Well as of last night The Boston Celtics have clinched the top of their devision and now I was wondering what the NBA fans on here are thinking about the other divisions and further down the line to the finals. The final four anyone?
I'd like to see:
Pheonix v Lakers over in the west
Celtics v Cavaliers in the east
We did them in 08, time for Cleveland Cavaliers (aka LeBron James) to feel the heat yet again!
Shaq v Kobe, I would prefer a final without the lakers after all, it gets to the third quarter and Phil Jackson must just tell everyone to take a backseat while Kobe wins the game for them, how awesome would it be if he was injured for the finals!? haha, bit evil.
That's a tough call actually for the Western Conference. The Lakers are likely to get there against perhaps San Antonio or Denver (Dark Horse team). This is an odd year so I'd still watch out for The Spurs.
The Eastern Conference is going to be interesting. I believe the Cavs will be there and it could be either the Celtics or Magic. I think home court will play an important role in who wins the match ups.
Cleveland and Boston are so even with each other. The home team has been winning every meeting. I've watched Cleveland and there is more than LeBron James doing the work. They may not lead the team but it doesn't mean it's just a one man show. That's a big difference from last season and this season.
I'm nervous about another hellish seven game playoff like last year with Atlanta, Cleveland and Detroit all going all the way.
Atlanta! They're also a major contender in my book, or perhaps they're my Dark horse entry for the east!
I think I'll be keeping a close eye on the west conference this year, there's a possibility of some great matches out west!
I agree about Atlanta. They will be an interesting match up. It's going to be tough and Detroit doesn't seem to go away. I have more concerns now that Iverson isn't playing the rest of the season. I'm assuming he won't be available come post-season time.
Hmm, not sure about Detroit this year, I think they're going to possibly end up with a short post-season. The East has become the new West this year! Exciting stuff!
Yeah they got the Cavs in the 1st round. I do think the Cavs will take the series but they should not take them lightly. This is the 3rd time in the four post-seasons that these two teams have met. Big difference is that there isn't Chauncy Billups on the Pistons. Of course, Iverson is out probably due to a bruised ego more than anything. He said he'd rather retire than come off the bench.
Celtics needs Kevin Garnett back to have any chance to beat the Cavs. Hopefully he will come back so they can pay the them back for there last embarrassing regular season game on the 12th of April. Ray Allan will be ready for some more elbow action.
They do need him but it doesn't look to be happening. Apparently Leon Powe is out for the post-season. I don't follow the Celtics so I can't say how important he is to the team but it's another blow that's for sure.
Even if they had Garnett, the question would be can they win in Cleveland if indeed they face them? I've seen how the two match up and they are just so dead locked even and if you notice the home team keeps winning between them.
I can't see us beating cleveland in all fairness with Robo-LeBron able to throw the all from halfway as a joke and get it in regularly they are just ridiculous. The good thing is that the team itself has some merits (apart from Varejao, can't stand him) whereas the lakers sit back and let Kobe do his thing whenver they're too tired to see out a game.
If Cleveland do beat the C's then fair play, we've got deplered ranks and I'd love to see how far they got without LeBron! I think it should be a different side form the usual this year, perhaps a big time effort from the Heat? or maybe Denver? I'd like to see that team progress a bit this year.
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