Who will win the 2018 NBA Finals?

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Who will win the 2018 NBA Finals?

Postby JaoSming on Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:08 pm

Have we ever done this before?


I have Warriors vs Cavs in the Finals again until proven otherwise, with the Warriors winning it all....assuming they can get through the bulk of playoffs healthy.
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Re: Who will win the 2018 NBA Finals?

Postby cavs4872 on Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:17 pm

Depending on Curry's health, I have Cleveland losing to GS/HOU; I'd be shocked if anyone has anything otherwise.
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Re: Who will win the 2018 NBA Finals?

Postby Andrew on Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:18 pm

With apologies to Rockets fans, I'm picking the Rockets.

You'll know who to blame if Harden and Paul go down with serious knee injuries in the second round.
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Re: Who will win the 2018 NBA Finals?

Postby [Q] on Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:58 pm

I stated in the cavs pacers thread there could be an upset so I don't think warriors cavs is a forgone conclusion his year. Especially with the rockets in play at full health with their top guys.

I say rockets vs raptors, though I wouldn't be surprised if Philly made it but rockets take it. Too much offense
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Re: Who will win the 2018 NBA Finals?

Postby Stress Fracture on Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:29 pm

Andrew wrote:With apologies to Rockets fans, I'm picking the Rockets.

You'll know who to blame if Harden and Paul go down with serious knee injuries in the second round.


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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.

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Re: Who will win the 2018 NBA Finals?

Postby Andrew on Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:39 pm

If it makes you feel any better, I picked the Warriors to win last year. Of course, that was conventional wisdom, but I still came out and said it.
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Re: Who will win the 2018 NBA Finals?

Postby NovU on Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:18 am

Picking the Houston Rockets.


As much as we love playoffs LBJ, their regular season was a disaster. Raptors or 76ers imho have better shot to get to the Finals.
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Re: Who will win the 2018 NBA Finals?

Postby Dee4Three on Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:04 am

I can't wrap my mind around a prediction this year.

I think the NBA would love the following:

1. Warriors vs Cavs (Again) - Curry and LeBron are still the most popular players in the world, and obviously that matchup would garner the viewership/marketability the NBA would love. I think it would cap off LeBrons last year in Cleveland (I think all of us believe he is walking), and it would pit a rematch between Durant and LeBron (Which Durant dominated in last years finals).

2. 76ers vs Warriors/Rockets - The 76ers climb has clearly been great for the league, and the "process" has been quite the fan favorite (The actual process, not just Joel Embiid). Having a new, young, exciting team in the finals, passing the torch you could say, could bring new life into the NBA and shift focus onto the new upcoming talent (Embiid and Simmons). If they take on the Warriors, that's beautiful for the league, as it's the ultimate underdog vs the best team in the NBA over the last few years. If it's 76ers vs Rockets, it shows that the league isn't so top heavy, makes it look less watered down.

3. Raptors vs anybody - The Raptors are healthy, and like the 76ers vs Rockets/Warriors, it would show that the league is not so top heavy. In light of a recent tragic event that happened in the area, it would be a great story if the Raptors made an incredible playoff run.

What I think COULD happen:

I still think (Like JaoSming) that the Cavs vs Warriors will be in the finals. Two most popular players in the world, in the finals one more time before LeBron leaves Cleveland. I think the Warriors win as long as the league doesn't interfere, and they stay healthy, as the Warriors are clearly a much more talented team.
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Re: Who will win the 2018 NBA Finals?

Postby Lamrock on Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:29 pm

I think that the Golden State Warriors will win the championship. If Curry is back and healthy, I don't think any team has much of a chance in a seven game series against them.
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Re: Who will win the 2018 NBA Finals?

Postby Sauru on Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:04 am

warriors again. gonna be another exciting finals watching the cavs and warriors play..........
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Re: Who will win the 2018 NBA Finals?

Postby Jackie Kong on Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:29 am

Even if Curry doesn't come back, I got Warriors as favourites.
About the East, it seems to be a wide open race between all 8 teams, lol.
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