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The Playoff Prediction thread

Discussion in 'Around The NBA' started by Rich, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Rich

    Rich Hall-of-Famer

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    Lets hear who everyone thinks will make the playoffs this season and who will ultimately win it all.

    East:
    1.Chicago
    2.Miami
    3.New York
    4.Boston
    5.Orlando
    6.Indiana
    7.Atlanta
    8.Milwaukee

    West:
    1.Oklahoma City
    2.Dallas
    3.Los Angeles Lakers
    4.Memphis
    5.San Antonio
    6.Los Angeles Clippers
    7.Denver Nuggets
    8.Golden State (no clue here)

    I got Chicago and OKC in the Finals, with Chicago winning it.
     
  2. Czvosec

    Czvosec All-Star

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    No love for Portland, Rich?

    EAST
    1. Miami
    2. Chicago
    3. New York
    4. Boston
    5. Indiana
    6. Atlanta
    7. New Jersey (I'm assuming a Dwight trade sooner rather than later)
    8. Philadelphia

    WEST
    1. Oklahoma City
    2. Memphis
    3. Los Angeles Clippers (IM ALL IN!)
    4. Dallas
    5. Los Angeles Lakers
    6. Portland
    7. San Antonio
    8. Denver

    Miami over Memphis in the final


    (On a related note, this might be the most wide open season ever in terms of where teams will finish. The only thing I'm certain of is Miami will finish in the top 2 in the East, and OKC will finish in the top 2 in the West. Literally everything else is up for grabs.)
     
  3. Simon

    Simon NBA Starter

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    East:
    1. Chicago
    2. Miami
    3. New York
    4. Boston
    5. Atlanta
    6. Indiana
    7. New Jersey (IF Dwight Howard goes there)
    8. Philly

    West:
    1. OKC
    2. Dallas
    3. Los Angeles Lakers
    4. San Antonio
    5. Portland
    6. Memphis (if Darrell Arthur is out for the whole season, could be huge blow for MEM)
    7. Los Angeles Clippers
    8. Golden State

    I also have Chicago vs. OKC in the playoffs and Chicago winning in seven games.
     
  4. warddj86

    warddj86 Cincy and Baltimore are 3rd and 4th

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    West:
    1 Oklahoma City
    2 Dallas
    3 Memphis
    4 LA Clippers
    5 LA Lakers
    6 Portland
    7 San Antonio
    8 Golden State

    East:
    1 Miami :/
    2 Chicago
    3 New York
    4 Orlando
    5 New Jersey
    6 Indiana
    7 Boston
    8 Atlanta
    E
    Hawks, Celts on the decline
    Magic, Bulls, Heat staying pat
    Pacers, Nets, Knicks rising

    W
    San Antonio, LA Lakers on the decline
    Dallas, Portland staying pat
    Oklahoma City, Memphis, LA Clippers, Golden State rising
     
  5. caf

    caf Banņed

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    You heard it here first:

    East:
    1) Cleveland
    2) Heat
    3-8) Who Cares

    West:
    1-8) Who Cares

    Cavs sweep the Heat in the ECF.

    Cavs sweep the "Who Cares" in the championship.
     
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  6. MDLT

    MDLT NBA Starter

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    Everything right now screams that this is the Heat's year. Enough teams are in flux that their seemingly stable for the most part. Just not clear how big of a vajayjay LeBron is -- this really is going to be the playoffs that truly determine if he's worthy of his hype. He'll never be Jordan or Russell (or even Kobe) in terms of winners, but still not clear what his legacy will be -- feel like this is the year we see which way his career turns.
     
  7. Noonan

    Noonan #howu

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    1 - Miami
    2 - Chicago
    3 - New York
    4 - Boston
    5 - Philadelphia
    6 - Atlanta
    7 - Indiana
    8 - New Jersey

    1 - Oklahoma City
    2 - Memphis
    3 - Dallas
    4 - LA Lakers
    5 - LA Clippers
    6 - San Antonio
    7 - Portland
    8 - Denver

    OKC over New York
     
  8. MRMsix6

    MRMsix6 All-Star

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    East
    1 - Miami
    2 - Chicago
    3 - New York
    4 - Boston
    5 - Indiana
    6 - Orlando (assuming Dwight stays, if not, insert NJ and flip with Indiana)
    7 - Atlanta
    8 - Philadelphia

    West
    1 - Oklahoma City
    2 - Dallas
    3 - LA Lakers
    4 - Memphis
    5 - San Antonio
    6 - Portland
    7 - LA Clippers
    8 - Denver

    Miami over OKC
     
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  9. Obawan12

    Obawan12 Team Statistician

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    People are sleeping on Denver big time. I'm not saying they will win it all, but keep in mind that they are the only team in the league that truly runs 2 deep at every position. That's going to be a big factor in this shortened season. With all those games crammed into 4 short months, the Nuggets depth will keep them very fresh. I can easily see them finishing in the top 4.

