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-King- 04-17-2014 09:33 PM

**2014 Official NBA Playoffs Thread**
 
Round 1:

EAST:

#8 Hawks @ #1 Pacers
#7 Bobcats @ #2 Heat
#6 Nets @ #3 Raptors
#5 Wizards @ #4 Bulls

WEST:
#8 Mavericks @ #1 Spurs
#7 Grizzlies @ #2 Thunder
#6 Warriors @ #3 Clippers
#5 Blazers @ #4 Rockets

-King- 04-17-2014 09:38 PM

My Round 1 predictions:
Pacers over Hawks in 5
Heat over Bobcats in 4
Nets over Raptors in 5
Bulls over Wiz in 5

Spurs over Mavs in 5
Thunder over Grizzlies in 6
Clippers over Warriors in 5
Rockets over Blazers in 6

Round 2:
Pacers over Bulls in 6
Heat over Nets in 7

Spurs over Rockets in 6
Thunder over Clippers in 7

Conference Finals:
Heat over Pacers in 7
Spurs over Thunder in 7

Finals:
Spurs over Heat in 7

Al Bundy 04-17-2014 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by -King- (Post 10570561)
My Round 1 predictions:
Pacers over Hawks in 5
Heat over Bobcats in 4
Nets over Raptors in 5
Bulls over Wiz in 5

Spurs over Mavs in 5
Thunder over Grizzlies in 6
Clippers over Warriors in 5
Rockets over Blazers in 6

Round 2:
Pacers over Nets in 7
Heat over Bulls in 6

Spurs over Rockets in 6
Thunder over Clippers in 7

Conference Finals:
Heat over Pacers in 7
Spurs over Thunder in 7

Finals:
Spurs over Heat in 7

I agree, Warriors are done, especially with no Bogut.

-King- 04-17-2014 10:20 PM

Someone explain to me playoff matchups. I kind of talked about this in the last thread. Why doesn't the highest seeds play the lowest seed possible after the 1st round?

'Hamas' Jenkins 04-17-2014 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by -King- (Post 10570620)
Someone explain to me playoff matchups. I kind of talked about this in the last thread. Why doesn't the highest seeds play the lowest seed possible after the 1st round?

The NBA has never done that. The bracket is like the NCAA tournament. No re-seeding.

KC_Connection 04-17-2014 10:44 PM

I always thought the NHL does it right with the re-seeding (or at least they used to do it right, they've bastardized their format now).

-King- 04-17-2014 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins (Post 10570634)
The NBA has never done that. The bracket is like the NCAA tournament. No re-seeding.

Oh, never knew. That sucks.

mcaj22 04-18-2014 12:07 AM

Go Wizards!

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 07:36 AM

http://espn.go.com/blog/statsinfo/po...n-nba-playoffs

Clutchest are LeBron, Harden, Parker, and Conley. Least clutch are DeRozan, Wall, Aldridge, and Johnson.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 11:54 AM

DeRozan as soft as expected in his first playoff game. Raptors will have to rely on Lowry and Valanciunas to even keep these games close.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 01:41 PM

The Nets somehow weren't called for a foul in the 4th quarter, but that can't be any surprise considering who their players are. And really, calls or not, Nets were the better team on the day and got the win they deserved. Raptors have to play much better than that.

Lowry was fine and Valanciunas played great for his first playoff game (17 and 18), but the rest were far too soft (as I expected they might be). They'll be in tough to pick up 2 games now in this series, especially as the refereeing won't get any better going forward.

Rudy tossed tigger's salad 04-19-2014 03:17 PM

Two terrible charge calls. Come on, refs

Rudy tossed tigger's salad 04-19-2014 03:18 PM

Fun game

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 04:03 PM

CP3

Ceej 04-19-2014 04:05 PM

I can't stand every NBA player whining about not getting a foul called when they drive to the hoop.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ceej (Post 10573598)
I can't stand every NBA player whining about not getting a foul called when they drive to the hoop.

It's gamesmanship and it generally works.

Ceej 04-19-2014 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC_Connection (Post 10573599)
It's gamesmanship and it generally works.

Doesn't mean I have to like it.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ceej (Post 10573602)
Doesn't mean I have to like it.

You get used to it.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 04:11 PM

Clippers may end up winning this game and this series, but I don't see them beating a Spurs or a Thunder team without better defense than this.

