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NBA Playoffs Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Hope this one goes a little better than the regular season thread, but playoffs start tomorrow:

    Boston-New York

    San Antonio-Memphis
    Los Angeles-New Orleans
    Oklahoma City-Denver

    Not a particularly compelling first round, if you ask me, but my team (Sixers) is technically still alive, so I'm happy even if they get blown out by the Heat. I like the Blazers and Knicks as upset picks.

    I said it at the beginning of the season, and I still don't think Miami makes it out of the East. If the Sixers can't make the Finals, I'd love to see Chicago and the Lakers.

  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Everyone is on Portland and New York. Although it's tempting, I see Dallas and Boston winning.

    I couldn't be more cised for the playoffs. Could be epic. Especially in the second round, when you could have Boston-Miami, San Antonio-OKC and L.A.-Dallas.

    Being a Lakers fan, I'm obviously pulling for them, but only with about 35 percent confidence that they can actually win. Too many good teams.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    If the Knicks win more than one game in this series, I will be surprised. I also like Oklahoma City a lot.
  4. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    Only lower-seed I see with any chance in the first round is Atlanta, and that's hardly a huge upset.

    The second round, though - hold on to your hats! That's when it's really gonna get fun.
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Atlanta's going to get swept.
  6. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Could see Memphis giving San Antonio a real struggle.

    Orlando will knock of the Hawks in 3. After three 30 point blowout losses, the citizens of Atlanta will barricade the arena and refuse to let the players in for any more carnage.

    And the only thing in the way of a Heat/Lakers final is OKC.
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Is the first round best of 5 or best of 7?
  8. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    And they'd like you to come to their home court to have it. That's going to make a bit of a difference.
  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Everybody's on OKC, but have they even won a road playoff game yet? I don't believe they have. Quite a jump from 0 road wins to NBA Finals. Or even Western Finals.

    Sure are fun to watch, though.
  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Yea, I know, but I've been on the Heat back since they were getting smacked around by all the top contenders and people were burying them, and I'm not about to change my tune now. Even if it turns out wrong. And incurs the wrath of the Windy City SportsJournalists.commers (which I fully expect it will--very shortly).

    With that said, despite how good the Bulls are and how well they've played in calendar year 2011, I see them coming up short against Miami in the conference final matchup.
  11. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    I used to complain that the playoffs and the NBA season in general went too long, but now that I've almost completely tuned out MLB, I sort of welcome this thing dragging on into June. No clear-cut favorite makes it more entertaining for me, but I understand why it would be less compelling for a general audience.
  12. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    I'm an OKC fan as much as I'm a fan of any NBA team, but I just don't see them getting through the other top 3 teams in the West. Most likely case for them is a competitive series loss in the second round. Next year they could be the top seed in the conference though.

    Just because I think it'll be fun to see how I fare:

    Chicago-Indiana - Bulls in 5
    Miami-Philadelphia - Heat in 4
    Boston-New York - Celtics in 6
    Orlando-Atlanta - Magic in 6

    San Antonio-Memphis - Spurs in 5
    Los Angeles-New Orleans - Lakers in 5
    Dallas-Portland - Mavs in 4
    Oklahoma City-Denver - OKC in 5

    Rd. 2
    Chicago-Orlando - Bulls in 6
    Celtics-Heat - Celtics in 7

    Thunder-Spurs - Spurs in 7
    Lakers-Mavs - Lakers in 6

    Rd. 3
    Bulls-Celtics - Celtics in 6
    Lakers-Spurs - Spurs in 6

    Spurs-Celtics - Spurs in 6
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