nba playoffs aka the 'offs (which includes the 'ins) 2021

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vote for the team that will win the nba playoffs

Poll Results

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brooklyn nets 7
philadelphia 76ers 3
milwaukee bucks 3
denver nuggets 3
golden state warriors 2
la lakers 2
utah jazz 2
atlanta hawks 1
charlotte hornets 0
indiana pacers 0
washington wizards 0
memphis grizzlies 0
boston celtics 0
portland trailblazers 0
miami heat 0
dallas mavericks 0
la clippers 0
new york knickerbockers 0
phoenix suns 0
san antonio spurs 0


Clay, Monday, 17 May 2021 03:51 (four weeks ago) link

Waiting for ciderpress to weigh in

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 17 May 2021 03:52 (four weeks ago) link

do i even have to say it

ciderpress, Monday, 17 May 2021 05:09 (four weeks ago) link

Isn’t 20 teams most of the teams

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Monday, 17 May 2021 05:19 (four weeks ago) link

Lebron tweaked his ankle again…

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 17 May 2021 06:03 (four weeks ago) link

uhh lol

LeBron James just compared his career to The Godfather trilogy.

— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) May 17, 2021

lag∞n, Monday, 17 May 2021 14:50 (four weeks ago) link

am i enough of a sucker to bet on the bucks +900 to win the title?

i sure might be

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 May 2021 14:55 (four weeks ago) link

50/50 chance LeBron has never seen The Godfather.

Deicide at Chuck E. Cheese (PBKR), Monday, 17 May 2021 16:55 (four weeks ago) link

lebron who is 3rd alltime in scoring thinks hes never mentioned with the greats of scoring

Since I was 19 years old! And I’m a pass first guy. Always been. That’s why I’m never mentioned with the greats of scoring huh?? That’s perfect cause I’d rather keep it that way! 😁. #ThekidfromAKRON🤴🏾 #SFG🚀 #JamesGang👑 #Blessed🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/QGqFFHu3jj

— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 17, 2021

lag∞n, Monday, 17 May 2021 18:13 (four weeks ago) link

lol bron is feeling ornery

call all destroyer, Monday, 17 May 2021 18:18 (four weeks ago) link

the beauty of Twitter is that you can have a thought, then share it with the entire world before considering whether it makes any sense.

sharpening the contraindications (Aimless), Monday, 17 May 2021 18:20 (four weeks ago) link

i mean, he is right. but it also doesn’t matter

J0rdan S., Monday, 17 May 2021 18:25 (four weeks ago) link

love salty lebron

brimstead, Monday, 17 May 2021 18:26 (four weeks ago) link

my predix for the Hawks:

hawks beat the knicks 4-2. knicks second unit won't be able to hang with the hawks depth, esp with hunter back and healthy

hawks lose to philly 2-4. philly's defense will be too much for the young dudes

Heez, Monday, 17 May 2021 19:32 (four weeks ago) link

I voted Jazz, but I honestly have no idea, because of the curse on this season.

sharpening the contraindications (Aimless), Monday, 17 May 2021 19:43 (four weeks ago) link

i voted bucks because thats what i want to happen and it doesnt seem less likely than anything else

lag∞n, Monday, 17 May 2021 19:53 (four weeks ago) link

Bucks-Nets in second round is going to be so saucy.

Deicide at Chuck E. Cheese (PBKR), Monday, 17 May 2021 19:58 (four weeks ago) link

knicks second unit won't be able to hang with the hawks depth

how dare you doubt the might of elfrid payton and obi toppin

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 May 2021 20:05 (four weeks ago) link

i guess elfrid payton technically is a starter

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 May 2021 20:05 (four weeks ago) link

it's funny to talk about the knicks second unit when their first unit is julius randle, reggie bullock, nerlens noel, and elfrid payton. i feel like they have the worst roster of any playoff team potentially including the play ins, but they drew the best possible first round match up

J0rdan S., Monday, 17 May 2021 20:07 (four weeks ago) link

yeah tough to win with 4 guys

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 May 2021 20:09 (four weeks ago) link

this is why thibs isn't gonna win coach of the year

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 May 2021 20:09 (four weeks ago) link

if you want to get your mediocre team to the first round of the playoffs, nobody does it better

i bit on the sixers to win it all because I am concussed

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Monday, 17 May 2021 20:19 (four weeks ago) link

Noooooooo! The only way to win is not to believe.

