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IceMan2 06-10-2007 08:28 PM

The 80s Team Tournament
First there was the 90s Tournament. The 1996 Bulls won that one

And now here comes the 80s tournament

I am using the Simulator.It simulates matchups of teams past and present, VERY accurate, and even has a boxscore so I'll tell you how the key players played.

Whos in it? 16 Teams...Best out of 7 like the playoffs would be

Teams are seeded by

1. Champions 1st
2. Finals Losers 2nd
3. Farthest into playoffs 3rd

And those 3 are broken up by records...And only 1 francise per decade

The Teams from the East:

1. 86 Celtics
2. 83 76ers
3. 89 Pistons
4. 86 Bucks
5. 89 Bulls
6. 86 Hawks
7. 84 Knicks
8. 84 Bullets

The Teams from the West: (seedings)

1. 87 Lakers
2. 86 Rockets
3. 80 Sonics
4. 88 Mavericks
5. 85 Nuggets
6. 82 Spurs
7. 89 Suns
8. 88 Jazz

I'll post ALL game results in ISH.

Any Questions?

1st Round Series analysis coming up next

EuJazz 06-10-2007 08:30 PM

Re: The 80s Team Tournament
I'll have to say the '86 Celtics take it, although obviously I'd enjoy an '88 Jazz victory.

IceMan2 06-10-2007 08:32 PM

Re: The 80s Team Tournament
East is loaded.
86 Celtics, 83 Sixers, and 89 Pistons are considred one of the greatest ever. West is weak besides for 87 Lakers. They should easily get to the Finals

hippos 06-10-2007 08:37 PM

Re: The 80s Team Tournament
2000 Spartans beat 2001 Blue Devils 89-73. Mopete with 27. Just thought you all should know. lol

LakerWarrior12 06-10-2007 08:53 PM

Re: The 80s Team Tournament

Originally Posted by hippos
2000 Spartans beat 2001 Blue Devils 89-73. Mopete with 27. Just thought you all should know. lol


IceMan2 06-10-2007 08:55 PM

Re: The 80s Team Tournament
Quick summary of what teams we are talking about:

1. 86 Celtics- The Best Celtic Team
2. 83 76ers- Moses/Erving's super good Sixer Team
3. 89 Pistons- The Bad Boys at their best
4. 86 Bucks- For those who remember, the Bucks when they were really good
5. 89 Bulls- Jordan's Bulls at his best in the 80s
6. 86 Hawks- Dominique's Hawks with their best in the 80s
7. 84 Knicks- The King's Knicks at their best
8. 84 Bullets- They suck. finished 35-47

1. 87 Lakers- The Lakers at their best
2. 86 Rockets- Younk Hakeem's Rockets
3. 80 Sonics- The defending champions of year before Sonics
4. 88 Mavericks- Late Mavs were pretty good
5. 85 Nuggets- Nuggets solid team
6. 82 Spurs- The ICEMAN's Spurs
7. 89 Suns- KJ/Chamber's Suns
8. 88 Jazz- Stockton/Malone's early Jazz

IceMan2 06-10-2007 09:15 PM

Re: The 80s Team Tournament
1st Round Matchups

Best out of 7


86 Celtics vs. 84 Bullets
- Maybe the easiest 1st round matchup to pick. The Celtics finished 67-15 that year. The best record in the 80s. The Bullets finished 35-47 that year. The worst record in the tournament. The Celtics were loaded to the max this year. Bird, DJ, Ainge with McHale, Parrish, and Walton. Very though. Bullets really didn't have anybody. Jeff Buland was their best player.

86 Celtics win series 4-0

83 76ers vs. 84 Knicks- The 76ers at maybe their best. What didn't they have? They had 2 superstars in Moses Malone and Julius Erving. Add one of the best defensive PGs in Cheeks. One of the best perimeter defenders in Bobby Jones. And an alrite shooter in Toney too. A very packed team. Maybe the GOAT. The Knicks were solid that year, finished 47-35. They had a prime Bernard King for themselves.

