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    A few

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    Considering only a few franchises have won an NBA title in the past 35 years or so the list is small

    Celtics (no chance this year)
    Miami (No chance this year)
    Bulls (not likely now)
    Lakers (no chance this year)
    Houston (maybe)
    Spurs (maybe)
    Detroit (no chance this year)


    Thats it, seven Franchises with multiple NBA championships, and other than Dallas Mavericks who werent supposed to win but refs screwed up the ONLY franchises since 1980 to win an NBA championship. Oh the 76ers that year everyone was crippled on the Lakers going into the finals and Lakers got swept.

    So going by that Houston or Spurs win this year. Basically by default.

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    Lol Spurs have no chance

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    Quote Originally Posted by wantitall4moi View Post
    Considering only a few franchises have won an NBA title in the past 35 years or so the list is small

    Celtics (no chance this year)
    Miami (No chance this year)
    Bulls (not likely now)
    Lakers (no chance this year)
    Houston (maybe)
    Spurs (maybe)
    Detroit (no chance this year)


    Thats it, seven Franchises with multiple NBA championships, and other than Dallas Mavericks who werent supposed to win but refs screwed up the ONLY franchises since 1980 to win an NBA championship. Oh the 76ers that year everyone was crippled on the Lakers going into the finals and Lakers got swept.

    So going by that Houston or Spurs win this year. Basically by default.
    LOL wait the refs are why the Mavs won it all in 2011?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaboomba View Post
    LOL wait the refs are why the Mavs won it all in 2011?
    They didnt get Miami across in game 2 when Mia had a huge lead, Miami supposed to win that game and go up 2-0. But refs got caught looking around, Dirk made some 3s and then it was too late. They could have called a 3 pt foul on Wade on final shot but that would have been too obvious.

    Then in game 4 Heat (Wade) kept bricking free throws and Dallas squeaked out that game too after Mia was leading fairly big in the 4th quarter. So refs did all they could there early (before it became obvious) Heat just couldnt make a fouls shot.

    Then Dallas just went unconscious shooting the ball the last two games.

    Game 5 Dallas couldnt miss from 3 pt range and refs were powerless that game.


    Game 6 refs kept it close then Dallas made a second push and it was over.

    Those games could have been moot had refs not let Mia pis away Game 2, and series would have been over if Wade could have made a free throw in game 4.

    I bet Dallas that series so it isnt sour grapes. But I only bet them after I saw how the refs were trying to get Miami accross and they still couldnt win. This forum is full of my posts about it I am sure. I was still posting here then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    I wouldn't say that.

    Everyone out West is going to be beating each other up to get to the finals. Atlanta or Cleveland can easily win it all this year.
    They say this every year and when the west has lost it's never been a fatigue factor. I'm sick of this "beat up" joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UntilTheNDofTimE View Post
    They say this every year and when the west has lost it's never been a fatigue factor. I'm sick of this "beat up" joke.
    Agree 100%. That argument makes zero sense.

    If anything despite the level of play being far inferior the Eastern Conference series are typically much more physical and take a larger toll on your body.

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    Chance will make playoffs Win title Chance will finish regular season at seed
    W L PCT % % 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Avg.
    Atlanta 50 13 0.794 In 22.4 100 0 0 0 1
    Golden State 50 12 0.806 In 42.3 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Cleveland 41 25 0.621 In 7.7 0 68 20 10 1 0 0 0 2.5
    Chicago 40 26 0.606 100 1.8 0 16 28 46 9 1 0 0 0 3.5
    Toronto 38 26 0.594 100 2.9 0 16 50 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.2
    Memphis 45 19 0.703 100 3 0 56 20 9 11 4 1 0 0 0 2.9
    Washington 36 28 0.563 100 0.5 0 2 8 67 21 1 0 0 0 0 5.1
    Portland 41 20 0.672 100 4.8 0 18 32 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.3
    Houston 43 20 0.683 100 2 0 16 21 14 27 16 6 0 0 0 4.3
    LA Clippers 41 23 0.641 99.9 7 0 7 20 20 32 16 5 1 0 0 0 4.5
    Milwaukee 34 30 0.531 99.9 0.6 0 0 1 21 69 7 1 0 0 0 0 5.8
    San Antonio 40 23 0.635 99.4 2.7 0 2 6 5 20 34 28 4 1 0 0 5.8
    Dallas 41 25 0.621 99.1 1.6 0 1 2 2 10 27 48 9 1 0 0 6.4
    Indiana 29 34 0.46 85.8 0.3 0 0 0 1 7 58 20 9 4 1 0 0 7.5
    Oklahoma City 35 28 0.556 63.2 0.4 0 0 0 0 2 11 50 33 3 0 0 8.2
    Miami 29 35 0.453 41.6 0 0 0 0 0 12 29 29 21 6 2 0 8.8
    Charlotte 28 35 0.444 40.5 0 0 0 0 0 12 28 27 21 9 3 0 8.9
    New Orleans 36 29 0.554 36.4 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 2 34 54 10 0 0 8.7
    Boston 27 36 0.429 27.9 0 0 0 0 0 9 19 26 31 12 3 0 0 9.3
    Brooklyn 25 38 0.397 3.1 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 17 51 22 1 0 10.8
    Phoenix 33 32 0.508 1.9 0 0 0 0 2 11 79 7 0 0 9.9
    Detroit 23 40 0.365 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 20 67 3 0 0 11.6
    Utah 27 36 0.429 0 No 0 0 0 7 89 3 0 0 0 11
    Orlando 21 45 0.318 0 No 0 0 0 0 0 3 96 0 0 13
    Sacramento 22 41 0.349 0 No 0 0 0 2 57 38 3 0 12.4
    Denver 23 41 0.359 Out No 0 0 1 40 57 2 0 12.6
    LA Lakers 17 46 0.27 Out No 0 1 4 85 10 14
    Philadelphia 14 50 0.219 Out No 0 0 0 0 67 33 14.3
    New York 12 51 0.19 Out No 0 0 0 0 33 67 14.7
    Minnesota 14 48 0.226 Out No 0 0 0 10 90 14.9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaboomba View Post
    Lol Spurs have no chance
    Rudy T - "Don't underestimate the heart of a Champion"

