Discussion in 'Detroit Pistons General Discussion' started by Dlev59, Apr 17, 2008.
pistons and suns
I know you are suppose to pick now, but the only team I see completing a first round sweep is the Celtics. The other three series in the east will probaly all go at least 5-6 games. One of the top six teams in the league will be gone after the first round after the Suns and Spurs meet.
The Hornets would have been better served playing the Nuggets, but blew that oportunity by losing to the same team they will open with. I think the Lakers would have had a harder time with the Mavs than Denver, since Dallas would have at least played some D...now it will be a 130-125 games with most of the Nuggets fouling out in the end per Sterns's directive so the Lakers can out last them.
We can probably choose three of the final four right now, the but that 4th one is up in the air.
How pissed would this forum be if Philly stretches the Pistons to 7? I hope Sheed and co. aren't "bored" with first-round matchups.
I voted Lakers vs. Pistons at ESPN.
Pistons vs Spurs
...I'm such a homer.
This is the fun part about this team. They could probably sweep Philly if they put their mind to it, but they could also get "bored" and extend the series unnecessarily.
I'd like to see Pistons vs. Hornets.
But then we'd be harrassed by the media telling everyone that it is the lowest rated Finals in history and the NBA needs to change the rules to prevent things like this from ever happening again.
2nd choice would be Pistons vs. Spurs, and have us completely demolish them to end their reign. Next year Bonner would be a starter.
It couldn't be worse than last year's ratings.
On the Detroit Pistons website, at least 4% of the fans voted that the Sixers would actually win the series
Must be Philly trolls. :nerd2:
A win is a win no matter who watches it, still goes in the record books.. I'm OK with playing the Spurs and Hornets cause I think we can beat them and beating. I must admit though I skeptical about playing the Lakers because if we lose I would have to put up with it for a whole year....and just don't trust our psyche in playing the Jazz especially since they have those 3 middle games at home...
These people must think that AA isn't going to be in the rotation.
No other explanation...
Currently 36% of the vote at the Sixers website has the Pistons winning the series...
I'm gonna go with BOS vs SA or BOS vs PHX.
I think Shaq is going to make a big difference for PHX when the game slows down. SA can get back if their injuries don't make it too difficult. The only way I see Kobe getting back to the dance is if he's gets the D Wade express all post season long.
Don`t think the Pistons can take out the Celtics huh Low?
As far as Kobe getting the D-Wade Express - I can hear Stern yelling as I type this..................ALL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!
Im doing mine like the NCAA tourney:
BOSTON LOS ANGELES
ORLANDO SAN ANTONIO
DETROIT SAN ANTONIO
DETROIT SAN ANTONIO
I think the Pistons have a better chance of winning it this year than most give them credit for. Starters mins have been down, we have a bench which means plenty of weapons to throw at Boston. But 1st we have to get past Philly and Orlando.
Get past Boston and the West just does not have that one great team anymore.
I am not too worried about the Sixers. They just don't have the frontcourt to compete with us. And Milller/Green vs out guards should definetly go our way ( even if Afflalo does not play much ). Even if Igodala tourches Prince it will still not be enough for them.
And I can see Orlando falling apart against the Pistons. They don't have enough of a backcourt to keep up.
I truly believe that the Pistons have the talent to win it all. They are that good and very deep. But at some point they will be tested and will look to Flip for leadership. He will simply send his starters back out there and fail to make the necessary adjustments. End of season...again. I hope I am wrong on this.
I also strongly sense that AMIR JOHNSON will no longer be a secret when these playoffs are over. He will have at least one breakout game that will draw the attention of the entire league, and he may even affect an entire series or more.
Good luck Pistons!
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