View Poll Results: Who gets out of the first round ? Make your picks

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  • RAPTORS

    38 97.44%
  • BUCKS

    3 7.69%
  • LEBRONS

    36 92.31%
  • PACERS

    3 7.69%
  • WHIZARDS

    29 74.36%
  • HAWKS

    9 23.08%
  • CELTICS

    14 35.90%
  • BULLS

    25 64.10%
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Thread: They are finally here: Eastern Conference Playoffs - Bracket Watch and Who Ya Got ?

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    Default They are finally here: Eastern Conference Playoffs - Bracket Watch and Who Ya Got ?

    They are finally here !
    The Brackets are set and the NBA doesn't reseed.
    So a poll will give a voting shot at the first round.. which I will post ...

    Raps vs Bucks

    Cavs vs Pacers

    Whiz vs Hawks

    Bulls vs Celtics

    I am taking the Raps, Paul George and the Pacers to take the struggling Lebrons in a monster upset, the Hawks to take the Whiz whose defense is poor and Wall can't keep his composure when the going gets tough and the Bulls to beat the Chowderheads primarily because I just can't pick cheer for the Celts

    We can comment away on the semi's and finals..
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    I really think the Celtics are going to struggle against the Bulls. I love that match-up actually. Only upset in round 1.. might go 7 games though.

    I have the Raptors, Lebrons and Wizards getting to round two though.

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    1st Round:
    Raptors
    Wizards
    Celtics
    Cavaliers

    Semis:
    Raptors
    Wizards

    East Finals:
    Raptors

    Finals:
    Raptors get dismantled by Golden State/Spurs

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    I'm going with a pair of 1st round upsets. Hawks and Bulls make it through.

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    I'm going with a pair of 1st round upsets. Hawks and Bulls make it through.
    As the saying goes.. Great Minds think alike or idiots seldom differ..
    I picked the Bulls and Hawks to upset as well...
    Hoping we look like Great Minds ..

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    Quote Demographic Shift wrote: View Post
    As the saying goes.. Great Minds think alike or idiots seldom differ..
    I picked the Bulls and Hawks to upset as well...
    Hoping we look like Great Minds ..
    You also picked the Pacers. Seems Demographic is going for the power of positive thought over rationality lol
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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    You also picked the Pacers. Seems Demographic is going for the power of positive thought over rationality lol
    I will stand tall as a great predictor ..or...look like ...something else.

    This is the year the NBA playoffs go off form...

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    Just for kicks, I'm taking two upsets. The Hawks could beat the Wizards - the Wiz have cooled off of late, and if the Hawks catch fire...

    And I'm picking the Bulls to beat the Celtics because that would be DELICIOUS.

    I think the LeBrons get out of round one.

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    Quote DanH wrote: View Post
    Just for kicks, I'm taking two upsets. The Hawks could beat the Wizards - the Wiz have cooled off of late, and if the Hawks catch fire...

    And I'm picking the Bulls to beat the Celtics because that would be DELICIOUS.

    I think the LeBrons get out of round one.
    Ballsy.
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    Yeah, I went with the prevailing wisdom on the Bulls upsetting the Celts. I think Raptors win in 5 or 6, Cavs and Wizards win in 6 or 7, and Bulls/Celts will be a game 7 tossup. Bulls' bruising, physical style of play, and swarming offensive rebounding is going to be really tough for the Celtics, and Butler defending Thomas for stretches could be a huge issue. A lot will come down to the Celtics' supporting cast being able to score, and I just don't think they have the pieces. That said, I do think Stevens is the better coach in this series, but that roster has big weaknesses that are hard to cover.

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    I so want Boston to lose to Chicago, but I'm picking all four higher seeds to advance, Raps-Wizards in the conference finals with the Raptors making the finals because blind homerism.

    Then we get beat in 5 by Golden State

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    Raps, Cavs, Hawks, Celtics

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    Celtics and Bulls is going to be a tough one. Isaiah will be defended by Rondo and most likely Butler at times. I do hope they lose but I think they'll win in 6 or 7 in a competitive series.

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    So glad we're not playing the Bulls in the first round. They have no 3pt shooting but Butler can go off.. and Rondo is a lot better than he was early in the season. He can steal a game for them just by picking a part the Celtics defense.

    I believe Wade is back too.

    It's too bad they traded Taj and McBuckets.. both those guys would have helped against a series like this.

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    Come on Bulls! Start a new curse on the Celtics like they did to us!!!

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    Lol, caught this. Take that Boston!

    Skip to the 3:38 mark


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    Quote mike, prague wrote: View Post
    Lol, caught this. Take that Boston!

    Skip to the 3:38 mark

    Love this.

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    I need a transcript of what was said. Can't listen while at work

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    Raptors in 5
    Cavs in 6
    Wizards in 7
    Bulls in 7

    Celtics are the worst first seed in history. Its going to be fun watching jimmy g buckets shut down the midget and D-wade living at the line hehe
    I'm back. I no longer worship joe johnson

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    Quote yabadabayolo wrote: View Post
    Raptors in 5
    Cavs in 6
    Wizards in 7
    Bulls in 7

    Celtics are the worst first seed in history. Its going to be fun watching jimmy g buckets shut down the midget and D-wade living at the line hehe
    What's Wade's official status? Will he be playing?

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