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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 05-22-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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so who you got and why?

i have spurs in 6, i just dont think the thunder have the defense to slow the spurs offense while the spurs have enough defense to slow the thunder.
the thunder are one of the worst pick n roll defensive teams in the league and will hate the PNR masters.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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I took Spurs in 6 before seeing your post.

Spurs are playing great but OKC is LIGHT YEARS better than what they've faced so far. They are also explosive and playing with lots of confidence.

This may very well wind up being the best series of the entire playoffs in terms of competition etc.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Honestly, at this point I can't call this series.I think having a number of 'close' games works in OKC's favor, as they've gained some much needed experience in how to close out and operate under pressure. That is vital for a team this young.

SA, on the other hand, is playing at a very high level but hasn't really been tested yet. I think for OKC to take the series, they're going to have to steal one of the early road games. They don't want to be down 0-2 heading home to this Spurs team. They're too poised, too tested(the Duncan-Parker-Ginobli-Poppovich quartet) to crack under pressure in a hostile environment, and as poised as they've been this playoffs thus far, OKC is still a very young team that is still learning how to perform at this level of pressure. That, more than individual matchups because each team has its advantages, could swing it SA's way.

I'm sure we won't see a better matchup than this upcoming series.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Thunder will roll. Their strengths are similar, and both are complete teams. With that said, the Thunder have two young stars playing like they are very fresh will be the difference. The Spurs strength will not be as much as an edge here as it was there first two series.

Thunder in 5.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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Wow, pretty bold there Orangeish! I don't think there's a team in the NBA capable of beating this current Spurs team in under 6 games.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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The Spurs have been rolling and working well. Unless there is an injury or two in the series, I think the Spurs will be able to take the win. The Thunder are a better team than the others the Spurs have faced, and are younger, but still lack the experience and (I believe) the mental stamina to outlast the Spurs. I am sure the will win one or two, but not the series. I am picking Spurs in 6 only because I feel the Thunder will win at least one, at most three games, so two is in the middle.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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I forgot to mention the spurs beat the thunder 2 of 3 By an average of 10ppg with the loss being in their 8-10th game of the season. They also have not played the thunder with Manu, Diaw, or Jackson in the lineup and Duncan is averaging about 13ppg, 14 rpg, 3apg, 2+ bpg in less then 29 minutes.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Wow, pretty bold there Orangeish! I don't think there's a team in the NBA capable of beating this current Spurs team in under 6 games.
Well, part of my pick was just to needle rigas and our other spurs fans here

I do actually think OKC will win, but yeah 5 games is probably a tall order - I wouldnt bet on them winning in less than 6 though
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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San Antonio is just the superior team. Plain and simple. Imo Westbrook and Durant would have to average 35 a piece four times in order to threaten the Spurs in this series. And we all know that is not going to happen. And, similar to the Miami Heat the Thunder lack the balanced offensive attack and array of weapons of San Antonio. I don't think the Spurs will sweep. But I do I like the Spurs in six.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I don't like either team.

But I hope the Spurs crush the Thunder.

I HATE anything having to do with Durant or Westbrook.
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