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Old 01-26-2012, 07:36 AM
 
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2011-2012 NBA Regular Season Divisional Standings - National Basketball Association - ESPN

Boston has faded, NY has not produced as some anticipated and that leaves Philly as the only legit team in the conference.

However, their record is 6-1 in conference and 4-3 out of conference. In fairness they's beaten some good teams so I'm not saying they are over-rated, just pointing out that they should be able to keep a nice record even if they cool off just due to their conference being so weak.

If the playoffs start today, the 6-8 Knicks are the 8th seed.

The East has some tough teams, just no depth.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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2011-2012 NBA Regular Season Divisional Standings - National Basketball Association - ESPN

Boston has faded, NY has not produced as some anticipated and that leaves Philly as the only legit team in the conference.

However, their record is 6-1 in conference and 4-3 out of conference. In fairness they's beaten some good teams so I'm not saying they are over-rated, just pointing out that they should be able to keep a nice record even if they cool off just due to their conference being so weak.

If the playoffs start today, the 6-8 Knicks are the 8th seed.

The East has some tough teams, just no depth.
The very best of the East are very capable of challenging the best of the West, as you said depth is an issue. I'd put Miami and Chicago against any team out West. Philly is on the up, but not a legit threat to either Miami or Chicago in a playoff series right now.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:01 PM
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2011-2012 NBA Regular Season Divisional Standings - National Basketball Association - ESPN

Boston has faded, NY has not produced as some anticipated and that leaves Philly as the only legit team in the conference.

However, their record is 6-1 in conference and 4-3 out of conference. In fairness they's beaten some good teams so I'm not saying they are over-rated, just pointing out that they should be able to keep a nice record even if they cool off just due to their conference being so weak.

If the playoffs start today, the 6-8 Knicks are the 8th seed.

The East has some tough teams, just no depth.
The sixers have beaten 2 winning teams......"pacers without Granger" and the Hawks.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:04 PM
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2011-2012 NBA Regular Season Divisional Standings - National Basketball Association - ESPN

Boston has faded, NY has not produced as some anticipated and that leaves Philly as the only legit team in the conference.

However, their record is 6-1 in conference and 4-3 out of conference. In fairness they's beaten some good teams so I'm not saying they are over-rated, just pointing out that they should be able to keep a nice record even if they cool off just due to their conference being so weak.

If the playoffs start today, the 6-8 Knicks are the 8th seed.

The East has some tough teams, just no depth.


BTW: The Celtics are now playing well and are on a 3 game winning streak and have reached 9-9.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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BTW: The Celtics are now playing well and are on a 3 game winning streak and have reached 9-9.
Good point. 4 in a row now with a win over the Pacers. Perhaps Boston has figured things out now but no serious contender is afraid of Boston anymore.

Not to dog on Boston though. They put that team together to win some champs and knew their shelf life was limited. How can you argue with their success.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:31 PM
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Good point. 4 in a row now with a win over the Pacers. Perhaps Boston has figured things out now but no serious contender is afraid of Boston anymore.

Not to dog on Boston though. They put that team together to win some champs and knew their shelf life was limited. How can you argue with their success.
I was amazed they are doing it without Ray Allen and rondo. The Celtics may be able to catch the Sixers going by the next 10 games

Celtics

Cavs
Cavs
Raptors
Knicks
Grizzlies
Bobcats
lakers
raptors
Bulls
pistons


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Magic
Bulls
Heat
hawks
lakers
spurs
clippers
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bobcats
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I would be stunned if the sixers are still leading the division after Feb 15th
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:19 AM
 
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I was amazed they are doing it without Ray Allen and rondo. The Celtics may be able to catch the Sixers going by the next 10 games

Celtics

Cavs
Cavs
Raptors
Knicks
Grizzlies
Bobcats
lakers
raptors
Bulls
pistons


Sixers

Magic
Bulls
Heat
hawks
lakers
spurs
clippers
Cavs
bobcats
magic


I would be stunned if the sixers are still leading the division after Feb 15th
Yeah, I mentioned in another thread that the 1st 2 weeks in Feb. were brutal for the 76ers.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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I think Boston doesn't have much a chance. This season is going to be grueling on them. The thing that they have had over recent years is depth, especially in the front court, but this year they are thin. I think even some of those easier games are going to challenges for them, especially on the back-to-back games. Philly is a legit team. If you remember they started off last year 5-14 through the first month and so games. So they finished the rest of the season 36-27, including beating the Bulls (twice), San Antonio, Boston, and Atlanta (twice). They have virtually the same roster as last year and some improving young talent. I think they are a better team than Boston and it will show.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:07 AM
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I think Boston doesn't have much a chance. This season is going to be grueling on them. The thing that they have had over recent years is depth, especially in the front court, but this year they are thin. I think even some of those easier games are going to challenges for them, especially on the back-to-back games. Philly is a legit team. If you remember they started off last year 5-14 through the first month and so games. So they finished the rest of the season 36-27, including beating the Bulls (twice), San Antonio, Boston, and Atlanta (twice). They have virtually the same roster as last year and some improving young talent. I think they are a better team than Boston and it will show.
I thought they were in the right position to catch the sixers in 2 weeks and then they collapse and get beat at home by a BAD CAVS TEAM. I no longer trust this team and the Sixers will win the Atlantic Division.

I always feel that if you are up 7 or more with 2 mins left in a NBA game, you should always win...........especially against a bad team.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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There is a long way to go, but I would lean towards the 76ers at this point. You would have to think a shortened season would be the hardest on an old team, and I wouldn't blame the Cs one bit if they end up resting guys the last month. They would rather be a healthy 5 seed, then break their backs to get the 3/4 spot I bet.
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