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Old 05-10-2018, 07:41 PM
 
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Cavs vs Dubs, nbs finals take four.

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Old 05-10-2018, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I'm going Boston in 6.
Why?
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:44 PM
 
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Have to assess Boston's chances after the first 2 games, see if they can hold serve.
If they lead 2-0, probably will win.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Forget the rest of the Cavs; Lebron has given us zero reason to doubt him this postseason. Kyrie's explosive scoring would give Boston a better chance, but I think this is where Stevens' system hits its wall without he and Heyward.
I was correct in my earlier predictions, so mightas well extend it....Warriors over Cavs again in the Finals. A yawner for everyone Dubs fans, which will finally make up for 40 years of futility prior to 2015.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:31 AM
 
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A lot of pundits were saying this year the Sixers were going to win the East. They were playing too well and they had all the pieces in place to make it to the Finals. Then they ran into the Celtics who are simply a better team. Ben Simmons showed he's not ready for prime time and Brad Stevens showed why he is the best coach in the NBA.

The series with the Cavs will go 6 games with Cleveland winning. I hope I am wrong, but with the way James is playing they're going to be tough to beat.
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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And here we are. The Conference Finals matchups that 99% of the population expected before the season even started. The NBA has a serious lack of parity.

Yeah, yeah, yeah I know the Celtics were expected to have Irving and Hayward, so they are somewhat of a surprise, but the point still stands.
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:18 AM
 
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And here we are. The Conference Finals matchups that 99% of the population expected before the season even started. The NBA has a serious lack of parity.

Yeah, yeah, yeah I know the Celtics were expected to have Irving and Hayward, so they are somewhat of a surprise, but the point still stands.

Let's not forget, the Celtics almost didn't get here. Milwaukee played them tough and home court advantage allowed them to win, since Milwaukee couldn't beat them on the road. The Sixers even made some blunders down the stretch that allowed Boston to win the series 4-1. Truthfully, a change of one field goal likely would have made the Boston/Philly series go 7 games.


Philly was far to eager to leave the ground on closeouts and were pumped faked out of two games for sure. That's just their experience as youth and they'll gain that on the court maturity as time goes on. Philly could have beat Boston. I think Brad Stevens is the best coach in the league, full stop, but I'd have to argue a little bit that Philly beat themselves. Ben Simmons produces a semi reliable jumper in the offseason and he and Embiid both work on their post up game, and this team is a threat next season. I don't think what Philly did to Miami was any type of fluke, since I believe Spolstra is a heck of a coach as well. The talent is there with Philly, they just found themselves in unfamiliar territory when they ran into a team that took away Simmons' court vision and forced him to shoot. He'll have to become a shooter, because he's too gifted with his vision, size, and athleticism not to.
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Forget the rest of the Cavs; Lebron has given us zero reason to doubt him this postseason. Kyrie's explosive scoring would give Boston a better chance, but I think this is where Stevens' system hits its wall without he and Heyward.
I was correct in my earlier predictions, so mightas well extend it....Warriors over Cavs again in the Finals. A yawner for everyone Dubs fans, which will finally make up for 40 years of futility prior to 2015.
Please, Warriors got way more love than the Cavs prior to 2015 even with the futility IMO.
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:54 AM
 
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Raptors fired Dwayne Casey today
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:05 AM
 
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Raptors fired Dwayne Casey today
Now fire Derozan/Lowry. Or bring in a real superstar so they can be 2nd/3rd options.
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