Tag: NBA Playoffs

2017 NBA Playoffs Picks + Notes

2017 NBA Playoffs Picks + Notes

What a season for the NBA, i mean that marathon of a regular season is finally over. I thought the playoffs would not get here, with everything settled. Did we really get the 16 best teams this season. In my opinion Heck NO we did not. I mean there were some teams that showed up too late (That’s right Miami Heat), and some teams that never got off the bus (New York Knicks). I really should call out the sorry Brooklyn Nets, but its typical for them. So they allowed the Chicago Bulls to get a playoff spot that they never really earned. No one can convince me otherwise, on why they should be in over Miami Heat (who went 30-11 in the 2nd half of the season). You got to be kidding me with that garbage i just watched. The rest issue is getting out of hand and its time for new rules and standards, once and for all. Meanwhile, we got a postseason to get ready for and here are my 1st round picks (Conference Quarterfinal matchups):

Eastern conference:

Boston over Chicago (5 games)
Cleveland over Indiana (6 Games)
Toronto over Milwaukee (4 Games)
Washington over Atlanta (4 Games)

Western conference:

Golden State over Portland (7 Games)
San Antonio over Memphis (6 Games)
Oklahoma City over Houston (7 Games)
Utah over L.A. Clippers (7 Games)

Well there is my picks, so enjoy the playoffs and i will be back soon with the next round worth of picks and notes.

2016 NBA Finals preview + pick

2016 NBA Finals preview + pick

This playoff season is the best in years. Most of the series from the 1st round til now! Had a lot of action and drama as far as storylines go. Now we officially have our two teams in the finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are meeting for the Second straight year for the right of holding the Larry O’Brien trophy. The Cavaliers are a different team from a season ago, when they barely mustered 2 wins earlier in last season’s NBA finals. They didn’t have there two impact players in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. This year is different because they are healthy and playing well. The Cavaliers led by the king of Cleveland Lebron James who is determined to win another but one for the city of Cleveland. The Cavaliers will need heavy contributions from both J.R. Smith and Tristian Thompson in order to take control of this series. Toronto cause some problems for a little while but could not win in the end.
As for the Golden State Warriors, they are coming off a tremendous series vs. Oklahoma City Thunder who nearly had them trailing 3 games to 1 before giving it away. It was by far there toughest test this postseason. They were down but not out as they become the latest team to comeback from a 3-1 series hole to win it. The Warriors have been great all season winning 73 games (all time single season wins record) in the regular season. Handing teams like the Rockets, Trail Blazers, and Thunder. They got plenty of contributors like Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and oh yeah Stephan Curry NBA MVP 2years running. The benches for both teams is just about even on both teams. Here is my pick: Golden State in 7 games. Sorry Lebron and Cleveland your streak will continue.

2016 NBA playoff preview

2016 NBA playoff preview

well it’s playoff time in the NBA. I think we have a good group of teams ready to compete for the Larry o’brien trophy. We got the Golden State Warriors ready to defend there championship. But they must be aware that every team they face will give them there all. They won 73 games this season. However they need to finish the job. Why get the single season record with no championship to cap it would be a major disappointment. So here is my picks:

 

eastern conference:

cleveland over Detroit 6 games

miami over Charlotte 5 games

Boston over Atlanta 7 games

Toronto over Indiana 5 games

Western Conference

Golden State over Houston 6 games

San Antonio over Memphis 7 games

Oklahoma City over Dallas 7 games

Portland over LA Clippers 7 games

There you have it my 1st round round picks are now in. I should be back with more sports takes soon. Look for my NFL draft preview soon. My NBA lottery preview is also on the way.

2015 NBA Finals preview Cleveland vs. Golden State

2015 NBA Finals preview Cleveland vs. Golden State

Well its time for some NBA Championship Basketball. This should be a good series between the Warriors and the Cavaliers. In this series, i expect the Cavaliers to come out with baskets blazing. In order to contain Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and a cast of thousands. Lebron James will need some big time help in order to give the cavaliers its 1st ever championship. We will need Kyrie irving to step up and also play a key role in this series. The warriors have a great scoring bench, and it has come through for them a lot during the season and the playoffs. Both teams have been off for a week with a lot of rest. So which team is going to be that next great championship team in the NBA. So here is my pick:

Golden State Warriors will win it in 6 games, only because i cannot see the Cavs and lebron James going out in a sweep at all. Enjoy the series and get ready for an off season of Baseball and the start of football season

