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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #45 on: April 01, 2016, 11:01:33 PM »

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If the Cavs lock up the top seed, I wouldn't want to be in 4-5 seed matchup with the Heat, the leagues money men would be doing anything in their power to ensure a Lebron-Heat round two playoff series, the officiating could reach embarrassing levels. >:(

Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #46 on: April 01, 2016, 11:17:54 PM »

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Looks like Miami Heat destroying the Sac-town Kings.

Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #47 on: April 01, 2016, 11:19:17 PM »

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I'll GLADLY play Charlotte in the first round with them having home-court advantage. Upset city!
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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #48 on: April 02, 2016, 12:13:27 AM »

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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #49 on: April 02, 2016, 12:21:40 AM »

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2-point game between Miami and Sactown! Wow!

Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #50 on: April 02, 2016, 01:30:01 AM »

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Well with the huge win against GS, I think the 3 seed is back in play. We gotta win the ones we should, against LA, NO, and Milwaukee. Then got to take 2 out of 3 against Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte. I think 49 wins gets us there.
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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #51 on: April 02, 2016, 05:42:16 AM »

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Well with the huge win against GS, I think the 3 seed is back in play. We gotta win the ones we should, against LA, NO, and Milwaukee. Then got to take 2 out of 3 against Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte. I think 49 wins gets us there.

I think the game vs the Hawks is a must win. we hold the tiebreak against both heat and hornets, so as long as the loss is against 1 of them I think we're fine. better to win all of them though and end all probabilities. that'll keep us at 32 losses, 33 for the hawks who holds the tiebreak over us, 32 for the heat and hornets who we hold tiebreak over even if all three teams win all of their remaining games except the ones against us.

Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #52 on: April 02, 2016, 09:46:29 AM »

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Charlotte Hornets (44-31)
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Atlanta Hawks (45-32)
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@ Cavaliers
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Celtics (44-32)
@ Lakers
vs Pelicans
vs Bucks
@ Hawks
vs Hornets
vs Heat

Apparently depending on how we do in our final 3 games, we could end up anywhere between the 3rd and the 6th spot, however I am confident that the C's will end up above both Miami and Charlotte even if we lose to them, since they have a tougher schedule overall and I cannot see us losing both games against them at Boston.

Our main competitor for the 3rd seed is Atlanta and I do not see them losing any other game. In other words we would probably have to win all our remaining games if we want to hope for that 3rd spot to avoid a 2nd round matchup with the Cavs (going undefeated guarantees the 3rd seed anyway) which is highly improbable imho, but I don't see us go lower than 4th either.

My prediction is that we go 48-34 and get the 4th seed, facing the Heat in the 1st round of the playoffs. :)
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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2016, 11:07:42 PM »

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@ Blazers
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@ Magic
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@ Celtics

Charlotte Hornets (44-31)
@ Cavaliers
@ Raptors
@ Knicks
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@ Celtics
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Atlanta Hawks (45-32)
vs Suns
vs Raptors
vs Celtics
@ Cavaliers
@ Wizards

Celtics (44-32)
@ Lakers
vs Pelicans
vs Bucks
@ Hawks
vs Hornets
vs Heat

Apparently depending on how we do in our final 3 games, we could end up anywhere between the 3rd and the 6th spot, however I am confident that the C's will end up above both Miami and Charlotte even if we lose to them, since they have a tougher schedule overall and I cannot see us losing both games against them at Boston.

Our main competitor for the 3rd seed is Atlanta and I do not see them losing any other game. In other words we would probably have to win all our remaining games if we want to hope for that 3rd spot to avoid a 2nd round matchup with the Cavs (going undefeated guarantees the 3rd seed anyway) which is highly improbable imho, but I don't see us go lower than 4th either.

My prediction is that we go 48-34 and get the 4th seed, facing the Heat in the 1st round of the playoffs. :)

Thanks for posting this. I forgot to update it last night.

