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Old 04-15-2018, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Some are bullish on the Cavs... I'm not seeing it, unless LBJ plays bully ball and scores 40 per game, or gets 30 and a triple double.

Otherwise they aren't good enough to me right now.
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:04 PM
 
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Yeah, tough to figure. They only finished with the 2nd best record in the NBA. Musta' done it with mirrors.
One win shy of tying the Cavs for the best Eastern Conference record in 2016 (won 56 games) yet went 7 games in the first round against the 7 seed Pacers (followed by a 7 game series against the Heat). 2017 Raptors tied the Cavs for regular season wins yet lost 0-4. For some teams regular season win totals don’t translate to playoff dominance. Have the Raptors ever been dominant in the playoffs? I guess their most dominant performance was in the first round last year against the Jabari Parker-less Bucks...they won 4-2.

The Raptors have a lot to prove. Sweeping the Wizards would be a start.
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:04 PM
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Cavs are doing their impression of the pre-2018 Raps.

Pacers are delivering a flat-out spanking.
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:34 PM
 
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When the Cavs were down 25-8 in the first qtr, I was expecting them to make a run and be ahead by halftime. But the Pacers never panicked even when the lead was cut to 7 on Love's three point play in the 4th qtr and continued to score and play good defense. I still expect the Cavs to win the series and bounce back in game 2.
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:36 PM
 
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One win shy of tying the Cavs for the best Eastern Conference record in 2016 (won 56 games) yet went 7 games in the first round against the 7 seed Pacers (followed by a 7 game series against the Heat). 2017 Raptors tied the Cavs for regular season wins yet lost 0-4. For some teams regular season win totals donít translate to playoff dominance. Have the Raptors ever been dominant in the playoffs? I guess their most dominant performance was in the first round last year against the Jabari Parker-less Bucks...they won 4-2.

The Raptors have a lot to prove. Sweeping the Wizards would be a start.

Wizards are winning a game in washington so they definitely won;t be swept.
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:46 PM
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Wizards are winning a game in washington so they definitely won;t be swept.
I sure don't expect a sweep. They split the season series and each team won in the other's barn.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:39 PM
 
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OKC, too many weapons!
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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The Spurs may have a “Sophie’s Choice” this summer between Pop and Leonard. As much as they’re indebted to him over the years, choosing Popovich at his age may be bad for their long-term health. He seems to be getting more cantankerous at his age and with Ginobili and Parker nearing retirement, he might go out like George Karl where players start refusing to play for him.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Wolves missed an opportunity.

Rockets - other than Harden - only made 3 three pointers all game.

Chris Paul was off as well... turned the ball over way more than usual.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:02 PM
 
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Grizzlies did it to the Spurs a few years later. No injuries there either.
True.
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