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2015 NBA Playoff Picture and Some TBT Thoughts


Just a quick NBA Playoff round up plus a couple of memories from last year's playoffs. Move along if sports ain't your thing. LOL!!!

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Last day of the NBA regular season. The eight playoff teams from each conference has been determined and looking at each match-up, I could see some earning potential and possible winning bets. Just a couple of thoughts. Just how bad the Eastern Conference is, the last three teams to secure the playoff spots are teams that have either a 50% winning clip or below 50% winning clip. That bad. In the West, Oklahoma didn't make the play-offs. I'm a believer that this was due to injuries really. Westbrook cannot win all these games by himself and even he was in the shelf for sometime this past season.

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Here's the complete play-off matchups . Nothing really stands out except how tough the Western Conference is. That we already know a couple of years ago. I'm looking to bet on San Antonio to win their series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Over-all, the Spurs team, bench, and coaching is far better than the Clippers. At the East, I'm looking to bet on the underdogs at their first home game in their respective series.

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Last season, the Miami Heat was in the play-offs led by LeBron James. This year, LeBron is in the play-offs but with his Cavs team and the Heat are nowhere to be seen. If memory serves me rigth, Cavs swept the Bobcats in their series. Not even the Great One's presence on the bench of the Bobcats can help the team win. LOL!

I think Cavs can sweep the Celtics but i think Celtics keep the games in this series really close.

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One of the more memorable shots last playoffs was Vince Carter's game winning three for his then Dallas Mavericks. Vince Carter proved that he is still half man half amazing!!! He buried a three-point buzzer beater to give the Mavs a one point win over the Spurs, 109 - 108. This playoffs, Carter is playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and I'm sure the Grizzlies team is praying that Carter shows flashes of brilliance.

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Around the same month last year, UFC 172 happened. The main event was Jon 'Bones' Jones against Glove Teixeira.

Both at that time have undefeated streaks going for them and on paper, this was the biggest challenge for Bones. Bones took care of business and up to this time, continues to dominate the LHW Division of the UFC.


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JohnRoberts wrote on April 16, 2015, 10:49 AM

This is the Clippers worst nightmare. Did you see Doc Rivers immediately complained the playoff structure needs to be changed? It would have been better had the Clips tanked the last game against Phoenix as first round home court was already secured. A match-up against a banged up Memphis is preferable to a certain first round exit to the Spurs. Even with a new owner, the curse of the Clippers continues. Whatever the worst case scenario can be, it always happens to the Clippers no matter how hard they try. I think Doc knows they are doomed against the defending champs peaking at the right time and running on all cylinders. Hell, can the mighty splash brothers and Golden State beat a healthy fearsome San Antonio?

allen0187 wrote on April 17, 2015, 10:35 PM

I think no one inthe West wants to meet the Spurs early on. If the price is right, I might place a bet on the Spurs to win the West.

JohnRoberts wrote on April 17, 2015, 10:48 PM

I don't think you live in LA, so you probably aren't fully aware of how cursed a franchise the Clippers are. It goes beyond former owner Sterling. If it wasn't for bad luck, the Clips wouldn't have any luck at all. They were far better off in the 4 or 5 slot against Portland.

allen0187 wrote on April 17, 2015, 11:42 PM

Not from LA so I'm not aware of the bad luck that this franchise has gotten. Would be interested to read more posts about it JohnRoberts . I do agree that against the Trailblazers, Clippers have a better chance at advancing to the next round.