2014-2015 NBA preview

2014-2015 NBA preview

Well this off season was typical for most NBA teams. Who improved there team the most, and also who didn’t really make a splash? Jason Kidd decided to go to Milwaukee, which he eventually did after a failed Power Play. Then Larry Drew was suddenly out as Bucks coach, but his one season of under .500 record didn’t really help his cause. The Brooklyn Nets will be on its fourth coach in 3 seasons. The Los Angeles Clippers will have a new owner, named Steve Balmer. A possible new owner in Atlanta could be coming soon? LeBron James is back in Cleveland, but for how long this time? Let’s face it, its either championship or bust for the Cavaliers! The San Antonio Spurs are set to defend there championship, but there will be some competition from all over the NBA. Injuries to Kevin Durant (missing about a month or 2) and to Steve Nash (for the season) will make the Western Conference very Competitive. So let’s tip off this NBA season with some division by division picks:

Eastern Conference:

Atlantic:

Toronto, New York, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Boston

Central:

Cleveland, Chicago, Indiana, Milwaukee, Detroit

Southeast:

Miami, Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, Orlando

Playoff Teams in the East:

Toronto, New York, Brooklyn, Cleveland, Chicago, Indiana, Miami, and Washington

WESTERN Conference:

Southwest:

San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Memphis, New Orleans

Northwest:

Oklahoma City, Portland, Denver, Utah, Minnesota

Pacific:

LA Clippers, Golden State, Phoenix, LA Lakers, Sacramento

Playoff Teams in the West:

San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Portland, LA Clippers, Golden State, and Phoenix

There it is my NBA Preview is now up, and let me know what ya’ll thoughts is. I will talk to you again before playoff time!

My 2014 NBA Finals Preview

another playoff round is in the books, and we saw 2 teams that were a shell of themselves. Both Indiana Pacers and the Oklahoma City Thunder made it interesting for a while. In the end, its the Spurs and the Heat. For the Miami Heat they need LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and maybe Chris Bosh (when he’s shooting 3’s) to come up big in this series. There bench is still goo enough to match the Spurs bench. For san antonio, Tim duncan is turning back the clock (as in 1999) when he beat the NY knicks in the Finals in 1999. The spurs is now tony parker’s team (besides he’s the future) and the only way the Spurs will win the championship if both Parker and Duncan can attack the post defense of the Miami heat.

So here is my pick: Miami will three-peat by beating the Spurs in 7 games.

Coming up this week, my stanley cup Finals preview will happen before this coming wednesday.

My 2014 NBA Conference finals Preview

My 2014 NBA Conference finals Preview

Well we have now reached the conference finals portion of the NBA playoffs. It was a great round 2, although the matchups did not live up to its billing. I feel sorry for the Clippers who have never been past round 2 (now 0-6 all time). The Pacers went back and forth until they closed out Washington. The Miami Heat had no problems what so ever with the Nets. The Trail blazers could not solved the Spurs who should have sweep them and put them out of its own misery. Now for my picks on the Conference Finals:

Eastern Conference:

Miami over Indiana (7 games)

Western Conference:

Oklahoma City over San Antonio (7 games)

I will be back for the NBA finals preview since it doesn’t tip off until June something??

My 2014 NBA round 2 picks

My 2014 NBA round 2 picks

well what a 1st round playoffs that was, in my opinion the best ever. Sorry I have been away but I was out of town visiting family in New York. So here is my round 2 picks:

LA Clippers over Oklahoma City (7 games)
San Antonio over Portland (6 games)

Miami over Brooklyn (6 games)
Indiana over Washington (7 games)

There you have it my round 2 picks, and I will be back on here to get up to date on the latest stories that I missed.

My 2014 NBA Playoffs preview and Round 1 Picks

My 2014 NBA Playoffs preview and Round 1 Picks

Well another NBA regular season has ended, and finally the postseason is here. Thank goodness all the tanking talk is now over, the NBA lottery is in weeks and we will see which team gets the 1st pick to the 2014 NBA draft. Well there will be changes in Detroit with Joe dumars on his way out. The Milwaukee Bucks will be staying in Milwaukee (provided if they get a new building) and not going anywhere else. The Phoneix Suns had a 48 win season and missed the playoffs, proves how good the Western conference is. Now time for the 1st round picks:

Eastern Conference:

Indiana over Atlanta (5 games)
Miami over Charlotte (5 games)
Toronto over Brooklyn (7 games)
Chicago over Washington (4 games)

Western Conference:

San Antonio over Memphis (6 games)
Oklahoma city over Dallas (5 games)
Golden State over LA Clippers (7 games)
Houston over Portland (6 games)

There you have it my 1st round picks, hope to be back in time for the 2nd round enjoy the playoffs