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@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:27 AM) this dude's gun fired and all he got a misdemeanor at bush lol: http://abc13.com/new...ush-iah/815795/
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:26 AM) theres more articles all over, but the jist is houston (and texas) doesn't really arrest for it, they just recommend you leave it in your car when they catch it. So seems dwight got lucky he was in texas and not cali or the NE.
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:22 AM) honestly we should just be glad they caught it...
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:21 AM) response: http://nymag.com/dai...n_airplane.html
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 01:42 AM) one bullet left in the chamber is diff than fully loaded and ready to go. Still stupid...but not like he was prepared for a shooting spree.
@  jorgeaam : (02 September 2015 - 09:33 PM) http://www.tmz.com/2...t-get-arrested/
@  jorgeaam : (02 September 2015 - 09:33 PM) So according to TMZ (I know, I know) Dwight Howard had an incident last month in which he took a loaded gun into an airport, but he was allowed to give it to a friend to take it back and wasn't arrested.
@  jorgeaam : (31 August 2015 - 10:45 PM) The Los Angeles Rockets, lol
@  redfaithful : (31 August 2015 - 09:51 PM) Seems that Chuck is also on his way to the Clippers.
@  slick shoes : (24 August 2015 - 06:14 PM) ill just leave this here...
@  slick shoes : (24 August 2015 - 06:14 PM) http://www.timeandda...04&font=cursive
@  timetodienow... : (21 August 2015 - 07:20 PM) At least in my opinion.
@  timetodienow... : (21 August 2015 - 07:20 PM) I love having Terry. But the main factor was that New Orleans will NOT compete for a championship this year and the Rockets will.
@  jorgeaam : (21 August 2015 - 03:57 AM) Things that make me like the JET even more
@  jorgeaam : (21 August 2015 - 03:57 AM) Jason Terry said that he turned down a more lucrative deal from New Orleans in order to return to Houston.
@  clydesmoustache : (19 August 2015 - 08:32 AM) A year ago who would have thought I would be so happy to have Jason Terry on my team. Welcome back JET! Hurry up October!
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Postseason Prediction Thread 2015


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#1 Sir Thursday

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 10:40 AM

I don't know about you guys, but I like looking back at predictions I've made and wondering how I could have been so wrong. So this thread is for you to post your predictions for what's to come in the playoffs this year.

 

Rules for this thread:

 

- Any predictions you make have to be verifiable later. No wishy-washy predictions like "Anthony Davis will play well" - you'd instead have to say something like "Anthony Davis will be one of the top three players in the first round by PER" or similar. Then we can see how well you did later.

- You can make predictions at any point during the playoffs provided it's before the event you're predicting.

- There's no scoring system or anything, just bragging rights for people who make spectacular prognostications that end up being true.

 

To that end, here are a few of mine:

 

- Monta Ellis will have a 35 point game at some point in the playoffs.

- One of the bottom four seeds in the Eastern Conference will win their first round series.

- Memphis vs Portland will go to Game 7.

- Golden State will win at least 1 game by 15 points in every series they play.

- Someone who wasn't in the Three Point Shooting contest at the All-Star game will lead the playoffs in 3pt% (minimum 25 attempts).

- Anthony Davis will finish in the top three players in first round PER.

 

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#2 bernardo

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    Posted 16 April 2015 - 11:09 AM

    -At least there will be 2 sweeps in the first round.

    -Houston will hold dallas to under 96 PPG through the series.

    -Clippers don't win more than one game.

    -Chicago x Milwaukee will be the series with the least amount of points (addition of PPG of the 2 teams is the criteria)

    -Mark Cuban cries after a first round defeat to his "beloved" houston rockets (not sure if this one is verifiable :lol: )


    Edited by bernardo, 16 April 2015 - 11:09 AM.

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    #3 thejohnnygold

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    Posted 16 April 2015 - 01:53 PM

    I like it.  Let's see....

     

    Golden State will lose 1 game to New Orleans.

     

    The Warriors will not win the Western Conference.

     

    Dwight Howard has been playing possum and is going to average 20 & 15 in the first round.

     

    Josh Smith will hit a three pointer that seals a win for us.

     

    Clint Capela will play 15 mpg and post a positive +/-.

     

    West playoffs: GS beats NO, HOU beats DAL, SAS beats LAC, POR beats MEM.  2nd round, HOU beats SAS, GS beats POR.  3rd round, HOU beats GS.

     

    East playoffs: ATL beats BRK, CLE beats BOS, CHI beats MIL, WAS beats TOR.  2nd round, ATL beats WAS, CLE beats CHI.  3rd round, ATL beats CLE.

