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fairandbalanced
03-23-2010, 12:57 PM
Which team do you think can pull off an upset in the first round?

Milwaukee Bucks
Miami Heat
Charlotte Bobcats
Toronto Raptors
Chicago Bulls

Raph12
03-23-2010, 01:25 PM
The Bucks/Cats could beat Boston/Atlanta.

Boston-Born
03-23-2010, 01:37 PM
I'm a C's fan and I wouldn't be surprised if any of these teams, maybe minus the Raptors, beats the Celtics in the first round.

lakerssssssss
03-23-2010, 01:38 PM
tthe bobcats .

BOSTON617
03-23-2010, 02:12 PM
bucks goood team

HoopsDrive
03-23-2010, 02:15 PM
Bobcats or Bucks. My pick is the Bobcats, they are flying under the radar now, they could easily surprise a top 4 team in the East.

RaiderLakersA's
03-23-2010, 02:42 PM
Add me to the Bobcats trailer. I think they will shock a team or two.

Raph12
03-23-2010, 02:45 PM
Right now it would be the Buck vs the Celts and the Cats vs the Cavs.

Cavs won't be cruising this year in the playoffs, all 3 of these teams could give them a real scare or even pull off an upset over the #1 team in the league.

CheeznWingz
03-23-2010, 02:46 PM
Raptors, considering that they have yet to click this year. Plus no matter who they play in the first round(IF they make it) if they beat a team out, it's an upset regardless.

zadora5
03-23-2010, 02:47 PM
the heat ? of course

IversonIsKrazy
03-23-2010, 03:12 PM
Either Bucks or Bobcats. But considering the fans of Charlotte (if there are any) and their inexperience, i gotta say i could see a Bucks over Celtics upset, more than a Bobcat team upsetting Cavs, Magic, or Hawks.

Iodine
03-23-2010, 03:27 PM
Gerald Wallace!

JordansBulls
03-23-2010, 03:33 PM
Which team do you think can pull off an upset in the first round?

Milwaukee Bucks
Miami Heat
Charlotte Bobcats
Toronto Raptors
Chicago Bulls

Kinda hard to pull off an upset in the 1st round against a good team without a superstar player.

So if I had to rank the probability I would rank them like this.

1. Miami - Wade
2. Toronto - Bosh
3. Chicago - Rose
4. Charlotte - Wallace/Jackson
5. Milwaukee - Bogut

tredigs
03-23-2010, 04:02 PM
As of now the Bulls aren't making the playoffs. If they do, they'll be playing the Magic or Cavs, and they're not beating the Magic or Cavs in a 7 game series.

Honestly, the more I look at it, the more I'm doubting any type of upset in the East. The Bucks have the best chance, but their playoff inexperience and HUGE wild-card issues at point guard make it hard for me to take them against the Hawks or Celtics. They've proven that they have what it takes to beat them in the reg season, but I'm not convinced that this is going to translate into the playoffs for them.

Charlotte's got the next best chance, but again I hate their odds against a playoff Magic or Cavs squad, which is what they're lined up for. Though If they can secure the 6 spot and get the Celtics, I think that could be a great series.

So my synopsis = none will end up winning a series, but I like the Bucks chances the best.

hans dolo
03-23-2010, 04:13 PM
i would lean toward the bobcats due to the nature of surprise they've already given the cavs all season.

bahama0811
03-23-2010, 04:14 PM
The Bucks

CityofTreez
03-23-2010, 04:17 PM
I picked the Bobcats, going out on a limb

The Heat (Dwayne Wade) is the clear favorite.

as for the Bucks, they'll get murdered against the Celtics or Hawks!

Pete Dahh Sneak
03-23-2010, 04:19 PM
The Bobcats

Tony_Starks
03-23-2010, 04:20 PM
If the Bucks play the Celtics at the 4-5 matchup I think they would handle Boston. They're young and athletic and athletic teams give Boston serious problems. Plus the experience of Salmons and Stack coming off the bench will be HUGE come playoff time.

I think Charlotte is good enough to give someone a really good scare but I can't see them beating any of the top 3 teams.

_KB24_
03-23-2010, 04:21 PM
Bobcats and Bucks look really good. I think either has a legit shot at beating anyone in the East not named Orlando.

smith&wesson
03-23-2010, 04:23 PM
If toronto faces boston in the playoffs they have a chance.

Baller1
03-23-2010, 04:43 PM
Any of those teams has a shot at upsetting, except for the Bulls.

Super.
03-23-2010, 04:45 PM
Well....It won't be Chicago....because they wont make the playoffs

bigsams50
03-23-2010, 04:52 PM
Kinda hard to pull off an upset in the 1st round against a good team without a superstar player.

So if I had to rank the probability I would rank them like this.

1. Miami - Wade
2. Toronto - Bosh
3. Chicago - Rose
4. Charlotte - Wallace/Jackson
5. Milwaukee - Bogut

You put Toronto and Chicago above Charlotte and Milwaukee for a possible upset? All i have to say to you is :facepalm:

daliLOLbagaric
03-23-2010, 04:57 PM
the bulls are dangerous when healthy......

............................... and they are getting healthy right now. rose + noah back and this bulls team is making a push. you can tell the difference and this years version of rose has been greatly upgraded, watch out.

:cheers:

SchyGuy11
03-23-2010, 05:05 PM
if the bulls can sneak into the playoffs and have everyone back healthy, easily the bulls are the best of those teams and can pull off an upset

Raps18-19 Champ
03-23-2010, 05:32 PM
Depends on the opponent.

defender4m
03-23-2010, 05:33 PM
dont forget about the nets

Chi City23
03-23-2010, 05:49 PM
Pretty simple, whoever plays Boston or Atlanta. None of the teams listed can beat the Magic or the Cavs in a 7 game series. If the Bucks stay at the 5 or 6 spot then they have the best chance IMO.

MagicDojo
03-23-2010, 05:52 PM
It appears that all the Bucks needed was Salmons to make them a contender.

td0tsfinest
03-23-2010, 05:56 PM
I chose the cats. They seem to play well against the top teams.

Impulse
03-23-2010, 05:59 PM
Wade can take over any game, but I can't get my hopes up. Beasley is gonna need to "B consistent" ((c) McHale) for the Heat to have a chance of pulling an upset in the playoffs.

marlinsfan24
03-23-2010, 06:00 PM
Who ever gets to play the Hawks or Celtics.

JayW_1023
03-23-2010, 06:12 PM
The Bobcats and Bucks can pull off the upset on any team because of their defense.

Tony_Starks
03-23-2010, 06:27 PM
Wade can take over any game, but I can't get my hopes up. Beasley is gonna need to "B consistent" ((c) McHale) for the Heat to have a chance of pulling an upset in the playoffs.


When Barkley called Beasley Tito Jackson the other week that was pretty damn hilarious! Apparently Beasley got very upset about it......

jackdawson
03-23-2010, 06:39 PM
Miami Heat. With a healthy Dwayne Wade, anything is possible. If they play the Hawks, it's pretty much possible because Heat can beat the hawks consistently (as with a 3-0 lead in the season series I believe).

fairandbalanced
03-23-2010, 06:47 PM
the bulls are dangerous when healthy......

............................... and they are getting healthy right now. rose + noah back and this bulls team is making a push. you can tell the difference and this years version of rose has been greatly upgraded, watch out.

:cheers:

When they were on the team and healthy.....they did not seem to dominate anyone, I don't know where you're getting your NBA news from.