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Vee-Rex
04-10-2018, 11:28 AM
Hopefully this can be stickied.

1st order of bidness: HOW ABOUT DEM SEEDINGS? The West is CRAZY right now.

If Utah beats GS (likely) tonight, then they'll have the 3rd seed as they would own the tie-breaker between them and Portland (both at 48-33). BUT THEY PLAY EACH OTHER THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON. Winner takes 3rd seed. Loser could drop FAR depending on who wins between the Pelicans vs. Spurs matchup, as well as the Thunder winning.

Denver vs. Minnesota IS FOR ALL THE MARBLES, boyos. Winner is in the playoffs, loser goes home. But it looks like if Denver wins, they can't be 8th seed, but could be as high as 5th? seed, depending on Utah's results along with the Spurs/Pelicans matchup.

The possibilities on seeding are crazy. I'm gonna try to work out possibilities in a moment and update as we go along.

Edit: actually, nope, I give up. Too many possibilities on seedings.

dhopisthename
04-10-2018, 03:15 PM
NBA just put out this very handy breakdown of things.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DacWg9BU0AAsoti.jpg

couple of surprises is that it was believed the Jazz had to win tonight's and Tomorrows game to be the 3rd, but it doesn't appear that way

valade16
04-10-2018, 03:19 PM
After Lillard got hurt Portland started sucking hard. They've lost 4 straight. Outside of them, it's crazy how good all the teams have played down the stretch.

HandsOnTheWheel
04-10-2018, 03:32 PM
IDC what happens, just wanna see OKC or San Antonio face gs 1st round

dhopisthename
04-10-2018, 03:45 PM
I just realized the Warriors last game was tonight. I wonder if they play their starters the full game.

Vee-Rex
04-10-2018, 04:05 PM
I just realized the Warriors last game was tonight. I wonder if they play their starters the full game.

I doubt they do. Their seeding is set in stone. The only reason would be to make sure they have HCA vs. Toronto in the finals but if Toronto beat the Heat tomorrow it won't matter anyway. GS owns the tie-breaker with them and Toronto but they're a game behind Toronto.

So it looks like Utah wins tonight and claims the 3rd seed. Just gotta beat Portland tomorrow to keep it.

dhopisthename
04-10-2018, 05:51 PM
updated table because the NBA messed up the first one

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dacud16U0AAT0VS.jpg

Cal827
04-10-2018, 06:25 PM
A bit unrelated, but I can't imagine the Nerves of fans in Denver at this moment:

The Colorado Avalanche got into the playoffs in a winner take all game vs St. Louis in the last game of the season, for the last open playoff spot in the West in the NHL

The Denver Nuggets have a winner take all game vs Minnesota in the last game of the season for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference in the NBA (Though, depending on Tie-Breakers, they can move above 8th)

Be safe and make sure to check your blood pressure Denver fans.

Dade County
04-10-2018, 11:49 PM
So it's obvious to me that Mil, HEAT & Wiz are trying to position themselves to play against Boston in the 1st rd. If someone k nows the tiebreakers del free to share.

Also I believe that Mil or Miami could also beat the 6'ers, but the League would make sure that series goes 7 games. Side note, if Giannis takes a L in the 1st rd to a team that doesn't have Lbj on it's roster, he might ask for a trade this upcoming off season.

I believe Cav's have the tie breaker over the 6ers... 6ers vs Mil is the key domino effect, if the Cav's decide to actually try and beat the Knicks in their last game.

FlashBolt
04-11-2018, 12:08 AM
A bit unrelated, but I can't imagine the Nerves of fans in Denver at this moment:

The Colorado Avalanche got into the playoffs in a winner take all game vs St. Louis in the last game of the season, for the last open playoff spot in the West in the NHL

The Denver Nuggets have a winner take all game vs Minnesota in the last game of the season for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference in the NBA (Though, depending on Tie-Breakers, they can move above 8th)

Be safe and make sure to check your blood pressure Denver fans.

I love watching Jokic play but Minny needs that spot...

mightybosstone
04-12-2018, 08:34 AM
It's time, ladies and gentlemen! The brackets are lined up and we're mere days away from the start of the playoffs! With that in mind, let's see some predictions for the playoffs, from the first round matchups all the way to the Finals. Just as a reminder, the brackets are:

Western Conference

1. Houston vs. 8. Minnesota
4. Oklahoma City vs. 5. Utah
3. Portland vs. 6. New Orleans
2. Golden State vs. 7. San Antonio

Eastern Conference

1. Toronto vs. 8. Washington
4. Cleveland vs. 5. Indiana
3. Philadelphia vs. 6. Miami
2. Boston vs. 7. Milwaukee

Ahriman
04-12-2018, 08:40 AM
4-5 & 3-6 in the west will be very interesting. Looking forward to those

I'd say this

Western Conference

1. Houston vs. 8. Minnesota => Houston in 5
4. Oklahoma City vs. 5. Utah => OKC in 7
3. Portland vs. 6. New Orleans => New Orleans in 6
2. Golden State vs. 7. San Antonio => Golden State in 5

Eastern Conference

1. Toronto vs. 8. Washington => Toronto in 6
4. Cleveland vs. 5. Indiana => Cleveland in 4
3. Philadelphia vs. 6. Miami => Philly in 6
2. Boston vs. 7. Milwaukee => Boston in 7

mightybosstone
04-12-2018, 08:44 AM
Since I started the thread, I'll be bold enough to start out the predictions.

Round 1

West
Houston over Minnesota in five
Oklahoma City over Utah in seven
Portland over New Orleans in six
Golden State over San Antonio in six

East
Toronto over Washington in seven
Cleveland over Indiana in six
Philadelphia over Miami in six
Boston over Milwaukee in six

Round 2

West
Houston over Oklahoma City in six
Golden State over Portland in five

East
Cleveland over Toronto in seven
Philadelphia over Boston in six

Conference Finals
Houston over Golden State in seven
Cleveland over Philadelphia in five

Finals
Houston over Cleveland in five

R. Johnson#3
04-12-2018, 09:00 AM
Round 1

West
Houston over Minnesota in 6
Utah over OKC in 5
Portland over New Orleans in 7
Golden State over San Antonio in 6

East
Toronto over Washington in 5
Cleveland over Indiana in 4
Philadelphia over Miami in 6
Boston over Milwaukee in 5

Round 2

West
Houston over Utah in 6
Golden State over Portland in 4

East
Toronto over Cleveland in 7
Philadelphia over Boston in 6

Conference Finals
Golden State over Houston in 6
Raptors over Philadelphia in 6

Finals
Raptors over Golden State in 7

Htownballa1622
04-12-2018, 09:28 AM
Western Conference

1. Houston vs. 8. Minnesota Houston in 5
4. Oklahoma City vs. 5. Utah Okc in 6
3. Portland vs. 6. New Orleans Portland in 6
2. Golden State vs. 7. San Antonio Warriors in 5

Eastern Conference

1. Toronto vs. 8. Washington Toronto in 6
4. Cleveland vs. 5. Indiana Cleveland in 4
3. Philadelphia vs. 6. Miami Philadelphia in 5
2. Boston vs. 7. Milwaukee Milwaukee in 6

Round 2:
West
Houston > Okc 6
Golden State > Portland 5

East
Cleveland > Toronto 7
Philadelphia > Mil 6

Conference Finals
Golden State >Houston 6
Cleveland > Philadelphia 6

Finals
Golden State > Cleveland 5

Durant ruined the league. *meow

bootsy
04-12-2018, 10:16 AM
Little surprised to see some predicting the Cavs sweeping the Pacers. The Pacers had their way with the Cavs during the regular season. I know that doesn't mean much but the Pacers beat a lot of good teams this year and the Cavs defense is still atrocious.

GREATNESS ONE
04-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Am I the only one that thins Giannis is going to go off on Boston?

I’m more interested in the potential 2nd round matchups than these matchups. OKC v Houston should be a doozy
TOR v Cleve
Philly v Mil
GSW v NOP/POR

rhino17
04-12-2018, 10:35 AM
Western Conference

1. Houston vs. 8. Minnesota
-Rockets in 4

4. Oklahoma City vs. 5. Utah
-Utah in 7

3. Portland vs. 6. New Orleans
-Portland in 6

2. Golden State vs. 7. San Antonio
- Golden State in 6


Houston beats Utah in 5

Golden State beats Portland in 6

Houston beats Golden State in 6

Eastern Conference

1. Toronto vs. 8. Washington
-Toronto in 5

4. Cleveland vs. 5. Indiana
-Cleveland in 6

3. Philadelphia vs. 6. Miami
-Philly in 4

2. Boston vs. 7. Milwaukee
-Boston in 6

Cleveland beats Toronto in 7

Philly beats Boston in 6

Philly beats Cleveland in 6



.....Houston beats philly in 6

WaDe03
04-12-2018, 10:43 AM
Round 1

West
Houston over Minnesota in 6
OKC over Utah in 6
Portland over New Orleans in 6
Golden State over San Antonio in 5

East
Toronto over Washington in 7
Cleveland over Indiana in 6
Miami over Philly in 6
Milwaukee over Boston in 6

Round 2

West
Houston over Utah in 5
Golden State over Portland in 5

East
Cleveland over Toronto in 5
Miami over MKE in 7

Conference Finals
Golden State over Houston in 7
Heat over Cleveland in 4

Finals
Heat over Golden State in 5

ewing
04-12-2018, 10:47 AM
6ers! Trust the process

HandsOnTheWheel
04-12-2018, 11:36 AM
If Kawhi somehow decides to comes back, Spurs in 6. If not, gs in 6

WaDe03
04-12-2018, 11:48 AM
Western Conference

1. Houston vs. 8. Minnesota
-Rockets in 4

4. Oklahoma City vs. 5. Utah
-Utah in 7

3. Portland vs. 6. New Orleans
-Portland in 6

2. Golden State vs. 7. San Antonio
- Golden State in 6


Houston beats Utah in 5

Golden State beats Portland in 6

Houston beats Golden State in 6

Eastern Conference

1. Toronto vs. 8. Washington
-Toronto in 5

4. Cleveland vs. 5. Indiana
-Cleveland in 6

3. Philadelphia vs. 6. Miami
-Philly in 4

2. Boston vs. 7. Milwaukee
-Boston in 6

Cleveland beats Toronto in 7

Philly beats Boston in 6

Philly beats Cleveland in 6



.....Houston beats philly in 6

If Miami gets swept I'll delete my account.

Scoots
04-12-2018, 11:58 AM
If Miami gets swept I'll delete my account.

You may want to edit that post away.

TheDish87
04-12-2018, 12:05 PM
West
Houston > Minnesota in 6
Utah > OKC in 7
Portland > New Orleans in 7
Golden State > San Antonio in 5

East
Toronto > Washington in 6
Pacers > Cavs in 7
Sixers > Heat in 6
Milwaukee > Boston in 7

WaDe03
04-12-2018, 12:08 PM
You may want to edit that post away.

Nah lol, they're not getting swept

JAZZNC
04-12-2018, 12:15 PM
If Miami gets swept I'll delete my account.

Go Philly!

WaDe03
04-12-2018, 12:19 PM
Go Philly!

It'll give us more time to bass fish together!

JAZZNC
04-12-2018, 12:21 PM
Jazz gotta get one of the first 2 games in OKC to make this a series and Mitchell can't be putting up garbage #'s like he did last night. They have one of the few guys who can negate some of what Rudy does. We're much better coached and better defensively but they've got the kind of offensive firepower that can get you in trouble quickly. I think it's gonna be a great series, hope I'm not wrong...unless the Jazz win easily of course!

JAZZNC
04-12-2018, 12:23 PM
It'll give us more time to bass fish together!

Anything that leads to more rippin' lips is good with me cuz!

FlashBolt
04-12-2018, 12:29 PM
Jazz gotta get one of the first 2 games in OKC to make this a series and Mitchell can't be putting up garbage #'s like he did last night. They have one of the few guys who can negate some of what Rudy does. We're much better coached and better defensively but they've got the kind of offensive firepower that can get you in trouble quickly. I think it's gonna be a great series, hope I'm not wrong...unless the Jazz win easily of course!

If we can control Donovan, I think our offense should be enough. I'm worried about Gobert turning us into a shooting team.. Russell starts chucking once he can't get to the paint.

mightybosstone
04-12-2018, 01:05 PM
Why was the predictions thread merged with this? That seems kind of unnecessary. Predictions don't have to fall under the umbrella of general playoff conversation. And now those predictions will be buried in a thread no one will remember or be able to find a month or two from now.

tredigs
04-12-2018, 02:10 PM
Round 1

West
Houston over Minnesota in 4
Utah over OKC in 7
New Orleans over Portland in 7
Golden State over San Antonio in 6

East
Toronto over Washington in 6
Cleveland over Indiana in 6

Philadelphia over Miami in 5
Boston over Milwaukee in 7


Round 2

West
Houston over Oklahoma City in 5
Golden State over NOP in 5

East
Toronto over Cleveland in 7 (**** the Cavs ; )
Philadelphia over Boston in 5

Conference Finals

Warriors over Houston in 7
Philly over Toronto in 7

FINALS

Warriors over Sixers in 5

COOLbeans
04-12-2018, 02:30 PM
Am I the only one that thins Giannis is going to go off on Boston?

I’m more interested in the potential 2nd round matchups than these matchups. OKC v Houston should be a doozy
TOR v Cleve
Philly v Mil
GSW v NOP/POR

That Portland team had the Warriors number this year unlike any other team. I cannot see the Pelicans beating the Warriors or even pushing it to 6ganes. If you want to see a series, the hope for that Portland dubs matchup

I wanted to see Miami Cleveland

FlashBolt
04-12-2018, 02:40 PM
If Embiid isn't playing, I can see Miami beating them.

