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JordansBulls
08-22-2008, 11:53 AM
FIRST ROUND

LA Lakers vs Portland
Winner: Vote here!

The total of votes for each team will be counted (all 4 options together) and the team with the higher total wins. Eventually, the result will be the option with the most votes (out of 4 options) of the team that has the most votes altogether.



Example:

If the option which has been voted most out of all 8 in the poll is "Memphis in 6" (20 votes), it doesn't necessarily mean that Memphis has won. If Memphis has 50 votes (Memphis in 4, 5, 6 & 7 altogether), but New Orleans has 55 votes (New Orleans in 4, 5, 6 & 7 altogether), New Orleans is the winner, although it didn't have the most votes in any of its 4 single options. The option with the most votes of the winner (New Orleans) is the final result.

Let's say:
Memphis in 4 = 10 votes
Memphis in 5 = 5 votes
Memphis in 6 = 20 votes
Memphis in 7 = 15 votes
Total = 50 votes

Now lets say New Orleans has
New Orleans in 4 = 12
New Orleans in 5 = 13
New Orleans in 6 = 17
New Orleans in 7 = 13
Total = 55 votes
The winner would be New Orleans in 6 since they would have the most votes total overall and thus the option for them that was voted the most is New Orleans in 6 would become the final result.



WESTERN CONFERENCE - Regular Season

Click the team name for poll results. The 8 best records in each conference have been determined. According to league rules, the seedings are as follows

(1) LA Lakers (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258909) - Pacific Division
(2) New Orleans (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=259506) - Southwest Division
(3) Houston (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260362) - Southwest Division
(4) Utah (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=261433) - Northwest Division - (5th best record)
(5) San Antonio (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260868) - Southwest Division - (4th best record)
(6) Phoenix (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=261876) - Pacific Division
(7) Dallas (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262234) - Southwest Division
(8) Portland (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262633) - Pacific Division

superkegger
08-22-2008, 12:12 PM
Lakers easily. Just not enough experience or firepower to match the Lakeshow.

Beno7500
08-22-2008, 12:29 PM
Portland

dick butane
08-22-2008, 12:32 PM
Portland is not ready to make the jump to savvy playoff team. They really just started making noise and their Center hasn't yet played an NBA minute. Ask this about 2 years from now though....you get a different outcome.

NYMetros
08-22-2008, 12:34 PM
Lakers in 5. Portland lacks playoff experience and should be beaten fairly easily by the Lakers. The Blazers are still a couple years away from being on the Lakers level.

still1ballin
08-22-2008, 12:39 PM
Lakers in a sweeeeep

Tha Truth
08-22-2008, 01:00 PM
Lakers in 5.

I think the young Blazers team can steal one.

Premier
08-22-2008, 01:08 PM
The Blazers may be able to steal 1, maybe even 2 games from the Lakers but they can't win the series. Lakers in 5.

J-Relo
08-22-2008, 02:25 PM
LA in 5.

Jay22Redd
08-22-2008, 02:35 PM
Lakers in 6

AgentViet
08-22-2008, 03:12 PM
Lakers in 5, getting Bynum makes them too stacked and then the Blazers don't have enough EXP.

yaowowrocket11
08-22-2008, 04:05 PM
Lakers sweep

No playoff experience for the Blazers, and the Lakers have ton of experience and talent. Pretty easy series for the Lakers here. Blazers will improve in the next few years although.

phillyphan4ever
08-22-2008, 04:12 PM
Lakers in 5

Wake's Fastball
08-22-2008, 04:40 PM
Lakers in seven. I think the Blazers are talented enough to push the Lakers, but (crazily enough) I think the fact that they just don't have a matchup for Odom winds up hurting them at some point, as well as Fisher having the poise in the playoffs that Bayless/Blake do not.

superkegger
08-22-2008, 04:47 PM
Lakers in seven. I think the Blazers are talented enough to push the Lakers, but (crazily enough) I think the fact that they just don't have a matchup for Odom winds up hurting them at some point, as well as Fisher having the poise in the playoffs that Bayless/Blake do not.

Interesting. Now that you point it out, it does look like LO would be one of the deciding factors. I don't really think it would go 7 though. The Lakers have too much experience. As much as I love and am envious of the talent the blazers have, I just think all of them being in their first playoffs together would overwhelm them, and they just wouldn't be able to push it to 7 games.

dre1990
08-22-2008, 04:50 PM
you guys know hoow much trouble we have against portland? we win the series but not in a easy 4 or 5 games

Wake's Fastball
08-22-2008, 05:16 PM
Interesting. Now that you point it out, it does look like LO would be one of the deciding factors. I don't really think it would go 7 though. The Lakers have too much experience. As much as I love and am envious of the talent the blazers have, I just think all of them being in their first playoffs together would overwhelm them, and they just wouldn't be able to push it to 7 games.

