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Around the NBA - 1st Round Edition

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Who Will Win The Title???

Warriors
40
36%
Cavs
8
7%
Spurs
10
9%
Rockets
1
1%
Celtics
3
3%
Raps
6
5%
Knicks
25
23%
Other
4
4%
STFU Capn'O
7
6%
STFU Stuporman
6
5%
 
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Around the NBA - 1st Round Edition 

Post#1 » by Capn'O » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:44 pm

1st Round Matchups. Make your picks!

East
(1) Celtics vs. (8) Bulls
(2) Cavaliers vs. (7) Pacers
(3) Raptors vs. (6) Bucks
(4) Wizards vs. (5) Hawks

West
(1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers
(2) Spurs vs. (7) Grizzlies
(3) Rockets vs. (6) Thunder
(4) Clippers vs. (5) Jazz


Personally, I'm looking forward to Spurs vs. **** Spurs.
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Re: Around the NBA - 1st Round Edition 

Post#2 » by GONYK » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:19 pm

Since we're talking playoffs...

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Post#3 » by JXL » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:49 pm

GONYK wrote:Since we're talking playoffs...

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Post#4 » by basketboule » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:16 pm

I'm afraid the Cavs might win it. LeBron was impressive last year. Anyone but them please :pray:
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Post#5 » by Knickerbock » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:21 pm

The one and only thing that will make me happy is watching Lebron and the Cavs get eliminated from the playoffs..

I prefer it happening before the Finals...

But watching that clown lose in the finals will be nice too.. :D :D
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Post#6 » by Dr. Detfink » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:04 pm

Houston vs OKC has to be the most fun in the opening round.
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Post#7 » by CrazyKnicks » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:56 am

Dr. Detfink wrote:Houston vs OKC has to be the most fun in the opening round.

That and Celtics Bulls should be good.
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Post#8 » by xNewYorkMadex » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:09 am

I'll be stunned if Warriors dont win the title. They were heavy favorites as soon as KD agreed to joined them. I mean they were 1 win away from becoming back to back champions without KD, adding a top 3 player in the world is just too much for anyone to overcome. Sucks cause I want them to lose, but they wont.

Im rooting for OKC in the West. Wont go far but i want them to do well. My mind tells me Rockets win, my gut tells me OKC pulls it out.

Bulls-Celtics series could be interesting. All season i wasnt buying into the Celtics as a contender. Thought depending on the matchup they could get upset in the very 1st round. But im not sure if the Bulls can beat the Celtics since the Bulls are just way too unpredictable. If Wade plays like he did in last yrs playoffs, the Bulls have a chance. Also need strong play from Rondo. Will I pick the upset? I'll say no. Celtics beat the Bulls in 6 or 7. Probably for the best if Bulls beat them in regards to any Melo related deals. Not sure if Melo would be willing to accept going to Boston, but if so we would need Boston to lose tragically.

Another Melo related team is obviously the Clippers. Because Clippers have homecourt I think they beat the Jazzin 7. But its for the best if the Jazz beat them, it'll be fantastic if Jazz win in a short series.

Warriors sweep Blazers, Spurs sweep Grizz, Cavs beat Pacers in 5. Possibly 6 if George carries the team on his back for a W. Wizards in 7, Raptors in 6.
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Post#9 » by basketboule » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:40 am

Knickerbock wrote:The one and only thing that will make me happy is watching Lebron and the Cavs get eliminated from the playoffs..

I prefer it happening before the Finals...

But watching that clown lose in the finals will be nice too.. :D :D

That'd how I view the NBA dude
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Post#10 » by god shammgod » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:05 pm

Dr. Detfink wrote:Houston vs OKC has to be the most fun in the opening round.


by a long shot. the only one i'm really interested in.
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Post#11 » by Capn'O » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:19 pm

god shammgod wrote:
Dr. Detfink wrote:Houston vs OKC has to be the most fun in the opening round.


by a long shot. the only one i'm really interested in.


Both 3-6 match ups could be fun. Too bad Jabari went down.
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Post#12 » by god shammgod » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:39 pm

Capn'O wrote:
god shammgod wrote:
Dr. Detfink wrote:Houston vs OKC has to be the most fun in the opening round.


by a long shot. the only one i'm really interested in.


Both 3-6 match ups could be fun. Too bad Jabari went down.


i don't really get the sense that the bucks could pull off the upset
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Post#13 » by Deeeez Knicks » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:19 pm

Houston/Okc by far

Clippers/Jazz should be a good series too.

Hmm, guess i have to root against any team that might have interest in melo? :dontknow:
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Post#14 » by EchelonNYK » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:13 pm

Let the games commence!!
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Post#15 » by Newyorknick94 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:13 pm

Lillard said blazers in 6
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Post#16 » by Thugger HBC » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:20 pm

This series could be interesting. Both teams are really good at home.
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Post#17 » by NY2TheBay » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:37 pm

Only threat to the Warriors are themselves. Warriors win the title in 5.

Only first round games Ill be watching are out here in the west. Warriors Vs. Blazers, simply because I love watching Dame vs. Steph and even CJ vs Klay to an extent. This postseason is the postseason of Steph Curry. He will make an indelible mark on this playoffs as he was compromised physically last year and is out to prove a point.

The other being OKC vs HOU, both Harden and Westbrook are going to go all out in this series both coming off incredible offensive seasons.
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Post#18 » by xNewYorkMadex » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:43 pm

How is Lance Stephenson eligible to play in the post-season?

Since he was signed so late in the season, I thought he was playoff ineligible.
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Post#19 » by NYKnickerbocker » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:45 pm

myles turner getting treated like a bitch by tristian lol
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Post#20 » by Yankeeknickfan » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:00 pm

The pacers are basically a worse version of us last yr


Only they have Teague instead of Jose
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