Jeez what an ugly finish to both games.
Chicago missing free throws to seal the game, and ends up losing.
Ray Allen misses a big free throw in the final minute that could've put them up by 3.
Al Horford then goes to the line with a chance to tie and misses the first free throw 3 seconds left. Then he makes the 2nd free throw... face palm.
Well Sixers vs Boston in the next round. I think the Celtics will take this series in 6.
I think Paul Pierce will shut down Iggy.
I think KG will slightly out play Elton Brand.
I think the Celtics overall will out scramble the 76'ers in general.
ehh Celtics in 5 more then likely because Celts still has Rondo and he is pretty good I know he can't score but he doesn't have to he just dribbles,rebounds,steals,passes really well.
As for the Sixers/Celtics, I think the Celtics are going to kill them. Philly barely beat a Chicago team that had ZERO offensive weapons. Boston is pretty good defensively. They are probably on the same level defensively as the Bulls with Noah on the bench since the C's have a weak interior. Philly could barely score in the 80s against the Bulls. The Celtics are going to throttle them defensively and they have more offensive weapons than even the healthy Bulls especially if KG is playing like yesterday.
This could get ugly if denver wins. Bynum and meta are kinda freakshow sore losers.
Denver's got this guys. I like LA better but my money's on Nuggets.
Oh but for tonight, grizzlies push game 7.
I wonder what wade really thinks about this, lebraun getting mvp when he is just as valuable. Mvp is kind of a slap in the face to the other players on a winning team. Give it to the guys like kevin love, who are the teams only player.
Wow that Clippers/Grizzlies game was...wtf? I know that they've been catching some heat for obvious flopping, but tonight was some of the most bizarre calls ever. Reggie Evans gets T'ed up for high fiving Blake Griffin...really, come on that's just almost as bad as when Duncan got ejected for laughing on the bench years ago. Tony Allen back pedaling like 4 steps with the ball and a reach in foul is called instead.
Both game 7's Im going to go with the home team. Lakers and Grizzlies. I dont think the Nuggets can beat LA 3 times in a row and the Grizzlies Ive thought were the better team whole series but giving games away
L James (#2 Seed)
D Rose (#1 Seed)
L James (#1 Seed)
L James (#1 Seed)
K Bryant (#1 Seed)
D Nowitzki (#1 Seed)
S Nash (#2 Seed)
S Nash (#1 Seed)
K Garnett (#1 Seed)
T Duncan (#1 Seed)
T Duncan (#2 Seed)
A Iverson (#1 Seed)
S O'Neal (#1 Seed)
So since 2000 you pretty much need to be #1 or #2 seed to even be considered. GL Kevin Love gonna need it playing in Minnesota
The Clippers are fucked. Good luck beating Memphis in Memphis when you couldn't beat Memphis when they were turning the ball over left and right last night.
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Well Lakers close out the series. That's a small sigh of relief for me.
Denver really impressed me in this series. They played with a lot of heart, and have a great young team.
I think a lot of teams are going to be giving Andre Miller a call this offseason. Even tonight with his poor shooting, he had a major impact.
It's interesting in the sense that I think Denver really exposed LA this series. Double Kobe, double the big men, and dare the Lakers to shoot 3's.
I think if the Thunder try this kind of defense at all, they'll sweep LA, or win in 5.
I wanted to wait for the west to be decided before making 2nd round picks... but since the NBA just decided to start the east early have to pick something
Spurs over Memphis in 5 (if its LAC then I still say in 5)
Thunder over Lakers in 6
Celtics over 76ers in 5
Heat over Pacers in 6
It was nice to hear Shaq also agree that Kevin Durant shouldve won especially considering he has ties to Lebron and none to KD. Anyways, the Lakers series really comes down to which tandem can have more sustained success. Can Westbrook/Durant consistently beat Ron/Kobe defense or can Pau/Bynum consistently score on Ibaka/Perkins. Conventional wisdom would say Westbrook/Durant should still play well despite Lakers most likely putting their best defenders on them, Bynum is such a Wild Card who knows what you will get especially against arguably the best center defender in the game in Ibaka.
I will be rooting hard for the Pacers, they have heart and a somewhat deep team to match up with Miami. I worry if they get in close games how they will score against a very good Heat defense. They cannot take bad shots against them since it just gives Lebron opportunity for his 1 man fastbreak show. Limit the fastbreaks with smart offense and they have a realistic chance
I predicted KG would be beast mode this entire postseason, he started a bit slow but he is REALLY coming on. Watch for more big games from him the rest of there post season.
On lebron winning mvp, if you qualify "MVP" as "Best player in the league" then yes, he 100% deserved it. I consider MVP to be someone who is most valuable to there team however, and lebron is not that. Heat make playoffs without lebron. Lakers do not make playoffs without kobe. Clippers dont without Paul.