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Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Gunny, Mar 24, 2009.

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  1. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

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    How could you include Houston and not Orlando? Houston have done nothing to suggest they can get past the first round.
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  2. Pjames32

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    Only if they're playing the Lakers in Portland.

    LA hasn't won their since '05 :irked:
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  3. Pjames32

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    He's a Rockets fan lol
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  4. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

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    The problem with Orlando is they look more like the Seattle Supersonics ( Kemp) and the Suns (Stoudamire ) who never had a goto player, or a goto move. Great teams, fun, exciting, but they have no way to close a series. Same thing happened to Dirk. Yao at least has some goto moves and can get to the line. The Magic seem to be missing that element. So when it comes down to crunch time can they get to the line, do they have a goto shot. I don't see it. The ROckets have really bolstered their offensive firepower with Artest, Scola, Brooks and Landry, and getting rid of Rafer and Hayes. So while a perennial 1st round exit, you can really see how improved they are by the 22 game win streak last year, and the 13 game streak this year. They have more firepower and more fastbreaks to go with their strong D than ever before. When hayes was on the court we had to play 4 on 5 on offense. But that is no longer an issue with Scola and Landry.

    Plus, I'm a rocket fan.
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  5. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Yes! Someone to side with my bias views of the Lakers!
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  6. Pjames32

    Pjames32 Starter

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    Haha I'm as biased as they come.
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  7. BigRed3

    BigRed3 Straight Cash, Homey

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  8. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

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    Dallas has a similar problem to me. Dirk is almost great, but no goto moves. Posting him is almost like a mistake because he just doesn't do well in the post. But everyone knows it, that is the only way Dallas could win a championshiop. What Dallas needs to do is make Dirk a wingman. Because he'd kill in that role. They need another player who can score at will. Those players are few and far between, but they do exist. The one thing they had was a fast backcourt too. But even that seems to have slowed. I would not want Dallas in the first round, as they have a talent, but they are clearly a shell of themselves.
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  9. jessestylex

    jessestylex DeadGirlsCantSayNo

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    i want King James to get a Ring.
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  10. Jazzy Titan

    Jazzy Titan yum yum eat em up

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    Please intrigue me to how exactly you own Utah? You beat us without Boozer, Millsap, Memo 1st game and it took you 2 overtimes and the 2nd time You beat us without Boozer. Last time I checked you came to utah twice and lost both games. You can be happy for your rockets all you want but you dont want utah in the 1st again. If the 3's arent falling for you, your not beating Utah, especially if Fesenko plays any minutes on yao.
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