    Having said that, I can't see them winning more than 1 round in the playoffs...
     
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  10. RaptorFan

    RaptorFan Basketbaaaaaaaaaalll

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    No utah? that roster is pretty deep
     
  11. Rich

    Rich Hall-of-Famer

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    INteresting to see some lists have Orlando in and some out. Obviously, I'm assuming Dwight stays all year OR they get Bynum and Gasol from the Lakers.

    And yea, I just am kind of guessing Portland drops off this year after not being able to make it over the hump the last few years. Also, going to revise and put Indiana ahead of Atlanta

    EDIT: Also interesting, everyone has New York getting the third seed so far.
     
  12. Free Agency God

    Free Agency God Birthing All-Stars

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    Where the hell is the love for the Kings getting the 8th seed? Come on, guys! We need that pick! :)
     
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    Shawn817 In the Rotation

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    East:

    1 - Miami
    2 - NYK
    3 - Chicago
    4 - Orlando
    5 - Atlanta
    6 - Boston
    7 - Indiana
    8 - Cleveland :thumbup:

    West:

    1 - OKC
    2 - Dallas
    3 - Clippers
    4 - Memphis
    5 - SAS
    6 - Minnesota
    7 - Denver
    8 - Lakers(and I am a Lakers fan) :(:(:(:werd::owned:
     
  14. warddj86

    warddj86 Cincy and Baltimore are 3rd and 4th

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    Would rather lose 58 of our 66 games and each by 15+ points THAN get knocked out in a first-round matchup to Miami
     
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    Numbers Guy 1234567890

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    East:
    1.Miami
    2.Chicago
    3.New York
    4.Boston
    5.Atlanta
    6.Philly
    7.Indiana
    8.New Jersey

    West:
    1.Oklahoma City
    2.Dallas
    3.Memphis
    4.Portland
    5.Clippers
    6.San Antonio
    7.Lakers
    8.Twolves (Sleeper)
     
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    Snowblind It's Business Time

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    East:
    1.Miami
    2.Chicago
    3.New York
    4.Boston
    5.Atlanta
    6.Indiana
    7.Philly
    8.Milwaukee


    West:
    1.Oklahoma City
    2.Dallas
    3.Memphis
    4.Lakers
    5.Clippers
    6.Portland
    7.Denver
    8.Kings...:drink:

    OKC over Chicago in 7
     
  17. Rich

    Rich Hall-of-Famer

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    Soo I know it's pre-season, but the Lakers have looked about as bad as a team can look so far. Is it possible they miss the playoffs? I have a hard time believing that, because they made the playoffs when it was just Kobe by himself, but that was a different Kobe. I'm thinking even if they are as bad as they have looked, they are still good enough to get the 8th seed in the West.
     
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    1. Miami
    2. Chicago
    3. New York
    4. Orlando
    5. Boston
    6. Indiana
    7. Atlanta
    8. Philadelphia

    1. Oklahoma City
    2. Dallas
    3. LA Lakers
    4. San Antonio
    5. Memphis
    6. LA Clippers
    7. Utah
    8. Portland
     
  19. xabarin

    xabarin Towel Waver

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    1. Miami
    2. New York
    3. Chicago
    4. Boston
    5. Nets
    6. Philly
    7. Orlando
    8. Indiana


    1. OKC
    2. Clippers
    3. Dallas
    4. San Antonio
    5. Memphis
    6. Lakers
    7. Minnesota
    8. Denver
     
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  20. Triumph36

    Triumph36 All-Star

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    And pretty young. Kanter/Favors is going to be a really sick front court (and I called the Kanter pick, for those exact reasons) but it's going to take time. Jefferson and Millsap aren't nearly good enough to lead them anywhere and their vet wings suck.

    lol 1 game
     

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