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 months ago) link

Waiting for ciderpress to weigh in

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

do i even have to say it

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

Isn’t 20 teams most of the teams

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

Lebron tweaked his ankle again…

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

50/50 chance LeBron has never seen The Godfather.

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

lol bron is feeling ornery

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

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

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

love salty lebron

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

i guess elfrid payton technically is a starter

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

yeah tough to win with 4 guys

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

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

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 May 2021 20:16 (four months ago) link

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 months 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 months ago) link

lol

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

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 00:01 (four months ago) link

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

Clay, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 00:06 (four months ago) link

this

ciderpress, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 00:30 (four months ago) link

thats what its all about baby

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 00:33 (four months ago) link

we love the game for one reason

to find out who wins the nba playoffs

Clay, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 00:35 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

bcz we are all messy b*tches who love drama

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

that’s right

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

voted nets btw

micah, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 02:46 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

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

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 03:33 (four months ago) link

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

Clay, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 04:19 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

Lakers/Nets

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

that's what he wants you to think

ciderpress, Saturday, 3 July 2021 23:26 (two months ago) link

i think he might shoot some traes (three pointers)

lag∞n, Saturday, 3 July 2021 23:42 (two months ago) link

he will do this

ciderpress, Saturday, 3 July 2021 23:44 (two months ago) link

Bucks sure are turning it over a lot

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 01:27 (two months ago) link

awkward brook is back tonight

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 4 July 2021 01:33 (two months ago) link

Well both teams are playing like shit but I feel like Middleton and Lopez are not having another half like that

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 01:45 (two months ago) link

Seriously why do the Bucks keep doing that thing where they get up 10 then spend the rest of the game jacking up bad 3s. Hawks are playing like garbage put em away

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 01:47 (two months ago) link

I remain a basketball noob, but between this game and and the last Clippers-Suns game, the difference in chemistry and technical ability seems to be night and day.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 4 July 2021 01:53 (two months ago) link

Ok time for Middleton to turn it on

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 01:56 (two months ago) link

Weeeeeeeeeeeew

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:00 (two months ago) link

both teams suddenly draining threes an unexpected development

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:02 (two months ago) link

Never mind take as many 3s as you like boys

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:03 (two months ago) link

It’s so weird how Middleton just suddenly becomes Michael Jordan for a 5 minute stretch

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:05 (two months ago) link

he looks like he's on fire in nba jam when he gets like that... did any of those 23 points in that quarter even touch the rim?

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:23 (two months ago) link

kris quarter

lag∞n, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:23 (two months ago) link

hope giannis will be good for the finals!

Clay, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:25 (two months ago) link

tense and nervous, can't relax

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:25 (two months ago) link

Still not relaxing until the Hawks miss a few

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:29 (two months ago) link

don't play not to lose bucks

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:32 (two months ago) link

Sheesh

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:33 (two months ago) link

Hawks cannot miss right now

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:35 (two months ago) link

it's not fun without a sweat

Clay, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:36 (two months ago) link

Cam Reddish thinks he's Khris Middleton or something, the gall

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:39 (two months ago) link

The hawks have so many good players

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:39 (two months ago) link

Fuuuuck this

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:40 (two months ago) link

Bucks at sea

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:44 (two months ago) link

This is so frustrating all we had to do was keep playing our game

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:44 (two months ago) link

yeah it seemed like a bad sign when coach bud stuck with his rotation at the end of the 3rd q and took out the lineup that was annihilating them

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:45 (two months ago) link

that turnover by middleton was an extremely unforced error, he dribbled into falling out of bounds. pressure getting to em

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:46 (two months ago) link

Hawks just need to miss a few shots

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:47 (two months ago) link

thank the goddamn lord for brook lopez

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:50 (two months ago) link

THERE HE IS

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:51 (two months ago) link

bucks should be thanking the lord that trae young isn't right, hawks made that comeback with him missing a million shots

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:51 (two months ago) link

PJ!!!!!!!

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:53 (two months ago) link

PJ's three can only be described as merciless

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:54 (two months ago) link

Yeah if Trae sat this would’ve been a different game

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:54 (two months ago) link

this series is a good example of the difference between the eastern and western conferences and chris paul never having reached the conference finals until a few years ago

k3vin k., Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:54 (two months ago) link

take a breath folks, you're going to the NBA Finals

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:55 (two months ago) link

Bucks host Suns
Won't you come

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:55 (two months ago) link

I am so excited

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:56 (two months ago) link

now we can all move on to the evening's main event, Animal Kingdom, only on TNT!

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Sunday, 4 July 2021 02:57 (two months ago) link

I know this is a series we were massively favored to win but fuuuuck this is awesome , did it without Giannis too

frogbs, Sunday, 4 July 2021 03:06 (two months ago) link

congrats to the wisonsin deer

call all destroyer, Sunday, 4 July 2021 03:15 (two months ago) link

The heart of this team in getting their heads straight and arresting what looked like an epic collapse

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 4 July 2021 03:16 (two months ago) link

Flirting with an "epic collapse" is hardly the most reassuring evidence of massive "heart".

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Sunday, 4 July 2021 03:19 (two months ago) link

The hawks have so many good players


Gonna be a lot of teams calling this offseason I imagine

Heez, Sunday, 4 July 2021 03:45 (two months ago) link

rip marv don’t let the door hit ya etc

Clay, Sunday, 4 July 2021 04:26 (two months ago) link

Welp, at least by now we've discovered all but one of the teams who are full of losers. Should we have a new Finals thread or just ride with this one?

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Sunday, 4 July 2021 16:39 (two months ago) link


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