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billy.pilgrim, you missed your calling. ;)

Report: Rockets have research that shows Warriors get favorable officiating
I don't watch pro., so no comment, but it's obvious that you don't watch Alabama's close football games and didn't see the Auburn vs NCS basketball game.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:28 am
I don't watch pro., so no comment, but it's obvious that you don't watch Alabama's close football games and didn't see the Auburn vs NCS basketball game.
:D Easy Tiger (get it?), I'm lauding your ability to rate officiating and passion for it, and saying you could have had a career doing the research.
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Maybe coulda gotten some zebras fired now and then.
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Can't say that you wouldn't have enjoyed that.

"NCS"? Who's that? I figured you'd still be pissed off about Virginia.

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Portland (#3) > Denver (#2), but I won't hate it if Denver wins.
Denver lead series 1-0, oh well

Toronto (#2) > Philadelphia (#3) and then win the Eastern Conference
Philadelphia 94, Toronto 89
Ut-oh, lost the homecourt edge
Series Tied 1-1
I'm 2-3 in the Semis, my 1st time in the hole this year. :(
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Milwaukee (#1) > Boston (#4)
Boston 112, Milwaukee 90
Ut-oh, but I won't hate it if Boston wins.
Boston leads series 1-0

Boston 102, Milwaukee 123 :thumbup:
One analyst said Milwaukee was done after Game 1 :roll: . The margin is just 1 point in favor of Boston.
Series Tied 1-1, Boston still has the home arena advantage.


Golden State (#1) > Houston (#4) and everyone else
Houston 100, Golden State 104, whew
Golden State leads series 1-0

Houston 109, Golden State 115
2 close games
Golden State lead series 2-0 :thumbup:
I'm 4-3 in the Semis.
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Portland (#3) > Denver (#2), but I won't hate it if Denver wins.
Portland 97, Denver 90 :thumbup:
Series Tied 1-1, Portland seizes the homecourt edge.
I'm 5-3 in the Semis. :thumbup:
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Vrede too wrote:
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billy.pilgrim, you missed your calling. ;)
I don't watch pro., so no comment, but it's obvious that you don't watch Alabama's close football games and didn't see the Auburn vs NCS basketball game.
What Alabama close football game?

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    Toronto (#2) > Philadelphia (#3) and then win the Eastern Conference
    Ut-oh, lost the homecourt edge
    Series Tied 1-1
    Philadelphia lead series 2-1
    I'm 5-4 in the Semis.
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    Milwaukee (#1) > Boston (#4)
    One analyst said Milwaukee was done after Game 1 :roll: . The margin is just 1 point in favor of Boston.
    Series Tied 1-1, Boston still has the home arena advantage.

    Milwaukee leads series 2-1, regains the homecourt advantage. :thumbup:

    Portland (#3) > Denver (#2), but I won't hate it if Denver wins.
    4OT!!!
    Denver 137, Portland 140
    Portland leads series 2-1, keeps the homecourt advantage. :thumbup:
    I'm 7-3 in the Semis. :thumbup:
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    Golden State (#1) > Houston (#4) and everyone else
    Golden State leads series 2-0 :thumbup:
    OT!, Golden State leads series 2-1.
    That's okay, Houston is too good for it to be essentially over already.
    I'm 7-4 in the Semis.
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    2 good games.
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    Toronto (#2) > Philadelphia (#3) and then win the Eastern Conference
    Ut-oh, lost the homecourt edge
    Series Tied 1-1
    Philadelphia lead series 2-1
    Series tied 2-2, Toronto has the homecourt edge back. :thumbup:
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    Portland (#3) > Denver (#2), but I won't hate it if Denver wins.
    4OT!!!
    Portland leads series 2-1, keeps the homecourt advantage. :thumbup:
    Series tied 2-2, Denver regains the homecourt advantage.
    8-6 in the Semis.
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    Milwaukee (#1) > Boston (#4)
    Milwaukee leads series 3-1. :thumbup:
    Back to Milwaukee.


    Golden State (#1) > Houston (#4) and everyone else
    OT!, Golden State leads series 2-1.
    That's okay, Houston is too good for it to be essentially over already.

    Close game, series tied 2-2, ut-oh.
    Back to Oakand, all home winners so far.
    3 of the 4 series are tied 2-2, all low seeds have the homecourt advantage.
    I'm 9-7 in the Semis.
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    2 routs.
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    Toronto (#2) > Philadelphia (#3) and then win the Eastern Conference
    Series tied 2-2, Toronto has the homecourt edge back. :thumbup:
    Toronto lead series 3-2 :thumbup: , Game 6 in Philadelphia.