    So you opened your mouth on a negative tone. Who do you pick?

    I just love it when clowns on this forum only posts negative comments and then they can't think for themselves by posting something positive or useful.

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    G State
    Memphis
    SA
    OKC
    Atl
    Cle

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    Quote Originally Posted by upscope View Post
    G State
    Memphis
    SA
    OKC
    Atl
    Cle
    I agree with your list.

    My Spurs are finally at long last starting to pick up the pace a bit.

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    ^
    Your Spurs need to make a statement in one hour.

    LeBron, and Irving, and K-Love and JR and the rest are on national TV, they respect the Spurs, but they are bringing their 'A' game tonight.

    Like the Rockets and Cavs last week, I am looking forward to this one too.

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    If the Peli's with a 100 percent healthy Ibaka, Westbrook and, and Durant can beat any team, including the Splash boys in a seven game series.

    Ibaka can block any players shot in the league, one of the most incredible shot blockers I have seen, yet gets no real high profile exposure.

    I don't really like Westbrook's game (I think he's a bit of a chucker, high volume shooter, whatever you want to label it) but in the last seven weeks he has shut my mouth up about him, I conceded, I conceded, OK, allright he is the best PG in the NBA, I was wrong.

    KD, when healthy, is every bit the player LeBron is.

    Kanter is a nice center, nobody says he's Jabbar or Wilt, he's not, but he's a sound pivot man.
    Augustine is one of the best PG's off the bench in the league too.

    A 100 percent healthy OKC team has the horses to win it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    ^
    Your Spurs need to make a statement in one hour.

    LeBron, and Irving, and K-Love and JR and the rest are on national TV, they respect the Spurs, but they are bringing their 'A' game tonight.

    Like the Rockets and Cavs last week, I am looking forward to this one too.
    The Spurs yawn at regular season statements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    ^
    Your Spurs need to make a statement in one hour.

    LeBron, and Irving, and K-Love and JR and the rest are on national TV, they respect the Spurs, but they are bringing their 'A' game tonight.

    Like the Rockets and Cavs last week, I am looking forward to this one too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIVEMETHEMONEY View Post
    Rudy T - "Don't underestimate the heart of a Champion"

    So you opened your mouth on a negative tone. Who do you pick?

    I just love it when clowns on this forum only posts negative comments and then they can't think for themselves by posting something positive or useful.
    Whens the last time a 6/7 seed won it all? Hahah not gonna happen.

    And as for who I would pick I'd say the teams with legit chances to win it are...

    Cavs
    Warriors
    Hawks
    Grizzlies
    Rockets

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    Lol at clippers 99.9 and mavs 99.1 to make loffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post

    KD, when healthy, is every bit the player LeBron is.
    the opposite could easily be argued, and likely a lot more convincingly.

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    Lebron is more physical, Durant is more agile.
    Durant has never been tested like LBJ has, so we can't make the comparison until he has been battle tested like James.
    Durant's jump shot is next to impossible to defend, pretty much flawless on offense.

    James is an amazing decision maker, knows when to drive to the hoop and dish out or keep attacking.
    One of the best ball psassing forwards since Larry Legend.

    James is one of the games elites, if not the elite, but he's flawed too.
    His post up game is almost non existant, how often do you see him posting up, back to the basket?
    He's a lifetime shitty free throw shooter too

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    I say there are four:

    Atlanta.
    Cleveland.
    Memphis.
    San Antonio.

    That's it.

    Don't waste your futures on anyone else.
    I have to add Golden State only because I think the 2 guards are playing lights out... and their energy should out last San Antonio if they meet. But again... just a suggestion... I also like Steve Kerr's mind. San Antonio could tire out. Ginobili isn't worth a turd this year... and he's made huge shots every playoff year.... San An needs him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YouHave2outs View Post
    the opposite could easily be argued, and likely a lot more convincingly.
    Lebron and Durant are close on offense. You could make the case for either one.

    But on defense, Lebron is waaaaaaay better. Rebounding, Lebron is waaay better. Therefore...

    Lebron > Durant and its not even close.

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