NBA Playoff Predictions

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Kevin Patrick, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. Kevin Patrick

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    Here are mine:
    Miami over New Jersey
    Detroit over Philly
    Washington over Chicago
    Indiana over Boston
    Phoenix over Memphis
    San Antonio over Denver
    Houston over Dallas
    Sacramento over Seattle
    Conference semis:
    Miami over Washington
    Detroit over Indiana
    San Antonio over Sacramento
    Houston over Phoenix
    Conference finals:
    Miami over Detroit
    San Antonio over Houston
    Finals:
    San Antonio over Miami
     
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  2. ShooterMcMarco

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    SA over Phx in WCF
    Det over miami in ECF

    SA over Det in finals
     
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  3. Ronaldo

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    Houston over Phoenix? Just fear the FRO
     
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  4. ibemadskillzz

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    Washington from the East. And San An. from the West. Washington- NBA Champions
     
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    Sonics!! Ray Allen!! Rashard Lewis!! If we are healthy, we can beat anyone.
     
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  6. tom-selleck

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    everyone saying philly has no chance vs. detroit... like 10-1 odds. seems a little bit much.
     
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  7. tykrum

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    Awesome heres mine:

    West 1st rd:
    PHO over Mem in 5
    SA over Den in 6
    Sea over Sac in 5
    Dal over Hou in 5

    East 1st rd:
    Mia over NJ in 7
    Det over Phi in 5
    Ind over Bos in 5
    Was over Chi in 6

    West 2nd:
    Pho over Dal in 7
    SA over Sea in 4

    East 2nd:
    Mia over Wash in 4
    Det over Ind in 7

    Conf Finals:
    Pho over SA in 7
    Det over Mia in 6

    Finals
    Pho over Det in 7 - Its the year of the sun baby! I don't care that they don't have any depth, their starting five is in better shape than anyone in the NBA. I think that the refs will continue to not call fouls in the playoffs, and run and gun will be too tough to stop. I really think that Dallas and Phoenix are the two best teams in the L right now, that will be a great second round. Another series I am looking forward to is the east first round with Miami and NJ. Injured Shaq and my man Dwayne Wade against Kidd, on fire VC, and a Richard Jefferson at 80% should be good times. I would provide more analysis, but this is just a tennis board.
     
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  8. nytennisplayer

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    Go LAKERS!!!
     
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  9. ShooterMcMarco

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    i agree, we're 1-1 against defending champs, 3-0 against the heat, 2-3 phx (oh well), i think 2-3 against the spurs too. if we get radmonovic i think we take anyone too. but if we happen to get passed the kings, we're gonna have to play the winner of spurs/nuggs which = oh crap. i think the x-factor for seattle is definitely jerome james. he is kind of streaky. if we develop an inside presence we can start shooting outside the arc.
     
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  10. sebastiaN911

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    Here are my predictions, ( if everyone is healthy that is )

    miami over detroit in east
    suns over spurs in west,
    honestly i think miami will beat suns in 7
     
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    Houston OVER Miami in the finals
     
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  12. USCfan

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    I'm depressed my T-wolves didn't make it...
     
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    ME TOO! Darn Sprewell and Cassell, now they are talking about breaking up the entire team and trading Garnett...I think I would cry... Garnett has the best team attitude and competitive nature in sports period. Ever watched the end of one of the games that they are losing and just watched his facial expressions? The pain and disappointment is unmatchable, it really shows how much he cares. Not to mention how excited he gets when he is fired up, there's no way you can't get fired up too.

    My roommate was just saying the one thing wants to do right now sports-wise was to go to Sprewell and Cassell's houses and threaten them "to do their dam* job!" I can't post what he would have done to get them to do their job because I don't want any legal implications...
     
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  14. sebastiaN911

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    omg nuggest jus beat spurs in game 1 IN SAN anTONIO AHAHHAA, hilarious cuz i think san ant only lost like 4-5 games at home the hole season
     
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  15. Andy Hewitt

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    Shaq laughs at you.
     
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    i know man and if he wins another championship, you know what's going to happen. he'll talk **** about the lakers. the thing is he always have a good guard that back him up.

    orlando with penny hardaway
    lakers with kobe bryant
    miami with dwayne wade

    hmmm...
     
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  18. ShooterMcMarco

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    pistons will beat the heat (assuming they do meet up which is likely) the same way they beat the lakers. they won't bother stopping shaq, but they'll stop the rest of the supporting cast.
     