    Portland (#3) > Denver (#2), but I won't hate it if Denver wins.
    Series tied 2-2, Denver regains the homecourt advantage.
    Denver lead series 3-2, ut-oh, Game 6 in Portland.
    I'm 10-8 in the Semis.
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    Milwaukee (#1) > Boston (#4)
    Bucks eliminate Celtics in Game 5 rout :thumbup:

    Golden State (#1) > Houston (#4) and everyone else
    Close game, series tied 2-2, ut-oh.
    Back to Oakand, all home winners so far.

    Still. :thumbup:
    Warriors rally to beat Rockets after Kevin Durant injury

    ... In a performance reminiscent of 2015 and 2016 before Durant joined them, Curry took over, Thompson came up big in support and Draymond Green threw his body all over the court as Golden State beat the Rockets 104-99 in Game 5 Wednesday.

    The Warriors take a 3-2 series lead into Houston for Game 6 Friday. Teams with home-court advantage and a 3-2 lead in a best-of-seven series entering a road Game 6 have won Game 6 51% of the time and the series 91% of the time.

    This has been an especially tight series with games decided by four, six, five, four and now five points. The first five games of a series have each been decided by six or fewer points only three times previously....

    Durant’s injury could give the Rockets an edge. The Warriors are still determining whether he’ll even travel to Houston....
    I'm 12-8 games, 1-0 series in the Semis.
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    Report: Kevin Durant out rest of Warriors-Rockets series

    Ut-oh. Or not, great team either way.

    Toronto and Denver, both on the road, could end their series tonight, or not.
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    Toronto (#2) > Philadelphia (#3) and then win the Eastern Conference
    Toronto lead series 3-2 :thumbup: , Game 6 in Philadelphia.
    Series Tied 3-3, ut-oh, Game 7 in Toronto.
    Milwaukee (#1, best regular season record in the NBA) will be well-rested for whoever.


    Portland (#3) > Denver (#2), but I won't hate it if Denver wins.
    Denver lead series 3-2, ut-oh, Game 6 in Portland.
    Series Tied 3-3 :thumbup: , Game 7 in "'Shroom" Denver.
    I'm 13-9 games, 1-0 series in the Semis.
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    Golden State (#1) > Houston (#4) and everyone else
    Good game. Golden State wins series 4-2 :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Steph Curry scoreless in the 1st half, but game was tied at halftime. Can't count on him to stay bad, finishes with 33 in the game, 23 in the 4th!
    Has knocked Houston out 4 of the last 5 years.
    Will have 2 days more rest than the Portland (#3) - Denver (#2) winner, Kevin Durant back?
    I'm 14-9 games, 2-0 series in the Semis. :thumbup:
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    Found:
    Oh, all that water is from rain. I thought it was from the tears after the rockets lost to the warriors last night
    :D :thumbup:
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    Portland (#3) > Denver (#2), but I won't hate it if Denver wins.
    Great game. Portland wins series 4-3 in Denver. :thumbup:
    It's the first higher seed to win in the playoffs.
    Go Golden State (#1) > Portland (#3), but I won't hate it if Portland wins.
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    Toronto (#2) > Philadelphia (#3) and then win the Eastern Conference
    Series Tied 3-3, ut-oh, Game 7 in Toronto.
    Milwaukee (#1, best regular season record in the NBA) will be well-rested for whoever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Cvd2C2z7I

    Not just a Toronto buzzer beater, but it bounced 4 or 5 times on the rim before dropping in! Wow.
    Go Toronto (#2) > Milwaukee (#1)

    Portland (#3) is the de facto Cinderella team. Otherwise, two #1s and a #2. This ain't March Madness.

    I'm 16-9 games, 4-0 series in the Semis. :thumbup:
    I finished Round One 24-8 in games, 6-0 for series picks (2 no preference).
    I'm a total 40-17 games, 10-0 for series picks.

    I coulda made some real money gambling.
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    Not just a Toronto buzzer beater, but it bounced 4 or 5 times on the rim before dropping in! Wow.
    Evil, cheating Canadians:

    Reddit, YouTube users believe Kawhi's shot was controlled by magnets

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    Go Golden State (#1) > Portland (#3), but I won't hate it if Portland wins.
    Game 1, not even close. :thumbup:
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    Vrede too wrote:
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    Milwaukee (#1, best regular season record in the NBA) will be well-rested for whoever.
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    Go Toronto (#2) > Milwaukee (#1)
    Toronto had it, then collapsed in the 4th quarter. Gotta wonder if it was fatigue.
    Milwaukee 1-0. It's my least favorite of the 4 remaining, but I don't hate it. That's a bennie of winning every series, the unliked teams are gone.
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