VDT wrote:We really need to get the first seed. Right now it looks like an easy path to ECF.
I think Boston in the 1st round and Miami in the 2nd round will be just as treacherous as any 2-7 and 2-3 matchup the 76er could get.
I dont mind Miami, they dont have the size to bother Embiid, and now with Oladipo injured again they have even less upside. Not that he is playing good, but there was the hope that he could have some good games in the playoffs. They are a mediocre team that doesnt match up well with us imo.
Boston is anyone's guess what seed they will end up. They are 7th right now so we dont face them assuming the standings stay the same. I think it is likely that Miami and Boston will end up as the 4th and 5th seeds so they will play each other. In any case i dont think they will be in the play in tournament, as i dont expect Charlotte to keep their current 4th place.
I just dont like the matchup with the Bucks as both teams will pack the paint and it will end up a jump shooting contest making the outcome very luck dependent. At the same time i would like to see the Bucks and the Nets battle it out in the second round. They match up decently with Nets, at least defensively, and might wear them down a bit before we meet them.