Golden State 119 Houston 106 - Western Conference Finals (Game 1)

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    How were the big 3 of the Celtics acquired?

    Were any of them free agents or did Ainge trade for them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    How were the big 3 of the Celtics acquired?

    Were any of them free agents or did Ainge trade for them?
    Both were trades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Ehhhh, Paul, Ray and KG were still pretty damn good. Back 9 for sure but Kobe was on the back 9 of his career and when the Big 3 formed it was Celtics, Lakers, Lakers winning the next three titles. LeBron had to go to Miami to beat the Big 3. It’s not like they were washed.
    Not washed by any means, but effectively the Celtics had one season of a decently healthy roster and they won it all. Following that first run it was a yearly hobble along, despite going to seven games against the Lakers a couple years after their title. I attribute it to them being in the East and veteran moxy.

    No matter how you slice it, LeBron/Wade/Bosh were much more star-studded and at a higher level than Pierce/Garnett/Allen at the points of their formation. Pierce was becoming just another T-Mac and ready to be kicked out of Boston, Garnett had won nothing, and Allen was coming off an injury when they teamed-up. Doc Rivers was on the verge of being fired. Again. LeBron was an MVP, Wade a Finals MVP and scoring machine, and Bosh was coming off a 24 and 11 campaign and had been second team all NBA.

    Golden State. Yeah, that is a Super Super team. KD has become almost insufferable with his smugness. But I will take that in the Finals over the Houston Isolationists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Not washed by any means, but effectively the Celtics had one season of a decently healthy roster and they won it all. Following that first run it was a yearly hobble along, despite going to seven games against the Lakers a couple years after their title. I attribute it to them being in the East and veteran moxy.

    No matter how you slice it, LeBron/Wade/Bosh were much more star-studded and at a higher level than Pierce/Garnett/Allen at the points of their formation. Pierce was becoming just another T-Mac and ready to be kicked out of Boston, Garnett had won nothing, and Allen was coming off an injury when they teamed-up. Doc Rivers was on the verge of being fired. Again. LeBron was an MVP, Wade a Finals MVP and scoring machine, and Bosh was coming off a 24 and 11 campaign and had been second team all NBA.

    Golden State. Yeah, that is a Super Super team. KD has become almost insufferable with his smugness. But I will take that in the Finals over the Houston Isolationists.
    Yes, when the Miami Big 3 was formed it was better than the Celtics Big 3 on paper and but the Celtics Big 3 was a force all four years they were intact. And when they took the Lakers 7 games the injury that hurt them was Kendrick Perkins and he is only one year older than Rondo. Again, LeBron couldn’t beat them so he went to Miami.

    Quit making me defend Boston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Yes, when the Miami Big 3 was formed it was better than the Celtics Big 3 on paper and but the Celtics Big 3 was a force all four years they were intact. And when they took the Lakers 7 games the injury that hurt them was Kendrick Perkins and he is only one year older than Rondo. Again, LeBron couldn’t beat them so he went to Miami.

    Quit making me defend Boston.
    How in the hell do you think it makes me feel defending LeBron? I have already puked twice this afternoon.

    Let's move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    How in the hell do you think it makes me feel defending LeBron? I have already puked twice this afternoon.

    Let's move on.

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    Houston needs to win this series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Houston needs to win this series.
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Why?
    Just tired of seeing Golden State, no other reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Just tired of seeing Golden State, no other reason.
    I would be with you if it wasn't Houston. Durant has turned into the King of all Jerkiness. He is too good to be talking to the media and likes to let them know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    I would be with you if it wasn't Houston. Durant has turned into the King of all Jerkiness. He is too good to be talking to the media and likes to let them know it.
    Cavs can go too as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Cavs can go too as well.
    I'm sure @TheDeuce will be with you on this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    I'm sure @TheDeuce will be with you on this one
    I've accepted the fact they will be "relevant" as long as LeBron is there. It is fun to watch Cavs fans flip flop on their excuses based on how the season/series are going.

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