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1. Warriors vs. 8. Clippers
2. Nuggets vs. 7. Spurs
3. Blazers vs. 6. Thunder
4. Rockets vs. 5. Jazz

1. Bucks vs. 8. Pistons
2. Raptors vs. 7. Magic
3. Sixers vs. 6. Nets
4. Celtics vs. 5. Pacers

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Thursday, 11 April 2019 04:58 (one week ago) Permalink

posters only!

k3vin k., Thursday, 11 April 2019 04:59 (one week ago) Permalink

I am a friend of the hoop

Clay, Thursday, 11 April 2019 05:02 (one week ago) Permalink

if rockets beat the warriors in the second round the spurs are going to the motherfucking finals baby spurs over the bucks in six 😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤 https://t.co/AWSTOhH6TV

— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) April 11, 2019

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Thursday, 11 April 2019 05:03 (one week ago) Permalink

I reserve the right to change this in a couple of days after thinking about it more, but it's hard to go against chalk:

warriors > clips 5
nuggets > spurs 6
thunder > blazers 7
rockets > jazz 6

bucks > pistons 4
raptors > magic 4
sixers > nets 5
celtics > pacers 5

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warriors > rockets
nuggets > thunder

bucks > celtics
raptors > sixers

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warriors > nuggets
raptors > bucks

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warriors > raptors

k3vin k., Thursday, 11 April 2019 05:09 (one week ago) Permalink

the time is here the offs are for the people

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 05:21 (one week ago) Permalink

After their game, Patrick Beverley wasted no time on giving Jae Crowder advice on how to guard James Harden 😭

Jazz vs. Rockets in Round 1 (via @ToddPatton) pic.twitter.com/Ox2QeJJn6c

— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) April 11, 2019

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 05:33 (one week ago) Permalink

it will be interesting to see who will win the nba playoffs

ciderpress, Thursday, 11 April 2019 12:37 (one week ago) Permalink

it's going to be fun watching the games but I don't forsee a lot of surprises, hopefully I'm wrong. Houston looks like the only team that could even make GSW sweat a little and they're going to have their hands full just getting past Utah. the bracket broke perfectly for the Dubs, I see them sleepwalking in the WCF round. I don't see anyone with a realistic shot of getting out of the East besides Bucks or Raps, but that ECF is gonna be lit. and maybe, just maybe, the winner of that series can test the Dubs a little.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 11 April 2019 13:32 (one week ago) Permalink

Bucks in 6

frogbs, Thursday, 11 April 2019 13:46 (one week ago) Permalink

bracket definitely did not break perfectly for the warriors, I’m sure they’re not thrilled to match up against houston in round 2

k3vin k., Thursday, 11 April 2019 14:07 (one week ago) Permalink

They may be happy that the rockets have to play the jazz first round tho

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 14:44 (one week ago) Permalink

brooklyn over philly would be a fun upset...

portland/okc should be super interesting

such a bummer Oladipo is out...feel like Boston v Pacers could be a good one

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:05 (one week ago) Permalink

boston v pacers could still be good lol. boston is just weird man who knows what we are gonna get from them... and now they are without their best player marcus smart

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:09 (one week ago) Permalink

it will be interesting to see who will win the nba playoffs

― ciderpress, Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:37 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:16 (one week ago) Permalink

xpost yeah I still think it good be good! just a bummer VO won't be there

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:18 (one week ago) Permalink

ciderpress otm and the magic theory finally has a chance!

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:18 (one week ago) Permalink

should we make a separate offseason thread so as not to dilute the 'offs? kings management drama already starting up!

