2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

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Warriors in 4
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Warriors in 5
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Warriors in 6
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Warriors in 7
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Blazers in 4 (hell freezes over)
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Blazers in 5 (McCollum signs a toaster)
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Blazers in 6 (Curry, Durant go down)
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Blazers in 7 (GS blows a 3-1 lead)
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The sun explodes and this series is never played
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2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby Lamrock on Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:42 am

The Denver Nuggets have been eliminated.

Portland makes its fourth consecutive playoff appearance after the Nuggets' general manager decided he didn't want his team to make the playoffs. In a rematch of last year's second round series where Portland was competitive but ultimately lost in five, the Warriors are even greater favorites this time. Whether Jusuf Nurkic will be able to play is a mystery, and without him it's hard to see the Blazers winning a game this series. I'm going to predict that he will, and that the Warriors win in five.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby Andrew on Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:18 am

I'd love to see an upset, but I don't see the Blazers doing to the Warriors what the Warriors did to the Mavericks a decade ago. I'll say a sweep.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby JaoSming on Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:57 am

Playoff Lillard has to counter the toaster luck for at least one game, right?
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Postby [Q] on Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:23 am

If Nurkic is 100%, I think this series will be closer than most people think. With him, it could get pushed out to 6 or 7 games. He could miss the first few games in Oakland where the Blazers aren't expected to win anyways.
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Postby I Hate Mondays on Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:47 pm

Warriors in 5
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Postby PeacemanNOT on Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:29 am

If KD is playing at full capacity...

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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby bowdown on Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:54 pm

Last season this series went to only 5 games but Portland was very close to winning 2 of the games they lost. So it won't be easy for Warriors against a fully healthy Blazers team. But I doubt Nurkic will be ready to go.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby Stress Fracture on Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:03 am

benji wrote:LeBron is such a choker. And people were talking about him as an all-time great. As having possibly surpassed Kobe. What a joke.

velvet bliss wrote:Andrew, you the real MVP.

Andrew wrote:He who flops and flails to the Finals and a title, flops and flails best.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:35 am



Good for Lillard, that's the right attitude. I am sure his comments will give his teammates confidence as well.

I like the way Lillard carries himself.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby airBerlin on Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:08 am

gsw unfortunately in 4. if nurk plays, maybe portland picks up 2.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby Andrew on Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:14 am

Dee4Three wrote:


Good for Lillard, that's the right attitude. I am sure his comments will give his teammates confidence as well.

I like the way Lillard carries himself.


You forget though, only the Warriors are allowed to be cocky. The rest of us are just haters.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby Dee4Three on Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:45 am

Andrew wrote:
Dee4Three wrote:


Good for Lillard, that's the right attitude. I am sure his comments will give his teammates confidence as well.

I like the way Lillard carries himself.


You forget though, only the Warriors are allowed to be cocky. The rest of us are just haters.


Well, Nick Young... and the Warriors.

Everybody has accepted Swaggy P for what he is... for some reason.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby Kevin on Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:16 pm

I think the Blazers can get at least 1 game at home against the Warriors. 4-1 GSW
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Postby Murat on Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:37 pm

and warriors sweeps
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Postby PeacemanNOT on Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:12 am

Another prediction correct. The Warriors will probably steamroll their way to the finals, might struggle a bit in the WCF.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby Andrew on Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:07 am

Team stacked with four All-Stars sweeps overmatched eighth seed, with only one of the four games being close. Kinda why I actually find the Warriors boring, even though their offense is obviously something to admire.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby bowdown on Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:38 am

Lillard has the heart of a champ. This man is a legit superstar and a leader. Blazers better build a contender with Lillard/CJ and Nurk soon.
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Postby Andrew on Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:42 pm

Lillard may be the most overlooked player in the NBA.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:38 am

bowdown wrote:Lillard has the heart of a champ. This man is a legit superstar and a leader. Blazers better build a contender with Lillard/CJ and Nurk soon.


I agree, and I love this Blazers team.

I watched all of the exit interviews, Lillards and CJ's were great. Listen to the way CJ talks about the team and himself as a player. I'll be cheering for the Blazers to do well next year.

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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby air gordon on Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:54 am

Andrew wrote:Team stacked with four All-Stars sweeps overmatched eighth seed, with only one of the four games being close. Kinda why I actually find the Warriors boring, even though their offense is obviously something to admire.

Isnt that what top seeded teams do anyway? ;)
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby Andrew on Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:17 am

Quite often. In any case, I just don't find the Warriors fun or interesting to watch. I know that places me in a very small minority, but that's the way it is for me.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (1) Warriors vs. (8) Trail Blazers

Postby air gordon on Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:25 am

how dare you! I'm sleeping by the 2nd half for the west coast games

I think Lillard is not overlooked. He plays in an era where there are a bunch of great pg's
Westbrook, curry, IT, Wall, and maybe CP3 tops him this year

There's no shame if he doesnt make an all NBA team this year.
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Postby Dee4Three on Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:28 am

Andrew wrote:Quite often. In any case, I just don't find the Warriors fun or interesting to watch. I know that places me in a very small minority, but that's the way it is for me.


I am in agreement for the most part.

I've actually enjoyed watching the Jazz, Grizzlies and Blazers much more. However, that could just be because it feels like the same ol Warriors of the last 3 years, its what we are used to now.
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