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Offline Nate Powalie

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Re: NBA 2022 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2022, 09:49:00 AM »

Warriors at -250.  That's courtesy of Caesars.  FWIW, against Dallas and then the East champion, they're at +135 to win out

Thanks, Seabreeze. And recaps:

Miami goes on a huge run to open 2nd half, dispatching the Celtics in Game 1 118-107. Game 2 is tonight at 8:30 PM EDT on ESPN.
And in the West, the Warriors have 7 players score in double figures as they pound the Mavericks 112-87. Game 2 Friday at 9 PM EDT on TNT.
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Re: NBA 2022 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2022, 11:21:21 AM »
At the end of the day on Thursday, 05.26.22, all 4 teams would have completed action through five games.  Golden State is one win away from reaching their first NBA Final in 3 years, while in the East, Boston is a win away from the reaching their first NBA Final in quite awhile.  Both the Celtics and Warriors can close things on their home court.  Itís rather important for the Celtics to do so as itís their last time at the Garden.   Though to be honest, they probably could still take down the Heat in Miami for a third time if they can get it done on Friday.  Meanwhile, Iíd think the Warriors would love to take out Dallas tonight.  They had 2 games to give against the Mavericks.  In the very rare case the West goes 7 games, two of them will be in San Francisco; barring epic injury, the first 3-0 fall isnít happening this month.

If Golden State wins, theyíll have a least a day against Boston, and 3 if Miami comes back down 3-2.  Itís pretty important; if the WFC extends into the weekend, they could lose their rest advantage against Boston.  However, a big deal & major advantage over a banged up Celtics & even Heat squad; Golden State will stay put for their first game a week from now
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Re: NBA 2022 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2022, 11:29:59 PM »
Golden State is through to the Finals, thanks to Klay Thompson stepping up big time in the first half, the final count of 120 to 110. 

Meanwhile, in the East, we have a game 7 to look forward to on Sunday night at 8:30. Jimmy Butler puts in a playoff career-high 47 points to lead the Heat past the Celtics 119-113. All eyes will be on Miami Sunday to determine who will represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals.
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Re: NBA 2022 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2022, 11:40:32 PM »
Vegas still likes Boston to represent the East.  I'm not sure it matters, because it'll be a very, very difficult task to battle successfully against the Warriors, who not have earned an additional two-day advantage in terms of rest.  On the other hand, the NBA Finals starts on Thursday so it might be a tad too much rest.

FanDuel has the Celtics favored by 2 on the road in Miami.  FWIW, Boston has gone from +130 to +300 to win the 2022 NBA Finals, while the Heat moved from +2400 to +300 to win their first title in 9 years (major move for being on the brink & on the road before regaining home court for a second time).

Golden State was -150 but now are at -195 to win their fourth title since within the past 10 years.

This year marks the first time the lNBA is awarding players for their performances within the conference, in the postseason.  Steph Curry (the favorite to win the Finals MVP, which would actually be his first), is the first player to win a conference finals MVP (the Magic Johnson Trophy).  Someone in the East will be the second, but first in that conference
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Re: NBA 2022 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2022, 10:46:38 PM »
The NBA Finals are set with the Golden State Warriors facing the Boston Celtics.  The (series) opening tip is slated for Thursday, 06.02.22 after nine oíclock Eastern in the PM somewhere in San Francisco.  In terms of Game 1, Golden State is favored by 3.5; in terms of winning the title, the Warriors are currently at -160 (while the Celtics are at +130).

Barring injury, if Golden State wins but Curry exits without his first Finals MVP, Iím not sure when or if heíll ever get there.  Iíd be a little shocked if he doesnít get it this season (unless Boston wins).

Iím not going to be here to post the results & reactions/updates as the series progresses.  I know Nate will if he can & is available (has time).  Iíll be tuned into the NBA Finals this year but I have a couple of thing s (at least) to do/focus on this summer.  What I can say is that anything can happen despite the notion that Boston will get run out of the tourney.  Itís possible, but if they lose Game 1, people will say the Warriors were spotted 72 hours & didnít have to travel (twice).  To be fair, the GSW are the better team, but far from the most accomplished franchise.

I can totally see this NBA Finals as a competitive back-and-forth contest, and I can see the opposite too.  Iím not sure I can see Boston winning outright, but I donít know if Iíd bet for them to get run out the door either.  The ďoriginalĒ trio of Curry, Thompson, and Green are still a big deal, but during a rather brief down period, they got to acquire some awesome talent that usually ends up with teams that just plain suck.  BTW, I believe Payton returns on Thursday, and in addition, Poole & Wiggins are pretty good.

Steph Curry remains the NBA Finals MVP favorite, followed by Tatum and Brown.  BTW, all the totals/line/whatever are courtesy of Fan Duel.  With the exception of next week, all games are 3 days apart (days off for travel & practice).  Theyíre not running things normally for games 1-2 as the series starts on Thursday.  The league typically doesnít start on Friday, and theyíve avoided Saturday games for quite some time.  If the NBA finals go the distance, itíll end on 06.19.22
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Re: NBA 2022 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2022, 01:33:56 AM »
With the Finals being Golden State VS Boston, I see this going ALL 7 games.   This will NOT be easy.

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Re: NBA 2022 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2022, 09:18:23 PM »
Something tells me it is going to be 6 games and Warriors are going to win in my opinion.

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Re: NBA 2022 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2022, 10:29:13 AM »
Al Horford leads the charge with a career-high 6 three-pointers made en route to a 26-point performance off the bench, Celtics erupt for a 40-point 4th quarter and take care of business in Game 1 against the Warriors 120-108. Jayson Tatum also had a double-double with 12 points and 13 assists. Game 2 is back at the Chase Center on Sunday night with a tip-off shortly after 8 EST. Right now, the Warriors are listed as 4-point favorites for Game 2.
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Re: NBA 2022 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2022, 10:31:31 AM »
Warriors bounce back nicely with five players in double figures for scoring, including Jordan Poole becoming the youngest player to hit 5 3s in a Finals game, as they cruise to a 107-88 win in Game 2. The series now shifts to the TD Garden in Boston tied at 1-1, with Game 3 slated to tip-off on Wednesday a little after 9 PM EST.
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Re: NBA 2022 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2022, 12:14:06 PM »
A bit delayed, I know, but Celtics take game 3 from Wednesday thanks to a combined 53 points from Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum in 116-100 victory over Warriors. Concern for Golden State is the health of star guard Stephen Curry after sustaining an injury going after a loose ball. Game 4 is tonight at the TD Garden in Boston, tip-off at 9 EST.
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Re: NBA 2022 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2022, 11:43:44 PM »
Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors, your 2022 NBA Champions. Curry drops a 34-point performance in Game 6, giving GSW the 4-2 series win and the Dubs their fourth title in eight years.

Naturally, Curry gets that elusive first Finals MVP award for his career. I want to know what you guys think about this year's Finals and the playoffs overall.
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Re: NBA 2022 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2022, 09:51:27 AM »
It was very awesome like always. I can't recall 1 finals in my opinion that was bad.

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Re: NBA 2022 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2022, 10:56:53 AM »
Warriors parade is set for Monday, this time in San Francisco.