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Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2018, 08:10:19 AM »

Offline Androslav

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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.
Regarding Philly, I am eager to see them too, I just don't respect them that much without Embiid. And he isn't cleared to play. Also, that mask might distract him IMO. He is grabbing boards and boxing out other centers after all.
He is their best defensive player (maybe even leagues DPOY), and their safe option offensively too.
The rest of the roster is OK, but without much NBA playoff experience (Simmons, Covington, Šarić, Fultz if he plays). Who is their best 1-1 scorer if Joel can't go?
I might be wrong, but I respect Miamis institutional knowledge more. Enough to favor them in this series if Embiid isn't 100%.
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Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2018, 08:33:06 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.
Regarding Philly, I am eager to see them too, I just don't respect them that much without Embiid. And he isn't cleared to play. Also, that mask might distract him IMO. He is grabbing boards and boxing out other centers after all.
He is their best defensive player (maybe even leagues DPOY), and their safe option offensively too.
The rest of the roster is OK, but without much NBA playoff experience (Simmons, Covington, Šarić, Fultz if he plays). Who is their best 1-1 scorer if Joel can't go?
I might be wrong, but I respect Miamis institutional knowledge more. Enough to favor them in this series if Embiid isn't 100%.
JJ Redick was 3rd on the Sixers in shots per game this year and was the 2nd leading scorer (behind Embiid).  I don't understand why people always leave him out of the equation when discussing the Sixers.  Now obviously he isn't a 1 on 1 scorer, but he has a ton of playoff experience, starts, and plays a huge role offensively.  Amir has been on the team all year and has 6 playoff seasons in his history and while not a key offensive player, he does play in the regular rotation.  Belinelli and Ilyasova have also taken a lot of shots since joining the team, and both have plenty of playoff experience (4 playoff seasons each and Belinelli has a title). 

Now sure, Embiid and Simmons are their 2 best and most important players and they have 0 playoff experience, but this notion that Philly doesn't have playoff experience is just silly, especially when you compare them to Miami, who has Wade and almost no one else with any truly meaningful playoff experience (Whiteside and Dragic had the 10 games a couple of seasons ago, KO had the run with Boston last year, but that is about it except for some minor bench roles from players in a season here or there).
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Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2018, 08:40:24 AM »

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East
Toronto (1) v Washington (8] = 4-2
Boston (2) v Milwaukee (7) = 4-1
Philadelphia (3) v Miami (6) = 4-3
Cleveland (4) v Indiana (5) = 4-1

West
Houston (1) v Minnesota (8] = 4-1
Golden State (2) v San Antonio = 4-3
Portland (3) v New Orleans (6) = 4-3
Oklahoma City (4) v Utah (5) = 4-2

Round 2
East
Toronto v Cleveland = 3-4
Boston v Philadelphia = 4-3

West
Houston v OKC = 4-2
Golden State v  Portland= 4-3

Conference Finals

East
Clevelandv Boston = 4-3

West
Houston v Golden State= 4-1

Finals
Houston v Cleveland = 4-0
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Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2018, 08:45:42 AM »

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East
Toronto (1) v Washington (8] = 4-3
Boston (2) v Milwaukee (7) = 4-2
Philadelphia (3) v Miami (6) = 4-1
Cleveland (4) v Indiana (5) = 4-1

West
Houston (1) v Minnesota (8] = 4-0
Golden State (2) v San Antonio = 4-0
Portland (3) v New Orleans (6) = 3-4
Oklahoma City (4) v Utah (5) = 3-4

Round 2
East
Toronto v Cleveland = 2-4
Boston v Philadelphia = 4-3

West
Houston v Utah = 4-2
Golden State v New Orleans= 4-1

Conference Finals

East
Boston v Cavs = 2-4

West
Houston v Golden State= 3-4

Finals
Golden State v Cavs = 4-0