Track The NBA Playoffs

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    Track The NBA Playoffs

    Well, it is time for the second season of NBA basketball. Literally, it lasts so long it warrants the title of second season.

    What say you? Here are the matchups...

    Eastern Conference

    (8) Indiana @ (1) Chicago
    (5) Atlanta @ (4) Orlando
    (6) New York @ (3) Boston
    (7) Philadelphia @ (2) Miami


    Western Conference

    (8) Memphis @ (1) San Antonio
    (5) Denver @ (4) Oklahoma City
    (7) New Orleans @ (2) Los Angeles Lakers
    (6) Portland @ (3) Dallas
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    I hope the Lakers win but man......I just don't know. I am looking forward to the next 2 months of NBA basketball though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    I hope the Lakers win but man......I just don't know. I am looking forward to the next 2 months of NBA basketball though.
    I don't know if the Lakers will win another title, but I expect they'll be ready for the playoffs. I'm glad they locked up the two seed and avoided Portland in the first round.

    Denver/OKC and Portland/Dallas seem like the most intriguing first round matchups to me. The real stuff could get going in the potential second round matchups. I think all 4 second round matchups could be very competitive if the high seeds hold. I like the Lakers road to the playoffs. They avoided Portland in the first round and I'd rather face Dallas than OKC or San Antonio in the second. JMO

    Miami and Boston should be a great second round series.

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    Straight "chalk" round one, then the fun begins...

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    I am taking Miami over the Lakers in the Title game. Lakers were VERY lucky to hold onto that 2nd spot which is huge.

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    I'll go Lakers over Bulls.

    I'd love to see Bulls/Thunder but I think OKC is a year away from being elite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Straight "chalk" round one, then the fun begins...
    Most likely, but in the west all the match-ups are intriguing with the exception of Lakers/Hornets. The Spurs are going to be in a battle with the Grizzlies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    I am taking Miami over the Lakers in the Title game. Lakers were VERY lucky to hold onto that 2nd spot which is huge.
    I have that same feeling and it is depressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    I have that same feeling and it is depressing.
    It's all shaping up perfectly for Miami IMO.

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    I don't think Miami will win the east.

    I'll stick with my pre-season pick of Lakers and Celtics for the third time in 4 years. I think those two teams have been on idle for 2-3 weeks. They'll bring it when the lights come on.

    The Bulls are the other team I though about picking. The hangup for me is that teams have historically had to endure some tough losses in the playoffs before getting over the hump. The Bulls with Rose have yet to advance past the first round I believe. Can a group that has yet to win a playoff series suddenly win the whole thing?

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    I think the Bulls and Heat will battle for the East. I think the Celtics have given up without Perkins.

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    I'm taking the Heat to win the East. I have OKC and LA playing for the West.

    I have the Blazers beating Dallas and chalk other than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide View Post
    I don't think Miami will win the east.

    I'll stick with my pre-season pick of Lakers and Celtics for the third time in 4 years. I think those two teams have been on idle for 2-3 weeks. They'll bring it when the lights come on.

    The Bulls are the other team I though about picking. The hangup for me is that teams have historically had to endure some tough losses in the playoffs before getting over the hump. The Bulls with Rose have yet to advance past the first round I believe. Can a group that has yet to win a playoff series suddenly win the whole thing?
    I say no. I think C3 said it and I have heard other pundits say it as well that the Bulls are like the Cavs with LeBron. They can make the Finals but they won't win it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    I say no. I think C3 said it and I have heard other pundits say it as well that the Bulls are like the Cavs with LeBron. They can make the Finals but they won't win it yet.
    Yup. The Bulls are the new Cavs IMO. They have a better supporting cast but I don't think Rose is close to LeBron's level. I rate Rose as the 3rd or 4th best player in the league (its close between him and DHoward IMO), but Kobe and LeBron are on another level if you ask me. They played harder than anyone else this season, I do not trust Deng in the playoffs, he's a classic underachiever.

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    I say Denver beats the Thunder, and I think the Spurs blow past the Grizz.

    No upsets in the East either.

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