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Looking forward to the NBA Playoffs and following the conversation between the experts in this group!
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Hello!
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The Nets and 76ers are starting the Playoffs with a great opening game, which series is everyone most intrigued by?
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This one and Blazers-Thunder
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Nuggets-Spurs. Can see Denver going down if they get a rough start
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Jazz-Rockets... That's going to be tough for Houston
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What a ball buster that would be for Denver after orchestrating this path of their
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It doesn’t help that it’s been like 9 years since Denver has won in San Antonio.
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Anyone else surprised at how solid the Blazers have been since Nurk went down?
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They don’t die. I’m done counting them out.
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Let’s see if that sticks when OKC puts Kanter in 9000 P&Rs per game
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I’m excited to watch Indiana frustrate Boston for 7 games.
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Yeah I'm going to have to go ahead an disagree there
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Nuggets-Spurs is weird. Denver has the talent and the advantage in so many ways that they should win in 5. If they play like a young team, the Spurs will kill them for it.
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Philly has an Embiid problem right now. If he can't get that knee right, they are in trouble. He's already turnover prone. If he can't beast to make up for it, it could bet ugly
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Looks like Amir Johnson was playing on his phone while on the Sixers bench. Maybe we can get him in here during Game 2 since he’s got nothing better to do 😂
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Should be a really interesting series between Philly and Brooklyn. The Nets remind me a ton of last years Celtics team. They don’t have a roster Full of All Stars but every player plays hard from start to end. Philly certainly has their hands full .. especially if Embiids health isn’t 100%.
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As if this needed more spice- now we get to see our first playoff suspension!
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Magic should be up 10. They’ve missed so many open shots.
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Kyle Lowry has really missed every shot and is a +12
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He got a pretty good shot across MCW’s face
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And there was me thinking these first rounders were going to be straightforward....
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Can’t remember a team with as many good shooters as the Nuggets miss so many open shots. What a bizarre game.
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Any chance the Clippers can make it a series with the Warriors?
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If it’s going to happen, it needs to be tonight
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Predictions for Nuggets vs Spurs game 2?
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Spurs narrowly
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Jokic will score 50!
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Can the Clippers force a game 7 tonight?
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Possibly, but probably not. As well prepared as Doc has the team, the Warriors are and should be pretty strong favorites to close it out tonight.
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Howdy, fellas! Let’s hope for a good one tonight. And I’m with Jacob. Doc will make the most of what he has, and the game likely won’t be over in the first half with the way LA fights, but it’ll be an uphill battle. The Clippers don’t have much tactically to pull out of their bag of tricks that GS hasn’t seen already this series, based on the personnel they have.
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I’m gonna say no also, but I also didn’t think they’d force a Game 6, so who knows.
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One interesting thing I saw @m_gulby on Twitter post was around how teams’ first round series length has related to who goes to the finals. Teams taking 6 or 7 games have been far less likely to make it to that point. That being said, every case is different and the Dubs can sure as hell go that far. But it’s not a great sign to see early struggles (especially vs an 8 seed).
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Yeah I saw that but I don’t think team quality was accounted for. There’s still a reasonable amount of randomness in ultimate series length.
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I think it matters right now - as in the Rockets series. There was so little to choose last time, now Hou gets an extra two days...
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The preparation time is huge. For the players at least. Teams have been prepping potential opponents for weeks, but getting an extra 2 days for the Rockets players to get ready will really help in game 1.
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100%. Having seen how that goes during tournament settings firsthand at the college level, every extra day is huge. The staff will already have the scouting done, but the more time you have to transfer that info to the players themselves the better off you’ll be.
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Absolutely. It’s a lot of information to compress into a very small amount of time.
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I think Kawhi Leonard proved tonight, why he’s a Top 5 player in the NBA.
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What are your 2nd Round Predictions?
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Any predictions for tonight’s games? Can the Bucks and Rockets even their series?
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And will Harden get foul calls 😂
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Gotta feeling Milwaukee wins this game close towards the end. Big games from Bledsoe & Giannis.
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Scott Foster’s presence in this game could be big for the Rockets mentality. We’ll see early on how this game is officiated and if Houston can overcome. Houston really needs to win this game so they’re going to have to overcome officiating.
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What are your early impressions of Game 1? Any surprises, or will it come down to Steph Curry taking over the 4th?
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