NBA 2017 Playoffs |OT| WE DID IT

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Rockets about to win their 3rd ring, with 100 free throw attempts and three point attempts per game. I'm looking forward to Harden receiving the FMVP and everyone talking about how basketball has become a worse sport, as exemplified by the beard

Also, I'm sure Spurs fans can agree with me on this, but any Rockets-Spurs series is going to be bad for viewers' general blood pressure levels
 
#30
Let's go Blazers!

I don't think we will win the series or anything but ..who cares. Get the new guys some experience and we have 3 first round picks to boot. Life is good. Hopefully they will give GSW hell each step of the way at least (praying Nurk can make it at least by the 3rd game)
 
#33
More than anything this season I would like to see new blood in the finals.

Im actively cheering for either GSW or CLE to lose and not make the finals. Preferably both. And the absolute DREAM scenario would be for CLE, GSW, BOS and SAS to all get knocked out. Leaving someone else to win a title for the first time in a whiiiiile.
 
#36
Bulls in 6 and they win it all. Finals MVP is Paul Zipser (aka new Dirk). Hoiberg redeemed. Lebron goes to the Bulls next season to play with his pal D. Wade.

Mark Jackson goes back to the Warriors to cure Durant knees.

(bulls-6; cavs-5, raptors-6, wizards-5, warriors-4, spurs-5, rockets-6, clippers-6)
 
#37
More than anything this season I would like to see new blood in the finals.

Im actively cheering for either GSW or CLE to lose and not make the finals. Preferably both. And the absolute DREAM scenario would be for CLE, GSW, BOS and SAS to all get knocked out. Leaving someone else to win a title for the first time in a whiiiiile.
maybe if your "dream" teams played good basketball, they wouldn't have to rely on your improbable wishes
 
#38
This season has already been a success, but for the sake of Hayward/Hill coming back in FA I really hope we'll kick Clippers ass.

At least it should be a fun series to watch.
 
#39
This season has already been a success, but for the sake of Hayward/Hill coming back in FA I really hope we'll kick Clippers ass.

At least it should be a fun series to watch.
I don't think hayward is going anywhere. Hill has had such questionable issues with his health that I don't think the Jazz will bother keeping him anyways.
 
#40
Milwaukee isn't going to be an easy one but I feel confident as a Raps fan since we defeated the 1st round curse last playoffs.

1st round predictions said:
EAST
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Bulls in 7.

Cavs in 5.

Raps in 6.

Wizards in 5.

WEST
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Warriors in 4.

Clips in 6.

Spurs in 6.

Rockets in 7.
 
#46
West 1st

Warriors in 5 (blazers have enough shooting that they will get hot for a game but it wont be close)
Spurs in 7 - Memphis is a really bad matchup for the spurs and could win this series. Its going to be a very physical series but Leonard is too good to let San Antonio blow this
Thunder in 6 - Russell Westbrook averaged 37mpg in the regular season vs the rockets and the season series had an average MOV of 4 points. OKC is awful without Westbrook. In the playoffs he will play 42-44 MPG. Id say those extra 5-7 minutes of Westbrook are worth over 4ppg to OKC.
Jazz in 6 - Utah is much better then their record, and right now they are mostly healthy. Clips will get 1 or 2 games but Utah are too good.

2nd

Warriors in 6 works with either the Jazz or the Clips. Both teams have enough talent to take a few games off GSW. They wont win the series though
Thunder in 6- Did you see the Ratings for the OKC vs GSW regular season games? If OKC makes the WCF expect a lot of friendly refereeing. Also on a less synical note OKC likes to play big and so do San Antonio.

WCF

Warriors in 5 (Unless the NBA really wants 7 games of ratings)

East

Boston in 7 - bulls have a tough team and Boston dont have any X factor players that push them beyond mediocre in the playoffs.
Cavs in 5 - Cleveland has been coasting. They will turn it on Vs Indy. Plus Lance might still prove to be a distraction.
Raptors in 5 (Will probably regret this when Milwaukee win the title this season)
Washington in 6

East 2nd

Cavs in 5. Cavs are still really good and Serge Ibaka always struggles with Kevin Love.
Washington in 6 - Wizards have actual stars and playing them playoff level minutes is going to remind Boston of how much that matters.

ECF
Cavs in 7- will be a hard fought series, but Clevelands experience and will win out.

NBA

Cavs in 6 - Cleveland had GSW number last season once Bogut left the series. Unless you believe in Javale Mcgee being enough, the Cavs are probably going to win.
 
#48
Of the semi-realistic contenders, I think I'll be rooting for the Spurs. Woke-pop is probably my favorite person in the league right now. I also like the way the play. Yeah, I know, the math says that ton of 3s with some added layups and free throws is probably the best way to go, but I enjoy watching a team like the Spurs way more than the Rockets. I do however think it will catch up with them in the playoffs. When a team like the Golden State or Houston get hot, the Spurs have to play pretty perfect basketball to even hang close to them, and there are a bunch of team in the west who can get hot for 2-3 games in the series easily, if not more.
And so sadly, I don't see them coming out of the west, I think i'd pick the Rockets over them in a series (though I wouldn't be shocked if San Antonio win). And I really don't think they have a huge chance of beating the Warriors. I hope I'm wrong, and hey, way more unlikely things happened in the NBA before.

I think the Cavs are going to come out of the east and will do it relatively easily.
 
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