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:20 (one week ago) Permalink

haha was thinking the same thing. cad you're on it.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:23 (one week ago) Permalink

boston v pacers could still be good lol. boston is just weird man who knows what we are gonna get from them... and now they are without their best player marcus smart

― but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:09 AM (fifty-seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i agree. hell, I know how valuable Smart is to them but with as weird as that team has been who knows, maybe the adversity will actually be beneficial? i know that makes no logical sense but very little about the Celtics does. rationally though, this should be a more competitive series with Smart out, otherwise I think it would have been fairly comfortable for Boston but now I suspect it goes 7. I also don't think there's any way in hell they beat Milwaukee now, but again, knowing this team, they'll like lose Tatum and Baynes too and somehow beat the Bucks in 6.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 11 April 2019 16:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Sounds about right

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 16:12 (one week ago) Permalink

wld be interested in seeing a huge kyrie-hayward-tatum-horford-baynes lineup

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:14 (one week ago) Permalink

brooklyn over philly would be a fun upset...

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:05 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

feels karmically correct

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:14 (one week ago) Permalink

philly just has too much top end talent but they have all the pressure here brooklyn can just hoist away with out a care in the world

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:20 (one week ago) Permalink

other thing to consider re smarts injury is that he just plays in game 2 cause hes a lunatic

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:35 (one week ago) Permalink

and the celtics still have plenty of talent w shortened playoff rotations, one under examined cause of the bad vibes season is brother brads insistence on playing every single player often in less than ideal combos especially in the 3rd quarter , but once youre getting 38mins of kyrie/horford a night that whole math changes

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:37 (one week ago) Permalink

also shd go w/o saying that al will be yelling

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:38 (one week ago) Permalink

if we get an Al flex in game one its gonna be a sweep.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:51 (one week ago) Permalink

also hearing that gordo is rounding into shape again ill be-live it when i see it.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:52 (one week ago) Permalink

he had some strong games down the stretch

ciderpress, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:52 (one week ago) Permalink

hes been playing great very physical

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:53 (one week ago) Permalink

hes a big dude

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:54 (one week ago) Permalink

i feel p good abt the indy series w/o smart but yeah u def want all hands on deck for the bucks hopefully he can come back early

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:55 (one week ago) Permalink

I also don't think there's any way in hell they beat Milwaukee now, but again, knowing this team, they'll like lose Tatum and Baynes too and somehow beat the Bucks in 6.

no

Bucks in 6.

yes

frogbs, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:55 (one week ago) Permalink

uhhh

Nothing the 76ers said about Joel Embiid on Wednesday night was good. Nothing. First, there was general manager Elton Brand, acknowledging that Embiid might not be ready to play in Game 1 of the Sixers’ first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. Later, there was coach Brett Brown, refusing to answer more than three Embiid-related questions following the team’s meaningless victory over the Chicago Bulls. Two poles on the same spectrum, the big reveal and the media blockade, both signifying the same thing: that Embiid’s health – his knee, his conditioning, his apparent weight gain – is cause for concern.

For most of his pre-game remarks Wednesday night, Brand tried to sell the idea that the starting five he had assembled – Embiid, Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris – was talented enough to carry the Sixers to the Eastern Conference Finals, at least. That’s a dubious notion, considering that those five have played just 10 games together and that the Sixers’ bench is so weak, and it rested on the premise that the organization was sacrificing continuity and familiarity among the starters for the sake of their being as fresh and healthy as possible. But when he spoke about Embiid, who has missed 14 of the team’s last 24 games, Brand seemed ready and willing to dispense with the head-faking and butt-covering and let everyone understand where things really stood.

He was not asked directly whether Embiid might not play. Someone brought up Embiid’s conditioning, about the easy-to-see 10-to-15 pounds that he has added over these last few weeks of intermittent action, and Brand instead offered a non-denial denial. He answered a question that no one had thought to ask.

“I’m optimistic,” Brand said. “I’ve seen him. He’s doing everything in his power to be ready for this weekend.”

Optimistic? It was a curious word choice. Is his health at all an issue?

“No, I’m optimistic that he’ll be ready this weekend and he’s doing everything he can to get back.”

So there’s a possibility he won’t be ready …

“Again, I’m optimistic he’ll be ready.”

But it’s possible he won’t?

