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Old 02-26-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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Personally I'd like to see a Bulls-Thunder or Heat-Thunder final. I have no real preference either way, but there's some compelling individual matchups to be found no matter what, like Rose-Westbrook or Lebron-Durant.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:58 PM
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Personally I'd like to see a Bulls-Thunder or Heat-Thunder final. I have no real preference either way, but there's some compelling individual matchups to be found no matter what, like Rose-Westbrook or Lebron-Durant.
The Thunder will not be in the Finals, more like Heat/Spurs
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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The Thunder will not be in the Finals, more like Heat/Spurs
I said what I'd LIKE to see, not necessarily what will happen. And while I think the Thunder are a year away, it wouldn't shock me at all to see them breakthrough this year.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:48 PM
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I said what I'd LIKE to see, not necessarily what will happen. And while I think the Thunder are a year away, it wouldn't shock me at all to see them breakthrough this year.
I would like to see the Spurs vs some other east team besides the Bulls and heat because thats no one is expecting that.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:29 PM
 
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I would like to see the Spurs vs some other east team besides the Bulls and heat because thats no one is expecting that.
Yeah, but I'd *gladly* put down 5k that the ECF champ is the bulls or heat at even odds.

IDK. The west is a bit schizophrenic this year, hard to say. I'd take OKC if a gun were pointed at me.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:32 PM
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Yeah, but I'd *gladly* put down 5k that the ECF champ is the bulls or heat at even odds.

IDK. The west is a bit schizophrenic this year, hard to say. I'd take OKC if a gun were pointed at me.
They probably will go the Finals since they will have HCA all through the playoffs
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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They probably will go the Finals since they will have HCA all through the playoffs
I'd take the Bulls and Heat at 7th and 8th seeds.

HCA isn't *that* big of a deal in those 7-game playoff series IMO.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:50 AM
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I'd take the Bulls and Heat at 7th and 8th seeds.

HCA isn't *that* big of a deal in those 7-game playoff series IMO.
You don't see a road team win a game 7 in the conference finals too often. The last time it happened in the West I think is when the Lakers won game 7 at Sacramento in 2002
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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You don't see a road team win a game 7 in the conference finals too often. The last time it happened in the West I think is when the Lakers won game 7 at Sacramento in 2002
That's statistically biased by the fact that the home team is *typically* the better team per regular season record and of course the home court is worth something.

My point is that the Bulls and Heat are enough better than the rest of the east that I don't think HCA would be sufficient for any of the other eastern teams to bump them off.

Right now I give the HEat the edge the East because both teams have improved but the Heat still have a solid lead in playoff experience. Last years experience and adding Rip helps though.

Bulls vs. Heat will be awesome to watch for years to come.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:24 PM
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That's statistically biased by the fact that the home team is *typically* the better team per regular season record and of course the home court is worth something.

My point is that the Bulls and Heat are enough better than the rest of the east that I don't think HCA would be sufficient for any of the other eastern teams to bump them off.

Right now I give the HEat the edge the East because both teams have improved but the Heat still have a solid lead in playoff experience. Last years experience and adding Rip helps though.

Bulls vs. Heat will be awesome to watch for years to come.
If the Bulls face the Heat again and only wins 1 game again then their season will be considered a failure
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