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Anubis

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My Predictions assuming nk major injuries happen


Bucks vs Pistons - Bucks in 4/5
Raptors vs Orlando - Raptors in 5
Sixers vs Nets - Sixers in 5/6
Celtics vs Pacers - Celtics in 5

Warriors vs Clippers - Warriors in 4
Denver vs Spurs - Denver in 5
Portland vs OKC - OKC in 6/7
Houston vs Jazz - Houston in 5/6

Bucks vs Celtics - Celtics in 7
Raptors vs Sixers - Raptors in 7

Warriors vs Houston - Warriors in 5/6
Denver vs OKC - Denver in 7

Bucks vs Raptors - Bucks in 6
Warriros vs Denver - Warriors in 5

Warriors vs Bucks - Warriors in 5

I think the Rockets have the best chance to beat the warriors, shame they'll mee in the secod round. That side of the bracket is "burtal" compared to the other side. I think the 3 best teams in the west right now are Warriors, Rockets and Jazz. OKC im probably overrating, but I dont have that much faith in the Nuggets not being a regular season team

I really want to take the Sixers, if they were in the Western Conference, i'd really like them, I just think the Raptors are the worst matchuip because they have one of the few NBA players who can stop Ben Simmons in Kawhi. I still think the Raptors have locker room issues, and I really have no clue if the Sixers will "step up" for the playoffs, as their team has a shit ton of vets now. Bucks biggest threat is still the Celtics, who I still want to see in the playoffs. Kyrie Irving is a menace in the playoffs, as his iso scoring become super important as defenses tighten up. I think the Celtics are easily the worst matchup for the Bucks, but losing Marcus Smart is going to hurt that locker room.

Im just unsure of a lot of teams, and want to see them in the first round. If the Sixers are able to play super efficient defense against the Nets, I like their chances a lot more.
You picked Celtics to beat Bucks but latter is in the finals.

What locker room issues do the raps have?
 

arbok26

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Denver has arguably the best guy to have guarding Aldridge. Millsap is a terrific defender. So are you expecting DeRozan to actually play well in the playoffs? Or are you expecting the 20th ranked Spurs D to slow down the NBA’s 6th best offense?

I just don’t see any realistic case for the Spurs winning this, especially without home court. The only argument I’ve heard is they have more experience. While that’s true, experience is not everything, talent matters an awful lot as well.
You make good points. Millsap has been flying under the radar in Denver so I haven't paid that much notice to him, you could well be right on that. Aldridge can be unguardable at times, as long as he plays above average Spurs will do alright. I don't think DeRozan is THAT guy, but you still have to defend solidly on him. Things slow down in the playoffs (due to more hustle 50:50 plays), so that'll only help Spurs on defence here.

I gotta see Denver tested in the playoffs, because for now they had an excellent regular season and winning games against different opponents versus the same opponent 4-7 games in a row is a whole different kettle of fish. Sometimes you can steal a win here or there and then its up to the team that just lost to respond. With Pop the Spurs have a lot of valuable experience in the playoffs so that's a great advantage I have to give to the Spurs. Denver needs all their guys to be playing well because you just know Pop is going to cover Jokic and Murray well.
 

arbok26

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Pistons swept us.

Why are people putting a lot of stock into regular season games in 2019 fam?
2019 has been the most meaningless regular season that I can remember.

Golden State literally coasted the entire way, when they had that 73-9 season, they destroyed teams. Now Durant takes 10 shots a night and decides he's done for the night.
 

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Giannis got my MVP vote. Those last few games made the edge too clearly in his favor. Sorry Harden, you were awesome.

Jarate after I finished it told me to give an email address or something. I ignored it, so hopefully the vote went through. Good categories!
 

Anubis

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This is our best chance at the finals.

I like our shot with a fully healthy team led by Kawhi which we didn't really have all regular season.
 
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You picked Celtics to beat Bucks but latter is in the finals.

What locker room issues do the raps have?
I said that the Celtics match up well with the Bucks. I still think the Bucks will win due to that Marcus Smart injury

Everyone in that Raptors locker room knows Kawhi is going to leave, and rthere's been grumblings about him resting so much all throughout the season.
 

Anubis

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I said that the Celtics match up well with the Bucks. I still think the Bucks will win due to that Marcus Smart injury

Everyone in that Raptors locker room knows Kawhi is going to leave, and rthere's been grumblings about him resting so much all throughout the season.
You posted the following:

Bucks vs Celtics - Celtics in 7


The chances of him staying is looking good now especially as season progressed. I wonder what the Vegas odds are.

