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Old 04-25-2018, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default This far into the playoffs, who's your pick to win it all?

We've now seen a good bit of each team. The Dubs look sharp but clearly miss Steph, the Rockets look dynamic on offense as in the regular season but also don't seem to be firing on all cylinders yet. The Sixers clearly look like a threat in the East, but is it enough to overtake the struggling Cavs?

My pick right now is Dubs-Sixers, Dubs in 5. (Of course contingent on Steph coming back healthy, which I believe he will do so for game 3 of the pels series.)
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:09 PM   #2
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I think it's GS still.

Houston will be a challenge for sure though.

I think Philly can come out of the East. It's not going to be great for ratings if LeBron makes it again only to get destroyed again as per usual.
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:12 PM   #3
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Drobfan bringing up his hatred for Lebron in yet another thread. Lmao. Gotta love it.
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:13 PM   #4
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Celtics will take on GS in the finals. I don't think the C's are strong enough to beat GS in a 7 game series yet though. That will be next year once Kyrie and Hayward are back along with an even better Tatum and Brown.
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:16 PM   #5
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Drobfan bringing up his hatred for Lebron in yet another thread. Lmao. Gotta love it.
Where's the hatred?

Ratings will go down if it's Cavs vs GS again. I guarantee it.

That's if LeBron even gets past the superstar laden Indy team.
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Where's the hatred?

Ratings will go down if it's Cavs vs GS again. I guarantee it.

That's if LeBron even gets past the superstar laden Indy team.
Well Iíll leave this thread so we donít have another thread hijacked by Lebron talk, but Iíd just like your friends and fellow Lebron haters to see who the real trolls are, lol.
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:20 PM   #7
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C's and Sixers will become a big rivalry. They'll start facing each other every year in the conference finals.
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:21 PM   #8
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GS Vs Toronto or Philly with GS destroying whichever of the 2 they face
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:44 PM   #9
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Well Iíll leave this thread so we donít have another thread hijacked by Lebron talk, but Iíd just like your friends and fellow Lebron haters to see who the real trolls are, lol.
Yet here we are, still waiting for you to give OP an answer, like I did.

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Warriors vs Cavs Part 4

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Old 04-25-2018, 05:52 PM   #11
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It's crazy, but I still feel like we know nothing.

The East is not strong. I wouldn't be surprised if Toronto, Boston, Philly or Cleveland go the finals.

In the West.... again, not sure. Houston is playing the best.

Here's a question for everyone. Assuming the Jazz, Rockets, C's, Raps, and Cavs win their series, how would you rank the top 8 teams? Feels like outside of Houston, the next 7 are really debatable.
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:54 PM   #12
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It's crazy, but I still feel like we know nothing.

The East is not strong. I wouldn't be surprised if Toronto, Boston, Philly or Cleveland go the finals.

In the West.... again, not sure. Houston is playing the best.

Here's a question for everyone. Assuming the Jazz, Rockets, C's, Raps, and Cavs win their series, how would you rank the top 8 teams? Feels like outside of Houston, the next 7 are really debatable.
Give them another year or two and they will be. Sixers and C's are very young and loaded with talent.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:09 PM   #13
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I think and hope the Rockets will win it all.

I wish a Rockets Warriors finals was possible.
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It's crazy, but I still feel like we know nothing.

The East is not strong. I wouldn't be surprised if Toronto, Boston, Philly or Cleveland go the finals.

In the West.... again, not sure. Houston is playing the best.

Here's a question for everyone. Assuming the Jazz, Rockets, C's, Raps, and Cavs win their series, how would you rank the top 8 teams? Feels like outside of Houston, the next 7 are really debatable.
Definitely debatable. This isn't necessarily how I'd rank the teams in general, but right now, based on momentum, I'd say...

1. Rockets
2. Warriors
3. Sixers
4. Pelicans
5. Jazz
6. Celtics
7. Raptors
8. Cavs

Crazy to have LeBron's team last out of the 8 but I just don't think the Cavs have it this time.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:27 PM   #15
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Definitely debatable. This isn't necessarily how I'd rank the teams in general, but right now, based on momentum, I'd say...

1. Rockets
2. Warriors
3. Sixers
4. Pelicans
5. Jazz
6. Celtics
7. Raptors
8. Cavs

Crazy to have LeBron's team last out of the 8 but I just don't think the Cavs have it this time.
I like this list. I also think that basically everything from 2-8 could change in a matter of a couple of days (even without considering injuries). The parity is awesome.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:50 PM   #16
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I think it's GS still.

Houston will be a challenge for sure though.

I think Philly can come out of the East. It's not going to be great for ratings if LeBron makes it again only to get destroyed again as per usual.
I agree

The key is that GS has an easy road to the finals as they will have to play EITHER Houston OR Utah/OKC en route to the Finals

If GS had to play back to back matchups with both Utah/OKC and THEN Houston, with an injured Curry I would actually choose Houston to come out of the West, though right now Utah is looking like a very tough team to beat

GS really has the easiest road the finals IMO.... not like they need it. lol

IMO East remains irrelevant as whoever comes out of the West will win

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seems people are still sleeping on Utah. They're probably still the hottest team in the league.
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:35 PM   #18
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seems people are still sleeping on Utah. They're probably still the hottest team in the league.
Yah their definitely playing great right now and peaking at the right time. That said finals is gonna be Rockets vs 76ers
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NBA Champ will be either Warriors or Rockets. No other team has a chance.
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NBA Champ will be either Warriors or Rockets. No other team has a chance.
Certainly feels that way.
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Yah their definitely playing great right now and peaking at the right time. That said finals is gonna be Rockets vs 76ers
Eagles won. Villanova won. Iím thinking itís just Phillies year. Do I think the 6ers can really take down a healthy GSW or Houston? No.. but Iím also superstitious. And I think everyone is hyping Simmons so much, theyíre missing just how balanced of a team the 6ers have. Scary good for years to come. Reminds me a lot of how everyone was talking about Wentz and not the Eagles as a whole. He goes down and they still win. Not saying itís the same scenario. Just that thatís a damn good things the 6ers have going on. Even outside the sensation that is Simmons.
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Everyone's looking past the Pelicans. If Curry can't play much GSW will get all they can handle in that matchup.
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We've now seen a good bit of each team. The Dubs look sharp but clearly miss Steph, the Rockets look dynamic on offense as in the regular season but also don't seem to be firing on all cylinders yet. The Sixers clearly look like a threat in the East, but is it enough to overtake the struggling Cavs?

My pick right now is Dubs-Sixers, Dubs in 5. (Of course contingent on Steph coming back healthy, which I believe he will do so for game 3 of the pels series.)
My exact same pick for the finals, and same result. Curry-led Warriors are unstoppable, but I think the 76ers can steal a game against them. Philly is playing the best basketball in the East right now.
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Everyone's looking past the Pelicans. If Curry can't play much GSW will get all they can handle in that matchup.
Pelicans would get swept.
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Pelicans would get swept.
Without Curry?
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