Len's 2 Games In Playoff Primer (NBA Playoff Dealie)
San Antonio/AAU Memphis
- Memphis figured out a way to eek out Game 1 after RJ bricked a wide open 3 to tie it. We'll see if AAU Memphis is high off its own supply when they tip for Game 2. AAU Memphis showed some serious backbone by losing their last game to ensure they got the Spurs and honestly...they're fucking with the principal that don't like students.
Spurs in 5.
Thundercats/Rich & Creamys
- The Thundercats are really, really good. They're the team I look at and see running the West for a long time to come, especially once the Spurs & Lakers go by the wayside. I'd even wager to say they can make a powerful statement that the future is now if they can send both of those bluebloods home for an earlier than expected Spring Break. Sadly for Denver, you gotta have an Alpha Dog at this time of the year to survive. The "All For One, One For All" thing doesn't work out so well and Denver simply cannot run with OKC in this series.
Thunder in 6, feasibly 7.
- So the Hornets stung Kobe in Game 1. I'm frightened for them in Game 2. Either Kobe wakes up and puts the Bee Boys at the bottom of his sneaker on his way to New Orleans or they're gonna have to really do a spin job as we wait for Game 3. I'm not seeing the Lake Show getting victimized by CP3 again, so let's keep it simple here.
Lake Show in 5. Lakers be Redd Foxx, Hornets are that Big Dummy.
Team Dirk/Rip City
- So far, Dallas has held serve at home. Portland's a seriously tough place to play a playoff game if you're not in Rip City colors. I like Portland getting back in this series at home, but this is where homecourt comes into play. Unless you can get a game on your opponent's home floor and you don't have homecourt advantage, get where I'm going here? This could feasibly end in a sweep if McMillan can't get the right buttons pressed to stem this Blue Mav Rush or it could go the distance.
I'll bank on it going the distance and here's a shocker...
Dallas in 7.
- Usually I don't like 3 on 5 odds, but when it's Miami's Two & A Half Men against Philly's Ph-ive...Miami's got the edge. If Miami doesn't sweep this squad...you fill in the rest.
- If Derrick Rose isn't your undisputed MVP...you're either LeBron's mom or you haven't watched a lick of basketball.
Chicago in 5, I see the Pacers getting one at home. (If Rose goes in here and shuts it down...whoa.)
- I'll attribute Game 1 to the car needing to be warmed up and Atlanta pounced. Game 2 seems about right for what I believe this series to be. Atlanta has no one to stop Dwight Howard and is it just me, or is it with each passing game his offensive repetoire seems more "Dream-ish"? Working with Olajuwon has helped him, Orlando's probably the only team that's feasibly stopping Chicago from reaching the Finals again. Seriously.
Orlando in 6.
- Same Script, Different Cast definitely sums up the first two in Boston, cause the result was the same. Boston pulls victory from the jaws of defeat, New York...wow. Game 1, Carmelo takes a three from the Turnpike...then in Game 2 Jared Jeffries gives up the winning bucket then gives away the turnover that seals it. My Boy Melo, was lights out. But if Amare's health isn't up to snuff and they can't get Billups back, this ends in NY over the weekend in a sweep. Which most likely means the end of Basketball's Mad Scientist, because New Yorkers aren't paying to see the Knicks be a first round out in the Spring.
Going home could swing this back to Boston, but I remain set on the notion that the C's gave up the piece that would've gotten them back to the Finals. They can get by New York and Miami without Perk in the middle. Orlando or Chicago...not so much. Rare you see a team shut the window on itself the way Boston has.
Celts in 5.