May 12, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 2 comments

The NBA conference finals is presenting a very difficult pick 'em choice. I keep going back and forth on the teams!

posted by NoMich at 03:40 PM on May 12

Since I will be busy later today and traveling tomorrow, I will get my NBA playoff picks in now. I will miss game 1 in Boston tomorrow, but I sold my tickets for a small profit, so all is well. We will get to the rest of the home games and cheer for the Celtics.

Warriors appear to be playing possum a little bit as the playoffs have progressed. Houston has found a groove, and they are playing as well as they have all year. Does either team have enough on defense to slow down the other? Warriors inside game will stand up more consistently than Rockets. Golden State in 7, Durant.

How far can LeBron James lift his game, and consequently his team? Against Toronto he was unstoppable, and his supporting cast is just good enough so that one's defense cannot be concentrated on him alone. If there is a team in the East that can defend successfully against the Cavs, it is Boston. They have 3 or 4 players who can go one on one with James and hold him down. He's unstoppable, but he can be slowed. Boston has relied on balanced offense and having a different player carry the team each game. They will have to play as well in this series as they have ever played. I will call the upset here. Boston in 7, James.

posted by Howard_T at 04:21 PM on May 12

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