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    Should Brooklyn Rest Their Starters to Avoid Chicago?

    In all likelihood Washington will take care of business against Boston. That leaves BK vs Cavs. Would you tank the game to avoid the Bulls?

    Not saying the Raptors are a pushover but I absolutely would not want to play the Bulls in the first round. Play too hard, too well coached.


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    I think you're sleeping on the Raptors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P&GRealist View Post
    I think you're sleeping on the Raptors.
    Not really. Their backcourt will give those old legs some problems but their defense isn't as good as Chicago...

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    I don't think they should rest for a different opponent, but they should rest just to give them some energy for the post season.

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    I'd rather Nets play Bulls, and tonight's Nets' game makes me feel stronger about that.

    Doesn't mean Nets will beat the Bulls, but that's my opinion.

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    I sure hope not. That series will be total carnage. We need at least one first round series like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayW_1023 View Post
    I sure hope not. That series will be total carnage. We need at least one first round series like that.
    From our fan perspective sure. I'm saying from the BK perspective if you can get your old team some legit rest AND avoid a knock down drag out first round fight it seems like killing two birds with one stone....


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    As a raptor fan, I think the Nets matchup better with the raptors. If they can avoid the bulls then they should. Nets play a small lineup and would get exploited by the bulls. Livingston/Johnson/Anderson can hold their own against the raptors backcourt. I still pick the raptors over the nets in a series.

    However raptors can lose wedneday and drop to the 4th spot so it can backfire.

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    I actually think last year's bull's team was a worse matchup because you not only have great defense but also shot creators like Nate and Marco

    This year? Nobody.

    And if they shut down Noah's playmaking it's over

    The worse matchup is Toronto. Brooklyn can't deal with athletic teams and young backcourts. Still think they win the series but it will be tougher then The bulls series

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    but if they so avoid chicago and beat the raptors, they wil be facing the heat. at this point of the season i'd rather face the pacers then the heat if you have bigs that can defend

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    After seeing the Nets play over the past bit, I think I would prefer them in the first round over the Wizards or especially the Bobcats lol

    But, from their perspective, Toronto would likely be the more ideal matchup
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    Raptors don't have the 3rd seed clinched. Falling to 6th might make a matchup against Toronto, but there are still different ways this can shake out. A Raptors loss and a Chicago win put Toronto in 4th.

    I'm of the belief that you try to win regardless of the potential matchups. I think the message you tell your players is that you think they can compete regardless of matchup and let he chips fall where they may.

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    I think they should, because I think those 2 teams might have small chances at knocking out both the Pacers and Heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibby View Post
    As a raptor fan, I think the Nets matchup better with the raptors. If they can avoid the bulls then they should. Nets play a small lineup and would get exploited by the bulls. Livingston/Johnson/Anderson can hold their own against the raptors backcourt. I still pick the raptors over the nets in a series.

    However raptors can lose wedneday and drop to the 4th spot so it can backfire.
    but the eye test of the regular season games has me believing the opposite. Val has been ineffective in every game vs them as plumlee has his number. JJ has torched us. Pierce always plays us tough and his length makes it hard for ross or dero to guard him.

    I'd much rather see an inexperienced bobcats or wizards team against us in round 1. Preferably the Wiz, their team is based around offense, and ours around defense. Playoff basketball slows the game down and benefits the defensive team more. And I like lowry better than wall, dero better than beal.

    my $0.02

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    How does the second round potentially shake out if the Nets fall back a spot? Wouldn't they now get Miami if they play and beat Toronto?

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