WCQF | (3) Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder (6) | HOU 2-1

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Series Prediction

Rockets in 4
18
6%
Rockets in 5
83
26%
Rockets in 6
108
33%
Rockets in 7
39
12%
Thunder in 4
5
2%
Thunder in 5
3
1%
Thunder in 6
32
10%
Thunder in 7
37
11%
 
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WCQF | (3) Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder (6) | HOU 2-1 

Post#1 » by Thabo Sefolosha » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:32 am

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Game 1 OKC at HOU 4/16 9:00 PM ET TNT
Game 2 OKC at HOU 4/19 8:00 PM ET TNT
Game 3 HOU at OKC 4/21 9:30 PM ET ESPN
Game 4 HOU at OKC 4/23 3:30 PM ET ABC
Game 5 OKC at HOU 4/25 If Needed
Game 6 HOU at OKC 4/27 If Needed
Game 7 OKC at HOU 4/29 If Needed TNT
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Post#2 » by nbafan38 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:35 am

I think Houston is perceived as a solid favorite but the two teams have similar records since Hou 31-9 start. I think this has a chance to be a great series.
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Post#3 » by DeadHorse » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:39 am

Rockets in 5 if they get pre-allstar level hot. If not then rockets in 7
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Post#4 » by RightToCensor » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:40 am

It's so dumb that we can't get the announcement of our new MVP before the series starts. If there was one award that needed to be known as soon as the season ended, it's the MVP award. There's gonna be one team that takes it personal that their star player didn't win MVP, and that's gonna bring some more nastiness to this series. If I'm Houston, I'm starting Nene at center. I don't trust Capela starting the game matched up with a fresh Steven Adams, he's gonna get used and abused. I'd rather bring in Nene as a starter to match up with Adams in the strength department, and give us some more toughness on the floor with Patrick Beverley.

I really want to see Westbrook and Harden play against each other the day after the MVP winner was announced and one wins and the other comes in second. That's gonna lead to some compelling storylines by the end of the series. At some point in the series, the loser is gonna take offence that they got overlooked for MVP and that's gonna lead to a memorable moment for a generation of fans. We might even see Harden and Westbrook play defense for the first time in five years. This could so easily turn into Iverson vs. Carter, but just way more important in a historic sense. The NBA is really missing out on a goldmine opportunity that only comes once once in a generation.
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Post#5 » by Thabo Sefolosha » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:42 am

Prepare for the wildfire MVP debates in here...
Rockets fans, wish you guys luck!

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Post#6 » by Patches Perry » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:48 am

Rockets on 6 probably.

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Post#7 » by Torchmode » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:49 am

This will be the single best series in the playoffs. Goes 7 games. All close.
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Post#8 » by nbafan38 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:53 am

Torchmode wrote:This will be the single best series in the playoffs. Goes 7 games. All close.


I don't know, I agree about the 7 games and expect some barnburners but could also see some blowouts, particularly Houston blowing out OKC on nights when their shooting is hot because OKC won't be able to keep up.
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Post#9 » by Flight33 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:55 am

Rockets in a hard fought 7 game series.
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Post#11 » by RaptorsLife » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:55 am

Thunder in 7
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Post#12 » by Bosnian Diehard » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:58 am

This is the first round matchup I'm most excited for. Two of the top three players season, arguably. Former teammates who were part of a big three, both now leading separate teams on their own.

I have the Rockets in six.
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Post#13 » by spacemonkey » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:00 am

Rockets in 7 with the X-Factor being Eric Gordon getting super hot when the chips are down.
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Post#14 » by King Ken » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:01 am

Matchup of the playoffs: OKC in 7
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Post#15 » by gmoney411 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:03 am

Rockets in 5. Thunder don't defend well enough to make up for the difference in offenses.
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Post#16 » by Nowitness » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:03 am

I want a 2017 Iverson vs Carter type duel between Westbrook and Harden, Rockets in 7
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Post#17 » by Senior » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:03 am

if you're not salivating at this series you don't like basketball

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Post#18 » by Froob » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:06 am

Rockets in 6.
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Post#19 » by Nate505 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:20 am

Rockets in 6. I think the WB could will a couple games, but that's it.
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Post#20 » by DROB27 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:22 am

OKC in 6

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