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The NBA Playoffs

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Saucemaster, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. Lamo

    Lamo Well-Known Member

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    I think the Clippers will prove to be tougher. It's not Kwame Brown and Luke Walton down in the post, it's Elton Brand. I'm hoping it's a good series. And once again, the West is twice as interesting as anything going on in the East.


    Clips are just salivating to play against the Suns. I honestly doubt it'll be much of a series.
     
  2. Steve B.

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    Lamo, you're just a certified, card-carrying Suns hater...

    Is there some sort of story you'd like to share about this?

    Steve Nash steal your girlfriend, something like that?

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Well-Known Member

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    Cavs/Wizards was a great series. I was pulling for Arenas last night--mostly because I wanted to see a Game 7--and I thought my prayers were answered when he hit that monster 30-footer at the end of regulation, but man... those free throws....

    Plus, DAMON JONES?! Anyway, my prediction: LeBron manages to steal one game against Detroit, just because he's LeBron--kinda like Iverson in the 2001 finals against the Lakers. That's it, though. Just one. Detroit in five.


    And tonight is going to be great.


    That last minute shot was nothing short of spectacular. Arenas played a competitive series. OK, he fell short at the free throw line (LeBron played some psychological warfare there) but give the man his props he didnt duck out on the post game interview and took the heat like a man.

    I think the cavs may prove dangerous now that they have a smell of victory. I know they dont have the horses but it would be an incredibly memorable upset if they could slap Rock City.
     
  4. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Well-Known Member

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    I'm predicting Nets over the Heat in 6. The Nets are going to be reved up for this one because they got swept by the Heat in Round 1 last year, but this is a totally different Nets team. RJ is 100% healthy again, Vince has been playing exceptionally well during the playoffs (except for Game 1 against the Pacers), Krstic has grown and is now a more powerful weapon than he was last year, Kidd is Kidd, and Collins is one of the only guys in the NBA that can effectively defend Shaq.

    I would hope so. If the nets dont do it this year, then when? Kidd is showing signs of slowing down, maybe he is just sick of the BS. Personally, I think all teams that end in ETS are cursed.
     
  5. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Well-Known Member

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    And about Jordan. Didnt the players rebel and tell management that Jordan was the nastiest guy theyd ever been around. Nothing like hero worship to hatred in a short time period.

    Jordan ruined the NBA by creating the super hero, me, me ethic. there is little team work, everything is fouling elbows, shooting skills bite. Plus Stern is a total loser. Worst guy to run the NBA they coulda picked.
     
  6. bachbeet

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    MP was right. Magic WAS hurt against the Bulls. Pulled ham. Same injury sidelined Byron Scott. Should be an asterisk next to that Bulls' ring.

    As for that game last night. I don't think Kobe quit. The Suns just stomped on them. Early and often. And, the Lakers had no answers. Kwame reverted to his pass-dropping, hands of stone ways. Most importantly, the Lakers defense in the last 3 games was atrocious. Hats off to the Suns and D'Antoni. It took them a while but they got their act together and started executing their type of ball. I'd love to see them win it all.

    BUT, the Spurs are just too good. They should be able to slow the Suns and beat them. We will have to wait some more for a return to the older style of fast-paced higher scoring games.
     
  7. jpeirpont

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    MP was right. Magic WAS hurt against the Bulls. Pulled ham. Same injury sidelined Byron Scott. Should be an asterisk next to that Bulls' ring.

    As for that game last night. I don't think Kobe quit. The Suns just stomped on them. Early and often. And, the Lakers had no answers. Kwame reverted to his pass-dropping, hands of stone ways. Most importantly, the Lakers defense in the last 3 games was atrocious. Hats off to the Suns and D'Antoni. It took them a while but they got their act together and started executing their type of ball. I'd love to see them win it all.

    BUT, the Spurs are just too good. They should be able to slow the Suns and beat them. We will have to wait some more for a return to the older style of fast-paced higher scoring games.


    I said he played I didnt say he wasn't hurt, I said he played the whole series. This shows he did play.
     
  8. odoreater

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    I would hope so. If the nets dont do it this year, then when? Kidd is showing signs of slowing down, maybe he is just sick of the BS. Personally, I think all teams that end in ETS are cursed.


    Well, I think this is the year for the Amazins to finally win another world series. As for football, I'm a Giants fan so...
     
  9. bachbeet

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    jpierpont: Yes, my bad. I was thinking of the earlier Pistons Lakers series when both Magic and Byron were hurt.

