Official NBA Thread

Topic started by Katsuro_Igarashi on Dec. 20, 2008. Last post by Void_Wizard 5 years, 6 months ago.
Post by Katsuro_Igarashi (254 posts) See mini bio Level 1
This is a NBA discussion thread, or a thread to discuss basketball in general.

Current NBA Standings by conference:

EAST:
1. Boston 25-2
2. Cleveland 22-4
3. Orlando 20-6
4. Atlanta 16-10
5. Detroit 14-10
6. Miami 13-12
7. New Jersey 13-12
8. Philadelphia 12-14
9. Chicago 12-14
10. Milwaukee 12-16
11. New York 11-15
12. Toronto 10-16
13. Indiana 9-17
14. Charlotte 9-18
15. Washington 4-20

WEST:

1. Lakers 21-4
2. New Orleans 15-7
3. Houston 17-9
4. Denver 17-9
5. Portland 17-10
6. Utah 17-11
7. San Antonio 15-10
8. Phoenix 15-11
9. Dallas 14-11
10. Memphis 9-17
11. Clippers 8-18
12. Sacramento 7-20
13. Golden State 7-20
14. Minnesota 4-21
15. Oklahoma City 3-24

YESTERDAY'S RESULTS:
Clippers beat Pacers 117-109
Philadelphia beats Washington 109-103
Golden State loses to Hawks 99-115
Chicago loses to Boston 108-125
Dallas loses to New Jersey 97-121
Milwaukee beats New York 105-81
Utah beats Detroit 120-114
Charlotte beats Memphis 112-83
Lakers lose to Miami 87-89
Toronto loses to Oklahoma City 83-91
Sacramento loses to Houston 96-107
Cleveland beats Denver 105-88

Notable Injuries Around the League:
Elton Brand: Dislocated Shoulder (Out at least a month)
Brandon Roy: Torn Tendon in Pinky*
Corey Maggette: Strained Right (Unknown how long he will be out... already missed 6 games)
Rafer Alston: Strained Hamstring (Could Return Monday)
Carlos Boozer: Strained Left Quad Tendon and Bruised Patella (Unknown how long he will be out... got another MRI on Thursday)
Gilbert Arenas: Still recovering from his knee surgery (May return to action in January)

Today's Games:

Lakers at Orlando
Golden State at Charlotte
Indiana at Philadelphia
Miami at New Jersey
Houston at Minnesota
Sacramento at New Orleans
Clippers at Milwaukee
Utah at Chicago
Toronto at San Antonio
Denver at Phoenix

Great Performances (from yesterday) :
Devin Harris: 41 Points on 14-25 shooting, 5-9 in 3's, 13 Assists, 3 Rebounds, 3 Steals

Dwayne Wade: 35 Points on 13-25 shooting, 2-4 in 3's, 6 Rebounds, 3 Assists

Post by Devastator (62 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Im am truly disgraced by the NBA taking my Seattle SuperSonics and turning them into Oklahoma City Thunder. No free agents will come there and they're on the verge of being the worst NBA team ever! But I still love the game.
Post by Katsuro_Igarashi (254 posts) See mini bio Level 1
The move to Oklahoma City was pretty dumb. They pretty much ended an (almost) classic franchise and moved it to a place where it will not attract as much players and fans.

That and their new colors are pretty ugly.
Post by Devastator (62 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Katsuro_Igarashi said:
"The move to Oklahoma City was pretty dumb. They pretty much ended an (almost) classic franchise and moved it to a place where it will not attract as much players and fans.

That and their new colors are pretty ugly."

Yeah that burns me pretty good.
Post by orz (114 posts) See mini bio Level 7
Derrick Rose is rookie of the year
Post by Katsuro_Igarashi (254 posts) See mini bio Level 1
orz said:
"Derrick Rose is rookie of the year"
Possibly. He's playing well, but it's still only 27 games into the season. He may go through a stretch of games where he doesn't play well, or some other rookie might start playing better. But for right now, Derrick Rose is the favorite to get it.
Post by Jewel (1,654 posts) See mini bio Level 10
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Post by Katsuro_Igarashi (254 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Jewel said:
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Post by Devastator (62 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Jewel said:
"...."