83 Sixers win series 4-0

89 Pistons vs. 86 Hawks- The Bad Boys at their very best this year. Another maybe the greatest team ever. They beat Jordan, Magic, and Bird that year. Crazy good. With Isiah, Rodman, Dumars, Laimbeer and more. They were the bad boys. Hawks had Wilkins at his best. This was the team's best year.

89 Pistons win series 4-0

86 Bucks vs. 89 Bulls- The 80s Bucks were underrated. This was their best year. They had Sidney Moncreif, Pressey, and Cummings. Finished 56-26. So pretty good. The Bulls had Michael Jordan and Pippen, when they were both getting it going. Should be a nice matchup

89 Bulls win series 4-2


87 Lakers vs. 88 Jazz- The L.A. Lakers at their best. They were maybe unstoppable that year. Just beating everyone easily. Too good on offense, with Magic, Worthy, and Kareem, and also had Cooper for defense. They go aginst the Jazz. With a young Stockton/Malone. Also a scary Mark Eaton behind them. Not a bad team for a 8th seed.

87 Lakers win series 4-1

86 Rockets vs. 89 Suns- The West takes a huge jump from the top. The Rockets were the only other team to make Finals in the West. Hakeem was very good that year. Also had a huge supporting cast from Simpson, Lyod, and Lucas. The Suns were all about offense with KJ, Chambers and EJ. Actually had a better record than Rockets.

86 Rockets win series 4-3

80 Sonics vs. 82 Spurs- The 80 Sonics were just as good as the 79 Champion Sonics some say. Great team who won 56 games and were one of the best that year as well. They will go vs. Spurs. Iceman at his best. His best Spur team. Should be a good series

80 Sonics win series 4-3

88 Mavericks vs. 85 Nuggets- Want a good exciting series? This is it. 2 offensive teams who will run up and down. Mark Agguire's best team, the Mavericks will go head to head with Alex English's best team, the Nuggets. Should be a fun and exciiting series

88 Mavericks win series 4-3

Semi-Finals Matchups:


86 Celtics vs. 89 Bulls- The Boston Celtics easily sweeped their 1st round opponent. The Chicago Bulls after being down 2-0, came back and won the series 4-2 with great performances from MJ. Dennis Johnson will be the primary defender on MJ this series. The key will be to stop him for Boston. Jordan will be the primary defender on Larry Bird as the Bulls hope to try and slow him down. Might be a great series, but odds are against the Bulls once again. We'll see how the Bird vs. Jordan matchup ends up here.

86 Celtics win series 4-1

83 76ers vs. 89 Pistons- Probably the best matchup of the 2nd round by far. Here we have 2 of the greatest teams ever facing off. Both teams dominated their 1st round opponents and sweept them in 4 games. And now they face off. Isiah Thomas will be guarded primary by Maurice Cheeks. That is the Sixer's main weapon against Isiah. Dennis Rodman will be on Moses Malone most of the series, that is the Pistons main weapon against the Sixers. Will they do their jobs on slowing the other star down? And what about Dumars, Agguire, and Laimbeer. Julius Erving might be the difference maker. Both teams are VERY loaded and it will be a great series.

83 76ers Win Series 4-2


87 Lakers vs. 88 Mavericks- The Lakers next challenger is the Dallas Mavericks. Lakers easily went past Round 1 as the Mavericks needed all 7 to beat Denver. Both teams very deep and loaded. Play great offense but can play some defense too. Harper will be Magic's primary defender, and Blackman will be guarding Worthy. They hope to stop those playres. Cooper for the minutes he plays will be guarding either Harper or Blackman off the bench. Both teams are great on offense so it might be a up and down series.

