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NBA playoffs: greatest show on Earth

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Fireball Jr., Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Fireball Jr.

    Fireball Jr. All Conference

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    The long pre-season is over, it's Day One of the best two months in sports. Outstanding matchups galore, including Pop's Spurs at GS sans Steph Curry this afternoon and Miami at Philly tonight.

    Eagles, Nova, now 76ers -- do you believe in miracles? LBJ ergo Cavs fan here, plus I get a G-whiz for a $200 "investment" if they win it all, but love Philly long-time, half-a-century worth, and I already have my big toes on the Sixers wagon (just in case).

    Gentlemen, start your engines!

    NBA playoffs: Breakout stars, Round 1 MVP and bold predictions

    2018 NBA playoffs schedule, matchups and news

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  2. OrangeDW

    OrangeDW Living Legend

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    I’m all in pulling for the Sixers in the east and OKC in the West.

    Wouldn’t mind seeing Toronto make a run or Portland.

    Hoping Embiid and Curry get healthy soon and are in top form.

    Hoping whoever comes out of the East(I still expect it to be Cleveland) is playing great basketball and can give a good challenge in the finals. Never know. Usually the best team and favorites going in, win. But nobody saw Dallas coming in 2011.
     
  3. bpo57

    bpo57 Living Legend

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    Maybe this year it will be but last year it was the greatest dud on earth. Just about every series ended in 4 or 5 games and only a handful were competitive. The Finals were a snoozer.
     
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  4. longislandcuse

    longislandcuse Living Legend

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    Rooting for OKC in the West and Philly or Toronto in the East.

    I've tried all year to understand these hoodies and I don't get them...at all. I consider myself to be pretty trendy. All my clothes are from H&M and Forever 21, but I don't get it. They're ridiculous.
     
  5. CanadianSU

    CanadianSU All American

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    Last year it was pathetic. Had Charles Barkley saying he wanted to switch to a hockey at halftime during most games. Would save us from his analysis though...

    That said... Go raptors.
     
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  6. Fireball Jr.

    Fireball Jr. All Conference

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    Barkley has jumped the shark multiple times. He thinks basketball stopped evolving the day he retired.

    No shortage of superb NBA analysts. Big fan of Jalen Rose.
     
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  7. longislandcuse

    longislandcuse Living Legend

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    Javale McGee dominating out there.
     
  8. cliftonparksufan

    cliftonparksufan Iggy Award Magistrate

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    I've said all along the Rockets are the best team. That said, the Jazz are my team and hope they get an opportunity to represent themselves well against Houston and steal a game down there. OKC will be a tough matchup first but I think the Jazz win in 6.

    In the East, I will be disappointed if Bronnie doesn't will his team to the finals. Toronto and Philly will be tough matchups for anyone.
     
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  9. Fireball Jr.

    Fireball Jr. All Conference

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    If I were still a degenerate gambler, like a buddy I talk to several times a day, I'd be putting a little sumpin' sumpin' on your Jazz plus 4. Lookin' forward to Russ vs. Donovan and Rudy vs. Russ.
     
  10. OrangeDW

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    Yeah, I was hoping OKC would draw Portland. Utah seems well built to win a series and to be a very tough out when they do go out. We’ll see though. Hoping Melo and Grant play well, and since Ill be watching I hope we don’t get the Russ that drives me insane too often.
     
  11. cliftonparksufan

    cliftonparksufan Iggy Award Magistrate

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    Yup, I'm hoping the beat down that the Blazers put on the Jazz during Game 82 gives the team a great focus. As well as the Jazz played during the second half of the year, many of their games were double digit victories where they just wore down their opponents and weren't in a lot of close games as you know the playoffs will be.
    Quin Snyder will have the team ready.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. longislandcuse

    longislandcuse Living Legend

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    Players that really impressed me yesterday...

    Jrue Holiday
    Dario Saric
    Ben Simmons
     
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  13. MikeSU02

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    I really, really hope the EC Finals are the Cavs vs. Philly. The mean mugging that will take place will be off the charts amazing.
     
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  14. MSOrange

    MSOrange Former Iggy Award Winner (used to be a big deal)

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    I thought Tatum was a great pick for the Celts but I also thought RJ Hunter would be better than Terry Rozier a couple years ago. Oh well, 1 for 2.
     
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    Cusefan0307 2017 Iggy Winner

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    Really hope Lebron doesn’t go to Philly in the off-season. His addition would minimize all of Simmons strengths and his development. I want to see that team grow.
     
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  17. Trueblue25

    Trueblue25 Great Dungey’s Kneecap

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    Love the young celtics
     
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  18. NineOneSeven

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    Lmao that wasn't a charge on Giannis

    NBA usually gets it right, not there
     
  19. Trueblue25

    Trueblue25 Great Dungey’s Kneecap

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    Not arguing that!
     
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  20. Trueblue25

    Trueblue25 Great Dungey’s Kneecap

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    Al’s never heard of potatoes being shakey
     
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    What a move by Rozier. Fire
     
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  22. Trueblue25

    Trueblue25 Great Dungey’s Kneecap

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    ITS NOT BLEDSOE’S FAULT
     
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    Omg Middleton from like half court

    This is the the Devo 6 OT SHOT. FINGERTIPS
     
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  24. cliftonparksufan

    cliftonparksufan Iggy Award Magistrate

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    Wow. These guys are good!!!
     
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    Trueblue25 Great Dungey’s Kneecap

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    Middleton just saved bledsoe’s life
     
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