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Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread - Part 3

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Post#841 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Mon Apr 2, 2012 2:34 pm by Phailadelphia

HurricaneKid wrote:
CKRT wrote:. The Grizzlies are more or less the same as last year with a weaker bench and were lucky that OKC blew some big leads against them.


I think OKC would beat Mem but they aren't close tot he same team. I mean Gay was out during that entire run last year. Most would say he is their best player...


They don't have Battier to bother Durant anymore and Westbrook is a Grizzlies-killer (seriously. Check this #s against Mem this year). And Memphis has good post guys but their perimeter shooting is god awful. Not a favorable matchup vs OKC's wings and post defense.
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Post#842 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Mon Apr 2, 2012 5:02 pm by Rerisen

HurricaneKid wrote:Chicago will likely have to play NYK, Boston, and Mia to make the Finals. Thats a terrible stretch for a 1 seed. Meanwhile, Mia would get Philly and Orl/Indy/ATL. So stop telling me they need to win regular season games. I think they would much prefer their path than Chi's.


Don't want to derail too much, but NYK without Lin and Amare is tough? Boston's weaknesses (rebounding) is Chicago's strength. I don't think Chicago's path is untypical at all for 1 seed.

Orlando is a bad matchup for Miami, they'll probably still win but it could be a tough series. Indy is punchy too and would get at least 1 game.
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Post#843 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Tue Apr 3, 2012 6:31 am by joeyhalog

^^ yeah but don't forget Boston is a great shooting team. And chicago's strength in D is clogging the paint.
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Post#844 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Tue Apr 3, 2012 12:25 pm by HurricaneKid

Amare will be back for the playoffs and the last time we had a shortened season the Knicks came out of the East from the 8 seed. They have really responded to Woodson and are playing well above their current seed. I am confident the Bulls will beat them but its not an ideal matchup.

The Celtics have been the best team in the NBA over the last 5 weeks, despite missing RayRay for a portion of that time. If you think the Bulls are going to roll over them you are mistaken. They are going to be a tough out in the playoffs.

Orlando is NOT going to give Mia that much trouble in the playoffs and isn't even guaranteed to beat ATL (after all, they didn't last year) in the 1st rd. I would really like to see them get Mario, Miller, and Turiaf playing well going into the playoffs but all these projections based on games that essentially don't matter for Mia are foolish. I think they are a bigger favorite now than they have been in a while as the playoffs start setting up.
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Post#845 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Tue Apr 3, 2012 2:19 pm by overpaid

I can see lebron winning it, if the heat beats OKC and the Bulls (both games)
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Post#846 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Tue Apr 3, 2012 3:47 pm by Stunnaboy2K11

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Post#847 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Tue Apr 3, 2012 8:12 pm by Sinant

I do think it's interesting that (arguably) the best two players in basketball this season and the top two MVP candidates are playing on teams with guys that on any given night can have a better game than them. Granted, they're the best players on their teams more often than they're not, and that's why they're the MVPs but it's still something fun to note.
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Post#848 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Tue Apr 3, 2012 9:15 pm by Benedict_Boozer

Durant has this wrapped up as long as he doesn't choke tomorrow. Voters remember the last impression the most and the standings are still tight so he needs another good game. If Lebron outplays him and the Heat catch OKC in the standings it will be much more of a toss-up.
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Post#849 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Tue Apr 3, 2012 9:34 pm by Wile E. Coyote

Sinant wrote:I do think it's interesting that (arguably) the best two players in basketball this season and the top two MVP candidates are playing on teams with guys that on any given night can have a better game than them. Granted, they're the best players on their teams more often than they're not, and that's why they're the MVPs but it's still something fun to note.


Sounds like the 80s MVP candidates.
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Post#850 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Tue Apr 3, 2012 9:42 pm by Josephpaul

41 points for Lebron , too bad he didnt do it against boston
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Post#851 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Tue Apr 3, 2012 11:27 pm by RhapidKid

Lebron will have a better game than Durant. Book it.
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Post#852 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Tue Apr 3, 2012 11:43 pm by TRG

RhapidKid wrote:Lebron will have a better game than Durant. Book it.


I said this before the last Heat/OKC game. :-?

I expect the Heat to win though... They're on a 16 game winning streak or something crazy like that at home.
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Post#853 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Wed Apr 4, 2012 12:19 am by MaliBrah

big day in the MVP race today , durant sealing the deal or lebron running right back into the picture is at stake!
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Post#854 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Wed Apr 4, 2012 12:26 am by nyk_buc

Bills Simmons still has LBJ as MVP. LBJ will win it if he plays like himself the last 3 weeks.

He had a HUGE dropoff since the break for Durant to overtake him slightly in the media's eyes. But if LBJ puts up 27,8,8 like he has all season, he'll win it. People understand LBJ does more for the Heat than Durant for OKC.
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Post#855 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Wed Apr 4, 2012 1:09 am by Th3RaptorSwag

I am a Raptors fan and Still have LeBron as my MVP. I believe that if That if OKC wins tonight and Durant outplays James again, then he deserves it.
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Post#856 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Wed Apr 4, 2012 1:10 am by Josephpaul

Kobe won't win MVP but he should win MVT

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Post#857 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Wed Apr 4, 2012 6:00 am by alb_mod

So wade is a facilitator for Lebron?
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Post#858 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Wed Apr 4, 2012 9:06 am by ecnirp

Skip Bayless "LeBron's game last night was the worst thing to happen to the Heat. He needs to get back comfortable being a PG and deferring to the Heat"

just said it.
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Post#859 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Wed Apr 4, 2012 9:23 am by TRG

Why the **** do people actually follow what that professional troll says?

The dude gets PAID to say controversial ((Please Use More Appropriate Word)) stuff. Who cares what he thinks all of the damn time?
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Post#860 Re: Official 2011-2012 MVP Discussion Thread
Wed Apr 4, 2012 10:15 am by semi-sentient

Why do people get so emotional when he makes comments against LeBron?

Take him for what he is -- a controversial sports journalist. There's no point in getting bent out of shape about it.
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