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post #6826 of 14409
While you guys talk about your teams' playoff match ups, I'll be here celebrating the Warriors winning the tie-breaking coin toss for 7th.
post #6827 of 14409
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i think the Heat come out of the East, but only because I believe Derrick Rose has serious health issues. I can't believe they have held him out for as much of the season as they have, only for him to just come and flip the switch. but if he is healthy, then no one in the east stands a chance against the Bulls, much as I hate to admit it.
 

 

Really? What's the difference between this Bulls team and the team that lost to Miami in 5 last year?

 

 

it's a legitimate question, given that they essentially have the same roster. but their maturation has been very impressive, and they are stronger for proving that they can more or less run the table without Rose, at least in the regular season.

the Heat, on the other hand, have regressed. Lebron and Wade haven't, and Bosh has improved his consistency nicely. but they have a horrid 9-12. the valuable role players are not contributing as much, except Chalmers, and the new people are utterly useless, particularly Miller and Battier
post #6828 of 14409

I understand that, but I feel that the Bulls are very one-dimensional offensively when the game grinds to a halt. Like when the game goes into isolation hero-mode in the 4th quarter like it always does in the playoffs, would you rather have Rose or Lebron and Wade? Interestingly enough, both Lebron and Wade can guard Rose, but not vice versa.

 

Also, depth plays a lesser part in the playoffs. Just having Lebron, Wade, and Bosh on the floor for 5 minutes more accounts for at least a couple points each game.

 

Anyway, we'll see what happens.

post #6829 of 14409
^ I think last year's ECF was a fluke. DRose was way too tired by the time he got to the ECF and it clearly showed. Lebron did NOT shut him down despite what people want to believe. I don't believe in any one player being able to shut down another player, and definitely not everytime they play - that is just absurd.

All the games that Rose sat out this season has actually helped to develop the rest of his team a lot and I believe they are 2nd in the NBA in team assists. Its going to be much different this year - everyone knows their roles now. The addition of Rip (if hes healthy) is bigger than people realize. Thibs did not do a great job coaching last year in the ECF and I expect him to use his bench more wisely this time around.

Anyway, CANNOT wait for the playoffs to start tomorrow. I think as long as the NYKs knock off the Heat, I wont even care who wins the title lol
post #6830 of 14409
NYK upset over MH is very possibly IMO
post #6831 of 14409
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NYK upset over MH is very possibly IMO

would be sweeeeeTT!!! happy.gif
post #6832 of 14409
I'm expecting my Mavericks to go out in the first round, but at least it will be against a team I like. I'm rooting for OKC and Chicago to go all the way.
post #6833 of 14409
knicks all the way
post #6834 of 14409
fucking d.rose =\
post #6835 of 14409
With these techs already, smh.
post #6836 of 14409
melo is sucking
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fucking d.rose =\

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post #6837 of 14409
Knicks are imploding. They've been incapable of running the offense and have fouled James a million times in the 2nd quarter.
post #6838 of 14409
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Knicks are imploding. They've been incapable of running the offense and have fouled James a million times in the 2nd quarter.

yet he still always gets the shot
post #6839 of 14409
painful to watch the knicks play
post #6840 of 14409
I always get really scared of basketball injuries

LBJ is strong, I wonder if he really got shaken up or he is the flopping king now as well
This NYK and Heats game is physical, and I feel like someone is going to lay LBJ down through this series =\
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