     

    FInals: HOU beats ATL 4-2  B)  


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    #4 majik19

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      Posted 16 April 2015 - 03:08 PM

      West Playoffs: 

      Golden State

      Memphis                     Golden State

                                                                          Golden State

      Houston                      Houston

      San Antonio

                                                                                                    Golden State

      East Playoffs

      Atlanta

      Washington                   Atlanta

                                                                          Cleveland

      Cleveland                      Cleveland

      Chicago

       

      7 Game First Round Series: Bucks & Bulls, Portland and Memphis

       

      Finals MVP: Stephen Curry

       

      Best Player in the 1st Round: Kawhi Leonard, who averages 20+ pts per game and plays lockdown defense in the crucial moments of the 4th quarter against Chris Paul (as well as stellar defense the rest of the games). 

       

      Star that Struggles in the 1st Round: Anthony Davis. The Warriors are going to throw a variety of looks at him (Bogut, Green, Iguodala even) and focus on stopping him. The Pelicans will pull off at least 1 game (in New Orleans), but it will be because someone else on the Pellies steps up. Davis may still score 20+ a game, but he will finish with a sub-20 PER. 

       

      Player that People will Finally Realize is a top-10 player in the league: Al Horford, who will average 20+-10+ throughout the playoffs. 

       

      Most Exciting 1st Round Series: Spurs & Clippers

       

      Least Exciting 1st Round Series: Hawks & Nets


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        Posted 16 April 2015 - 04:06 PM

        There will be one sweep in the West, two in the east.

        Warriors lose in the Semifinals to the Grizzlies.

        Chicago and Cleveland get into a brawl in the 4th quarter of game 7.

        Houston goes 4-7-5-6 to win their first championship in 20 years.

        Clint Capela plays 6 minutes a game, but averages 4 and 4 during that time.
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        #6 Under estimated champion

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          Posted 16 April 2015 - 10:20 PM

          The warriors and hawks are losing in the first round!!!!! I know I'm crazy, but just watch
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            Posted 16 April 2015 - 10:37 PM

            Let's see: 

             

            Golden State will drop at least 2 games to the Pelicans, powered by Anthony Davis scoring 30+ PPG, 10+ RPG and 2+ BPG

             

            Rockets will sweep Dallas and make it all the way to the finals

             

            The Spurs will lose to the Clips, showing the world they are human too.

             

            Memphis will Grit & Grind it's way to the Western Conference Finals

             

            Atlanta will sweep it's first two series

             

            Lebron and the Cavs will lose against the Bulls in the semis, with D Rose scoring 25+ PPG and being clutch when needed.

             

            Rockets will end up falling just short against Atlanta, falling in 6 games.


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              Posted 16 April 2015 - 11:07 PM

              -Washington will beat Toronto in the 1st round;

              -Houston in 5 in the 1st round;

              -Brooklyn will not cover the spread in any of their games against Atlanta;

              -Clippers will overtake the Spurs in the 1st round, winning AT LEAST one in San Antonio;

              -There will be a player that tears their ACL;

              -Memphis/Portland will have 2+ OT games;

              -The Finals will go 7 games, the series underdog will be victorious;

              -STOLE THIS ONE FROM STEVEN...BECAUSE IT IS BOUND TO HAPPEN, Cleveland/Chicago will have a brawl in the 4th quarter of game 7.


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                Posted 16 April 2015 - 11:25 PM

                -There will be a player that tears their ACL;

                 

                 

                Prediction not approved by Derrick Rose


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                  Posted 16 April 2015 - 11:38 PM

                  West

                   

                  GS beats NO in 5

                  HOU beats DAL in 6

                  SA beats LAC in 6

                  MEM beats POR in 5

                   

                  GS beats MEM in 7

                  SA beats HOU in 6

                   

                  GS beats SA in 7

                   

                  East

                   

                  ATL beats BKN in 5

                  CLE beats BOS in 4

                  WAS beats TOR in 7

                  CHI beats MIL in 6

                   

                  ATL beats CHI in 7

                  CLE beats WAS in 5

                   

                  CLE beats ATL in 7

                   

                  Aaaannnnddddd, GS beats CLE in 7 in the Finals.


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                    Posted 16 April 2015 - 11:45 PM

                    Rockets related:

                     

                    - Howard averages over 2.5 BPG

                    - Hack-a-player strategies against us won't work (we'll shoot around 60% on these)

                    - Harden shows up big, averaging around 30 points and 8 assists

                    - Terry will shoot above 45% from 3


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                      Posted 17 April 2015 - 01:23 AM

                      -STOLE THIS ONE FROM STEVEN...BECAUSE IT IS BOUND TO HAPPEN, Cleveland/Chicago will have a brawl in the 4th quarter of game 7.


