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[EC Finals] (2)Boston vs. (4)Cleveland

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., May 10, 2018.

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(2)Boston vs. (4)Cleveland

Poll closed May 14, 2018.
  1. Celtics in 4

    7.4%
  2. Celtics in 5

    7.4%
  3. Celtics in 6

    29.8%
  4. Celtics in 7

    9.9%
  5. Cavs in 7

    8.3%
  6. Cavs in 6

    24.8%
  7. Cavs in 5

    9.9%
  8. Cavs in 4

    2.5%
  1. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

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    (2)Boston vs. (4)Cleveland
    Game 1 Cleveland at Boston May 13 2:30pm ABC
    Game 2 Cleveland at Boston May 15 7:30pm ESPN
    Game 3 Boston at Cleveland May 19 7:30pm ESPN
    Game 4 Boston at Cleveland May 21 7:30pm ESPN
    Game 5* Cleveland at Boston May 23 7:30pm ESPN
    Game 6* Boston at Cleveland May 25 7:30pm ESPN
    Game 7* Cleveland at Boston May 27 7:30pm ESPN
     
  2. Chuck04

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    I think missing 2 of their best players will finally hurt the Celtics in this series. Philly couldn't take advantage of it, but no way the Cleveland Lebron's don't.

    Celtics will grab one or two games thanks to Stevens outcoaching Ty Lue, but that will be it I reckon
     
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  3. Swish4fives

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    Celtics in 7. Cavs role players won't be able to pop off this series and they don't have the defense to slow down the Celtics attack. Lebron may be able to carry them but I have a feeling it won't be enough this series. Lebron's reign over the east is coming to an end.
     
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  4. Sidarma

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    You know cavs will be in finals smh
    Narrative written in stone
    Media conspiracy
     
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  5. hakeem94

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    Go C's!
     
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  6. jayhow92

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    I think the Cs will lose, but Brad Stevens has coached his ass off this postseason. He should be COY for sure
     
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  7. YOLO

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    the end of the impressive celtics run. they'll get their reality check playing against lebron in the playoffs
     
  8. Air Langhi

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    None of the Cavs showed up in the 1st round except 23 and they still won.
     
  9. A_3PO

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    It probably won't be as bad as last season, but the Cavs will completely dominate this series. There is no drama.

    Celts offense will be exposed. Their defensive intensity will falter at times because of frustration on offense.
     
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    KingCheetah несортированный
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  11. ghettocheeze

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    I'll take the Celtics in 6.

    Yeah... Bill Belichick's basketball disciple Brad Stevens is that good. He's giving Gregg Popovich a run for his money as the best head coach in the NBA.

    LeBron has put up some herculean efforts in the first two rounds of the playoffs carrying the deadbeat Cavaliers.

    However, Brad Stevens is smarter than Nate McMillan and Dwane Casey who let LeBron run wild all over their defenses. Celtics will clamp down on LeBron and force a guy like JR Smith to beat them. I just don't trust the JRs and the Hoods of the world to beat a well-coached team.

    The combo of Tatum-Rozier-Brown is too much for the Cavaliers backcourt to defend effectively. Plus, Horford is gonna feast on the nonathletic Love.

    These are the same Cavaliers that looked toast in the first round if only Oladipo had the clutch mentality to finish it.

    The Celtics will finish it because they do not rely on a single player to takeover the game. That's the beauty of Stevens system. At any given moment, he's got 3 layers of action going on the court and any one of his players can erupt for a big scoring run.

    This series will SHOCK all the LeBron homers.
     
  12. The_Yoyo

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    I think Cavs in 6. Philly really gave that series away with just some of the worst late game execution I have seen. They are a young team though and that will help them grow and become stronger in the coming season. I dont think Boston beats Philly if they didn't keep making unforced mistakes. The Cavs are not going to make those same sort of mistakes that the Celtics feasted off of. If the role players for the Cavs show up like they did against Toronto this could be over in 5. Right now though I dont think LeBron is going to allow Boston to stop him.
     
  13. Jontro

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    let's see how wondercoach stevens do against the refs.

    is coy a regular season award or do playoffs count?
     
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  14. TheGreat

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    Celtics overachieved.

    They could've lost to both Milwaukee and Philly if both teams executed right.

    Cavs role players going off, should be an easy series for Cleveland.
     
  15. B-Bob

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    Agree. Better defensive team + better coach + legit (non-Canadian) home court is a good combination.

    Lebron is going to start his annual cramping ritual. Believe that.
     
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  16. Rocket River

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    Can never go for the Celtx
    '81 and '86

    Rocket River
    Go Cavs!
     
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    best defense lebron and the cavs have played all playoffs.

    celtics have multiple good defenders they can throw at lebron (tatum, brown, smart) plus brad stevens will have a better defensive gameplan than than the pacers or raptors.

    ty lue vs. brad stevens....looooooooooool ok

    if the cavs role players show up like they did in the raptors series than cavs in 5 but if not, celtics in 6

    either way both these teams would get that work from anybody who comes out of the west.
     
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  18. Jake Tower

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    I picked LeBrons in 6 because of NBA rigging, but you're not wrong.
     
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  19. jayhow92

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    He should still be COY not counting the playoffs with Snyder in 2nd
     
  20. Reeko

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    Cavs in 5
     
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