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Posted May 3, '13 at 1:01am

vinster132

vinster132

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Westbrook's injury has definitely impacted the Thunder. Reggie Jackson is more of an offensive player so Patrick Beverley and Aaron Brooks can get past him. It has also impacted Durant. He does not have a guy to really rely on. Now I think the Rockets have a chance.

Celtics have extended the series. Of course KG and Truth will not go out without a fight. It will be a tough task for them if they do make it to Game 7.

Warriors and Nuggets currently playing. If Warriors lose, it will be their fault for blowing a 15 point lead. They have to close this game.

 

Posted May 3, '13 at 1:30am

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

435 posts

Yep, Warriors in 6, as expected. They'll be playing the Spurs next, so that'll be an exciting series to watch.

The Rockets are making a surprising run right now, but I don't think they'll win the series. Even without Westbrook, the Thunder, as a whole, are better than the Rockets. Same applies to the Celtics. I'm even more surprised at them than I am at the Rockets, but again, I doubt they'll win the series.

The Grizzlies-Clippers series is starting to heat up. I didn't expect the Grizzlies to take a 3-2, but it wasn't surprising either. They had always posed a serious threat to the Clippers, and now, I'm starting to reconsider my initial prediction. It's a shame though that one of these two great, young teams has to make a first-round playoff exit. I would've loved to have seen them both go on.

 

Posted May 4, '13 at 4:22pm

superbobdabest

superbobdabest

298 posts

Hey guys! It's me superbobdabest! I'm back!

Ok so I'm really mad about hope the playoffs are turning out. Unless Rose comes back no one even has a chance agianst the heat. And even if he does come back he will no be at full strength.

 

Posted May 5, '13 at 12:38am

vinster132

vinster132

5,505 posts

@Ray: I did not expect them to actually wn the series . The Warriors are a young inexperienced team but Curry is just on fire and other players are stepping up every game. Spurs will be a very tough match. They need to contain Manu, Parker, and Duncan. Even Danny Green too. He's a streaky shooter.

I'm not surprised that the Grizzles won. Lob city is sob city going up against one of the most dominant defensive and physical big men.

@Sbdb: Rose most likely won't came back. Heat will easily win. Bulls are struggling with injuries.

 

Posted May 5, '13 at 3:41am

superbobdabest

superbobdabest

298 posts

Yah I know. But Can yall believe th Grizzlies beat the Clippers. Huge shocker.

Heres the Round 2 matchups:
OKC vs. MEM
SA vs. GS
MIA vs. CHI
IND vs. NYK

My bets OKC, SA,  MIA (ruding for CHI tho), IND

 

Posted May 5, '13 at 6:18am

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

435 posts

For the Round 2 matchups:

Thunder vs. Grizzles: Grizzlies in 6 or 7. These Grizzlies are good, and with Westbrook gone for the season, I think they are a legitimate threat to the Thunder's chance of making it back to the Western Conference Finals. Grizzlies also won two out of the three times they played during the regular season.

Spurs vs. Warriors: Spurs in 6. This will be an interesting series. The Spurs are simply the better team in terms of teamwork, experience, and defense. But the Warriors don't look too shabby on paper either, and after winning against the Nuggets in six, they have some games to back it up. Curry will be Curry, and Parker will be Parker. I think part of the series will rely on how well Bogut plays. In that last game, he showed signs of his former self. If he keeps it up, the Warriors might just have a chance to steal this series. But I'm not expecting that for now.

Heat vs. Bulls: Heat in 4. With all their injuries and illnesses, it was a miracle that they managed to pull off a win against the Nets. But that tenacity won't work against the Heat. Lebron and company are too **** good.

Pacers vs. Knicks: Knicks in 5 or 6. Comparing the teams by positions, the Knicks look like the superior team except maybe at small forward (assuming Melo is playing power forward). But this is from an offensive standpoint. The Pacers seem to be a better team defensively, but I'm not so sure they're good enough at defense to stop the Knicks offense (especially when Melo or J.R. Smith go off). I really don't see the Pacers winning this matchup.

 

Posted May 6, '13 at 12:46pm

carlose36

carlose36

2 posts

I think Oklahoma will have problems since Westbrook injury......maybe Grizzlies could beat them

 

Posted May 6, '13 at 9:54pm

Kannaaashi

Kannaaashi

24 posts

bulls all the way

 

Posted May 7, '13 at 11:47pm

vinster132

vinster132

5,505 posts

My predictions (A little late):

Pacers vs Knicks: Knicks in 7. They are very capable of stealing a game on the road. Also if, Prigioni and Felton play well, the Pacers will be in a lot of trouble. I think they miss Danny Granger a little too. He was a streaky guy who would help score and played decent defense.

Warriors vs Spurs: Spurs in 6 or 7. This series will be exciting and I can see high scoring from both teams. Warriors blew away Game 1, they had an 18 point lead with about 5 minutes. I was pretty pissed afterwards but it was a good outing against the Spurs on the road. Klay Thompson needs to play smarter defense with 5 fouls. He was loose and reaching in.

That last play I have no idea why Ginobili was just wide open. I don't remember who it was (Barnes or Jack) but anyways no time to change what happened. Warriors have to close games especially in the playoffs. Blowing a big lead is unacceptable.

Thunder vs Grizzles: If OKC wins Game 2, they'll take it in 7. If they don't, Memphis will win in 6. OKC's been playing better than I thought without Westbrook. Durant understands that he has to be the leader, closer and distributor. He's actually getting assistance from Fisher, Jackson, and KMart.

Heat vs Bulls: Heat in 6 or 7. Bulls won't give up without a fight. It's going to be a physical series. Game 1 I think was rust from the Heat. But the Bulls played great. No Rose, Deng, and Hinrich. Nate Robinson is stepping up and Jimmy Butler is an underrated player. He guards Wade well and even bothers LeBron too.

 

Posted May 8, '13 at 2:54am

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

435 posts

Wow, Game 1 of Warriors vs. Spurs was amazing. I had originally planned to watch all of it, but I got too tired and took a nap instead. Woke up to a double OT game and only later found out about the Spurs' massive comeback. Manu made a stupid decision to shoot a three early in the shot clock before redeeming himself with that game winner.

I'm baffled at how the Bulls managed to win that game. They showed some serious resilience, to say the least. Obviously this throws a wrench in my initial prediction, but I expect that game to be an anomaly. Now if they win Game 2, I might just reconsider my prediction....

 
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