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Most ideal playoff matchup for the first round?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by htwnbandit, Jan 24, 2015.

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Best playoff matchup for the team?

  1. Memphis

    11 vote(s)
    4.6%
  2. Portland

    50 vote(s)
    20.9%
  3. Los Angeles

    16 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. Dallas

    109 vote(s)
    45.6%
  5. San Antonio

    45 vote(s)
    18.8%
  6. Oklahoma City

    8 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. htwnbandit

    htwnbandit Member

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    Self explanatory, what is the most ideal playoff matchup for the team in the first round?
     
  2. Obito

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    Suns, Spurs, Mavs in that order.
     
  3. htwnbandit

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    ^That was quick, I didn't even finish the poll! Haha Phoenix is least likely as they will stay the 8th seed or miss altogether, and I highly doubt we'll overtake Golden State.
     
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    Blazers if Aldridge ends up needing surgery after all.

    I still want REVENGE :mad:
     
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    We're not getting Phoenix in Round 1 since we're not finishing first in the West. So I'll pick Portland. I know they beat us last year, but they're still a good matchup for us. After them, I prefer to face the Mavs and Grizzlies.
     
  6. htwnbandit

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    I really feel OKC and Dallas are too dangerous, as awesome it'd be to beat them in a playoff series.
     
  7. bluffkin

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    I'm confident that with a healthy Dwight and MVP Harden we can beat the following teams in a 7 game series:

    Portland
    Memphis
    Phoenix
    Dallas
    San Antonio

    Stay away from OKC, LAC, and the Warriors(yeah I can see us being pushed down to 8th if Dwight doesn't come back healthy).

    If I could chose it would be the Mavs they have no depth and that is a huge factor in the playoffs.
     
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    Washington Generals.
     
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    The only team I see us beating in a 7 game series out of the West playoff teams is the Spurs and Suns. Everybody else gives us matchup problems.
     
  10. JoeBarelyCares

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    Global Select.
     
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    I don't see us beating any of those teams except maybe Dallas...and we know how good of a coach Carlisle in the post season.
     
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    Warriors ...we played them 4x...MCHale figured how to beat them
     
  13. heypartner

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    GSW

    Let's Do This!!!!

    Leeeeroy .jjjJenkins!

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LkCNJRfSZBU?start=74" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    stick to the plan!
     
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    Playing Dallas scares the **** out of me and it would be so embarrassing to lose to them, but they are the best option, and it's not even close.

    ****.
     
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    Really doesn't matter. You will have to face several tough team in the playoffs if you want to make a run at the championship. Just have to hope and pray that the Rockets get their stuff together by playoff time. This team is not going to be the same come late April.... They will be either a 1st round exit or deep playoff run team. The way they are playing they will be a first round exit. But I believe they will be at least in the WCF. Harden will get better, Dwight will be healthy and will turn it on in the playoffs, and Ariza and the bench will get their grove back by then. You will have T. Jones back by then as well
     
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    Wouldn't it be just awesome to overcome that perception and shove it down their throats?

    There is no team I'd rather knock out of the first round than them. In fact my ultimate 'Revenge' bracket would be like:
    First round send the Mavs home.
    Second round send the Blazers home.
    Third round send the Warriors home.
    Finally send the Heat home.

    Covers the biggest rival(IMO), the last second 3, the sweep and the flake.
     
  17. J Sizzle

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    Honestly...

    I think Portland would be ideal.
     
  18. Mr. Clutch

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    Doc Rivers is making some bad moves for the Clippers
     
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    does anyone else feel like the rockets probably would get bounced in the first round by any of those teams? Only one I feel in my heart would be 50/50 is dallas, the rest of them I almost would say 75% we would lose. I wish I had more confidence in this team but I don't.
     
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    The only three we can beat are Mavs, Grizz, and Portland.


    LAC, GSW, Spurs, Thunder just ain't happening
     

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