I've all of a suddenly have become really interested in the Blazers. Gerald Wallace is a huge addition, and they were doing pretty well even before they got him despite injuries.
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Whether we win or lose against Boston i'd love for Lebron and Co. to get knocked out in the 1st round. How humiliating that would be for the big 3 and Riley..
I'll enjoy many series more now that the Knicks have a chance of making some noise. The most intriguing match-ups are the Denver Knicgets v. OakCity Thunder; Spurs v. Grizzlies (with about to be paid Zach Randolph); Portland Trailblazers v. Dallas Mavericks. The other eastern conference series don't look to be that interesting until the second round.
Portland-Dallas(Really want to see Portland succeed w/ all their badluck)
OKC-Denver(I want to see is OKC's crowd matches last yearsand if Denver fans can hang)
SA-Memphis(Memphis actually has the size downlow to cause the Spurs problems and throw in the fact they have probably the 2 best wing defenders in Tony Allen and Shane Battier who can take Ginobli and Jefferson totally out of games you never know what can happen)
After having so many heated wars with both CHI and INDY during the entire 90's, I feel dirty puuling for either team but with all that said... I'll be pulling for the Pacers today! It's about that time... Just a couple hours until the 2011 playoffs are UNDER WAY!!!
I'd love to see both Chicago and Miami fall flat on their face during the playoffs. Will INDY take out Chicago? Maybe not, but anything is possible come playoff time.
Also looking forward to game #2!!!! Lets go Philly!
Denver and OKC...Denver is fun to watch, and of course all the ex-Knicks. OKC mainly to see how they've changed with Perkins at center. If Perkins can do for them what he did for the Celtics, OKC could take out anybody in the West.
I'll be watching every game I can, but the only one I'm emotionally invested in besides the Knicks series is the Heat vs Sixers, I'd love to see the look of disbelief on all 3 of their faces if they get upset. As D Wade so eloquently said, "the world will be a better place because the Heat is losin'".
Damn, aside from Howard and Nelson, the rest of the Magic team scored like 10 points...Did the Hawks play amazing defense on the rest of the guys?