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Jarate
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(04-13-2017, 08:53 AM)
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NBA GAF PLAYOFF BRACKET CHALLENGE

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Radec
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(04-13-2017, 08:54 AM)
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Spurs will take this.
Dreams-Visions
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(04-13-2017, 08:55 AM)
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GO CAV

finally time to get this shit poppin
the_batman
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(04-13-2017, 08:55 AM)

Originally Posted by Radec

Spurs will take this.

HOPEFULLY.

the losing streak lately isn't looking good though, even if they were just fucking around after locking into the second seed...

CherryWoodFuton
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(04-13-2017, 08:57 AM)
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That is one ugly ass font


As a Heat fan I can say that I hope the Celtics sweep the ever living shit out of those fraud ass sorry ass Bulls


Yea I'm mad
Jarate
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(04-13-2017, 08:58 AM)
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Rastafarian42
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(04-13-2017, 08:59 AM)
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Hillarious OT looking forward to the OKC Houston series and getting that Trilogy with GSW & CAVS
Andrew Korenchkin
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(04-13-2017, 08:59 AM)
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FUCK THE CELTICS.

Go Lakers!
Swass
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(04-13-2017, 08:59 AM)
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Go Jazz!! Though the Clippers usually have the Jazz number so..
Randy Monk
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(04-13-2017, 08:59 AM)
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Fear the deer
Dreams-Visions
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(04-13-2017, 09:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by CherryWoodFuton

That is one ugly ass font


As a Heat fan I can say that I hope the Celtics sweep the ever living shit out of those fraud ass sorry ass Bulls


Yea I'm mad

That one bad loss to the Knicks, fam. I felt bad.

Originally Posted by Randy Monk

Fear the deer

Very much looking forward to what Giannis can do in the first round.
unknownstranger
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(04-13-2017, 09:03 AM)
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I appreciate the Hey Arnold references.
darkwing-buck
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(04-13-2017, 09:04 AM)
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It's now or never for the flippers. I think this will be the final year of the paul + jordan + griffin combo.

That is if Melo doesn't go to them or something.
random25
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(04-13-2017, 09:04 AM)
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Cavs wrongly tanked because Paul George gonna kick their butts.
the_batman
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(04-13-2017, 09:07 AM)
thread needs more Kawaii pics

Originally Posted by unknownstranger

I appreciate the Hey Arnold references.

they're very apropos
rainz
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(04-13-2017, 09:07 AM)
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The beard gonna show rusty who the real mvp is... Houston in 5
Hyperactivity
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(04-13-2017, 09:08 AM)
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MVP voting tracking by SBNation

Rockets about to win their 3rd ring, with 100 free throw attempts and three point attempts per game. I'm looking forward to Harden receiving the FMVP and everyone talking about how basketball has become a worse sport, as exemplified by the beard

Also, I'm sure Spurs fans can agree with me on this, but any Rockets-Spurs series is going to be bad for viewers' general blood pressure levels
panthapanda
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(04-13-2017, 09:08 AM)
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Wait. The Grizzlies are in the playoffs????
Jarate
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(04-13-2017, 09:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by panthapanda

Wait. The Grizzlies are in the playoffs????

darkwing-buck
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(04-13-2017, 09:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by panthapanda

Wait. The Grizzlies are in the playoffs????

Grit and Grind buddy!
the_batman
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(04-13-2017, 09:14 AM)

Originally Posted by CherryWoodFuton

That is one ugly ass font


As a Heat fan I can say that I hope the Celtics sweep the ever living shit out of those fraud ass sorry ass Bulls


Yea I'm mad

wait, Miami didn't make the playoffs?? after the incredible run they've had these past few months? that sucks.
Marz
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(04-13-2017, 09:14 AM)
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Looking forward to the Jazz and how they perform in the postseason.
OG Shaka Zulu
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(04-13-2017, 09:14 AM)
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Kawaii gets 2 rings!
Dreams-Visions
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(04-13-2017, 09:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by the_batman

wait, Miami didn't make the playoffs?? after the incredible run they've had these past few months? that sucks.