Deicide at Chuck E. Cheese (PBKR), Monday, 17 May 2021 20:24 (four weeks ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Monday, 17 May 2021 20:24 (four weeks ago) link

embiids gonna have to go wild which is possible, its always the question of whether he can manage playing physically for a whole game, cause where he really kills you is when hes fouling your whole team out, hes got to not turn the ball over when double teamed and not settle for too many threes, in short hes gotta be better than he has been in past playoffs, but if he is then we can tip our caps and call him mr champion, one thing he has going for him is al horford is not in the playoffs this year

lag∞n, Monday, 17 May 2021 20:31 (four weeks ago) link

i put them on my list of three teams i think can actually win it but i would be concerned w/ how the heat guarded them the other night, squeezing down hard on embiid and daring anyone else on the sixers to score a bunch of points. i think at home there will be games where seth curry hits threes, and tobias had a pretty good night vs the heat, and the sixers packed it in after the first quarter so whatever. but still if you can make embiid pass and seth curry isn't hurting you, it might start to get pretty tight against good teams. i wouldn't trust danny green after last playoffs

the great news for the sixers is that they'll only need to try in two series to win the title

J0rdan S., Monday, 17 May 2021 20:48 (four weeks ago) link

yeah philly has to be creative with how they get him the ball not just dump it in the post which is easy to double and also exhausting

lag∞n, Monday, 17 May 2021 21:17 (four weeks ago) link

teams that wouldn't surprise me: suns, sixers

teams that might surprise me a little but i would get it: jazz, nets, bucks

teams that would fill me with glee: blazers, nuggets, heat

teams that would fill me with glee, but not happening: knicks

teams that i can't see doing it but i haven't really watched them that closely this season: mavs, clippers

no fuckin' way: dubs, grizz, spurs, hawks, celtics, bullets, pacers, hornets

mr silver i am writing you today to discuss the terms of our divorce: lakers

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Monday, 17 May 2021 21:20 (four weeks ago) link

but still if you can make embiid pass and seth curry isn't hurting you, it might start to get pretty tight against good teams. i wouldn't trust danny green after last playoffs

They're not a terrible 3pt shooting team (37.4%, 10th). The problem is they are 26th in 3pt attempts/game. Probably a function of having Embiid and Simmons on the floor at the same time.

Deicide at Chuck E. Cheese (PBKR), Monday, 17 May 2021 22:53 (four weeks ago) link

there are definite limitations to playing any two non-shooters in the playoffs, but particularly if they are your ball handler and your screen setter. this goes for the heat as well as the sixers.

micah, Monday, 17 May 2021 23:27 (four weeks ago) link

yeah and the heat got around it by going small and putting great to elite shooters around those two at basically every other position. when they were getting nothing from dragic and herro this season their offense was like bottom 5 in the league. obv darryl understands this

the other issue w/ simmons compared to butler as an example is that jimmy gets to the line at an elite rate and is very good when he gets there. simmons has always been efficient bcuz he's so selective but he's not going to push the envelope and get to the line at the ends of games which jimmy did routinely in the bubble last year. embiid obv can get to the line and is great for a big guy when he's there, but i think it's easier in the playoffs to be doing that off the dribble than as a post player

J0rdan S., Monday, 17 May 2021 23:44 (four weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 00:01 (three weeks ago) link

can't wait to find out who will win the nba playoffs

Clay, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 00:06 (three weeks ago) link

this

ciderpress, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 00:30 (three weeks ago) link

thats what its all about baby

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 00:33 (three weeks ago) link

we love the game for one reason

to find out who wins the nba playoffs

Clay, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 00:35 (three weeks ago) link

Can't wait for the next episode of the reality show, "The 2021 NBA Playoffs".

Deicide at Chuck E. Cheese (PBKR), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 00:37 (three weeks ago) link

bcz we are all messy b*tches who love drama

sharpening the contraindications (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 01:31 (three weeks ago) link

that’s right

class project pat (m bison), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 01:43 (three weeks ago) link

voted nets btw

micah, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 02:46 (three weeks ago) link

i can't figure out who to vote for. what a tough year to figure out the champ.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 02:51 (three weeks ago) link

i can't decide between the bucks and sixers, i'm very concerned about anthony davis making it through 4 playoff rounds healthy, and i think the top 3 teams in the east would be beat any remaining team in the west. i might lean the sixers bcuz they have the easiest path to the finals of any team in either conference... think the bucks might be the better team tho

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 18 May 2021 03:03 (three weeks ago) link

can we all agree that it would be "fun" to see portland, denver or miami win?