WaDe03
04-12-2018, 02:44 PM
That Portland team had the Warriors number this year unlike any other team. I cannot see the Pelicans beating the Warriors or even pushing it to 6ganes. If you want to see a series, the hope for that Portland dubs matchup

I wanted to see Miami Cleveland

You will in the ECF.

WaDe03
04-12-2018, 02:45 PM
The Sixers may very well beat the Heat, it remains to be seen, but those of you picking them to go to the Finaks are on some ****.

COOLbeans
04-12-2018, 03:02 PM
You will in the ECF.

That would be dope

tredigs
04-12-2018, 03:09 PM
If Embiid isn't playing, I can see Miami beating them.

I think he will be back by G3 at the latest. I think Philly cleans them either way. Just more talented up and down the roster.

bootsy
04-12-2018, 03:42 PM
If Miami gets swept I'll delete my account.

Really hoping that happens but you won't do it anyway.

Scoots
04-12-2018, 04:01 PM
Go Philly!

He didn't limit it to the first round. If they get swept at any time he's deleting his account supposedly.

Jeffy25
04-12-2018, 04:03 PM
Any of you guys do a bracket challenge?

tredigs
04-12-2018, 04:10 PM
Any of you guys do a bracket challenge?

Not officially but some of us posted our full picks in the thread

WaDe03
04-12-2018, 04:13 PM
That would be dope

8 years too late but would still be fun to watch.

Jeffy25
04-12-2018, 04:14 PM
Not officially but some of us posted our full picks in the thread

Mine

Houston 4, Minny 0
OKC 4, Utah 2
Portland 4, New Orleans 2
GS 4, SAS 1

Toronto 4, Washington 3
Cleveland 4, IND 1
Philly 4, Miami 1
Milwaukee 4, Boston 3

Houston 4, OKC 1
GS 4, Porltand 0

Cleveland 4, Toronto 2
Philly 4, Milwaukee 1

GS 4, Houston 3
Cleveland 4, Philly 2

GS 4, Cleveland 2

WaDe03
04-12-2018, 04:15 PM
Really hoping that happens but you won't do it anyway.

No I will for sure if they get swept. Let's wager something on your account too then because we need to get you out of here asap.

Jeffy25
04-12-2018, 04:22 PM
The Sixers may very well beat the Heat, it remains to be seen, but those of you picking them to go to the Finaks are on some ****.

Well of course they are going to beat the Heat lol.

I know you are a big homer fan of the Heat, but the chances they pull out a win against the Sixers is incredibly unlikely.

I have the Cavs beating the Sixers in the ECF, but I can see why people believe the Sixers could make the Finals. The Heat and Bucks/Celtics matchups aren't powerful enough. The Sixers are easy to see in the ECF. The question is how dominating can Bron be

Vee-Rex
04-12-2018, 04:27 PM
Well of course they are going to beat the Heat lol.

I know you are a big homer fan of the Heat, but the chances they pull out a win against the Sixers is incredibly unlikely.

I have the Cavs beating the Sixers in the ECF, but I can see why people believe the Sixers could make the Finals. The Heat and Bucks/Celtics matchups aren't powerful enough. The Sixers are easy to see in the ECF. The question is how dominating can Bron be

I know the Sixers are the new hot toy right now but the playoffs ARE a different beast. We see this every single year. It won't be easy for them to reach the ECF, even if they're the most likely candidate right now.

Jeffy25
04-12-2018, 04:42 PM
I know the Sixers are the new hot toy right now but the playoffs ARE a different beast. We see this every single year. It won't be easy for them to reach the ECF, even if they're the most likely candidate right now.

I realize nothing is easy. But even without Embid, Simmons, and Fultz playing well, there is still enough shooting and depth there to help them pull through.

They could be a first round exit, certainly. I just see a fairly easy path to the ECF

tredigs
04-12-2018, 04:50 PM
Fultz had a triple double in the final game and had a pretty damn athletic chasedown block. He's going to be a potent bench option for them in the playoffs. It's a pretty huge win for them to get their #1 pick back in time to work himself into form. They're still a young team, yes, but they're extremely talented and have enough of a vet presence + elite shooting outside of Fultz/Simmons that I think they have a real shot at reaching the Finals.

Vee-Rex
04-12-2018, 04:51 PM
I realize nothing is easy. But even without Embid, Simmons, and Fultz playing well, there is still enough shooting and depth there to help them pull through.

They could be a first round exit, certainly. I just see a fairly easy path to the ECF

High ceiling, low floor. That's pretty much where I have them too.

Jeffy25
04-12-2018, 04:52 PM
High ceiling, low floor. That's pretty much where I have them too.

They are more high ceiling, low floor than any other team in the playoffs this year.

The Spurs and Celtics are missing important guys, if somehow they can return at all, those teams dramatically can change.

Jeffy25
04-12-2018, 04:55 PM
Will Leonrd, Kyrie, or Hayward return at all in the playoffs? Depending of course, how deep each team could potentially go

Vee-Rex
04-12-2018, 04:57 PM
Will Leonrd, Kyrie, or Hayward return at all in the playoffs? Depending of course, how deep each team could potentially go

Kyrie and Hayward are finished. No chance.

Leonard may or may not.

Marcus Smart is set to return later this month I think. If the Celtics reach the 2nd round he should play.

Saddletramp
04-12-2018, 04:57 PM
Will Leonrd, Kyrie, or Hayward return at all in the playoffs? Depending of course, how deep each team could potentially go

Probably not, no and no.

Jeffy25
04-12-2018, 05:00 PM
Kyrie and Hayward are finished. No chance.

Leonard may or may not.

Marcus Smart is set to return later this month I think. If the Celtics reach the 2nd round he should play.

Thanks

tredigs
04-12-2018, 05:04 PM
Kawhi off the bench would be pretty frightening for GS. They'd probably lose honestly. Don't see him returning though.

Scoots
04-12-2018, 05:11 PM
Kawhi off the bench would be pretty frightening for GS. They'd probably lose honestly. Don't see him returning though.

He hasn't played all year ... it may not come that easily for him.

tredigs
04-12-2018, 09:02 PM
It has returned...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_FJUSBFbJM

tredigs
04-12-2018, 09:04 PM
He hasn't played all year ... it may not come that easily for him.

Well, he's played, just not much. I think he'd throw off the starters a bit if injected now, but he'd crush our bench with ease even at 80%.

Vee-Rex
04-12-2018, 09:42 PM
It has returned...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_FJUSBFbJM

:laugh2: that's just awesome. I love game of zones.

tredigs
04-13-2018, 11:59 AM
Here are the Vegas odds for each series: http://https://www.oddsshark.com/nba/nba-playoffs-series-betting-prices

Heaviest to least FAVORITES for their first round series are:

Rockets
Warriors
Raptors and Cavs have the same odds in their respective series
Sixers
Blazers
Celtics
Thunder

Examples:
A $100 bet on the Thunder to beat the Jazz in the first round pays back ~$175 total ($75 profit)
A $100 bet on the Rockets to beat the TWolves pays back ~$103 ($3 profit)

Get that money!

tredigs
04-13-2018, 12:06 PM
Here are the VegasInsider odds to win it all (updated yesterday)
http://http://www.vegasinsider.com/nba/odds/futures/

Warriors 3/2
Rockets 3/2
Cavs 8/1
Raptors 12/1
Sixers 15/1
Thunder 40/1

Warriors and Rockets both 1:1 to come out of the West, followed by the Blazers at 25/1.

To come out of the East:

Cavs 10/11
Raps 2/1
Sixers 4/1

TheDish87
04-13-2018, 12:10 PM
Here are the Vegas odds for each series: http://https://www.oddsshark.com/nba/nba-playoffs-series-betting-prices

Heaviest to least FAVORITES for their first round series are:

Rockets
Warriors
Raptors and Cavs have the same odds in their respective series
Sixers
Blazers
Celtics
Thunder

A $100 bet on the Thunder to beat the Jazz in the first round pays back ~$175 total ($75 profit)
A $100 bet on the Rockets to beat the TWolves pays back ~$103 ($3 profit)

Great that money!

might wanna mention the risk on taking OKC and the profit side for Utah.

tredigs
04-13-2018, 12:11 PM
might wanna mention the risk on taking OKC and the profit side for Utah.

Oh I have Utah. I set out the platter, you guys delve in as you see fit.

tredigs
04-13-2018, 12:36 PM
PredictionMachine (a predictive sports-betting tool that runs 50 thousand simulations for the most likely outcome) however sees it a little differently from the Vegas lines:

984826074474393600






As you can see above, the defending champs of each conference of the NBA may have their time running out among the new leaders. Both the Warriors and Cavaliers have favorable odds among sportsbooks as fans seem to think they've been sandbagging the regular season quite a bit, but our model is not convinced of that notion, largely because of how good their competitors are.

Western Conference Prediction
The Houston Rockets are the favorites to come out of the West and in the NBA Finals. Granted, making the Finals is only occurring 49.1% of the time, but it's much more likely than the Warriors' chances at 29.9%. The reason for this is the Rockets have been every bit as successful on the court as the Warriors this season (even at full strength for either team), and they'll be the beneficiaries of home court advantage throughout the playoffs. With a 39.9% chance to win the NBA Championship, the Rockets are our overall favorites to raise the Larry O'Brien trophy.
Eastern Conference Prediction
The Toronto Raptors, also the beneficiaries of home court advantage in the East, are the favorites to make the NBA Finals in 50,000 simulations. Those odds are just one in three, but the competitiveness in the East is unlike recent seasons we've experienced. The Cavs have struggled, by their standards, and would be underdogs in our numbers (with current rotations + Embiid healthy) to both the Raptors and 76ers.

The Raptors win the NBA Championship 12.1% of the time. The low number relative to the West favorites is in part due to the relatively low chance of coming out of the East, but also the high probability of playing the Rockets or Warriors. The next closest champions to come out of the East are the 76ers at 9.0%. Following the theme, Philadelphia will get home court advantage over the two other contenders in the East (Cleveland or Indiana after Toronto). Given the closeness of the three big teams in the East, home court advantage in those series plays a huge role. The Celtics, though they will share similar home court advantages, have had their chances squashed after Kyrie Irving's season-ending knee surgery.



tl;dr: They have the Rockets as clear favorites.

Let the games begin!

TheDish87
04-13-2018, 12:38 PM
Oh I have Utah. I set out the platter, you guys delve in as you see fit.

id take the Jazz with those odds too

SfgiantsJD3
04-13-2018, 01:04 PM
Eastern Conference -- First Round

(1) Toronto Raptors vs. (8) Washington Wizards

Game 1: Sat. April 14 Washington at Toronto 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2: Tue, April 17 Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV

Game 3: Fri. April 20 Toronto at Washington, 8 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4: Sun. April 22 Toronto at Washington, 6 p.m., TNT

Game 5: Wed. April 25 Washington at Toronto, TBD*
Game 6: Fri. April 27 Toronto at Washington, TBD*
Game 7: Wed. April 25 ;Washington at Toronto, TBD*

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (7) Milwaukee Bucks 



Game 1: Sun. April 15 Milwaukee at Boston, 1 p.m. TNT

Game 2: Tue, April 17 Milwaukee at Boston, 8 p.m., TNT


Game 3: Fri. April 20 Boston at Milwaukee, 9:30 p.m., ESPN


Game 4: Sun. April 22 Boston at Milwaukee, 1 p.m., ABC-R


Game 5: Tue. April 24 Milwaukee at Boston, TBD
*

Game 6: Thu. April 26 Boston at Milwaukee, TBD
*

Game 7: Sat/ April 28 Milwaukee at Boston, TNT
*


(3) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (6) Miami Heat 



Game 1: Sat. April 14 Miami at Philadelphia, 8 p.m., ESPN

Game 2: Mon. April 16 Miami at Philadelphia, 8 p.m., TNT

Game 3: Thu. April 19 Philadelphia at Miami, 7 p.m., TNT



Game 4: Sat. April 21 Philadelphia at Miami, 2:30 p.m., TNT



Game 5: Tue. April 24 Miami at Philadelphia, TBD
*


Game 6: Thu. April 26 Philadelphia at Miami, TBD
*

Game 7: Sat. April 28& Miami at Philadelphia, TNT*





(4) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (5) Indiana Pacers

Game 1: Sun. April 15 Indiana at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m., ABC-R


Game 2: Wed. April 18 Indiana at Cleveland, 7 p.m., TNT-R


Game 3: Fri. April 20 Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPN-R

Game 4: Sun. April 22 Cleveland at Indiana, 8:30 p.m., TNT


Game 5: Wed. April 25 Indiana at Cleveland, TBD
*

Game 6: Fri. April 27 Cleveland at Indiana, TBD
*

Game 7: Sun. April 29 Indiana at Cleveland, TBD
*

Western Conference

(1) Houston Rockets vs. (8) Minnesota Timberwolves

Sun. April 15 Minnesota at Houston, 9 p.m., TNT
Game 2: Wed. April 18 Minnesota at Houston, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Game 3: Sat. April 21 Houston at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m., ESPN-R

Game 4: Mon. April 23 Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m.,TNT-R

Game 5: Wed. April 25 Minnesota at Houston, TBD
*
Game 6: Fri. April 27 Houston at Minnesota, TBD
*
Game 7: Sun. April 29 Minnesota at Houston, TBD*

2) Golden State Warriors vs. (7) San Antonio Spurs



Game 1: Sat. April 14 San Antonio at Golden State, 3 p.m., ABC-R

Game 2: Mon. April 16 San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., TNT-R

Game 3: Thu. April 19 Golden State at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Game 4: Sun. April 22 Golden State at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m., ABC-R

Game 5: Tue. April 24 San Antonio at Golden State, TBD
*
Game 6: Thu. April 26 Golden State at San Antonio, TBD
*
Game 7: Sat. April 28 San Antonio at Golden State, TNT*

