Can't believe the Raptors lost their opening game! Even more disbelievable is how I totally missed the game and had no clue it was going on!
Dallas had better not lose that series. I still haven't recovered from the NBA Finals last year, to the point that I barely even followed this season. If I see the best team get dropped in the first round, I'll lose all faith in the NBA.I was even more surprised to see Dallas losing to the Warriors (though the GSW kinda owned them on the regular season) Also it was quite shocking to see the Spurs losing to Denver
I can't believe anyone cares about that series, even TNT is electing to not show Game 2 tonight(its on NBA TV)Can't believe the Raptors lost their opening game! Even more disbelievable is how I totally missed the game and had no clue it was going on!
They'll definately beat the Wizards, but I doubt they'll make the finals.My Cavs are lucky to play injury troubled Washington in the first round.Lebron James becomes a strong force in the playoffs.I witnessed it last year and hope that he will step it up this year as well.I believe that they are capable of reaching Conference final this year.What do You guys think about their chances?
Um... no. T-Mac gets fouled like crazy and they dont call any fouls. and then there is Yao, who gets fouled every time he gets down the court, but they dont call fouls on the other team. They actually call ofensive fouls on yao 2 times a game because he is tall. What kind of reason is that.Argh, the refs GAVE houston the win yesterday. Jazz lost by 8 points and houston shot 21(!!!) more free throws. Oh well, guess they gotta send the fans home happy. Anytime someone brushes up against McGrady it's a foul.
No! I just came home from a pub and the place was jumpin at every shot!I can't believe anyone cares about that series, even TNT is electing to not show Game 2 tonight(its on NBA TV)
east coast b'ball is really lame, its like the difference between watching Nadal play Federer & Robredo play Davydenko
The Mavs really need to pick it up, losing to GSW 4 times this season is embarassing!!!!!!!!
Mavs have the refs in their pocket. They will win the series!! I hate it!It's sad to see the Heat is struggling in the first round. Hope the old school heroes bounce back quickly like they did in last year's finals.
As much as I dont like the Mavs, I think they'll win the series. Best of 7 favors the better team vastly compared to best of 5.
BTW love the Charles Barkley/ Dwayne Wade T-Mobile commercials, jsut too funny
You'll have to forgive me for not following the NBA season, but the Bobcats didn't exactly inspire me to keep watching. And if Herrmann is showing some genuine value as a player, well, as things usually happen in Charlotte, he'll probably be traded away to a better team (well, they're all better than the Bobcats).Haven't you seen the last month, Nuke? He's averaging 19.8 points in April, with 56% on FG, 52% on 3FG, and 35 mpg. Scored double figures in like 10 or 15 consecutive games
I think it's happened in a college game, and even in the NBA in a non-playoff game. It's the first time it happened in the NBA playoffs, though. But look on the bright side - their average points scored in the game (for players who scored) was like...16 or so.I heard only 4 Rockets scored last night. I doubt that's ever happened in a college game, let alone NBA.
I've always liked the Jazz, but that may be a difference in philosophy. See, I like teams that will crawl through the gutter, if need be, to win a game. Detroit under Carlisle and Larry Brown was a good example of this. I like watching a team like that because you know you'll never find yourself asking: "I wonder what would have happened if this team had really been willing to get their hands dirty to win?"...like I was asking about the Mavs in the Finals last year (playing against a team coached by the notorious Mr. Ugly), or I will be asking about the Suns at some point this year. Because being better at basketball in a pure skill/team sense doesn't always mean you'll win.I never liked Utah Jazz, they play too dirty. From Carl Malone / John Stockton to today's players.
nice picks, mine are exactly the same except for one thing, i have pistons over mavs in 7 lolMy picks:
Mavs beat GS in 6
Spurs beat Denver in 7
Phoenix beats LA in 5
Houston beats Utah in 6
Mavs beat Houston in 6
Spurs beat Phoenix in 6
Mavs beat Spurs in 7
Detroit beats Orlando in 4
Cleveland beats Washington in 4
NJ beats Toronto in 6
Chicago beats Miami in 6
Detroit beats Chicago in 6
Cleveland beats NJ in 5
Detroit beats Cleveland in 6
Dallas beats Detroit in 7