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Thread: The Way Early Pre Season Predictions Thread... who finishes where in the Eastern Conference

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    So really not understanding why the concern about not getting the second seed

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    So really not understanding why the concern about not getting the second seed
    If we finish 3rd, we have to concede that the preseason pundits were right about the Celtics....which is as tough a pill to swallow as facing the Cavs

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    LOL, is that all?

    Well, when we knock them out in the second round their fans will have to live with knowing they got ousted by a lower seed. The loses to Brooklyn and Washington in the playoffs are a thing of legend around these parts which still get more traction than it should. Will be sure to leave a bad taste in their mouths for years.

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    Quote LJ2 wrote: View Post
    LOL, is that all?

    Well, when we knock them out in the second round their fans will have to live with knowing they got ousted by a lower seed. The loses to Brooklyn and Washington in the playoffs are a thing of legend around these parts which still get more traction than it should. Will be sure to leave a bad taste in their mouths for years.
    Yep. The prognosticators, as the Raptors, will be judged on the playoffs. And I'm taking the Raps over the Celts every time (if the Celts even win their first round series...).

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    Our team is much too balanced and deep for the Celtics to handle. Gotta put IT on the block with Lowry and Demar every time and wear him out. Literally make it the most miserable stretch of games in his career.

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    Boston is likely too far ahead, but Washington is definitely catchable. I would predict us finishing 3rd, the back to back against the Wizards will be huge.
    The Whiz aren't as good as this run they are currently on nor as bad as that 3 and 9 start. Think they go closer to 15 and 10 in their last 25 rather than a 19 and 6 kind of performance.

    Raps are 4 back in the loss column to the Celts...but with a win at home in the first game post the AllStar break vs the Leprechauns the Raps can cut that gap to a manageable 3 games. Boston is in the drivers seat for sure but a 10 game segment where the chowderheads go 5 and 5 and the raps go 7 and 3 sets up a one game race to the finish for 2nd where we would hold the tiebreaker.

    They made it hard for themselves squandering that 4 game lead..but...that seems to be SOP for the Boys from the ACC.

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