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[WC First Round] (4)Oklahoma City vs. (5)Utah

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Apr 11, 2018.

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(4)Oklahoma City vs. (5)Utah

Poll closed Apr 14, 2018.
  1. Thunder in 4

    1.6%
  2. Thunder in 5

    1.6%
  3. Thunder in 6

    23.4%
  4. Thunder in 7

    11.7%
  5. Jazz in 7

    16.4%
  6. Jazz in 6

    39.1%
  7. Jazz in 5

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  8. Jazz in 4

    1.6%
  1. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

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    (4)Oklahoma City vs. (5)Utah
    Game 1: Sun. April 15 Utah at Oklahoma City, 5:30 pm, TNT
    Game 2: Wed. April 18 Utah at Oklahoma City, 7:00 pm, NBA TV
    Game 3: Sat. April 21 Oklahoma City at Utah, 9:00 pm, ESPN
    Game 4: Mon. April 23 Oklahoma City at Utah, 9:30 pm TNT
    Game 5* Wed. April 25 Utah at Oklahoma City
    Game 6* Fri. April 27 Oklahoma City at Utah
    Game 7* Sun. April 29 Utah at Oklahoma City
     
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    Wanted to post in first, Jazz could upset the thunder. Lets hope.
     
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  4. YOLO

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    Utah may be lucky to get 1 game
     
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    I could have swore that the thunder were supposed to play the blazers regardless of the blazers and jazz outcome. Sheesh
     
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    OKC may have won the season series 3-1, but all those games were before January. We all know Utah got better late in the season. OKC hasn't seen this version of the Jazz. However, I don't think the NBA is going to let the Thunder lose.

    Thunder are so lucky they missed the Blazers.. pfft.

    Even after OKC's bullsh-t season, they get a home court playoff series.. pfft x 2
     
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    Rockets/Wolves will have more points scored in 5 games than this series will in 7. Should be super ugly.
     
  9. BigMaloe

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    Jazz in 7.

    I expect a lot of ugly basketball this series. Bad offense after bad offense. Meanwhile Utah will have an elite defense that overtakes “star” power.
     
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    The moment might be too much for the Jazz. OKC should take them.
     
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    probably okc in 6. i wanna say 5 but homecourt and snyder should get them an extra game.

    rooting for a 7 game series and the jazz win in quintuple overtime.
     
  12. Clutch

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    OKC, Golden State, Houston all got ideal first-round matchups. Golden State though made out in their bracket.

    But you're right... OKC played all those games before January. The Jazz were struggling, 15-19 after their last game with OKC. Also, Andre Roberson played in all four of those games.

    Still, I think OKC wins this series.
     
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    That's not how the playoffs works unfortunately. Playoffs are about the stars for the most part. Despite their trash season OKC has 3 stars; 3 players that will be better than anyone the Jazz can put on the court.
     
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    Gobert will be the 2nd best player on the court.
    Mitchell is better than melo at this point.
    Utah has a bevy of wing defenders to throw at pg.

    Usually it’s stars that rule but I don’t buy it with okc.
     
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    Now that Westbrook is done with his triple double stat padding, his goal for the season has been achieved. Nothing left to play for.

    Jazz in 6.
     
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    Not sure how rg is the 2nd best player when he needs someone else to get him the ball tonbe effective. Mitchell is about to get a taste of the bright lights in a huge way in okc. It's not going to go well. Okc in no way lacks confidence in themselves. Utah is very much a question mark with there perimeter guys all having 0 experience. There isn't a wing that matches up well with pg13/melo on Utah.

    The fact that most people do not want you to play okc in the 2nd round seem to be finding themselves falsing promoting Utah. Utah is not a real threat in the playoffs
     
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    I think Thunder might pummel them in 4/5 or it goes to 7 where Jazz have a real shot at upset.
     
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    I am looking forward to a terrible series nu westbrook. He is shooting terribly and at the ring gobert is waiting for him.

    I really hope the jazz wil win. Of only they had home court advantage....
     
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    Thunder is a bad match up for the Jazz. I think the key is to shutdown Mitchell and make him play like a rookie. Sticking Paul George will slow him down. Adams can handle Gobert. Hoping this goes 7.
     
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