O.J. Mayo is ROY
Post by Katsuro_Igarashi (254 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Results:

Lakers lose to Orlando 103-106
Golden State beats Charlotte 110-103
Indiana beats Philadelphia 95-94
Miami beats New Jersey 106-103
Houston beats Minnesota 109-102
Sacramento loses to New Orleans 90-99
Clippers lose to Milwaukee 85-119
Utah loses to Chicago 98-106
Toronto loses to San Antonio 97-107
Denver loses to Phoenix 101-108

Next Games:
Detroit @ Atlanta
Dallas @ Washington
New York @ Boston
Cleveland @ Oklahoma City

Katsuro's Game Predictions:
Atlanta will beat Detroit by at least 6
Dallas will beat Washington by at least 10
Boston will beat New York by at least 11
Cleveland will beat Oklahoma City by around 20


Post by Katsuro_Igarashi (254 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Scoring Leaders (From NBA.Com):
PLAYER NAME, TEAM NAME GP MPG PTS FGM-FGA FG% 3PM-3PA 3P% FTM-FTA FT%
1 26 36.8 28.8 10.1-20.7 .487 .8-3.1 .263 7.9-10.3 .765
2 26 35.8 27.5 9.6-19.1 .503 1.2-4.2 .278 7.2-9.0 .798
3 25 38.1 26.3 9.5-20.5 .464 1.1-2.9 .389 6.1-6.8 .905
4 26 35.0 25.8 9.3-20.2 .462 1.0-3.2 .310 6.1-6.9 .878
5 23 36.5 24.4 7.3-15.6 .469 1.0-3.0 .348 8.7-10.4 .841
6 24 36.4 24.4 8.3-18.7 .445 2.4-6.9 .352 5.3-6.0 .882
7 27 37.1 23.4 8.1-17.1 .471 1.0-2.9 .364 6.2-7.3 .848
8 27 39.2 23.3 8.1-16.6 .490 .2-.7 .263 6.9-8.5 .817
9 26 37.8 23.2 8.5-18.5 .459 1.3-2.7 .465 5.0-5.9 .843
10 26 37.1 22.9 8.0-17.4 .458 1.8-4.6 .392 5.2-6.5 .788
11 26 39.7 22.8 8.4-18.3 .459 2.3-6.4 .361 3.7-4.5 .814
12 27 38.5 22.4 7.9-14.1 .559 .1-.2 .600 6.5-7.9 .826
13 26 36.7 22.2 9.4-19.1 .493 .0-.1 .000 3.3-4.4 .763
14 24 37.8 22.1 8.6-18.5 .466 .7-2.1 .333 4.2-5.3 .781
15 24 38.0 21.3 7.6-16.1 .474 1.0-3.1 .307 5.1-6.0 .860
16 25 35.1 21.1 8.0-16.8 .473 2.0-5.6 .360 3.2-3.8 .832
17 27 36.3 20.9 7.2-15.8 .454 2.3-5.6 .413 4.2-5.0 .843
18 9 35.8 20.8 6.7-15.7 .426 1.4-4.7 .310 6.0-7.6 .794
19 26 35.4 20.7 8.0-15.5 .517 .0-.0 .000 4.6-6.6 .702
20 25 36.5 20.7 7.0-12.2 .570 .0-.0 .000 6.8-11.8 .575


Rebounding(From NBA.Com):
PLAYER NAME,TEAM NAME GP MPG OFF ORPG DEF DRPG REB RPG RP40

1 24 36.7 110 4.6 228 9.5 338 14.1 18.4
2 23 33.8 72 3.1 212 9.2 284 12.3 17.5
3 27 32.3 120 4.4 206 7.6 326 12.1 17.9
4 12 33.8 43 3.6 97 8.1 140 11.7 16.6
5 23 38.4 85 3.7 177 7.7 262 11.4 14.2
6 23 32.9 45 2.0 211 9.2 256 11.1 16.2
7 27 34.1 105 3.9 187 6.9 292 10.8 15.2
8 25 31.6 87 3.5 183 7.3 270 10.8 16.4
9 26 33.0 75 2.9 204 7.8 279 10.7 15.6
10 25 35.4 74 3.0 194 7.8 268 10.7 14.5
11 25 36.4 78 3.1 176 7.0 254 10.2 13.4
12 26 39.3 73 2.8 186 7.2 259 10.0 12.2
13 23 35.2 66 2.9 160 7.0 226 9.8 13.4
14 25 33.9 69 2.8 175 7.0 244 9.8 13.8
15 24 38.5 68 2.8 165 6.9 233 9.7 12.1
16 24 34.9 75 3.1 151 6.3 226 9.4 12.9
17 15 35.5 45 3.0 96 6.4 141 9.4 12.7
18 26 32.9 41 1.6 198 7.6 239 9.2 13.4
19 25 38.1 25 1.0 203 8.1 228 9.1 11.5
20 22 37.3 67

Assists Leaders (From NBA.Com):
PLAYER NAME, TEAM NAME GP MPG AST APG TO TOPG AP48M AST/TO