                      Does anyone else miss the raw emotion from teams that lead to a brawl? The absolute hatred of the other team from the players not just the fans. Like how Boston/LA hated each other, and how everyone hated The Bad Boys. I like the fact that the Knicks/Heat hated each other enough that it actually lead to a brawl. I'm not advocating for a brawl, just the raw emotion from the players that could lead to a brawl, in all sports not just basketball.
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                      Posted 17 April 2015 - 03:48 AM

                      Houston beats dallas in 5

                      San Antonio beats LA in 6

                      Golden State beats N.O. in 5

                      Memphis beats Portland in 7


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                      you can only warn a man that the bridge is out.....if he keeps driving he's on his own B)


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                        Posted 17 April 2015 - 04:06 AM

                        Does anyone else miss the raw emotion from teams that lead to a brawl? The absolute hatred of the other team from the players not just the fans. Like how Boston/LA hated each other, and how everyone hated The Bad Boys. I like the fact that the Knicks/Heat hated each other enough that it actually lead to a brawl. I'm not advocating for a brawl, just the raw emotion from the players that could lead to a brawl, in all sports not just basketball.

                         

                        I could see a mini-brawl in Rockets-Mavs series. Parsons didn't exit gracefully, Terry could incite some things. Morey and Cuban almost certainly will trade some jabs (probably over twitter).  


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                          Posted 17 April 2015 - 12:13 PM

                          Josh Smith will hit a three pointer that seals a win for us.

                           

                          This would bue so epic


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                          Posted 17 April 2015 - 02:09 PM

                          I could see a mini-brawl in Rockets-Mavs series. Parsons didn't exit gracefully, Terry could incite some things. Morey and Cuban almost certainly will trade some jabs (probably over twitter).  

                           

                          I don't think Parsons will be brawling - as far as I can tell the tensions between him and the Rockets were completely media fabricated. Now Tyson Chandler on the other hand, he is the sort of player that gets hot and could instigate something. Could see him giving or taking a hard foul that both sides take exception to.

                           

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                            Posted 17 April 2015 - 10:31 PM

                            Prediction not approved by Derrick Rose

                            Ok I got a really good laugh from this one! :)


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                              Posted 18 April 2015 - 03:03 AM

                               

                              Prediction not approved by Derrick Rose

                              Haha, can you believe he was the inspiration behind the prediction??????

                               

                              Does anyone else miss the raw emotion from teams that lead to a brawl? The absolute hatred of the other team from the players not just the fans. Like how Boston/LA hated each other, and how everyone hated The Bad Boys. I like the fact that the Knicks/Heat hated each other enough that it actually lead to a brawl. I'm not advocating for a brawl, just the raw emotion from the players that could lead to a brawl, in all sports not just basketball.

                              I enjoy that in a series.  I don't necessarily WANT to see the brawl(ok maybe a little), but I could definitely enjoy seeing some hard fouls and trash talk.  As much as I dislike the guy, it's a shame KG isn't on a playoff team this year, you could always count on him to stir some stuff up.  


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                              #19 Sir Thursday

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                              Posted 19 April 2015 - 01:38 PM

                              A few more from me:

                               

                              - At least one of Golden State, San Antonio, Atlanta and Cleveland will not make the conference finals.

                              - Dwight Howard averages under 30 minutes in the first round (I think he's going to be in foul trouble a lot in subsequent games).

                              - LaMarcus Aldridge will average the most points per game of anyone in the first round.

                              - At some point in the postseason Isaiah Thomas will register a blocked shot. <---Outlandish! (He had 5 blocks on the year).

                              - The total number of regular season wins by the teams that lose in the first round in the west will be greater than the total number of wins by the teams that won in the East.

                               

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                              Posted 19 April 2015 - 02:14 PM

                              A few more from me:

                               

                              - At least one of Golden State, San Antonio, Atlanta and Cleveland will not make the conference finals.

                              - Dwight Howard averages under 30 minutes in the first round (I think he's going to be in foul trouble a lot in subsequent games).

                              - LaMarcus Aldridge will average the most points per game of anyone in the first round.

                              - At some point in the postseason Isaiah Thomas will register a blocked shot. <---Outlandish! (He had 5 blocks on the year).

                               

                              - The total number of regular season wins by the teams that lose in the first round in the west will be greater than the total number of wins by the teams that won in the East.

                               

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                              Interesting....that one is going to be tough.


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