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2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby mikeaman » April 18, 2014, 4:39 pm

First Round Matchups:

Indiana Vs: Atlanta
Miami Vs: Charlotte
Charlotte Vs: Wahington
Brooklyn Vs: Toronto
Spurs Vs: Mavericks
Thunder Vs: Grizzlies
Clippers Vs: Warriors
Rockets Vs: Blazers


I love making predictions but I wouldn't want to call a lot of these series. Seems like they could go either way.

One of three teams comes out of the East in my opinion (Miami, Indiana, or Brooklyn). And given that Brooklyn matches up well against Miami (swept the season series actually) and that Indiana has been struggling in the second half of the season, I'm not surprised if it's Brooklyn.

Out West, Golden State clearly doesn't have the most talent. No real superstar on that team (Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala are the two best players but neither is a true superstar). But, after seeing what they did in the playoffs last year (where Stephen Curry and a bunch of rookies and scrubs beat Denver and took the Spurs to the brink), I'm almost of the opinion that the Golden State coaching staff knows stuff other teams don't know. Golden State is also the coaching staff that changed the NBA game last year (turning the NBA into a series of intentionally created bobbles and fumbles by design). So I like them to come out of the West.

New NBA Finals Prediction: Golden State Over Brooklyn.


Mark Jackson gets his first title. Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy on the call. Should be some entertaining stuff.
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby Naan » April 18, 2014, 5:58 pm

Wasn't that your old prediction?

East

Indiana over ATL in 6
Miami over Charlotte in 4
Washington over Chicago in 7
Toronto over Brooklyn in 6

Indiana over Washington in 5
Miami over Toronto in 5

Miami over Indiana in 6

West

Spurs over Mavs in 5
Thunder over Grizzlies in 6
Clippers over Warriors in 5
Houston over Portland in 6

Spurs over Clippers in 7
Thunder over Houston in 7

Spurs over Thunder in 6

Finals

Spurs over Miami in 6
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby mikeaman » April 18, 2014, 6:09 pm

Old NBA Finals prediction was Golden State Vs: Knicks. Now, I like Brooklyn to come out of the East though.

Miami looks vulnerable to me. Three years and they still haven't really gotten the James/Wade pairing to work. Brooklyn at full strength is really deep with multiple guys who can guard James (Kirilenko, Johnson, Pierce). They have a lot more depth than Miami who still has a lot of poor role players (Chalmers, Cole, Battier). In a 7 game series between Brooklyn and Miami, I think Brooklyn would come out on top.

Indiana also looks vulnerable (maybe not in the first round) but definitely against Miami or Brooklyn in my opinion.
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby Nononsense » April 18, 2014, 6:13 pm

Who cares? :?
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby shakespeare » April 18, 2014, 6:27 pm

I stand by my preseason prediction of Pacers over OKC in the NBA Finals.

But let me say this for the sake of conversation: I believe that if OKC stumbles, then Spurs are deadlocked for the Finals. And if Pacers stumble, look for Miami to lose to Spurs in the Finals. Jesus Shuttlesworth won't save LeBron this time.
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby cheftom » April 18, 2014, 7:18 pm

Don't care. I am rooting against Brooklyn and Miami.

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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby Naan » April 19, 2014, 12:32 am

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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby nbafreak724 » April 19, 2014, 3:01 pm

Pacers in 6
Heat in 5
Raptors in 7
Bulls in 7

Pacers over Bulls in 7
Heat over Raps in 5

Pacers over Heat in 7
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Spurs in 5
Thunder in 6
Clippers in 7
Blazers in 6

Spurs over Blazers in 6
Clippers over Thunder in 6

Spurs over Clippers in 5

Finals: Spurs over Pacers in 6
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby StevoStarks » April 19, 2014, 3:09 pm

Come on Raptors. Wipe these punks up!
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby nbafreak724 » April 19, 2014, 3:11 pm

Toronto crowd is insane. People watching the game from outside the arena lol. Good for that city. Got friends in Toronto, theyve got a large fanbase there, they love their basketball.
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby shakespeare » April 19, 2014, 3:15 pm

First time I've really watched Raptors this season and I agree their fan base is insane. I just can't stomach this team, though.
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby big_j_NY » April 19, 2014, 3:17 pm

nbafreak724 wrote:Toronto crowd is insane. People watching the game from outside the arena lol. Good for that city. Got friends in Toronto, theyve got a large fanbase there, they love their basketball.


Well the Raptors are considered "Canada's NBA team" by most Canadians, so I"m not surprised at how they still have a crazy sell out crowd in their first playoff game since the Chris Bosh era. Most Canadians didn't even get behind the Grizzlies back when they were in Vancouver, the Raptors is like a Canadian basketball symbol for that country's citizens
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby shakespeare » April 19, 2014, 3:24 pm

Finally realized the difference between Nets and Knicks this season.

Knicks made excuses...Nets made the playoffs (with a rookie head coach nonetheless).

We shitted on Brooklyn this past offseason, yet they're in the playoffs, and we're watching.

Knicks disgust me.
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby Naan » April 19, 2014, 4:16 pm

Masai Ujiri is the best. http://instagram.com/p/m-l6tRSstd

Phil should pay him double his Toronto salary.

Is anyone cringing at the thought of a Miami-Nets semi? So many players I abhor on the court at one time.
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby rebound » April 19, 2014, 5:02 pm

im rooting for brooklyn.
i hate the raptors and their fanbase more than the nets.
let the champs handle the nets.
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby StevoStarks » April 19, 2014, 5:25 pm

Can't believe Golden State drafted Curry right before us. Can you imagine this guy in the Garden every year?
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby KnicksFanInSouthFL » April 19, 2014, 5:31 pm

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Me watching the playoffs again without the Knicks participating...
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby Koopa Troopa » April 19, 2014, 5:51 pm

Ujiri is a master Nigerian scam artist when it comes to trades but he ain't much when it comes to signing free agents. See Landry fields
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby H20Knick » April 19, 2014, 5:53 pm

DLee has become such a quality player. It's also impressive to see Jermaine O'Neal play so many minutes at this pace. DeAndre Jordan is definitely better than Tyson Chandler at this point... and i'm jealous we dont have mark jackson
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Re: 2014 NBA Playoffs Thread

Postby KnicksRUs » April 19, 2014, 6:02 pm

shakespeare wrote:Finally realized the difference between Nets and Knicks this season.

Knicks made excuses...Nets made the playoffs (with a rookie head coach nonetheless).

We shitted on Brooklyn this past offseason, yet they're in the playoffs, and we're watching.

Knicks disgust me.


We shitted on them because they traded away their entire future to win LITERALLY this year or never. It's probably one of the biggest gambles of all time. From what I've seen it was still a horrendous idea because I still believe they have absolutely no shot at the title.

Knicks disgust me...... But Brooklyn still does.
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