(3) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (6) New Orleans Pelicans



Game 1: Sat. April 14 New Orleans at Portland, 10:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 2: Tue. April 17 New Orleans at Portland, 10:30 p.m., TNT

Game 3: Thu. April 19 Portland at New Orleans, 9 p.m., NBA TV

Game 4: Sat. April 21 Portland at New Orleans, 5 p.m.,TNT

Game 5: Tue. April 24 New Orleans at Portland, TBD
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Game 6: Thu. April 26 Portland at New Orleans, TBD
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Game 7: Sat. April 28 New Orleans at Portland, TNT*



(4) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (5) Utah Jazz



Game 1: Sun. April 15 Utah at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m., TNT

Game 2: Wed. April 18 Utah at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m., NBA TV

Game 3: Sat. April 21 Oklahoma City at Utah, 10 p.m., ESPN

Game 4: Mon. April 23 Oklahoma City at Utah, 10:30 p.m., TNT

Game 5: Wed. April 25 Utah at Oklahoma City, TBD
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Game 6: Fri. April 27 Oklahoma City at Utah, TBD
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Game 7: Sun. April 29 Utah at Oklahoma City, TBD*

tredigs
04-13-2018, 02:51 PM
"Clutch shooting" this year (5 minutes or less in 4th quarter or OT in a 5 point or closer game). Sorted by eFG% and removed guys who had the majority of their shots assisted (didn't want just to see role players who were benefitting from star players kicking the ball out).

http://bkref.com/tiny/zEEms

1: KD
2: Curry
3: Waiters (!)
4: LeBron
5: Giannis

Other notables: Kyrie 15th, Harden 21st, DeRozan + Lowry 20/24, Westbrook 30.

valade16
04-13-2018, 03:22 PM
Here are the VegasInsider odds to win it all (updated yesterday)
http://http://www.vegasinsider.com/nba/odds/futures/

Warriors 3/2
Rockets 3/2
Cavs 8/1
Raptors 12/1
Sixers 15/1
Thunder 40/1

Warriors and Rockets both 1:1 to come out of the West, followed by the Blazers at 25/1.

To come out of the East:

Cavs 10/11
Raps 2/1
Sixers 4/1

So Vegas is giving the same odds to a banged up Warriors team as they are to the historically great Rockets? Imagine if the Warriors were fully healthy, they'd be the clear favorites.

tredigs
04-13-2018, 03:25 PM
So Vegas is giving the same odds to a banged up Warriors team as they are to the historically great Rockets? Imagine if the Warriors were fully healthy, they'd be the clear favorites.

Negative. It obviously accounts for Curry coming back as projected in the next 2 weeks.

valade16
04-13-2018, 04:17 PM
Negative. It obviously accounts for Curry coming back as projected in the next 2 weeks.

I don't think that's accurate. Even if he comes back, Vegas is not going to assume full health, they are going to hedge their bets rather than risk losing big.

WaDe03
04-13-2018, 04:48 PM
"Clutch shooting" this year (5 minutes or less in 4th quarter or OT in a 5 point or closer game). Sorted by eFG% and removed guys who had the majority of their shots assisted (didn't want just to see role players who were benefitting from star players kicking the ball out).

http://bkref.com/tiny/zEEms

1: KD
2: Curry
3: Waiters (!)
4: LeBron
5: Giannis

Other notables: Kyrie 15th, Harden 21st, DeRozan + Lowry 20/24, Westbrook 30.

I wonder how different the Heat would be if they had waiters. Personally I think he sucks but he played well last year and was huge in last seasons 2nd half run.

Dragic at 16th, Wade at 27th while no one on the Sixers is even in the top 50. I like that.

tredigs
04-13-2018, 05:55 PM
I don't think that's accurate. Even if he comes back, Vegas is not going to assume full health, they are going to hedge their bets rather than risk losing big.

There's no question as to whether he is coming back. It's assumed he will be back weeks before that series would occur, and therefore accounted for. There's a hedge as to assuming he will be at FULL health, sure, but there is an inherent overplay on the Warriors versus the Rockets by the betting public, which more than counters that. And again, going by the "prediction machine", they just outright think the Rockets are clear favorites based on their simulations (with Curry). Myself, I think the Warriors are slight favorites at full health with Houston having HCA. I also think those who don't understand that the Rockets are legitimate threats at this point (against a full squad Warriors) are living under a rock and are complete idiots when it comes to their understanding of the game.

valade16
04-13-2018, 06:15 PM
There's no question as to whether he is coming back. It's assumed he will be back weeks before that series would occur, and therefore accounted for. There's a hedge as to assuming he will be at FULL health, sure, but there is an inherent overplay on the Warriors versus the Rockets by the betting public, which more than counters that. And again, going by the "prediction machine", they just outright think the Rockets are clear favorites based on their simulations (with Curry). Myself, I think the Warriors are slight favorites at full health with Houston having HCA. I also think those who don't understand that the Rockets are legitimate threats at this point (against a full squad Warriors) are living under a rock and are complete idiots when it comes to their understanding of the game.

And those simulations are going by the data from this regular season which is in essence, worthless to compare since GS (and Houston) have had some many games where they were not at full strength.

As to your point about living under a rock or being complete idiots, If the Warriors cruise through the Rockets at full health will you admit you are a complete idiot who has no understanding of the game?

tredigs
04-13-2018, 06:40 PM
And those simulations are going by the data from this regular season which is in essence, worthless to compare since GS (and Houston) have had some many games where they were not at full strength.

As to your point about living under a rock or being complete idiots, If the Warriors cruise through the Rockets at full health will you admit you are a complete idiot who has no understanding of the game?

It's a compilation of regular season data + stats + "projections". Far from simply reg season data. It's also far from the best predictor, but it's about the best that most of the public has access to.

And sure, if the Warriors just breeze on through the Rockets I will GLADLY eat that crow. But, they won't. They can't. The Rockets are simply too hard to beat to get dominated, by anyone.

valade16
04-13-2018, 06:46 PM
It's a compilation of regular season data + stats + "projections". Far from simply reg season data. It's also far from the best predictor, but it's about the best that most of the public has access to.

And sure, if the Warriors just breeze on through the Rockets I will GLADLY eat that crow. But, they won't. They can't. The Rockets are simply too hard to beat to get dominated, by anyone.

I agree the Rockets are an all-time great team thus far. They are very good. But this whole propping up the Rockets thing by Warriors fans is IMO hedging their bets in case the Warriors lose. It's not about giving the Rockets credit, it's about minimizing the damage if the Warriors fail.

I get the Rockets are a great team. You know who is supposed to beat great teams? The most talented team ever assembled. KD brought this on them. They are the most talented team ever, so the expectation is they beat great teams, otherwise they aren't the best team ever.

tredigs
04-13-2018, 06:53 PM
I agree the Rockets are an all-time great team thus far. They are very good. But this whole propping up the Rockets thing by Warriors fans is IMO hedging their bets in case the Warriors lose. It's not about giving the Rockets credit, it's about minimizing the damage if the Warriors fail.

I get the Rockets are a great team. You know who is supposed to beat great teams? The most talented team ever assembled. KD brought this on them. They are the most talented team ever, so the expectation is they beat great teams, otherwise they aren't the best team ever.
I could care less what the internet forum fans think about my predictions. I'm simply calling it as I see it. Funny that you're trying to have it both ways though. "2016+17: Tredigs just thinks the Warriors are clearly the best team and Curry is the most impactful player... dude is such a ****ing homer". "2018: Tredigs thinks the Rockets actually have a chance against them since they're 100% full health and have HCA. Just hedging his bets its so ridiculous".

No, kids, they're just that good, and I'm not too proud of the Warriors not to recognize that. Their offense is every bit as good as Golden State's (the #'s bore this out in droves), and their defense is VERY close to as good now that Capela has improved + adding CP3/Tucker/Moute. Assuming Curry gets back to full health and they make it to the WCF's, it's going to be a battle for the ages.

valade16
04-13-2018, 07:10 PM
I could care less what the internet forum fans think about my predictions. I'm simply calling it as I see it. Funny that you're trying to have it both ways though. "2016+17: Tredigs just thinks the Warriors are clearly the best team and Curry is the most impactful player... dude is such a ****ing homer". "2018: Tredigs thinks the Rockets actually have a chance against them since they're 100% full health and have HCA. Just hedging his bets its so ridiculous".

No, kids, they're just that good, and I'm not too proud of the Warriors not to recognize that. Their offense is every bit as good as Golden State's (the #'s bore this out in droves), and their defense is VERY close to as good now that Capela has improved + adding CP3/Tucker/Moute. Assuming Curry gets back to full health and they make it to the WCF's, it's going to be a battle for the ages.

No, you're the one who wants to have it both ways. You went on and on about how the Warriors are the greatest team in the history of the league (and that was before they got KD) and now you're afraid they'll lose so you have to backtrack. Do you think the Rockets are the greatest team ever?

Not to mention you are flat out changing what you said with the second bolded. Now you've been caught with talking out of both sides of your mouth and you have to simultaneously talk about how good the Rockets are and how they have all these advantages for why you think that. It is kind of charming watching you squirm.

I said the Warriors at full health would clearly be favored, you disagreed with that. Now you want to throw in the qualifier of the Rockets at full health (implying the Warriors aren't)?

I asked full health. Fully healthy the Warriors should beat the Rockets. If they don't, that will be an upset, even as good as the Rockets are. Because the Warriors are the most talented team ever, they should be beat talented teams. Pure and simple.

tredigs
04-13-2018, 07:34 PM
No, you're the one who wants to have it both ways. You went on and on about how the Warriors are the greatest team in the history of the league (and that was before they got KD... bear in mind that adding KD results in diminishing returns for players like Curry... it's not black and white of simply adding a superstar to a 73 win team and *BAM* they're a superstar-level better.... like many idiots propose) and now you're afraid they'll lose so you have to backtrack. Do you think the Rockets are the greatest team ever?

Not to mention you are flat out changing what you said with the second bolded. Now you've been caught with talking out of both sides of your mouth and you have to simultaneously talk about how good the Rockets are and how they have all these advantages for why you think that. It is kind of charming watching you squirm.

I said the Warriors at full health would clearly be favored, you disagreed with that. Now you want to throw in the qualifier of the Rockets at full health (implying the Warriors aren't)?

I asked full health. Fully healthy the Warriors should beat the Rockets. If they don't, that will be an upset, even as good as the Rockets are. Because the Warriors are the most talented team ever, they should be beat talented teams. Pure and simple.


We don't have to get into the weeds on the subjective argument of whether they were GOAT or not (they are 100% in the discussion before and after KD). And no, I'm not talking out of both sides of my mouth. You're apparently just unable to comprehend what I'm writing. No, the Rockets being healthy is not a qualifier about the Warriors not being healthy. Don't jump to conclusions, you'll just make yourself look stupid. IMO, both teams at full health will be a hell of a series, and one that I expect the Warriors to have to strain tremendously for to be able to pull off. In case it's not clear, I think the Rockets are an All Time Great team as well and I think they would beat the vast majority of past NBA champions.

As far as Vegas goes, the Warriors will be most likely be slight favorites against the Rockets if both go into it at full health, and I'm not sure what your definition of "clear favorites" is, but it will not be more than -150 for the Warriors. And more than likely it will be -130. IE, very slight favorites. IE, exactly where I have them. Keep in mind, the Warriors are a public favorite and are overbet and overpriced accordingly. The actual value line will be closer to the Rockets side than the Warriors, if that makes sense to you.

valade16
04-13-2018, 07:38 PM
We don't have to get into the weeds on the subjective argument of whether they were GOAT or not (they are 100% in the discussion before and after KD). And no, I'm not talking out of both sides of my mouth. You're apparently just unable to comprehend what I'm writing. No, the Rockets being healthy is not a qualifier about the Warriors not being healthy. Don't jump to conclusions, you'll just make yourself look stupid. IMO, both teams at full health will be a hell of a series, and one that I expect the Warriors to have to strain tremendously for to be able to pull off. In case it's not clear, I think the Rockets are an All Time Great team as well and I think they would beat the vast majority of past NBA champions.

As far as Vegas goes, the Warriors will be most likely be slight favorites against the Rockets if both go into it at full health, and I'm not sure what your definition of "clear favorites" is, but it will not be more than -150 for the Warriors. And more than likely it will be -130. IE, very slight favorites. IE, exactly where I have them. Keep in mind, the Warriors are a public favorite and are overbet and overpriced accordingly. The actual value line will be closer to the Rockets side than the Warriors, if that makes sense to you.

I can always tell when I've struck a chord with you by how quickly you turn to insults and condescension. My bet is I was right on the money.

Hey, say what you want. We all heard you talking about how the Warriors were the greatest team of all-time and now suddenly it's woe is us. I get it. You're insecure that your team will crap the bed again like they did vs Cleveland. I've see you've lost a lot of your confidence after that "warriors vs 96 Bulls" thread.

I think the most enjoyable part of all this will be you rooting for the Rockets to at least stay in the series vs the Warriors. It is the double pleasure of getting to rub a Warriors trouncing of the Rockets in your face (if that is what happens).

It's kind of funny seeing Warriors fans turn into as big as ******* as KD as soon as they face any kind of adversity. Guess KD really set the tone for the team lol

tredigs
04-13-2018, 07:39 PM
Ask yourself what you think is more likely, the Warriors losing their potential series against the Rockets (any amount of games), or the Warriors winning in 4 or 5? Assume both are at full health. If you answer B, chances are you pay more attention to hype than substance.

tredigs
04-13-2018, 07:41 PM
I can always tell when I've struck a chord with you by how quickly you turn to insults and condescension. My bet is I was right on the money.

