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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

    0 vote(s)
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  8. Bulls in 4

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  1. DreamShook

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    I don't know about that. when you see the leader of the team crying on the bench I would assume you start to wonder about the stability of the system. Don't you think they would lose confidence in IT because he is dealing with such a tragic event? I do.
     
  2. vtjsr2

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    so playoff rondo is a thing?
     
  3. FTW Rockets FTW

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    Boston are just another team built for the regular season. You need a superstar to make noise in the playoffs. Unfortunately, Isiah Thomas is not a superstar, an all star yes but not a superstar

    Bulls have Butler.
     
  4. Vivi

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    Well, Thomas still played a great season tbh, they have Horford, Stevens and some very good defenders on the backcourt, they lack size and experience (and yeah, a true star), but in the regular season you can overcome some weaknesses playing hard and as a team. We basically did the same thing two years ago.
     
  5. zeeshan2

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    Al Horford is such a softball that I forgot he even plays for the Celtics.

    One of those Max players that eats up your cap space but actually holds your team back if you are trying to win a ring.
     
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  7. Vivi

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    He should've listen to his father and come here, now i just hope we can somehow stole them Hayward or George.
     
  8. count_dough-ku

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    Why couldn't they rally under these circumstances?
     
  9. J.R.

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  10. DreamShook

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    Good question. I guess this isn't one of the those movies.
     
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  11. pgabriel

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    Bad match up. Butler cancels Thomas. Boston should be applauded for their regular season but they are simply not a real 1 seed.

    Unfortunately their over achieving could lead to one of the biggest disappointments in league histor
     
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    How much of this is the Bulls being, actually, a good team? Butler is great, Wade looks like Heat Wade (LeBron era, not quite '06 era) and Rondo looks like Celtics Rondo. Add to that mix Lopez, a solid defender, and you've got a solid core, surrounded by the "others."

    I mean, it's embarrassing for Boston to be losing as a 1 seed, but I feel like everyone is completely discounting the Bulls.
     
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    Horford is softer than Ryno, who would've thought?
     
  15. rocketman12

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    I like Brad Stevens but if he is bounced in round 1, he kinda has to be trending from great to the overrated head coach column.
     
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    In hindsight, Rhyno's aren't soft in general. [​IMG]
     
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    IT is king of the 4th and an offensive superstar, plus the rest of the east has left a lot to be desired.
     
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  18. Zboy

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    Everyone on the Bulls gets a Tommy point tonight,
     
  19. apollo33

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    At least ryno grabbed 12 boards over OKC for us while bricking. I didn't even know horford played in the series
     
  20. Jayzers_100

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    kind of poetic justice that the guy they didn't pull the trigger on (Jimmy Butler) is torching them. Supposedly could've had him for the likes of Crowder, AB, and a pick? You make that trade every time. Playoff success is hinged on star talent and the move wouldn't have even crippled them down the line
     
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