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NBA Playoffs 2019-2020
« on: August 15, 2020, 12:29:07 AM »

Offline SparzWizard

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We have reached this point in time where it's NBA Playoffs time! What a season and strange year it has been. Here will be the thread for all playoff games for the 2019-2020 season. Enjoy the ride and hope the Celtics win it all!  8)

Re: NBA Playoffs 2019-2020
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2020, 12:31:48 AM »

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That being said, here are your first-round matchups.

EAST
1. Milwaukee vs 8. Orlando
2. Toronto vs 7. Brooklyn
3. Boston vs 6. Philadelphia
4. Indiana vs 5. Miami

WEST
1. Los Angeles Lakers vs 8. Portland/Memphis
2. Los Angeles Clippers vs 7. Dallas Mavericks
3. Denver Nuggets vs 6. Utah Jazz
4. Houston Rockets vs 5. OKC Thunder

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2020, 12:55:57 AM »

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Hopefully Portland clinches #8 tomorrow

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2020, 01:26:24 AM »

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I know it's the bubble, and they're trying to cram the playoffs into this short window, and everybody is making sacrifices, yada, yada, yada.  But on Monday they're really going to put Denver/Utah on first at 1:30pm EST?  That's 11:30am for those local fans.  That just seems like poor planning.

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2020, 01:39:56 AM »

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Anyone got any 1st round predictions?

West play-in:
Portland def. Memphis 1-0

WEST:
LAL def Portland 4-2
LAC def Dallas 4-1
Denver def Utah 4-2
Houston def OKC 4-3

EAST:
Milwaukee def Orlando 4-1
Toronto def Brooklyn 4-1
Boston def Philadelphia 4-1
Miami def Indiana 4-2

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2020, 03:06:45 AM »

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Anyone got any 1st round predictions?

West play-in:
Portland def. Memphis 1-0

WEST:
LAL def Portland 4-2
LAC def Dallas 4-1
Denver def Utah 4-2
Houston def OKC 4-3

EAST:
Milwaukee def Orlando 4-1
Toronto def Brooklyn 4-1
Boston def Philadelphia 4-1
Miami def Indiana 4-2

Lakers beat Portland 4-3
Clippers beat Dallas 4-0
Utah beat Denver 4-2
Houston beat OKC 4-2

Milwaukee beat Orlando 4-0
Toronto beat Brooklyn 4-1
Boston beat Philadelphia 4-2
Indiana beat Miami 4-0

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2020, 03:54:45 AM »

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Saw someone post this on another board:

“ Toronto could beat Milwaukee, but I think Boston-Toronto will be a tough 7-game series and the Celtics have a slight edge.

If you can slow down Giannis and make him inefficient, you can beat the Bucks, and Toronto knows how to do that. But the Celtics have offense coming from everywhere. The way to beat Nurse’s zones and traps is to put five skilled scorers on the floor, and Boston can do that.”

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2020, 04:14:52 AM »

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Anyone got any 1st round predictions?

West play-in:
Portland def. Memphis 1-0

WEST:
LAL def Portland 4-2
LAC def Dallas 4-1
Denver def Utah 4-2
Houston def OKC 4-3

EAST:
Milwaukee def Orlando 4-1
Toronto def Brooklyn 4-1
Boston def Philadelphia 4-1
Miami def Indiana 4-2
Portland def. Los Angeles 4-2
Los Angeles def. Dallas 4-0
Denver def. Utah 4-1
Houston def. Oklahoma City 4-3

Milwaukee def. Orlando 4-1
Toronto def. Brooklyn 4-2
Boston def. Philadelphia 4-0
Indiana def. Miami 4-3

I'd be very surprised if Philadelphia manages to take a game off of us, we should run them off the court with our current form.
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Anyone got any 1st round predictions?

West play-in:
Portland def. Memphis 1-0

WEST:
LAL def Portland 4-2
LAC def Dallas 4-1
Denver def Utah 4-2
Houston def OKC 4-3

EAST:
Milwaukee def Orlando 4-1
Toronto def Brooklyn 4-1
Boston def Philadelphia 4-1
Miami def Indiana 4-2


West play-in:
Portland - Memphis 1-0

WEST (first round):
LA Lakers - Portland 3-4
LA Clippers - Dallas 4-2
Denver - Utah 3-4
Houston - OKC 3-4

EAST (first round):
Milwaukee - Orlando 4-0
Toronto - Brooklyn 4-1
Boston - Philadelphia 4-2
Indiana - Miami 4-3

WEST (second round):
OKC - Portland 2-4
LA Clippers - Utah 4-0

EAST (second round):
Milwaukee - Indiana 4-1
Toronto - Boston 3-4

CONFERENCE FINALS
LA Clippers - Portland 4-1
Milwaukee - Boston 4-1

NBA FINALS
Milwaukee - LA Clippers 2-4 (Kawhi Leonard Finals MVP again)
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2020, 08:24:24 AM »

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Loving the optimism around here regarding Portland getting the series against the Lakers. Not sure I expect them to, but I really do hope so. Lillard being so on fire makes it hard to predict.

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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2020, 08:42:21 AM »

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I would love to sweep Philly. It would probably result in one of Brett Brown, Simmons or Embiid going.

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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2020, 09:32:12 AM »

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Indiana beat Miami 4-0
That's an interesting prediction to say the least. Could you elaborate on that?

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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2020, 09:49:59 AM »

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I would love to sweep Philly. It would probably result in one of Brett Brown, Simmons or Embiid going.
That's easy Brown would be gone.  The question is if the Sixers win the series without Simmons but then lose in the 2nd round is that good enough for Brown to keep his job.  I tend to think the Sixers will need to make the ECF for him to do so. 

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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2020, 10:51:11 AM »

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Loving the optimism around here regarding Portland getting the series against the Lakers. Not sure I expect them to, but I really do hope so. Lillard being so on fire makes it hard to predict.

I'm struggling to understand the optimism around Portland.  Lillard is one of my favorite players in the league but the team has very little substance beyond his scoring output.  A serious threat to the Lakers wouldn't have struggled to get by a depleted Nets squad in a must win game. 

We're all hoping for the Lakers to struggle but LeBron and AD alone are enough to beat the Blazers.  As Brad Stevens would say, both of them impact winning at a high level.  The same can't be said for anyone on Portland.  Their defense is completely undisciplined and CJ Mcollum isn't a good enough 2nd scoring option to make up for it.  I can see Portland grabbing 1 game.  Anything beyond that means the Lakers are coasting.

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I'd love to see CP3's OKC team knock out Harden's Rockets.
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