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2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
It's that time of year again. Let's put all the playoff news and talk here.
15-Apr-2017 03:19 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
The Lebrons aren't looking that good this year. They squeak by with a one-point win over Indy in game 1.
15-Apr-2017 05:49 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
Murat,

Will your boys get to Round 2 this year?
15-Apr-2017 05:55 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
(15-Apr-2017 05:55 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  Murat,

Will your boys get to Round 2 this year?

I hope so. They lost the first home game again though. I think this is 5 years in a row they have lost the opening game at home. They got the taste of the Eastern finals last year, so they will want it again . Bucks are a good team though. Will not be easy.

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15-Apr-2017 07:34 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
(15-Apr-2017 05:55 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  Murat,

Will your boys get to Round 2 this year?

I sure hope not. It'd be nice to see my young Bucks rise up. Despite the win yesterday I think the Raps take this series but maybe it goes 7 now. Toronto is very well-rounded and I don't expect them to be so flat from here on out.

If Lowry wasn't hurt much of this year they'd have ran away with the 1 seed and would've had a serious chance of winning the East. Cleveland is seriously vulnerable, that's one hell of a switch they need to flip on. Toronto's problem is that they lack a superstar, they have many very good players but no superstars. That's the one advantage the Bucks have over them. Giannis is a monster but I don't think it will be enough to win this series.
16-Apr-2017 09:52 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
The home teams went 5-3 this weekend. Bulls winning game 1 over the #1 seed is probably the biggest upset of the weekend. Too bad about I.T's sister. It couldn't be easy to play w/ all that on his mind.
16-Apr-2017 10:27 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
I'd say Milwaukee over Toronto would be a bigger upset in round 1 than Bulls over Celtics. Bulls have experience and plenty of star power. The Bucks are very talented but young, and even though Giannis is probably the 2nd best player in the East there isn't much scoring aside from him.

I also think seedings be damned in the East this year, the Raps, Wizards and Cavs are better than the C's and would win a series vs. them.
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17-Apr-2017 11:37 AM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
But I actually expected Bucks to get a game in Toronto. To me this is a matchup issue for th Raps. Who on that team can stop the Greek Freak?
17-Apr-2017 11:42 AM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
With Carroll and the guys inside they actually figure to be one of the teams best equipped to slow him. Still easier said than done though and I think for the Bucks to win in this series he is going to have to go off at least 3 more times.
17-Apr-2017 01:15 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
(17-Apr-2017 01:15 PM)DarthFed Wrote:  With Carroll and the guys inside they actually figure to be one of the teams best equipped to slow him. Still easier said than done though and I think for the Bucks to win in this series he is going to have to go off at least 3 more times.

Raps were good at finding solutions all year. But honestly, I did not want this match up. I like the Bucks and the Greek is so much fun to watch. I am hoping for an exciting series.

17-Apr-2017 09:00 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
Raps got lucky. Bucks are totally disrupting the flow of the game Raps played all year. But Raps have done some good things too and they are a great road team. We'll see...

18-Apr-2017 08:35 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
Looks like it was a good game and the Bucks had chances, just shot the ball a little too poorly. Sticking close on the road with Giannis only going 9-24. I still think it comes back to Toronto 2-2 or even 3-1 for the Raps.
18-Apr-2017 09:01 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
I think the games are going to be close. Both teams are fighters.

In the meantime, number 8 seed Bulls are having their way with the number 1 seed Celtics. Isiah Thomas must be going through hell...

18-Apr-2017 09:19 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
Bulls are hot at the right time and the Celts simply aren't that good. They overachieved all year and worked hard for the top seed, maybe too hard. Bulls have more talent, more experience, and the hotter hand.
18-Apr-2017 09:26 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
Celtics aren't big enough. Lopez is clowning them and they have no one to answer that riddle. They spend all that time trying to double Butler, but they are getting killed inside the perimeter by Wade and the role players.

I'm glad the Raps righted the ship, but this game was still too close for comfort. Bucks have a really good chance to win both games at home. Let's see what happens.
19-Apr-2017 06:20 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
Why are you hating on my baby Bucks KS? They've been irrelevant for so long!

I seriously doubt they take both at home. The Raps are much more talented IMO. Once Giannis gets a reliable jumper the Bucks will be a load to handle and he will probably be a top 3 player in the league in the coming years.
19-Apr-2017 07:53 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
I'm not hating on them. I really do believe they have a good chance at both games. Hell, they almost won last night. That's my point in all this.
19-Apr-2017 10:14 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
Nothing going in for Raps tonight. Credit to Bucks but it is like the baskets have lids. Demar has not made a field goal and it is almost the 4th !

20-Apr-2017 08:57 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
Incredible defense and obviously the Raps are missing some easy shots and have been flat all around. I'm glad they've kept it even in the 3rd qtr, just look at Cleveland-Indy. The pacers blew a 25 point halftime lead after LeBron went apesh*t
20-Apr-2017 09:01 PM
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RE: 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs
Indy blows a 26pt halftime lead and goes down 3-0. Can you say done? Lolz

Bucs are blowing the doors off the Raps. They lead by 32pts (78-46) at the beginning of the last period. Emperor
20-Apr-2017 09:08 PM
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