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JordansBulls
12-18-2012, 05:03 PM
Playoff Matchups that you wanted to see happen a certain year, but didn't happen ....

What were some playoff matchups that you wanted to see happen a certain year, but didn't happen that would have made the playoffs even better.

Here are a few that come to mind that I personally wanted to see that would have been good.

Lakers vs Celtics (1985-1986) Would have been good to see if Boston takes out the Lakers this year when losing to them in '85 and '87

Bulls vs Rockets (1996-1997) Wanted to see MJ and Pippen against Hakeem, Barkley and Drexler

Bulls vs Lakers (1997-1998) Wanted to see MJ vs Shaq

Kings vs Spurs (2002-2003) Too bad Webber got hurt or this would have been a good series to see

Heat vs Spurs (2005-2006) Shaq vs Duncan

Cavaliers vs Heat (2006-2007) Wade vs Lebron when Shaq pretty much began to decline

Mavericks vs Spurs (2006-2007) The rematch of the series from the year before.

Suns vs Lakers (2007-2008) Could Phoenix continue to beat the Lakers or will the Lakers get over the hump. Also Shaq vs Kobe (1st time ever in a series)

Rockets vs Celtics (2007-2008) Too bad Yao got hurt or this would have been interesting seeing two top notch defensive teams with 2 stars go at it. Sort of like how it would have been in 1996-1997 with Bulls and Rockets
or even

Spurs vs Celtics (2007-2008) Duncan vs Garnett

Those are just some series that I wanted to see in the playoffs that never happened for that NBA season.

seikou8
12-18-2012, 05:07 PM
cavs vs lakers 08-09 or 09-10

NYYCowboys
12-18-2012, 05:14 PM
Last year Lakers vs. Heat (Kobe vs. Lebron), and this year too.

nickdymez
12-18-2012, 05:15 PM
I wanted Lebron to not fail to make the championship three years in a row while his team had the best or top 4 record in the league and play the Lakers. Oh well.

king4day
12-18-2012, 05:17 PM
04-05 finals - Suns/Pistons: Top Offensive team against possibly the top Defensive team
I forget the year but When KG was hurt and Orlando got to the finals. I think Boston/LA that year coulda been pretty fun. LA was still trying to get over the hump with Pau.

Hellcrooner
12-18-2012, 05:17 PM
I wanter a lakers bulls in 97 and 98.
and a lakers vs Celtics ( or bucks) the year sixers got in the final.
Would have liked a lakers heat in 11

Hellcrooner
12-18-2012, 05:18 PM
I want a lakers vs Knicks this year.
Fav team vs second fav team.

dh144498
12-18-2012, 05:41 PM
I want a lakers vs Knicks this year.
Fav team vs second fav team.

make it happen Stern. :clap:

Bruno
12-18-2012, 05:47 PM
i wish the late 90's bulls and early 2000 lakers could have met in a finals. say in 1999.

ILLUSIONIST^248
12-18-2012, 05:55 PM
Lakers vs cavs 08-09

Guppyfighter
12-18-2012, 06:32 PM
Everyone is saying final type match ups, but people should be thinking first round and second round. Those series have tons of great stuff.

ManRam
12-18-2012, 06:40 PM
We're never gonna get Kobe v LeBron...the two best wings of this era. That's poopie.

Johann
12-18-2012, 06:42 PM
Raptors vs anybody.

ManRam
12-18-2012, 06:45 PM
Everyone is saying final type match ups, but people should be thinking first round and second round. Those series have tons of great stuff.

A lot of greats have stayed in one conference or the other, so the odds of them meeting up in the playoffs are just rarer to begin with. We've gotten a lot more match ups intraconference volume-wise.

smiddy012
12-18-2012, 07:01 PM
Healthy Bulls vs Heat last season... :(

Swift Game
12-18-2012, 07:54 PM
It's got to be Rockets vs. Bulls when Jordan retired..that would have been special instead of Orlando and New York...

Also Lakers vs. Bulls instead of Utah one of those years...

Lakers vs. Heat this year would be a nice decade match up like Lakers vs. Boston 2010.

who would have won that Bulls vs. Rockets mid 90's? I think MJ and the Bulls have a tough out with those Houston teams.

D-Leethal
12-18-2012, 07:59 PM
I would have loved to see Pacers and Pistons go at it in '05 with prime Ron Artest in uniform. That would've been a ****ing series.

JordansBulls
12-19-2012, 12:18 AM
I would have loved to see Pacers and Pistons go at it in '05 with prime Ron Artest in uniform. That would've been a ****ing series.

Yeah that would have been a great series.

RocketLoc80
12-19-2012, 03:20 PM
Bulls vs Rockets-1996 and 97
Knicks vs Bulls-1997( This Knicks team had a legitimate shot to knock of MJ and company)
Kings vs Nets-2002( Kings got robbed in game 6)
Spurs vs Heat-2005( I think Miami would`ve won this one)
Spurs vs Celtics-2008(KG vs Duncan)- I want to know from everybody who would`ve won this
Lakers vs Cavs-2010( Who would`ve won this one?)
Lakers vs Heat-2011( Kobe vs Lebron/D Wade)

JordansBulls
12-23-2012, 04:15 PM
It's got to be Rockets vs. Bulls when Jordan retired..that would have been special instead of Orlando and New York...

Also Lakers vs. Bulls instead of Utah one of those years...

Lakers vs. Heat this year would be a nice decade match up like Lakers vs. Boston 2010.

who would have won that Bulls vs. Rockets mid 90's? I think MJ and the Bulls have a tough out with those Houston teams.
Bulls vs Lakers in 1998 would probably had a 20 Share.