Who will be in the Finals?

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  1. Dlev59

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    Finally, the playoffs are about to begin, as CB said the other day, I concur. It`s time to make your predictions before the first game tips off on Saturday. I just completed my brackets on NBA.COM for the NBA Playoffs and I am going with.............................................................


    LA Lakers VS. Detroit Pistons
    In the Finals!!!!!!! I think that should make Stern happy. No Lebron or Shaq, but Kobe ought to make them somewhat giddy. Oh yeah, the Pistons win it in 7 games!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Celtics vs. Lakers would make Stern even happier. KG vs. Kobe. Very marketable.

    Utah vs. Boston is my pick.
     
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    I will go with LA and Detroit.

    How about Phoenix, G.Hill signs there thinking he will finally make it out of the 1st round and they end up drawing the 6th seed against the defending champs who are at no 3.
     
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    If Utah had HCA I would pick them to win it all!! Great team at home, terrible on the road.


    Negative. I pick the Spurs to oust the Suns, in the first round.
     
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    I'm with Dlev. Utah is mediocre at best on the road. Unless they have a total rebirth on the road, they are going down in the first round. Houston in 6. Don't forget, Utah is the 4 seed, but Houston has the better record, so they have HCA.
     
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    I notice nobody is commenting on my Boston pick. :)
     
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    Because it's a good one.

    I think Boston for sure & I'll pick the Lakers as the opponent...
     
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    Looks like Pistons - LA Lakers to me. Although I wouldn't count Boston and Spurs out.
     
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    It will take high-intensity basketball for Detroit to beat Boston in the ECF. Rivers will win the coaching matchup fo sho.
     
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    Pistons versus Spurs...
     
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    Has Rivers ever coached in the playoffs before?
     
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    I believe he did. He won Coach of the Year before, didn`t he?
     
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    Wouldn't take much for a less-experienced coach to outcoach Flip. Saw it happen last postseason with Urkle Sr.
     
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    Yes but his team did not make the playoffs that year. I don't think he has been. Amazing how Saunders has slipped in here to assume that a coach with no playoffs experience will out-coach him.
     
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    He's coached 4 teams to the playoffs, never made it out of the first round... all with orlando, including the 3-1 lead that they lost to our pistons

    8-14 in the playoffs.... this is the first real good team he's taken to the playoffs, but I've always thought he's an overated coach. I think alot of credit for this year besides his big 3 has to go to the new assistant that is in charge of the defense.

    his record of coaching... Doc Rivers Coaching Record - Basketball-Reference.com
     
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    Who will be in the finals? That's easy. The Eastern Conference Champ vs The Western Conference Champ.

    That's a guarantee. You can put that on the front page, the back page, whatever.;)
     
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    I'll say Celtics vs. Spurs.
     
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    Oh yea thats right. For some reason I thought he was fired before then but it was during their lottery season when they got the 1st pick when it happened.
     
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    Joe is now in the mix, so Flip has some help. We'll see what happens in the games though.
     

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