2012 NBA Playoffs

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Who will win the 2012 NBA Championship?

Poll closed Jun 12, 2012.
  1. Chicago Bulls

    4.2%
  2. San Antonio Spurs

    25.4%
  3. Miami Heat

    21.1%
  4. Oklahoma City Thunder

    22.5%
  5. Los Angeles Lakers

    8.5%
  6. Boston Celtics

    12.7%
  7. Los Angeles Clippers

    1.4%
  8. Memphis Grizzlies

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Indiana Pacers

    1.4%
  10. Other

    2.8%
  1. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Celtics are going to be in trouble if Rondo is doing the bulk of the scoring.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear about D. Rose, that's got to hurt.:cry: Does Luke Walton still play for the lakers? Didn't see him on the bench/in the game today.
     
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  3. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    :confused: you didnt hear about the biggest trade of the year?

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    Rondo might be out a few games now. Bumped a ref, Rodman style. 2nd time he's gotten into it with an official this year.
     
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  5. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I'm fine with the technical and the toss.

    But that play should have been a no-call. I hate it those calls where players are scrambling for the ball. You've got two pairs of hands wrapped around the ball, and then the official makes a 50/50 call.
     
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    I dunno about the Spurs. I think too many people are jumping on the bandwagon right now. The Jazz aren't really a good team, right? They managed to stick with the Spurs and their offense for most of the game. It was always within 4-6 points until the Spurs kind of exploded and the lead just shot up.
     
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    That's just one game. The Spurs' depth is going to be the difference. The only team I can see beating them is Memphis in the 2nd round. I don't think OKC has what it takes to get past SA.
     
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    Yeah, their 2nd unit is excellent.

    I too don't think OKC will get past San Antonio. I'm not going to be surprised if they can't get pass Mavericks.

    If they do, they most certainly won't get past Lakers. At the perimeter, I give a slight edge to OKC. But they certainly don't have anything in the paint that can hurt Lakers, whereas the Lakers can definitely dominate them.

    I'm pulling for Memphis, they match up well against anyone in the West.
     
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    No. I really don't follow pro basketball. Didn't recognize any of the guys on Denver's team either.:?
     
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  10. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I think not having Chauncey Billups will really hurt the Clippers in the Playoffs. They're so much smaller without Chauncey. Not to mention he's another guy that can control the pace of the game, and make something out of nothing.
     
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  11. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    WOW! That was an amazing comeback! A game of 3 quarters, haha. Grizzlies played the first 3, and Clippers played the last 3.

    Also, how fast did Caron Butler change back into his suit after fracturing his left hand?! LOL.
     
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    I turned the game off, how the hell did Memphis blow that one? That could be devastating.

    He's used to being in the suit w/ all the injuries he's had the past few years. :)

    Chuck said he did a drive thru shower to get changed that quickly. :lol:
     
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    I think the way the big players have been rested throughout the season will be really important, especially in this condensed year where players haven't had the time to fully recover between games. We're starting to see a few injuries to important players and it's only the first games of the playoffs.

    The other key is the depth, as jamesblakefan mentions. Teams just don't get a rest, when they look at the bench to see Duncan and Ginobili on there you'd think they would be happy, but then you have Splitter and someone like Neal who comes on and knocks 3's down for fun it seems.

    I think in this lock-out affected season, they have all the tools needed to go far. We'll see though, there are some dangerous teams in the West, but i've fancied them for awhile now and i've not seen anything to change my mind just yet.
     
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    I'd liked the Bulls chances of winning but with Rose out, I'm leaning alittle more towards OKC or Spurs. I still want to see the Bulls take eastern.
     
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    This Bomani Jones guy's an idiot. Just said LA should tank a few games so that they'll lose MWP for less in the 2nd round. Pure stupidity. But it was ESPN, so I should follow my advice and only watch PTI.
     
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    I was actually thinking about that idea today. I would never do it, but the thought did enter my mind.
     
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  18. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Reggie Miller just ripped a hole out of LeBron James on the TNT broadcast! :shock:
     
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  19. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    LeBron James made some ridiculously good passes!
     
