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With all these 3-1 comebacks being handed out like candy, I feel like a 3-0 comeback is just around the corner.
One of these days.



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NightlyPoe said:
The bubble has brought a lot of teams who came to make a statement:

1. Miami takes out the Bucks
2. Denver drags the Clippers to Game 7
3. Oklahoma drags the Rockets to Game 7
4. Portland plays the best basketball in the restart before running out of gas
5. Dallas has a strong series against the Clippers despite losing Porzingis

Maybe most of them couldn't finish off their prey, but they sure did make a run at better teams.

Actually the Phoenix Suns where the hottest team in the bubble before the playoffs started they finished their season with eight wins in a row and tied the Raptors by being 9 and 1 in their final ten games.



PAOerfulone said:
With all these 3-1 comebacks being handed out like candy, I feel like a 3-0 comeback is just around the corner.
One of these days.

The only way that will ever happen is if the team with the 3-0 lead looses a key starter in the third game of the series for the rest of the playoffs.



leo-j said:
The heat are very underrated. Now I am biased since I am a huge Miami fan, but for people to still pick the celtics over a team that nearly swept the “best” team in the Est on paper.

Celtics vs Bucks? Who would win?

Heat have an exploding rookie combo of Herro and Nunn, and the 3rd best 3 pt shooter statistically in the NBA(possibly 2nd). And an All star in Bam and Jimmy. Why are they expected to lose?

The Heat have an awesome team concept and they low key made the 2nd best free agent signing in the off season for the perfect guy to lead them.

Riley and Spoelstra deserve a lot of credit.  They're one of the best executive/coach batteries in the league.



If the Heat were able to beat the Celtics and advance to the Finals; Andre Iguodala would make his 6th straight Finals appearance.



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Game 7 time.

PAOerfulone said:
If the Heat were able to beat the Celtics and advance to the Finals; Andre Iguodala would make his 6th straight Finals appearance.

Lebron thinks that's cure :)

Edit:  Bam with an epic block to win Game 1.



And the curse continues for the Clippers. The Nuggets did it AGAIN.



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I CANNOT believe my eyes. Nuggets did it again!

Not just that, how does this happen to the Clippers?

The basketball gods have set it in stone: LA is Lakers turf.



This ain't the first time the Clippers blew a 3-1 lead either.
2015 - With Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, they blew it against the Rockets when Kevin McHale was their coach.
The common denominator appears to be Doc Rivers.



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PAOerfulone said:
This ain't the first time the Clippers blew a 3-1 lead either.
2015 - With Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, they blew it against the Rockets when Kevin McHale was their coach.
The common denominator appears to be Doc Rivers.

Doc Rivers has long been the most bafflingly overrated coach in the NBA.  He's not a bad coach, and he's gotten a few underdog teams to overperform.  But he's been living off of that single championship with the Big 3 in Boston for a long time now and we just kinda gloss over that the Lob City era and Chris Paul's prime didn't even get them to the Conference Finals.  Now we have the most talented and well-constructed team in the NBA with all the defense and hustle you could ask for ingrained in their DNA to go along with plenty of scoring options and they're out in the 2nd round after one heck of a choke job.

I wouldn't mind if he was just respected.  But the consensus seems to be (or seemed to be until tonight) that he's the 2nd best coach in the whole league behind Popovich and that's just not justified.