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Post by sodelicious » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:58 pm

Rnd 1

Tor over Wash
Mil over Bos
Phil over Mia
Cle over Ind
Hou over Min
GS over SA
Por over NO
OKC over Utah

Rnd 2

Cle over Tor
Phi over Mil
Hou over OKC
GS over Por

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Hou over GS
Cle over Phi

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Hou over Cle
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Post by Lost Soul » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:07 pm

GS can't win without Curry being thoroughly healthy.

Toronto takes the east. Houston the west, unless GS gets healthy before the western conference finals.

Houston or a healthy GS crushes the Raptors.
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Post by eric84 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:09 pm

Ok, it's bad enough you have the Cavs beating the Raptors (possible, I suppose) but going all the way to final? Nope.
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Post by polardude1 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:16 pm

If Cle meets Phila, Embid and company can beat Labron and company. The Sixers have not lost since losing Embid and that includes to the Cavs
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Post by Lost Soul » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:46 pm

I forgot Philly.

I'm a big T.J. McConnell fan. Yes, he went to Arizona. But even more than that he was undrafted, with minimal talent, but he made up for it with 120% effort.
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Post by polardude1 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:54 pm

The whole team is performing at a very high level. Even Fultz is showing sparks of talent. I give Brett Brown a lot of credit, he worked under the best coach in basketball, Popovich
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Post by Lost Soul » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:03 pm

Game 1, Golden State sans Curry vs St. Tony, starting now on ABC.
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Post by Steve_in_Exile » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:57 pm

Care to revise your prediction at this point, LS? :lol:

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Post by Steve_in_Exile » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:59 pm

And by the way, Clay Thompson is the best pure outside shooter I have ever seen, and I've been following hoops for 45 years.

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Post by Lost Soul » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:55 am

Steve Kerr is the best outside shooter ever. He still outshoots the splash brothers in practice, or did before the back thing.

GS is going to need Curry to beat Houston. No revision necessary.
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Post by polardude1 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:57 am

Sixers move on to the next series
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Post by jedgarandclyde » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:17 am

Yes, the Sixers with the Aussie in their ranks do certainly move on, but will Boston be harder?

I think they may be.
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Unread post by jedgarandclyde » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:17 am

Yes, the Sixers with the Aussie in their ranks do certainly move on, but will Boston be harder?

I think they may be.
Next opponent ash not been determined, but Miami played a rough and tumble game that got filthy at times. Sixers have to improve on defense, but they won the game with the 2 top players in foul trouble
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Post by sodelicious » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:18 am

That last second three by Lebron to beat Indiana was something else.
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Post by sodelicious » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:04 am

If one happens to be in a sports bar in Boston tomorrow, which game would get priority, the C's game 1 against Philly, or the B's game 2 against Tampa?
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Post by sodelicious » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:13 am

I've got money on Houston, Golden State, and Philadelphia to win their respective series, I didn't put any money on Cleveland because even though I'm pretty sure they'll win, I can't bet against my favorite team. I hope I'm wrong regarding Cleveland beating Toronto, but I just don't see the Raps beating the Cavs.
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Post by Lost Soul » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:55 pm

You're wrong. Cleveland will lose to Toronto this year.
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Post by eric84 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:03 pm

This is the strongest Raptors team they've ever had and this is the weakest Cavs team since Lebron has returned. Raptors in 6.
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Post by Lost Soul » Wed May 02, 2018 2:58 am

Elbron is a beast. And Toronto gives game 1 away.

Pathetic.
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Post by sodelicious » Wed May 02, 2018 3:18 am

Dammit, I knew LS's prediction would be the kiss of death against the Raptors.
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Post by Lost Soul » Wed May 02, 2018 4:30 am

sodelicious wrote:
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Dammit, I knew LS's prediction would be the kiss of death against the Raptors.
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And my prediction still stands. York was just rusty, and lacked a killer instinct after their first round.
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Post by eric84 » Wed May 02, 2018 2:18 pm

The Raptors just never make it easy for themselves. That was some terrible shooting in the 4th quarter.
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Post by sodelicious » Fri May 04, 2018 12:09 am

'Tis all over, no way the cRaps come back from 2 - 0 down.

