2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

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Celtics in 4
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Celtics in 6
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Celtics in 7
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Heat in 4
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Heat in 6
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2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

Postby Lamrock on Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:51 pm

First time we've seen a 3 vs 5 series since the 2007 WCF if I'm not mistaken. Now that I've lost your attention, Celtics in 7.

This should be a hell of a series. Miami has been arguably the most dominant team in the post-season, but the Celtics arguably have the more talented roster. Even though I wasn't rooting for either team in their second round series, I'm really excited for this one.
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Re: 2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

Postby [Q] on Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:33 pm

Jimmy Buckets wills the Heat to win in 6
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Re: 2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

Postby Andrew on Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:44 am

My head says Celtics in 6 or 7, but since picking something else in the poll worked in the Celtics' previous series, just for fun I'm going to say Heat in 5. And actually match the poll vote with my posted prediction this time.
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Re: 2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

Postby [Q] on Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:49 am

I just read it's the first time the 1 and 2 seeds didn't make it to the ECF
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Re: 2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

Postby Andrew on Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:55 am

That's crazy. That's a long streak of at least one of the top two seeds to make it through to the Conference Finals. You'd think there'd have been an upset/choke-job before now. Of course, these are unusual circumstances, and the way teams are seeded has changed over the years, too.
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Re: 2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

Postby Lamrock on Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:15 am

I remember when the Clippers intentionally tanked to get the 6 seed because finishing 5th meant playing the 60 win Mavs and finishing 4th meant playing the 43 win Nuggets. Personally I thought guaranteeing a top 4 seed to division winners was still a good idea since division titles are now completely meaningless but that's not a popular opinion and is also completely off topic.

It's hard to see either of these teams beating whichever LA team makes the finals, but I'm stoked to see what happens. Shame it doesn't start til Tuesday
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Re: 2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

Postby NovU on Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:46 pm

The most fun Heat team since the trio.

The rookies have been amazing. Herro and Duncan takes turn having a great game while Butler leads the team like truly unselfish leader that he is.

Heat vs Lakers finals is best fans could wish for.
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Re: 2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

Postby [Q] on Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:49 pm

That block by Bam was one of the most incredible moments I have ever seen. I will remember that for a very long time
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Re: 2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

Postby Andrew on Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:47 pm

It reminded me of some of the blocks Alonzo Mourning would get.
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Re: 2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

Postby Murat on Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:32 pm

Jimmy Butler took reign in Eastern Conference after the departure of LeBron. They are up 2-0 now. Their team is perfectly balanced; a superstar candidate with taking over only when necessary, a defensive anchor All-Star, explosive young talents and title winning experienced players. A real championship candidate, underestimated unfortunately. The Winslow-Iguodala trade worked very well here I think.

Wonder if they win the series at all.
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Re: 2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

Postby Andrew on Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:31 am

It's been an impressive run for them so far. Whatever happens from here, the fact that they're the final team with an unblemished record in this postseason and they're in the Conference Finals is noteworthy, and a sign that a lot of people (and again, I have to put my hand up here too) overlooked and underrated them.
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Re: 2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

Postby Jeffx on Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:40 am

Murat wrote:Jimmy Butler took reign in Eastern Conference after the departure of LeBron. They are up 2-0 now. Their team is perfectly balanced; a superstar candidate with taking over only when necessary, a defensive anchor All-Star, explosive young talents and title winning experienced players. A real championship candidate, underestimated unfortunately. The Winslow-Iguodala trade worked very well here I think.

Wonder if they win the series at all.



Maybe Jimmy Butler is a pain in the ass to deal with, but he saw something in Miami's culture that he didn't see in Minnesota and Philly.
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Re: 2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

Postby Andrew on Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:01 am

As you've pointed out before Jeffx, it speaks to Pat Riley's brilliance. Credit has to go to Spoelstra as well.
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Re: 2020 ECF: (3) Boston vs. (5) Miami

Postby Jeffx on Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:39 am

Andrew wrote:As you've pointed out before Jeffx, it speaks to Pat Riley's brilliance. Credit has to go to Spoelstra as well.



They have "dawgs" on that Miami roster, and that's who Jimmy B wants to play with...who saw this in Tyler Herro???? That cat's playing like he's been there before!
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