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Old 04-08-2018, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Raptors won't beat Cleveland. Right now I'm leaning toward Cavs and Sixers in the ECF.

Warriors are in trouble. Durant can score 40 and they still lose. They're an average team with him in charge. The talking heads aren't giving him an endless wave of grief they would be giving Lebron in the same situation.
The Warriors aren't playing lock-down defense like they have in the past. I wonder if the hunger is gone.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:54 AM
 
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I could not understand why they was just letting Lebron drive to the basket and not double teaming him
That 3rd quarter was played like an all-star game....except LeBron was the only all-star.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Since the day before the IT trade (I know this is an arbitrary mark but it's a significant point in the Cavs' season), when the Cavs beat Minnesota in OT on February 7, Cleveland has gone 19-9. That's a .679 win%, a 56-win pace, when they were only playing .577 ball becore that date (47-win pace). They are at 49 wins and though the defense is still porous, there us no way to look at that series of trades as anything but positive. It turned the Cavs season around...

Since the same date, the Dubs have gone 16-10 (.615). Obviously, injuries have played a major role, but even before the injuries broke bad, this Warriors team has been underperforming to its previous seasons all season long. So, who's in more trouble? Right now I wouldn't pick either Cavs or Dubs to win their conference, but Cleveland is in a better spot...

As I predicted way back in November, both teams would get unprecedented challenges this year. Let's look at the rest of the field:

EAST (from 2/7/18 To present):
1. Philadelphia 23-5 (.821)--->currently 3rd
2. Toronto 20-6 (.769)--->1st
3. Indiana 17-8 (.680)--->currently 5th
4. Cleveland 19-9 (.679)--->currently 4th
5. Boston 15-9 (.625)--->2nd
6. Miami 14-12 (.538)--->currently 6th
7. Milwaukee 13-14 (.481)--->currently 7th
8. Washington 11-15 (.423)--->currently 8th

WEST
1. Houston 25-3 (.893)--->1st
2. Utah 21-5 (.808)--->currently 4th
3. Portland 19-7 (.731)--->currently 3rd
4. New Orleans 18-9 (.667)--->currently 5th
5. Golden State 16-10 (.615)--->2nd
6. Denver 16-10 (.615)--->currently 9th
7. Oklahoma City 15-10 (.600)--->currently 7th
8. San Antonio 12-13 (.480)--->currently 6th
9. Minnesota 11-13 (.458)--->currently 8th

I'll hold off on making predictions until the seeds solidify, but this is going to be a memorable playoffs...
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:40 AM
 
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With two games left, is this the latest in the season only 3 seeds have been clinched in a conference?
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Old 04-08-2018, 01:18 PM
 
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Sixers clinch home court advantage with today's win over the Mavs. They will be have the 3rd seed or the 4th seed once the playoffs start.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:32 PM
 
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Sixers clinch home court advantage with today's win over the Mavs. They will be have the 3rd seed or the 4th seed once the playoffs start.
Gratz to the 76ers they've had a rough trip.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:35 PM
 
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Gratz to the 76ers they've had a rough trip.
And without Embiid the last six games.
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:27 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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The Sixers are not only scary because they're good.

They're scary because they're too young and inexperienced to know they should be scared going into the playoffs.

They're loose and playing with house money.
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:40 PM
 
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The Sixers are not only scary because they're good.

They're scary because they're too young and inexperienced to know they should be scared going into the playoffs.

They're loose and playing with house money.

I think they can beat any team in the East except Cleveland.
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Here or There
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I didnt realize the Sixers had won 14 games in a row...6 without Embiid. That is good work.
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