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[WC First Round] Golden State vs. Portland

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

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(1)Golden State vs. (8)Portland

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

    52.9%
  2. Warriors in 5

    29.4%
  3. Warriors in 6

    5.9%
  4. Warriors in 7

    2.0%
  5. Blazers in 7

    2.0%
  6. Blazers in 6

    5.9%
  7. Blazers in 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Blazers in 4

    2.0%
  1. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

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    (1)Golden State vs. (8)Portland
    Game 1: Sunday, April 16 Portland at Golden State 2:30pm ABC
    Game 2: Wednesday, April 19 Portland at Golden State 9:30pm TNT
    Game 3: Saturday, April 22 Golden State at Portland 9:30pm ESPN
    Game 4: Monday, April 24 Golden State at Portland 9:30pm TNT
    Game 5* Wednesday, April 26 Portland at Golden State
    Game 6* Friday, April 28 Golden State at Portland
    Game 7* Sunday, April 30 Portland at Golden State
     
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  2. Rocket River

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    This is about the only sweep I am predicting.

    Rocket River
     
  3. Lightsnowaction

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    I give the Blazers one game. But ultimately, I am looking forward to watching Portland and possibly having NurkicFever.
     
  4. RasaqBoi

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    Blazers in 6 -- Damian Lillard

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    other than the height difference from the 1&2 spot the blazers match up well with the warriors..... don't think they are going to win but this series should be fun....warriors in 6
     
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  6. rocketman12

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    Warriors in 5. Nurkic and Draymond will be yelling and pointing at each other.
     
  7. PeppermintCandy

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    An easy matchup for GSW, possibly a sweep. It's unfair that they won't get tested, but them's the perks for having the best record.
     
  8. J.R.

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    Playing every third day for the first three games. How very convenient!
     
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    If Nurkic is available, I think the Blazers could steal a game. Maybe 2. But this would be the upset of the century if the Warriors lost.
     
  10. Vivi

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    Yeah, if the Blazers catch fire they can win one game imo but that's it i think, seems like this is the only free matchup of the first round.
     
  11. FTW Rockets FTW

    FTW Rockets FTW Say NO to Eggball, Say NO to JJ FATT
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    Blazers sweep the Warriors
     
  12. J.R.

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    Ranking every NBA playoff series by upset potential

    8. Golden State Warriors (1) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (8)
    While the East's 1-8 series might be close, the Blazers would need a historic upset to beat the Warriors, who posted the fourth-best differential in NBA history (plus-11.6 ppg). Golden State also swept four head-to-head matchups against Portland, though all four games came before the Blazers added Jusuf Nurkic in a February trade.

    Portland was far better with Nurkic, who missed the team's final seven games of the regular season with a non-displaced fracture of his right fibula and is expected to be reevaluated prior to the start of the playoffs. In Nurkic's 19 starts, the Blazers went 14-5 with a plus-5.3 differential.

    Upset probability:
     
  13. sugrlndkid

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    If Nurkic plays...maybe Portland gets one game, but the Warriors are gonna make very quick work of Portland.
     
  14. kevC

    kevC To the moon!
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    I wish Denver made it instead. Would have been interesting to see what Jokic can do against the Warriors.
     
  15. khanhdum

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    i voted for lillard 4-2 blazers
     
  16. EightDoobies

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    Warriors in 5
     
  17. PyroTex

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    I say Warriors in 5. But wouldn't it be freakin great if there was a huge Blaze & the Warriors ended up on a funeral pyre;)
    Was GS the last 8 seed to beat a 1 seed?
     
  18. rocketman12

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    Fake conspiracy theory with no research bc it might disprove your theory. The wizards/hawks series is the same exact way. If anything this helps the blazers. They need a healthy Nurkic for any chance.
     
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  19. Asian Sensation

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    How so?

    I would think this helps the Blazers more than the Warriors.
     
  20. J.R.

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    Yes, the NBA gave the Blazers 2 days off between games to get Nurkic healthy. :D

    #1 seed, top team in the league, expected to play deep into June, trying to bring Durant back - every day off counts!

    My conspiracy was already debunked as someone else pointed out Wizards/Hawks got a similar schedule in the east (which I hadn't realized when I made the post).
     
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