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NBA 2017-18 Season

SamoaRowe
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October 18th, 2017, 10:54 am #1

Well, after five glorious minutes of exciting back and forth action between the Cavs and Celtics, Gordon Hayward had an awkward landing and his ankle completely exploded. He'll almost certainly be out for the rest of the season, and I'm not sure he even comes back. The injury takes all the wind out of the Celtics' sails, and they get throttled for the remainder of the first half. After half-time, Jaylen Brown steps up in a big way and Marcus Smart stops making completely idiotic plays, and the Celtics come back from an 18 point deficit to take a small lead in the fourth quarter. Lebron James goes into beast mode and refuses to lose this one to Kyrie Irving and the Cavs end up sealing the deal at 102-99.

While I am totally depressed over the Hayward injury, it was great to see Jayson Tatum put up 14 points in his NBA debut. He seemed in over his head during the first quarter but regained his composure and started hitting shots.

Still, it's time to adjust expectations for how the Celtics do this year.
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October 18th, 2017, 9:48 pm #2

The one positive is that 10 years ago and his career is over but he might have a chance now.
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October 18th, 2017, 10:44 pm #3

Yeah, true. The official diagnosis is a dislocated ankle and a fracture, but no torn tendons, so he's expected to make a full recovery. I would probably still rule him out for the rest of the season.


Watched Warriors/Rockets this afternoon. Fun game where the Warriors blow a big lead and Durant is about a fraction of a second too slow making a game-saving buzzer beater. Also, Draymond Green and a referee both leave the game with injuries.

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October 19th, 2017, 6:48 am #4

1st game of partial season nets is Friday

Which is also game 6 of Yankees.. ugh

Was at games 4 and 5. 4 was an awesome comeback. Stadium was ridiculously stoked tonight after the game 5 win

hope there is not a game 7 but if there is that's my 9 year wedding anniversary
As I value my life I'll DVr game 7 if need be

And yes I'm enough of a nets fan I won't miss their home opener for game 6. DVring that as well

My wife went to both playoff games. Which surprised me. One of them sure. But outside of hockey she's not a sports fan. And hockey is the least of my 4 major team sports in fandom by far.
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October 19th, 2017, 8:53 pm #5

Jeremy Lin tore his patella tendon last night

Out for the year

Oh well last place again though he's overrated
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October 19th, 2017, 9:02 pm #6

torturedsoulv1,Oct 19 2017 wrote: Jeremy Lin tore his patella tendon last night

Out for the year

Oh well last place again though he's overrated
Tough luck. I guess that Nets pick is looking pretty good for the Cavs once again.
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October 20th, 2017, 5:43 am #7

It's never stopped looking good. Was always going To be top 5 this year
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October 21st, 2017, 6:42 am #8

Nets beat the magic tonight

I'm 1-0 in my partial season package

3-0 at games in person this week, with the game 4 and game 5 wins from the stadium
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October 21st, 2017, 2:00 pm #9

Net's are 5th in the East right now :-D
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October 23rd, 2017, 3:36 am #10

They won again tonight

Over .500

FTW
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