Ceej 04-19-2014 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC_Connection (Post 10573604)
You get used to it.

I rarely watch the NBA, but I've been watching the past 20 or so minutes of the Warriors/Clips game and it's been fun. Love the tempo.

Had the Suns made the playoffs I might have jumped on their bandwagon because of the Twins.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ceej (Post 10573608)
I rarely watch the NBA, but I've been watching the past 20 or so minutes of the Warriors/Clips game and it's been fun. Love the tempo.

Had the Suns made the playoffs I might have jumped on their bandwagon because of the Twins.

Phoenix was just too young and inexperienced to get in over Memphis, but I suspect they'll make it next year.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 04:16 PM

That looked like it went off Curry's leg on the above angle.

kcxiv 04-19-2014 04:28 PM

lol, GO Warriors. **** the Clippers!

mcaj22 04-19-2014 04:31 PM

attention Al Bundy

KevB 04-19-2014 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC_Connection (Post 10573610)
Phoenix was just too young and inexperienced to get in over Memphis, but I suspect they'll make it next year.

Can't wait to see what their GM does with that young talent and all the picks.

kcxiv 04-19-2014 06:53 PM

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http://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/assets/43265...er2_medium.gif

mcaj22 04-19-2014 07:18 PM

if the NBA had any balls they should fine/suspend him a game for that. That's basically how the malice in the palace started but reverse, the fan actually had the balls to face Artest when he threw it. (though Artest targeted the wrong fan back)

but since the Malice I thought the NBA took a strong stance against fan/player interaction like this, and he shouldnt get off free for that.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 07:21 PM

George and Hibbert didn't even bother showing up for this one.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcaj22 (Post 10573864)
if the NBA had any balls they should fine/suspend him a game for that. That's basically how the malice in the palace started but reverse, the fan actually had the balls to face Artest when he threw it. (though Artest targeted the wrong fan back)

but since the Malice I thought the NBA took a strong stance against fan/player interaction like this, and he shouldnt get off free for that.

Not that the NBA would ever do anything like that to a star like Blake, but he could very easily claim it was accidental.

kcxiv 04-19-2014 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcaj22 (Post 10573864)
if the NBA had any balls they should fine/suspend him a game for that. That's basically how the malice in the palace started but reverse, the fan actually had the balls to face Artest when he threw it. (though Artest targeted the wrong fan back)

but since the Malice I thought the NBA took a strong stance against fan/player interaction like this, and he shouldnt get off free for that.

He should get suspended a game for that. If it would have been anywhere other then Staples, all hell could have broke loose.

Hammock Parties 04-19-2014 07:32 PM

http://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/assets/43268...0419200558.jpg

dirk digler 04-19-2014 07:33 PM

Has a #1 ever lost in the first round? Because I could see the Pacers losing this series fairly easy. Not enough offense, their elite defense is pretty much non-existent, and they have some problems inside that locker room.

dirk digler 04-19-2014 07:34 PM

LMAO That is ****ing hilarious.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dirk digler (Post 10573890)
Has a #1 ever lost in the first round? Because I could see the Pacers losing this series fairly easy. Not enough offense, their elite defense is pretty much non-existent, and they have some problems inside that locker room.

Spurs lost to Memphis a few years ago and Dallas to Golden State a few years before that. I get that it's hard to get up for a below .500 team, but they didn't even bother to play hard tonight. Still think they'll pick it up and win in the end, but I don't think I've ever seen a contender start quite like that.

dirk digler 04-19-2014 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC_Connection (Post 10573893)
Spurs lost to Memphis a few years ago and Dallas to Golden State a few years before that. I get that it's hard to get up for a below .500 team, but they didn't even bother to play hard tonight. Still think they'll pick it up and win in the end, but I don't think I've ever seen a contender start quite like that.

Thanks.

They got the #1 seed but they are far from a contender. I guess it is time for the 50th team meeting this season.

Al Bundy 04-19-2014 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fruit Ninja (Post 10573872)
He should get suspended a game for that. If it would have been anywhere other then Staples, all hell could have broke loose.

If he would have done it at Oracle.. yeah.

