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J-Relo
04-09-2010, 02:30 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/predictions

What you think?

HoopsDrive
04-09-2010, 05:01 PM
Tried it 10 times for a very small sample but here goes nothing:

ECF winner: Cavs (6), Magic (3), Celtics (1)
WCF winner: Suns (4) [wtf?], Mavs (2), Utah (2), Nuggets (1), Lakers (1)

Finals winner: Cavs (6), Magic (1), Utah (1), Boston (1), Mavs (1)

Yeah...

Note: Lakers got upset by OKC 4 times out of 10...

GodsSon
04-09-2010, 05:11 PM
I've done it before...but the first time I did it just now the Hawks won the championship in an upset over the Lakers

smoochie36
04-09-2010, 05:16 PM
Did it 10 times, and i actually got the heat making it to the finals vs the mavs, and heat win, talk about deja vu

Avenged
04-09-2010, 05:18 PM
WC First round: Thunder, Suns, Nuggets, and Mavericks

WC Second round: Suns and Nuggets.

EC First round: Cavaliers, Hawks, Magic, Celtics.

EC Second round: Cavaliers and Celtics

Finals: Suns vs. Cavaliers.

NBA champions: Phoenix Suns.

:speechless:

8kobe24
04-09-2010, 05:24 PM
I did it once, lakers get knocked out in the 1st round, ... Utah upsets Cleveland for the championship...hmmmm.

nuggetsyankees
04-09-2010, 05:29 PM
it is not logical at all i had phoenix and denver in the second round and they each have a 50/50 chance of winning but phoenix won 8 times out of 10 when they met

Avenged
04-09-2010, 05:31 PM
I did it twice and Phoenix won the championship.. again.

HoopsDrive
04-09-2010, 05:40 PM
Suns were reaching the Finals at an astonishing rate but strange thing is, they never beat the other team in it (was always the Cavs for me).

VRP723
04-09-2010, 05:42 PM
I thought you guys were full of it, but I did it once and the Suns won

HoopsDrive
04-09-2010, 05:42 PM
^Told ya.

VRP723
04-09-2010, 05:43 PM
The next two times I did it the Jazz beat the Magic twice in a row

HoopsDrive
04-09-2010, 05:48 PM
Yeah, Utah went to the Finals twice in my simulations too. Not surprising to me though... considering how many upsets the Lakers seem to be having there.

Avenged
04-09-2010, 05:51 PM
Yeah apparently the Lakers wont even sniff the second round. lol. And the Cavs keep losing in the finals, not surprised. :p

hgtiger32
04-09-2010, 06:23 PM
bracket based on current standings:
WC First Round: Lakers, Suns, Spurs(upset), and Mavs
EC First Round: Cavs, Bucks(upset), Magic, Celtics
WC Second Round: Lakers, Mavs
EC Second Round: Cavs, Celtics(upset)
NBA FINALS: Lakers vs Cavs
NBA CHAMPIONS: Cavs

Bracket Based on Accuscore Rankings
WC First Round: Lakers, Jazz(upset), Nuggets, Spurs(upset)
EC First Round: Bulls(upset over Cavs), Heat(upset over Hawks), Magic, Celtics
WC Second Round: Lakers, Nuggets
EC Second Round: Heat, Celtics(upset over Magic)
NBA FINALS: Lakers, Heat(upset over Celtics)
NBA CHAMPION: Lakers

I did this numerous times each way possible and majority, and i mean MAJORITY of the time it was Lakers or Cavs. Hawks, Magic, and Suns won it once..lol it's gng to be LA/CLE

KingRussell
04-09-2010, 06:48 PM
i got the jazz over magic then jazz over cavs

Agar81
04-09-2010, 06:48 PM
I did it maybe four times and the winners were the Cavs, Lakers, Mavs, and Suns

E.O.21
04-09-2010, 07:00 PM
I just tried it.... Cavs over Mavs hell yeah

mikantsass
04-09-2010, 07:02 PM
This is garbage. I did it 5 times. Only 1 time did the Lakers win their first round series. In fact, they won the title in that sim lol

5 champs were:
Cavs
Magic
Magic
Celtics
Lakers

HoopsDrive
04-09-2010, 07:04 PM
This is garbage. I did it 5 times. Only 1 time did the Lakers win their first round series. In fact, they won the title in that sim lol

5 champs were:
Cavs
Magic
Magic
Celtics
Lakers

Same thing. Lakers on my simulation were getting upset 3 out of 5 times by OKC... unbelievable.

c smooth1810
04-09-2010, 07:14 PM
i did it once by the accuscore rankings and it had bulls winning it all over the thunder.....thing is wrong lol

basketfan4life
04-09-2010, 07:15 PM
well, if holinger knows this thing,cavs is winning this year,10 out of 10.

HoopsDrive
04-09-2010, 07:17 PM
i did it once by the accuscore rankings and it had bulls winning it all over the thunder.....thing is wrong lol

Most surprising team I had going to the Finals was... Boston. Heat went to ECF once and the Thunder twice. Bulls winning this year is just... lol

Burkey3472
04-09-2010, 07:17 PM
The Bobcats won the championship in mine :laugh2:

iFYouSeekAmy
04-09-2010, 07:22 PM
OKC upsets Lakers 10 times ..?

Fireworld
04-09-2010, 07:23 PM
Wow, Cavs beat the Lakers 4 out of 5 times in the finals! with the Caves winning 8 out of a total 10 times. :sigh:

JNA17
04-10-2010, 12:03 AM
got lakers vs cavs finals, lakers winning it

J-Relo
04-10-2010, 05:59 AM
Simulated 50 times (30 Current, 10 Hollinger, 10 Accuscore)

Champions>
Cavs (28)
Magic (8)
Mavs (5)
Lakers (4)
Jazz (2)
Celtics (1)
Suns (1)
Hawks (1)

To sum up, it wouldn't be that bad if not for too big upset ratio for Lakers... Winnings of Jazz, Celtics, Suns and Hawks just show that there might be upset and some underdog might come out. Also it's interesting no Nuggets while Mavs got 5 (10%)... Cavs won 56% of the time...

todu82
04-10-2010, 09:32 AM
When I did it Orlando beat Dallas in the finals.

Young2Kinsler
04-10-2010, 10:16 AM
Like most things on ESPN, looks pretty ignorant. Let's break out the trade machine while we are at it!

mser58
04-10-2010, 10:16 AM
did it once......

Jazz over Lakers
Nuggets over Jazz
Hawks over Cavs
Magic over Celtics

Jazz over Nuggets
Hawks over Magic

Jazz over Hawks

.....
nightmare finals for NBA

Korman12
04-10-2010, 11:35 AM
Lakers v. Cavs first time I did it.

Cavs win.