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kobe4thewinbang
05-21-2017, 06:52 PM
Is the current one the worst ever?

You have the Celtics, who had their worst playoff loss in team history, despite being the #1 seed and surviving their opponents this far, against the Cavaliers with LeBron in beast mode. Likely a sweep, maybe 5 games max at this point. This is the same Cavaliers team that got smoked in the first half versus the Pacers and same team that almost lost Game 1 of that series.

Then you have the Spurs and Warriors, with Zaza Pachulia arguably injuring Kawhi Leonard by his actions, otherwise ruining what would have likely been a competitive series. The series since then has been black-and-white, after the Spurs seemed to be cruising toward a road victory in Game 1.

They lost Game 3, which just all but kills any hope of the Spurs rallying back, and Kawhi looks unfit for Game 4 as well.

Holy crap! Now the only hope is either a comeback that would rival what the Cavaliers pulled off, or an actually good and injury-free Finals, with two teams that haven't been even tested yet. Neither team is stronger from a tough road, no pound of flesh taken whatsoever.

Or can you think of an even more awful round in history?

Aust
05-21-2017, 06:55 PM
Worst pair of conference finals rounds ever isn't out of the question to me. Unwatchable.

I knew what to expect in the weak East, but when Leonard went down that just destroyed a potentially good series out West.

aman_13
05-21-2017, 07:02 PM
The Warriors were still going to win that series. Let's be real here. What we are getting in the finals is what was supposed to happen anyway. It's just going to happen sooner than expected.

kobe4thewinbang
05-21-2017, 07:20 PM
The Warriors were still going to win that series. Let's be real here. What we are getting in the finals is what was supposed to happen anyway. It's just going to happen sooner than expected.That's debatable! You can't say the Warriors looked good down by 20 in game one. They make the most comebacks, but this is the Spurs we're talking about and Kawhi was clearly the sole reason why they kept repelling any run attempts by the Warriors. That series at least goes five games, with the Spurs likely motivated by the win and clearly by the effects of Kawhi's presence on the court. Even Popovich said his guys gave up Game 2 before the tip-off from the emotional disappointment. Most times that the Warriors have lost a game, it's because the other team is gunning for them and they get overwhelmed, despite Steph's heroics or what-have-you. Clearly would've been a much better series. And the Celtics taking 7 games to beat the Wizards only to get killed by the Cavaliers was as much of a delay as anything else to the 'inevitable' as you put it, but before Kawhi went down and before the Wizards lost that series, the finals were not a guarantee. People loved that crazy thriller between the Wizards and Cavaliers.

kobe4thewinbang
05-21-2017, 07:22 PM
And just to put more gasoline on the fire...
https://www.hoopsrumors.com/2017/05/isaiah-thomas-to-miss-remainder-of-postseason.html

aman_13
05-21-2017, 07:28 PM
That's debatable! You can't say the Warriors looked good down by 20 in game one. They make the most comebacks, but this is the Spurs we're talking about and Kawhi was clearly the sole reason why they kept repelling any run attempts by the Warriors. That series at least goes five games, with the Spurs likely motivated by the win and clearly by the effects of Kawhi's presence on the court. Even Popovich said his guys gave up Game 2 before the tip-off from the emotional disappointment. Most times that the Warriors have lost a game, it's because the other team is gunning for them and they get overwhelmed, despite Steph's heroics or what-have-you. Clearly would've been a much better series. And the Celtics taking 7 games to beat the Wizards only to get killed by the Cavaliers was as much of a delay as anything else to the 'inevitable' as you put it, but before Kawhi went down and before the Wizards lost that series, the finals were not a guarantee. People loved that crazy thriller between the Wizards and Cavaliers.

If you think otherwise, that's fine. I'm just not banking on historical upsets. All I know is we are getting the finals that the majority want to see.