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Official 2008-2009 NBA Playoffs Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by High Definition, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. High Definition

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    Congratulations to the 2008-2009 NBA Finals MVP:

    David Stern.
     
  2. High Definition

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    Discuss it all here and post your predictions before Saturday for round one! The official playoff schedule should be released within the next hour.
     
  3. High Definition

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    Predictions:

    Cleveland over Detroit 4-0.
    Boston over Chicago 4-2.
    Orlando over Philadelphia 4-1.
    Miami over Atlanta 4-3.

    Los Angeles over Utah 4-2.
    Denver over New Orleans 4-2.
    Dallas over San Antonio 4-3.
    Portland over Houston 4-2.
     
  4. Jaydog57

    Jaydog57 Canes/Fins/Magic fan

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    (1) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (8) Detroit Pistons
    Game 1: Cleveland

    They might sweep, Detroit only beat them once this year.


    (2) Boston Celtics vs. (7) Chicago Bulls
    Game 1: Boston

    Garnett is supposed to be back this weekend, so don't look for the Bulls to get very far with them.


    (3) Orlando Magic vs. (6) Philadelphia 76ers
    Game 1: Orlando :woot:

    We swept the 76'ers this year and might lose one while Turkoglu and Rashard get back into it.


    (4) Atlanta Hawks vs. (5) Miami Heat
    Game 1: Miami

    Miami's lost to Atlanta 3 times this year but last time the starters didn't play. It'll be a good series but I think the Heat will win out.



    Western Conference Round One

    (1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (8) Utah Jazz
    Game 1: Lakers

    If the Lakers don't make it to the Finals again I'll be surprised.


    (2) Denver Nuggets vs. (7) New Orleans Hornets
    Game 1: Denver

    Don't know much about either team


    (3) San Antonio Spurs vs. (6) Dallas Mavericks
    Game 1: Spurs

    They won 2 and lost 2 and I hope they knock the Mavs out. That'll be a good instate rivalry to watch.


    (4) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (5) Houston Rockets
    Game 1: Portland

    Again, don't know much about either team

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  5. King Felix

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    gooooooooooooooooo blazers!!! wooooooo this city is pumped lol

    i would have much rather had san antonio, houston is gonna be a tough series
     
  6. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    But you're going against the 2nd round virgins this time. :up:
     
  7. King Felix

    King Felix Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    very true. hope they choke again, home court advantage is a huge factor..if and when, the series with lakers would be crazy
     
  8. Brown42000

    Brown42000 Chillin

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    Predictions:

    Cleveland over Detroit 4-1.
    Boston over Chicago 4-1.
    Orlando over Philadelphia 4-1.
    Atlanta over Miami 4-2.

    Los Angeles over Utah 4-2.
    New Orleans over Denver 4-3.
    San Antonio over Dallas 4-2.
    Portland over Houston 4-2.
     
  9. High Definition

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    Rooting for you guys heavily in the West. :up:

    And where the hell is the playoff schedule?
     
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  10. High Definition

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    Saturday -

    12:30 PM: Chicago @ Boston
    3:00 PM: Detroit @ Cleveland
    8:00 PM: Dallas @ San Antonio
    10:30 PM: Houston @ Portland

    Sunday -

    3:00 PM: Utah @ Los Angeles
    5:30 PM: Philadelphia @ Orlando
    8:00 PM: Miami @ Atlanta
    10:30 PM: New Orleans @ Denver

    The rest of the round one schedule.... http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/schedule
     
  11. Section126

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    Predictions:

    Cleveland over Detroit 4-1.
    Boston over Chicago 4-2.
    Orlando over Philadelphia 4-1.
    Miami over Atlanta 4-2.

    Los Angeles over Utah 4-2.
    Denver over New Orleans 4-2.
    Dallas over San Antonio 4-3.
    Portland over Houston 4-3.
     
  12. UCFinfan86

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    Cavs over Detriot 4-1
    Celtics over Bulls 4-3
    Magic over 76ers 4-2
    Heat over Hawks 4-2

    Lakers over Jazz 4-2
    Hornets over Nuggets 4-3
    Spurs over Mavs 4-2
    Blazers over Rockets 4-2
     
  13. Nappy Roots

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    Lets GO MAGIC!
     
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  14. phunwin

    phunwin Happy kids are Dolfans. Luxury Box

    Predictions:
    Cleveland over Detroit 4-1.
    Boston over Chicago 4-1.
    Orlando over Philly 4-2.
    Miami over Atlanta 4-3.

    LA over Utah 4-0.
    Denver over New Orleans 4-3.
    San Antonio over Dallas 4-2.
    Houston over Portland 4-2.
     
  15. AbideN703

    AbideN703 Yes, I'd hit it

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    Cleveland over Detroit 4-1
    Boston over Chicago 4-2
    Orlando over Philadelphia 4-1
    Atlanta over Miami 4-3

    L.A. Lakers over Utah 4-1
    Denver over New Orleans 4-2
    S.A. over Dallas 4-2
    Portland over Houston 4-3
     
  16. High Definition

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    I had to add an additional game to the BOS / CHI series, and I don't know... I'm starting to feel Denver over New Orleans.
     
  17. Phins28

    Phins28 Up the Irons

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    105-103 Bulls yeahhhhhhh
     
  18. Jaydog57

    Jaydog57 Canes/Fins/Magic fan

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    Wow, 'da Bulls won the first one in Boston, didn't see that one coming.
     
