2013 NBA playoff thread

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by MC KAos, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    I love this time of year! My second favorite after the holiday season! I know most people are assuming it will be heat vs thunder, but I think the thunder will get some tough competition from the grizzlies/clips winner and the spurs in the WCF, I don't think that's a given, at least not as much as the heat winning the east. If it is OKC vs Miami, it will be a dull series like last year, dominated by Miami. I hope for entertainment purposes it's either the spurs or the grizzlies playing the heat in the finals, those are the two teams that would give the heat the most trouble in a 7 game series. Weird that I won't have the mavs to root against this year! But a spurs/lakers series makes up for it a little.

  2. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    i'm just excited for this period. :D
  3. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    Get ready for dullness again cause Miami is winning again pretty easy. Stern ruined the NBA
  4. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    I suspect you are right, but I'm hopeful the spurs or grizz could beat them, one thing is for sure, the eastern half of the bracket will be dull
  5. zrinkill

    zrinkill Trollslayer +4 Zone Supporter

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    I sense Miami is shaping up for a monumental choke job.

    Like the 2007 New England Patriots.
  6. NIBGoldenchild

    NIBGoldenchild Well-Known Member

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    I feel like the only team that can beat the Heat are the Spurs. Don't know why, but I think the combination of Popovich's coaching, their basketball IQ, and Parker dominating their guards are just enough to get it done.
  7. Noryb

    Noryb Active Member

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    Spurs are built for the regular season.

    I never understood why the Nets wanted to trade Lopez for Howard. I know Lopez isn't a good rebounder but he isn't a head case either. I love his offensive game.
  8. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't surprised by the teams that won, but I was surprised by the margins today. I didn't expect the clips/grizz and nets/bulls to be such blowouts, and even the celtics/Knicks I expected to be closer. Conversely I didn't expect nugs/warriors to be so close. Can't wait for tomorrow! Go spurs go!
  9. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    Well looks like I will be wrong with the Chicago series, as I didn't know Noah was injured. That being the case, it will be lucky to see that series go 5. The Nets should easily handle that depleted lot.
  10. dez_for_prez

    dez_for_prez Active Member

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    Ughhh Boston Police press conference. Get back to the game!
  11. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    I don't ever get to see my Rockets on TV anymore so I don't know anything about them but watching them tonight makes me wonder what the hell kind of offense they try to run.
  12. 1Star5Rings

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    R.I.P. Rockets,it was a good season..We'll be back next year though,we really need to get more big men,Asik can't do it all by himself!
  13. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    The rockets are Dwight Howard's best fit IMO, if he is smart he will sign with them in the summer. They would become immediate second tier contenders in the west
  14. Kangaroo

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    They need to learn how to play defense been their issue all year. That is the main reason they slipped all the way to the 8th seed is inconsistent defense but on a side note they are one of the youngest teams in the NBA
  15. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    It's called give the ball to Hardin
  16. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Too bad Bynum was never healthy, because they would have given Miami a tough time in the East. Miami's weakness is the interior.
  17. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I think the Knicks can beat the Heat. They did in the regular season, and they have the best scorer in the league (Melo) and a big man that can score (Amare). I don't know how much gas is left in the tank, but I think Kidd gives them a solid presence at PG, and if JR Smith hits shots, the Knicks will be tough to beat.
  18. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Melo is the top scorer in the league. I don't think he is the best scorer.
  19. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Who is a better pure scorer?


    Melo has an inside, outside, mid range, and transition game. I don't think there is another player in the league with that balance.
  20. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Melo is definitely in the conversation of best scorers in the league, but I would put Durant and James as better scorers. Both guys shoot a higher percentage from the field and from 3-point range. They were both more efficient than Melo this season, but he ended up with the scoring title because he attempted more shots and 3-pointers per game. And there is nothing wrong with being one of the top 5 best scorers in the league.

    22.2 FG attempts per game
    44.9% from the field
    6.2 three point attempts per game
    37.9% from 3-point

    17.7 FG attempts per game
    51.0% from the field
    3.9 three point attempts per game
    41.6% from 3-point

    17.8 FG attempts per game
    56.5% from the field
    3.3 three point attempts per game
    40.6% from 3-point

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