87 Lakers Win Series 4-2

86 Rockets vs. 80 Sonics- Another gonna be great series. The Rockets and the Sonics both won in 7 games in the 1st round. Lucas vs. Gus will be a great matchup all series. Also Lloyd and DJ will be guarding each other all series long to. The battle inside between Hakeem and Sikma will be one to watch as well. Both teams are pretty deep and have tons of talent. This series might as well go to 7 games as well. They both can play solid defense, while playing excellent offense. Good series to watch

80 Sonics Win Series 4-2

Confrence Finals Matchups


86 Celtics vs. 83 76ers- The Eastern Confrence Finals are here. The Boston Celtics, who swept in the 1st round, and won in 5 games in the 2nd round, so they have been very good so far. The Sixers also swept in the 1st round, but had a nice tough series vs. the Great Detroit Pistons which they won in 6 games. And now, two of the greatest teams of all-time face off. In the backcourt we'll see good battles. Cheeks did a great job against Isiah, and now will have to guard Dennis Johnson. DJ will use his great defense on stoping Toney, who plays very well. Bird vs. Erving matchup will be seen. They will guard each other. Moses vs. McHale will also be seen, they will guard each other. Parrish will be guarded by defensive stud Bobby Jones. Both teams matchup well vs. each other, and it will be a good series.

86 Celtics win series 4-3


87 Lakers vs. 80 Sonics- The L.A Lakers come now to face the Seattle Sonics. The Lakers won in Round 1 in 5 games, and then the Mavericks put them to the test, but the Lakers won in 6 games there too. The Sonics were almost eliminated, trailing 3-1 against the Spurs, but they came back and won the series. The Sonics did pretty well vs. the Rockets, in control all throughout. They won that series in 4-2. Now the its Lakers vs. Sonics. Both teams have shown some great offense, and firepower. And both teams have also shown they can play defense too. Magic was guarded by Harper last series, and this series he goes against Dennis Johnson. DJ hopes to limit Magic's domination. Both teams have many many contributers who can score, but lets see who comes up on top.

87 Lakers WIN series 4-1

80s Tournament Finals

86 Celtics vs. 87 Lakers

Welcome to the 80s Tournament Finals. How to end it better than the Celtics vs. Lakers for the championship of the 80s. Here we go. Lets 1st see which superstar performs better, Larry Bird or Magic Johnson? The Celtics will send out DJ to pressure Magic as much as possible. Also the Parrish vs. Kareem battle might be interesting. And lets see how the "2nd" best players of both teams, Worthy and McHale, perform in the series. There are also many role players to watch here, Ainge, Byron Scott, A.C. Green, Dennis Johnson...All together, it will be an interesting series...

86 Celtics Win Series 4-2

IceMan2 06-10-2007 09:32 PM

Re: The 80s Team Tournament
Game 1

84 Bullets at 86 Celtics

Final Score: at Celtics 119, Bullets 108

Player of the Game: K.McHale 27pts 12reb 6ast 2bkl

The Bullets were actually competetive for Game 1. A close on all around. The Celtics though had the lead like the whole game, but the Bullets never let them pull away and stayed within striking distance. And then finally the Celtics pulled away in the end. McHale was excellent. Bird almost had a triple-double with 20pts 10ast and 9reb. The Bullets were held to 44%. But had a rebounding advantage on the Celtics. The Celtics say they will improve that. Parrish added 18/11.

86 Celtics lead series 1-0

IceMan2 06-10-2007 09:44 PM

Re: The 80s Team Tournament
Game 1

88 Jazz at 87 Lakers

Final Score: at Lakers 130, Jazz 121

Player of the Game: M.Johnson 20pts 12ast 6reb

The Lakers showed why their offense is so good. They scored 130 points. The Jazz though made it a challenge. The Lakers had a pretty big lead, but the Jazz didn't give up and made it within 4 in the 4th quarter. Karl Malone was amazing. Going 19/32 with 38pts 13reb. Eaton was also big with 12reb and 7blk. Magic didn't do too well going 7/17, but so didn't Stockton who went 3/10 on 8pts. But Stockton did have 13ast. Worthy had 22, Byron had 23. Kareem was a little limtied by Eaton but still finished wit h17

87 Lakers lead 1-0

IceMan2 06-11-2007 12:32 PM

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Game 1

89 Suns at 86 Rockets

Final Score: at Rockets 130, Suns 101

Player of the Game: H.Olajuwon 32pts 13reb 8blk

The Houston Rockets start out with a dominating performance in Game 1. Leading the whole way, the Rockets dominated. Hakeem had a monster game with 32pts and 13reb and 8blk. Lucas added 24pts. Chambers and KJ both had good games. Chambers finished with 26pts and 8reb. KJ had a 20/10 game. However, the Rockets fully dominated the Suns. The Suns had almost twice as many TOs and shot 44% compared to Houston's 52%.