Hey, say what you want. We all heard you talking about how the Warriors were the greatest team of all-time and now suddenly it's woe is us. I get it. You're insecure that your team will crap the bed again like they did vs Cleveland. I've see you've lost a lot of your confidence after that "warriors vs 96 Bulls" thread.

I think the most enjoyable part of all this will be you rooting for the Rockets to at least stay in the series vs the Warriors. It is the double pleasure of getting to rub a Warriors trouncing of the Rockets in your face (if that is what happens).

It's kind of funny seeing Warriors fans turn into as big as ******* as KD as soon as they face any kind of adversity. Guess KD really set the tone for the team lol

No, I just get short with posters who demonstrate a complete lack of reading comprehension and begin to put words in my mouth. Continue acting like a clown though. I'll continue to give rational opinions. Moving on.

FlashBolt
04-13-2018, 07:43 PM
Ask yourself what you think is more likely, the Warriors losing their potential series against the Rockets (any amount of games), or the Warriors winning in 4 or 5? Assume both are at full health. If you answer B, chances are you pay more attention to hype than substance.

Depends if Harden shows up or not. Houston will need CP3/Harden to outplay KD/Curry imo.

tredigs
04-13-2018, 07:45 PM
Depends if Harden shows up or not. Houston will need CP3/Harden to outplay KD/Curry imo.

If Harden/CP3 outplay KD and Curry I think Houston actually wins. KD/Curry getting outplayed is not an option for Golden State if they want to win that series, let alone the absolute pipe dream of a sweep.

valade16
04-13-2018, 07:49 PM
No, I just get short with posters who demonstrate a complete lack of reading comprehension and begin to put words in my mouth. Continue acting like a clown though. I'll continue to give rational opinions. Moving on.

Nah. Here was my post:

I don't think that's accurate. Even if he comes back, Vegas is not going to assume full health, they are going to hedge their bets rather than risk losing big.

And here was your response:

I also think those who don't understand that the Rockets are legitimate threats at this point (against a full squad Warriors) are living under a rock and are complete idiots when it comes to their understanding of the game.


I didn't point any words in your mouth and you essentially called me an idiot who doesn't understand the game. I get it, you insult people and act all arrogant. It's part of your charm. Another part is not admitting when you're wrong.

I get it, you got clowned when you went on and on about how the Warriors were the greatest team ever and then the Cavs beat them. I figured it'd make you more humble or reasonable with your opinions, but all it did was make you more calculating.

I said it before and I got multiple people to agree, Warriors fans now are like Seahawks fans 5 years ago. They want to argue all sides at once.

But I'm glad I got the patented Tredigs "moving on". Can't wait to watch you root for the Rockets!

valade16
04-13-2018, 07:50 PM
If Harden/CP3 outplay KD and Curry I think Houston actually wins. KD/Curry getting outplayed is not an option for Golden State if they want to win that series, let alone the absolute pipe dream of a sweep.

Who is putting words in whose mouths now? When did I ever say sweep?

I just get short with posters who demonstrate a complete lack of reading comprehension and begin to put words in my mouth. Continue acting like a clown though. I'll continue to give rational opinions. Moving on.

tredigs
04-13-2018, 07:58 PM
Nah. Here was my post:

I don't think that's accurate. Even if he comes back, Vegas is not going to assume full health, they are going to hedge their bets rather than risk losing big.

And here was your response:

I also think those who don't understand that the Rockets are legitimate threats at this point (against a full squad Warriors) are living under a rock and are complete idiots when it comes to their understanding of the game.


I didn't point any words in your mouth and you essentially called me an idiot who doesn't understand the game. I get it, you insult people and act all arrogant. It's part of your charm. Another part is not admitting when you're wrong.

I get it, you got clowned when you went on and on about how the Warriors were the greatest team ever and then the Cavs beat them. I figured it'd make you more humble or reasonable with your opinions, but all it did was make you more calculating.

I said it before and I got multiple people to agree, Warriors fans now are like Seahawks fans 5 years ago. They want to argue all sides at once.

But I'm glad I got the patented Tredigs "moving on". Can't wait to watch you root for the Rockets!
No, I did not call you an idiot. I called those who think it would not be a series idiots. If that's you, then yes, I think you're an idiot concerning this subject. I don't mind my takes leading up to the Warriors losing to the Cavs, either. Even looking back, it's obvious that the Cavs simply took advantage of the momentum following the Dray suspension and outwilled the Warriors (let's not pretend like the Warriors did not get the short end of the sticks concerning a myriad of issues leading up to and during that series) and that the Warriors were in fact clearly the superior team. Not every series sees the best team win, especially when you're making proclamations months in advance. I ate my crow immediately, but let's throw a little rationality on that eh?


So, let's get your prediction on paper because you seem very sure of yourself but you really have not said anything of substance. Let's assume the Rockets and the Warriors play with both of their full squads. What is your prediction of what the series line will be, and what is your prediction for how many games the Warriors take to beat them?

valade16
04-13-2018, 08:01 PM
No, I did not call you an idiot. I called those who think it would not be a series idiots. If that's you, then yes, I think you're an idiot concerning this subject. I don't mind my takes leading up to the Warriors losing to the Cavs, either. Even looking back, it's obvious that the Cavs simply outwilled the Warriors (and let's not pretend like the Warriors got the short end of the sticks concerning a myriad of issues leading up to and during that series) and that the Warriors were in fact clearly the superior team. Not every series sees the best team win, especially when you're making proclamations months in advance. I ate my crow immediately, but let's not throw a little rationality on that eh?

So, let's get your prediction on paper because you seem very sure of yourself but you really have not said anything of substance. Let's assume the Rockets and the Warriors play with both of their full squads. What is your prediction of what the series line will be, and what is your prediction for how many games the Warriors take to beat them?

All I've ever said is that if both teams are healthy the Warriors should win. I stand by that. They should beat the Rockets. Kudos to the Rockets if they make it close. The Rockets should not win and they should not have a chance at winning. However you want to quantify that (I suppose no Game 7?) is up to you.

The Warriors when healthy are the most talented team in league history, they should beat every other team in the playoffs, including the Rockets (as good as they are).

tredigs
04-13-2018, 08:05 PM
All I've ever said is that if both teams are healthy the Warriors should win. I stand by that. They should beat the Rockets. Kudos to the Rockets if they make it close. The Rockets should not win and they should not have a chance at winning. However you want to quantify that (I suppose no Game 7?) is up to you.

The Warriors when healthy are the most talented team in league history, they should beat every other team in the playoffs, including the Rockets (as good as they are).

"The Rockets should not have *a chance* at winning". I'll go ahead and give you a Warriors sweep or Warriors in 5 with that verbage. I'll hope you're right but, go ahead and take all other options. We can call a 6 game Warriors win a push, depending on how it goes down. No guess on what the series line will be? Bear in mind it's going to favor your line of thinking, as the Warriors are an overbet team and Vegas likes to take money on them with an inflated line.

FlashBolt
04-13-2018, 09:35 PM
Welp, Trump just ordered military strikes at Syria... let's hope we are alive to see the Playoffs end :D

tredigs
04-13-2018, 09:48 PM
Welp, Trump just ordered military strikes at Syria... let's hope we are alive to see the Playoffs end :D

I've been refreshing CNN every hour the past 3 days waiting for this. ****.

Htownballa1622
04-14-2018, 12:11 AM
Reading that back and forth was a beauty.

I'd have to agree though. Warriors should beat rockets if both are healthy and should be favored to do so.

If the rockets were to win though, I will be worse than lol,please ( miss ya bro).

WaDe03
04-14-2018, 12:41 AM
reading that back and forth was a beauty.

I'd have to agree though. Warriors should beat rockets if both are healthy and should be favored to do so.

If the rockets were to win though, i will be worse than lol,please ( miss ya bro).

rip!

More-Than-Most
04-14-2018, 02:14 AM
Reading that back and forth was a beauty.

I'd have to agree though. Warriors should beat rockets if both are healthy and should be favored to do so.

If the rockets were to win though, I will be worse than lol,please ( miss ya bro).

if the sixers win id have to be banned... rush might do it anyway if the warriors ever lose because the amount of crap i plan to talk at him will be borderline just mean.... giants this and warriors that and ryan howard kjsfgbkhgb ahhhhh lol

Saddletramp
04-14-2018, 04:28 AM
Reading that back and forth was a beauty.

I'd have to agree though. Warriors should beat rockets if both are healthy and should be favored to do so.

If the rockets were to win though, I will be worse than lol,please ( miss ya bro).

Don't sink to that trash level. Good riddance to that terrible poster.

Saddletramp
04-14-2018, 04:31 AM
Who is putting words in whose mouths now? When did I ever say sweep?

I just get short with posters who demonstrate a complete lack of reading comprehension and begin to put words in my mouth. Continue acting like a clown though. I'll continue to give rational opinions. Moving on.

I see what you did there. Beautiful.

And you've hit the nail on the head. We've been saying it for months. Tre's been elevating the Rockets and dogging the Warriors for months because of what Lebron made him eat 2 years ago. It'll either be "Told ya the Rockets were no joke" or "How 'Bout them Warriors!"

tredigs
04-14-2018, 08:46 AM
I see what you did there. Beautiful.

And you've hit the nail on the head. We've been saying it for months. Tre's been elevating the Rockets and dogging the Warriors for months because of what Lebron made him eat 2 years ago. It'll either be "Told ya the Rockets were no joke" or "How 'Bout them Warriors!"
Don't ever let anybody tell you that you aren't a perfectly simple person, Saddle. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Vee-Rex
04-14-2018, 10:32 AM
Free LP!

Saddletramp
04-14-2018, 11:37 AM
Don't ever let anybody tell you that you aren't a perfectly simple person, Saddle. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Yeah, it doesn't take much to see through your ********. That's more on you, though.

Scoots
04-14-2018, 11:40 AM
I see what you did there. Beautiful.

And you've hit the nail on the head. We've been saying it for months. Tre's been elevating the Rockets and dogging the Warriors for months because of what Lebron made him eat 2 years ago. It'll either be "Told ya the Rockets were no joke" or "How 'Bout them Warriors!"

I can't stand some bloviating Warriors fans, but I've been saying the Warriors were not as unbeatable as many thought since last year. They were and are too thin at certain positions, and their act is known now and good coaches have had 4 years to coach and build their teams to stop them while the Warriors get complacent.

The Warriors can win, and should win, but it was never the near certainty people made it out to be.

tredigs
04-14-2018, 12:45 PM
Yeah, it doesn't take much to see through your ********. That's more on you, though.
And in 4 weeks when I'm proven unfortunately correct that it's not a breeze to beat them, I'll expect you all on your knees.

Simple people get caught up in hype and narratives easily, I get it (hell we have Trump in office due to this phenomena), but it does not make you any less simple.

Care to make a series projection? Let's get all your guys cards on the table who are piping up.

WaDe03
04-14-2018, 01:32 PM
I've been refreshing CNN every hour the past 3 days waiting for this. ****.

#blessed

warfelg
04-14-2018, 02:01 PM
"So many people been asking me that (laughing) ... I don't really tie 'em up that tight. I made my shoe to fit me like a sock almost, and be as light as I can.

"And a lot of guys step on my feet, man. A lot of guys -- they play a a little close on me, man. And I wear two pair of socks. I wear a 17 off the court, but I wear an 18 in the game...

"It feels secure. I'm not loose in it, but like, somebody step on the back of my foot ... it does look loose. Usually it's somebody just stepping on my shoe, or something like that. But I'm good."

Even when explaining why his shoes comes off in games KD gives excuses on excuses :laugh: (jovial sarcasm tone here before someone accuses me of being a hater)

JasonJohnHorn
04-14-2018, 02:21 PM
Most people seem to assume that the West is a toss up between the Rockets and Warriors, and while it seems likely that is the case, what is interesting is how close the rest of the teams are.

The third seed (Portland; 49 win) only has two more wins than the 8th seed (Wolves, 47 wins).

Moreover, teams like Utah, New Orleans, and Minny are far better with their current rosters than their regular season rosters.

Utah missed Gobert for parts of the regular season and would have been well over 50 wins with him healthy. Minny took a dip with Butler out or playing injured, and New Orleans seems to be playing better with AD as the focus instead of sharing the limelight with DMC. Each of these teams would have been 50+ win teams with the roster they have going into the playoffs.

So the Rockets, even though heavy favorites, are essentially playing a 8th seed in the first round whose record would have likely been better than that third seed were they healthy all year.

The third and fourth seeds are playing teams that are essentially on parity terms.

I know most people think this playoffs are a formality until the conference finals, but I'm quite excited for these match-ups.

IndyRealist
04-14-2018, 02:38 PM
For reference:
1. Houston v
8. Minnesota

4. Oklahoma City v
5. Utah


3. Portland v
6. New Orleans

2. Golden State v
7. San Antonio

Bostonjorge
04-14-2018, 02:40 PM
This whole thing Leonard is bizarre. Spurs have him listed as ready to go. Spurs reason given for not playing is “Kawhi and his group say he’s not ready”.

KobeOwnSU
04-14-2018, 02:48 PM
I think the entire playoffs, east and west, are going to be crazy good. I'm pumped.

Saddletramp
04-14-2018, 04:26 PM
And in 4 weeks when I'm proven unfortunately correct that it's not a breeze to beat them, I'll expect you all on your knees.

Simple people get caught up in hype and narratives easily, I get it (hell we have Trump in office due to this phenomena), but it does not make you any less simple.

Care to make a series projection? Let's get all your guys cards on the table who are piping up.

Fully healthy for both teams? GS in 6. Maybe 5. I'm hoping I'm wrong.

The Rockets are like the Raptors. I won't believe they can get it done until they get it done.

valade16
04-14-2018, 04:46 PM
And in 4 weeks when I'm proven unfortunately correct that it's not a breeze to beat them, I'll expect you all on your knees.

