2021-2022 NBA Playoffs

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Bucks are in trouble.

Just a very flawed team without Middleton. It speaks to the greatness of Giannis that he's been able to drag them this far.

They have a bad player like Bobby Portis, a dumb energy PF, in way too big of a role – he should be a 7th guy for this team. Lopez has become unplayable in this series, and the corpse of Wes Matthews looks about a week away from retiring.

While I love Giannis and he's been magnificent, his drive-heavy style places a lot of pressure on the guys around him. If the other team is able to pack the paint, he doesn't have the space he needs for those giant euro steps and pivots and ends up plowing into traffic. Portis, Matthews, Allen & co haven't been making their outside shots, and that's a killer.

Another problem is that when Giannis sits, the Bucks have nobody to score inside. Lopez is useless and Portis & Matthews are taking turns getting their layups swatted. They both play smaller than their size because they have zero ups and bad length.

I think Boston takes this one. The Middleton injury was just a disaster for Milwaukee.
 

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Giannis kid brother is always so wired. I guess he has nothing but energy warming up the bench. Another highly paid cheerleader that likes to bark when he finally gets the chance to play.

Thanasis is a well know asshole over here in Europe, countless dirty plays and talks shit like he’s the greatest player on earth. Only reason he’s in the NBA is because of his brother lol
 

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Ba…..Bye…..No more Morant in these playoffs.

 

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Don't know the mavs can take the warriors. But if Doncic goes down injured , I think they should get a hard look..
 

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LeBron 2018. Come on. Our second-best player was Jeff Green!

Lebron 2007, 2015, 2018 set the absolute gold standard for carrying

Giannis isn’t quite as good as Lebron - just not the passer Lebron was and doesn’t have quite as varied an offensive game — and also doesn’t really have shooters around him
 

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Giannis might not be as good in some of those areas. But his determination and will is probably greater…

I mean the guy literally puts his head down and makes his way to the basket and literally tries to just slam everything when his team is down late…

He’s always aggressive but somehow he even kicks it into another gear when they’re down…
 

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