[WC First Round] LA Clippers vs. Utah

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LA Clippers vs. Utah

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

    1.7%
  2. Clippers in 5

    6.9%
  3. Clippers in 6

    13.8%
  4. Clippers in 7

    29.3%
  5. Jazz in 7

    19.0%
  6. Jazz in 6

    29.3%
  7. Jazz in 5

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  8. Jazz in 4

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  1. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

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    (4)LA Clippers vs. (5)Utah
    Game 1: Saturday, April 15 Utah at LA 9:30pm ESPN
    Game 2: Tuesday, April 18 Utah at LA 9:30pm TNT
    Game 3: Friday, April 21 LA at Utah 9:00pm ESPN2
    Game 4: Sunday, April 23 LA at Utah 8:00pm TNT
    Game 5* Tuesday, April 25 Utah at LA
    Game 6* Friday, April 28 LA at Utah
    Game 7* Sunday, April 30 Utah at LA
     
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  2. tehG l i d e

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    Deandre vs Gobert will be fun
     
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  3. Rocket River

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    Clippers 4-2
    Just based on Experience

    Rocket River
     
  4. Easy

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    Closely contested series. In Game 7, Clippers will have a big lead in first half and ultimately collapse in the 4th quarter. Doc Rivers will be fired. Austin Ricers will be waived.
     
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    I want 7 games, and hopes Utah wins in 6 and embarasses the Clippers to start their offseason early.
     
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  6. RasaqBoi

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    Go Utah! Destroy the clippers.
     
  7. hooroo

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    if jazz can get past the clippers they have a chance at taking out the warriors too.
     
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  8. rocketman12

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    F the clippers. Jazz in 7.

    Really I think it'll be clips in 6. They are playing well right now.
     
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  9. mr. 13 in 33

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    Jordan vs Gobert is gonna be Good to watch
     
  10. theh

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    Lol Clippers will never win anything.
     
  11. arno_ed

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    Go jazz.. wait what did I say....
     
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  12. SamFisher

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    Despiye being the most evenly matched pairing - series offers a unique combination of being low interest and late 1030 EST starts

    Won't watch, in 4-7 games.
     
  13. count_dough-ku

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    Am I the only one rooting for the Clips? If the Jazz flame out in Round 1, that could increase the odds of Hayward bolting for another team(including ours).
     
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  14. Vivi

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    Yup, same here. And even if he eventually goes to Boston (which is what i expect) that may open one more chance for us to go after George since maybe Boston is not going to trade for PG if they get Hayward...again, maybe.

    I'm very torn about this series though, i think it can really go both ways and i wonder if the Clippers are going to make their possible last big choke...i'm still going to give them a little edge here, for one last time lol
     
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  15. FTW Rockets FTW

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    Should be a great series. 4-3 to one of the teams
     
  16. count_dough-ku

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    I just want Hayward to leave the Jazz. If he heads East, so be it. But Utah would be crippled without him. That's one less up-and-coming team to worry about in the West. That would leave only the Warriors and Spurs in our way. Golden State has enough to worry about with their own crop of free agents all looking to get paid(Curry, Durant, Iggy, Livingston). And San Antonio has to replace their aging supporting cast around Kawhi.
     
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  17. daywalker02

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    4-3 Utah but probably 4-3 LA Clips
     
  18. A_3PO

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    A small chance while the Clippers have no chance against the Warriors.

    Therefore, go Jazz.
     
  19. heypartner

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    I agree. but also like @count_dough-ku's strategy of rooting for a disgruntled Haywood to happen if Utah gets bounced easily in the 1st round.
     
  20. J.R.

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    Ranking every NBA playoff series by upset potential

    2. LA Clippers (4) vs. Utah Jazz (5)
    In terms of team ability, Clippers-Jazz is easily this year's closest first-round series. Home-court advantage between the two teams was decided by tiebreaker, and they posted similar point differentials (plus-4.3 for the Clippers, plus-3.9 for the Jazz) as well as identical records.

    Nonetheless, the Clippers are healthy favorites. Home-court advantage is big -- even when the favorite has an edge in point differential between 0 and 0.5 points per game, like this season's Clippers, they've won best-of-seven series 63 percent of the time since 2000. And since head-to-head performance has been an important indicator, and the Clippers won the season series 3-1, which pushes their chances of winning even higher.

    Upset probability: 26 percent
     
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