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View Poll Results: Which team will win the NBA Finals?

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  • Houston

    2 14.29%
  • Toronto

    0 0%
  • Golden State

    7 50.00%
  • Boston

    0 0%
  • Portland

    0 0%
  • Philadelphia

    3 21.43%
  • Oklahoma City

    0 0%
  • Cleveland

    0 0%
  • Utah

    0 0%
  • Indiana

    0 0%
  • New Orleans

    0 0%
  • Miami

    2 14.29%
  • San Antonio

    0 0%
  • Milwaukee

    0 0%
  • Minnesota

    0 0%
  • Washington

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    2018 General Playoff Thread

    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.
    Last edited by Scoots; 04-12-2018 at 09:36 AM.
    The Baker is coming.


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    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

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    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.

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    IDC what happens, just wanna see OKC or San Antonio face gs 1st round

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    I just realized the Warriors last game was tonight. I wonder if they play their starters the full game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhopisthename View Post
    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.
    The Baker is coming.


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    updated table because the NBA messed up the first one

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

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    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.
    Last edited by Cal827; 04-10-2018 at 06:28 PM.
    On Russel Westbrook's Chances at Defensive Player of the Year:

    Quote Originally Posted by Money_23 View Post
    I think he has a good case. He's the only guy who can hold Durant to under 30 points a game.


    Quote Originally Posted by P&GRealist View Post
    Sometimes, perception isn't reality.

    But Tittays are forever.

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    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.







    Quote Originally Posted by IKnowHoops View Post
    As a rookie Micheal Beasley averaged 13.9pts per game on .472 shooting. Do you know how many times Kobe Bryant or Tracy Mcgrady shot at that percent or better? Never in there whole careers. If Beas can be what he was when he was a rookie (he won't hell be better) then the heat are coming away with another steal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal827 View Post
    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...

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    2017-18 NBA Postseason Predictions time!

    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

    Quote Originally Posted by numba1CHANGsta View Post
    Just trust me, Hou wont make it all the way to the WCF 😉
    Quote Originally Posted by tredigs View Post
    Houston may make the WCF again, but barring injuries they are no longer a serious threat this year imo.

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    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

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    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

    Quote Originally Posted by numba1CHANGsta View Post
    Just trust me, Hou wont make it all the way to the WCF 😉
    Quote Originally Posted by tredigs View Post
    Houston may make the WCF again, but barring injuries they are no longer a serious threat this year imo.

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    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

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    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

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