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View Poll Results: who wins
spurs in 4 0 0%
spurs in 5 3 6.52%
spurs in 6 17 36.96%
spurs in 7 3 6.52%
thunder in 4 0 0%
thunder in 5 3 6.52%
thunder in 6 12 26.09%
thunder in 7 8 17.39%
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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Top 10-15? I got him between 7 and 9 on my all time list:

Jordan
Kareem
Russell
Wilt
Magic
Bird
Shaq
Duncan
Kobe
Hakeem

Now, Im leaning toward Duncan over Shaq, especially if he wins ring no. 5. There's already a case to be made, Shaqs sheer dominance in his prime puts him over the top, but for longevity it's just as valid to say Duncan should be ranked over him.
I would actually place Tim higher than Larry Bird on this list. Even though Bird had a tremendous career with the Celtics and was very good in the playoffs Tim Duncan has won four Championships with essentially four different teams lineup wise. This imo trumps Bird's three Titles and shorter career. Ultimately I've got Tim in the top five of any NBA greats list.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:10 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Being pumped doesn't always equate to winning though. Vegas is only giving the Thunder -3 for game 3. That's not much respect at home for a very good team. Having said that the pressure for the Thunder to actually beat San Antonio will be beyond enormous tomorrow night. Which is why IMO they will fail in the end. The Thunder have of course proved that they can win a close game but not against a team of the caliber of the Spurs. And yes I also see an exciting race to the finish for tomorrow's game 3 with San Antonio coming out on top.
Based on what I saw in both games in San Antonio I strongly believe that the Thunder win the game tonight by 17 points but the Spurs rebound in Game 4 and go back home with a 3-1 lead. Tonight's game has a win written all over it for the Thunder.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:12 PM
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they where "scary good" and put up great numbers BUT the3 of them showed they cant gut out the win themselves. they need help from elsewhere, or they need the spurs to beat themselves which doesnt happen often. game one the spurs tried to beat themselves, i wouldnt expect that to happen again. the thunder need one or 2 more guys to truly contribute, but they showed their true colors in game 2.
Going by how competitive the Clippers were in both home games and how the Thunder fought back in Game 2, it's easy to see the Thunder win tonight's game by double digits. Look for Durant to be wild in Game 3 and score about 35 to 40.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:31 PM
 
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Going by how competitive the Clippers were in both home games and how the Thunder fought back in Game 2, it's easy to see the Thunder win tonight's game by double digits. Look for Durant to be wild in Game 3 and score about 35 to 40.
How do you figure? OKC's big three had 88 points in game two and they still lost. San Antonio's average margin of victory during the streak has been large and they have only very rarely ended up in close games during the streak. The chances of OKC winning by 17+ are next to nil. It is also very unlikely that the OKC big three will score that much again in this series.

Again, everything that every team has thrown against San Antonio thus far has failed miserably. Including going up by large margins. Game 3 should prove no different even if the big stars of OKC score big. I like the Spurs by 5 or 6.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Lets say the spurs go 16-0 these playoffs. Do we have to consider them the GOAT team in NBA history?
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:57 PM
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How do you figure? OKC's big three had 88 points in game two and they still lost. San Antonio's average margin of victory during the streak has been large and they have only very rarely ended up in close games during the streak. The chances of OKC winning by 17+ are next to nil. It is also very unlikely that the OKC big three will score that much again in this series.

Again, everything that every team has thrown against San Antonio thus far has failed miserably. Including going up by large margins. Game 3 should prove no different even if the big stars of OKC score big. I like the Spurs by 5 or 6.

I like your prediction for Game 4 but we will see what happens. Usually the first game of the team who doesn't have the HCA is always a rout so that's what I expect because of those crazy OKC fans which will energized the players.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:00 PM
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Lets say the spurs go 16-0 these playoffs. Do we have to consider them the GOAT team in NBA history?
Yes because of the fact it will be a undefeated record without a 5 game series.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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Lets say the spurs go 16-0 these playoffs. Do we have to consider them the GOAT team in NBA history?
Was it the 1996 Bulls that went 72-6 in the regular season before winning the Championship? That team has to be up there amongst the goat's. But yes, in answer to your question this team will have to be considered one of the greatest playoff teams of all time if they sweep the entire playoffs. I think ultimately they will drop one each against OKC and Miami and go 16-2 but that will still place San Antonio amongst the goat's.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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Lets say the spurs go 16-0 these playoffs. Do we have to consider them the GOAT team in NBA history?
I don't know that GOAT would be right. I still put the 72-10 bulls as the GOAT but this team would be 2nd easy. I also can't see 16-0 barring injury to the other teams biggest star, and then everyone will throw * next to the record
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:56 PM
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I don't know that GOAT would be right. I still put the 72-10 bulls as the GOAT but this team would be 2nd easy. I also can't see 16-0 barring injury to the other teams biggest star, and then everyone will throw * next to the record
That 72-10 Bulls team lost Game 3 of the second round and only had to win 3 games in the first round. I would still put the Spurs over that team if they go 16-0.
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