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2019 NBA Playoffs Thread

Discussion in 'NBA Discussion' started by wcsoldier81, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. wcsoldier81

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    My predictions for the 1st round.

    East : Bucks in 4 , C Bags in 7 , Raptors in 4 , Sixers in 5 or 6 ( depending on Embiid health)

    West : Warriors in 4 , Rockets in 5 , Nuggets in 7 , OKC in 6
     
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    Embid is playing injured.Ben still can't shoot.Brooklyn killing them and D lo is playing like crap in his worse Lakers games.
     
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    How’s Kuzma doing?

    Russ’s shot is off. Four dimes and good D though. It’s not unexpected.
     
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    Russ turned it on in the 3rd. He stayed aggressive but a year or 2 ago that would simply include jacking up 3s. Instead he’s getting to his spot in the midrange and using that to open up lanes to the basket. Very impressive response to his rough start shooting.
     
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    Yeah. Not his best game, but the second half showed what he can do. Tense game! This is going to be a battle.
     
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    I think Sixers will take the next 4 games. Simmons is useless in the PO though.
     
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    Awesome games from Simmons, Harris, and Reddick, with 9, 4, and 5 points respectively. [​IMG]
    Simmons is never going to matter in the playoffs if he never bothers to learn to shoot. Go Nets, maybe we can snag Butler if we strike out elsewhere this offseason.
     
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    Kuzma is going to bring some b****es to beach:Laugh:
    And I am waiting for final Milwaukee -Brooklyn
     
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    Probably right.

    Honestly, I think it's Sixers in six, as this was about the best possible matchup for the Nets. They're not good enough yet to make any kind of noise in the playoffs, and this year they need a perfect storm (Embiid's knee and poor Simmons play) to make it through the first round. But that's why these games are played. We'll see soon enough.
     
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    Regarding the Raptors: Kawhi has increased his PPG in every playoff year so far. It's pretty crazy:

    8.6
    13.5
    14.3
    20.3
    22.5
    27.7
     
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    DLO just needed to settle down. He got in a groove and ended up with a solid game.
     
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    Duuude LOL


     
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    So sick he had to ask Embiid his medical opinion. Yikes. Hope she’s okay, but I know Doc Joel is one of the best.
     
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    Hahaha

    I hope BK/DLo rinse Philly. I don't think it will happen, but hoping for that upset.

    Benny definitely needs to step up, but I'd gladly use our Klutch klaws to bring his a** here. Seems like he already has one foot out the door anyways.

     
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    He can't shoot, but he can do everything else. I'm a fan.
     
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    It is not wise to tell Philly fans, above all fans, not to boo...

    On another note, playoff Kyle Lowry has arrived, 0 points in 30 minutes so far, just over 3 mins left in the 3rd. He’s got 7 boards and 7 assists though.
     
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    Kawhi ties the game with a 3, then puts the raptors up 2 with a baseline jumper in Gordon’s face, what a gamer.
     
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    Orlando...where did this team come from?
     
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    Oof, Kawhi airballs the 3 to tie. Looks like Orlando takes game 1, what a shot by Augistin.
     
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