Rudy tossed tigger's salad 04-19-2014 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcaj22 (Post 10573864)
if the NBA had any balls they should fine/suspend him a game for that. That's basically how the malice in the palace started but reverse, the fan actually had the balls to face Artest when he threw it. (though Artest targeted the wrong fan back)

but since the Malice I thought the NBA took a strong stance against fan/player interaction like this, and he shouldnt get off free for that.

What? Lol

That was just a hilarious. Calm down, sir.

BWillie 04-19-2014 07:50 PM

The mighty Atlanta Hawks go 38-44 and make the playoffs in the East. The Phoenix Suns go 48-34 in the West and miss playoffs in the West. Know who else is 48-34? The 3 and 4 seeds in the East, Toronto & Chicago. The East is a flippin joke.

dirk digler 04-19-2014 07:57 PM

OKC dominating early

dirk digler 04-19-2014 08:01 PM

KD (MVP) with the breakaway dunk

kcxiv 04-19-2014 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudy lost the toss (Post 10573925)
What? Lol

That was just a hilarious. Calm down, sir.

ooh it was funny, but it could have easily been another Detroit situation going on. Like they said above, if that shit was done in Oakland, it could have been all bad.

KevB 04-19-2014 09:35 PM

I guess any contest of a Thunder outside shot is an automatic foul now, Jfc

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 09:39 PM

Refs trying to prevent the comeback.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 09:42 PM

He's still fun to watch, but Gasol just isn't quite at the level he was last year right now. Still probably dealing the knee.

KevB 04-19-2014 09:43 PM

Tony Allen was giving it to Durant that quarter. When he's locked in on defense, he gives Durant as much trouble as anyone. KD is going to get his, but fun to watch that battle.

KevB 04-19-2014 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC_Connection (Post 10574070)
He's still fun to watch, but Gasol just isn't quite at the level he was last year right now. Still probably dealing the knee.

Definitely, he's working through it, but won't be able to get right until the off-season. Still a big presence on both ends.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 09:47 PM

That was clearly off Collison's foot. LMAO

KevB 04-19-2014 09:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC_Connection (Post 10574082)
That was clearly off Collison's foot. LMAO

Amazing the Grizz able to come back despite this officiating

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 09:50 PM

"Foul" on ZBO LMAO

KevB 04-19-2014 09:51 PM

How in the **** do you call that on Zbo?

KevB 04-19-2014 09:52 PM

I hate complaining about officials but this is getting ridiculous.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 09:58 PM

Foul on Miller? OK, then.

KevB 04-19-2014 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC_Connection (Post 10574115)
Foul on Miller? OK, then.

6 fouls to 1. Now 2.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 10:03 PM

Comeback looks to be petering out with the help of the refs.

Al Bundy 04-19-2014 10:04 PM

KCnative will be along shortly to tell you refs never favor certain teams or players.

KevB 04-19-2014 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC_Connection (Post 10574126)
Comeback looks to be petering out with the help of the refs.

Was very unlikely regardless, but officiating has honestly looked intentionally biased in this 2nd half.

KevB 04-19-2014 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Al Bundy (Post 10574127)
KCnative will be along shortly to tell you refs never favor certain teams or players.

I tend to believe things even out over games or series, but it was frustrating to watch my team battle back and have every single call go against them.

dirk digler 04-19-2014 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevB (Post 10574135)
I tend to believe things even out over games or series, but it was frustrating to watch my team battle back and have every single call go against them.

OKC gets more calls than probably any team in the league.

KC_Connection 04-19-2014 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevB (Post 10574131)
Was very unlikely regardless, but officiating has honestly looked intentionally biased in this 2nd half.

Reminded me a bit of the game I watched at 12:30, although probably worse.

dirk digler 04-19-2014 10:17 PM

So I looked and Houston takes more FT's at 31\game. That is probably due to Harden driving to the lane flopping and hack-a-Dwight

Durant took more FT's than anyone in the league and wasn't close, 805 and 674 was second place.

Al Bundy 04-19-2014 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dirk digler (Post 10574144)
OKC gets more calls than probably any team in the league.

I don't know, San Antonio get's A LOT.

-King- 04-19-2014 11:54 PM

Pacers weren't ready to play like Champs through a whole season. Didn't know how to pace themselves.
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J Diddy 04-20-2014 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dirk digler (Post 10574161)
So I looked and Houston takes more FT's at 31\game. That is probably due to Harden driving to the lane flopping and hack-a-Dwight

Durant took more FT's than anyone in the league and wasn't close, 805 and 674 was second place.

