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Old 05-05-2007, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Man, I am so psyched about this year's playoffs. Of course, I am every year. However this year, the Warriors have already pulled off what many consider to be the biggest upset in playoff history, beating the 1 seeded Mavericks. Plus, my favorite team the Houston Rockets are still in the picture. Tonight they play the Jazz.
So far, both teams to make the finals last year have already been knocked out, and we have some new comers to the second round, Warriors and Bulls (post Jordan)
I'll pick the Cavs to beat the Nets
Of course Pistons over Bulls
Rockets to finally advance to Conference finals past Jazz, then Warriors,
and Spurs to beat the Suns
No big upsets there, and then I expect Spurs to win it all. They're just too experienced, and they play smart basketball.
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Utah Houston game 7 in a half hour. Utah has that. 2 People need to play up to their potentials tonight...Carlos Boozer, and Mehmet Okur. My team (Raps) got out last night which was pretty bunk. Detroit and Chicago is on right now. I call Detroit in 5. And im also soo stoked that Golden State had the upset on the Mavs. They were soo cocky. I think the most interesting series is gunna be Phoenix - San Antonio. I have no clue how thats gunna pan out.
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Well, Houston has the right pieces, they have great superstars, and some good complimentary players, good move by getting Shane Battier, also Rafer Alston, and people who, if they can embrace their roles, could put Houston over the top. I don't know if the Mavs were ****y, but the Warriors have about 4 or 5 players who are great scorers, and they pass and play well as a team, so they seem like an intriguing team to watch. I don't think the Suns have a prayer to beat the Spurs. It just seems like they always choke. I'm really surprised the Spurs don't win it every year.
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Of course the Mavs were cocky...they said that if they didnt win the championship that the entire season was a waste of time...and they get knocked out first round by the 8th seed. And Houston does have a deep team..its gunna be a really good game i'll tell ya that. As for Phoenix...they've got the skills..they need the momentum to be a fast break offence. San Antonio is just soo skilled its gunna be hard. My guess for that series is SA in 6.
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Nash in, his like, 12th year, or something. Stoudemire is a monster. However, I think whenever Stoudemire truly reaches his peak, and becomes a good playoff contender, Nash will be too old. They mostly have a good young team, Stoudemire, Barbosa, Bell, Diaw, but I don't see them going anywhere with Nash, and in a few years it will be too late for him. Sadly, I think they might give the MVP to Dirk Nowitzki, which will be like pouring salt in the wound. He's going to have one tough summer, "Oh, you're the MVP, and you won 67, but you can't even get out of the first round," You just, for some reason, the Warriors really had their number.
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yeah, i think Nash is getting the MVP this year...i thought it would be a close race..but since Dirk didnt even make it 2nd round..you have to give it to nash.
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true, but they're not supposed to take post season consideration into MVP voting. Nash, 3 straight MVP's. Who would have thought that after his first few years. I didn't even think he would ever be a decent starter. On the Rockets game, it looks like it's pretty simple for the Rockets, they need TMAC to go strong, he finishes well, and draws defenders, so he's learning to kick out to the open man. It's just going to come down to the Rockets making open jumpers, and the stars staying out of foul trouble. I'd like to see Yao makes some more moves going towards the basket to get Boozer into foul trouble, instead of the fade aways. Boozer really gave them trouble in that first half.
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yeah, i know postseason isnt supposed to be considered...but we all know it is...Nash after last years 7 game series with LA made him even bigger of a star. And in regards to the Houston game...Utah is in trouble if Tmac can keep doing what you said...draw the D and kick..find luther head or Alston for the open shot. Also..if he can drive and go strong to the hole thats gunna hurt the Utah interior because he's so hard to stop..he'll start drawing fouls.
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What a sorry, sorry exhibition that was Houston vs. Jazz. I don't think they can bring enough guys in to ever get T-Mac past the first round. It seems like they didn't even want to win. Also, at the end of the game, tmac showed no emotion whatsoever in losing. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like, if he doesn't feel any pain from this experience, he won't come back with the hunger to finally get past the first round, and probably never will. Awful, awful, awful.
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I'm watching the Bulls play the Pistons, and I couldn't help but notice that Ben Gordon has been way off all series. He can get so hot that he can make almost any shot, and it seems like he's only made a couple of shots this whole series. Also Luol Deng, I'm not too impressed with, seems like he's always making dumb defensive errors and doesn't play a good team game. Chauncey Billups kind of reminds me of Sam Cassell, no matter what game, he almost always seems like the most confident player on the floor, and excels at the end of games.
I noticed Dwayne Wade and Tracy McGrady are out already, and they both have been in silly commercials that keep airing. One, where TMac hurls a goat like a discuss, wearing a kilt, and just really stupid commercial. Dwayne Wade is in a golf commercial where he actually lifts his left foot on the follow through of his putt. It's ridiculous. Also, Wade is in one where he refers to Sir Charles as 'sesy', it bortders on creepy from a guy who was one of the most upstanding players a year ago. I guess the lesson to be learned is if you make silly ridiculous commercials around playoff time, you lose.
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