Him resting is another example of Raps appeasing him and his team in the hopes he stays. I wasn't a fan of it but let's see how it pays off.
 
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You posted the following:

Bucks vs Celtics - Celtics in 7


The chances of him staying is looking good now especially as season progressed. I wonder what the Vegas odds are.

Him resting is another example of Raps appeasing him and his team in the hopes he stays. I wasn't a fan of it but let's see how it pays off.
I meant to put Bucks in 7, my mistake
 

phanphare

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MVP
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo
2. James Harden
3. Joel Embiid
4. Paul George
5. Steph Curry

Defensive Player of the Year
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo
2. Rudy Gobert
3. Joel Embiid

Coach of the Year
1. Mike Budenholzer
2. Doc Rivers
3. Steve Clifford

Rookie of the Year
1. Luka Doncic
2. Trae Young
3. Jaren Jackson Jr.

Sixth Man of the Year
1. Lou Williams
2. Montrezl Harrell
3. Spencer Dinwiddie

Most Improved Player
1. Pascal Siakam
2. D'Angelo Russell
3. Nikola Vucevic

All Defensive 1st Team
Eric Bledsoe, Marcus Smart, Paul George, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert

All Defensive 2nd Team
Mike Conley, Danny Green, Pascal Siakam, PJ Tucker, Joel Embiid

All NBA 1st Team
Steph Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid

All NBA 2nd Team
Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Jokic

All NBA 3rd Team
Mike Conley, Bradley Beal, Lebron James, Blake Griffin, Rudy Gobert

9 Seed in the Eastern Conference of the Year
Charlotte Hornets
 

Steve Winwood

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Think some of the SA units could give Denver problems, but Pop hates going small in the playoffs. Historically, he's also been too reluctant to fully embrace his superior bench lineups. (For example, the 2015 Clippers series where the Spurs were +16.5 in the 16 MPG Patty Mills played and -7.5 with Parker out there killing their defense and spacing.)

I don't think the Nuggets are all that good, and I worry about how Jokic's production holds up in full playoff intensity, but just not sure the Spurs will put it together enough to give them a fight.
 

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Giannis got my MVP vote. Those last few games made the edge too clearly in his favor. Sorry Harden, you were awesome.

Jarate after I finished it told me to give an email address or something. I ignored it, so hopefully the vote went through. Good categories!
Harden makes that buzzer beater Tuesday and he has all of Utah voting him MVP, now he can fuck right off.

I love this so much:

(Patrick Beverly giving Crowder tips on how to guard Harden after the game last night)
 

Anubis

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James Harden is only this good cuz today's nba is soft af and he exploits the rules.

Giannis is hands down the MVP.
 

Anubis

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if people wanted to win so bad then why wouldnt they "exploit the rules"

If it was so easy to do everyone else would be doing it.
I edited Lebron part out cuz I realized Lebron mostly exploited his physical prowess which I can't blame him for. However he does travel a lot.

Harden travels on his step backs which is tough to call as we have seen throughout the season on Twitter. He also hand checks offensively among other things. A lot of players do it but he especially. I haven't even touched on his flopping. He is a cerebral player so I give him that.
 
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I edited Lebron part out cuz I realized Lebron mostly exploited his physical prowess which I can't blame him for. However he does travel a lot.

Harden travels on his step backs which is tough to call as we have seen throughout the season on Twitter. He also hand checks offensively among other things. A lot of players do it but he especially. I haven't even touched on his flopping. He is a cerebral player so I give him that.
Harden is actually drawing less fouls then he ever has, but as I said before, don't hate the player, hate the game
 

darkside

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No team in the league had more wins over their Vegas preseason win total than the Kings. This would be the most Kings shit imaginable.
 

mrmoose

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No team in the league had more wins over their Vegas preseason win total than the Kings. This would be the most Kings shit imaginable.
When you want to tank, but your coach is too good, I guess all you can do is fire him. Doc should be on the hot seat because the clips needed a pick more than two home playoff games.
 

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I would be ok with Giannis or Harden getting it. Hardens year was amazing.

Ideally it should be a co-MVP but that would be very unlikely.

Harden played crazy well. Overall I’m just bias tho. I love Giannis. His mentality, attitude, game on both offense + defense. Will be best player in the league next year.
 
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