Western Conf. Finals Jazz vs. Spurs

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  1. Dlev59

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    The final four - NBA style is set. In the West we have the upstart Utah Jazz and the methodical yet effective San Antonio Spurs.

    These teams split their four meetings during the regular season, however, as we have learned thus far in the post season - the regular season means nothing.

    Duncan should have a huge series IMO, avg about 25 ppg, 12 rpg, with a few blocks per. Ginobili finding his game is also bad news for the Jazz.

    Utah will not lay down, Sloan will have them ready to play but I don`t see them overcoming the Spurs in a seven game series.

    Spurs in 5.
     
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    I predict Jazz in 6.

    I had The Spurs beating Dallas but I actually like the way Utah matches up with San Antonio, so I'm picking the upset here.
     
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    They changed the rules and still got the margue matchups in the 2nd round. This was supposed to be Dallas/SAN.

    I don't see this series being very close.
     
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    Jazz are Jazzed up for this series........Still, I expect the Spurs to win the series in 6 games. Parker lookin good against these guys........
     
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    Spurs have too much depth and too much mental toughness to succumb to an upset. If Utah had HCA, I'd say they have a shot. Spurs in 6. But I'll be rooting for the Jazz.

    Who is going to stop Duncan? Okur? They'll have to double him and that will open it up for the Spurs. Seems like Timmy passes out of the double team just fine.
     
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    I think this series may be closer than expected. The Jazz have a fast, mobile frontcourt that can really shoot. I'm really looking forward to the AK vs. Bowen matchup. Andrei has had a bit of a playoff resurgence, so it will be interesting to see if he can keep Manu from laying down on the court.



    Experience and talent should probably prevail. Spurs in 6.
     
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    The refs will have a tough time calling this one with floppers flopping against each other, perhaps even simultaneously.

    If Deron Williams can't pressure Tony Pizzle, this one is over fast.
     
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    It's up to boozer to get duncan in foul trouble. Spurs in 6
     
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    Purrs in 7.
     
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    Now that Manu seems to have gotten back on track the Spurs seem that much more dangerous.
     
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    One thing I did get wrong, well two. Duncan only got 10 rebounds, and I will take the Spurs in 4 games...................
     
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    Yeah, but he had 27 points so it kind of evened out.
     
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    Memo sucked...3-15. The whole game could have been different if the big fella had shown up. I'm pulling for Utah.
     
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    Yeah, me too. Let's see what kind of adjustments Jerry can come up with.
     
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    reading the reviews of the game, it didn't sound as close as the final score. and how does Boozer not get any shots within the offense until the 4th quarter (according to the Yahoo recap, I think)? I just think the Spurs have too much experience for this Jazz team, and will probably win the series in 5 games.
     
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    Utah is too green and too soft. They have depth, but their most courageous player is Williams although that hideous haircut is really holding him back.

    Utah is missing the one element they need to compete with a team like the Spurs, who at this point are a finely tuned machine.

    There is nothing dangerous about Utah. No X-Factor in the bench, and Boozer is great against guys his own size, but against Timmy, he's the 2nd or even 3rd best player on the court.
     
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    Sports talk radio during one of their sessions today was talking about the Spurs, their new identity as a dirty team and if they meet the Pistons in the Finals, a bench clearing brawl might be in order.

    I dont agree with that, however, if Bowen tries something against the Pistons, he might regret it and it could get ugly.

    Imo, Bowen knows exactly what he is doing and to whom he is doing it to. He also knows that he could be playing with fire to entice Sheed, Dale Davis, Maxiel and McDyess into a physical fiasco.

    Hell, Flip may even send Nazr in as an enforcer.
     
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    Alright, I may have been predicting with my heart rather than my mind, I'll admit. :)

    I want Detroit to have home court advantage in the finals.
     
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    Isn't our record like 1-7 vs these 2 teams over the last 2 years in the reg season?

    :doh:

    Kirelinko absolutely owns Rip/Tay.
     

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