1 23 37.5 271 11.8 66 2.9 15.1 4.11
2 16 33.5 156 9.8 57 3.6 14.0 2.74
3 25 35.8 220 8.8 51 2.0 11.8 4.31
4 24 34.3 205 8.5 90 3.8 12.0 2.28
5 26 39.7 221 8.5 73 2.8 10.3 3.03
6 25 35.9 203 8.1 66 2.6 10.8 3.08
7 26 37.4 211 8.1 64 2.5 10.4 3.3
8 27 31.6 206 7.6 62 2.3 11.6 3.32
9 26 36.8 181 7.0 103 4.0 9.1 1.76
10 25 34.7 173 6.9 48 1.9 9.6 3.6
11 23 36.5 155 6.7 59 2.6 8.9 2.63
12 17 32.7 111 6.5 42 2.5 9.6 2.64
13 26 35.8 165 6.3 63 2.4 8.5 2.62
14 28 36.4 174 6.2 71 2.5 8.2 2.45
15 27 38.3 167 6.2 73 2.7 7.8 2.29
16 27 26.7 166 6.1 68 2.5 11.1 2.44
17 27 35.7 165 6.1 55 2.0 8.2 3.0
18 24 39.8 143 6.0 89 3.7 7.2 1.61
19 23 38.6 133 5.8 70 3.0 7.2 1.9
20 26 33.1 139 5.3 60 2.3 7.8 2.32

Any other league leader stats  you guys want posted?
Post by Devastator (62 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Dwayne Wade will always be the best slasher in the NBA. Gets to the Free Throw line more than anyone else.
Post by Katsuro_Igarashi (254 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Rip Hamilton is a better slasher. Dwayne Wade is a better scorer.
Post by Devastator (62 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Katsuro_Igarashi said:
"Rip Hamilton is a better slasher. Dwayne Wade is a better scorer."

NOOOOOO! Rip is the best player at cutting and moving without the baskeball aka Scoring with all the basketball. But hes no where near the threat that D-Wade is taking some one off the dribble and scoring. Hes not even in the upper echelon of that categoy. But he can do it effective enough to respcet his drive.
Post by Katsuro_Igarashi (254 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Slasher: Someone, usually a guard who moves without the ball and gets his points off assists from other people

Scorer: Someone who is good at scoring, able to take people off the dribble, or in the post.
Post by Katsuro_Igarashi (254 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Game Results 12/21/08:
Detroit lost to Atlanta 78-85
Dallas beats Washington 97-86
New York loses to Boston 105-124
Cleveland beats Oklahoma City 102-91
Post by Devastator (62 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Katsuro_Igarashi said:
"Slasher: Someone, usually a guard who moves without the ball and gets his points off assists from other people

Scorer: Someone who is good at scoring, able to take people off the dribble, or in the post."

No , slashing is some who attacks the rim and takes guys off the dribble. Its a form of scoring.


Scoring is taking the ball and putting it in the hoop. Whether its through shooting jumpers, shooting 3s, driving to the rack(slashing), low post or moving without the basketball and scoring. And there arent types of scorers. Anyone can score the basketball. But these are the categories, Bad Scorers (guys that can't effeciently score the basketball), Capable Scorers(guys that can score off of certain parts of the court, Bruce Bowen shooting the corner 3s, Udonis Haslem hitting the baseline jumper etc. but not everyday scorers), and there are Good Scorers/Great Scorers(Guys that can fill it up, guys that can take ball and score. No matter where you are in the post or on the perimiter). Great Scorers are the elite scorign players in the league no matter what position. They're are most likely the leading scorer of their respective teams. Most of them are the guys that take shots the big shots in the 4th Quarter. Crunch time. And Clutch guys like Robert Horry who makes the clutch baskets, they don't always have to be good scorers mind you.
Post by Devastator (62 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Katsuro_Igarashi said:
"Game Results 12/21/08:
Detroit lost to Atlanta 78-85
Dallas beats Washington 97-86
New York loses to Boston 105-124
Cleveland beats Oklahoma City 102-91"
At least my biy Nate Robinson went off.
Post by Katsuro_Igarashi (254 posts) See mini bio Level 1
No... a slasher is someone who moves without the ball to get open and score. They try to catch lazy defenders off guard.

Example: Rip Hamilton, Dwayne Wade (sometimes),

And by your definition of slashing, then Lebron James would be a better slasher than Dwayne Wade.
Post by Devastator (62 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Katsuro_Igarashi said:
"No... a slasher is someone who moves without the ball to get open and score. They try to catch lazy defenders off guard.

Example: Rip Hamilton, Dwayne Wade (sometimes),

And by your definition of slashing, then Lebron James would be a better slasher than Dwayne Wade."

LeBron is is probably up there but Wade can make more difficult AND1s and gets to foul line more than LeBron.
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