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[WC First Round] (2)Phoenix vs. (7)LA Lakers

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., May 21, 2021.

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Suns vs. Lakers

Poll closed May 23, 2021.
  1. Suns in 4

    2.5%
  2. Suns in 5

    5.0%
  3. Suns in 6

    15.0%
  4. Suns in 7

    25.0%
  5. Lakers in 7

    15.0%
  6. Lakers in 6

    27.5%
  7. Lakers in 5

    7.5%
  8. Lakers in 4

    2.5%
  1. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

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    Suns vs. Lakers
    Game 1: Sunday, May 23 Lakers at Suns 2:30pm ABC
    Game 2: Tuesday, May 25 Lakers at Suns 9:00pm TNT
    Game 3: Thursday, May 27 Suns at Lakers 9:00pm TNT
    Game 4: Sunday, May 30 Suns at Lakers 2:30pm ABC
    Game 5* Tuesday, June 1 Lakers at Suns
    Game 6* Thursday, June 3 Suns at Lakers
    Game 7* Saturday, June 5 Lakers at Suns



    *All Times Central
     
  2. JayGoogle

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    Unfortunately for CP3 who has the worst luck of any all-time great player I think the Lakers probably start to really click game 2-3 and then it'll be over for the Suns, Lakers in 6.
     
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  3. red5rocket

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    CP3 leads the "upset" in 7
     
  4. BeBreezy

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    Hope this series is ugly and entertaining, especially for CP and LBJ. This is the first time the superstar besties have faced each other in the post season. I'm taking Suns in 7
     
  5. napalm06

    napalm06 Fertitta-McNair School of Management
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    Lakers in 7 is what my brain says. My heart really really wants the Suns to win. Cmon Suns. They're the team I'm rooting for with the Rox out. Lots of evil that someone needs to banish in the Lakers and Jazz and they may be the best hope.
     
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  6. don grahamleone

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    AD and LeBron don't look like themselves. I think this is the onset of LeBron's sunset tour. Suns in 7 games.
     
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  7. xaos

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    My thoughts exactly
     
  8. jerryclark

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    Idk why I feel like the suns might win!
     
  9. rpr52121

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    Just have a feeling that the Suns shock the world.

    Think of it this way, what 2 seed has less expectations in recent memory. Part of issue of playoffs being different is the pressure or gravity of the situation. Part now they are baby underdogs against a still gelling Lakers team. For a lot of media/general fans winning 1 game is good enough and 2 in the series is a successful season

    Part of this is that I just dont trust AD right now, and he has to be the galvanizing force he never wants to be with a banged up Lebron.

    But longer series goes, more it tilts towards the Lakers.
     
  10. MettaWorldPete

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    I still haven’t seen anything that suggests to me that the Lakers are beatable in a 7 game series playing “small ball” w Davis as the 5. Would love to be wrong.
     
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  11. JumpMan

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    The Suns will take a series lead and CP3 will come up with an injury.
     
  12. ashleyem

    ashleyem Team Green
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    Maybe I am still salty, I don’t want CP3 to win.
     
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    Just read Lebron violated health and safety protocols.. I wonder if the NBA will treat him like Levert?
     
  14. ElPigto

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    I would be surprised if the league were consistent with its own rules in regards to James. I am sure he will bully Silver into not putting him in health and safety protocol for 10-14 days.
     
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    If I am the Warriors, I am pretty pissed about this. If Silver has the balls, he disqualifies the LA Lakers from the playoffs and replaces them with the Warriors since they were playing with a player that wasn't suppose to play. LeBron literally made the game winner and he should not have been there at the last game.

    https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/...tending-promotional-tequila-event-per-report/
     
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    I worry about the scoring from this Suns team outside of Booker and CP. Ayton will be a huge X-factor. Not only will he be tasked with covering AD but they’ll need 14-18 out of him in those games as well.
     
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    Lebron violated COVID protocol. Let’s see if the NBA remains consistent
     
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    Silver is a bitch if he does nothing. Lebron is old and will be out of the league soon. Time to find another cash cow.
     
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    "Nature of even didn't rise to a threat level of virus spread."

    Wow, that's so convenient.

    If anyone thought LeBron was going to miss any games, that's on you. Now that Curry is out, the NBA can't have LeBron also losing games and costing revenue from eyeballs not glued to the TV.
     

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