They shit the bed against the Knicks without Melo, Rose or Noah last week and that was that. Waiters injury was the bigger deciding factor, though. He was essential.
StoopKid
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(04-13-2017, 09:15 AM)
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Time for the annual cp3 /clippers choke.
ISOM
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(04-13-2017, 09:17 AM)
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I have the we give the ball to Russell Westbrook in 7.
Raysoul
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(04-13-2017, 09:18 AM)
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I want GSW to win because I want to watch the league burn. :)
overcast
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(04-13-2017, 09:20 AM)
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After last year anything was up. Rockets had a great season and I want at least to take one series. Harden has to show up.
Blablurn
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(04-13-2017, 09:21 AM)
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LeBron James is going to win one for the Land again
B.O.O.M
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(04-13-2017, 09:21 AM)
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Let's go Blazers!

I don't think we will win the series or anything but ..who cares. Get the new guys some experience and we have 3 first round picks to boot. Life is good. Hopefully they will give GSW hell each step of the way at least (praying Nurk can make it at least by the 3rd game)
WoodWERD
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(04-13-2017, 09:27 AM)
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Yessssss my favorite part of the year.

Originally Posted by Radec

Spurs will take this.

I'm not feeling so confident, but I don't get to see much regular season action. Hopefully they work out the recent kinks against Memphis. Then Houston and GS? Will be fun to watch.
overcast
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(04-13-2017, 09:31 AM)
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I feel like I said this last year.. but I just don't see anyone even getting close to stopping the warriors.
Cipherr
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(04-13-2017, 09:33 AM)
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More than anything this season I would like to see new blood in the finals.

Im actively cheering for either GSW or CLE to lose and not make the finals. Preferably both. And the absolute DREAM scenario would be for CLE, GSW, BOS and SAS to all get knocked out. Leaving someone else to win a title for the first time in a whiiiiile.
TTG
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(04-13-2017, 09:34 AM)
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Bulls in 6.
detectiveconan1
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(04-13-2017, 09:37 AM)
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Awesome job on the OT!

No clue who I'm pulling for yet. Probably the Jazz or Bucks.
True Savior
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(04-13-2017, 09:38 AM)
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Bulls in 6 and they win it all. Finals MVP is Paul Zipser (aka new Dirk). Hoiberg redeemed. Lebron goes to the Bulls next season to play with his pal D. Wade.

Mark Jackson goes back to the Warriors to cure Durant knees.

(bulls-6; cavs-5, raptors-6, wizards-5, warriors-4, spurs-5, rockets-6, clippers-6)
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the_batman
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(04-13-2017, 09:39 AM)

Originally Posted by Cipherr

More than anything this season I would like to see new blood in the finals.

Im actively cheering for either GSW or CLE to lose and not make the finals. Preferably both. And the absolute DREAM scenario would be for CLE, GSW, BOS and SAS to all get knocked out. Leaving someone else to win a title for the first time in a whiiiiile.

maybe if your "dream" teams played good basketball, they wouldn't have to rely on your improbable wishes
Nete
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(04-13-2017, 09:40 AM)
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This season has already been a success, but for the sake of Hayward/Hill coming back in FA I really hope we'll kick Clippers ass.

At least it should be a fun series to watch.
Marz
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(04-13-2017, 09:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nete

This season has already been a success, but for the sake of Hayward/Hill coming back in FA I really hope we'll kick Clippers ass.

At least it should be a fun series to watch.

I don't think hayward is going anywhere. Hill has had such questionable issues with his health that I don't think the Jazz will bother keeping him anyways.
Derwind
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(04-13-2017, 09:46 AM)
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Milwaukee isn't going to be an easy one but I feel confident as a Raps fan since we defeated the 1st round curse last playoffs.

Originally Posted by 1st round predictions


EAST
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Bulls in 7.

Cavs in 5.

Raps in 6.

Wizards in 5.

