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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 5:53 pm    Post subject:

Portland up 20 points and Lilard only has 5 points, what is Denver even doing?
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:18 pm    Post subject:

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Portland up 20 points and Lilard only has 5 points, what is Denver even doing?


Besides the obvious tank, Denver might also be reserving their strategies for the playoffs, since they likely meet Portland in the first round
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:38 pm    Post subject:

BRING IT ON.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:43 pm    Post subject:

Nash Vegas wrote:
Portland up 20 points and Lilard only has 5 points, what is Denver even doing?


Avoiding us.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:43 pm    Post subject:

Denver doesn't care about their game today. They're trying to lose to avoid being in the Lakers half
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:44 pm    Post subject:

Dallas looks to be avoiding the Clippers.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:49 pm    Post subject:

I guess I’m more worried about the warriors than the general public.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:54 pm    Post subject:

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I guess I’m more worried about the warriors than the general public.



Nah, I'm right there with you. Seems like 98% on this board feel it's a no-brainer. Some are even predicting a blowout.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:54 pm    Post subject:

Lakerz113 wrote:
I guess I’m more worried about the warriors than the general public.


I'm worried about them too. Especially in a 1 game playoff.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:54 pm    Post subject:

NBA couldn't have asked for a better scenario ratings wise.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:55 pm    Post subject:

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I guess I’m more worried about the warriors than the general public.


If they play defense like they have been, your concern is valid.

We will find out Wednesday if that suffocating defense is back.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:01 pm    Post subject:

Wow... Dallas will lose, which means Portland will jump to 5. So who do the Clippers want? They win, they go to 3 and get Dallas at 6. They lose, they get Portland at 5 and avoid Lakers till WCF.

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:11 pm    Post subject:

Whoa... it is settled. Clippers vs Portland at the 4 and 5. Denver vs Dallas at the 3 and 6.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:16 pm    Post subject:

The Lakers are fortunate that the play-in is not a single-elimination event. Nobody wants to deal with the Warriors anymore than they want to deal with LAL.

Just beat them right away to be safe, but Memphis/SAS are much preferable opponents if it comes to that.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:20 pm    Post subject:

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FINAL WEST STANDINGS:

1) UTA
2) PHX
3) DEN
4) LAC
5) DAL*
[*Mavs have 3-way tiebreaker over POR/LAL as the Division winner]
6) POR
7) LAL
8) GSW

- Lakers host Warriors for 7/8 play-in
- Grizzlies host Spurs for 9/10

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:21 pm    Post subject:

JaggedJimmyJay1 wrote:
The Lakers are fortunate that the play-in is not a single-elimination event. Nobody wants to deal with the Warriors anymore than they want to deal with LAL.

Just beat them right away to be safe, but Memphis/SAS are much preferable opponents if it comes to that.


Yeah worse case scenario we get another shot at it.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:22 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
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FINAL WEST STANDINGS:

1) UTA
2) PHX
3) DEN
4) LAC
5) DAL*
[*Mavs have 3-way tiebreaker over POR/LAL as the Division winner]
6) POR
7) LAL
8) GSW

- Lakers host Warriors for 7/8 play-in
- Grizzlies host Spurs for 9/10


Ooh, I didn't know that. I thought it was strictly head to head. That's a bogus tie breaker. They got a bunch of play-ins and non-playoff teams in their division.


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:23 pm    Post subject:

JaggedJimmyJay1 wrote:
The Lakers are fortunate that the play-in is not a single-elimination event. Nobody wants to deal with the Warriors anymore than they want to deal with LAL.

Just beat them right away to be safe, but Memphis/SAS are much preferable opponents if it comes to that.


It's better to stay in the current bracket and beat the Warriors. You lose to them, you now have to face Utah and winner of Clippers/Portland.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:31 pm    Post subject:

PenG_ wrote:
JaggedJimmyJay1 wrote:
The Lakers are fortunate that the play-in is not a single-elimination event. Nobody wants to deal with the Warriors anymore than they want to deal with LAL.

Just beat them right away to be safe, but Memphis/SAS are much preferable opponents if it comes to that.


Yeah worse case scenario we get another shot at it.

So if the Lakers lose to the Warriors they face the 9 v. 10 winner for the 8th seed...? Even though the Lakers finished 7th in the regular season. ?
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:33 pm    Post subject:

Beat the Warriors and stay in that side of the bracket. Period. But anything can happen in one game. Play-in.. Smh
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:33 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
PenG_ wrote:
JaggedJimmyJay1 wrote:
The Lakers are fortunate that the play-in is not a single-elimination event. Nobody wants to deal with the Warriors anymore than they want to deal with LAL.

Just beat them right away to be safe, but Memphis/SAS are much preferable opponents if it comes to that.


Yeah worse case scenario we get another shot at it.

So if the Lakers lose to the Warriors they face the 9 v. 10 winner for the 8th seed...? Even though the Lakers finished 7th in the regular season. ?


Yup. Better win against Steph, if not we meet the Jazz instead of the Suns
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:34 pm    Post subject:

I think portland has a very good shot at nuggets.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:36 pm    Post subject:

Laker's going to be the first team to win 17 games en route to a title
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:44 pm    Post subject:

Dream scenario..

Lakers -- Steph -- Suns -- Nugs -- Jazz

Clips face Dallas in the first round

Now let the real games begin
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:45 pm    Post subject:

In a 1 game playoff, the Warriors was not the team I wanted to face.

Denver clearly tanked that game vs Portland.
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