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i've watched the whole NBA playoffs so far and every team has gotten the shaft at some point in time. Minus GS, they're by far the biggest benefactor

Golden State didn't shoot their first free throw until like 1:40 left in the 2nd quarter. Memphis had like 13-15 free throws at that point.

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Curry just made a 3 from the other three point line.

Yeah that was crazy. Especially after a block that most would have called a foul on. I thought the block was good but would NOT have been surprised or upset at that call being made.

But the GSW just seem unbeatable when their 3's are falling.

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Golden State didn't shoot their first free throw until like 1:40 left in the 2nd quarter. Memphis had like 13-15 free throws at that point.

You take something posted literally 5 days ago and now you mention it. Finally they don't get the benefit, but lets not act as if they weren't benefactors on a lot of calls that memphis and new orleans got shafted on, they do the same and not one whistle against them. Bogut is a walking foul and he's rarely called for those moving screens, holds, etc.

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You take something posted literally 5 days ago and now you mention it. Finally they don't get the benefit, but lets not act as if they weren't benefactors on a lot of calls that memphis and new orleans got shafted on, they do the same and not one whistle against them. Bogut is a walking foul and he's rarely called for those moving screens, holds, etc.

he'll reply to you in 5 days about this.

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You take something posted literally 5 days ago and now you mention it. Finally they don't get the benefit, but lets not act as if they weren't benefactors on a lot of calls that memphis and new orleans got shafted on, they do the same and not one whistle against them. Bogut is a walking foul and he's rarely called for those moving screens, holds, etc.

I am saying, watching the refs, they have shafted EVERYONE. You know why? The refs are TURRBL. Seriously. They make horrible calls ALL game. In each and EVERY game, I have watched the refs screw EVERY team. GS is not and HAS not been immune to the screw jobs. It's just that they have the talent to overcome the horrible officiating.

I mentioned that game just to indicate that NO team is immune. It's not a personal thing, just me saying the refs screw everyone. Even the Cavs in game 5, that game should have been a walkaway, but the refs watched in the last few moments as LeBron got hacked to pieces and swallowed their whistles, making the game closer and closer. If not for his miracle shot, that series goes 7 games.

I could go through each game and cite examples of calling the wrong possession when the ball goes out of bounds, charges when it should be blocks, blocks when it should be charges, flops rewarded when they shouldn't be, players getting no calls when they get hacked, it has been my experience that NBA officials are the WORST in all of major sports. Seriously.

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We can all agree, they have been HORRIBLE all year regarding the playoffs. But to say GS isn't the biggest benefactor is a lie. I've seen things go their way more often than not in the 10 games they have played compared to any other team that were in the playoffs.

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It's not a lie. It's an objective viewpoint. Each and every team gets totally hosed by the officials. They are terrible. And often times it seems like they have personal agendas, point shaving or at the very least not liking certain players.

What you see in Golden State, is a team good enough to overcome the ineptitude and bias of most of the officials. It's their ridiculous efficiency beyond the 3 pt arc. They can get points in bunches. They can close a gap from behind or widen a gap while in front in a matter of 3-5 possessions. Most teams just aren't equipped to do that consistently.

Look at Memphis, they are a team that's built on a strong grind them out front court with a mercurial point guard that Zebo and Gasol can kick out to, but they prefer to hit you in the low post and score, while slowing the game down. GS is a fast paced team that has a cadre of 3 pt specialists that can burn you and then when you step out to defend the 3, they have ball handlers who can drive to the basket.

Most teams can't overcome bad officiating when evenly matched with another team so it LOOKS more severe when it happens. Just like in the NFL, if the Saints are playing a team and it's 14-14 with 2 minutes left in the game, a bad call LOOMS large but if the Saints are up 42-3, people won't really care too much about a bad call.

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I've watched the playoffs objectively, I personally don't care who wins or not because I know the Pelicans weren't going to go all the way. I want quality basketball, just like last year.

Golden State is a well-oiled machine in terms of ball movement and being able to knock down 3s and run efficient offensive sets, but Bogut gets away with murder with his picks and screens. He NEVER gets called for it, but I've seen the most tick-tack foul called against their opponents for the same, multiple times. I've seen it with Asik and I've seen it on Zbo and Gasol numerous times.

Lets not even go about defense and how often Golden State traps and mugs the ball handler, whoever it may be from Tyreke to Conley, and get away with causing a turnover. On the other end, I've seen Allen and Gordon barely tap Curry/Thompson and they draw fouls left and right.

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Why would the refs be against Golden State? They bring in the NBA's big money

1. Most popular player in Curry

2. Recognizable names in people like Thompson, Green, Iggy, etc.

3. Fun style of play to watch

4. The poster child for what the NBA wants as their future (3 pointers, lobs, offensive shoot-outs)

5. In a big market in Cali

6. Has tons of asian-american fans (NBA wants to be globalized)

7. Tons of internet meme-able highlight plays

8. Humble beginnings for most of their stars

The GSW really are the NBA's poster child for the next era. There's absolutely no reason the NBA or refs would be against them.

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Whoever comes out the east is going to get wrecked.

I remember thinking the EXACT same thing the last time the Lakers met the Pistons in the Finals. Then Karl Malone got hurt, and the Pistons D was suffocating and they were basically allowed to maul the Lakers, and Shaq and Kobe were not getting along.

The Pistons easily handled the Lakers. It was turrbl. Rip Hamilton and Chauncey Big Shot Billups ate us up. Rasheed Wallace and Ben Wallace had field days.

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If the Warriors hit their 3-pointers, they will beat anyone left in the playoffs. If their 3's don't fall and they have to get grimey, they can be in trouble.

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