WEST
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Warriors in 4.

Clips in 6.

Spurs in 6.

Rockets in 7.

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LockOfTheWeek
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(04-13-2017, 10:04 AM)
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Hinkie in 4
HiiiLife
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(04-13-2017, 10:11 AM)
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Go Jazz.
Alex Stroud
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(04-13-2017, 10:12 AM)
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Fear the Deer
the_batman
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(04-13-2017, 10:15 AM)

Originally Posted by Alex Stroud

Fear the Deer

ain't nobody scared of no damn deer.
J2 Cool
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(04-13-2017, 10:16 AM)
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Shame we couldn't get Bulls/Cavs round 1. Still never gonna see that (old) Wade/Lebron series.
jdstorm
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(04-13-2017, 10:18 AM)
West 1st

Warriors in 5 (blazers have enough shooting that they will get hot for a game but it wont be close)
Spurs in 7 - Memphis is a really bad matchup for the spurs and could win this series. Its going to be a very physical series but Leonard is too good to let San Antonio blow this
Thunder in 6 - Russell Westbrook averaged 37mpg in the regular season vs the rockets and the season series had an average MOV of 4 points. OKC is awful without Westbrook. In the playoffs he will play 42-44 MPG. Id say those extra 5-7 minutes of Westbrook are worth over 4ppg to OKC.
Jazz in 6 - Utah is much better then their record, and right now they are mostly healthy. Clips will get 1 or 2 games but Utah are too good.

2nd

Warriors in 6 works with either the Jazz or the Clips. Both teams have enough talent to take a few games off GSW. They wont win the series though
Thunder in 6- Did you see the Ratings for the OKC vs GSW regular season games? If OKC makes the WCF expect a lot of friendly refereeing. Also on a less synical note OKC likes to play big and so do San Antonio.

WCF

Warriors in 5 (Unless the NBA really wants 7 games of ratings)

East

Boston in 7 - bulls have a tough team and Boston dont have any X factor players that push them beyond mediocre in the playoffs.
Cavs in 5 - Cleveland has been coasting. They will turn it on Vs Indy. Plus Lance might still prove to be a distraction.
Raptors in 5 (Will probably regret this when Milwaukee win the title this season)
Washington in 6

East 2nd

Cavs in 5. Cavs are still really good and Serge Ibaka always struggles with Kevin Love.
Washington in 6 - Wizards have actual stars and playing them playoff level minutes is going to remind Boston of how much that matters.

ECF
Cavs in 7- will be a hard fought series, but Clevelands experience and will win out.

NBA

Cavs in 6 - Cleveland had GSW number last season once Bogut left the series. Unless you believe in Javale Mcgee being enough, the Cavs are probably going to win.
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Parham
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(04-13-2017, 10:22 AM)
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Go Jazz!
Chichikov
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(04-13-2017, 10:26 AM)
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Of the semi-realistic contenders, I think I'll be rooting for the Spurs. Woke-pop is probably my favorite person in the league right now. I also like the way the play. Yeah, I know, the math says that ton of 3s with some added layups and free throws is probably the best way to go, but I enjoy watching a team like the Spurs way more than the Rockets. I do however think it will catch up with them in the playoffs. When a team like the Golden State or Houston get hot, the Spurs have to play pretty perfect basketball to even hang close to them, and there are a bunch of team in the west who can get hot for 2-3 games in the series easily, if not more.
And so sadly, I don't see them coming out of the west, I think i'd pick the Rockets over them in a series (though I wouldn't be shocked if San Antonio win). And I really don't think they have a huge chance of beating the Warriors. I hope I'm wrong, and hey, way more unlikely things happened in the NBA before.

I think the Cavs are going to come out of the east and will do it relatively easily.
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Orpheum
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(04-13-2017, 10:32 AM)
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Since the Suns are tanking, i'll root for the Thunder or the Spurs.
mxgt
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(04-13-2017, 10:33 AM)
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Anyone but Cavs and GSW in the finals again please.

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