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76ers vs Celtics Reddit: Welcome To Watch 76ers vs Celtics Reddit Live Stream, And yet, given that 0-3 mark against the Nuggets, are they really that much preferable an opponent? Well, Utah is not taking Denver lightly, even if the Jazz apparently feel better about facing them.

If it seems curious for the Utah Jazz to have specifically targeted a postseason series against the Denver Nuggets after going 0-3 against them during the regular season/seeding games schedule, well it is.

And yet apparently, that seemed like the best option, considering the alternatives.

Namely, no more Houston Rockets, please and thank you.

The Jazz clearly felt Houston’s five-out offensive style would be a bad matchup, given how thoroughly it diminishes the impact of Rudy Gobert. And so the Jazz sat out four starters vs. San Antonio; and three days later, all five starters took off the second half against Dallas. One Rockets loss and one Thunder win later, and that targeted sixth seed was theirs, making a potential matchup with Houston impossible until the Western Conference finals.

“They’re a terrific team and they’ve shown that all year long,” said coach Quin Snyder. “They’re well-coached. The players know how to play together. They’ve got some special players. We’ve got our work cut out for us, but we’ll try to get prepared and get ready.”

OK, so naturally Snyder would call any opponent the Jazz are facing in the playoffs “a terrific team.” Thing is, though, the Nuggets legitimately have been.

Despite closing with three straight losses in the bubble, Denver finishes with a 46-27 mark that’s third-best in the Western Conference and sixth-best in the NBA. They are among the league leaders in field-goal percentage and assists per game. Their size and prowess inside makes among the league’s elite in offensive rebounding, second-chance points, and points in the paint. They have the second-most clutch wins and the fourth-best clutch plus/minus. They also far and away lead in points scored by second-rounders — evidence of their widely-admired depth.

Why again did the Jazz want to face this team?

OK, so yes, the Jazz technically had zero wins in three meetings with Denver. But they were right there in all three.There’s no hiding inside the Orlando bubble.

Opponents are within close proximity, and it’s more likely than not that they’ll cross paths inside Disney’s resort.

As luck has it, Utah’s meal room is near where the Nuggets dine. When the two teams spotted each other Friday, Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic made an astute point. These would probably be the last pleasantries both parties exchanged for the next week and a half.

So be it. The playoffs are here. Denver is working to address its leaky 3-point defense and to find offensive schemes Utah, a division rival, hasn’t seen before.

The biggest difference from what the Jazz saw in the regular season to the team they’ll face Monday in Game 1 is the emergence of Michael Porter Jr., who on Saturday afternoon was named to the “All-Bubble” second team. Utah got a sense of how Porter changes Denver’s geometry after he poured in 23 points and snatched 11 rebounds in the Nuggets’ double-overtime win over the Jazz a week ago. At that point, it was Porter’s fourth consecutive double-double in the bubble.

But as exciting as Porter’s unconscious shooting has been, he’s still a rookie. And the growing pains the Nuggets went through last year in their heartbreaking Game 7 loss to Portland in the second round should benefit them immensely this year.

“I think last year, we were all like anxious as far as when you watch us practice and things like that, everybody was rushing things, but I think now, with that year experience, most of the guys that’s out there, we’re just more relaxed,” said Nuggets point guard Monte Morris, whose role has increased as a result of injuries to Gary Harris (hip) and Will Barton (knee). “I feel like it’s kinda like taking the exam a second time. You study a little better.”

Morris, himself, had a miserable postseason debut — one that stung throughout the regular season. Morris is a far better and more confident player than the one who went 0-of-13 from 3-point range in last year’s postseason.

“It definitely ate at me,” Morris said. “… I’m excited to get out there with that one year from last year, the few struggles I had playing out there. Now I know what to expect.”

The same goes for Jokic, the linchpin of the Nuggets’ offense. Jokic’s primary takeaway after his sterling postseason debut last year was how valuable each possession can be. That means no defensive lapses, as have plagued the Nuggets thus far in Orlando, and no careless possessions.

It’s far more encouraging for a deep playoff run that Jokic can speak from experience.

