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Old 05-16-21, 11:07 PM
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2021 NBA Playoffs (and Play-In Tournament) Thread

Field is set. Play-in Tournament starts Wednesday 5/19/21


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Re: 2021 NBA Playoffs (and Play-In Tournament) Thread

I don't really follow the NBA but after the play in rounds will they be the usual playoff games of a "Best of 5" or "Best of 7" series?
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Best of 7.
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Yeah, 2003 was the last time the first round was best of 5 instead of the now normal 7. I'd be all for first round best of 5 again, though.
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Re: 2021 NBA Playoffs (and Play-In Tournament) Thread

Best of seven for the first round is two games too long. Except for the obvious reason, $, there's no need for a best of seven opening round.
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Re: 2021 NBA Playoffs (and Play-In Tournament) Thread

Originally Posted by Sonny Corinthos View Post
Best of seven for the first round is two games too long. Except for the obvious reason, $, there's no need for a best of seven opening round.
It was done after a couple of 8s beat 1s. Less chance for an upset in a seven game series.
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This is shaping up to be a fun playoffs, and despite what the players are saying, I really like the play-in tournament.
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As a diehard basketball fan, I've got no issue with a 7 game series in the first round. More basketball.
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0 View Post
This is shaping up to be a fun playoffs, and despite what the players are saying, I really like the play-in tournament.
I was a little skeptical until we got to the second half of the season, when all the playoff positioning started becoming an issue, and now I'm sold on it.
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It was done after a couple of 8s beat 1s. Less chance for an upset in a seven game series.
As much as I hated the Dikembe Mutombo series, I think the seven-game opening series are too long.
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Are these play-in games counted for career stats and records as playoff games? I assume they are.
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I bet itíll be eons before a 9/10 seed wins the play-in and a series.
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Originally Posted by davidlynchfan View Post
I bet itíll be eons before a 9/10 seed wins the play-in and a series.
It makes it a bit harder for the 7/8 as well, which is why I was initially thinking it would be nice to go back to best of 5 for round 1.
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Originally Posted by davidlynchfan View Post
I bet itíll be eons before a 9/10 seed wins the play-in and a series.
IDK...even this year Memphis could (big could) upset Utah without Mitchell if they make it through.
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It's only the play in game but I have to hand it to Tatum and Kemba, they showed up (and Kemba when he's played has been on a tear lately). They're going to get destroyed if the Nets are anywhere near healthy but great effort tonight.
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If Brown hadn't gotten hurt, they would have had a chance against the Nets (assuming they played like they can and not like they have for much of the season). Without him, they have no chance.
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If Brown hadn't gotten hurt, they would have had a chance against the Nets (assuming they played like they can and not like they have for much of the season). Without him, they have no chance.
Don't you bring that reverse jinx stuff in here!
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Pretty pleased that the Celtics won the play-in game after Washington was favored on the road. Their defense is going to get torched by the Nets, but that’s the way it goes. And I’m not bothered that the Nets have passed the Celtics after the big trade. That’s what happens when superstars want to play together, and I’m not going to lose any sleep over it.

I’m annoyed by Kyrie and how his departure blew up Boston’s plan. I’d be fine if he never won another ring, but I don’t hate the guy. A lot of my feelings about the old OKC guys are left over from the Sonics-OKC fiasco. I still have good memories of Durant. I really don’t like Westbrook, but I don’t like ball dominators in general. Harden doesn’t really have the OKC stink for me—if anything I might smirk a little because they gave him up—but I can’t say I’m a fan either though I respect his talent.

So I guess my list is similar to LurkerDan’s. I’d rather not have PHI, LAL, or the Nets win it, but anyone else is probably fine. I’m not a MIL fan, but it’d be cool for that franchise’s fans.

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Ha, I didn't realize there was so much PHI hate. Considering they haven't won anything in such a long time, is it more just historical hate, or because of the Process, or annoyance at Embiid?
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Ha, I didn't realize there was so much PHI hate. Considering they haven't won anything in such a long time, is it more just historical hate, or because of the Process, or annoyance at Embiid?
It’s mostly historical for me, though I also find Embiid and Simmons annoying and wouldn’t mind if their incompatibility kept them from ever winning a title together.
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Ha, I didn't realize there was so much PHI hate. Considering they haven't won anything in such a long time, is it more just historical hate, or because of the Process, or annoyance at Embiid?
you do know I'm a Celtics fan, right?
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Lakers are playing extremely tentative right now and aren’t shooting very good, but they are still in it.
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Still 4 minutes left in first half, but so far AD is 1 for 9 shooting, Lebron is 1 for 7 and Schroder at 0 for 7. Steph Curry has also done essentially nothing up to now.
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With how horrible the Lakers are shooting they should be down 20.

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