  19. Firesole

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    Well I got to this thread a little late but I'm gonna go ahead and predict the Eastern Conf. 1st round series winners.

    Cleveland over Detroit 4-2
    Chicago over Boston 4-3 (I was picking Chicago even before today's game just cuz KG is out)
    Orlando over Philly 4-1 (sorry TheAnswer385 but Philly has no shot)
    Atlanta over Miami 4-3

    West Coast looks like this:

    Lakers over Utah 4-1
    Hornets 4-3 over Nuggets just cuz I sense a upset coming
    S.A. over Dallas 4-2
    Portland over Houston 4-2(not sure about Yao's injury)
     
  20. Jaydog57

    Jaydog57 Canes/Fins/Magic fan

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    Yep, sorry Answer man, Magic will get it done. Don't hate, I'm just a huge Magic fan.:up:
     
  21. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    I'm lovin it. Pierce and Allen choke and the Baby Bulls show the energy they need to shock the world.
     
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  22. Jaydog57

    Jaydog57 Canes/Fins/Magic fan

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    Didn't see that one coming man, but whatever happens, I'll be surprised if the Lakers don't win it all. I Love my Magic, but I don't know, Kobe's got things in order in L.A. Still, Please, Magic, make it happen!:up:
     
  23. TiP54

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    derrick rose will be special.
     
  24. Section126

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    They are not the Baby Bulls anymore...

    more like the teenage Bulls.

    nice to see Boston get every god damn call down the stretch..and still.....lose.
     
  25. King Felix

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    why is the next game not on till 5?
     
  26. Section126

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    hey Felix,....did you hear Van Gundy take a dump all over your team?

    He was way overboard ripping the Blazers.
     
  27. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Bynum's bounced back quicker than I thought. If he can trust his knee a little more, he'll be back to getting boards. Magic and Cleveland are still my East Conf faves right now.

    True enough. Add in that each of them has been through similar crunchtime with their respective colleges, and they're more seasoned that people give them credit.

    However this series goes, I have to give Vinny Del Negro props.
     
  28. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    The guy is like one of those whiny accountants you just want to punch because he talks so much and talks nonsense half the time.
     
  29. King Felix

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    i didnt hear it, but i heard he did rip us pretty good....he has been a houston and yao homer since he coached there...no surprise
     
  30. Section126

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    He deserves it...but he made a huge rookie coach mistake by not taking Rose out with 5 fouls for that defensive stop and putting Hinrich in.

    result? Doc Rivers peaked out over the huddle and saw Rose still in and ran a fake hand off with Pierce and Rondo and had Rondo drive hard on Rose.....easy foul. Rose...gone.... 2 shots.

    I am just some guy sitting in my living room...and I saw that...why didn't Vinny?
     
  31. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    I didn't like that. At worst, put someone else. But it didn't cost them much at least. Tyrus Thomas really surprised me with his jumpshot though.
     
  32. High Definition

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    I cannot wait to watch the Blazers Show tonight! They've become my favorite team to watch lately.

    I am hoping to see Rudy go off...
     
  33. UCFinfan86

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    Portland is the team i'm rooting for from the west with pauls hornets 2nd.

    As for the mavs game it continues to amaze me how quick tony parker is and how easily he gets to the rim. Brandon bass looks good also
     
  34. GISH

    GISH ~mUST wARN oTHERS~

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    If football is like chess, then basketball is like speed chess. Change of possession after every play just like chess. And you have to be able to counter your opponents offense while picking apart their defense at the same time. In football the head coach can focus solely on offense or defense for longer periods of time, and even has groups of assistants to help brainstorm for play calling ideas on the fly. Being a successful basketball head coach is probably one of the highest coaching achievements attainable in the coaching realm. My favorite coaches of alltime are Phil Jackson, and Bill Parcells. I'd put Jackson ahead of Parcells, and not because he won more championship, but because I think his job is harder. To all the people who say Jackson had Jordan and Kobe; I say that Jackson didn't have them, they had Jackson. ;)

    My predictions:

    West Finals
    MAVS vs LAKERS (Lakers WIN 4-1)

    East Finals
    CAVS vs MAGIC (Cavs WIN 4-3)

    NBA Finals
    LAKERS vs CAVS (Lakers WIN 4-2)
     
  35. Dolphin1184

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    I hope to God that the Portland fans were not boo-ing Roy when he got up injured.
     
  36. High Definition

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    I think they wanted a foul on the scramble for the ball. They've been *****ing and whining for everything all night.
     
  37. High Definition

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    LaMarcus Aldridge might be the softest (extremely talented) big man that I've ever seen in my life.

    But nothing sucks more than having to listen to this woman (no offense) commentator. Jesus Christ! I'm going insane.
     
  38. Dolphin1184

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    I prefer her very much over "Skeletor" Hubie Brown.
     
  39. alen1

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    I think Pau Gasol can give a pretty dam good argument.

    (Waits for bashing from Regan)
     
  40. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    Yeah, he's very good. He's got good vision and a good mid-range shot. What you'd like to see him do is patch up his defense. He struggles there but it is still early in his career. Very early. Definitely going to be a good one though, barring a Jay Williams-like incident.
     

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