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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:29 pm    Post subject:

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The Eastern Conference is boring now more interesting in the 90s


Very true. At least this Pistons/wizards game manage to get moderately interesting.

Congrats on the Pacers win
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:44 am    Post subject:

And now the media will try to spin that the Cavs have a tough road to the finals because they may get the 2 seed.

Please. They'll dominate Boston in 5 and I said that even before they killed them last week.

Lebron has had a cakewalk in the east for many years now. Atlanta, Toronto and Boston don't count. The last time he had some competition was when Boston had their big 3 and Dwight was in his prime with Orlando.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject:

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And now the media will try to spin that the Cavs have a tough road to the finals because they may get the 2 seed.

Please. They'll dominate Boston in 5 and I said that even before they killed them last week.

Lebron has had a cakewalk in the east for many years now. Atlanta, Toronto and Boston don't count. The last time he had some competition was when Boston had their big 3 and Dwight was in his prime with Orlando.


Exactly why I don't put much stock in his consecutive trips to the finals.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject:

The Pacers made the playoffs but they play the Cavs so I'm not really sure if there's a reason to actually be excited beyond seeing the Pacer for at least 4 more games.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject:

Schedule for Saturday and Sunday.
Eastern Conference First Round: Game 1

Game 1 Sun April 16 Chicago at Boston, 6:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 1 Sat April 15 Indiana at Cleveland, 3:00 p.m. ET, ABC/R

Game 1 Sat April 15 Milwaukee at Toronto, 5:30 p.m.ET, ESPN

Game 1 Sun April 16 Atlanta at Washington, 1:00 p.m. ET, TNT


Western Conference First Round: Game 1

Game 1 Sun April 16 Portland at Golden State, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/R

Game 1 Sat April 15 Memphis at San Antonio, 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN

Game 1 Sun April 16 Oklahoma City at Houston, 9:00 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 1 Sat April 15 Utah vs. LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
http://www.nba.com/article/2017/nba-playoffs-first-round-schedule
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:44 pm    Post subject:

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The Pacers made the playoffs but they play the Cavs so I'm not really sure if there's a reason to actually be excited beyond seeing the Pacer for at least 4 more games.


Well congrats on making it nonetheless
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
Schedule for Saturday and Sunday.
Eastern Conference First Round: Game 1

Game 1 Sun April 16 Chicago at Boston, 6:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 1 Sat April 15 Indiana at Cleveland, 3:00 p.m. ET, ABC/R

Game 1 Sat April 15 Milwaukee at Toronto, 5:30 p.m.ET, ESPN

Game 1 Sun April 16 Atlanta at Washington, 1:00 p.m. ET, TNT


Western Conference First Round: Game 1

Game 1 Sun April 16 Portland at Golden State, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/R

Game 1 Sat April 15 Memphis at San Antonio, 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN

Game 1 Sun April 16 Oklahoma City at Houston, 9:00 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 1 Sat April 15 Utah vs. LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
http://www.nba.com/article/2017/nba-playoffs-first-round-schedule

Those East 1st rounds are so dull
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:50 pm    Post subject:

Harden won MVP tonight against Westbrook.

though I'd give it to Kawhi.

But yeah Harden just put an exclamation point on it while Westbrook got career-highed by... Patrick Beverley

Yeah I think if it's really between Harden and Westbrook, tonight Harden just won the vote. I'd give it to Kawhi personally though.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:06 pm    Post subject:

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Harden won MVP tonight against Westbrook.

though I'd give it to Kawhi.

But yeah Harden just put an exclamation point on it while Westbrook got career-highed by... Patrick Beverley

Yeah I think if it's really between Harden and Westbrook, tonight Harden just won the vote. I'd give it to Kawhi personally though.


If the votes weren't already in a couple days ago, it may have had some impact..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:35 am    Post subject:

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But yeah Harden just put an exclamation point on it while Westbrook got career-highed by... Patrick Beverley


it's a bit rough to say that beverley put that on him, beverley was wide open while westbrook was sitting under the rim waiting for rebounds
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:16 am    Post subject:

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But yeah Harden just put an exclamation point on it while Westbrook got career-highed by... Patrick Beverley


it's a bit rough to say that beverley put that on him, beverley was wide open while westbrook was sitting under the rim waiting for rebounds


That doesn't make it sound any better, it does for the people saying Westbrook is stat chasing though
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject:

Cavs & the eastern conference. This (bleep) again.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:53 pm    Post subject:

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The Eastern Conference is boring now more interesting in the 90s though.

