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post #1 of 90 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2009, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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NBA Playoffs!!!

The playoffs start this weekend.

Who is going to win?

If Garnett is really out of the playoffs, the Celtics don't stand a chance.

Cleveland?, they did great in the regular season, will they keep it up in the playoffs, they have a cohesive starting unit and LeBron but a short bench.

Orlando? are Howards and the 3 point shooters enough for a championships? don't think so

Nobody else in the east.

In the west, the Lakers seem head and shoulders above anybody else. Kobe is rested and relaxed, Gasol is playing great and they got Bynum back. Odom playing off the bench has energized the second unit and Farmar, Vujacic, Walton and even Brown are playing well.

Kobe is one of the 3 best players in the NBA (LeBron and Wade are the others), Gasol and Bynum are one of the most powerful and versatile frontcourts, and they have by far the best bench and one of the best coaches, plus championship experience.

I think it's a Lakers' year.
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Cavs are lost in the dust imo, so are Eastern hopes. It's the Kobys great chance for redemption.

SA is hobbled w/o Manu, as usual so is Houston, Chris Paul is great but doesn't have enough tools. It's LA or total surprise.
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I want to see Kobe vs. LeBron for the finals...

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I'm a knicks fan
I think I want the Lakers to win

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Yeah I'd bank on the Lakers to win it all. Not my first choice, but I'd say they're definitely the favorites.
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I want to see Kobe vs. LeBron for the finals...
i'm sure that's what David Stern wants.
if it happens i hope Lebron can pull off the upset.
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Derrick Rose = the real deal, 36 pts, 11 assists on his playoff debut against the defending champs. Celtics will miss Garnett big time.

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hmm, few surprises here.

The Bulls beating the Celtics, even without Garnett was a surprise, so was Rose's performance.

The Rockets beating Portland wasn't, but the score was, it was a blow up.

Dallas beating San Antonio is not that big of a surprise, without Ginobili and with Duncan hurt it isn't likely the Spurs will go very far.

Cleveland trouncing Detroit was predictable, the Pistons are only a shadow of their former selves.
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hmm, few surprises here.

The Bulls beating the Celtics, even without Garnett was a surprise, so was Rose's performance.

The Rockets beating Portland wasn't, but the score was, it was a blow up.

Dallas beating San Antonio is not that big of a surprise, without Ginobili and with Duncan hurt it isn't likely the Spurs will go very far.

Cleveland trouncing Detroit was predictable, the Pistons are only a shadow of their former selves.


Pretty much echo everything you said.


I'm pulling for the Cavs this year I think, definitely want to see King James win a Championship.
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Go spurs Go

I think Lakers will win
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hmm, few surprises here.

The Bulls beating the Celtics, even without Garnett was a surprise, so was Rose's performance.

The Rockets beating Portland wasn't, but the score was, it was a blow up.

Dallas beating San Antonio is not that big of a surprise, without Ginobili and with Duncan hurt it isn't likely the Spurs will go very far.

Cleveland trouncing Detroit was predictable, the Pistons are only a shadow of their former selves.
i wouldn't be that upset if the Rockets or Denver make it to the finals (in the west) vs. the Lakers. Cavs all the way in the east, but it'll be interesting to see how far Chicago can go.

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i wouldn't be that upset if the Rockets or Denver make it to the finals (in the west) vs. the Lakers. Cavs all the way in the east, but it'll be interesting to see how far Chicago can go.
The rockets have a good chance providing Yao remains healthy. The Nuggets are a different team with Billups and have a good shot as well.

However, I don't think either team stands a chance against the Lakers, the only reason the Jazz weren't blown up is because they lost focus, they scored 62 first half points and that's with Bynum still gaining form and Kobe and Gasol playing at half speed.

Chicago? who knows? it doesn't look like the Celtics will get KG back, they can win this series and then it would be Atlanta or Miami, very winnable.

I don't think anybody stopping the Cavs in the east, but I think the Lakers will win the championships.

LeBron is getting a bit on my nerves btw.
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seems nobody is too interested in the nba

anyway, I'll talk to myself.

Amazing series between Chicago and Boston.

And is Wade human? sorry LeBron and Kobe fans, but Wade is the man.
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Hiya Fingon! I may not be interested in basketball...but its nice to run into you...its really been too long...Cheers! :-)

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