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Discussion in 'Sports Bar' started by benassi-x, Aug 21, 2010.
0 for 2 in predictions. That's neg-worthy.
I think yesterday's game should settle the top spot in the east for the Bulls unless they shoot themselves in the foot in the remaining few games, Rose looked rusty but understandable, he has missed a lot of games this season which makes the record that the Bulls have even more impressive.
Dont know about the Heat though, they might explode in the playoffs but they are not as fierce as they should be within the regular season.
Probably most surprising team will be the Spurs, never thought they will be competing with the Thunder for top spot in the west.
Still impressed by the Pacers, amazing improvement from last year.
So the regular season is over and the playoff tree looks like this:
Some tough match-ups even for the top seeds, the Heat vs the in-form Knicks and the Thunder having to deal with the Mavs.
The tie of the round imo is probably the Grizzlies vs the Clippers, really hard to call though the final 2 games of the season cost the Clippers a home advantage and even to be above the Lakers.
I would expect the Bulls and the Spurs to progress rather easily to the next round.
lakers nuggets and griz clippers will go 6-7 games. kinda wish knicks could have drawn the bulls. i love melo - he's from my home town. sadly i think the heat will get there shit together. but i would like to tell everyone who didnt believe in melo to suck my balls
He has been immense in the 2nd half of the season.
sadly, i'd love to see him coexist w amare - will see how the coach does it
Might be of interest to watch: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/t...7/20120425_top5_inside_4.nba/?ls=iref:nbahpt1
crazy thing is - celts may end up in the east conf finals. drose is still 75%
Yeah its the weak link for the Bulls atm, its amazing that they got top seed overall with him missing almost half a season and not sure if he will get full fitness in the playoffs which many times can prove to be a different beast than a regular season form for a team.
As a Bulls fan I hope he does but wont hold my breath, might be touch and go.
And he's injured again, for fuck's sake.
Can only hope its not serious but I doubt it judging by the look of it.
Heat decimating the Knicks in game 1.
Edit: Yep, he is out for the rest of the season.
man - feel bad for the bulls and every nba fan. drose has had terrible luck - hoping he comes back stronger than ever. knicks looks terrible, offense is iso every time, very easy to defend, and wade is destroying everyone now that shumpert is done.
gotta say the spurs are looking like the favorites.
check this promo out - best nba commercial EVER (esp since dwight gets housed)
Yep, the Knicks and the Mavs look to be heading out and probably not winning a single game, I expected the Knicks v Heat to have been a 4-1 or 4-2 to the heat but it has been incredibly easy, not surprised with the Mavs though, from the start of the season they have not looked like defending champions.
The Bulls v 76ers definately got some spice now, I still expect the Bulls to progress but it could be a 4-2 series, will see.
IDK why everyone expected that. I said they would get swept and that the Knicks had no chance whatsoever. No team does. And without the bulls miami might get all the way to the finals without a loss in the playoffs.
If they play boston they might lose 1 or 2. But even then im not sure cause Lebron is looking like a monster.
Mainly due to Melo's form leading to the end of the season but the Heat have been just too good in the series, Lebron has destroyed him.
The Pacers might give the Heat a good series assuming they progress, as for the Bulls even if the progress to the next round, the Celtics might be too good with their experience, losing Rose is such a damn blow.
It will probably be a a Thunder or Spurs v Heat final, Durant vs Lebron will be quite something to witness.
Well you gotta look at what melo has to deal with. Hes got lebron gaurding him. Then when lebron rests hes got shane battier gaurding him. Not a lot of reprieve for melo.
Pacers have the talent to give them a run, but not the mental fortitude. Pacers would get downed 4,1. If they rally. But if Miami could destroy their brains with a blow out in the first game.
Yea i say OKC vs Miami. Only team with any hopes at all that they might be able to even give miami a run is boston. And i dont think they got it either.
Losing Noah also showed today, the Bulls have to start thinking about next season I suppose, its not over but its a mountain of a task now.
I was also thinking of a 4-1 to the Heat when they face the Pacers but most of the games could be close ones.
Semi Final playoff picture:
Well the Clippers v Grizzlies series was as close as I expected, not sure how much the Clippers will do against a rested SA, I also expect OKC to progress rather easily for similar reasons unless Kobe plays like never before.
Heat v Pacers 4-1
Celtics v 76ers 4-2
Spurs v Clippers 4-1
Thunder v Lakers 4-1
agree w the winners of the west - but think both will go 6 games - mostly cuz kobe and cp3 will will it. celtics will get to the east finals and push the heat to prob 6 games. i am rooting for seven, cuz the heat still don't really have the look of a championship, ugh, but sadly they'll win bc dwade and lebron. if okc gets to the finals the heat will win. if spurs make it - they'll beat the heat in 6, won't be interesting.
True, Chris Paul has been in great form and is well capable winning games on his own just like Kobe, the main thing that goes against the LA clubs is the amount of games they have played already, especially in the case of the Lakers when they threw that 3-1 lead against the Nuggets.
agreed - i think the west finals will be okc and spurs. but would be crazy to see the battle of LA