NBA Playoffs '08 West First Round Predictions


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Los Angeles Lakers (1) vs Denver Nuggets (8)
Projected Starting Lineups:

Los Angeles:
PG - Derek Fisher
SG - Kobe Bryant
SF - Vladimir Radmanovic
PF - Lamar Odom
C - Pau Gasol

PG - Anthony Carter
SG - Allen Iverson
SF - Carmelo Anthony
PF - Kenyon Martin
C - Marcus Camby

Prediction : LA wins their first series since '04 in 5 games


Utah Jazz (4) vs Houston Rockets (5)
Projected Starting Lineups:

PG - Deron Williams
SG - Ronnie Brewer
SF - Andrei Kirilenko
PF - Carlos Boozer
C - Mehmet Okur

PG - Bobby Jackson
SG - Tracy McGrady
SF - Shane Battier
PF - Luis Scola
C - Dikembe Mutombo

Prediction : Utah takes it in 6


San Antonio Spurs (3) vs Phoenix Suns (6)
Projected Starting Lineups:

San Antonio:
PG - Tony Parker
SG - Manu Ginobili/Michael Finley
SF - Bruce Bowen
PF - Tim Duncan
C - Fabricio Oberto

PG - Steve Nash
SG - Raja Bell
SF - Grant Hill
PF - Amare Stoudemire
C - Shaquille O'Neal

Prediction : Dont yell at me but Phoenix wins in 7


New Orleans Hornets (2) vs Dallas Mavericks (7)
Projected Starting Lineups:

New Orleans:
PG - Chris Paul
SG - Morris Peterson
SF - Peja Stojakovic
PF - David West
C - Tyson Chandler

PG - Jason Kidd
SG - Jason Terry
SF - Josh Howard
PF - Dirk Nowitzki
C - Erick Dampier

Prediction : New Orleans in 7...this will be a great series


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Man i'm so out of touch with the NBA these days, haven;t watched a game this whole season. Theres been so much player trading lately, it's crazy looking at how different the teams are.

My picks, i'm going more on less on what teams and players I like:

Denver in 7, I can't stand the Lakers (although they have got Radman now who was a favourite of mine on console games)

Houston in 6

Phoenix in 7. I hate Duncan and the Spurs. Nash, Amare, and Shaq will do the business.

Dallas in 6. Kidd and Dirk, hells yeah. Although i do like Peja and Chandler as well.


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Laker hater huh? I see how it is, haha

BTW!!! When Andrew Bynum is cleared to return, Phil jackson said he would 'immediately' start for the Lakers, meaning....

PG - Derek Fisher
SG - Kobe Bryant
SF - Lamar Odom
PF - Pau Gasol
C - Andrew Bynum

now that everyone is comfortable cause theyre playing in their natural positions...lets whoop some ass shall we?


4 legs good 2 legs bad
I'll go with...

Lakers in 6
Rockets in 7
Spurs in 6
Mavericks in 7

I've hardly watched any NBA this year, but I am looking forward to the Western Conference playoffs. Everybody is so evenly matched. The East, I don't give a fuck about.


Sultan of Swat
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Here are my Predictions:

Nuggets in 7
Rockets in 7
Suns in 6
Mavs in 6


Raptors in 6
Pistons in 5
Celtics in 4
Cavaliers in 6