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Is it me? I think Cleveland could be in trouble against Orlando in the ECF

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Is it me? I think Cleveland could be in trouble against Orlando in the ECF

This is if Cleveland gets there and past Boston ( Which is no easy task- I could see that series going 6-7 games) and Orlando beating Charlotte and Atlanta.

I just don't feel it. LeBron has look amazing. He looks focused but this Cleveland team around him I don't trust. As good as Cleveland looked impressive during the reg season and we want to see them in the Finals against LA- I think Orlando could take Cleveland out like last season.

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Boston series will go to 5

Boston series will go to 5 games. Lebron will lead the way, and I just don't Boston has much of a chance against the Cavs. Yes, Orlando will get past Charlotte and Atlanta, and the series between the Magic and the Cavs will be tough. Honestly, there is still a long way to go yet, so a lot could happen. Lebron has looked spectacular. Hopefully his teammates will learn to play well together but, last night in the 4th they looked pretty good.
Now the cavs have a chance at beating the Magic because they can deal the match up problems that Lewis provides, thanks to Jamison. Shaq can try and stop Howard. I only thing I worry about is Vinsanity, but I expect Lebron to handle him.
Cavs can actually match up against the Magic now, so they have a better chance then they did last year and therefore should make it to the Finals.

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Cavs can't beat the Magic.

Cavs can't beat the Magic.

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Here come the negative

Here come the negative points but I think the Nuggets can defeat the Lakers.. 2 games were blown by Trevor Ariza steals and Trevor Ariza is no longer on the Lakers.. He also hit clutch 3s after clutch 3s all post-season last year.

I think it's Nuggets Orlando. 6games.. DEN.

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I don't see the Cavs

Nuggets need another big man, Birdman would get killed if he had to guard Bynum.
Also they struggle on defense and loss of George Karl hurts.

I don't see the Cavs struggling too much.
Starters like Varajeo and Big Z last year on the bench now.
Vince Carter is key if he just plays passive I don't see them beating the Cavs.
Lakers if they get there will have their hands full w/Cavs.
Artest can't stay with Lebron.
Not sure Parker can slow down Kobe but the Cavs are a much deeper team than the Lakers.
Outside of Brown and Odom the Lakers bench is weak and Fisher is really showing his age.

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I think when George Karl

I think when George Karl comes back they will be motivated to win it for him as he fought cancer. Defensively I think they are solid but they play very up-tempo and that's why they score so many points and they give up so many points.. I think Nene is all they need to keep up with Bynum and Kenyon Martin is a VERY physical player as opposed to Pau Gasol, Gasol is a very weak player and is afraid of contact. We already saw that Carmelo shoots 47% vs the Lakers.. They also went 3-1 vs the Lakers and one of the wins was a 15pt win without Carmelo. Kobe averages 22ppg and shoots about 37% against Denver. Chauncey is probably 1 if not the only player that can actually player very physical against Fisher and he is probably more physical.

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Ive said that all year.

If it does end up being Cavs/Magic in the ECF i think its going to end up very simliar to last years, the cavs just dont match up well witht he magic, dont get me wrong here, any team that has LeBron on it can beat any team at any given time, but I think its going to end up the same finals as last year.

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As much as I wanna see the

As much as I wanna see the Nuggets beat the lakers, i just dont see it happening, D3Wade, you made some good points, but I think with more then likely the absence of George Karl, plus the nuggets dont play very well on the road(especially in LA in the playoffs) I dont see them beating them IMO, but hopefully I'm wrong.

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As much as I wanna see the

As much as I wanna see the Nuggets beat the lakers, i just dont see it happening, D3Wade, you made some good points, but I think with more then likely the absence of George Karl, plus the nuggets dont play very well on the road(especially in LA in the playoffs) I dont see them beating them IMO, but hopefully I'm wrong.

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As much as I wanna see the

As much as I wanna see the Nuggets beat the lakers, i just dont see it happening, D3Wade, you made some good points, but I think with more then likely the absence of George Karl, plus the nuggets dont play very well on the road(especially in LA in the playoffs) I dont see them beating them IMO, but hopefully I'm wrong.

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Yeah I know it's a long shot

Yeah I know it's a long shot Cusemen727, but I'm hoping for the Nuggets to be able to pull it off.. Should be a good series though.

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Ive been saying all year

Ive been saying all year (and really the past 3 years) that the Cavs regular season success is a bit of fool's gold. The more wins they get, the more people assume he has enough of a supporting cast to win it all, and thats just not all the way true.

Lebron vs any team in a 1 game setting (reg season) is going to get the edge. But in a series, when he has to put up 40, 10, and 10 just to compete EVERY game, that shyt is taxing. Watching the Cavs series for the past 4 years its alarming how nothing has changed. When it comes to crunch time, its Lebron at the top of the key trying to bull his way to the hole, and if he doesnt shoot it they get a half contested three attempt on a kick out. He cant just pull up and hit a J like Kobe, Melo, Wade, etc. He isnt as confident in that shot. He's actually more likely to shoot a pull up 3. Watch the games. He takes and makes his J's either early or when they have a lead. When its crunch time he doesnt trust it.

Compare that to Orlando (and LA's) crunch time options. Orlando is LOADED. I think Pietrus is the key. He is what Anthony Parker is NOT.

Finally, you dont go from losing in 5 games (with your 1 win coming on a buzzer beater) to beating a team flat out. It rarely happens. Even with the new additions.

All that said, im rooting for Cle.

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