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Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2018, 02:50:42 PM »

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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8} : Raptors in 7
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : Celtics in 7
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : Heat in 6
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : Cavs in 4

Western Conference

Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8} : Rockets in 4
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : Warriors in 4
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : Trailblazers in 5
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : Thunder in 5

I really hope this is not the case. 3 sweeps and two gentleman's sweeps? That would be a pretty crazy result for a season that was very competitive with many teams bunched together. Its not like there were several 37 win teams sneaking in. The only sweep I think has an ok chance is Warriors series.
I also had 3 sweeps and 2 gentlemen's sweeps though for the most part had different series having those.  For me, the matchups just weren't all that great.  Move a couple of teams around and I think things are a lot different, but I just don't see the 1st rounds as being very good this year. 

Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2018, 03:02:50 PM »

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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8} : Raptors in 7
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : Celtics in 7
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : Heat in 6
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : Cavs in 4

Western Conference

Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8} : Rockets in 4
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : Warriors in 4
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : Trailblazers in 5
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : Thunder in 5

I really hope this is not the case. 3 sweeps and two gentleman's sweeps? That would be a pretty crazy result for a season that was very competitive with many teams bunched together. Its not like there were several 37 win teams sneaking in. The only sweep I think has an ok chance is Warriors series.
I also had 3 sweeps and 2 gentlemen's sweeps though for the most part had different series having those.  For me, the matchups just weren't all that great.  Move a couple of teams around and I think things are a lot different, but I just don't see the 1st rounds as being very good this year.

I can't see Thunder vs Jazz, Portland vs Pelicans, Sixers Heat, Raps Wizards, Celtics Bucks being incredibly one sided. I would also be surprised if Cavs Pacers was not competitive, but that would I can at least believe.

Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2018, 03:11:41 PM »

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A lot of people underrating the Sixers. They will beat Miami in 5 and have a great chance at beating whoever wins the Celtics-Bucks series

Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2018, 03:19:45 PM »

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Raptors vs Wizards = Raptors in 7
Celtics vs Bucks = Celtics in 5
76ers vs Heat = 76ers in 5
Cavs vs Pacers = Cavs in 4

Rockets vs Timberwolves = Rockets in 4
Warriors vs Spurs = Warriors in 4
Blazers vs Pelicans = Pelicans in 7
Thunder vs Jazz = Jazz in 6

Round 2
Raptors vs Cavs = Cavs in 4
Celtics vs 76ers = 76ers in 5

Rockets vs Jazz = Rockets in 5
Warriors vs Pelicans = Warriors in 5

Conference Finals
Cavs vs 76ers = Cavs in 5
Rockets vs Warriors = Warriors in 7

NBA Finals
Warriors vs Cavs = Warriors in 4

Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2018, 04:41:48 PM »

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EC1R
Wizards in 7
Celtics in 6
Sixers in 7
Cavs in 5

WC1R
Rockets in 4
Warriors in 5
Blazers in 7
Thunder in 6

ECSF
Cavs over Wiz in 6
Celtics over Sixers in 7

WCSF
Rockets over Thunder in 6
Warriors over Blazers in 5

CF
Cavs over Celtics in 5
Rockets over Warriors in 7

F
Rockets over Cavs in 6
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Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2018, 05:00:23 PM »

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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8} : Raptors in 7
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : Celtics in 7
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : Heat in 6
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : Cavs in 4

Western Conference

Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8} : Rockets in 4
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : Warriors in 4
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : Trailblazers in 5
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : Thunder in 5

I really hope this is not the case. 3 sweeps and two gentleman's sweeps? That would be a pretty crazy result for a season that was very competitive with many teams bunched together. Its not like there were several 37 win teams sneaking in. The only sweep I think has an ok chance is Warriors series.
I also had 3 sweeps and 2 gentlemen's sweeps though for the most part had different series having those.  For me, the matchups just weren't all that great.  Move a couple of teams around and I think things are a lot different, but I just don't see the 1st rounds as being very good this year.

