WC PLAYOFFS RD 1: (4) HOU ROCKETS vs (5)POR BLAZERS

Go Back   Raptors Forum | Toronto Raptors Forums & Message Boards > NBA Discussion > NBA Talk

View Poll Results: Who wins and in how many games?
HOU IN 4 0 0%
HOU IN 5 2 7.69%
HOU IN 6 4 15.38%
HOU IN 7 4 15.38%
POR IN 4 1 3.85%
POR IN 5 2 7.69%
POR IN 6 7 26.92%
POR IN 7 6 23.08%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-15-2014, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
...

Senior Member

 
Ball Don't Lie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 12,161
Representing:
Default WC PLAYOFFS RD 1: (4) HOU ROCKETS vs (5)POR BLAZERS

STARTERS:

HOU

Patrick Beverley
James Harden
Chandler Parsons
Terrence Jones
Dwight Howard

POR

Damien Lillard
Wesley Matthews
Nic Batum
LaMarcus Aldridge
Robin Lopez

KEY ROTATION PLAYERS:

HOU

Jeremy Lin
Francisco Garcia
Omer Asik

POR

Mo Williams
Dorell Wright
Thomas Robinson

Key Matchups:

James Harden has had his way with POR this year, so despite POR having a huge mismatch with Aldridge v Jones, if they don't slow down Harden they have no chance of extending this series beyond 5 games. I think they'll find a way to slow him down, and POR will end up winning a few games this series, but I like HOU to come out on top. Beverley vs Lillard could also tilt the series, as if Lillard is slowed down, POR may have some problems scoring the ball as it'll limit their 3 point attack

PREDICTION:

HOU in 7, only because they're so inconsistent defensively, otherwise I'd pick them in 6
Ball Don't Lie is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
10
...

Resident Mavs Fan
 
10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,232
Representing:
Default

Always love your playoff matchup previews.
10 is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
Diamond Scorpion
is pounding the rock! (Edit)

Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Representing:
Default

I'm going Portland in 7.
  Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 09:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
#NorthernUprising

6 Man Like Lou Will
 
js12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: T.O.
Posts: 5,629
Representing:
Default

Portland in 6
js12 is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 10:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
is all bout dat life

Can't knock the Hustle
 
Nites's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 15,083
Representing:
Default

Houston in 6. Will be rooting for Portland.
Nites is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 10:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
is the baby faced assassin

Banned
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 81,104
Representing:
Default

I hope Portland wins but Houston in 6
jeffb is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 01:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
Follow @torraptorsforum on twitter

Senior Member

 
box92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 6,854
Representing:
Default

I see the rockets taking this, but probably one of the best if not the best 1st round match ups. Excited for this
box92 is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 01:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
a nacho hound

Senior Member
 
Toby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South of Portland, home of the Blazers
Posts: 6,064
Representing:
Default

first victims

Toby is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 02:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
payin Dwyane Wade

Senior Member
 
Kirby's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 6,816
Representing:
Default

x-factor will be production from the wings for Portland. Harden ain't guarding shit.
Kirby is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 05:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
is dead inside

Senior Member
 
Metallikid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,234
Representing:
Default

Portland in six. Houston gets its defense and bench exposed. Harden may as well be Bargs on D and Batum is going to make him positively uncomfortable on O. Dwight will beast the rebounds, but he isn't the defensive anchor he once was, and LMA is too consistent. I can't believe you guys think they're going to lose a game at the Rose Garden in the first round.
Metallikid is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 07:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
cocked that joint back and banged on him

Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 181
Representing:
Default

Portland in 7. Despite that Houston is good offensively, they aren't good at defence, and especially they don't have decent backup for Beverly (Beverly ain't so good too). And Harden is very lazy in defence. Houston can't guard star guards. If Lillard is hot - they're having some problems.
hot body, cold mind is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 08:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
Diamond Scorpion
is pounding the rock! (Edit)

Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Metallikid View Post
Portland in six. Houston gets its defense and bench exposed. Harden may as well be Bargs on D and Batum is going to make him positively uncomfortable on O. Dwight will beast the rebounds, but he isn't the defensive anchor he once was, and LMA is too consistent. I can't believe you guys think they're going to lose a game at the Rose Garden in the first round.
You're right. The Blazers are absolute beasts when playing at the Rose Garden.
  Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 09:34 AM   #13 (permalink)
rootin for the eagles, boise state, the leafs, raps, and jays

Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Halifax
Posts: 5,683
Representing:
Default

Blazers in 6 or 7, but I put 7.
Chiggmo is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 09:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
...

Senior Member

 
Ball Don't Lie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 12,161
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 10gizzle View Post
Always love your playoff matchup previews.
Appreciate it man. Its always fun talking playoff ball, but 10x better when the Raptors are in the conversation as well.
Ball Don't Lie is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 09:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
...

Senior Member

 
Ball Don't Lie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 12,161
Representing:
Default

Smart move by Stotts to go right at Harden early with Matthews' post ups, and forcing a switch onto Lillard. His defence may singlehandedly end up costing HOU the series
Ball Don't Lie is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 10:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
is not changing this sig until we win a playoff series

everyones a critic
 
th3answ3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,370
Representing:
Default

fuck the rockets, por in 6
th3answ3r is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 10:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
is full of beans

Senior Member
 
Beans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 4,358
Representing:
Default

Blazers looking good
Beans is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 10:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
editing this message!

Senior Member
 
jj33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,477
Representing:
Default

Wow, Harden sucks on D!!! He is getting abused by Wes Mathews! Didn't know he was this bad....
jj33 is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 10:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
is full of beans

Senior Member
 
Beans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 4,358
Representing:
Default

man Parsons is playing good

Last edited by Beans; 04-20-2014 at 10:33 PM.
Beans is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 11:04 PM   #20 (permalink)
...

Senior Member

 
Ball Don't Lie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 12,161
Representing:
Default

Hardens defence is maddening. I dont know how Mchale hasn't lost it on him or benched him at any point this year.

He was guarding Batum at the end of the half, and on a screen roll, he got picked by Aldridge, took the hit, then stood at the 3 point instead of either trailing his man or trying to get in the passing lanes to the roller. Pathetic.

Also, Shaq is the worst. He just keeps repeating himself about Dwight. We get it, you think he should score 30 points because he's bigger than most guys. He's such a bad studio announcer, he's lucky that he's got the best crew in the business making up for his lack of insight and entertainment value. His analysis and entertainment value is the equivalent of James Hardens D.
Ball Don't Lie is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright RaptorsForum.com 2005-2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24