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#7 Posted on 14.4.11 1630.49 Reposted on: 14.4.18 1630.49
Unlike the Eastern playoffs 1st round match-ups, almost every series is worth a look in the West. The more anticipated 1st round match-up would probably be Denver v. OKC and maybe Dallas and Portland to see if there is another Dallas playoff disappointment but I still see Dallas getting in the 2nd round.
#10 Posted on 15.4.11 0859.00 Reposted on: 15.4.18 0859.01
-Grizzles in 7. I love San Antonio, but they look really tired and injured down the stretch. It's as though they peaked way too soon in the regular season and Memphis is a better team than most may realize. And so we'll have one of the biggest upsets since the Nuggets took out the Supersonics back some 15 years ago. -Lakers in 5. Without Paul, NO is nothing. Meanwhile, LA will get its groove back after this little rest period to where they were right after the All-Star break, IMO. -Blazers in 6. Like It's False said, you can always count on Dallas falling apart in the playoffs. -Thunder in 7. I keep hearing how dangerous OKC is to deal with and I believe it. It's just that with their minimal playoff experience and with how good Denver has played since they moved from New York in the Carmelo trade, I can see this being the most even-sided and entertaining series played.
#11 Posted on 15.4.11 0945.09 Reposted on: 15.4.18 0947.37
1 Spurs over Grizzlies - 5 games 2 Lakers over Hornets - 4 - Lakers want a quick series so they can rest up for the next one... 3 Mavericks over Blazers - 6 - Blazers are everyone's darling pick, but I think the Mavs pull this one out this year. 4 Thunder over Nuggets - 7 - This should be a really fun one. Would love to see the Nuggets go further than the Knicks, but OKC is too strong.
#12 Posted on 15.4.11 1433.24 Reposted on: 15.4.18 1436.02
Interesting fact brought to my attention from Bill Simmons' latest podcast....the Lakers and Mavericks have NEVER faced each other in the playoffs during the entire Kobe/Phil/Cuban/Dirk era. Dallas and L.A. last had a playoff series in 1988.
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