“It’s possible.”

https://www.philly.com/sixers/sixers-joel-embiid-health-nba-playoffs-nets-20190411.html?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:09 (one week ago) Permalink

that team is ass without Embiid. I wouldn't say they're incapable of beating the Nets without him because honestly Brooklyn is not very good either, but it would probably be tooth-and-nail.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:16 (one week ago) Permalink

the well coached scrappy over achievers vs team of loony superstars who dont mesh, classic dynamic, throw in some injury issues and you might have a series

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:28 (one week ago) Permalink

well we dont know if they mesh ha. 10 games tells not a story

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:30 (one week ago) Permalink

feel pretty confident in saying they dont mesh, i mean they just added harris for those 10 games, like embiid and simmons def dont mesh

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:32 (one week ago) Permalink

idk if i'm allowed to post in this thread having once been yellow carded by yr tyrannical mod but go spurs > blazers > bucks

gbx, Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:26 (one week ago) Permalink

u shd be rooting for the celtics otherwise im going to revoke yr university degrees

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:30 (one week ago) Permalink

lagoon, what if I told you Jimmy and Ben are bringing back the Headband Brothers for the playoffs?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:31 (one week ago) Permalink

hmm will factor into my equations and get back to you

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:34 (one week ago) Permalink

see the problem is that i hate boston (the city)

gbx, Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:35 (one week ago) Permalink

all the more reason!

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:41 (one week ago) Permalink

I hate Boston (the city) too

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 11 April 2019 20:00 (one week ago) Permalink

I love Boston (the band)

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 11 April 2019 20:06 (one week ago) Permalink

im gonna try to go to one of the nets home games, should be a fun series. allen is a decent foil for embiid, but i don't really see a way the nets stop simmons. maybe the brooklyn backcourt can make some things happen. spencer dinwiddie, for one, seems like he was born for playoff basketball.

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Thursday, 11 April 2019 20:11 (one week ago) Permalink

i also hate boston (the band and the city)

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Thursday, 11 April 2019 20:11 (one week ago) Permalink

if i was making tiers i would go

warriors

bucks

rockets/raptors

celtics/sixers

spurs/nuggets/blazers/okc

J0rdan S., Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:20 (yesterday) Permalink

raptors havent really impressed me though they're definitely better than the sixers

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:48 (yesterday) Permalink

raptors might be cursed

lag∞n, Saturday, 20 April 2019 17:41 (yesterday) Permalink

their backcourt is kinda bad too

lag∞n, Saturday, 20 April 2019 17:42 (yesterday) Permalink

Dudley is such a punk.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:27 (yesterday) Permalink

Such bullshit.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:32 (yesterday) Permalink

No way, he’s just out here making sure his team doesn’t get punked, which is where they’ve been headed the last two games. Top notch goonery I say

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:34 (yesterday) Permalink

Butler is the punk for letting Dudley goad him into getting ejected from a crucial game

person industrial complex (voodoo chili), Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:41 (yesterday) Permalink

Yup. Dudley sucks but he KNOWS he sucks, which makes him dangerous

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:52 (yesterday) Permalink

jared dudley doesn’t give a fuck at all. he’s great.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:55 (yesterday) Permalink

def a core thing is having a wild shithead who kinda sucks but will go deranged on the other team’s stars in the crucial games

Clay, Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:08 (yesterday) Permalink

Idk why Atkinson is playing Harris in crunch time, he’s a defensive liability and he’s not hitting his shots

person industrial complex (voodoo chili), Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:26 (yesterday) Permalink

Nice cut, tho

person industrial complex (voodoo chili), Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:30 (yesterday) Permalink

the nets are fun

J0rdan S., Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:30 (yesterday) Permalink

fantastic game, i wasn’t planning on sitting down to watch the 4th but it’s been worth it.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:30 (yesterday) Permalink

this is kinda silly

Clay, Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:32 (yesterday) Permalink

Fuck Brooklyn.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:35 (yesterday) Permalink

Way to squander a game. Why don't you wait five years then trade three firsts for Al Horford?

