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NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

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I could honestly see them losing to Toronto, hell even Miami the way the Cavs are playing. 

I don't see how they could beat The Celtics either, I don't think it's that bias of a statement to say they are far & away a better team than Cleveland this year. 

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LeBron made 7 Finals in a row. You don't think he's playing in second gear? Everyone on that team is playing not to get hurt. They know what's more important. (Everyone except Jae Crowder, who kind of stinks and should be traded with that Brooklyn pick for Boogie.)

 

Steph is also playing not to get hurt, except that he is. Also, Draymond kind of sucks this year. Durant's having the best season of his career, so it keeps everything together. The Warriors are still the best team, but a motivated Wolves, Rockets or Spurs team could beat them.

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4 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

Steph is also playing not to get hurt, except that he is. Also, Draymond kind of sucks this year. Durant's having the best season of his career, so it keeps everything together. The Warriors are still the best team, but a motivated Wolves, Rockets or Spurs team could beat them.

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11 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

 but a motivated Wolves, Rockets or Spurs team could beat them.

Most likely, Not. Rockets will never win anything with Harden. Dude is a shrinking violet come playoff time.

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27 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

LeBron made 7 Finals in a row. You don't think he's playing in second gear? Everyone on that team is playing not to get hurt. They know what's more important. (Everyone except Jae Crowder, who kind of stinks and should be traded with that Brooklyn pick for Boogie.)

The fact that they're playing in "2nd gear" and "not to get hurt" just kind of proves how weak this Cavs team is. They 100% don't have that swagger or confidence they had before. 

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13 hours ago, DG_Now said:

LeBron made 7 Finals in a row. You don't think he's playing in second gear? Everyone on that team is playing not to get hurt. They know what's more important. (Everyone except Jae Crowder, who kind of stinks and should be traded with that Brooklyn pick for Boogie.)

 

Steph is also playing not to get hurt, except that he is. Also, Draymond kind of sucks this year. Durant's having the best season of his career, so it keeps everything together. The Warriors are still the best team, but a motivated WOLVES, Rockets or Spurs team could beat them.

 

You watch FAR too much basketball for me to think that you honestly believe this assessment. You may actually WANT to believe that this is true, but deep down you know it isn't. 

 

Spurs - They're looking good as usual and LMA is finally starting to live up to some of the expectations. But, they've shown hardly any signs of life vs the Warriors since, like, 2014, and their star player has a pretty shaky standing health-wise himself. 

 

Rockets - Trendy pick! They're probably the only team that could match the Warriors in a game or two with a barrage of threes, but they can literally do NOTHING else as well as the Warriors do it. And that's WITH a healthy Chris Paul. The Rockets have about as good of a shot at making it to the WCF with him still intact as I do of waking up tomorrow with six pack abs. 

 

Im not even going to dignify that Wolves addition with a long response. Thibs is absolutely running that team into the ground. They'll be first or second round hamburger meat.

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These Clippers have been unexpectedly good and fun. I thought it would be a disaster season with all the injuries, but they've clawed their way to respectability. It helps that Doc Rivers is just a coach and isn't overloaded with GM stuff anymore. If Gallinari and Beverley were healthy, they could upset a lot of teams in the playoffs. Heck, they still might. I hope they face the Rockets in Round 1.

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2 hours ago, The Six said:

These Clippers have been unexpectedly good and fun. I thought it would be a disaster season with all the injuries, but they've clawed their way to respectability. It helps that Doc Rivers is just a coach and isn't overloaded with GM stuff anymore. If Gallinari and Beverley were healthy, they could upset a lot of teams in the playoffs. Heck, they still might. I hope they face the Rockets in Round 1.

Just stop. Clippers are poop. They'll be in Seattle in 6 or 7 years or whenever their lease expires. That new arena in Inglewood is a dream. Nobody cares about the Clippers except 5 guys on here and some crack peddlers in Venice Beach. 

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1 hour ago, Wings said:

Just stop. Clippers are poop. They'll be in Seattle in 6 or 7 years or whenever their lease expires. That new arena in Inglewood is a dream. Nobody cares about the Clippers except 5 guys on here and some crack peddlers in Venice Beach. 

 

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6 hours ago, Wings said:

Just stop. Clippers are poop. They'll be in Seattle in 6 or 7 years or whenever their lease expires. That new arena in Inglewood is a dream. Nobody cares about the Clippers except 5 guys on here and some crack peddlers in Venice Beach. 

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