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 03:09 (three weeks ago) link

jordan that's very much where i'm at. i don't think this is the lakers year and with that in mind the east seems stronger. i would love to pick the bucks but i was just looking at their top 8 guys and man you have to hope jrue holiday has the playoffs of his life if you want to make that pick.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 03:30 (three weeks ago) link

they've also given themselves such a bad path compared to philly.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 03:33 (three weeks ago) link

I also voted nets but this whole post season screams chaos to me

Clay, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 04:19 (three weeks ago) link

i would love to pick the bucks but i was just looking at their top 8 guys and man you have to hope jrue holiday has the playoffs of his life if you want to make that pick.

― call all destroyer, Monday, May 17, 2021 11:30 PM (yesterday)

i think there's a two fold issue w/ the bucks. one is giannis and middleton related, having those guys not freeze up and take a bunch of jumpers in crunch time after the offense does nothing for 21 seconds. the second is that they were a pretty deadly shooting team, but you kinda need to believe that guys like bryn forbes, dante d, connaughton, even jrue are going to be 40% three point shooters in the playoffs and weren't just shooting the lights out in the most shooting friendly season in NBA history. if the bucks can figure out how to run an offense at the end of games and have role players who make threes they might be the best team in the league and will prob come out of the east. if neither of those two things get solved they could potentially lose to the heat again

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 18 May 2021 05:22 (three weeks ago) link

Lakers/Nets

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 05:59 (three weeks ago) link

don’t know how you could watch that and not see that he had bad intentions yah

Spottie, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:16 (twenty-one hours ago) link

He was trying to commit a really hard frustration foul, strangely almost got all ball. It’s a flagrant 1. Everyone here knows it was a flagrant 1, we’ve all watched a lot of basketball here. It’s weird that they went 2.

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:16 (twenty-one hours ago) link

Most of us thought it was a 2 tho. Surprised the refs agreed

Spottie, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:17 (twenty-one hours ago) link

right matt. so we're arguing the minutiae of the fact that you think it's a travesty that it was a 2 and many of us are saying that it was close and could have been a 1 or a 2.

call all destroyer, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:18 (twenty-one hours ago) link

this sport is definitely soccer now. crazy calls to goose the narrative of a series that was over anyway.

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 14 June 2021 02:18 (twenty-one hours ago) link

Meanwhile is anyone gonna make a shot in this game

Spottie, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:18 (twenty-one hours ago) link

xp that's a bizarre thing to say

call all destroyer, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:19 (twenty-one hours ago) link

the number of times two nuggets have run into each other on offense is not great, most of them seem to involve MPJ

k3vin k., Monday, 14 June 2021 02:19 (twenty-one hours ago) link

Oh yay after the obligatory "Refs are bad" comment we get the "it's all part of a league-directed conspiracy" comment

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 14 June 2021 02:21 (twenty-one hours ago) link

nuggs don't have a coherent offense without jokic for a stretch this long, that's not surprising xp

Clay, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:21 (twenty-one hours ago) link

cp3 out there playing like a carefree 24 year old, what a delight

Clay, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:23 (twenty-one hours ago) link

yeah it’s bittersweet as hell watching chris live this out at the nuggets expense ;_;

k3vin k., Monday, 14 June 2021 02:24 (twenty-one hours ago) link

he is loving life right now

call all destroyer, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:24 (twenty-one hours ago) link

13-17 on 2s, no 3s, 7/7 from the line

call all destroyer, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:24 (twenty-one hours ago) link

Never had so much fun watching the little bastard

Spottie, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:25 (twenty-one hours ago) link

For him it's gotta be the most fun team he's been on no? He's been on so many maybe I'm forgetting one. Maybe Lob City initially

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 14 June 2021 02:25 (twenty-one hours ago) link

cp3 knows his own game and plays within it

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Monday, 14 June 2021 02:25 (twenty-one hours ago) link

Oh yay after the obligatory "Refs are bad" comment we get the "it's all part of a league-directed conspiracy" comment


Earlier in these playoffs the league ruled did a last 2 minute report that ruled austin rivers fouled Damian lillard by being in the general vicinity and the insane call we all saw was actually great

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:26 (twenty-one hours ago) link

someone interview julius hodge about having been punched in the nads by chris paul

mookieproof, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:26 (twenty-one hours ago) link

I was a big Julius Hodge era NC state fan and obviously Marvin Williams is a trigger for me but damn I really enjoy watching Chris play

Heez, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:26 (twenty-one hours ago) link

Lol

Heez, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:27 (twenty-one hours ago) link

that was a pretty sick dunk by MPJ lol

k3vin k., Monday, 14 June 2021 02:27 (twenty-one hours ago) link

julius hodge could play

mookieproof, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:28 (twenty-one hours ago) link

I think hodge actually played for the nuggets at one point and got shot in Colorado or something