Simple people get caught up in hype and narratives easily, I get it (hell we have Trump in office due to this phenomena), but it does not make you any less simple.

Care to make a series projection? Let's get all your guys cards on the table who are piping up.

I say GS in 6 with the series progressing either 3-1 GS (before Houston wins Game 5) or tied 2-2 with GS taking the next two.

In either case, outside taking Game 1, Houston won't be in a position to win the series and generally won't have the upper hand in the 2nd half of the series.

tredigs
04-14-2018, 06:53 PM
So all 3 of us agree GS in 6 is among the most likely scenario. I just think it will be a battle that could easily go 7 or wind up with a Houston victory of the Warriors don't bring it. If you think the series will be a breeze, then you should be comfortable saying GS in 5 and no more.

ewing
04-14-2018, 07:04 PM
Houston in 4. GS is soft and cracking mentally. The second it gets tough KD and Green will go full baby and lose all composure


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More-Than-Most
04-14-2018, 07:19 PM
So all 3 of us agree GS in 6 is among the most likely scenario. I just think it will be a battle that could easily go 7 or wind up with a Houston victory of the Warriors don't bring it. If you think the series will be a breeze, then you should be comfortable saying GS in 5 and no more.

Warriors in 5 .... not only am I comfortable i feel like the warriors in 3 of the 4 wins will win by 15 plus

tredigs
04-14-2018, 07:37 PM
Warriors in 5 .... not only am I comfortable i feel like the warriors in 3 of the 4 wins will win by 15 plus

Atta boy. At least one of you misguided dunces has nuts.

tredigs
04-14-2018, 08:14 PM
To be clear, to win "with ease" you are saying it goes 4 or 5. 6 or 7 is reserved for the tougher series. I was being too kind saying 6 games is a push. It's not.

tredigs
04-14-2018, 08:43 PM
Fully healthy for both teams? GS in 6. Maybe 5. I'm hoping I'm wrong.

The Rockets are like the Raptors. I won't believe they can get it done until they get it done.

I respect that you recognize that the Rockets have a beta little ***** as a leader when it comes to close out games, but unfortunately CP3 is a fierce playoff competitor and the team as a whole is just beastly on both ends right now. If they go down, I can guarantee it will not be quietly.

Htownballa1622
04-14-2018, 10:43 PM
I respect that you recognize that the Rockets have a beta little ***** as a leader when it comes to close out games, but unfortunately CP3 is a fierce playoff competitor and the team as a whole is just beastly on both ends right now. If they go down, I can guarantee it will not be quietly.

I know you're not talking about beta *****s with the biggest ***y on your squad.

Let's not get attitude and ability mixed up.

Saddletramp
04-14-2018, 11:25 PM
I respect that you recognize that the Rockets have a beta little ***** as a leader when it comes to close out games, but unfortunately CP3 is a fierce playoff competitor and the team as a whole is just beastly on both ends right now. If they go down, I can guarantee it will not be quietly.

And Paul has never been out of the second round, but hey, saying CP3 is a juggernaut helps your narrative by building UP the Rockets and by taking a stab at Harden. You're nothing if not predictable.

Saddletramp
04-14-2018, 11:49 PM
I know you're not talking about beta *****s with the biggest ***y on your squad.

Let's not get attitude and ability mixed up.

Yeah, Harden wanted his own team to lead and be The Man. Durant pussed out and his hanging on as a coattail rider. Has Harden had some bad games in the playoffs? Yeah, but so has Curry. And Klay. And Durant. Durant coughed up a 3-1 lead playing alongside the next MVP and Klay and Curry coughed up 3-1 leads together with Green.


**** outta here with that beta ********.

Scoots
04-14-2018, 11:58 PM
No need to feed the troll.

ewing
04-15-2018, 12:02 AM
No need to feed the troll.

He makes a good point



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Saddletramp
04-15-2018, 12:10 AM
No need to feed the troll.

Yeah.......when is this guy leaving for that other website again? He's like the drunk at the end of the bar that says he's quitting the sauce every once in awhile but he's back within' days.

tredigs
04-15-2018, 02:27 PM
Yeah.......when is this guy leaving for that other website again? He's like the drunk at the end of the bar that says he's quitting the sauce every once in awhile but he's back within' days.
Crazy new internet invention where they're letting you visit multiple sites... Sometimes even at once! The future man. Cute how shook you get though.

@Scoots, just because you're part of the congregate that gets mocked, does not make it a troll. Feel free to point out what facet of my posts you think is trolling though. All ears buddy.

Cal827
04-15-2018, 02:33 PM
Predictions:


Raptors over Wizards in 6
Boston over Milwaukee in 7
Heat over 6ers in 7
Pacers over Cavs in 6

Rockets over T'wolves in 7
Warriors over Spurs in 5
Thunder over Jazz in 5
Blazers over Pelicans in 7

2nd Round:

Raptors over Pacers in 7
Heat over Celtics in 7

Rockets over Thunder in 7
Warriors over Portland in 5

Conference:

Raptors over Heat in 6
Houston over Warriors in 7

Finals:

Houston over Toronto in 6

... So I can see after day 1, that most of my predictions are probably gonna be way off :laugh2:

Jeffy25
04-21-2018, 01:17 PM
Predictions:


Raptors over Wizards in 6
Boston over Milwaukee in 7
Heat over 6ers in 7
Pacers over Cavs in 6

Rockets over T'wolves in 7
Warriors over Spurs in 5
Thunder over Jazz in 5
Blazers over Pelicans in 7

2nd Round:

Raptors over Pacers in 7
Heat over Celtics in 7

Rockets over Thunder in 7
Warriors over Portland in 5

Conference:

Raptors over Heat in 6
Houston over Warriors in 7

Finals:

Houston over Toronto in 6

... So I can see after day 1, that most of my predictions are probably gonna be way off :laugh2:

Mine

Houston 4, Minny 0
OKC 4, Utah 2
Portland 4, New Orleans 2
GS 4, SAS 1

Toronto 4, Washington 3
Cleveland 4, IND 1
Philly 4, Miami 1
Boston 4, Milwaukee 3

Houston 4, OKC 1
GS 4, Porltand 0

Cleveland 4, Toronto 2
Philly 4, Boston 1

GS 4, Houston 3
Cleveland 4, Philly 2

GS 4, Cleveland 2


So...Same boat.


I'm doing a scoring system with some buddies, who all turned in brackets.

You get 3 points for a first round accurate prediction, and you get 2 additional points for predicting the right number of games, and 1 point if you were one game off.

So for example, if you said Houston over Minnesota in 5 games, and the Rockets win in 4, you get 4 points. If they win in 5, you get 5 points, if they win in 6, you get 4 points, if they win in 7, you get 3 points.

The scoring doubles in round 2, you get 6 points for getting the team right. Goes to 10 points if you get round 3 right, and you get 15 points for predicting the Finals winner.

Meanwhile, the number of games continues to give you bonus points.


As of now:

I have Houston right. I need OKC to win their round and only lose once more.
I need Portland to sweep their way to victory
I need SAS to win game 4 and lose game 5
Washington can win 2 more games, but Toronto needs to win out
I need Cleveland to sweep the Pacers from this point forward
Philly to win their next 2
And I need Boston and Milwaukee to go 7


I'm in real trouble if the Pacers beat the Cavs, because I have them in the Finals. But damn, I was probably way wrong on them now that I'm seeing how they are playing. Bron is in trouble against good teams. He could still will his way there, but I think it's pretty unlikely at this point.

I'm starting to think Houston might be the team to beat overall.

Scoots
04-21-2018, 02:46 PM
The East has no sweeps and the West has 3 potential sweeps. That fits the narrative that the West is top heavy, except the lower seed is ahead in one of the West series.

warfelg
04-22-2018, 08:34 AM
The East has no sweeps and the West has 3 potential sweeps. That fits the narrative that the West is top heavy, except the lower seed is ahead in one of the West series.

The east also has one lower seed ahead.

But I think here would be the narrative I build (I know after yesterday things have changed some):
The west has the better top, with one weak team mixed in. The bottom of the west may have a few overrated teams mixed in with it. We got one west team lower because of the absence of a player, while one of the top teams got there because of the absence of said player. Despite the west being talked about as so go, it's really still a 2 team race.

The east is a 'thicker' conference in the middle. The east is going to have it's doubters because of injuries effect, but the 2-8 seeds in the east are closer matched. Despite not being as 'quality' as the west, the east's playoffs have the potential to be more exciting because you got a larger number of teams that could make a run in the playoffs and get deep.

I really think the East v West thing tends to get overblown. The East isn't that bad, the West isn't that great. The true disparity right now lies in that the top of the West is better than the top of the East, but the 'core' of the East is better than the 'core' of the West. Granted there's still a lot of other issues with the East, that I won't deny. I've covered it a few times.

Heediot
04-22-2018, 09:39 AM
TBH a team like Denver would challenge for a spot in the ECF.

tredigs
04-22-2018, 10:42 AM
The east also has one lower seed ahead.

But I think here would be the narrative I build (I know after yesterday things have changed some):
The west has the better top, with one weak team mixed in. The bottom of the west may have a few overrated teams mixed in with it. We got one west team lower because of the absence of a player, while one of the top teams got there because of the absence of said player. Despite the west being talked about as so go, it's really still a 2 team race.

The east is a 'thicker' conference in the middle. The east is going to have it's doubters because of injuries effect, but the 2-8 seeds in the east are closer matched. Despite not being as 'quality' as the west, the east's playoffs have the potential to be more exciting because you got a larger number of teams that could make a run in the playoffs and get deep.

I really think the East v West thing tends to get overblown. The East isn't that bad, the West isn't that great. The true disparity right now lies in that the top of the West is better than the top of the East, but the 'core' of the East is better than the 'core' of the West. Granted there's still a lot of other issues with the East, that I won't deny. I've covered it a few times.

What's "thicker" about the East? A team with PG and Westbrook and Adams is going to lose in the first round to this imposing Jazz squad, and the Pels have been playing like world beaters the past few months. Also consider that San Antonio is playing without a top 5 player in the league (I suppose we will see if and where he moves... But somehow I don't think it's East). The West has both significantly more talent, it has the best teams, and it has the best "pretenders" to make the Finals (Utah and New Orleans). Hell both those teams would probably come out of the East.

Vee-Rex
04-22-2018, 03:57 PM
There should be a LOT of dudes eating crow about Anthony Davis right now, when I've been arguing for the past few years that he shouldn't be blamed for the Pelicans lack of playoff appearances and success.

But I doubt they say anything.

Heediot
04-22-2018, 06:08 PM
There should be a LOT of dudes eating crow about Anthony Davis right now, when I've been arguing for the past few years that he shouldn't be blamed for the Pelicans lack of playoff appearances and success.

But I doubt they say anything.

Yeah. I'm eating that crow. What I like most about AD is his composure and mental toughness. Very even keeled, doesn't get rattled.flustered good or bad. Guys like Kat and Jokic aren't really close in that department IMO.

I don't feel bad about thinking that it's harder for bigs to control a game offensively though. The chemistry and cohesiveness of the Pelicans right now is bringing out the best out of AD. With DMC's usage going to better play-makers the ball/team is in a better position for everyone. Difference between AD and DMC is AD is quick decision maker, he doesn't really stall an offense. I think the Pelicans offense is flowing better without DMC. I still think DMC is a usable and highly effective player in the right system/context though and could contribute to a elite team.

tredigs
04-22-2018, 07:59 PM
There should be a LOT of dudes eating crow about Anthony Davis right now, when I've been arguing for the past few years that he shouldn't be blamed for the Pelicans lack of playoff appearances and success.

But I doubt they say anything.

AD can be inconsistent, to be honest. He has been fantastic the past few months though, and his D is the best it's been. He also had huge injury concerns that he has shut the door on the past two seasons. That was by far his biggest issue. He's going to give the Warriors hell in round 2.

Jeffy25
04-23-2018, 03:53 AM
There should be a LOT of dudes eating crow about Anthony Davis right now, when I've been arguing for the past few years that he shouldn't be blamed for the Pelicans lack of playoff appearances and success.

But I doubt they say anything.

It's crazy, all he needs as a play maker like Rajon Rondo, and he's set.

tredigs
04-23-2018, 06:09 AM
It's crazy, all he needs as a play maker like Rajon Rondo, and he's set.
He literally has that, so, championship?

Jeffy25
04-23-2018, 10:12 PM
He literally has that, so, championship?

Unfortunately, there are also other great players and teams out there.

tredigs
04-23-2018, 10:34 PM
Unfortunately, there are also other great players and teams out there.

Right, so he needs more than "all he needs". Roger.

kobe4thewinbang
04-25-2018, 04:21 PM
Where do y'all stand on your predictions? I never posted mine fully, but I jotted them down in my head. Admittedly, I was wrong on some of them.

Blazers vs Pelicans: Pelicans history was against them. I thought Blazers would win 4-2.
Rockets vs Timberwolves: Rockets in 5. Still could go that way. Thought T'Wolves would lose 'better'.
Warriors vs Spurs: 4-1, Warriors. So I was right here.
Thunder vs Jazz: I thought maybe 6 games, but definitely OKC. So much for that.

Pacers vs Cavs: 4-1, Cavs. I can't believe this is going at least 6 games.
Raptors vs Wizards: 4-1, maybe even 4-0 Raptors.
I thought the "finally strong and serious" Raptors would do better here. They're still not legit.
Bucks vs Celtics: I thought Celtics would take this in 4 or 5.
Looks like it will be over in Game 6, but Bucks have surprised me after slipping there at the end of season.
Heat vs 76ers: I thought the 76ers would win, 4-2, but they came back faster than I thought. Good stuff.

I'm still pulling for the Rockets to win it all. Rockets/Cavs is my prediction. Don't believe in the Raptors or Celtics without Irving. And I really don't want to see the Raptors get killed by Rockets or Warriors.

