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2013-2014 NBA Playoffs Discussion Thread

POST-SEASON IS FINALLY HERE


[ Edited by 4ML on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:45 AM ]
EASTERN CONFERENCE - FIRST ROUND

(1) Indiana Pacers vs. (8) Atlanta Hawks

Game 1 - Sat. April 19, Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 - Tue. April 22, Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Thu. April 24, Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m., NBA TV
Game 4 - Sat. April 26, Indiana at Atlanta, 2 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Mon. April 28, Atlanta at Indiana, 8 p.m., NBA TV
Game 6 * Thu. May 1, Indiana at Atlanta, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. May 3, Atlanta at Indiana, TBD, TNT

(2) Miami Heat vs. (7) Charlotte Bobcats

Game 1 - Sun. April 20, Charlotte at Miami, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 2 - Wed. April 23, Charlotte at Miami, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Sat. April 26, Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 - Mon. April 28, Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Wed. April 30, Charlotte at Miami, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. May 2, Miami at Charlotte, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 4, Charlotte at Miami, TBD, TBD

(3) Toronto Raptors vs. (6) Brooklyn Nets

Game 1 - Sat. April 19, Brooklyn at Toronto, 12:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 - Tue. April 22, Brooklyn at Toronto, 8 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 - Fri. April 25, Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4 - Sun. April 27, Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Wed. April 30, Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. May 2, Toronto at Brooklyn, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 4, Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD, TBD

(4) Chicago Bulls vs. (5) Washington Wizards

Game 1 - Sun. April 20, Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 2 - Tue. April 22, Washington at Chicago, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Fri. April 25, Chicago at Washington, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 - Sun. April 27, Chicago at Washington, 1 p.m., ABC
Game 5 * Tue. April 29, Washington at Chicago, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. May 1, Chicago at Washington, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. May 3, Washington at Chicago, TBD, TNT

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WESTERN CONFERENCE - FIRST ROUND

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (8) Dallas Mavericks

Game 1 - Sun. April 20, Dallas at San Antonio, 1 p.m., TNT
Game 2 - Wed. April 23, Dallas at San Antonio, 8 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 - Sat. April 26, San Antonio at Dallas, 4:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4 - Mon. April 28, San Antonio at Dallas, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Wed. April 30, Dallas at San Antonio, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. May 2, San Antonio at Dallas, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 4, Dallas at San Antonio, TBD, TBD

(2) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (7) Memphis Grizzlies

Game 1 - Sat. April 19, Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 - Mon. April 21, Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Thu. April 24, Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 4 - Sat. April 26, Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 p.m., ESPN/R
Game 5 * Tue. April 29, Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. May 1, Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. May 3, Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD, TNT

(3) L.A. Clippers vs. (6) Golden State Warriors

Game 1 - Sat. April 19, Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 2 - Mon. April 21, Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Thu. April 24, L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4 - Sun. April 27, L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 5 * Tue. April 29, Golden State at L.A. Clippers, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. May 1, L.A. Clippers at Golden State, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. May 3, Golden State at L.A. Clippers, TBD, TNT

(4) Houston Rockets vs. (5) Portland Trail Blazers

Game 1 - Sun. April 20, Portland at Houston, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 2 - Wed. April 23, Portland at Houston, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Fri. April 25, Houston at Portland, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 - Sun. April 27, Houston at Portland, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Wed. April 30, Portland at Houston, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. May 2, Houston at Portland, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 4, Portland at Houston, TBD, TBD

* = if necessary
All times are Eastern
[ Edited by 4ML on Apr 17, 2014 at 1:02 AM ]
I think the Warriors/Clippers and Toronto/ New Jersey series will be entertaining in the 1st round
Go kings
bobcats in 6
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Go Rockets. Easily the most entertaining series of the bunch. Defense strictly optional for both teams.
Apparently the Raptors are confident

Originally posted by TX9R:
Go Rockets. Easily the most entertaining series of the bunch. Defense strictly optional for both teams.

not even 1 page in and we're already making crazy statements. OK then.


Originally posted by IT21:
bobcats in 6

this is more realistic than rockets-blazers "easily" being the most entertaining series of the bunch.
First time in the playoffs the only teams representing LA and NYC are the Clips and Nets
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Originally posted by vrabbit:
Originally posted by TX9R:
Go Rockets. Easily the most entertaining series of the bunch. Defense strictly optional for both teams.

not even 1 page in and we're already making crazy statements. OK then.


Originally posted by IT21:
bobcats in 6

this is more realistic than rockets-blazers "easily" being the most entertaining series of the bunch.


2 of the highest scoring teams in the league both allergic to defense, what's more exciting than that? I know neither has a snowballs chance in hell of winning it all however.
Originally posted by TX9R:
2 of the highest scoring teams in the league both allergic to defense, what's more exciting than that? I know neither has a snowballs chance in hell of winning it all however.

I think Rockets have a chance to surprise. Beverley is an excellent defender - and the top 3 teams in the West are over dependent on their PG. Durant is the only one who can save OKC if Westbrook is having a tough series.

Houston also had Spurs number in the regular season (even in 2nd half) and though I don't put a whole lot of stock in to regular season numbers - it's how they beat them. They were the only team that made SA's work extremely hard on offense.

I'll be surprised if Portland beats Houston in a 7 game series. Had it not been for some injuries - Houston were right up there with OKC and Clippers for 2nd or 3rd seed.
Craig Sager diagnosed with leukemia :(
Originally posted by IT21:
Craig Sager diagnosed with leukemia :(

Don't do me like that. For real?

Craig :(
Originally posted by IT21:
Craig Sager diagnosed with leukemia :(

Dude has the best suits ever.
On the plus side, he's never been diagnosed with low-key-me-ah