I disagree about the Hawks. They actually have a pretty rough schedule, and I think they lose two of the games versus Toronto, Cleveland, and us. If Washington is still fighting for the playoffs, then they won't be an easy out, either (they just lost to them a week or so ago).
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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #54 on: April 02, 2016, 11:10:42 PM »

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Good news for the seedings: Miami is down 17 to Portland at halftime. With the tiebreakers that they have already lost, I don't see them having home-court at all if they lose tonight. They play the Pistons twice (0-2 vs them this season), a Bulls team fighting for the playoffs, twice against the Magic (who sometimes like to show up an play excellent ball), and against us the last game of the season (0-2 vs us this season). There's no way that they're not losing at least two of those games the rest of the way.
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Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #55 on: April 03, 2016, 12:27:45 AM »

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Well, after last night's win in Golden State and tonight's Miami loss to Portland, here are the current standings:

1) Cleveland 54-22
2) Toronto 51-25
3) Charlotte 44-31
4) Atlanta 45-32
5) Boston 44-32
6) Miami 44-32
7) Detroit 41-36
8 ) Indiana 40-36

This is pretty much the worst case scenario for us right now - facing Atlanta in the first round and a date with Cleveland in the second round. But don't expect it to stay like this, because we probably have the easiest remaining schedule of the four teams with Atlanta and Miami having tough schedules and Charlotte having a schedule about like ours, though we own the tiebreaker with them.
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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2016, 12:46:02 AM »

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So if Boston beats LA tomorrow, Boston clinches a playoff spot right

Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2016, 04:25:43 PM »

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No Irving tonight against Charlotte. Cleveland will probably win anyway, but they also might not.

I'm curious if Brad will ever start resting players. The team is so deep that no one plays a lot of minutes, but who knows.

Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #58 on: April 03, 2016, 04:36:42 PM »

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No Irving tonight against Charlotte. Cleveland will probably win anyway, but they also might not.

I'm curious if Brad will ever start resting players. The team is so deep that no one plays a lot of minutes, but who knows.

I think Cleveland is better without Kyrie. That means more Lebron handling and distributing the ball and less nonexistent defense from Kyrie.
Quote from:  Friedrich Nietzsche
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

Re: Celtics Playoff Seeding Thread
« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2016, 06:04:39 PM »

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Miami Heat (44-31)
@ Blazers
vs Pistons
vs Bulls
@ Magic
vs Magic
@ Pistons
@ Celtics

Charlotte Hornets (44-31)
@ Cavaliers
@ Raptors
@ Knicks
vs Nets
@ Wizards
@ Celtics
vs Magic

Atlanta Hawks (45-32)
vs Suns
vs Raptors
vs Celtics
@ Cavaliers
@ Wizards

Celtics (44-32)
@ Lakers
vs Pelicans
vs Bucks
@ Hawks
vs Hornets
vs Heat

Apparently depending on how we do in our final 3 games, we could end up anywhere between the 3rd and the 6th spot, however I am confident that the C's will end up above both Miami and Charlotte even if we lose to them, since they have a tougher schedule overall and I cannot see us losing both games against them at Boston.

Our main competitor for the 3rd seed is Atlanta and I do not see them losing any other game. In other words we would probably have to win all our remaining games if we want to hope for that 3rd spot to avoid a 2nd round matchup with the Cavs (going undefeated guarantees the 3rd seed anyway) which is highly improbable imho, but I don't see us go lower than 4th either.

My prediction is that we go 48-34 and get the 4th seed, facing the Heat in the 1st round of the playoffs. :)

Thanks for posting this. I forgot to update it last night.

I disagree about the Hawks. They actually have a pretty rough schedule, and I think they lose two of the games versus Toronto, Cleveland, and us. If Washington is still fighting for the playoffs, then they won't be an easy out, either (they just lost to them a week or so ago).

I think the Hawks' schedule will turn out to be much easier than it seems, as I see both Cleveland and Toronto resting their starters since they got their seeds locked up (it might be too early for the Raptors game, but I am 100% sure that the Cavs will rest their Big 3, just like they did against us last year). Also, I expect the Wizards to be out of the playoff race by the time Atlanta plays them.
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