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Post by Lost Soul » Fri May 04, 2018 12:20 am

A famous Canadian once said: Have a little faith, baby. Have a little faith.

There you go again with those negative waves.

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Post by Lost Soul » Fri May 04, 2018 2:36 am

OK, a minute after I posted Donald Sutherland, Elbron did two consecutive fadeaway turnaround jumpers from fucking Hamilton, and hit nothing but net.

Toronto should have won game 1, and is now fucked, unless they hire Tonya Harding's ex husband to Gillooly the beast. He's creating a legend. Not many have been able to single-handedly carry a team as necessary.
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Post by Lost Soul » Sun May 06, 2018 8:16 am

Ditto for Game 3. Another last second splash by Elbron to go 3-0.

Never underestimate the angry, 34 yo bald guy. Fuck me. I thought he was over. But no, he's working on a juicy contract at LA or NYC.
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Post by sodelicious » Sun May 06, 2018 10:49 am

Lebron James is amazing. We were watching it at the bar, the whole bar erupted when Anunoby hit that 3 to tie the game, and then you could hear a pin drop when the Lebron sunk that floater off the window.
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Post by Steve_in_Exile » Sun May 06, 2018 3:04 pm

Was there any question as to whether or not Lebron would score on that last possession? Yes he is amazing. And yes you just shake your head in disbelief at those turn around jumpers he sinks.

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Post by Lost Soul » Tue May 08, 2018 12:43 am

polardude1 wrote:
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The whole team is performing at a very high level. Even Fultz is showing sparks of talent. I give Brett Brown a lot of credit, he worked under the best coach in basketball, Popovich
If you want to win, put T.J. in.

Down 0-3? Put T.J. in.

He's short, slow and can't jump; not that there is anything wrong with that.

He'd never started a playoff game, but was the difference today. Has Mr. Brown seen the light?

Game ball to T.J. McConnell.
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Post by sodelicious » Tue May 08, 2018 7:02 am

eric84 wrote:
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This is the strongest Raptors team they've ever had and this is the weakest Cavs team since Lebron has returned. Raptors in 6.
You were saying Eric...
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Post by Lost Soul » Tue May 08, 2018 7:28 am

Shock and Awe, and Ereich is Chemical Ali.
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Post by eric84 » Tue May 08, 2018 12:38 pm

sodelicious wrote:
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eric84 wrote:
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This is the strongest Raptors team they've ever had and this is the weakest Cavs team since Lebron has returned. Raptors in 6.
You were saying Eric...
That’s still true. The raptors were terrible and lebron was incredible and got help.
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Lost Soul wrote:
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Shock and Awe, and Ereich is Chemical Ali.
Actually you were the kiss of death for the Raptors, not Eric.
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Post by eric84 » Tue May 08, 2018 4:28 pm

Chemical Ali would have been the guy saying at 0-3 that everything is fine and we've got them where we want them. That wouldn't have been me. Losing the first game the way they did was the kiss of death.
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Post by Lost Soul » Wed May 09, 2018 1:17 pm

T.J. McConnell, thinking he's Steph Curry and getting it done.

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With the series on the line, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown installed point guard and former Arizona Wildcat T.J. McConnell into the starting lineup in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics Monday night.

Normally coming off the bench for rookie superstar Ben Simmons, McConnell replaced season-long starter Robert Covington, and scored a career-high 19 points in the Sixers' 103-92 win over the Celtics. McConnell also scored 14 points inside the paint.

Brown told reporters after the game that the decision to start McConnell came on Sunday, and Covington wasn't informed until prior to the game.

