PDA

View Full Version : Which Team would give Cleveland the best challenge in Round 1?



JordansBulls
03-18-2009, 10:47 AM
Which Team would give Cleveland the best challenge in Round 1?


Detroit
Chicago
Milwaukee
New Jersey
New York
Charlotte

nyybronxborn
03-18-2009, 11:09 AM
i like the bulls

DJ CHACH
03-18-2009, 11:24 AM
Nyk

Becks2307
03-18-2009, 11:27 AM
Im the biggest Knick fan in the world but i doubt we will challenge them that much... the bulls match up well with them and I think the Bobcats could be good as well...too bad none of them are making the playoffs :p

still1ballin
03-18-2009, 11:29 AM
detriot

what54!?
03-18-2009, 11:33 AM
bobcats.

#1LakersFan
03-18-2009, 11:35 AM
They would all be raped. I don't know why the pistons got the most votes...they're washed up.

_Sn1P3r_
03-18-2009, 11:39 AM
Detroit. Bulls vs Cavs would be a nice series too.

liljay_316
03-18-2009, 11:41 AM
gotta be detriot cause they are the only team that has a good defender at the 3 to play Lebron in Prince. still they cant stop him but maybe contain him.

Becks2307
03-18-2009, 11:52 AM
oh **** i didnt see detroit there

op12
03-18-2009, 11:57 AM
detroit by far. the bulls would be swept. the cats and nj might would steal a game or 2 but doubtful.

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
03-18-2009, 12:02 PM
Detroit for sure.

KnicksorBust
03-18-2009, 12:05 PM
I didn't see Detroit either, they're not slipping down to #8 anyway. I picked Bobcats. They got a lot of defenders who can really harass a player. Raja, Gerald, Emeka. That nice inside-out combo of defenders might be able to keep LeBron in check. Then if Mo Williams gets cold and Felton gets hot who knows. Diaw vs. Varejeo could be a nice matchup in favor of the Bobcats.

La11
03-18-2009, 12:30 PM
chicago

zo#33
03-18-2009, 12:45 PM
Charlotte

Nexus
03-18-2009, 06:48 PM
The Bobcats would get chewed up by LeBron in the fourth.

I like the Pistons simply for the fact they've been there before. If Iverson can exist off the bench they could give someone a scare. Plus I like Prince on LeBron. (I know, Gerald Wallace, but they aren't as good and experienced as Detroit, period).

zachattach
03-18-2009, 08:40 PM
chicago! its all about matchups in the nba and the Bulls match up better then the rest. Rose vs. Willams Gordan/ Kirk vs. West/ Gibbson, then LeBron/ no need vs. Salmons/ Deng , Wallace/ Smith/ Varijeo vs. Thomas/ Tyrus , Big Z/ Varigeo vs. Noah/ Miller .... these teams match up well

superkegger
03-18-2009, 08:42 PM
I highly doubt detroit falls to the 8th seed. So they don't get my vote.

The way the bulls have been knocking of top teams as of late gets them my vote. But none of them will really make it a series. Cavs lose 1 game at most in the first round, if that.

SF25
03-18-2009, 09:28 PM
I could have sworn I saw this poll on espn a few days ago.lol

I said Detroit but Charlotte is up there as well.

oldenpolynice
03-19-2009, 01:22 AM
I think the Bobcats can give the Cavs fits. They're well-coached, play fundamental defense, and have one of those atypical types of teams that somehow find ways to win.

Crash Wallace is one of the toughest players in the league. I think he'd do a solid job on LeBron. Raja Bell can lock down Mo Williams. Emeka Okafor is a presence inside. And Boris Diaw has the kind of versatility that drives teams crazy.

The 'Cats also have Ray Felton and D.J. Augustin, two dynamic guards. If Felton can stay under control, I think Charlotte gives Cleveland a hard time.

nolin
03-19-2009, 02:03 AM
Pistons wont drop to the 8th seed so it has to be the bulls they have the most talent out of any of those teams i think the bulls matchup better with the cavs then they do the celts or magic. bulls always manage to play well in the playoffs as well.

lakerboy
03-19-2009, 03:14 AM
In order:

Detroit
Charlotte
Chicago

todu82
03-19-2009, 10:03 AM
Detroit

Faneik
03-19-2009, 10:06 AM
Detroit because of their huge playoff experience.

hotdogbun
03-19-2009, 10:11 AM
Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetroit basketball

JordansBulls
03-19-2009, 10:33 AM
In order:

Detroit
Charlotte
Chicago

Has Charlotte beaten the Cavs this year?

DreamShaker
03-19-2009, 01:15 PM
I don't see a realistic scenerio in which the Cavs would play the Pistons...no way anyone catches the Pistons for the 7 seed and I don't see anyone catching the Cavs for the 1 seed barring a major injury to Lebron...so I picked the Bulls...alot of long defenders to bother Lebron and D-Rose in his first playoffs could be tough for the Cavs....but yeah no way any of those teams win more than 1 or 2 games if that against the Cavs...

Lakers4ItAll
03-19-2009, 02:10 PM
Det

EX-TREME
03-19-2009, 02:39 PM
i can see detriot or bobcats give them a tough series

mrblisterdundee
03-19-2009, 06:03 PM
I didn't pay enough attention to the question, and accidentally voted for Milwaukee. I think Detroit would give Cleveland the biggest challenge. They have the most experience playing the Cavaliers in the playoffs. They have the most playoff experience, period.

BranWingss
03-19-2009, 06:11 PM
Im gonna go with the Nets. I just feel Vince Carters at the top of his game right now. Everyone is chipping in.

DABEARS23
03-19-2009, 06:12 PM
Chicago would for sure

chicagowhitesox
03-19-2009, 06:22 PM
i think the bulls for sure. they've been playing very wells since their trade.

Derick713
03-19-2009, 06:42 PM
I don't think the Cavs want to see the new and improved Bulls in the first round. The Bulls have the talent and depth to beat the Cavs. The Bulls could get hot and confident and the Cavs could face a tough challenge with the Bulls if they get Luol Deng back.

On paper the Bulls are more talented than the Cavs.

Derrick Rose/Kirk Hinrich
John Salmons/Ben Gordon
Luol Deng/
Tyrus Thomas/Tim Thomas
Brad Miller/Joakim Noah

LTS
03-19-2009, 07:36 PM
Should of picked Detroit but went more adventurous Bobcats but Detroit may decide to stop its free fall in the post season

miller
03-19-2009, 08:24 PM
I'd have to go with Detroit.

JordansBulls
03-19-2009, 08:25 PM
I don't think the Cavs want to see the new and improved Bulls in the first round. The Bulls have the talent and depth to beat the Cavs. The Bulls could get hot and confident and the Cavs could face a tough challenge with the Bulls if they get Luol Deng back.

On paper the Bulls are more talented than the Cavs.

Derrick Rose/Kirk Hinrich
John Salmons/Ben Gordon
Luol Deng/
Tyrus Thomas/Tim Thomas
Brad Miller/Joakim Noah

To me the X factor is how well Salmons plays.