I can't see Thunder vs Jazz, Portland vs Pelicans, Sixers Heat, Raps Wizards, Celtics Bucks being incredibly one sided. I would also be surprised if Cavs Pacers was not competitive, but that would I can at least believe.
The Thunder beat the Jazz pretty easily in 3 of the 4 games and the game the Jazz won was game 2 when the Thunder had a lot of chemistry issues.  I really don't think that series is going to be close.  The Thunder have way too much talent and a significant experience edge (though the Jazz have the better coach).  Portland and New Orleans should be a good series.  I'd be surprised if the Raptors struggled much at all with the Wizards.  Wall hasn't played much, Porter is currently injured, and frankly the Raptors are just a better team.  Unfortunately the C's and Bucks should be fairly competitive.  Despite winning the season series, I really can't see the Pacers challenging Cleveland at all, especially if the Cavs roll out their best lineup for the first time all season.  The Spurs, without Leonard, even without Curry for the Warriors should still be a pretty easy series for GS.  the Rockets are just better than the Wolves and I'm not sure how well Butler is going to hold up with him just coming back from injury.  A 100% healthy Butler and maybe it is a better closer series, but I don't think Butler is 100% and I'd pick Houston to win even if he was.

Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2018, 06:03:58 PM »

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A lot of people underrating the Sixers. They will beat Miami in 5 and have a great chance at beating whoever wins the Celtics-Bucks series
I think the Bucks, Wiz and Pacers would have been better matchups for the Sixers especially while Embiid is out.  The Heat have a top 10 defense and play at a slow pace.  I think Spoelstra will have them slow it down even more.    The Sixers will have some issues defending Whiteside until Embiid gets back. 

Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2018, 03:27:20 AM »

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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8} : Raptors in 7
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : Celtics in 7
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : Heat in 6
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : Cavs in 4

Western Conference

Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8} : Rockets in 4
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : Warriors in 4
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : Trailblazers in 5
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : Thunder in 5

I really hope this is not the case. 3 sweeps and two gentleman's sweeps? That would be a pretty crazy result for a season that was very competitive with many teams bunched together. Its not like there were several 37 win teams sneaking in. The only sweep I think has an ok chance is Warriors series.
I also had 3 sweeps and 2 gentlemen's sweeps though for the most part had different series having those.  For me, the matchups just weren't all that great.  Move a couple of teams around and I think things are a lot different, but I just don't see the 1st rounds as being very good this year.

I can't see Thunder vs Jazz, Portland vs Pelicans, Sixers Heat, Raps Wizards, Celtics Bucks being incredibly one sided. I would also be surprised if Cavs Pacers was not competitive, but that would I can at least believe.
The Thunder beat the Jazz pretty easily in 3 of the 4 games and the game the Jazz won was game 2 when the Thunder had a lot of chemistry issues.  I really don't think that series is going to be close.  The Thunder have way too much talent and a significant experience edge (though the Jazz have the better coach).  Portland and New Orleans should be a good series.  I'd be surprised if the Raptors struggled much at all with the Wizards.  Wall hasn't played much, Porter is currently injured, and frankly the Raptors are just a better team.  Unfortunately the C's and Bucks should be fairly competitive.  Despite winning the season series, I really can't see the Pacers challenging Cleveland at all, especially if the Cavs roll out their best lineup for the first time all season.  The Spurs, without Leonard, even without Curry for the Warriors should still be a pretty easy series for GS.  the Rockets are just better than the Wolves and I'm not sure how well Butler is going to hold up with him just coming back from injury.  A 100% healthy Butler and maybe it is a better closer series, but I don't think Butler is 100% and I'd pick Houston to win even if he was.

Thunder jazz basically a pickem in Vegas for what it's worth

Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2018, 03:43:57 AM »

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My picks for advancing to the 2nd round:

East:
Boston
Miami
Cleveland
Toronto

West:
OKC
Houston
GSW
Portland

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Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2018, 04:34:43 AM »

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1st Round:

East
Raptors in 5
Celtics in 6
Miami in 6
Cavs in 6

West
Rockets in 5
Warriors in 5
Blazers in 7
Jazz in 6


Conference Semis:

East
Cavs in 6
Celtics in 6

West
Rockets in 5
Warriors in 4


Conference Finals:

East
Cavs in 6

West
Warriors in 6


NBA Finals:

Warriors in 5
"Life has so many hurdles. Some of them I've hopped over, some of them I've tripped over. The key is to get back up and finish the race."- Paul Pierce

And he did finish...

Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2018, 06:25:29 AM »

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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8} : Raptors in 7
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : Celtics in 7
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : Heat in 6
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : Cavs in 4

Western Conference

Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8} : Rockets in 4
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : Warriors in 4
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : Trailblazers in 5
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : Thunder in 5

I really hope this is not the case. 3 sweeps and two gentleman's sweeps? That would be a pretty crazy result for a season that was very competitive with many teams bunched together. Its not like there were several 37 win teams sneaking in. The only sweep I think has an ok chance is Warriors series.
I also had 3 sweeps and 2 gentlemen's sweeps though for the most part had different series having those.  For me, the matchups just weren't all that great.  Move a couple of teams around and I think things are a lot different, but I just don't see the 1st rounds as being very good this year.

I can't see Thunder vs Jazz, Portland vs Pelicans, Sixers Heat, Raps Wizards, Celtics Bucks being incredibly one sided. I would also be surprised if Cavs Pacers was not competitive, but that would I can at least believe.
The Thunder beat the Jazz pretty easily in 3 of the 4 games and the game the Jazz won was game 2 when the Thunder had a lot of chemistry issues.  I really don't think that series is going to be close.  The Thunder have way too much talent and a significant experience edge (though the Jazz have the better coach).  Portland and New Orleans should be a good series.  I'd be surprised if the Raptors struggled much at all with the Wizards.  Wall hasn't played much, Porter is currently injured, and frankly the Raptors are just a better team.  Unfortunately the C's and Bucks should be fairly competitive.  Despite winning the season series, I really can't see the Pacers challenging Cleveland at all, especially if the Cavs roll out their best lineup for the first time all season.  The Spurs, without Leonard, even without Curry for the Warriors should still be a pretty easy series for GS.  the Rockets are just better than the Wolves and I'm not sure how well Butler is going to hold up with him just coming back from injury.  A 100% healthy Butler and maybe it is a better closer series, but I don't think Butler is 100% and I'd pick Houston to win even if he was.

Thunder jazz basically a pickem in Vegas for what it's worth
doesn't surprise me at all given the perception of the teams, but that seems like easy money to me.

Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2018, 07:09:23 AM »

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Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2018, 07:10:59 AM »

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EC1R
Wizards in 7
Celtics in 6
Sixers in 7
Cavs in 5

WC1R
Rockets in 4
Warriors in 5
Blazers in 7
Thunder in 6

ECSF
Cavs over Wiz in 6
Celtics over Sixers in 7

WCSF
Rockets over Thunder in 6
Warriors over Blazers in 5

CF
Cavs over Celtics in 5
Rockets over Warriors in 7

F
Rockets over Cavs in 6

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Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2018, 07:16:27 AM »

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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8} : Raptors in 7
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : Celtics in 7
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : Heat in 6
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : Cavs in 4

Western Conference

Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8} : Rockets in 4
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : Warriors in 4
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : Trailblazers in 5
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : Thunder in 5

I really hope this is not the case. 3 sweeps and two gentleman's sweeps? That would be a pretty crazy result for a season that was very competitive with many teams bunched together. Its not like there were several 37 win teams sneaking in. The only sweep I think has an ok chance is Warriors series.
I also had 3 sweeps and 2 gentlemen's sweeps though for the most part had different series having those.  For me, the matchups just weren't all that great.  Move a couple of teams around and I think things are a lot different, but I just don't see the 1st rounds as being very good this year.

I can't see Thunder vs Jazz, Portland vs Pelicans, Sixers Heat, Raps Wizards, Celtics Bucks being incredibly one sided. I would also be surprised if Cavs Pacers was not competitive, but that would I can at least believe.

Lebron might set a record for most 50 point games ever in playoffs .   He is super healthy , focused , and seems willing to play the post and rebound more than ever .  He is practically unstoppable inside IF that is where he really trying to score

He may average 40+ points a game from here on out ......they will,need that to advance most nights .

Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2018, 07:52:59 AM »

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I don't have time for a full list this morning, but I don't think the Celts will get out of the first round.  Very interested to see what Philly brings to the table.

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