    Sauce: the problem with the Lakers in game 6 was that they just played stupid in those last seconds. Stu Lantz has said it before and he repeated himself again. When you are up by 3 in the closing seconds, guard the arc. Even if it means a concession two pointer. With 6 seconds left, they didn't do that, and Thomas hit the three to tie the game. Stupid!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Film Noir Buff

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    Well, I think this is the year for the Amazins to finally win another world series. As for football, I'm a Giants fan so...

    The Mets win another WS? I think they might be able to ge tthere what with this watered down NL baseball, but the AL teams will lay the lumber to them.Also the Mets have been burning their bullpen lately and Jorge Julio spells Benitez.

    That Benson deal was a tribute to making the team Los Mets which is very offensive. Minaya had better win big this year. I miss Ana Benson. It figures the slobs who make up the Mets fan base would resent her since theyd never get to date a hot chick like that.

    As for the Giants. Im a Giants fan too. I like the team, the QB is way overrated (How bad does Rothlieberger make the Manning twins look?) and the coach is a fossil (haha) from another era, like a warden from Cool Hand Luke

    Im down on Eli but it was important for the Ginats to go for a marquee QB and lose any semblance of running the team like it is still 1960s football (Or even 1980s)

    I like the idea that the Giants went crazy on defense in both the draft and FA. Giants under Accorsi have picked wisely overall in drafts. The Pass rush should be insane. But they need some more secondary. We get burned on long passes and we need like a crazy FS. Im talking like Sean taylor crazy.

    Also they need a monster Tackle like Turley, someone whose helmet they can weld horns onto.
     
  11. visionology

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    Boy those Pistons sure looked impressive today. By far my favorite team to watch since Jordan was running the bulls in the mid 90s. In an era where players move around so often it is quite refreshing to see a team in which the core has stuck together and play as a single entity.
     
  12. Lamo

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    Lamo, you're just a certified, card-carrying Suns hater... Is there some sort of story you'd like to share about this? Steve Nash steal your girlfriend, something like that? [​IMG]
    Suns hater? Nash doesn't deserve the MVP and that team isn't built for the playoffs. As i said before, refute a single thing i said about them. A mediocre Lakers team gave them a hard time and a balanced Clippers team isn't going to lose to them. Is there some other story you'd like to spin?
     
  13. Thracozaag

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    Suns hater? Nash doesn't deserve the MVP and that team isn't built for the playoffs. As i said before, refute a single thing i said about them. A mediocre Lakers team gave them a hard time and a balanced Clippers team isn't going to lose to them. Is there some other story you'd like to spin?

    And who does deserve the MVP? Kobe?[​IMG]

    koji
     
  14. mrpologuy

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    I was a witness to see the Cavs get destroyed by the Pistons. The Pistons played as good as any team can play. The Cavs are going to be able to sneak one game maybe, but that is it. Detroit is on it's way back to the Finals no doubt!!!![​IMG]
     
  15. Saucemaster

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    Anyone want to make a prediction on Nets vs. Heat?

    I have no idea at the moment, though if forced I'd say I think I favor the Nets. But not by much.
     
  16. Thracozaag

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    Anyone want to make a prediction on Nets vs. Heat?

    I have no idea at the moment, though if forced I'd say I think I favor the Nets. But not by much.


    Depends on which Shaq shows up.

    koji
     
  17. odoreater

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    Anyone want to make a prediction on Nets vs. Heat?

    I have no idea at the moment, though if forced I'd say I think I favor the Nets. But not by much.


    I hope RJ is back for Game 2. Anyway, I think the Nets are capable of beating both Miami and Detroit. I don't think it matters which Shaq shows up so much as it matters which Nets show up. The Nets have been known during the regular season to destroy good teams at times and to lose to bad teams. If the Nets play at their highest level, I think they can go all the way.
     
  18. Thracozaag

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    I hope RJ is back for Game 2. Anyway, I think the Nets are capable of beating both Miami and Detroit. I don't think it matters which Shaq shows up so much as it matters which Nets show up. The Nets have been known during the regular season to destroy good teams at times and to lose to bad teams. If the Nets play at their highest level, I think they can go all the way.

    Shaq looked horrible in game 1, I expect a big bounce-back performance in game 2.

    koji
     
  19. odoreater

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    Shaq looked horrible in game 1, I expect a big bounce-back performance in game 2.

    koji


    As long as he looks horrible more often in this series then he looks good then I'm happy. [​IMG]
     
  20. Thracozaag

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    As long as he looks horrible more often in this series then he looks good then I'm happy. [​IMG]

    Ditto; I'm pulling for Jersey.

    koji
     

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