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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:12 pm
great, Chicago won! keeping it interesting.

36-36 Magic and 76ers at the half... what a snoozefest...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:50 am
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migya wrote:Heat have turned it on the Hawks and look like much better than them. Hawks' playing doing nothing and Jermaine has stepped up.

Spurs look done. Even with another unbelievable game from Parker and very good one from Duncan,they get beaten. Unless they get the whole team contributing, as they are good at doing, they have no chance.

Jazz look done. Lakers spank them in Utah. Okur back but nowhere near 100%. Series should be over next game


Yeah, TMC called it. With the Hawks having no superstar type player on their team, they're going to be in trouble. As good as Joe Johnson and Josh Smith are, they are not at the level Dwyane Wade is.

Losing Ginobili was HUGE for the Spurs. I think with him there, they'd beat the Mavs in 7.


With Ginobili, I doubt the Spurs would need 7 games to win the series. They'd be 2-0 going to Dallas, and I'm pretty sure they'd take one there. I'd say in 5, 6 max.

As for the Heat vs Hawks... Yeah, I called a Heat upset of Atlanta, but I hoped to see a better matchup. It's pretty disappointing, actually. I expected a lot more from the Hawks.



Spurs should be good enough to win, at least take this series to seven games without Ginobili. They are getting somewhat spanked right now.

Hawks really have not stepped up since game one and they have the talent, at least in JJohnson, JSmith and Horford, to take this series to seven games and that's if they are to lose, they should win this in six.


Bulls beat the Celts in double overtime to even series and this might be the best series so far. Rose and Rondo are having a great matchup and as much as everyone seems impressed by Rose, the rookie, I never thought Rondo would turn into the player he has. Top 10 PG, maybe top 5 right now.

Cavs sweep Pistons. I thought Detroit would take one, but they didn't and expect some wholesale changes by Joe Dumars, no least to get a star big man (reckon they'll offer something for Bosh).

76ers just keep taking it to the Magic and now even that series.

Rockets may well win their first 1st round series since Yao arrived there. They best Blazers barely and now are one win away
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:56 am
Wouldnt it be hillarious is the Rockets get their first series win in a long time.............whilst McGrady isnt involved, so hence he STILL has never won a playoff series. :mrgreen:

Ohh and Detroit are a joke...........shows what swapping a defensive team player for an offensive ball hog does to the dynamic of your team.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:11 am
well that ballhog isn't even playing right now since hes "injured"

So it shows what trading a allstar calibre pg for nothing does!

To be fair weren't AI and the Pistons the first team to beat the LA lakers this year?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:09 am
bigstrads wrote:Wouldnt it be hillarious is the Rockets get their first series win in a long time.............whilst McGrady isnt involved, so hence he STILL has never won a playoff series. :mrgreen:

Ohh and Detroit are a joke...........shows what swapping a defensive team player for an offensive ball hog does to the dynamic of your team.


what, free up 20 mill?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:29 am
bigstrads wrote:Wouldnt it be hillarious is the Rockets get their first series win in a long time.............whilst McGrady isnt involved, so hence he STILL has never won a playoff series. :mrgreen:

Ohh and Detroit are a joke...........shows what swapping a defensive team player for an offensive ball hog does to the dynamic of your team.



TMac doesn't seem like an asset to Rockets right now does he. Good on them if they win this series, a series where they are probably outtalented by the Blazers.

Iverson does look low right now, lower than ever to say the least. Detroit just stuffed it this season and really show how just losing one player, on a pretty untalented and nondeep team, can do. I still think Iverson is a great player, but he can't really help a team now, unless that team revolves around him and has role players and shooters. He really is near the end of his career and it will be interesting which team signs him next. Likely, no team will ofer him any more than a 12 million dollar deal and that will probably only be for one year. He likely will say no, having too much of an ego. There is always Larry Brown and the Bobcats :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:11 am
bigstrads wrote:Ohh and Detroit are a joke...........shows what swapping a defensive team player for an offensive ball hog does to the dynamic of your team.


