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    Congrats to Danny Ainge and the Celtics for winning the EC, phenomenal job deposing the World Champs with that roster. On paper the Celts weren't supposed beat the Cavs with their roster of LBJ, Kyrie and KLove. I was just imagining if they pulled the trigger on that DeMarcus Cousins trade I posted about how they would have done, no question they could have made the best offer.

    GS Warriors are the heavy Vegas favorite to win it all and not the reigning Cavs, no surprise and GS was firing on all cylinders without KD late in the season, now that he's back they should run through the WC like a hot knife through butter.




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    Game 1 TV schedule.

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    Good Thread Tig

    The best series are in the East IMO. I think Pacers/Cavs series could create the most draw dropping play but quiet as kept the Bucks/Raps and Bulls/Celtics are gonna be hella intense

    It's unfortunate Russ and Harden have to face each other right out the gate but it probably couldn't have taken place any other way. JAzz/Clippers is probably gonna be the most intense in the West

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    I wonder what happens if Melo and Phil had a clue.... kept Lopez and Grant and simply paid Wade? Would NYK be getting ready to battle BOS?

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    Originally Posted by Broadway
    Good Thread Tig

    The best series are in the East IMO. I think Pacers/Cavs series could create the most draw dropping play but quiet as kept the Bucks/Raps and Bulls/Celtics are gonna be hella intense

    It's unfortunate Russ and Harden have to face each other right out the gate but it probably couldn't have taken place any other way. JAzz/Clippers is probably gonna be the most intense in the West
    Rox/Thunder is the most compelling series in the first round for me. Rox beat them in the regular season 3-1 but 3 of the games was decided by 3 points or less. Russ went off for 36/9/9 in the 4 games, so him playing great didn't translate to wins. I'm picking the Rox in 6.

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    Pacers were hanging around despite the Cavs shooting over 60% and I was waiting for the Cavs to break this open. They just opened up a 12 pt lead with a couple of minutes left in the 3rd.

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    Hard to believe the Cavs struggled and lost the EC with that lineup.

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    Got to love the fight of the Pacers. They cut the lead to 2 103-101 4 mins left. Lance Stephenson who couldn't play for anyone with the TWolves cutting him last is 8-12 16 pts in a bench role.

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    George makes a 28 ft 3 to make it a 1 pt game but Cleveland doubles him on the last shot. He gives it up to CJ Miles and RJ plays good D and forces a miss on his jumper. Cleveland takes game 1 in a good tight competitive game. Cavs almost blew it at the FT line only making 14-27 of them.

    If the Cavs struggle I would bring JR off the bench and give Deron Williams a chance to start.

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    We can only hope Cavs lose and Love stinks. Maybe then Lebron forces a deal for Melo

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    Originally Posted by Broadway
    Good Thread Tig

    The best series are in the East IMO. I think Pacers/Cavs series could create the most draw dropping play but quiet as kept the Bucks/Raps and Bulls/Celtics are gonna be hella intense

    It's unfortunate Russ and Harden have to face each other right out the gate but it probably couldn't have taken place any other way. JAzz/Clippers is probably gonna be the most intense in the West
    Great Playoff Thread Tig .... I agree BWay .. the best intense first round series will be Pacers/Cavs in East .. Jazz/Clippers in West .. i believe both series will give 6 great games each.
    The Pacers gave a great battle all the way to the final seconds of the game vs Cavs in the first game of the series 108-109 Cavs win.

    Im hoping coach Jason Kidd Bucks steal two wins in the series vs Raptors .. The Greek Freak athleticism may reach the next-level in this series challenging Derozan.

    Memphis Grizz it seems forever has a injury to one of their main players entering the first round the past few seasons .. Tony Allen out indefinitely due to a strained right calf.

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    Hard to believe the Cavs struggled and lost the EC with that lineup.
    I dont think Lebron wanted to have a series vs D.Wade, Butler, and Rondo

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    Originally Posted by mafra
    I wonder what happens if Melo and Phil had a clue.... kept Lopez and Grant and simply paid Wade? Would NYK be getting ready to battle BOS?
    Yes .. the move above is a playoff move .. keeping Lopez n Grant for a 2nd season plus adding D.Wade type of offense/defense leadership to the rotation = .500 team

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    Rookie from Va (Brogodon) is 4/6 from downtown.... Pick it up TOR.

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    Gotta give the ball back to PG13 in that situation. Miles tried to be the hero and failed

    Looks like it will shape up to be a good series, nevertheless.

    Bucks/Raps shaping up to be what many anticipated...a hard fought battle.


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