Never too late to enter the game. Even though some Seattlites might have written off the NBA all together, here are some predictions and quick thoughts on each match-up.
Boston vs Cleveland - Boston in 6
Cleveland, not enough depth. Celtics have a very productive bench. Celtics don't have a guy who can match-up with King James, but the C's play great team defense. They rank near, if not at, the top of all defensive categories.
Detroit vs Orlando - Detroit in 6
As amazing as Dwight Howard is, he has no post game. Detroit, another great defensive team, will limit the amount of 2nd chance points for Dwight and keep him out of the paint.
LA Lakers vs Utah - LA in 5
I still don't think Kobe deserves the MVP. Not taking away his great year, but you'll hear why I think that later. Gasol and Kobe, also Lamar, have made an almost unstoppable combo, and I don't see the Jazz doing anything to disprove that.
New Orleans vs San Antonio - NO in 7
The Hornets are the team, who I believe have the league's MVP in CP3 (must be the shoes
). Gasol helped take the Lakers to the next level, not Kobe. If you think the Hornets win 15 games this year w/o Paul, I would say you're crazy. Anyway, Tony Parker is getting beat by his own game this series. Not to mention the Hornets stepped up their defense in the playoffs.
There's round 2 for you. Come by the shop and share your thoughts.
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