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roger speakout
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Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:59 pm

it should be interesting.

warriors are favourites having gone to two finals in a row.

cavaliers are the defending champions but all sorts of tricks were done to make them win last year. the nba has to much money invested in LeBron james, to let them go out early. I might want to back them now to lay them latter given that they are in the east were competition is less.

raptor are interesting in the early runds, they have ibaka, de rosen and lowry.

but I think Houston is going to beat okc. it is an interesting match up, but the general manager should have given westbrook more pieces.

clippers are going to these playoffs with the best recent form.


san Antonio spurs have missed the last 2 finals is this the end of the dynasty?

my prejudice is I do not like the cavaliers and their antics, but the nba always looks after their superstars that is why the cavaliers are going to the finals.

ec0n0mist
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Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:51 am

I'm not putting too much stock into the Clippers' 8-2 run in their last 10. Beating teams with little incentive to win down the stretch just doesn't impress me. Having said that, I couldn't be more pleased that they did or else we wouldn't be seeing the line we're seeing tonight. At 1.46 ML, I think the public might be getting a little ahead of themselves as this basically suggests they're going to run the Jazz over... That's not happening tonight... or any night!

This is also an unfavourable match up for CP3, he's going to killed by George's Hill's 3 inch height advantage and his freak 6'9 wing span if he tries to go one-on-one too much. And if he doesn't dish out enough dimes to Griffin and Jordan tonight, or/and if Griffin is even remotely off his game, the Clippers aren't going to get enough production to keep up with the Jazz (and that should say something, as they're the 3rd lowest scoring team in the NBA).

The only glaring weakness Utah has IMO is the 3 position with Joe Johnson starting (Clippers will be looking to feast through him all night no doubt). As I'm about to open up a small position (backing Jazz at 3.10) I'm praying that he gets injured early on so Ingles can tag in. With him on court, I think it's going to be a dog fight!

That's my 2 cents.
Enjoy the playoffs and happy trading :)

ec0n0mist
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Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:50 am

Wow! Gobert injured 5 secs into the game.

Utah position liquidated. If anyone took Utah based on my review, I suggest you do the same

ec0n0mist
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Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:15 am

And the Jazz takes it even WITHOUT Gobert! :lol:

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ShaunWhite
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:43 am

Wow that BTSport coverage is terrible.
A minute+ behind, non-stop BT ads when the US coverage is doing mini interviews or the coach is changing the lineup. Worst of all, no coverage of the cheerleaders and their T-shirt cannons. :cry:

ec0n0mist
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:52 pm

LOL about the T-shit cannons! I've always wondered about the deliberate transmission delays myself. Can't imagine anything being that technologically primitive in their natural state these days

roger speakout
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:32 am

okc @ houston.


i think okc are going to strike early but struggle when Westbrook is on the bench.

houston are 1.3 but iI am going to sell them as okc take the lead, but close the position as the game continues. Okc is a one man team, and that hurts. these games have beeen lost the minute Russell Westbrook goes to the bench.

i might be tempted to put any profits, into houston late in the game. 4 to 1 will sound bad, so russell westbrrok might put on a special performance to force a win. the management should have traded for more scorers.

thes series is finished in all but name.

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ShaunWhite
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:40 am

Great info. In at 1.31 out at 1.67. Thanks for that.

ec0n0mist
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:33 am

roger speakout wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:32 am
okc @ houston.


i think okc are going to strike early but struggle when Westbrook is on the bench.

houston are 1.3 but iI am going to sell them as okc take the lead, but close the position as the game continues. Okc is a one man team, and that hurts. these games have beeen lost the minute Russell Westbrook goes to the bench.

i might be tempted to put any profits, into houston late in the game. 4 to 1 will sound bad, so russell westbrrok might put on a special performance to force a win. the management should have traded for more scorers.

thes series is finished in all but name.

Not so much a question of should have but could have. Convincing legit superstars to reside in Oklahoma is no walk in the park, albeit still easier than selling the idea of teaming up with Westbrook. The only caliber of scorers willing to go to OKC are the likes of Oladipo. And even that, they had to rip out an 84 mil cheque for

ec0n0mist
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:36 am

ShaunWhite wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:40 am
Great info. In at 1.31 out at 1.67. Thanks for that.
Must be nice, cashing the chips in right at the peak! ;)

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