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Old 04-23-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: South FL
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What a game! (Spurs/Grizzlies).
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:23 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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What a game! (Spurs/Grizzlies).
If even the spurs comeback to win this series they are defintely not getting past the second round
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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If even the spurs comeback to win this series they are defintely not getting past the second round
This from the guy who said Philly would win 2-3 games against any top team in the east. Good calls so far.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:11 PM
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This from the guy who said Philly would win 2-3 games against any top team in the east. Good calls so far.
Well if they can handle the Grizzlies then how would they handle the Thunder? And Philly will win tomorrow but that's it
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:04 AM
 
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For the most part, yes seedings are more significant and determines how tough of a road it will be on which teams another team will face, but there are always matchups in every playoff where the matchups can favor the lower seed too. So in that case, the seeding is not that much of a difference. You see it every year.
You must be speaking in terms of the Spurs and Grizz which I can see your point of view however the Grizz could have moved up in the seeding however from what I heard they purposely tanked at the end because they knew they would be a hard match up for the Spurs and its proving to be accurate. Which my prediction was for the Spurs to get axed in the first round and the Grizz being the 1st round upset. Hasn't happened yet but its getting close.

But when its all said and done its all about the seeding and teams take into account where other teams are falling in their conference and respond accordingly. When its evident they have no shot at being a top seed, the next best course of action is to get a seeding where you have the match up advantage.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:32 AM
 
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So far, an amazing playoffs. Far more parity than in some other years.... amazing performance by Roy as well.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:05 AM
 
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So far, an amazing playoffs. Far more parity than in some other years.... amazing performance by Roy as well.
^^^Absolutely. Gratz to the Pacers, Blazers and Griz!

Especially on the part of the Pacers it shows heart which you gotta love.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:06 AM
 
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I meant if the three that was taken away by the officials.


But man. Bulls sure did make a comeback. If only they played the whole game like they did that comeback.
That was a great loss for the Bulls. Clearly they have some issues on the Offensive end and could use more playoff experience. Stretching the series a bit longer gives them some time to work on things.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:12 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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Well if they can handle the Grizzlies then how would they handle the Thunder? And Philly will win tomorrow but that's it
The griz are arguably the best defensive team in the playoffs or in the west at least. They are just as long as the lakers but they have better guard defense then do the lakers. The thunder are decent but I would take the griz to beat them in a series. This Memphis team could have been much higher if they had all they have now earlier in the season.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:32 AM
 
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For the most part, yes seedings are more significant and determines how tough of a road it will be on which teams another team will face, but there are always matchups in every playoff where the matchups can favor the lower seed too. So in that case, the seeding is not that much of a difference. You see it every year.
What you say is very true, my point was that you can never underestimate the value of having a higher seed and homecourt. Yesterday for example, two number 8 seeds played at home and were able to knock off two number one seeds. NBA teams who play on their homecourt have a big advantage. Teams cant be too focused on matchups that favor them because inevitably that will not be the case as they advance in the playoffs. Seedings become even more important.
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