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Can the C's still win the Atlantic Division?
« on: February 10, 2013, 01:41:35 PM »

Online rondohondo

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C's are currently 6. 5 games behind NYK, and 2.5 games behind Brooklyn .

Knick are currently down 13 to the LAC. If the kincks lose today and c's win they will be 5 and a half behind them.

So what's the chance the c's could catch them ?

I think there is a good chance, knicks are so predictable on offense , and aren't great on defense .

Re: Can the C's still win the Atlantic Division?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 01:42:04 PM »

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There's a chance, but it's OK if we don't.
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Re: Can the C's still win the Atlantic Division?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 01:52:08 PM »

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There's a chance, but it's OK if we don't.

I'm more concerned about moving up playoff seeds first and foremost. I do not want the 8th seed.

Re: Can the C's still win the Atlantic Division?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 01:53:06 PM »

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There's a chance, but it's OK if we don't.

I'm more concerned about moving up playoff seeds first and foremost. I do not want the 8th seed.

I'm hoping for the 4th seed and home court in the 1st round. That's our best case scenario imo.

Re: Can the C's still win the Atlantic Division?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 01:53:28 PM »

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of course there is a chance.  there is still a lot of bball left in the season.

Re: Can the C's still win the Atlantic Division?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 01:53:50 PM »

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There's a chance, but it's OK if we don't.

I'm more concerned about moving up playoff seeds first and foremost. I do not want the 8th seed.

I'm hoping for the 4th seed and home court in the 1st round. That's our best case scenario imo.

Because we're way better at home!
Denver also wants top-4 seed badly... they're 22-3 at home and really want the advantage :D
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Re: Can the C's still win the Atlantic Division?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 02:11:41 PM »

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There's a chance, but it's OK if we don't.

I'm more concerned about moving up playoff seeds first and foremost. I do not want the 8th seed.

I'm hoping for the 4th seed and home court in the 1st round. That's our best case scenario imo.

Because we're way better at home!
Denver also wants top-4 seed badly... they're 22-3 at home and really want the advantage :D

I'd love to see denver make some noise for once in the playoffs. They seem to sputter out every year and/or luck out with a really tough 1st round opponent.

Re: Can the C's still win the Atlantic Division?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 02:17:49 PM »

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Denver is the very definition of a team on the treadmill of mediocrity.  They've lost in the first round of the playoffs 8 out of 9 seasons.  Their regular season record gets inflated a bit because the high altitude gives them a home court advantage.
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2013, 02:19:12 PM »

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Denver is the very definition of a team on the treadmill of mediocrity.  They've lost in the first round of the playoffs 8 out of 9 seasons.  Their regular season record gets inflated a bit because the high altitude gives them a home court advantage.

Wouldn't that mean if they made the playoffs as a top-4 team with home-court they would assuredly get past round 1??

They played tough against the Lakers last year and have a great chance!
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Re: Can the C's still win the Atlantic Division?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2013, 02:36:27 PM »

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I think so.

I have a very hard time picturing either the Knicks or Nets winning our division.

Re: Can the C's still win the Atlantic Division?
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2013, 02:41:30 PM »

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Re: Can the C's still win the Atlantic Division?
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2013, 02:57:19 PM »

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Denver is the very definition of a team on the treadmill of mediocrity.  They've lost in the first round of the playoffs 8 out of 9 seasons.  Their regular season record gets inflated a bit because the high altitude gives them a home court advantage.

Wouldn't that mean if they made the playoffs as a top-4 team with home-court they would assuredly get past round 1??

I wouldn't say assuredly, because George Karl is the kind of coach who can be out-coached, but the Nuggets do have the strongest HCA in the regular season.  Unlike some other teams, I think the Nuggets would have to win their division to be considered a legitimate title contender with their current coach/roster.
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Re: Can the C's still win the Atlantic Division?
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2013, 02:58:00 PM »

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I think so.

I have a very hard time picturing either the Knicks or Nets winning our division.

To put it another way, I have a very easy time picturing both those teams choking down the stretch.
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Re: Can the C's still win the Atlantic Division?
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2013, 03:11:50 PM »

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That would be perfect if we did. My dream playoff bracket (within reality) would be:

1. Miami
2.Indiana
3.Boston
4.New York
5. Chicago (Rose back at 100%)
6.Brooklyn
7. Atlanta or Milwaukee (doesn't make much difference)
8. Philadelphia ( they sneak in and Bynum is healthy)

If this happened we could realistically get to the ECF. Indiana would definitely be a tough series in the 2nd round but i think we could take them in a 7 game series. Brooklyn isn't the easiest out either, but i have confidence we win that series.

Chicago playing New York is a tough series, but i believe Chicago takes it. NY having home court just makes it harder for them. Miami matching up with Philadelphia would be perfect if Bynum is able to go, they have no one to contain him and Philadelphia would make their life miserable. Then in the 2nd round Chicago and Miami battle it out and we all know that's gonna be a hard fought series wearing both teams down.

I take my chances with Boston playing either of them after their first two rounds. I know it's a long shot for the chips to fall this way, but also is a possibility and a guy can dream right?

Re: Can the C's still win the Atlantic Division?
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2013, 03:24:33 PM »

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By the numbers yes, realistically no.

 

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