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2018 NBA playoffs running thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Cosmo, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Let's get going with some picks:
    EAST
    QF
    Raptors over Wiz in 4
    Bucks over Celtics in 6
    76ers over Heat in 5
    Cavaliers over Pacers in 6

    SF
    Raptors over Cavaliers in 6
    76ers over Bucks in 6

    F
    Raptors over 76ers in 7

    WEST
    QF
    Rockets over Wolves in 6
    Warriors over Spurs in 6
    Blazers over Pelicans in 5
    Jazz over Thunder in 7

    SF
    Rockets over Jazz in 6
    Warriors over Blazers in 7

    F
    Rockets over Warriors in 7

    FINALS
    Raptors over Rockets in 7
     
  2. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Wizards over Raptors
    Celtics over Bucks
    76ers over Heat
    Cavs over Pacers

    Wizards over Cavs
    76ers over Celtics

    Wizards over 76ers

    Rockets over Wolves
    Spurs over Warriors
    Pelicans over Blazers
    Thunder over Jazz

    Thunder over Rockets (D'Antoni is going to be that coach forever)
    Pelicans over Spurs

    Pelicans over Thunder

    Finals: Pelicans over Wizards (Rondo MVP)
     
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I'm sticking with Warriors over Cavs in 5.
     
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I'll go Rockets over Raptors in six.
     
  6. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Raptors over Wizards
    Bucks over Celtics
    76ers over heat
    Cavs over Pacers

    Rockets over Wolves
    Injured Warriors over injured Spurs
    Pelicans over Portland
    Thunder over Jazz

    Raptors over Cavs
    76ers over Bucks

    Rockets over Thunder
    Warriors over Pelicans

    Raptors over 76ers

    Rockets over Can't-flip-the-switch Warriors

    Rockets over Raptors
     
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    My opinion is that if the Warriors get to the conference finals, they'll go all the way to the title. As for the East, I wouldn't begin to hazard a guess, due to my complete inability to decide about the Raptors.
     
  8. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    IIRC, Kyle Lowry is not the greatest playoff performer. Have not watched many Raptors games this season – are they good enough to make it to the Finals?
     
  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    As of right now, one would say the 76ers are the strongest team in the East, but I am haunted by the suspicion, no certainty in my mind that Embiid or Simmons or Fultz or more than one of them will get hurt in the first and/or second rounds.
     
  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Funny how I went from salivating at the Ws FINALLY making playoffs, to they should win it all, now indifference.

    I respect the Rockets for building a really good team (Gordon, Tucker, Paul) but still can’t stand Paul who whines.

    It would be great to see someone else win, Jazz for real? Raptors?
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
  11. Tweener

    Tweener Active Member

    I doubt the Warriors get back to the Finals. Only four teams have ever reached four consecutive, they enter the playoffs having lost 10 of 17, and their most important player is currently injured. We'll see.
     
  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Warriors over everyone until they prove otherwise.
     
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