The only problem is the Cavs potentially dying on the way there, lol. The freaking Pacers, wow.

I'd take the Rockets in 7, actually. I could see them doing it in 6, but Game 7 would be on their court. Their scoring is dangerous, and it doesn't help that the Cavaliers no longer have a Kyrie anymore to contend with that firepower that Harden has all by himself. Glad to see Korver come back to life somewhat, but Houston's defense is better. They have Capela to contend with LeBron. Shooters more reliable than Cleveland and Chris Paul to boot.

If it happens to be the Warriors, they probably sweep Cleveland this time around. I'm just hoping Rockets do it.

tredigs
04-25-2018, 08:16 PM
Where do y'all stand on your predictions? I never posted mine fully, but I jotted them down in my head. Admittedly, I was wrong on some of them.

Blazers vs Pelicans: Pelicans history was against them. I thought Blazers would win 4-2.
Rockets vs Timberwolves: Rockets in 5. Still could go that way. Thought T'Wolves would lose 'better'.
Warriors vs Spurs: 4-1, Warriors. So I was right here.
Thunder vs Jazz: I thought maybe 6 games, but definitely OKC. So much for that.

Pacers vs Cavs: 4-1, Cavs. I can't believe this is going at least 6 games.
Raptors vs Wizards: 4-1, maybe even 4-0 Raptors.
I thought the "finally strong and serious" Raptors would do better here. They're still not legit.
Bucks vs Celtics: I thought Celtics would take this in 4 or 5.
Looks like it will be over in Game 6, but Bucks have surprised me after slipping there at the end of season.
Heat vs 76ers: I thought the 76ers would win, 4-2, but they came back faster than I thought. Good stuff.

I'm still pulling for the Rockets to win it all. Rockets/Cavs is my prediction. Don't believe in the Raptors or Celtics without Irving. And I really don't want to see the Raptors get killed by Rockets or Warriors.

The only problem is the Cavs potentially dying on the way there, lol. The freaking Pacers, wow.

I'd take the Rockets in 7, actually. I could see them doing it in 6, but Game 7 would be on their court. Their scoring is dangerous, and it doesn't help that the Cavaliers no longer have a Kyrie anymore to contend with that firepower that Harden has all by himself. Glad to see Korver come back to life somewhat, but Houston's defense is better. They have Capela to contend with LeBron. Shooters more reliable than Cleveland and Chris Paul to boot.

If it happens to be the Warriors, they probably sweep Cleveland this time around. I'm just hoping Rockets do it.

Pretty bold sticking with the Cavs lol. I give 'em 50/50 at best to get out of the 1st round, and going down in the 2nd if so (original pick was them going down in the 2nd to the Raptors). I had Sixers in the Finals though. I feel stronger about that now.

Had the Rockets in 4. Rockets are going to win in 5 most likely.
Had Warriors in 6. Probably should have gone 6, but they got away with 5.
Had Pels in 7, but they made easy work of the 3 seed. They looked the best of any 1st round team.
Had Jazz in 7. Should be over tonight. Game 6 at worst.

Had Sixers in 5, nailed that one.
Had Boston in 7. They're winning in 6 or 7.
Had Raps in 6. I still think that's what it will be.
Had Cavs in 6. At this point I think whoever wins tonight will take it down. I won't be shocked in the least if Ind wins.

Jeffy25
04-27-2018, 02:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zblbazStuGY

Facts

Cal827
04-27-2018, 10:45 AM
Predictions:


Raptors over Wizards in 6
Boston over Milwaukee in 7
Heat over 6ers in 7
Pacers over Cavs in 6

Rockets over T'wolves in 7
Warriors over Spurs in 5 :D
Thunder over Jazz in 5
Blazers over Pelicans in 7

2nd Round:

Raptors over Pacers in 7
Heat over Celtics in 7

Rockets over Thunder in 7
Warriors over Portland in 5

Conference:

Raptors over Heat in 6
Houston over Warriors in 7

Finals:

Houston over Toronto in 6

... So I can see after day 1, that most of my predictions are probably gonna be way off :laugh2:

Well, at least I called myself to be way off :laugh2:

c.c.
04-27-2018, 11:04 AM
These Eastern Conference teams taking forever to close out their opponents smh

Cal827
04-27-2018, 11:07 AM
These Eastern Conference teams taking forever to close out their opponents smh

Now watch each of the East Series still going last 7 games, and go to Quintuple OT

TheDish87
04-27-2018, 11:56 AM
These Eastern Conference teams taking forever to close out their opponents smh

lol who cares?

tredigs
04-29-2018, 06:55 PM
Round 1

West
Houston over Minnesota in 4
Utah over OKC in 7
New Orleans over Portland in 7
Golden State over San Antonio in 6

East
Toronto over Washington in 6
Cleveland over Indiana in 6

Philadelphia over Miami in 5
Boston over Milwaukee in 7


Round 2

West
Houston over Oklahoma City in 5
Golden State over NOP in 5

East
Toronto over Cleveland in 7 (**** the Cavs ; )
Philadelphia over Boston in 5

Conference Finals

Warriors over Houston in 7
Philly over Toronto in 7

FINALS

Warriors over Sixers in 5

8 for 8 with 3 aces in round 1.

D-Leethal
04-29-2018, 07:42 PM
8 for 8 with 3 aces in round 1.

How does OKC play in round 2 after losing to Utah?

tredigs
04-29-2018, 07:53 PM
How does OKC play in round 2 after losing to Utah?
That was just a mis-type. I had/have Houston in 5 over Utah.

Cal827
04-30-2018, 12:01 AM
8 for 8 with 3 aces in round 1.

Well done :clap: ... I got 4/8 with 3 aces

:laugh2: Thank you Toronto/Boston from my picks from being a monumental train wreck


Well time to be wrong about the second round:

Toronto over Cleveland in 6 ** (Was wrong about Indiana in first round)
Philly over Boston in 6 ** (Was wrong about Miami in the first round)

Houston over Utah in 4 ** (Was Wrong on OKC in the first round
Warriors over Pelicans in 6 **(Was horribly wrong about Portland in the first round)

ewing
04-30-2018, 12:12 AM
Well done :clap: ... I got 4/8 with 3 aces

:laugh2: Thank you Toronto/Boston from my picks from being a monumental train wreck


Well time to be wrong about the second round:

Toronto over Cleveland in 6 ** (Was wrong about Indiana in first round)
Philly over Boston in 6 ** (Was wrong about Miami in the first round)

Houston over Utah in 4 ** (Was Wrong on OKC in the first round
Warriors over Pelicans in 6 **(Was horribly wrong about Portland in the first round)

I agree with you on everything but think the Jazz win a game.

ewing
05-06-2018, 12:31 AM
Are Rando and Al Hartford showing anyone how valuable old schooled range play and paced decesion making can be? Al Hartford is controlling games and if you defend Rando at all he picks you apart


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warfelg
05-06-2018, 08:56 AM
Are Rando and Al Hartford showing anyone how valuable old schooled range play and paced decesion making can be? Al Hartford is controlling games and if you defend Rando at all he picks you apart


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I don't know who Rando and Hartford are, but Horford isn't really doing much different. He's a smart vet player who knows how to game things in his favor. Rondo is showing he can't be the guy like he claimed and needs to be the 3rd or 4th guy who sets up better shooters.

IndyRealist
05-09-2018, 10:02 AM
Anyone else disappointed with how uncompetitive the semis have been? It's like teams are content with just getting out of the 1st round.

ewing
05-09-2018, 10:10 AM
I don't know who Rando and Hartford are, but Horford isn't really doing much different. He's a smart vet player who knows how to game things in his favor. Rondo is showing he can't be the guy like he claimed and needs to be the 3rd or 4th guy who sets up better shooters.

oh you know

TrueFan420
05-09-2018, 10:26 AM
Ready for the Finals!!!! This is going to be a fantastic series. Rockets vs Warriors.

Jamiecballer
05-09-2018, 01:29 PM
told y'all Dwayne Casey had the COY locked up. and yet, still i hope they move on ASAP.

tredigs
05-09-2018, 05:46 PM
told y'all Dwayne Casey had the COY locked up. and yet, still i hope they move on ASAP.

It's voted on by coaches. No way to know how they'll vote. It's possible there's some jealousy of all the adulation that Stevens gets. As he is the actual COY and he did not receive a single vote.

Cal827
05-09-2018, 11:05 PM
It's voted on by coaches. No way to know how they'll vote. It's possible there's some jealousy of all the adulation that Stevens gets. As he is the actual COY and he did not receive a single vote.

There's speculation they leaked it so quickly after Toronto's elimination as a way to try to protect Casey, as it seems quite possible that he's fired after their pathetic performance against Cleveland (Again). Eventually, some of the Toronto media will stop making excuses, and realize that Casey's defensive schemes were crap and he's been outcoached by Tryon Lue. There's losing a long, hardfought 6 or 7 game series, and there's losing in 4 games as a 59 win team... in the second round :laugh2:

Yeah, the lack of votes for Stevens seems like a **** move by the other coaches. Stevens is clearly COY. Even from a season perspective, that team was very, very good, despite not having either of their stars for siginificant parts of the season; I never seen a team as lucky as Toronto this year when it came to injuries.

FlashBolt
05-09-2018, 11:59 PM
Pretty pathetic for them to treat Stevens like that. It seems that Brad is creating a coaching criteria that most team owners and management are looking for and that means the coaching market is tightening up. How he doesn't get a single vote would be the biggest robbery in basketball this season. Words will and can not express how great of a job Brad has done. I look across the league and you can just see how much better they would be if Brad was the coach. Like, at some point, you just gotta admit that Brad is a genius of a coach. Al Horford came out the other day and said the same thing. This is Horford who played under Budenholzer - who was with Pop for almost two decades.

warfelg
05-10-2018, 12:08 AM
Pretty pathetic for them to treat Stevens like that. It seems that Brad is creating a coaching criteria that most team owners and management are looking for and that means the coaching market is tightening up. How he doesn't get a single vote would be the biggest robbery in basketball this season. Words will and can not express how great of a job Brad has done. I look across the league and you can just see how much better they would be if Brad was the coach. Like, at some point, you just gotta admit that Brad is a genius of a coach. Al Horford came out the other day and said the same thing. This is Horford who played under Budenholzer - who was with Pop for almost two decades.

I know the same guys that vote for executive of the year don’t vote for COTY; but it’s a double edged sword right? If Stevens won, and Ainge won then you say Brad did what was expected. If Stevens wins then you can say he over achieved with what Ainge gave him. If Ainge wins, Stevens is great because Ainge gave him a great team.

I dunno his name but I think Utah’s GM gets that one.

FlashBolt
05-10-2018, 12:18 AM
I know the same guys that vote for executive of the year don’t vote for COTY; but it’s a double edged sword right? If Stevens won, and Ainge won then you say Brad did what was expected. If Stevens wins then you can say he over achieved with what Ainge gave him. If Ainge wins, Stevens is great because Ainge gave him a great team.

I dunno his name but I think Utah’s GM gets that one.

Nope, it's not. If Doc was coaching the Celtics, Tatum would have been sidelined on the bench while Doc would have his son running down the court like an idiot because that's what Doc does. When has Doc ever been good at developing players? I seriously can't find an instance where he developed anyone. I guess Rondo but that could be attributed to KG, Allen, and Pierce being there to help Rondo develop. It's Brad Stevens, 100%. Danny Ainge did a great job forecasting the team and getting them to this point but it's Brad who is out there who dealt with lineup changes, trades, injuries, etc., not Ainge. When Gordon was injured, I had the Celtics barely making the playoffs. That's how much I thought of the team. It's amazing what Brad has been able to do. Take a look at Cavs GM. Koby did a fantastic job in getting rid of toxic and useless players for guys who I believe are quality players. It's just Ty Lue has not done a great job of getting the best of his players. Ty's rotations, gameplan, and just very basic coaching schemes has not helped the rest of the team in the way that a good coach can. Considering what Cleveland had to work with, Koby did a fantastic job. What has Lue done? They were actually talking about if Lue should come back because it looked like Cavs played more passionate basketball without him at one point. Same with OKC. Our GM did a fantastic trade. I hated Melo this entire season but I was calling for Kanter to be traded for many months dating to last year. And we got rid of Oladipo who was clearly not the same pedigree of player for PG. We did very well in terms of our GM considering what we had to offer. But Billy has been such a poor coach. He hasn't changed how we should play and stuck to player's reputation to bail us out and then when we played a good team in Utah with good coaching and systematic players, we looked like dog poop.

tredigs
05-10-2018, 12:51 AM
FWIW, that wasn't the official "NBA Coach Of The Year" Award. It's the new one that the coaches association themselves made up. Still, very interesting that he does not seem to have earned their respect. I do think there could be an inherent jealousy factor in the fact that he's so new to the NBA (having never played or been an assistant) yet is so widely recognized as a (or the) top coach in the association by media and fans alike.

Vinylman
05-10-2018, 08:37 AM
so... the winning teams in the second round of the playoffs go 16-3 with no home losses


yep... the NBA is a solid product

LMFAO

mightybosstone
05-10-2018, 09:34 AM
so... the winning teams in the second round of the playoffs go 16-3 with no home losses


yep... the NBA is a solid product

LMFAO

So, a couple of things...

The Rockets lost Game 2 at home against Utah, so that part is inaccurate. Secondly, I think we still got some quality games in these series, but in the case of Houston and Golden State, those teams were clearly superior to their opponents. Also, Boston and Philly was insanely close for a 5-game series. If a couple of shots fall differently, Philly might be up 3-2 right now.

The only real letdown for me in this round was Cleveland and Toronto. That series should have been closer, and while we got a couple of solid games in that sweep, there's no reason why Toronto should have been swept with home court advantage against that Cleveland team. None.

