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If The Playoffs Started Today

Eastern Conference

(1) CLEVELAND vs. (8) Chicago

(Series tied 2-2)

vs.

(2) ORLANDO vs. (7) Charlotte

(Orlando won 3-1)

vs.

(3) ATLANTA vs. (6) Milwaukee

(Atlanta won 2-1)

vs.

(4) BOSTON vs. (5) Miami

(Boston won 3-0)

Western Conference

(1) LOS ANGELES vs. (8) Oklahoma City

(Los Angeles won 3-1)

vs.

(2) DALLAS (1H) vs. (7) San Antonio

(Dallas leads 2-1)

vs.

(3) UTAH vs. (6) Portland

(Utah won 4-0)

vs.

(4) PHOENIX vs. (5) Denver

(Phoenix won 3-1)

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Pretty much. One of the reasons why they got whupped by Orlando last year (aside from the fact that Dwight Howard ran roughshod all over them) was the fact that Mo Williams talked a LOT of :censored: but was invisible. Hopefully for the Cavs' sake he just shuts up & produces this year.

Also, the series I'm gonna be really paying attention to (aside from the Hawks taking on probably [and hopefully, idk if I can stand another Hawks/Heat playoff series] the Bucks) will be the Lakers & Thunder. That is gonna be wild, I can't wait for that.

But yeah, the West playoffs are gonna be exciting in general. If everything goes as planned in the East, things may not get interesting until the 2nd round.

I still think Orlando's the best team in the East. The Cavs have shown a tendency to not show up for big games, the Celtics are old and fading quickly (despite the fact that they still have some fight left in them), and the Hawks are just too damn inconsistent & all of a sudden getting hit with an injury bug.

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And the Hawks need to win on the road too, they struggle away from home lately. Elite teams like the Cavs, Magic, Lakers win games on the road.

'zactly. The Hawks at home can beat absolutely anybody in the NBA. On the road, they're still just good-to-mediocre. You'd think that'd be fixed by now in the Woodson regime, but eh. Maybe if they stay together for a year or 2 more (not Bibby, he's gotta be gone after next season & who knows whether or not Joe Johnson will stay), but right now it still befuddles me as to how this team can run over the Lakers at home one night, then get dumptrucked by the Bobcats in Charlotte the next night.

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Playoff Implications

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. Cavaliers Locked in as the No. 1 seed

2. Magic Locked in as the No. 2 seed

3. Hawks Locked in as the No. 3 seed

4. Celtics Locked in as the No. 4 seed

5. Heat Clinch #5 seed with win OR MIL loss

Clinch #6 seed with loss AND MIL win

6. Bucks Clinch #5 seed with win AND MIA loss

Clinch #6 seed with loss OR MIA win

7. Bobcats Locked in as the No. 7 seed

8. Bulls Clinch #8 seed with win OR TOR loss

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9. Raptors Clinch #8 seed with win AND CHI loss

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. Lakers Locked in as the No. 1 seed

2. Mavericks Clinch #2 seed with win OR UTAH loss

Clinch #3 seed with loss AND UTAH win

3. Jazz Clinch #2 seed with win AND DAL loss

Clinch #3 seed with win AND DAL win

Clinch #5 seed with loss

4. Suns Clinch #3 seed with win

Clinch #4 seed with loss

5. Nuggets Clinch #4 seed with UTAH loss

Clinch #5 seed with PHX loss

6. Blazers Clinch #6 seed with win OR SA loss

Clinch #7 seed with loss AND SA win

7. Spurs Clinch #6 seed with win AND POR loss

Clinch #7 seed with loss OR POR win

8. Thunder Locked in as the No. 8 seed

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Miami beats the Nets in 2OT (!?!?!?!?!), they earn a trip to Boston. Milwaukee, as expected, will be coming to Atlanta for Round 1. Pretty sure the entire bracket is set now, schedule will be released around 2 A.M. EST.

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Can the Bulls decline the playoffs?

If Vinny del Negro and John Paxson are polite and finish that fight to the death they started, perhaps Stern will let the Bulls recuse themselves.

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Can the Bulls decline the playoffs?

If Vinny del Negro and John Paxson are polite and finish that fight to the death they started, perhaps Stern will let the Bulls recuse themselves.

"First of all, nobody wants to see that fight. Those are two guys that can't fight. That's not a good matchup...Vinny will whup his ass." - Charles Barkley's words of wisdom.

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Can the Bulls decline the playoffs?

If Vinny del Negro and John Paxson are polite and finish that fight to the death they started, perhaps Stern will let the Bulls recuse themselves.

"First of all, nobody wants to see that fight. Those are two guys that can't fight. That's not a good matchup...Vinny will whup his ass." - Charles Barkley's words of wisdom.

I hate to disagree with Barkley, but Paxson is a red-faced lunatic. He'd strangle Vinny, and only after considerable deliberation would his assistant coaches intervene on his behalf.

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With the Suns dominating Utah, it'll most likely be: Phoenix 3, Denver 4, Utah 5 in the West.

If Phoenix doesn't blow the lead, who would be the Suns' first round opponent?

They should get Portland if everything holds up.

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