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    Well no one can win championships by themselves! He is pretty injured though, and I don't know that Miami will be able to continue having dominant performances against NJ, because Damon Jones won't continue to be on fire. My man Wade is another story, I can see him continuing to whup up on everyone.
     
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    what about tonights game celtics and dallas gonna win ........ maybe
     
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    celts gonna take it since pacers don't have ron artest. i think dallas is gonna win but i want rockets to beat them again. for some reason mark cuban bugs the hell out of me
     
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    I know...well, that's what happens when you bring in two egotistical pat their prime players (see last year's Lakers)...

    If Garnett is traded, I don't know if I'll even care about basketball anymore...they had better at least get three first round picks, including the first overall next year...

    This all started, in my opinion, with the Joe Smith debacle.
     
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    That's why the team got so old.
     
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  24. Andy Hewitt

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    Le Bulls will a WIN!
     
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    i know! i was just wondering what if he doesn't have wade, kobe, or penny? will he even reach the playoffs or finals? ok, this is out of topic already.

    back to the subject, i rooting for spurs!
     
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    TMac played a brilliant game last night! Go Rockets!!!! They are my sentimental favourites in the west. Sentimental favs in the east are the Nets, just because I'm still in love with Vince, despite all the other Raptor fans who dumped him.

    Realistically, I think this injury Shaq's got is going to hurt him and the heat. Spurs will meet them in the finals and beat them.
     
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    Kevin, I like your picks, Spurs all the way baby, game 1 was a fluke.
     
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  30. USCfan

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    Yeah? What about em? You wanna fight?
     
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    That's two of us that will fight.
     
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  32. Dopke

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    Yeah. That's right. Sonics up 2-0.
     
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    Did you guys hear about the Kings fan who was killed in a fight following a traffic dispute after a game last week? 39 year old banker driving a benz gets in a fist fight with some guys he cut off in the parking lot and ends up dead. Crazy.

    Sonics are owning the Kings so far...sucks to be Kingsfan.
     
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    ROCKETS BABY!!!!! Go H-Town!!!!!
     
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  38. Jerry Seinfeld

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    I predict no one will watch. Can't match the excitement of the NCAA Tournament. No way. No how. Never.
     
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    Wow...that's pretty rough...I was just kidding though...I don't fight people online...
     
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    wow the spurs are slaughtering the nuggets, 60-28 and the second half isn't even over
     
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  41. Andy Hewitt

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    Bulls win again.
     
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  42. NikePlya28

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    Yea fa sho Andy...Chicago's gonna take it this year...the rookies are gonna win it all!
     
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  43. ohplease

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    Let's do the research:
    Lakers 04 (+Shaq): 56-26
    Lakers 05 (-Shaq): 34-48
    -22

    Heat 04 (-Shaq): 42-40
    Heat 05 (+Shaq): 59-23
    +17

    Magic 96 (+Shaq): 60-22
    Magic 97 (-Shaq): 45-37
    -15

    Magic 92 (-Shaq): 21-61
    Magic 93 (+Shaq - no Hardaway, yet): 41-41
    +20

    On average, having or not having Shaq is about 18.5 wins a season. I don't even like him, but that's a big, big difference.

    Go Bulls.
     
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  44. PistolPete

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    Heat-Suns, Chalk. Heat win 4-2.
     
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    yay, we win 4-1. now we gotta go up against the spurs or the nuggs. will be a tough one. i feel bad for the grizzlies and the nets since they got bageled. better them than us :)
     
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    Haha just wait til next round!
     
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  47. ShooterMcMarco

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    i just didn't want to go out first round, thats all im saying. todays spurs nuggs game should be good, i bet that there will be a lot of fouling like the last few games.

    edit: speaking of this series, i thought it was classless what carmelo did to ginobili at the end of game 3. ginobili got mauled by like 3 guys and carmelo gave him the hardest blow to the head.
     
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    The Nuggs are just a dirty team. They are pretty much the T-Wolves biggest rival (I'm referring to last year when we were good enough to have a rival), and they just had some really ridiculously hard fouls and attempts to start fights etc. As far as I'm concerned, Nene is just trying to fill some sort of poor man's Bill Laimbeer role for them. I definitely saw that foul too and it was just a completely unwarranted frustration foul.
     
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    Anyone see the end of Bulls/Wizards last night? That was an incredible finish, all the way up to Arenas' buzzer beater. Pargo hitting three threes after sitting on the bench all game... But I think the Wizards will close it out now. Same with the Pacers, and the Mavs will win in seven.
     
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    Pargo was absolutely nuts! I thought when Hinrich missed the first free throw toward the end it was over, but wow!
     
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