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2011 NBA Playoff Predictions

Posted on: April 16, 2011 9:18 am
Edited on: April 16, 2011 9:29 am
 
First off, I must say that the Chicago Bulls are the most surprising NBA team that have officially clinched the NBA's best record at 62-20.  Originally, I thought that the San Antonio Spurs were supposed to clinch the NBA's best record with at least 64 wins while they were leading the league's overall record after the All-Star break.  Honestly, I still believe that the Bulls are the most underdog top-seeded team ever because they are still inexperienced and too young.  Bulls, you watch out of the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics, both teams have numbers of experienced veteran players such as Dwight Howard, Hedo Turkoglu, Jameer Nelson, Jason Richardson, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo.  They have played in the postseasons for some years.  Most of the Bulls players do not have much experience getting past the first round series in the last five seasons.  Sorry, Bulls fans....but just be realistic about your team being the most overrated team ever, especially younger ones including Derrick Rose.  I know that Tom Thibodeau is one of the best defensive coaches but the player chemistry is a main concern for the playoffs.

As the longtime Lakers fan, I must be very honest about my team.  I am very disappointed in the Lakers because most of the players are LAZY with no motivations.  They don't seem they don't care about the playoff seeds, huh?  Give me a break!  Since they are No. 2 seed in the West, I see that they are going to have much tougher times this year than they had in the previous two seasons.  They won't have any homecourt advantage after the West Semifinals.  Yes, I do see that they will have much tougher times than they did in 2008 in which they eventually lost the NBA Finals series to the Celtics in six games.  I'm totally disappointed that the Lakers have never clinched the NBA's overall best record!  Damn you, Lakers!!!!!  I don't mean to be negative, but my true feelings about my team who is so lazy and lacks motivation.  I know why Kobe Bryant is so frustrated and seems unhappy with his teammates.  I can understand why he had a bad temper when he angrily spat at a referee and threw a towel onto the floor in the Lakers' victory over the Spurs last week.  Of course, I would feel the same way as if I were in his same boat.  I would scold and criticize my teammates for lacks of motivations in winning in order to clinch the NBA's overall record and homecourt advantage throughout playoffs!  To Lakers players except Kobe, you are idiots because you are totally lazy!!!!  Yes, I would get mad at them as if I were Kobe!  Because of lacks of motivation, defense and chemistry, I hate to see my team most likely not repeating its third title.  Because of no homecourt advantage, I see that Lakers most likely will lose the series to the Spurs in the West Finals.  Yuck!  Very disappointing.  Yes, honestly, I do want my team to win its third NBA title in a row.....of course!  However, in reality, they have 50-50 chance to win the third straight NBA championship because of lacks of homecourt advantages and players' lacks of motivations and defense.

Here are my UNBIASED predictions:

FIRST ROUND
Eastern Conference
1. Chicago Bulls vs. 8. Indiana Pacers = Bulls in 5
2. Miami Heat vs. 7. Philadelphia 76ers = Heat in 6
3. Boston Celtics vs. 6. New York Knicks = Celtics in 6
4. Orlando Magic vs. 5. Atlanta Hawks = Magic in 6

Western Conference
1. San Antonio Spurs vs. 8. Memphis Grizzlies = Spurs in 4
2. Los Angeles Lakers vs. 7. New Orleans Hornets = Lakers in 6
3. Dallas Mavericks vs. 6. Portland Trail Blazers = Mavericks in 5
4. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. 5. Denver Nuggets = Thunder in 7

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
East
1. Bulls vs. 4. Magic = Magic in 5 (Bulls will have NO answer for the Hulk monster, two-time DPOY Dwight Howard.  Based on veteran experiences, I do see that the Magic team will most likely outplay the inexperienced top-seed and upset them in only five games.)
2. Heat vs. 3. Celtics = Celtics in 6

West
1. Spurs vs. 4. Thunder = Spurs in 6
2. Lakers vs. 3. Mavericks = Lakers in 7

CONFERENCE FINALS
East: 3. Celtics vs. 4. Magic = Magic in 6 (Celtics will have NO answer for Dwight Howard, either!)
West: 1. Spurs vs. 2. Lakers = Spurs in 6 based on its homecourt advantage.  YUCK!

NBA FINALS
Spurs vs. Magic = Spurs in 7 based on its homecourt advantage, although they will have much tougher times with the Hulk monster DH.  Like I have stated in the past, no team has answer for the DH Hulk monster.

Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: May 9, 2011 3:14 am
 

2011 NBA Playoff Predictions

"I really can't see the Magic getting through both the Celtics and the Bulls. And I can't see the Spurs getting through the Lakers"
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LOL
I find this funny in hindsight.:)
Because yu were right with both statements but differently than you thought.:)

As you would obviously know now, the Spurs and Magic were not able to beat those teams due to the fact that they could not beat the Grizzlies or Hawks.:)



Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2011 4:01 pm
 

2011 NBA Playoff Predictions

I really can't see the Magic getting through both the Celtics and the Bulls. And I can't see the Spurs getting through the Lakers.  The may not even get through the Thunder now that they have Kendrick Perkins.  Remember, Manu Ginobili is not 100%.  Very nice analysis and very well presented, though.  I guess that's why they have the playoffs, instead of just listening to us "experts."  I do wonder whether you're counting out Shaq for the Celtics.  It's sure hard to believe he will be ready for their playoff run, but he could well be after the Knicks campaign.  To me, this variable could significantly change the entire playoffs picture.  Also, the Heat seem to be finally gelling some.  There's an awfully lot of talent on that team, and once it finally comes together, everyone needs to pay close attention.  Again, great analysis.


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