Isn't that what people said about the Hawks this past year though?

val_modus
08-22-2008, 05:17 PM
Portlans is indeed a team on the rise, but when it comes down to it they are an immature team and this will be a learning experience for them, Lakers in 5.

JordansBulls
08-22-2008, 05:25 PM
If everyone is playing, Portland is the team that would stand the best chance to beat the Lakers in the playoffs.

JOSETHEALLSTAR
08-22-2008, 07:26 PM
LA Lakers in 6

rapswin98
08-22-2008, 07:32 PM
LA in 6.

AllTheWay
08-22-2008, 07:53 PM
Sweepy girl

BurnsinPhilly
08-22-2008, 08:17 PM
Lakers dont win this as easy as people may think. Close games but Lakers just pull away with the better team. Portland loses a few games by like 6. Steal a game in Portland and lose in 5.

AllTheWay
08-22-2008, 08:38 PM
If everyone is playing, Portland is the team that would stand the best chance to beat the Lakers in the playoffs.

Are you going on a gut feeling again?

DreamShaker
08-22-2008, 08:58 PM
I could see this actually going Portland's way....:shrug:

AllTheWay
08-22-2008, 09:10 PM
Well, that's probably because you cannot see, Dreamshaker. :)

superkegger
08-22-2008, 09:17 PM
Isn't that what people said about the Hawks this past year though?

That's true, but they actually did have some guys with playoff experience. I see you point though. I just think with the West probably being as much of a grind and race as it was last year, teams at the top in the west won't be coasting or "rusty" going into the playoffs. For the west next year, I think it will be much like this year, where with about a month to go, its going to be a battle for the top spots, and there's going to be a playoff like atmosphere to a lot of the late regular season games. The C's didn't have that, and I think thats a large part of the reason they were pushed to 7 last year.

Wake's Fastball
08-22-2008, 11:12 PM
That's true, but they actually did have some guys with playoff experience. I see you point though. I just think with the West probably being as much of a grind and race as it was last year, teams at the top in the west won't be coasting or "rusty" going into the playoffs. For the west next year, I think it will be much like this year, where with about a month to go, its going to be a battle for the top spots, and there's going to be a playoff like atmosphere to a lot of the late regular season games. The C's didn't have that, and I think thats a large part of the reason they were pushed to 7 last year.

Fair enough, but I mean, you can look at the Warriors-Mavs from a couple seasons back with similar results. I mean, I think the Blazers are one of the few teams that have the talent to match up with the Lakers inside the paint, as well as someone like Roy that can at least run with Kobe. I doubt the Blazers pull it out this year, but they're more than capable of giving the Lakers a scare.

still1ballin
08-23-2008, 12:13 AM
Fair enough, but I mean, you can look at the Warriors-Mavs from a couple seasons back with similar results. I mean, I think the Blazers are one of the few teams that have the talent to match up with the Lakers inside the paint, as well as someone like Roy that can at least run with Kobe. I doubt the Blazers pull it out this year, but they're more than capable of giving the Lakers a scare.

LMAO run with kobe? I highly doubt that.

ertanozgur
08-23-2008, 06:39 AM
Portland can make the playoff only if Oden plays like an allstar...and if Oden can play like an allstar , they will be a championship contender ..So it wont be easy for Lakers

hockeypro68
08-23-2008, 07:32 AM
This is bogus. The Clippers are getting the 8th seed.

OtR_Ducks
08-23-2008, 05:09 PM
the blazers always seem to give the lakers a tough game. last season they split the season series 2-2, both teams winning their home games. i say the lakers win the series, but the blazers will be as hard a test they would get in the first round. portland could take a couple games.

AllTheWay
08-23-2008, 05:34 PM
Portland only gives us fits in Portland

IversonIsKrazy
08-23-2008, 05:44 PM
lakers in 5 or 6. And oh yah, portland is in the NORTHWEST division, not PACIFIC.

AllTheWay
08-23-2008, 09:57 PM
Can we move on to the second round Jordan?

LakerzDQ
08-23-2008, 11:02 PM
I'm thinking Lakers in 5. in a 7 game series, Blazers are bound to get hot, and win one at home. but with Lakers and their home court advantage, Blazers don't stand a chance.