Shows what a bad coach can do to a team. I'm not a big fan of Flip Saunders (I think most of his success came from the team Larry Brown left behind, similar to what happened with Gruden taking Dungy's Bucs to the SB), but he looked like Auerbach compared to Curry.

If there were a Worst Coach of the Year award, Curry would win by a mile. Nellie would be second, but it wouldn't be close.

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Nuggets, Hornets. Wow.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:59 pm
SFWarriors wrote:Nuggets, Hornets. Wow.


If the Nuggets keep playing like this they could beat the Lakers and I would be unbelievably happy.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:28 pm
SFWarriors wrote:Nuggets, Hornets. Wow.


To lose by 60 at home in a playoff game is straight embarrassing. 3 key things there: losing by 60, losing by that much in front of your own fans, and the game being a playoff game.

I'm with Capt, though. If the Nuggets play like that against the Lakers, I'll be extremely happy and will rub it in.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:05 am
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SFWarriors wrote:Nuggets, Hornets. Wow.


To lose by 60 at home in a playoff game is straight embarrassing. 3 key things there: losing by 60, losing by that much in front of your own fans, and the game being a playoff game.

I'm with Capt, though. If the Nuggets play like that against the Lakers, I'll be extremely happy and will rub it in.


"WWWWWHHHHHHAAAATTTT!!?!?!?!?!?"

I saw the headline on espn, and I had to say that out loud I was so shocked. I know the nuggets are good and the hornets were not that hot this year. but good lord, that was a spanking if there ever was one. glad I didn't waste time watching it.
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SFWarriors wrote:Nuggets, Hornets. Wow.


To lose by 60 at home in a playoff game is straight embarrassing. 3 key things there: losing by 60, losing by that much in front of your own fans, and the game being a playoff game.

I'm with Capt, though. If the Nuggets play like that against the Lakers, I'll be extremely happy and will rub it in.


"WWWWWHHHHHHAAAATTTT!!?!?!?!?!?"

I saw the headline on espn, and I had to say that out loud I was so shocked. I know the nuggets are good and the hornets were not that hot this year. but good lord, what a spanking if there ever was one. glad I didn't waste time watching it.



Definately was a spanking of immense proportions. Hornets just don't matchup well against Nugs.Denver keeps playing like this, they have to be considered a chance to win the championship and be one of the most unlikely in history.

Hawks strike back against Heat, 2 all now.

Lakers eliminate Jazz, easier than I thought and really look championship caliber
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:30 am
does anybody else agree that the playoffs drag out too god-damn long or is it just me? it seems like they started a month ago and you have some teams that have only played 4 games. I realize the NBA is a TV driven sport, but they have to do something to not space the games so far out. the playoffs started 2 weeks ago right?? so the teams are averaging 2 games a week, that is not good for anybody. as a casual NBA fan, outside of the Warriors, I have completely lost interest in the playoffs already. maybe that is because its baseball season, or maybe its because I have a short attention span, but the playoffs take too damn long.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:51 pm
migya wrote:Lakers eliminate Jazz, easier than I thought and really look championship caliber


They need to keep the defensive intensity at the end of the game. They played well all game, and they let Utah climb back into it. If they keep that up, it's going to bite them in the as* sometime.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:46 pm
As long as our team keeps some form of consistency (even the Nellie excuse of a coaching job) we may find redemption with healthy players and a team that understands its player like Dallas this playoffs. New Orleans quit on their coach, Spurs just look bad without the big three, Portland is a nice team, but a playoff juggernaut like the 80's and 90's not really. As long we keep improving the right players (Ellis, Biedrins, AR, Morrow and or Watson) we don't need to make crazy moves to catch the pack. For example, the Fakers without the unpredictable LO, a really no show Bynum, and the injury prone Walton and Ariza, just won't be great next year (this is their last chance to win a title with a really deep roster). With the Jason Kidd disaster of year ago, Cuban did not panic and stayed the course and is looking for a second round chance in a long time with a completely under-rated roster who have toughened with a lot, a lot of playoff losses. Likewise, 1st round exit specialist Houston has their best shot in ages to kick the playoff losing habit. Basically, play Ellis at the point, play the young forwards and limit Jackson (offensively and with his minutes) and we might have a nice .500 season.
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