Now its LeBron vs Field and we unfortunately know who wins that one.

It was the same way in the 90s when it was the Bulls vs whoever. If the Cavs continue being complacent and playing down to the level of their competition though, it could get real interesting.

Indy played well in these first two games, but the Cavs should've won both games by double digits. Hopefully the Pacers will make this series competitive and interesting.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:20 am    Post subject:

Fizdale's meltdown press conference last night was pretty epic.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:55 pm    Post subject:

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Cavs & the eastern conference. This (bleep) again.


what ive been saying all year. only people who don't know basketball thought the Cavs would have a "tough" road to the finals. please. same crap as the last 3-4 years.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject:

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lakers0505 wrote:
Cavs & the eastern conference. This (bleep) again.


what ive been saying all year. only people who don't know basketball thought the Cavs would have a "tough" road to the finals. please. same crap as the last 3-4 years.


The only chance would be if Lebron's drop in defense, would have an influence on the team. But the east is so piss poor, it doesn't matter.

In general the Kyrie/Lebron duo is deadly, two elite closers. It's Cavaliers,Spurs or Warriors for the title.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject:

The Pacers are choking bastages
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:56 pm    Post subject:

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The Eastern Conference is boring now more interesting in the 90s though.

Now its LeBron vs Field and we unfortunately know who wins that one.

It was the same way in the 90s when it was the Bulls vs whoever. If the Cavs continue being complacent and playing down to the level of their competition though, it could get real interesting.

Indy played well in these first two games, but the Cavs should've won both games by double digits. Hopefully the Pacers will make this series competitive and interesting.



Yeah and that sucked too at least the year and a half Jordan was gone gave us another team to win it all.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject:

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The Eastern Conference is boring now more interesting in the 90s though.

Now its LeBron vs Field and we unfortunately know who wins that one.

It was the same way in the 90s when it was the Bulls vs whoever. If the Cavs continue being complacent and playing down to the level of their competition though, it could get real interesting.

Indy played well in these first two games, but the Cavs should've won both games by double digits. Hopefully the Pacers will make this series competitive and interesting.



Yeah and that sucked too at least the year and a half Jordan was gone gave us another team to win it all.


They'll only lose an eastern conference game, because they decide not to play at even 90% of their ability.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:06 pm    Post subject:

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Cavs & the eastern conference. This (bleep) again.


what ive been saying all year. only people who don't know basketball thought the Cavs would have a "tough" road to the finals. please. same crap as the last 3-4 years.


The only chance would be if Lebron's drop in defense, would have an influence on the team. But the east is so piss poor, it doesn't matter.

In general the Kyrie/Lebron duo is deadly, two elite closers. It's Cavaliers,Spurs or Warriors for the title.


Is Lebron's drop permanent or just regular season slacking?
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject:

Now I am seeing articles that the Raptors might beat the Cavs in the 2nd round. And then in the ECF, it will be, "can the upstart Celtics beat the Cavs?"

Please. Cream cheese cakewalk to the finals.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject:

lot of ex-Lakers in this Spurs/Rockets series

Spurs:
* Pau Gasol

Rockets:
* Trevor Ariza
* Lou Williams
* Mike D'Antoni
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 4:01 pm    Post subject:

Toronto is never getting by this Cleveland team. They were the other ECF rep last year too.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject:

Atlanta isn't either.

Chicago isn't either even if Rondo is healthy. They have too many headcases and their coach sucks.

Washington is talented, but they remind me of the Jail blazers. They get flustered quickly and aren't disciplined enough to beat the Cavs at the "mental" aspect of a series.

Boston has a chance to dethrone the Cavs in about 3 years if they beef up their team and Lebron gets older.

Lebron should make the finals for the next 3 years. Hardly any competition in the East. Never seen a star player have such an easy cakewalk to the finals year after year. Guys like Jordan, Malone, Barkley, Shaq, Duncan, etc had to work much harder in their conference before getting to the finals.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 1:52 pm    Post subject:

Kawhi's ankle issues: such a shame. Reminds me of when Worthy sprained his up in Portland in 1991. BGJ was never the same, clearly hampered the rest of the playoffs. You hope that's not the case with KL.
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