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Chronz
03-20-2012, 11:52 AM
A series in which every game comes down to the wire but one team wins 4-1 ala last years Bulls-Heat ECF. Or a 7 game series in which no game is really in question and the Home team wins every game ala the Hawks-Heat first round a few years back.

Wes_Craven
03-20-2012, 12:04 PM
The Celtics-Bulls series a few years ago, LOL.

But seriously, its really hard to say. I think it depends on the teams/players, remember the Celtics-Hawks series was fun to watch as well. Heat-Hawks, not so much.

CudiOnMyiPod
03-20-2012, 12:09 PM
Mavs beat OKC 4-1 last year in the WCF but every game was amazing.

PrettyBoyJ
03-20-2012, 12:23 PM
That celtics Bull series was pretty epic all the OT games everything going down to the wire

Iodine
03-20-2012, 12:39 PM
Quality> Quantity so.......

beasted86
03-20-2012, 12:49 PM
You know what's funny... people keep talking about how tight a series the Bulls vs. HEAT series was last year, but here are some interesting facts:

Point differential in wins by Miami in the 2011 playoffs:
vs Bulls: +32
vs. Celtics: +38
vs. Sixers: +41

Point differential in losses by Miami in 2011 playoffs:
vs Bulls: -21
vs. Celtics: -16
vs. Sixers: -4

All of Miami's series last year were pretty tight.

heyman321
03-20-2012, 12:57 PM
Quality> Quantity so.......

Less games don't equate to quality.

Baller1
03-20-2012, 01:01 PM
Mavs beat OKC 4-1 last year in the WCF but every game was amazing.

No they weren't... :sigh:

Iodine
03-20-2012, 01:03 PM
Less games don't equate to quality.

For the point of the question they do, or did you miss the whole 5 really CLOSE games part?

heyman321
03-20-2012, 01:13 PM
For the point of the question they do, or did you miss the whole 5 really CLOSE games part?

Then why is this even a question? EVERYONE would obviously prefer 5 close games than some watery series.

Vincent
03-20-2012, 01:16 PM
You know what's funny... people keep talking about how tight a series the Bulls vs. HEAT series was last year, but here are some interesting facts:

Point differential in wins by Miami in the 2011 playoffs:
vs Bulls: +32
vs. Celtics: +38
vs. Sixers: +41

Point differential in losses by Miami in 2011 playoffs:
vs Bulls: -21
vs. Celtics: -16
vs. Sixers: -4

All of Miami's series last year were pretty tight.

Yeah, Miami gets a seriously bad rap about closing games out. They seemed to closed games out just fine in the playoffs last year.

Chronz
03-20-2012, 01:17 PM
You know what's funny... people keep talking about how tight a series the Bulls vs. HEAT series was last year, but here are some interesting facts:

Point differential in wins by Miami in the 2011 playoffs:
vs Bulls: +32
vs. Celtics: +38
vs. Sixers: +41

Point differential in losses by Miami in 2011 playoffs:
vs Bulls: -21
vs. Celtics: -16
vs. Sixers: -4

All of Miami's series last year were pretty tight.
That is interesting, I need to have a look at some of those #'s, but I did feel the Celtics series was closer than perceived as well. Simmons harped on it in one of his articles but the Heat were just closing games out, at times in freakish fashion (some might say flukish), with crazy 3's or that insane run to close Chicago out.

Is that a good or bad thing, there is something to be said for closing those games out but theres also alot to be said for being able to avoid those games. How many comfortable wins did the Heat have compared to Dallas?

Chronz
03-20-2012, 01:24 PM
Then why is this even a question? EVERYONE would obviously prefer 5 close games than some watery series.
I would hope so, but 7 game series are seen as the bench mark for competitive series and in most cases its probably true, but not all IMO.

CudiOnMyiPod
03-20-2012, 05:13 PM
No they weren't... :sigh:

:) Yes they were.

Raph12
03-20-2012, 05:21 PM
In the Finals series the Lakers won in 09; if the Magic make that lob-layup in Game 2 and hit some FTs or foul Fish in game 4; it would be a 3-1 series Magic... Closer games mean closer series IMO.