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So,with the Pacers winning the No.1 seed in the East,and playoffs creeping,I have decided to make a NBA Playoffs thread from the first tip to the final whistle in the Finals. Are you ready? Let's Go!

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Very casual basketball fan, but this year I'm going to jump on the Raptors bandwagon and probably start paying more attention to the NBA because of a friend of mine is a big Raptors fan and he got me onto the sport.

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See. I'm a BIG Pacers fan. They were one game away for an Pacers-Spurs Finals in 2013.

With the Pacers having the No.1 seed in the East,the Heat are big favorites,but I go with the Pacers.

If the Pacers win the Finals,I'm going to the parade. Indiana:Home of the future NBA Champion Pacers!

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I've no idea what to make of this Hawks-Pacers series. Atlanta has a better chance against Indiana than they do against Team NBA Miami. The teams split the season series 2-2, with each going 1-1 in both buildings. It's tough to tell if Indiana's righted the ship or if they still have some issues. And the Hawks are always bi-polar as hell. (In the past 9 days, the Hawks have won at Brooklyn, at Indiana by 20, and beaten Miami at home with the Big Three and seemingly at full strength....and lost home games to Detroit and Charlotte.) Don't think it'll be a sweep, but I won't be surprised if the Hawks win the series.

But I also think the NBA wants a Miami-Indiana rematch, so I'll say Pacers win in 6.

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Pacers are a breath away from a 4-alarm fiery meltdown. Nets/Bulls will be a thing, but I'm not going to watch so I can offer little to no input on any of this.

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This has been the worst NBA season I remember since I began watching in earnest back in 1998. I understand Durant made the leap in a big way, but otherwise, it's just been kind of a sludge the whole way through.

I'm rooting for the Spurs so Tim Duncan can finally retire. The man needs peace. The Heat are really good, but playing the equivalent of an extra season over the past three has to catch up with them at some point.

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Also, it's extremely difficult to go to 4 straight NBA Finals. Hasn't been done since the Celtics did it in the 80's. History tells me that the Heat won't make it to the Finals again, but it wouldn't be a shock to see them do so. I'm still expecting a Pacers-Heat East Final, with the Pacers finally getting over the hump.

In the West, while every team is good, I'd say it's going to be either the Spurs, Thunder or Clippers in the Finals. Maybe even the Blazers have a shot, but I think it's unlikely at this point. I'm leaning towards a Thunder-Pacers Finals.

Since my Lakers are dreadful, I'm jumping on the Raptors bandwagon (and I'm kinda, sorta rooting for little brother to finally make it past the Conference Semi's).

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This has been the worst NBA season I remember since I began watching in earnest back in 1998. I understand Durant made the leap in a big way, but otherwise, it's just been kind of a sludge the whole way through.

I'm rooting for the Spurs so Tim Duncan can finally retire. The man needs peace. The Heat are really good, but playing the equivalent of an extra season over the past three has to catch up with them at some point.

It was pretty entertaining if you're a fan of a Western Conference team. I'd imagine the East must be boring as hell.

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The Pacers were in the Finals in 2000,but they lost aganist the Lakers.

STOP

And get some sleep.

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If Brooklyn can't make a shocking run, I am rooting for TV death for the NBA OKC vs Indiana.

Somebody different and two great teams you would like to see get a title.

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My prediction is Raps and Heat in the ECF. Why? Because the raptors have shown that they can compete this year. They have followed the model of building a team, not just superstars.

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If Brooklyn can't make a shocking run, I am rooting for TV death for the NBA OKC vs Indiana.

Somebody different and two great teams you would like to see get a title.

TV death for the NBA would probably be San Antonio vs. Indiana.

The NBA would still be able to market Durant if the Thunder reached the Finals.

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This has been the worst NBA season I remember since I began watching in earnest back in 1998. I understand Durant made the leap in a big way, but otherwise, it's just been kind of a sludge the whole way through.

I'm rooting for the Spurs so Tim Duncan can finally retire. The man needs peace. The Heat are really good, but playing the equivalent of an extra season over the past three has to catch up with them at some point.

So the NBA really does need the Lakers to contend...

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I think the East has the potential to just have some truly random results. I could see Chicago upsetting Indiana and going seven games against the Heat. Just the East is so weak and diminished that it makes it even more of an even playing field.

The West though is going to be intense the whole way through and the best thing that could go for the Heat at this point is that whatever team comes out of the West would had to have gone through three brutal rounds.

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Wow! Thanks for the comments!

This ain't the concepts section, junior. You're gonna get comments on a big sporting events. Don't be so surprised

EDIT: I'll jump on the Toronto/Washington bandwagon from the Miami one. Figure I should root for the underdogs for once

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