86 Rockets lead series 1-0

IceMan2 06-11-2007 12:36 PM

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Game 1

84 Knicks at 83 76ers

Final Score: at 76ers 125, Knicks 111

Player of the Game: M.Malone 26pts 17reb 3blk

Moses Malone and the Sixers got an easy start to their playoffs. After trailing in the 1st Quarter by 7, the Sixers dominated the rest of the way. Julius Erving added to Moses's game with 20pts and 12reb and 6blk. Cheeks had 16pts and 13ast. King had a solid game with 26pts and 12reb but it wasn't enough. The Sixers dominated the Knicks on the boards and that was a key part of their win

83 76ers lead series 1-0

IceMan2 06-11-2007 12:40 PM

Re: The 80s Team Tournament
Game 1

86 Hawks at 89 Pistons

Final Score: at Pistons 119, Hawks 105

Player of the Game: B.Laimbeer 16pts 7reb 7ast

The Detroit Pistons team effort got them past game 1. They had a strong start and kept it for the rest of the game. Agguire added 21pts. Isiah didn't do too much at 14pts and 5ast. Dominique Wilkisn scored 33pts for the Hawks. But he did it in 39 shot as well finishing 16/39. Too many shots from him. He hopes to have more help Game 2. The Pistons went to the line 38 times compared to 21 for Atlanta.

89 Pistons lead series 1-0

IceMan2 06-11-2007 12:51 PM

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Game 1

82 Spurs at 80 Sonics

Final Score: at Sonics 120, Spurs 100

Player of the Game: G.Williams 18pts 9ast

The Sonics start out the series with a game 1 victory. Dennis Johnson did a great job guarding George Gervin game 1, holding him to 10/24 shooting, though Gervin still scored 26pts. The Sonics had a full team attack to beat the Spurs, nobody did anything big, but everyone contributed. 7 guys in double figurres but not one with more than 20 points. Mike Mitchell was the only real help Gervin got, and it wasn't enough. The Sonic's defense held the Spurs to only 42% shooting.

80 Sonics lead series 1-0

IceMan2 06-11-2007 12:56 PM

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Game 1

85 Nuggets at 88 Mavericks

Final Score: at Mavericks 123, Nuggets 118

Player of the Game: S.Perkins 23pts 15reb.

A pretty close game 1 butween two offensive teams. Was pretty close, and up and down the whole way. The Mavericks had a lot of good performances. Perkins has 23/15, Agguire had 26/12/5, Tarpley had 17/14, and Blackman added 21 though he struggled from the field. English lost the game 1 battle with Agguire finishing with 23/14/5 but shooting only 10/24. Nuggets had 5 other player in double figures.

88 Mavericks lead series 1-0

IceMan2 06-11-2007 01:01 PM

Re: The 80s Team Tournament
Game 1

89 Bulls at 86 Bucks

Final Score: at Bucks 125, Bulls 100

Player of the Game: R.Breus 14pts 14reb

Game 1 turned out be a nightmare for the Bulls. It was decided in the 1st half with a 77-50 lead for the Bucks. The Bucks had 8 guys in double figures. MJ was solid at 21pts and 9reb, Pippen also had a solid game with 19/6. The Bulls had many problems they had to figure out. The Bucks shot 28/32 from the lien, Bulls shot only 44% from the field, the Bulls commited nearly twice as many TOs, and the Bucks controlled the glass.

86 Bucks lead series 1-0

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