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:36 (yesterday) Permalink

the nuggets cannot get into their offense at all

k3vin k., Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:53 (yesterday) Permalink

other than jokic looking great, nightmare first quarter. fuck me

k3vin k., Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:06 (yesterday) Permalink

denver will close this gap as long as belinelli is in the game and white is out

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:11 (yesterday) Permalink

jokic needs to play 40+ minutes but denver really needs to try to slow it down and get into their offense. don't think big honey is conditioned to run the way they did in the 1Q

k3vin k., Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:13 (yesterday) Permalink

LMFAOOOOO pic.twitter.com/RvuRzfl8dR

— ‘19 Jared Dudley (@TweetswithLogan) April 20, 2019

k3vin k., Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:14 (yesterday) Permalink

ok fuck patty mills

k3vin k., Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:18 (yesterday) Permalink

get millsap back in this game

k3vin k., Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:29 (yesterday) Permalink

great fucking third quarter

k3vin k., Saturday, 20 April 2019 23:27 (yesterday) Permalink

jokic 27-11-7 with zero turnovers through three quarters

k3vin k., Saturday, 20 April 2019 23:28 (yesterday) Permalink

don’t think you can win a game if the other team makes a dozen more threes

J0rdan S., Saturday, 20 April 2019 23:34 (yesterday) Permalink

jesus patty

k3vin k., Saturday, 20 April 2019 23:39 (yesterday) Permalink

ok nuggets really need to slow the pace down a little

k3vin k., Saturday, 20 April 2019 23:47 (yesterday) Permalink

if the last two games are any indication these teams are pretty evenly matched and the games are gonna be decided by whose role players get hot

J0rdan S., Saturday, 20 April 2019 23:51 (yesterday) Permalink

i was runnin a lot errands but i was listening on the radio in the car and bah GOD rudy gay tying to play his way out of a contract for next year

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 21 April 2019 00:31 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

cool to have one competitive series at least

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:09 (sixteen hours ago) Permalink

Way to squander a game. Why don't you wait five years then trade three firsts for Al Horford?

― Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:36 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:12 (sixteen hours ago) Permalink

arrest Harden pic.twitter.com/A5DieHbmUK

— Niklaus Mikaelson (@MustBeCharm) April 20, 2019

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:15 (sixteen hours ago) Permalink

ahahahah fuck

that is neymar level ridiculous

J0rdan S., Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:19 (sixteen hours ago) Permalink

he’s a criminal

Clay, Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:21 (sixteen hours ago) Permalink

harden 0fer in the first half here, maybe he has been apprehended

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 April 2019 03:58 (fifteen hours ago) Permalink

Harden is 0/14 and the rox are up 2

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:35 (fourteen hours ago) Permalink

doesnt seem like a great sign for the jazz

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:41 (fourteen hours ago) Permalink

he got a dunk, high % shot, good choice

Clay, Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:53 (fourteen hours ago) Permalink

have the jazz forgotten that you get a better chance to win when you put the ball into the hoop? so many blown opportunities.

that's not my post, Sunday, 21 April 2019 05:11 (thirteen hours ago) Permalink

Jazz offense is what we thought it was

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Sunday, 21 April 2019 05:18 (thirteen hours ago) Permalink

pic.twitter.com/W3laWyJwCZ

— No Context The Sopranos (@sopranosnocnxt) January 7, 2019

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 April 2019 16:31 (two hours ago) Permalink

love the passion here lol

Nets GM Sean Marks has been suspended one game and fined $25,000 by NBA for entering officiating staff’s locker room after Saturday’s game.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 21, 2019

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 April 2019 16:59 (two hours ago) Permalink

indy trying that no defense in the 1st quarter thing again

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 April 2019 17:15 (one hour ago) Permalink

pacers whole team has no touch man

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 April 2019 18:50 (sixteen minutes ago) Permalink

al horf not looking like himself since he got that flu

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 April 2019 18:52 (fourteen minutes ago) Permalink

credit to indy for showing up to an 0-3 game, teams lay down in game four in the main

Clay, Sunday, 21 April 2019 18:54 (twelve minutes ago) Permalink

yeah theyre workers

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 April 2019 19:03 (three minutes ago) Permalink


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