Could it have something to do with the fact that he attempted more shots than anybody in the league.

'Hamas' Jenkins 04-20-2014 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dick Bull (Post 10574279)
Could it have something to do with the fact that he attempted more shots than anybody in the league.

It could, but it's not certain. Guys who drive are more likely to get fouled than jump shooters. Durant does a little bit of everything on offense, but he doesn't absorb near the amount of contact that Harden or James do.

WilliamTheIrish 04-20-2014 03:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC_Connection (Post 10573893)
Spurs lost to Memphis a few years ago and Dallas to Golden State a few years before that. I get that it's hard to get up for a below .500 team, but they didn't even bother to play hard tonight. Still think they'll pick it up and win in the end, but I don't think I've ever seen a contender start quite like that.

Many moons ago, the first 1 to lose to an eight was Gary Payton's Sonics getting upset by the Nuggets.

mdchiefsfan 04-20-2014 08:12 AM

Let's do it, Mavs!!!

TEX 04-20-2014 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Al Bundy (Post 10574127)
KCnative will be along shortly to tell you refs never favor certain teams or players.

And he would be correct. The NBA, more than any other league, practices "star power" officiating. Superstars and the "in teams" get the benefit of far more calls than teams having fewer super stars. Its been that way forever.

A perfect example is Jordan's blatant "push off" against Utah in the NBA Finals to win it all in the in the last seconds of the game. That gets called an offensive foul if any other player, other than Jordan, does it. One if the absolute worst non-calls in NBA Finals history. Jordan literally pushed the Utah player out of the way, then shoots an uncontested jump shot to win the game and series. It was a good shot, but it doesn't happen if the proper call was made. No way Utah ever gets that call...

TEX 04-20-2014 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fruit Ninja (Post 10573635)
lol, GO Warriors. **** the Clippers!

LMAO Misery LOVES company, especially for Lakers fans...But I share your sentiments because the Clippers can beat the Rockets if they were to meet in the playoffs.

Al Bundy 04-20-2014 08:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TEX (Post 10574393)
And he would be correct. The NBA, more than any other league, practices "star power" officiating. Superstars and the "in teams" get the benefit of far more calls than teams having fewer super stars. Its been that way forever.

A perfect example is Jordan's blatant "push off" against Utah in the NBA Finals to win it all in the in the last seconds of the game. That gets called an offensive foul if any other player, other than Jordan, does it. One if the absolute worst non-calls in NBA Finals history. Jordan literally pushed the Utah player out of the way, then shoots an uncontested jump shot to win the game and series. It was a good shot, but it doesn't happen if the proper call was made. No way Utah ever gets that call...

I agree, 100%. I stood up and yelled it when it happened. Everyone and their mother said "That was no offensive foul, just a great play."

Mr. Arrowhead 04-20-2014 08:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdchiefsfan (Post 10574383)
Let's do it, Mavs!!!

Glad to be back in the playoffs after a 1 year absence, although I wish we werent playing the Spurs

mdchiefsfan 04-20-2014 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Arrowhead (Post 10574412)
Glad to be back in the playoffs after a 1 year absence, although I wish we werent playing the Spurs

It always seems to be them, doesn't it?

Hammock Parties 04-20-2014 10:24 AM

**** the Spurs. Dirk's back, bitches.

Hammock Parties 04-20-2014 12:52 PM

Stay down, bitch.

Rudy tossed tigger's salad 04-20-2014 01:04 PM

Los Anus.

**** you, Spurs.

Rudy tossed tigger's salad 04-20-2014 01:11 PM

Two lucky ass shots by Timmy

Rudy tossed tigger's salad 04-20-2014 01:17 PM

If you can't stop Tim Duncan, you are a terrible team

Deberg_1990 04-20-2014 01:18 PM

Spurs!

Rudy tossed tigger's salad 04-20-2014 01:22 PM

**** the Mavs. Turning off this series. Epic choke. Terrible jump shots.

Rudy tossed tigger's salad 04-20-2014 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 10574750)
Spurs!

:mad:

Hammock Parties 04-20-2014 01:23 PM

****

shit

piss

blargh

ass


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