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2012 NBA Playoffs Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Cowboys&LakersFan, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    East 1st Round:

    #1 Bulls Vs #8 Sixers (Bulls Sweep)

    #4 Hawks Vs #5 Celtics (Celtics In 6)

    #2 Heat Vs #7 Knicks (Heat in 7)

    #3 Pacers Vs #6 Magic (Pacers Sweep)

    West 1st Round:

    #1 Spurs Vs #8 Jazz (Spurs in 6)

    #4 Grizzlies Vs #5 Clippers (Grizzlies in 7)

    #2 Thunder Vs #7 Mavs (Mavs in 6)

    #3 Lakers Vs #6 Nuggets (Lakers in 6)

    What are your predictions?

    Here's the schedule.

    http://www.nba.com/playoffs/2012/series/?ls=iref:nbahpt1
  2. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    LOL. Take off your hater/homer glasses.

    East 1st Round:

    #1 Bulls Vs #8 Sixers (Bulls Sweep)

    Bulls in 5.

    #4 Hawks Vs #5 Celtics (Celtics In 6)

    Agree.

    #2 Heat Vs #7 Knicks (Heat in 7)

    Heat in 5.

    #3 Pacers Vs #6 Magic (Pacers Sweep)

    Pacers in 5.

    West 1st Round:

    #1 Spurs Vs #8 Jazz (Spurs in 6)

    Spurs sweep.

    #4 Grizzlies Vs #5 Clippers (Grizzlies in 7)

    Clippers in 6.

    #2 Thunder Vs #7 Mavs (Mavs in 6)

    Thunder in 5.

    #3 Lakers Vs #6 Nuggets (Lakers in 6)

    Complete and total toss up...but I'll go Lakers in 7.
  3. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    As a Mavs fan I am worried sick about the first round.
  4. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    You should be. Oklahoma City scores at will and they play good defense.

    As long as Russell Westbrook doesn't think he's Michael Jordan, the Thunder should roll the Mavs.
  5. Yeagermeister

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    Grizz in 6 only one I care about
  6. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Total tossup? C'mon man. There's no way in hell a team full of role players beats a team with 3 legit all stars in Bryant, Gasol, and Bynum.

    Also Thunder are not winning the series in less than 6. Just not gonna happen. Dallas matches up very well with OKC and we all know Westbrook goes into Westbrick mode frequently. Plus OKC still has no answers for Nowitzki.
  7. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    OKC thrives in transition, but if you make them play half court offense they can struggle to score. No low post threat and Westbrook and Durant become jump shooters.
  8. zrinkill

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    #1 Bulls Vs #8 Sixers - Bulls

    #4 Hawks Vs #5 Celtics - Celtics

    #2 Heat Vs #7 Knicks - Heat

    #3 Pacers Vs #6 Magic - Pacers

    #1 Spurs Vs #8 Jazz - Spurs

    #4 Grizzlies Vs #5 Clippers - Grizz

    #2 Thunder Vs #7 Mavs - Thunder

    #3 Lakers Vs #6 Nuggets - Nuggets
  9. DFWJC

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    I'd say the Thunder will take us.

    I do recall you saying Portland, the Lakers and the Thunder would all beat the Mavs last year though, CAS.

    The Mavs matchup very, very well with OKC. But again, OKC is the favorite and should win.
  10. juck

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    Bulls in 6
    Hawks in 7
    cHeat in 6
    Pacers in 6
    Spurs in 5
    Grizzlies in 7
    Lakers in 6
    Mavs in 7:)

    Round 2
    Lakers beat Mavs in 7:(
    Bulls beat hawks in 6
    cHeat beat Pacers in 5
    Spurs beat Griz in 7

    ECF
    cHeat beat Bulls in 6
    WCF
    Spurs beat Lakers in 6

    Finals
    cHeat beat Spurs in 7

    David Stern smiles and the NBA cash register goes CHING CHING.And Miami has a huge Asterick next to their ring for lockout season.And Zrinkill goes "blah blah" about my post. End of season. Then DWILL comes home.
  11. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    I say you put on your homer glasses, and set up a bracket with predictions all the way to the end.

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  12. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Last year I was semi-trolling :)

    This year, seriously, I think the Thunder should beat the Mavs pretty handily. In fact, I think they roll along to the WCF pretty easily. They shouldn't lose more than a game in each series.
  13. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    I just don't know man. The Lakers bench is putrid. I just can see it being a struggle for them.

    I disagree on the Thunder, unless Westbrook does turn into "Westbrick" and thinks he's Durant.

    I can't believe they extended that guy.
  14. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Well that's the problem he does think he's Durant and often costs OKC games.
  15. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    Well people ignore the fact that OKC really doesn't have much depth either.

    The way to beat the Thunder is to offensively attack Durant and Westbrook.

    No other players on their roster scare any team currently in the playoffs.
  16. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    My predictions for the entire playoffs.
  17. Tricericon

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    Hate to argue with the rose-colored glasses, but "tossup" is generous to the Lakers, not the Nuggets.
  18. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    I'm not wearing any rose colored glasses just looking at things objectively. The Nuggets aren't built currently to win in the playoffs. They're basically a team full of role players. What they're missing is a alpha male superstar which they used to have in Melo. I know the Lakers lack depth, but the same was true in their championship years. The reason they won was because they always had one of the better starting 5's in the league which was able to overcome a lack of depth. A team full of role players isn't gonna beat L.A. There are some teams that definitely can take down the Lakers, but Denver isn't one of them. Miami, Boston, Chicago, San Antonio, OKC, and Memphis could all potentially beat us because they have comparable starting 5's, but superior depth and coaching.
  19. juck

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    Lakers will NOT make it to the Finals and if they do will definitely not win. cHeat are winning this year. Stern loves ya.
  20. MC KAos

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    sorry i didnt actually READ this thread before making the prediction thread, but like we did last year, ill keep up with the scores and stuff, if you havent already, just post your first round predictions in that thread, if you already put your first round predictions here, ill just take them from here for the contest. i wont take any second round picks until the match ups are actually set.

    also, a note for civility...

    most of us are going to pick our teams to win it all, so in our discussions, lets try to avoid the "HOMER!" insults and stay civil peeps! we will have plenty of actual basketball to discuss here within a few hours! lets hope for some great BBall and no injuries!

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