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Celtics vs 76ers: The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers will kick off their first round series on Monday night. The two teams are no strangers when it comes to meeting in the postseason.

The first-round series between longtime northeast rivals will take place in Florida and be a dogfight.

Yes, this might go the distance even if Sixers point guard Ben Simmons is out for the season after undergoing knee surgery last week.

Sixers center Joel Embiid will need to be a 30-point monster for No. 6 Philly to stage the upset over No. 3 Boston, drawing double-teams and opening it up for Tobias Harris and Al Horford.

Brett Brown’s job could depend on it, though the pandemic-induced economic uncertainty could save him.

This is an intriguing battle of an old-school big team like Philly against the small-ball Celtics, whose young gun Jayson Tatum has looked marvellous.

The Celtics look too athletic for the Sixers’ defense to keep in front of them.The bubble loss to the Nets, who were without Caris LeVert, Joe Harris and Jarett Allen along with other no-shows, illustrated the Bucks’ Disney woes, though they rested Giannis Antetokounmpo for the second half.

The league’s hottest team cooled off in Disney with a 3-5 record but finished with a league-best 56-17 clip.

The frustration boiled over for Antetokounmpo, the MVP favorite who got suspended for a head-butting incident.

The Lopez brothers are manning the defensive interior well, but Milwaukee is allowing a ton of 3-pointers.

On the other end, The Greek Freak better shoot respectively from deep or the title drought will extend and his future becomes cast in doubt.

The Bucks’ (1971) dry spell is already longer than the Knicks.The Heat, who missed the playoffs two of the last three seasons, are the little engine that could.

Butler’s emergence in his first year in Miami has had a spectacular effect. Butler said last week Miami can win it all.

If Butler’s young Minnesota teammates had listened and learned from this winner, Tom Thibodeau would still be Wolves coach/president.

The 4-5 battle against Indiana becomes a simpler task for Miami with the Pacers missing arguably the NBA’s most underrated player in Domantas Sabonis, who is out with a foot injury.

Then again, Butler may be the NBA’s most underrated star.And it’s not to watch how ex-Knick Marcus Morris fits in with Los Angeles.

The 7-foot-3 Kristaps Porzingis will make his playoff debut after a sensational bubble showing — his best stretch as a Maverick.

Last week, the once-disgruntled Latvian romped for 36 points in 36 minutes (12 of 17 with seven 3-pointers) against the Blazers.

But KP6 and superstar Luka Doncic must play off each other to stand a chance against the Clippers.

This is Mavs owner Mark Cuban’s first playoff appearance since 2016.

That’s a lot of “Shark Tank” episodes in between.

The Dallas Morning News recently published a story on whether Doncic is the greatest 21-year-old in NBA history as Dallas set the league’s all-time record for best offensive rating in a season.The NBA season restart in Orlando has provided plenty of entertainment for fans at home, but with fans unable to physically attend games due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the league has found a new way to bring the atmosphere to the bubble.

In collaboration with Microsoft and Michelob Ultra, fans can register for ‘virtual seats’ at games, with more than 300 NBA fans invited to appear live on the “Michelob ULTRA Courtside” 17-foot video boards surrounding the court for each game at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Fans can digitally interact with each other throughout the games using Microsoft’s “Together mode” to create a virtual experience, re-creating the feeling of sitting next to each other, but from the comfort of your own home, while giving the players a taste of the support and energy in the arena.

“Working with our broadcast and technology partners, we are excited to unveil a series of enhancements that will bring fans closer to the game and allow them to personalize their viewing experience,” said Sara Zuckert, NBA Head of Next Gen Telecast.

“Our goal is to create an enjoyable and immersive experience where fans can engage with each other and maintain a sense of community as we restart the season under these unique and challenging circumstances.”If you want to support your team in the arena, you can sign up via individual team sites to register your interest, but with only 320 seats available per game, you have to get in quick.

The Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, Miami Heat, and other teams have set up registration forms on their team websites. If you are successful in registering for the game, you will be notified via email.

For US residents, Michelob Ultra, the official beer of the NBA is offering fans a chance to attend games via ultracourtside.com – and even win virtual seats at the NBA Finals, along with other giveaways.

