Email Chain: Discussing The Conference Finals (Round Table)

Email Chain: Discussing The Conference Finals (Round Table)

Welcome to our first ever discussion thread. We conduct these in email chains to pass the time throughout the day and thought it would be a good idea to publish one of our many discussions the team at Hoopscritic. ┬áThis conversation came yesterday prior to the Cavaliers eliminating the Atlanta Hawks in what might have been the most boring Conference Finals ever. Jacob Noble Just when you thought we would have two sweeps and arguable the most boring?, no least entertaining? no… wait, just a weird Conference Finals, the Rockets give us some hope that the playoffs will extend for a few more days. How come we haven’t had a competitive series in terms of wins and losses so far in the Conference Finals? Justin Salkin It hasn’t been competitive honestly because the Warriors and LeBron James are that good. James Harden went nova in games 1 and 2, he was just otherworldly. It didn’t matter. Golden State has every gear, and is amazing at finding your weakness and picking at it. Once they figure you out, it’s over. They fell asleep at the wheel up 3-0 but I expect a dominant game 4. In the east, the Hawks still are not themselves. They run a read and react offense contingent on quick decisions. Once nerves get in the way and impede those decisions, they bog down. Cleveland plays bogged down by design, but they do it with LeBron, and he has been brilliant. There is no better player at elevating role players than the King. While the Cavs don’t have an explosive high end gear minus Kyrie Irving...