2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!
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I think the Spurs are favored but I think the Clippers have what it takes to get past San Antonio. They do have to play good to beat them but should they meet Golden State in the playoffs they will need to play good to beat them as well. I think this series will tell us if the Clippers really have what it takes to win a championship. Dont forget that Dallas gave San Antonio all they could handle last year in the playoffs. It has been the best series so far by far. I do like that with the series tied at 2-2 that the Clippers have home court advantage but that dont mean alot when its a team like the Spurs. I look for a strong finish to the series and hope the Clippers move on to the next round.Stewart Vernon said:I can see the Clippers playing better... they can't play worse! Unless San Antonio (knock on wood) suffers a major injury, though, I think they have righted the ship for this series... even if it goes 6 or 7 games, I don't think the Clippers have it in them to win. San Antonio is one of those teams that doesn't beat itself... you have to outplay them... which the Clippers did in game 1... but game 2 the Spurs showed grit with people fouling out and in the locker room... game 3 fired on all cylinders. I don't expect 40-point blowouts nor do I expect everyone in foul trouble again... but that still ends up with the Spurs being the favorite in my mind.
I have kind of ignored Memphis/Portland. Neither of those teams is "sexy" right now... nothing against Memphis, I know they have made a good showing in the playoffs several times recently... I just can't help but think of them, unfortunately, as afterthoughts to Golden State and San Antonio.
Agreed. If they cant beat the Spurs, I dont think that gives much hope if they reach Golden State. I do think if they beat the Spurs that gives them great confidence in the next round. I think the 2nd round would be easier for them than the first. Golden State may be in the drivers seat but someone like the Clippers could challenge them. It would be another tuff series were LA has to leave it all on the line and give it everything they got to win it. What better way to make it to the NBA finals though then to know you fully earned it. I am not interested in the east teams at all. I dont see the Champs coming from the East this year. I think it would be nothing short of a miracle if they did win it all.Stewart Vernon said:Yeah, I am expecting 7 games now that it is 2-2... I still think the Spurs are in a good position, they know they can win anywhere if they play all-out. Clippers really need Chris Paul to play consistently, and he hasn't really shown he can do that yet... IF the Clippers do get by the Spurs, they will have proved something.