McConnell finished the night shooting 9 of 12 from the field with 5 assists and 7 rebounds in 39 minutes. McConnell was the second on the team in scoring Monday night as Dario Saric scored a game-high 25 points.

"That's how he plays. There's an injection of energy you immediately know you're going to get with him. ... He’s got unusual characteristics that you wouldn’t think would be as successful in an NBA playoff game. All of them equal a tenacity, a heart, a commitment, a competitiveness," Brown told Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com.

Per ESPN Stats and Info, the Sixers are 8-0 this season when McConnell scores at least 15 points.

Monday night was the most recent game McConnell grabbed the attention of the NBA community. Earlier this season, he tabbed his first career triple-double, becoming the first player in franchise history to record one.

The Sixers will now head to Boston for Game 5 on Wednesday for a time that is to be determined, but will be televised on TNT.
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Post by Lost Soul » Fri May 25, 2018 2:09 pm

Golden State is down 3-2 and Houston is in trouble.

Why? Because GS has blown two end games the last two games. But they are getting my main man Igoudala back for games 6 and 7.

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Post by eric84 » Fri May 25, 2018 2:22 pm

Harden couldn't hit a shot to save his life and GSW still lost. They looked terrible.
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Post by Lost Soul » Fri May 25, 2018 2:24 pm

Houston other than Harden has learned how to play defense. It is very troubling.

Igoudala is the glue that keeps GS from playing sloppy at the end.
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Post by eric84 » Sat May 26, 2018 1:36 am

With gsw’s weapons, it shouldn’t matter the defence they’re facing. They don’t look like the same team from last year. That said, Chris paul’s Injury may mean they still win.
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Post by sodelicious » Sat May 26, 2018 3:52 am

Cavs/Celts game 7 will be a good one. I want the Cavs to win, but since this has been home team wins every game, gotta go with the Celts. I just hope that game 7 will be unlike the others and not be a blow out or a semi blow out.
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Post by Lost Soul » Sat May 26, 2018 4:57 am

I thought Elbron was done this year. But I have to hand it to him, he can still carry his team whenever he wants to. That is greatness.

Do not bet against Elbron until he meets Golden State. Remember Toronto.
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Post by sodelicious » Sat May 26, 2018 7:14 am

I'd agree with you except for the fact that Cleveland has lost all 3 games in Boston so far, and they weren't tight games either the Celts kicked the crap out of them.
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Post by justinian » Sun May 27, 2018 2:35 pm

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I had Houston winning it all this year. Their second half collapse yesterday showed how important experience is. They just don’t have it. Boston either. Cavs v GSW. GSW in 6.
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Post by sodelicious » Sun May 27, 2018 6:34 pm

The loss of Kevin Love is going to hurt the Cavs though.
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Post by eric84 » Sun May 27, 2018 6:36 pm

What will win out? Experience and star power or home court and better regular season success?
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Post by Lost Soul » Sun May 27, 2018 6:40 pm

sodelicious wrote:
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The loss of Kevin Love is going to hurt the Cavs though.
Big time. Can Elbron get 60 and 30 rebounds? Doubtful.
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Post by Lost Soul » Mon May 28, 2018 3:23 am

Greatness. Kyrie who? Kevin Love who?

Unbelievable.
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Post by Nines » Mon May 28, 2018 3:30 am

The guy gets it. The NBA is rigged: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-27/nba-rigged

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Post by Lost Soul » Mon May 28, 2018 4:13 am

Nines wrote:
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The guy gets it. The NBA is rigged: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-27/nba-rigged
What a bunch of bullshit. The Rockets were out shot, out rebounded, out stolen and out assisted. But they did have nine more turnovers.


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Field Goal % 49% 40%
3-Point (m-a) 16 - 38 15 - 39
3-Point % 42% 38%
Free Throw (m-a) 13 - 19 9 - 17
Free Throw % 68% 52%
Fast Break Points 16 24
Points in the Paint 40 32
Total Rebounds 47 38
Assists 26 13
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