williams, giving lots of (mostly unproductive) minutes to bench players Teletovic-Anderson-Plumlee. The series should get even more tactically intense and both teams seem to be girding for a long series.

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Pacers 101   Hawks 85

Indiana asked George to save the Pacers season, and he did that, leading an efficient offense and an active defense. The Pacers bench finished off the Hawks, wiping out the fatigued Korver-Millsap-Teague.

Pacers 101 Hawks 85

Indiana asked George to save the Pacers season, and he did that, leading an efficient offense and an active defense. The Pacers bench finished off the Hawks, wiping out the fatigued Korver-Millsap-Teague.

Apr
22nd
Tue
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Thunder 105   Grizzlies 111

Memphis was super-efficient on offense, especially Conley-Gasol. Gasol played huge minutes and his 4Q fouls indicate fatigue. Even though the Grizzlies played superbly it does not look sustainable, between the Gasol dependence and Allen no-contribution offense. Oklahoma City failed to get much offensive production from anyone besides Westbrook-Ibaka-Durant.

Thunder 105 Grizzlies 111

Memphis was super-efficient on offense, especially Conley-Gasol. Gasol played huge minutes and his 4Q fouls indicate fatigue. Even though the Grizzlies played superbly it does not look sustainable, between the Gasol dependence and Allen no-contribution offense. Oklahoma City failed to get much offensive production from anyone besides Westbrook-Ibaka-Durant.

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Clippers 138   Warriors 98

Griffin is a matchup problem for Golden State. He scored at will. Maybe more encouraging for Los Angeles were the positive 2Q bench minutes that came from the Clippers hockey line rotation, Collison-Davis-Crawford-Granger-Turkoglu. When the Warriors bench loses then the only hope for Golden State is Thompson-Curry shooting lights out, and that did not happen. Curry got shots up during 3Q, making a bunch of them.

Clippers 138 Warriors 98

Griffin is a matchup problem for Golden State. He scored at will. Maybe more encouraging for Los Angeles were the positive 2Q bench minutes that came from the Clippers hockey line rotation, Collison-Davis-Crawford-Granger-Turkoglu. When the Warriors bench loses then the only hope for Golden State is Thompson-Curry shooting lights out, and that did not happen. Curry got shots up during 3Q, making a bunch of them.

Apr
21st
Mon
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Bulls 93   Wizards 102

Nene grabbed the reins to the Washington offense for much of 4Q, outplaying Noah in the process. Chicago got offense from Hinrich-Augustin during 2Q that the Bulls did not get during 4Q. Harrington-Gooden got a few late-2Q minutes for the Bullets, hinting perhaps at a larger role in the games ahead. Chicago would not appear to have any such tricks available, besides a Fredette Hail Mary appearance.

Bulls 93 Wizards 102

Nene grabbed the reins to the Washington offense for much of 4Q, outplaying Noah in the process. Chicago got offense from Hinrich-Augustin during 2Q that the Bulls did not get during 4Q. Harrington-Gooden got a few late-2Q minutes for the Bullets, hinting perhaps at a larger role in the games ahead. Chicago would not appear to have any such tricks available, besides a Fredette Hail Mary appearance.

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Rockets 120   Trail Blazers 122

Most of the Houston positive minutes came during early-1Q when the Rockets sprang a small-ball special on the Trail Blazers with Lin-Jones-Garcia-Parson-Harden. Lopez was awful for long stretches during 2H for Portland. Both teams went short-rotation and used their best players for big minutes. Aldridge-Lillard were strong late in the game where Parsons-Harden were not.

Rockets 120 Trail Blazers 122

Most of the Houston positive minutes came during early-1Q when the Rockets sprang a small-ball special on the Trail Blazers with Lin-Jones-Garcia-Parson-Harden. Lopez was awful for long stretches during 2H for Portland. Both teams went short-rotation and used their best players for big minutes. Aldridge-Lillard were strong late in the game where Parsons-Harden were not.

Apr
20th
Sun
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Spurs 90   Mavericks 85

The slow start and cold-shooting finish doomed Dallas. Parker looks super-ready to go for San Antonio. It looks like Harris-Ellis do not work as a pairing, and Harris does better with Carter-Crowder. Ginobli was a 4Q turnover machine and looks shaky for the Spurs.

Spurs 90 Mavericks 85

The slow start and cold-shooting finish doomed Dallas. Parker looks super-ready to go for San Antonio. It looks like Harris-Ellis do not work as a pairing, and Harris does better with Carter-Crowder. Ginobli was a 4Q turnover machine and looks shaky for the Spurs.

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Heat 99   Bobcats 88

Miami blitzed Charlotte during mid-4Q with Wade-Bosh-Cole-Allen-Andersen against Jefferson-Neal-Walker-McRoberts-Henderson. This came after an earlier, late-3Q push by Jones-Chalmers-Allen-Andersen-James against Jefferson-Neal-Zeller-Walker-DouglasRoberts. Charlotte is in a tough place with its bench, getting negative minutes from Zeller-DouglasRoberts and playing those two with Jefferson-Walker, overusing the Bobcats two key guys. The Heat have issues too, primarily the negative minutes by Wade-Bosh-Chalmers-Haslem-James, a sign that Miami is going into games not knowing what the best lineup is and hoping it is something the team can figure out as the game goes along.

Heat 99 Bobcats 88

Miami blitzed Charlotte during mid-4Q with Wade-Bosh-Cole-Allen-Andersen against Jefferson-Neal-Walker-McRoberts-Henderson. This came after an earlier, late-3Q push by Jones-Chalmers-Allen-Andersen-James against Jefferson-Neal-Zeller-Walker-DouglasRoberts. Charlotte is in a tough place with its bench, getting negative minutes from Zeller-DouglasRoberts and playing those two with Jefferson-Walker, overusing the Bobcats two key guys. The Heat have issues too, primarily the negative minutes by Wade-Bosh-Chalmers-Haslem-James, a sign that Miami is going into games not knowing what the best lineup is and hoping it is something the team can figure out as the game goes along.

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Pacers 93   Hawks 101

Korver-Millsap-Carroll-Teague-Antic is better than the once-invincible George-Stephenson-Hibbert-West-Hill. Looking at the Mahinmi positive minutes against the Hibbert negative minutes (including his train wreck 3Q), and it is easy to point fingers at the big man but he wasn’t the one being lit up by Millsap-Teague on Atlanta. The Hawks really shortened the rotation, giving minimal time to Williams and none to Schroder.

Pacers 93 Hawks 101

Korver-Millsap-Carroll-Teague-Antic is better than the once-invincible George-Stephenson-Hibbert-West-Hill. Looking at the Mahinmi positive minutes against the Hibbert negative minutes (including his train wreck 3Q), and it is easy to point fingers at the big man but he wasn’t the one being lit up by Millsap-Teague on Atlanta. The Hawks really shortened the rotation, giving minimal time to Williams and none to Schroder.