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[EC First Round] Boston vs. Chicago

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Apr 12, 2017.

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(1)Boston vs. (8)Chicago

Poll closed Apr 15, 2017.
  1. Celtics in 4

    9.8%
  2. Celtics in 5

    31.7%
  3. Celtics in 6

    43.9%
  4. Celtics in 7

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  5. Bulls in 7

    4.9%
  6. Bulls in 6

    9.8%
  7. Bulls in 5

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  8. Bulls in 4

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  1. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

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    (1)Boston vs. (8)Chicago
    Game 1: Sunday, April 16 Chicago at Boston 5:30pm TNT
    Game 2: Tuesday, April 18 Chicago at Boston 7:00pm TNT
    Game 3: Friday, April 21 Boston at Chicago 6:00pm ESPN
    Game 4: Sunday, April 23 Boston at Chicago 5:30pm TNT
    Game 5* Wednesday, April 26 Chicago at Boston
    Game 6* Friday, April 28 Boston at Chicago
    Game 7* Sunday, April 30 Chicago at Boston
     
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  2. Normalus

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    Chicago has a good enough team to knock out Celtics. I'm pretty confident it's 50/50 & I would tip Bulls to win this series with cash.
     
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  3. francis 4 prez

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    i definitely don't think the celtics are happy it's the bulls. the bulls definitely have the ability to make life miserable for the celtics. but since the bulls usually only show up against lebron or on tnt thursday's, the celtics should ultimately be fine.
     
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    Celtics in 4, Chicago is putrid
     
  6. A_3PO

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    Unless there is a freak injury, there is no way the Bulls can win 4 games and take the series.

    The difference in coaching competency is the biggest of all 8 playoffs series. Hoiberg will be fired the day after the Bulls' season ends. Everyone in the organization knows it.
     
  7. Texanasiafan

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    The Bulls will destroy this Celtics team and advance easily.
     
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    The bulls will recall Michael Jordan and win in 3 games
     
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    Chicago can win, but they need Rondo, Wade, Butler to go super saiyan, of which they are all capable.

    Outside of Rockets/Thunder, this is the series I am most interested in watching. I want the VETS to get NASTY. SHOW ME SOME NASTY!
     
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    Bulls will win 1 or 2 home games on TNT.
     
  11. J.R.

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    Ranking every NBA playoff series by upset potential

    1. Boston Celtics (1) vs. Chicago Bulls (8)

    Could a 1-8 matchup actually have the best chance of what would be just the fifth such upset since the NBA playoffs expanded to 16 teams in 1984?

    The reason my model thinks so starts with the fact that Boston's point differential (plus-2.7 points per game) was the lowest for a No. 1 seed since the 1978-79 Seattle SuperSonics (who went on to win the championship, albeit in a much more balanced league). Only the LA Clippers-Utah Jazz series is closer in terms of point differential. On top of that, the Celtics and Bulls split the season series 2-2.

    The Celtics also have the least playoff experience (5,461 minutes) of any No. 1 seed since the 2004-05 Phoenix Suns. Dwyane Wade alone (6,380 minutes) has more playoff experience than Boston's entire roster, and Chicago has nearly 7,000 more minutes total. In best-of-seven series since 2000, underdogs with an experience edge between 5,000-10,000 minutes have won about 16 percent more series than my model predicted.

    Upset probability: 29 percent
     
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    1 of the best series in the playoffs IMO
     
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    many want this as an upset pick...and it wont happen. Boston is a darn good team, and will get beat by a cohesive team...something the Bulls are not...over in 5.
     
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    Im so upset the Heat missed the playoffs over the damn Bulls.
     
  15. Vivi

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    Boston in 6 for me too, but i kinda hope the Bulls will make the upset
     
  16. Mathrocker

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    Right, but why does it matter what you think?
     
  17. iNoseBleedRed

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    Because your mother keeps texting me at night
     
  18. Mathrocker

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    Lame. You always dissapear and become a coward when I try to have an intelligent debate about how dumb the "right but why does it matter what you think?" comment is. You only ever have the courage to drop these immature one liners.

    You're a coward bro
     
  19. iNoseBleedRed

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    right but why does it matter what you think?
     
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    Because your mom keeps texting him at night
     
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