D-Leethal
05-10-2018, 10:49 AM
Pretty pathetic for them to treat Stevens like that. It seems that Brad is creating a coaching criteria that most team owners and management are looking for and that means the coaching market is tightening up. How he doesn't get a single vote would be the biggest robbery in basketball this season. Words will and can not express how great of a job Brad has done. I look across the league and you can just see how much better they would be if Brad was the coach. Like, at some point, you just gotta admit that Brad is a genius of a coach. Al Horford came out the other day and said the same thing. This is Horford who played under Budenholzer - who was with Pop for almost two decades.

That's a pretty interesting angle to look at it. I was trying to understand why they would be so petty, that makes some sense.

Did Spoelstra get any votes? Wonder if it's something against these braniacs who didn't play the game but studied it and worked themselves up from intern level like those guys did.

Vinylman
05-10-2018, 11:39 AM
So, a couple of things...

The Rockets lost Game 2 at home against Utah, so that part is inaccurate. Secondly, I think we still got some quality games in these series, but in the case of Houston and Golden State, those teams were clearly superior to their opponents. Also, Boston and Philly was insanely close for a 5-game series. If a couple of shots fall differently, Philly might be up 3-2 right now.

The only real letdown for me in this round was Cleveland and Toronto. That series should have been closer, and while we got a couple of solid games in that sweep, there's no reason why Toronto should have been swept with home court advantage against that Cleveland team. None.

my bad on the Houston...

still ****** series and the reality is a full strength Boston team beats Philly easily

The WCF should be good because barring injuries to the winner of that series the finals is gonna blow

mightybosstone
05-10-2018, 11:59 AM
my bad on the Houston...

still ****** series and the reality is a full strength Boston team beats Philly easily

The WCF should be good because barring injuries to the winner of that series the finals is gonna blow

I think these last three series should be entertaining. The WCF is probably the star because of all the buildup, but the ECF should be a hotly contested series with two pretty evenly matched teams. And even if Houston/Golden State will be a heavy favorite over Boston/Cleveland in the finals, I imagine we'll still get some close games in a 5 or 6 game series.

I do agree though that the quality of the product in the postseason maybe a tad lackluster from previous years. I chalk it up to injuries, though. If you look around the teams in the playoffs, we were missing Kawhi, Hayward, Kyrie and Cousins in addition to a lot of role players that would have made some series more interesting, like Roberson and Rubio. When you lump in the disappointing play of teams like Portland, Toronto and OKC, that certainly doesn't help.

Plus, with a lot of young guys still developing and a lot of guys switching teams, I think we're just a year away from the postseason getting really good again. Philly, Utah and Minnesota should be better and be more competitive next year, while Denver should make the leap to the postseason. Boston's already damn good and will probably be a legitimate 60-win team in the East next year. And if Kawhi comes back healthy, the Spurs should be back to their dominant selves (assuming he doesn't get dealt).

Edit: But for the record, I also think the NBA postseason is just way too damn long. I'd love to see a scenario where the first and second rounds were cut to five games. Most of these series simply don't need seven games to figure out who the better team is.

mightybosstone
05-10-2018, 12:03 PM
In an unrelated note, I'm really bummed that Giannis94 isn't on PSD anymore. I've had his bold, ridiculous statement in my sig for months and was really looking forward to calling him out when he was wrong on the ECF opponents. Wherever you are, dude, just know that you were very, very wrong...

WaDe03
05-10-2018, 12:16 PM
In an unrelated note, I'm really bummed that Giannis94 isn't on PSD anymore. I've had his bold, ridiculous statement in my sig for months and was really looking forward to calling him out when he was wrong on the ECF opponents. Wherever you are, dude, just know that you were very, very wrong...

She’ll be back May 25th

Jamiecballer
05-10-2018, 12:35 PM
It's voted on by coaches. No way to know how they'll vote. It's possible there's some jealousy of all the adulation that Stevens gets. As he is the actual COY and he did not receive a single vote.Huh i thought it was done. There was an artical somewhere. False alarm?

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tredigs
05-10-2018, 02:35 PM
Huh i thought it was done. There was an artical somewhere. False alarm?

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By that I mean to say, "we don't know how the coaches were going to vote". With the actual COY award that the media handles, we have a much clearer picture of their thoughts on the matter (since they talk about it throughout the year).

Vee-Rex
05-10-2018, 02:50 PM
Interesting hearing former Cavs GM David Griffin on Bill Simmons's podcast covering a couple different topics. He says that the playoff switch 'is real'.


He’s so cerebral. We used to joke that he was a computer on learning mode. He’s such a savant, and he figures out the angles to such a huge degree that it’s not a surprise he’s figured to game the system a little bit. It’s why the ‘flip the switch’ notion is so real. It’s why we believed in it so much in Cleveland. The gap between regular season LeBron and playoff LeBron — particularly on the defensive end of the floor — is bigger than any player in the league — let alone any superstar.


There’s no play you’ll run against him he can’t name … I was also in the gym when I watched him on the floor against Toronto tell Patrick Paterson where he was supposed to go on the play they had called out of timeout late in the fourth quarter. He was like ‘no Pat, you’re supposed to stand over there and set a pin down for Demar [Derozen] over here’

It reminds me of the stories given by Dwane Casey about how LeBron knows every play they run and they have trouble outsmarting him.

One of Brad Stevens's assistants told a story about how LeBron knew everything they were doing so much that Brad started inserting misdirections and ruses into his playbook to try to throw him off.

I think it was Coach Nick that also once highlighted how LeBron would know exactly where Golden State's guards would get screens set for them and would react perfectly. There's plenty of video too from Coach Nick. Here's an example of LeBron reading the defense:


https://youtu.be/jr2dZsAlFQg

Enjoy this stuff while you can, boyos.

krazylegz
05-10-2018, 03:23 PM
when are eastern and western conf finals threads going up...??

kdspurman
05-10-2018, 03:41 PM
when are eastern and western conf finals threads going up...??

Should have them up tonight, latest tomorrow AM.

FlashBolt
05-11-2018, 12:28 PM
Interesting hearing former Cavs GM David Griffin on Bill Simmons's podcast covering a couple different topics. He says that the playoff switch 'is real'.





It reminds me of the stories given by Dwane Casey about how LeBron knows every play they run and they have trouble outsmarting him.

One of Brad Stevens's assistants told a story about how LeBron knew everything they were doing so much that Brad started inserting misdirections and ruses into his playbook to try to throw him off.

I think it was Coach Nick that also once highlighted how LeBron would know exactly where Golden State's guards would get screens set for them and would react perfectly. There's plenty of video too from Coach Nick. Here's an example of LeBron reading the defense:


https://youtu.be/jr2dZsAlFQg

Enjoy this stuff while you can, boyos.

I remember Doc said the same thing so I dug it up.

https://twitter.com/NBATV/status/783773880104185856

It was on an episode of Open Court. Dwayne Casey and Doc were talking about how LeBron knew the play they were running after a time out.

I also remember Bradley in last year's Celtics vs Cavs playoffs saying that LeBron knew how to expose the Celtics before Celtics realized what was going on. This was under Brad Stevens coaching, btw.

http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2017/04/lebron_james_boston_celtics_cl.html

Every time you hear about LeBron James BBIQ, you hear about his photographic memory and knowledge of the game to where he's able to figure out your plays. It's insane.

tredigs
05-11-2018, 12:43 PM
Anybody else beat 10 for 12 on series predictions with 5 down to the game?

Vee-Rex
05-11-2018, 12:47 PM
Anybody else beat 10 for 12 on series predictions with 5 down to the game?

Doubt it.

5/8 in the 1st round for me

3/4 in the 2nd round for me (had Philly beating Boston)

8/12 with 3 down to the game.

Cal827
05-11-2018, 12:52 PM
Anybody else beat 10 for 12 on series predictions with 5 down to the game?

:laugh2: My picks are a dumpster fire right now.

I think you're in the lead from the posters here Tre good job :clap:

I'm 6/12 with 3 aces :pity:

tredigs
05-11-2018, 05:13 PM
Nice yeah it's hard! 10-12 is about as good as I can do. And I have an auto miss on the ECF's.

Scoots
05-11-2018, 08:50 PM
I remember Doc said the same thing so I dug it up.

https://twitter.com/NBATV/status/783773880104185856

It was on an episode of Open Court. Dwayne Casey and Doc were talking about how LeBron knew the play they were running after a time out.

I also remember Bradley in last year's Celtics vs Cavs playoffs saying that LeBron knew how to expose the Celtics before Celtics realized what was going on. This was under Brad Stevens coaching, btw.

http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2017/04/lebron_james_boston_celtics_cl.html

Every time you hear about LeBron James BBIQ, you hear about his photographic memory and knowledge of the game to where he's able to figure out your plays. It's insane.

Good thing the Warriors don't run plays most of the time.

Cal827
05-12-2018, 12:43 AM
Nice yeah it's hard! 10-12 is about as good as I can do. And I have an auto miss on the ECF's.

Yeah, between You me and Rex, you pretty much won (Unless you don't get any of the last 3 series right, and Rex gets them all).... Just like my Raptors, I'm ****ed six ways from Sunday :laugh2:

Well, for ****s and giggles, Conference finals predictions:

Houston over Golden State in 7 (It's what I had initially, so I'll stick to it)... This is going to be an awesome series, I'm just going to enjoy the basketball :D


Cleveland over Boston in 6 games (... Yeah, I think I had Toronto-Miami in the ECF.... :facepalm: )
Boston has done well, but LBJ is continuing on with God mode. I think they defintely can take a couple from Cleveland with their rugged defense (which is closer to Indiana's than Toronto's), but I cant' see the Cavs losing the series.

Now watch the finals be Golden State-Boston and I get sent to the village of the banned by a mod for the rest of the playoffs for "Terrible Predictions".

tredigs
05-13-2018, 10:30 AM
Haha OK conference Finals. I'll keep my Warriors in 7, and I'll go with Celtics in 7.

goingfor28
05-18-2018, 07:37 AM
Too many off days.

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kobe4thewinbang
05-24-2018, 12:43 AM
Rockets/Celtics: NBA Finals--book it! LeBron blew it tonight. Doubt the Cavs can win two more straight games against Boston. They just did that, yes, but Boston was playing tough in Game 4 before losing out. Prediction: Boston closes it out in Cleveland. Rockets win Game 5, lose Game 6, pull it out in Game 7 at home. I wanna say 6, but I just don't trust those Rockets. Frankly don't trust the Warriors winning Game 6 either.

aman_13
05-26-2018, 02:24 AM
Why did Indy's stats thread get removed from the top?

tredigs
05-26-2018, 05:49 PM
Rockets/Celtics: NBA Finals--book it! LeBron blew it tonight. Doubt the Cavs can win two more straight games against Boston. They just did that, yes, but Boston was playing tough in Game 4 before losing out. Prediction: Boston closes it out in Cleveland. Rockets win Game 5, lose Game 6, pull it out in Game 7 at home. I wanna say 6, but I just don't trust those Rockets. Frankly don't trust the Warriors winning Game 6 either.

Both picks will be wrong. Like I said before the series. Warriors in 7. Celtics in 7.

Giannis94
05-27-2018, 11:24 AM
Wonder how the reffs rig game 7.

Scoots
05-27-2018, 03:06 PM
Why did Indy's stats thread get removed from the top?

I don't know. If you find it and post in it I'll re-sticky it.

Vee-Rex
05-28-2018, 10:38 AM
I'm now 9/13.

If the Rox beat the Warriors, I'll be 10/14 with 4 aces (called Rox in 7). Tre would be 10/14 with 5 aces. Then tre would bet the Rockets, I'd bet the Cavs, and if the Cavs won, I'd be 11/15 and take the crown for most accurate playoff predictor.

Warriors would be miserable.
Cavs would win it all, guaranteeing LeBron would stay.

:rock:

FlashBolt
05-28-2018, 12:29 PM
I'm now 9/13.

If the Rox beat the Warriors, I'll be 10/14 with 4 aces (called Rox in 7). Tre would be 10/14 with 5 aces. Then tre would bet the Rockets, I'd bet the Cavs, and if the Cavs won, I'd be 11/15 and take the crown for most accurate playoff predictor.

Warriors would be miserable.
Cavs would win it all, guaranteeing LeBron would stay.

:rock:

I don't think Rockets are winning without CP3...

Chronz
05-28-2018, 12:45 PM
I'm now 9/13.

If the Rox beat the Warriors, I'll be 10/14 with 4 aces (called Rox in 7). Tre would be 10/14 with 5 aces. Then tre would bet the Rockets, I'd bet the Cavs, and if the Cavs won, I'd be 11/15 and take the crown for most accurate playoff predictor.

Warriors would be miserable.
Cavs would win it all, guaranteeing LeBron would stay.

:rock:
Did ya'll get OKC wrong. Philly vs Celtics? Which were the aces. Depending on your confidence of some of these you could've thrown minimal money at a few parlays that first round

First round in the east was extremely predictable I guess statistically and anecdotally the west was too but I foolishly trusted my fandom and Okc ****ed me over in 1 of 3 separate parlays.

SfgiantsJD3
05-28-2018, 12:52 PM
I don't know. If you find it and post in it I'll re-sticky it.

I think he is referring to the poll results; there were like 6 teams showing yesterday, no logic to the teams it was showing beyond GSW/HOU

Chronz
05-28-2018, 04:16 PM
I don't think Rockets are winning without CP3...

They should've predicted that injury better

Vee-Rex
05-29-2018, 12:00 AM
Did ya'll get OKC wrong. Philly vs Celtics? Which were the aces. Depending on your confidence of some of these you could've thrown minimal money at a few parlays that first round

First round in the east was extremely predictable I guess statistically and anecdotally the west was too but I foolishly trusted my fandom and Okc ****ed me over in 1 of 3 separate parlays.

