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Old 10-06-2007, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default Project Playoff Berths as YOU Would Want Them

As in, if you could control who got playoff seeds and which ones, how would you orchestrate it? But trying to be as realistic as possible, like not having the Knicks in the 3rd seed if they're your team, or having Cleveland miss the playoffs if your a Detroit fan. Mine would be:

East

Celtics
Pistons
Cavs
Bulls
Raptors
Heat
Nets
Wizards

Arenas gets a chance to fulfill his 100 point fantasies against Boston in the playoffs. Imagine the craptalking and blogging he'd be doing! Lebron and Wade give us 7 games of that game a couple years ago when both went for 40+. Chicago gets an easy pass into the second round. Pistons/Nets just kinda happen.

West

Phoenix
San Antonio
Utah
Dallas
Houston
LA Lakers
Denver
Golden State

We get to see a Phx/GS series that would probably be the most entertaining playoff series ever, besides GS/Dallas. LA avoids Phx and plays someone they could conceivably beat. Tmac gets a chance for revenge against Dallas, and gets his best chance to get out of the first round with the improved Rockets team, and who better to get the chance against than meltdown Dallas. Denver and SA just kind of happen, but should be a good series again.
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Old 10-06-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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2008 NBA Playoffs

Eastern Conference



1. Boston Celtics
2. Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Detroit Pistons
4. Chicago Bulls
5. Miami Heat
6. Toronto Raptors
7. Washington Wizards
8. New York Knicks/New Jersey Nets


Western Conference

1.San Antonio Spurs
2. Dallas Mavericks
3. Houston Rockets
4.Utah Jazz
5. Phoenix Suns
6. Denver Nuggets
7. Golden State Warriors
8. New Orleans Hornets
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Old 10-06-2007, 12:56 PM   #3
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East
1.Cleveland Cavaliers
8.Charlotte Bobcats

4.Toronto Raptors
5.Washington Wizards

3.Boston Celtics
6.Detroit Pistons

2.Chicago Bulls
7.Miami Heat

West
1.Phoenix Suns
8.Golden State Warriors

4.Houston Rockets
5.Los Angeles Lakers

3.Dallas Mavericks
6.Utah Jazz

2.Denver Nuggets
7.Seattle Sonics


I would like to see Phoenix vs. Golden State for obvious reasons.
Houston vs. L.A would be filled with offense.
Dallas vs. Utah would just be fun to watch.
Denver vs. Seattle I would like to see how Durant steps up to pressure.

Cleveland vs. Charlotte easy sweep for Cleveland.
Toronto vs. Washington always a great game between these two.
Boston vs. Detroit how would the big three do together in the playoffs?
Chicago vs. Miami just filler teams.
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Old 10-06-2007, 01:12 PM   #4
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Based on teams that I like, here it is:

WEST
1. Houston
2. Phoenix
3. Dallas
4. Seattle
5. Sacramento
6. Denver
7. Utah
8. Golden State

EAST
1. Chicago
2. Orlando
3. New York
4. New Jersey
5. Miami
6. Charlotte
7. Milwaukee
8. Boston

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Old 10-06-2007, 01:25 PM   #5
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as I would want them + some realism injected + no major injuries to anyone on any team (not likely but work with me here)

East:

1. Chicago
2. Miami
3. Boston
4. Cleveland (legitimate 2nd seed)
5. Detroit
6. New Jersey
7. Orlando
8. Washington

West:

1. San Antonio
2. Phoenix
3. Utah
4. Dallas (legitimate 2nd or 3rd)
5. Rockets (legitimate 2nd or 3rd)
6. Lakers
7. Nuggets
8. Warriors
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Old 10-06-2007, 04:59 PM   #6
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West:

Phoenix
San Antonio
Dallas
Denver
Houston
Utah
L.A. Lakers
Golden State

Four great playoff matchups that can realistically happen. PHX/GS could possibly be the highest-scoring series in this generation. SA/LAL features Kobe vs. Bowen. The best scorer in the game vs. the best perimeter defender in the game. Then we have DAL/UTAH. These teams were expected to meet in the 2nd round last year. This one has the best chance of going 7 games. Finally, we have DEN/HOU. The Battle of the 2nd Round Virgins: T-Mac vs. Melo. One of them will finally get out of the 1st round. Definitely the most intriguing series.

East:

Boston
Chicago
Detroit
Miami
Cleveland
New Jersey
Toronto
Washington

In the East, we have BOS/WAS. Three all-stars vs. three all-stars. KG/Pierce/Allen vs. Arenas/Butler/Jamison. CHI/TOR features two up-and-coming teams with arguably the best young talent in the league. DET/NJ has given us some great playoff matchups in the past. Finally, we have MIA/CLE. D-Wade vs. Lebron. Enough said.
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:06 PM   #7
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Based on teams that I like, here it is:

WEST
1. Houston
2. Phoenix
3. Dallas
4. Seattle
5. Sacramento
6. Denver
7. Utah
8. Golden State

EAST
1. Chicago
2. Orlando
3. New York
4. New Jersey
5. Miami
6. Charlotte
7. Milwaukee
8. Boston

Wow you must hate Boston...
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:14 PM   #8
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1. Washington
2. Philadelphia
3. Toronto
4. Indiana
5. Atlanta
6. Charlotte
7. Orlando
8. Milwaukee
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CBS Sportsline / ********* has the Nets winning the Atlantic at 47-35 and Boston 2nd at 45-37, with Toronto out of the playoffs.
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1. Washington
2. Philadelphia
3. Toronto
4. Indiana
5. Atlanta
6. Charlotte
7. Orlando
8. Milwaukee



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Old 10-06-2007, 08:35 PM   #11
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EAST
1 Detroit 4
8 New Jersey 2

4 Washington 3
5 Cleveland 4

3 Chicago 4
6 New York 2

2 Boston 4
7 Miami 1

Semi Finals
1 Detroit 4
5 Cleveland 2

3 Chicago 2
2 Boston 4

Conference Finals
1 Detroit 4
2 Boston 3
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WEST
1 Phoenix 4
8 Memphis 0

4 Dallas 3
5 San Antonio 4

3 Denver 3
6 LA Lakers 4

2 Houston 4
7 Utah 3

Semi Finals
1 Phoenix 3
5 San Antonio 4

6 LA Lakers 2
2 Houston 4

Conference Finals
5 San Antonio 4
2 Houston 2
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NBA Finals
1 Detroit 3
5 San Antonio 4
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