Yes the Houston series could go the distance. Be surprised if the Clippers series went more than five games.Now that's how Boston should have been playing in game 3! Another game where they were never behind, they had a 30 point lead, three guys over +/-20 and Brown on 19. All 5 starters and Wannamaker +10 points. Hopefully they can close out the series as I think that Boston/Miami will be really interesting, but Miami would steamroll Toronto. Miami should close it out tonight.
Clippers go to 2-1 and we'll have to see if Denver can pull it back next time.
LA/Houston is going to be good. I can see Houston taking another and this going to 7 games.
At the moment I think Denver has a good shot. Miami had a good record against the Bucks so that wasn't a total surprise. Coach Bud doesn't seem able to make adjustments in the playoffs like other coaches. He was out coached by the Raptors coach last year.Nuggets force game 7 and Rockets go out in 5. That's pretty much the opposite of what I was expecting for those two series. I can't tell if Houston just didn't turn up or the Lakers were that good? Can the Nuggets pull off a big upset?
Boston Vs. Miami will be interesting. Boston match up well against Miami and Hayward should be back, hopefully adding a bit more scoring from the bench. It's going to be a tough call for Stevens on who starts. Smart was arguably the MVP of the Toronto series and he's the obvious candidate to drop if Hayward comes in. The talk before this last series was whoever wins from Boston/Toronto will be representing the East in the finals, no matter who won out of Miami and Milwaukee. I'm not so sure, but I hope it's the case. Celtics Lakers in the finals would be brilliant (as long as the Celtics win!).
The Nuggets took their time but they worked out Utah eventually and the Clippers.Celtics get one back with a much better performance, and the kind of performance I would expect, and the Nuggets take the Lakers to the wire. I'm unsure if the longer break will help the Celtics, but fingers crossed it will. The Nuggets seemed to work out how to limit scoring at the rim against the Lakers, which is going to help. Lets see if they can make the series interesting.
It always funny because loads of other fans seem to be complaining that the refs are biased towards the Lakers. Are Lakers fans used to getting the better of the calls from refs, so when a game isn't called in their favour (and perhaps is just called fair?) they think they're being hard done by?Denver gets one back. Lots of Lakers fans complaining about the refs !