Yea, got OKC wrong, pels/blazers wrong, Sixers/Celtics and Bucks/Celtics.

Celtics turned out much better than I thought they would.

Houston just lost though so I'm ****ed

Edit: had aces on the Raps/Wiz series, Warriors/Spurs, and Warriors/ Pels

zookman65
05-29-2018, 12:17 AM
They should've predicted that injury better

Based on CP3's inability to stay healthy at above an 80% clip of potential games over a 13 year career you make a good point. One should have figured he would miss a key game or two.

Chronz
05-29-2018, 12:49 AM
Based on CP3's inability to stay healthy at above an 80% clip of potential games over a 13 year career you make a good point. One should have figured he would miss a key game or two.
Yup. A true nostradamus would've included that into their reasoning for sure. The closest we got to that was tres ominous warning that dantoni playing such a short rotation would hurt them in the series

Scoots
05-29-2018, 07:19 AM
Warriors opened as 12 point favorites vs Cavs.

GoGoEagles
05-29-2018, 07:23 AM
Finals Golden State - Cleveland predicts

Golden State to win the series 4-2
Kevin Durant MP of the FINALS

Cubs420
05-29-2018, 08:48 AM
O yippie the same finals matchup 20 years in a row! How exciting...

NBA is lame.

likemystylez
05-29-2018, 09:19 AM
O yippie the same finals matchup 20 years in a row! How exciting...

NBA is lame.

your tired of lebron there too??

likemystylez
05-29-2018, 09:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjqBS6cyRYA

TrueFan420
05-29-2018, 10:24 AM
Finals Golden State - Cleveland predicts

Golden State to win the series 4-2
Kevin Durant MP of the FINALS
If the Warriors win, Curry will likely win FMVP this year.

tredigs
05-29-2018, 02:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjqBS6cyRYA

Hilarious.

Not sure if anyone saw the "NBA 1K" Game Of Zones yet. Some of their best work yet lol:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtIY1Naxg0M
.

Vee-Rex
05-29-2018, 03:04 PM
Hilarious.

Not sure if anyone saw the "NBA 1K" Game Of Zones yet. Some of their best work yet lol:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtIY1Naxg0M
.

Yeah, that was gold.

FlashBolt
05-29-2018, 05:24 PM
your tired of lebron there too??

Nope. Because the alternative of LeBron in the East would be a healthy Celtics and that isn't the case this season. A healthy Kyrie + that Celtics, I would rather watch that than LeBron. Not because LeBron will lose another Final's but from a competitive standpoint, this Cavs team just has no shot. I'm tired of watching the Warriors vs Cavs because it's obvious which side will win every season. This season is even more evidence of that. I was pulling for the Rockets and Celtics because that would've been the most competitive series. It looked like it would have happened, too.

tredigs
05-29-2018, 07:10 PM
These Celtics at full strength might actually be better than Houston. That would have been a really fun Finals.

tredigs
05-29-2018, 09:52 PM
1001485039656488962

Scoots
05-29-2018, 11:19 PM
1001485039656488962

But on PSD all the comments were how bad the game was and how boring it was.

Chronz
05-30-2018, 02:20 PM
But on PSD all the comments were how bad the game was and how boring it was.

Don't you kind of have to watch the game to know how boring it was?

tredigs
05-30-2018, 04:22 PM
Don't you kind of have to watch the game to know how boring it was?

As we were all told innumerable times, there was no point in watching the series (or the season in general). The Warriors were going to win in 5 or 6 and there would be no drama.

Meanwhile, yeah, viewership up across the board all season and Warriors games breaking records in the playoffs.

Better luck next time.

Now the Finals? Well, the East did not really bring a product worth watching. I could legitimately see myself missing a game or two for work and just re-watch it if it sounds interesting. The real Finals are over.

Chronz
05-30-2018, 10:38 PM
As we were all told innumerable times, there was no point in watching the series (or the season in general). The Warriors were going to win in 5 or 6 and there would be no drama.

Meanwhile, yeah, viewership up across the board all season and Warriors games breaking records in the playoffs.

Better luck next time.

Now the Finals? Well, the East did not really bring a product worth watching. I could legitimately see myself missing a game or two for work and just re-watch it if it sounds interesting. The real Finals are over.

Lmao. Everyone who saw those final 2 games knew there was no hope for Houston without cp3. Idk why you guys are acting as if these are mutually exclusive ideas, again, you have to watch the game to know just how boring it was. If those were the finals then we're truly doomed. Sadly I think it was, our only hope is a choke or coast job of epic proportions. If things go as expected I'll have kicked myself for not extending this bet to 3 years straight. Oh well, maybe next time a ***** defects I'll go all in

Dade County
05-31-2018, 12:06 AM
The Playoff Game Klay Thompson Changed NBA History Forever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcglSleEe5g

FlashBolt
05-31-2018, 12:13 AM
The Playoff Game Klay Thompson Changed NBA History Forever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcglSleEe5g

That's such an excuse, honestly. We were up heading to the fourth the last three games of that series. Klay's a great player and ranked top 15. It's stupid to count someone like Klay out and not expect him to have one of those games. That didn't change anything. KD playing like trash and wanting to be the beta on a team is what caused the NBA landscape to change.

Chronz
05-31-2018, 12:17 AM
That's such an excuse, honestly. We were up heading to the fourth the last three games of that series. Klay's a great player and ranked top 15. It's stupid to count someone like Klay out and not expect him to have one of those games. That didn't change anything. KD playing like trash and wanting to be the beta on a team is what caused the NBA landscape to change.

It's a great excuse.

Dade County
05-31-2018, 12:24 AM
That's such an excuse, honestly. We were up heading to the fourth the last three games of that series. Klay's a great player and ranked top 15. It's stupid to count someone like Klay out and not expect him to have one of those games. That didn't change anything. KD playing like trash and wanting to be the beta on a team is what caused the NBA landscape to change.

KD didn't have his best game & West played like West; but it's a game 6, down 3-2 in the series (GS should have never been down in the series but thats another matter). When Klay was firing all them shots in, these words uttered surprisingly out of my mouth (I tried to shut it, but it was to late)...King Klay.

IKnowHoops
05-31-2018, 04:22 AM
As we were all told innumerable times, there was no point in watching the series (or the season in general). The Warriors were going to win in 5 or 6 and there would be no drama.

Meanwhile, yeah, viewership up across the board all season and Warriors games breaking records in the playoffs.

Better luck next time.

Now the Finals? Well, the East did not really bring a product worth watching. I could legitimately see myself missing a game or two for work and just re-watch it if it sounds interesting. The real Finals are over.

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂...I love “a product worth watching” As if the best player in the league playing at the highest level ever isn’t worthy of watching...if Bron can make you eat those words, he will officially own you.

Cal827
05-31-2018, 03:55 PM
I'm now 9/13.

If the Rox beat the Warriors, I'll be 10/14 with 4 aces (called Rox in 7). Tre would be 10/14 with 5 aces. Then tre would bet the Rockets, I'd bet the Cavs, and if the Cavs won, I'd be 11/15 and take the crown for most accurate playoff predictor.

Warriors would be miserable.
Cavs would win it all, guaranteeing LeBron would stay.

:rock:

Sorry Rexie, but at 11/14, Tre takes the crown for most accurate playoff predictor for 2018. :clap:

But hey, at least you're in second, and don't have a crows arriving by the truckload to your place for dinner for your 50% accuracy :facepalm:

****ing Heat, Thunder, Blazers, Pacers, Sixers, Raptors, and Rockets :laugh2:

Cal827
05-31-2018, 04:02 PM
Of course, I adjusted after each round because of all of the eliminations, but never forget this dumpster fire of predictions.


Predictions:


Raptors over Wizards in 6
Boston over Milwaukee in 7
Heat over 6ers in 7
Pacers over Cavs in 6

Rockets over T'wolves in 7
Warriors over Spurs in 5
Thunder over Jazz in 5
Blazers over Pelicans in 7

2nd Round:

Raptors over Pacers in 7
Heat over Celtics in 7

Rockets over Thunder in 7
Warriors over Portland in 5

Conference:

Raptors over Heat in 6
Houston over Warriors in 7

Finals:

Houston over Toronto in 6

... So I can see after day 1, that most of my predictions are probably gonna be way off :laugh2:

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/nm4Qb6UqpNc/hqdefault.jpg

Vee-Rex
05-31-2018, 04:15 PM
Sorry Rexie, but at 11/14, Tre takes the crown for most accurate playoff predictor for 2018. :clap:

But hey, at least you're in second, and don't have a crows arriving by the truckload to your place for dinner for your 50% accuracy :facepalm:

****ing Heat, Thunder, Blazers, Pacers, Sixers, Raptors, and Rockets :laugh2:

:laugh2: Did I really post that? Someone must have hacked into my PSD account!!!

:laugh: 9/14 now and likely to be 9/15 after picking Cavs in 7 in the finals.

Giannis94
06-01-2018, 10:52 AM
:laugh2: Did I really post that? Someone must have hacked into my PSD account!!!

:laugh: 9/14 now and likely to be 9/15 after picking Cavs in 7 in the finals.

It was Russia!

tredigs
06-01-2018, 08:03 PM
I guess we should close off with our last picks officially in here. Mine was Warriors in 5 in the game thread I think.

Cal827
06-02-2018, 03:28 PM
I guess we should close off with our last picks officially in here. Mine was Warriors in 5 in the game thread I think.

Yeah, just for the complete finish:

I think the Warriors sweep. Lebron's teammates went from not helping, to outright preventing the Cavs from winning games :laugh2:

Lebron with the 50 point game, and the other stacked numbers... and they still lost by 10. If Iggy doesn't come back in this series, they might win one game, but that's pretty much it.

Sanjay
06-03-2018, 03:14 AM
Yeah, just for the complete finish:

I think the Warriors sweep. Lebron's teammates went from not helping, to outright preventing the Cavs from winning games :laugh2:

Lebron with the 50 point game, and the other stacked numbers... and they still lost by 10. If Iggy doesn't come back in this series, they might win one game, but that's pretty much it.

If Hill makes the free throw or Smith is awake they probably win and everybody starts talking about LeBron taking the worst team in history to the championship...the Warriors played well (over 51% FG, over 30 assists, only 7 turnovers) and better than the Cavs (under 45% FG and 27% 3PFG compared to Golden State's 36%) and they only won by luck at home. Cleveland is right in it and I think it will go 7 games.

TheDish87
06-04-2018, 03:55 PM
you dont really think this is going 7?

Vee-Rex
06-04-2018, 04:03 PM
If Hill makes the free throw or Smith is awake they probably win and everybody starts talking about LeBron taking the worst team in history to the championship...the Warriors played well (over 51% FG, over 30 assists, only 7 turnovers) and better than the Cavs (under 45% FG and 27% 3PFG compared to Golden State's 36%) and they only won by luck at home. Cleveland is right in it and I think it will go 7 games.

Games 1 and 3 are the Cavs best chances at winning. I said it before the series started.

Cavs gotta pull out game 3, and from there who knows how it goes. It would mean the Cavs have a chance at winning game 4, and if the series is 2-2 then it can go 7.

FlashBolt
06-04-2018, 06:29 PM
Games 1 and 3 are the Cavs best chances at winning. I said it before the series started.

Cavs gotta pull out game 3, and from there who knows how it goes. It would mean the Cavs have a chance at winning game 4, and if the series is 2-2 then it can go 7.

And if Cavs lose game 3, bring the brooms out.

Scoots
06-04-2018, 07:14 PM
And if Cavs lose game 3, bring the brooms out.

I doubt the Warriors have the killer instinct to close it out in 4.

TheDish87
06-05-2018, 08:50 AM
Warriors win tonight but drop game 4 so they can close it out at home.

Chronz
06-05-2018, 01:31 PM
Imagine if Iggy were healthy the last 2 rounds. Series should be 1.1 but with Iggy they prolly lose 4 games all playoffs

ewing
06-05-2018, 01:35 PM
Imagine if Iggy were healthy the last 2 rounds. Series should be 1.1 but with Iggy they prolly lose 4 games all playoffs

Imagine Fred VanVleet was healthy!?!

Scoots
06-05-2018, 02:43 PM
Just saw this ...

"The East has been inferior for years, and James has only faced one first-team All-NBA player in his past 24 series in the conference."

IIRC Curry, pre-KD played against every first team all-NBA player in one playoffs (2015 I think).

Was just surprised by that stat.

Chronz
06-06-2018, 06:02 PM
Imagine Fred VanVleet was healthy!?!
Raps might've won a game

Cal827
06-10-2018, 12:07 PM
Imagine Fred VanVleet was healthy!?!

We would've won games 1 and 2 at the half, and the series would've at least gone 6 :laugh2:

Also to finish up the predictions between Tre, Rex and Myself:

Tre and I were right on the team in the finals, and I got the ace for the sweep prediction... not that it matters since Tredigs is miles ahead of both of us overall :laugh2:

Looks like JR Smith didn't just cost the Cavs this series :laugh2:

Scoots
06-10-2018, 06:06 PM
Imagine Klay, Iguodala, and Curry all on 2 100% healthy legs. The Warriors need more wings and more shooting.

tredigs
06-12-2018, 04:38 AM
We would've won games 1 and 2 at the half, and the series would've at least gone 6 :laugh2:

Also to finish up the predictions between Tre, Rex and Myself:

Tre and I were right on the team in the finals, and I got the ace for the sweep prediction... not that it matters since Tredigs is miles ahead of both of us overall :laugh2:

Looks like JR Smith didn't just cost the Cavs this series :laugh2:

Was fun dude. Nice call on the Finals.

Cal827
06-12-2018, 10:25 PM
Was fun dude. Nice call on the Finals.

Absolutely. Thanks man, enjoy the title and subsequent parade :laugh2: