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The 2017 NBA Playoffs

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The TNT Bulls thing doesn't always carry over to the playoffs. Remember, they went 0-3 in the 2014 playoffs at home against the Wizards.

 

And they've lost TNT road games- only carries over to reg. season home games.

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Weren't the Celtics complaining about feeling disrespected because people were saying they're a weak 1 seed? Then they go out and lose Game 1 to an average Bulls team? Hilarious. 

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to be fair, the sister of their best player just died. 

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EAST

Boston over Chicago in 6

Cleveland over Indiana in 6

Milwaukee over in 6

Atlanta over Washington in 7

 

WEST

Golden State over Portland in 4

San Antonio over Memphis in 4

Houston over Oklahoma City in 5

Utah over LA Clippers in 7 

 

Boston over Atlanta in 6

Cleveland over Milwaukee in 6

 

Golden State over Utah in 6

San Antonio over Houston in 6

 

Cleveland over Boston in 7

San Antonio over GS in 7

 

San Antonio over Cleveland in 6

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5 hours ago, TheGrimReaper said:

to be fair, the sister of their best player just died. 

 

Again, that is completely irrelevant, because "their best player" (who has a name, by the way) played terrific in light of that tragedy.

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That's cold. Thomas was crying during player intros. You can't just put that aside and pretend nothing happened. The team probably lost a day in prep, at the very least.

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14 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

That's cold. Thomas was crying during player intros. You can't just put that aside and pretend nothing happened. The team probably lost a day in prep, at the very least.

 

The team did not lose because IT lost his sister. IT played great. The rest of the team played like trash. What is their excuse, if the person who was actually related to the person who died played great?

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Yikes. The Celtics lost for several reasons. It's hard to pick point just one. I'm certain a death in a star player's family didn't help but to your point, I guess, there's no way to be sure.

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16 hours ago, EvilChameleon said:

The so-called number one seed in the East just lost at home. Sad!

They're the so-called number one seed, because they are the number one seed. It's a matter of fact, not a matter of opinion. Also I didn't realize the NBA switched to NFL format and became single elimination. Should the Celtics even bother showing up for the rest of the series, or just accept their fate now and fold the franchise?

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Honestly, anyone in the East could've got the number one seed... and still end up losing their first series. Outside of Cleveland (maybe), everyone is fairly even.

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Thomas played to the very best of his abilities with the mental stress that he has endured for the time... there's no way in hell he gets the blame for Boston losing here. It's the piss poor rebounding effort that did them in... 53-36 on the boards is a very bad sign for a team that lucked out on the 1 seed because Cleveland crapped out during the 2nd half of the season.

 

Now, the issue of his sister's death won't go away immanently.... that will stick to him for a long time. He is the team's best player right now and he needs to be Mr. 4th Quarter once again if they want to avoid an 0-2 hole.

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12 hours ago, TheGrimReaper said:

to be fair, the sister of their best player just died. 

 

And I feel for him. Personally, I'd be utterly devastated if my sister died. I don't know how he was able to pull through that and play brilliantly. Mad respect to him. But to insinuate the Celtics lost because IT's sister passed is a bit disingenuous. It'd have a bit more credibility if Thomas had a bad game, but he didn't. He was the best player on the court yesterday. His teammates just didn't step it up which I find hilarious given their incredulity at the notion of being a weak number 1 seed. 

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Bucks in 5.  They have a freak, some money, a moose, and a president.  After that, Cavs in 7 because while future things are coming, true things are true.

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So the first game was only a one point win.

This was a six point win.

 

Can only get better from here!

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Dear NBA,

 

Please... never have the Spurs and Grizzlies play each other in the playoffs again. Thank you.

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2 hours ago, Dolphins Dynasty said:

Dear NBA,

 

Please... never have the Spurs and Grizzlies play each other in the playoffs again. Thank you.

As a Grizzlies fan, I second this motion. 

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What's the deal with the Grizzlies this year?  Are they beat up again, or was the West just not that good from the #7 spot down?

 

Aside from that year they went the the Western finals, it seems like Memphis is always injured as hell come playoffs time.

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4 hours ago, HedleyLamarr said:

What's the deal with the Grizzlies this year?  Are they beat up again, or was the West just not that good from the #7 spot down?

 

Aside from that year they went the the Western finals, it seems like Memphis is always injured as hell come playoffs time.

They aren't all that beat up this year. Their best players (Conley, Gasol, Carter, Randall) are healthy. They're just no match for the Spurs.

 

So p****d that these two teams met again in the playoffs. The most boring brand of basketball.

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4 hours ago, HedleyLamarr said:

What's the deal with the Grizzlies this year?  Are they beat up again, or was the West just not that good from the #7 spot down?

 

Aside from that year they went the the Western finals, it seems like Memphis is always injured as hell come playoffs time.

Tony Allen is out, but that's about it. Part of it is that San Antonio is just plain superior, and the other part is that Memphis has no depth. The moment Conley comes off the floor, everything just stops offensively. 

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