Heez, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:28 (twenty-one hours ago) link

suns have lost one playoff game in 9 games against the lakers and nuggets, that is pretty good tbh

Clay, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:29 (twenty-one hours ago) link

took a shot to the nuggets at the very least iirc

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 14 June 2021 02:29 (twenty-one hours ago) link

For him it's gotta be the most fun team he's been on no? He's been on so many maybe I'm forgetting one. Maybe Lob City initially

― A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:25 PM (three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

this seems like it must be extra fun because the talent is so young and so good. like not everything is on his shoulders all the time but when he needs to command and control he has great shooters and a great roll man and everyone fits.

call all destroyer, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:30 (twenty-one hours ago) link

6 straight wins and none have been close

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 14 June 2021 02:31 (twenty-one hours ago) link

I think he had fun w okc last year but this is a step up for sure

Spottie, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:34 (twenty-one hours ago) link

I really thought this would go at least 6

Spottie, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:35 (twenty-one hours ago) link

can't imagine anybody had a sweep here

Clay, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:36 (twenty-one hours ago) link

xp a flagrant 6? really!?

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 14 June 2021 02:36 (twenty-one hours ago) link

dever defense was just... ineffective

lag∞n, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:38 (twenty hours ago) link

aww booker hugging random suns fans. i have to say i like him, i think he gets it.

call all destroyer, Monday, 14 June 2021 02:41 (twenty hours ago) link

Chris Paul in this series:
25.5 PPG
10.25 APG
74.3 TS%
22-22 from the free throw line
8.2-1 assist - turnover ratio

At 36 years old, two years removed from being literally dumped with four first-round picks for Russell Westbrook.

— Josh Eberley🇨🇦 (@JoshEberley) June 14, 2021

Man had a literal perfect series, hope the Suns go all the way this year.

Sabre of Paradise (trevor phillips), Monday, 14 June 2021 03:05 (twenty hours ago) link

"Earlier in these playoffs the league ruled"

Lol you talking even more about bad refs was exactly what I did not want

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 14 June 2021 03:06 (twenty hours ago) link

cp and monty hugging was so cute

symsymsym, Monday, 14 June 2021 03:17 (twenty hours ago) link

cp3 series numbers are unbelievable

lag∞n, Monday, 14 June 2021 03:22 (twenty hours ago) link

I hate that I have to wait so long to see whether this Nuggets roster really works. I do think they should trade for Grayson Allen just to contribute to the discourse

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 14 June 2021 03:29 (twenty hours ago) link

they have campazzo so that's basically the same thing

call all destroyer, Monday, 14 June 2021 03:46 (nineteen hours ago) link

campazzo actually translates as 'comparable asshole'

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 14 June 2021 03:53 (nineteen hours ago) link

CP3 one of the players who impressed me the most when seeing him play in person. Been at a couple of his games but the one that made big impression on me was the one I had worse seats for. Having that overhead view made it that much more apparent how he plays not necessarily his defender but the entire defense like his puppet. Knew how to get the defense to do what he wanted, and then when they stopped falling into that trap he immediately switched ploys and used the Ds adjustment to his advantage. Point God.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 14 June 2021 03:56 (nineteen hours ago) link

have to say I wasn’t a fan of campazzo earlier this year but he’s really won me over the last couple months, the guy plays extremely hard, just one of those guys you want on your team. ideally as a 9th or 10th guy tho, not a starter

k3vin k., Monday, 14 June 2021 10:31 (thirteen hours ago) link

wouldve thought kyrie was the last person who would mess with leprechauns

Big Baby Glen Davis has comments on Kyrie Irving injury 👀 pic.twitter.com/qrWgq5smUy

— GreenRunsDeep (@CelticsGRD) June 13, 2021

lag∞n, Monday, 14 June 2021 14:28 (nine hours ago) link

The Nets say James Harden and Kyrie Irving are both out for tomorrow’s Game 5 against Milwaukee.

— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 14, 2021

lag∞n, Monday, 14 June 2021 21:19 (two hours ago) link

RIP

k3vin k., Monday, 14 June 2021 21:19 (two hours ago) link

i am also out for game 5

ciderpress, Monday, 14 June 2021 21:26 (two hours ago) link

man… the bucks better win this series

J0rdan S., Monday, 14 June 2021 21:29 (two hours ago) link

at least game 5!

Spottie, Monday, 14 June 2021 21:31 (two hours ago) link

yeah if they can't win now it seems pretty apparent that Bud needs to go, sort of a win/win for Milwaukee

frogbs, Monday, 14 June 2021 21:36 (two hours ago) link


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