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Nets vs Raptors Reddit: How To Watch Nets vs Raptors Reddit Live Stream, If it seems curious for the Utah Jazz to have specifically targeted a postseason series against the Denver Nuggets after going 0-3 against them during the regular season/seeding games schedule, well it is.

And yet apparently, that seemed like the best option, considering the alternatives.

Namely, no more Houston Rockets, please and thank you.

The Jazz clearly felt Houston’s five-out offensive style would be a bad matchup, given how thoroughly it diminishes the impact of Rudy Gobert. And so the Jazz sat out four starters vs. San Antonio; and three days later, all five starters took off the second half against Dallas. One Rockets loss and one Thunder win later, and that targeted sixth seed was theirs, making a potential matchup with Houston impossible until the Western Conference finals.

And yet, given that 0-3 mark against the Nuggets, are they really that much preferable an opponent?

Well, Utah is not taking Denver lightly, even if the Jazz apparently feel better about facing them.

“They’re a terrific team and they’ve shown that all year long,” said coach Quin Snyder. “They’re well-coached. The players know how to play together. They’ve got some special players. We’ve got our work cut out for us, but we’ll try to get prepared and get ready.”

OK, so naturally Snyder would call any opponent the Jazz are facing in the playoffs “a terrific team.” Thing is, though, the Nuggets legitimately have been.

Despite closing with three straight losses in the bubble, Denver finishes with a 46-27 mark that’s third-best in the Western Conference and sixth-best in the NBA. They are among the league leaders in field-goal percentage and assists per game. Their size and prowess inside makes among the league’s elite in offensive rebounding, second-chance points, and points in the paint. They have the second-most clutch wins and the fourth-best clutch plus/minus. They also far and away lead in points scored by second-rounders — evidence of their widely-admired depth.

Why again did the Jazz want to face this team?

OK, so yes, the Jazz technically had zero wins in three meetings with Denver. But they were right there in all three.There’s no hiding inside the Orlando bubble.

Opponents are within close proximity, and it’s more likely than not that they’ll cross paths inside Disney’s resort.

As luck has it, Utah’s meal room is near where the Nuggets dine. When the two teams spotted each other Friday, Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic made an astute point. These would probably be the last pleasantries both parties exchanged for the next week and a half.

So be it. The playoffs are here. Denver is working to address its leaky 3-point defense and to find offensive schemes Utah, a division rival, hasn’t seen before.

The biggest difference from what the Jazz saw in the regular season to the team they’ll face Monday in Game 1 is the emergence of Michael Porter Jr., who on Saturday afternoon was named to the “All-Bubble” second team. Utah got a sense of how Porter changes Denver’s geometry after he poured in 23 points and snatched 11 rebounds in the Nuggets’ double-overtime win over the Jazz a week ago. At that point, it was Porter’s fourth consecutive double-double in the bubble.

But as exciting as Porter’s unconscious shooting has been, he’s still a rookie. And the growing pains the Nuggets went through last year in their heartbreaking Game 7 loss to Portland in the second round should benefit them immensely this year.

“I think last year, we were all like anxious as far as when you watch us practice and things like that, everybody was rushing things, but I think now, with that year experience, most of the guys that’s out there, we’re just more relaxed,” said Nuggets point guard Monte Morris, whose role has increased as a result of injuries to Gary Harris (hip) and Will Barton (knee). “I feel like it’s kinda like taking the exam a second time. You study a little better.”

Morris, himself, had a miserable postseason debut — one that stung throughout the regular season. Morris is a far better and more confident player than the one who went 0-of-13 from 3-point range in last year’s postseason.

“It definitely ate at me,” Morris said. “… I’m excited to get out there with that one year from last year, the few struggles I had playing out there. Now I know what to expect.”

The same goes for Jokic, the linchpin of the Nuggets’ offense. Jokic’s primary takeaway after his sterling postseason debut last year was how valuable each possession can be. That means no defensive lapses, as have plagued the Nuggets thus far in Orlando, and no careless possessions.

It’s far more encouraging for a deep playoff run that Jokic can speak from experience.