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EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

2 MIAMI HEAT vs. 3 BOSTON CELTICS

Game 1: Sun. @MIA 3:30PM
Game 2: Tue. @MIA TBD
Game 3: 5/7 @BOS 8PM
Game 4: 5/9 @BOS TBD
Game 5: 5/11 @MIA TBD *
Game 6: 5/13 @BOS TBD *
Game 7: 5/16 @MIA 8PM *
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1 CHICAGO BULLS vs. 5 ATLANTA HAWKS

Game 1: Mon. @CHI 8PM
Game 2: Wed. @CHI 8PM
Game 3: Fri. @ATL 7PM
Game 4: 5/8 @ATL 8PM
Game 5: 5/10 @CHI TBD *
Game 6: 5/12 @ATL TBD *
Game 7: 5/15 @CHI TBD *
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WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

2 LOS ANGELES LAKERS vs. 3 DALLAS MAVERICKS

Game 1: Mon. @LAL 10:30PM
Game 2: Wed. @LAL 10:30PM
Game 3: Fri. @DAL TBD
Game 4: 5/8 @DAL 3:30PM
Game 5: 5/10 @LAL TBD *
Game 6: 5/12 @DAL TBD *
Game 7: 5/15 @LAL 3:30PM *
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4 OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER vs. 8 MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

Game 1: Sun. @OKC 1PM
Game 2: Tue. @OKC 9:30PM
Game 3: 5/7 @MEM 5PM
Game 4: 5/9 @MEM 9:30PM
Game 5: 5/11 @OKC TBD *
Game 6: 5/13 @MEM TBD *
Game 7: 5/15 @OKC TBD *
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I like all the top seeds because I'm a weasel. How about you?

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Boston over Miami in 6
Bulls over Hawks in 5
Lakers over Mavs in 7
Thunder over Grizzlies in 7



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Celtics over Heat in 7.
Bulls over Hawks in 7.
Lakers over Mavericks in 5; the Mavs are due for a choke and here we are.
Thunder over Grizzlies in 6; Memphis believes in themselves, and that's worth a lot.

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Heat over Celtics in 6.
I want to pick the Celtics. It seems safer to pick the Celtics. But due to the Celtics health problems, I think I have to pick the Heat.

Bulls over Hawks in 6, maybe 5.
Kirk Hinrich is questionable for the entire series, and while that might seem laughable as big news to most of you, he's the best shot we had at containing Derrick Rose. His backup Jeff Teague may or may not be a good player. We still don't really know because in his two years with the team he's barely averaged double digit minutes per game in the regular season (and that number is about half in the postseason). Boozer's injured too but Noah and Kurt Thomas haven't had trouble guarding Al Horford. I don't think we have a shot. The Bulls are my second favorite team in the league, though, so I'll be cheering for the winner of this series the rest of the way.

Thunder over Grizzlies in 5.
After the Hawks and the Bulls, these are my next two favorite teams. I don't think the Grizzlies have what it take to even challenge the Thunder, though. Perkins, unlike Tim Duncan, should be enough to help contain Zach Randolph.

Lakers over Mavs in 7.
I could care less about either of these teams, so maybe that's why I can't really tell who's gonna win this one.

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Celtics over Heat in 6.
Bulls over Hawks in 5.
Thunder sweep Grizzlies. The Kendrick Perkins trade being part of a conspiracy theory picks up steam.
Lakers over Mavs in 5.
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I think it is an interesting semi-finals on both conferences but here are my predictions...

The Celtics over the Heat in 7; let Miami wait until next season to complete their chemistry

Bulls over Hawks in 6; Hawks beat the Magic but comes to an end of the most consistent team all season.

Thunder over Grizz in 6; the surprising Memphis Grizzlies give the Thunder more than they wanted but the Thunder is led perhaps by the best duo in the league (Westbrook and Durant) and the Perkins deal pays dividends.

Lakers over Mavs in 6; Sorry Mavs, I desperately want you to beat LA but if history is any indication, you choke when you need to perform on another level
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Heat in 6. I don't think its going to be as epic as people believe its going to be.

Thunder in 5. Durant's time is now.

Bulls in 4. If Rose's ankle is ok, this will be over quick.

Mavs in 7. The Lakers hit the wall.

(edited by lotjx on 30.4.11 1930)


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Good for the Miami Heat. Since Bosh will probably play the PF position, it can be assumed that Haslem will be come off the bench and be a good role player yet again for Miami.
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