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    Seems like Lebron will get his ring this year.
     
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    Amare Stoudemires frustrated? 9 shots is all he gets in 41 minutes? Just because Carmelo takes 17 more shots than he does shouldnt make him want to crush a fire extinguisher case should it?
     
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    It obvious Amare is not a good fit for this team. Plus he is laways hurt and behind the scenes it was rumored his back was still at a point where it was limiting him anyway.

    All the ststs point to the Knicks being a better team without Amare anyway.
     
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    Im rooting for the Wash Generals again
     
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    LOL, Melo's been spewing nonsense like this since the day he entered the NBA.

    It's never his responsibility to get the team to the next level. Yet he's always the one hogging the ball. Darn those mysterious, Melo-hating snakes!
     
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  27. jamesblakefan#1

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    In Denver he played with a bunch of scrubs until they finally went out and got Billups after AI stunk and they made the WCF before losing to a better Lakers team. NY's just not that good of a team. No legit PG, weak defenders outside of Chandler (and yeah Melo's part of it). What do you expect? Then bonehead Amare punches himself out of the series.
     
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  28. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I think that's their biggest problem. While Baron Davis and Mike Bibby themselves are legit point guards, but at this stage of their career, they're not offering much. :???:
     
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  29. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I don't know if this belongs in a NBA thread, or the "epic fail" thread:

    Amar'e Stoudemire is out for Game 3 and possibly the rest of the series after getting owned by the fire extinguisher glass.
     
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    I guess thats an upgrade from this...

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    Speaking of awesome GIFs...

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  31. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    :shock:

    What kind of ACL graft did Derrick Rose go with? He was able to put weight on the repaired knee already to present the game ball.

    Or is he still waiting for the inflammation to go down, and he braced up the leg to prevent further damage to the surrounding structures?
     
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  32. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Look at Paul Pierce shooting down some birds!

    LOL, and he just did a Tebow.
     
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    crazy playoffs so far.

    rose torn ACL - out for the season.
    shumpert torn ACL - out for the season.
    amare takes himself out for the series anyway.
    rondo suspended a game.
    butler breaks his hand - out for the season.
     
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    Shirley most of these injuries are due to the compressed season or a compressed head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpn8MANhdLU
     
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    Snoozefest so far
     
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    Do not sleep on OKC/Dallas
     
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    The Spurs lighting it up again, I see!

    All the starters in double figures and 35 bench points so far.
     
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    I guess Knicks and Mavs fans see no reason to post here. LOL
     
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    Mark Cuban is not posting here for sure.
     
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  40. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Watching Celtics/Hawks, I think Hawks should run their offense through Tracy McGrady. He's another one of those nightmare matchup. McGrady is still an offensive weapon and he makes better decision than Joe Johnson. Not to mention when the Hawks run the offense through McGrady, they have far better ball movement. He can create for himself, and unlike Joe Johnson, he can suck in the defense and makes GREAT passes to the open man.

    He's not wearing any sleeves/braces on his knees, looks like they feel good again!

    With Joe Johnson, he's a ball stopper. He dribbles the ball for like 10 seconds, and put up a fadaway.
     
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  41. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Damn it, I spoke too soon. McGrady just twisted his ankle in a bad way.
     
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    Nuggets win game 3 vrs the Lakers by 15 points. Great execution and energy today, was nice to see. Took the Lakers out of their comfort zone completely
     
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  43. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    LOL what execution? They just out-ran the Lakers. :)

    Even George Karl said in a time out: "Let's just play basketball, we're not running any plays!"
     
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  44. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Haha, CP3 just took one in the no-no.
     
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    What's up with the Mavericks???
     
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    Brett just got old this year.
     
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  47. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    That's what happens when the organization refuses to keep half of a championship-winning team.
     
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    Cuban was willing to give up this year in order to save cap room to go after D-Will this offseason. We'll see how it pans out.
     
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  49. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Yeah didn't the Knicks do that? Not sitting pretty now are they? :twisted:
     
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  50. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Clippers/Grizzlies are playing some ugly basketball right now. Look like cats batting a ball around.
     

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