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Old 05-15-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default Who has a better chance of beating the Heat? Mavs or Thunder?

Mavs have the experience while the Thunder have the better scoring punch.

Who will give the Heat more trouble?
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Who has a better chance of beating the Heat? Mavs or Thunder?

Mavs by far. Thunder are the worst team left.

Hate to say this in more than one thread, but it's true. Thunder are the weak link left.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: Who has a better chance of beating the Heat? Mavs or Thunder?

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Old 05-15-2011, 07:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: Who has a better chance of beating the Heat? Mavs or Thunder?

Good to see we are the underdogs
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:56 PM   #5
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Default Re: Who has a better chance of beating the Heat? Mavs or Thunder?

Bulls are the worst team left actually.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:56 PM   #6
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Good to see we are the underdogs


For real. I'd rather keep it that way.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:56 PM   #7
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Default Re: Who has a better chance of beating the Heat? Mavs or Thunder?

Well the Mavs beat them 2-0 during the regular season didn't they? Thunder gave them 2 hard fought games with the road team winning both times...so I'ma go with the Mavs
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:01 PM   #8
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Default Re: Who has a better chance of beating the Heat? Mavs or Thunder?

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Mavs by far. Thunder are the worst team left.

Hate to say this in more than one thread, but it's true. Thunder are the weak link left.
Actually no. The bulls are.

A frontline of Perkins/Ibaka/Durant is better than Noah/Boozer/Deng. A backcourt of westbrook/sefolosha/harden is better than rose/bogans/korver. OKC's bench is better too.

The only edge the bulls have is coaching but OKC would beat them in a series.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:03 PM   #9
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Default Re: Who has a better chance of beating the Heat? Mavs or Thunder?

We have the tools to beat the Heat IMO, Athletic PG, good perimeter defender, superstar SF, shot blocking presence, good scoring off the bench.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:19 PM   #10
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Default Re: Who has a better chance of beating the Heat? Mavs or Thunder?

Probably Thunder although both could beat the Heat. Chicago has no chance and they're the worst team left.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:42 PM   #11
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:24 PM   #12
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Default Re: Who has a better chance of beating the Heat? Mavs or Thunder?

Mav, definitely.

To me, the Heat and Mavs have been the two standout teams so far this playoffs. I feel like if you were to tier the teams, Heat and Mavs would be on the first tier and the rest of the teams all on the second tier.

It's hard to say how that series would shakeout other than being terrific, but I definitely dont see the Thunder matching up well with the Heat at all. I'd pick Heat in 5.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:26 PM   #13
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:28 PM   #14
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Mav, definitely.

To me, the Heat and Mavs have been the two standout teams so far this playoffs. I feel like if you were to tier the teams, Heat and Mavs would be on the first tier and the rest of the teams all on the second tier.

It's hard to say how that series would shakeout other than being terrific, but I definitely dont see the Thunder matching up well with the Heat at all. I'd pick Heat in 5.


Must've forgot. We match up with them better than Dallas really, because we are as, if not more, athletic.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:31 PM   #15
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Actually no. The bulls are.

A frontline of Perkins/Ibaka/Durant is better than Noah/Boozer/Deng. A backcourt of westbrook/sefolosha/harden is better than rose/bogans/korver. OKC's bench is better too.

The only edge the bulls have is coaching but OKC would beat them in a series.

Perkins and Ibaka are worse than Noah and Boozer by far. Durant is better than Deng offensively, but Deng is much better than him defensively.

Nice try though, bringing up the backup backcourt players for the Thunder and not bringing up the fact that the Bulls Backup PF is better than Ibaka and almost as good as Perkins. Asik is also better than than Collison.

Rose is better than Westbrook, but it's not a hgue gap. Bogans and Sefolosha aren't that far apart in impact. Harden is better than Korver, but Korver's just in there for offense. Bulls also have Brewer for defense.

I love how you brought up every good player the Thunder had, but left out the best 4 bench players the Bulls have.

Bulls are better. They play much better defense, their overall offense isn't much worse, and they're coached better.
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