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    Default 2017 NBA Playoffs Round 2: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

    Toronto showed me quite a bit in dusting off the Bucks in Milwaukee. They have an extra gear they had last year. Likewise, I think Cleveland isn't quite as overpowering as they were in 2016. That said, I just don't see this team dethroning the reigning champs.

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    Cavs in 5

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    Default Re: 2017 NBA Playoffs Round 2: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

    Also keep in mind the raptors were missing valanciunas last season. The Cavs don't really have anyone that can check him.

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    I wish Toronto would pull the upset. I'll be cheering for them to do so because I'm just so tired of seeing LeBron in the Finals year after year.

    But, barring any sort of injury to Kyrie or Love, or LeBron obviously, I think this is a highly competitive 7-game series. Toronto has a little more firepower than we did, and a little bit better defensive potential against Kyrie and Love, so they'll be able to fight this one out. But ultimately, until we see it change, I assume LeBron will take over when he needs a win and put the Raptors to sleep.
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    I see when it really matters Lebron playing point and puts four three point shooters on the perimeter. No one can keep him from driving or he takes a long three.
    The Pacers with a physical big man like Valunciunas would be a much better team.

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    No one in the East can beat Lebron.

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    At this point, I think Lebron will retire before he gets eliminated by an Eastern team. I don't think any team in the East will be able to eliminate him until he's about 44 years old, give or take.

    If Toronto gets anywhere near making this a series, the Cavs will kick it up a notch like Games 5 and 6 last year where they completely obliterated them.

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    Bron in 6

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    Vote with my heart instead of my head. Toronto in 6.

    Valunciunas is the northern hero. Plus, TOR has nice depth at defenisve wing. Slow LeBron down maybe.

    JMO, but Toronto was built the same kind of way that the 2013ish Pacers were. That is to beat LeBron's team. The Raps have a better chance than they are given credit for.

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    Cavs in 6. Still can't beat Lebron and 4 shooters. Raptors don't know how to use Valunciunas offensively.

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    Cavs in 6, almost want to say 5, think Toronto is stuck as middle of road playoff team with a guy in Lowry who plays small in playoffs.
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    Vote with my heart instead of my head. Toronto in 6.

    Valunciunas is the northern hero. Plus, TOR has nice depth at defenisve wing. Slow LeBron down maybe.

    JMO, but Toronto was built the same kind of way that the 2013ish Pacers were. That is to beat LeBron's team. The Raps have a better chance than they are given credit for.
    No one will accuse you of voting with your head there lol

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    At this point, I think Lebron will retire before he gets eliminated by an Eastern team. I don't think any team in the East will be able to eliminate him until he's about 44 years old, give or take.

    If Toronto gets anywhere near making this a series, the Cavs will kick it up a notch like Games 5 and 6 last year where they completely obliterated them.
    If LeBron still plays at 44 years old he should be drug tested.

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    I have a feeling this series is going to be boring.
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    I have a feeling this series is going to be boring.
    Yep, just like the East playoffs the last two years.

    What's truly remarkable is that some people actually expect Toronto to give them a series. They can't touch Cleveland. Cavs are a classic example of a team that can flick the switch.

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    If Raptors get swept, and have blowouts in the mix, do we feel better about the season?

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    If Raptors get swept, and have blowouts in the mix, do we feel better about the season?
    No

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    If Raptors get swept, and have blowouts in the mix, do we feel better about the season?
    I feel validated in all my arguments with people that we could beat anyone except the Cavs in the East since adding Lance. But not better about the season.

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    I feel validated in all my arguments with people that we could beat anyone except the Cavs in the East since adding Lance. But not better about the season.
    I think the Pistons could beat anyone on the east except the Cavs and we didn't even make the playoffs.

    That doesn't mean I think the Pistons are on the brink of anything or even good. It just means the east is crappy.

    I do look forward to hearing more about Lance the prodigal son transforming the Pacers into a contender. It's the highlight of my offseason here. It never fails to make my afternoon, no matter what mood I'm in.

    Granted, if I were an actual Pacers fan it would make me want to shoot myself.
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    I think the Pistons could beat anyone on the east except the Cavs and we didn't even make the playoffs.

    That doesn't mean I think the Pistons are on the brink of anything or even good. It just means the east is crappy.

    I do look forward to hearing more about Lance the prodigal son transforming the Pacers into a contender. It's the highlight of my offseason here. It never fails to make my afternoon, no matter what mood I'm in.

    Granted, if I were an actual Pacers fan it would make me want to shoot myself.
    There is 1 person on the board that thinks Lance turns the team into a contender. But I'm glad you have something to enjoy this offseason.

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    There is 1 person on the board that thinks Lance turns the team into a contender. But I'm glad you have something to enjoy this offseason.
    There's plenty more than one.

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    If Raptors get swept, and have blowouts in the mix, do we feel better about the season?
    Considering that the team still only won 42 games and looked like *** for a lot of the season, not one bit.

    But If the goal is mediocrity, then yeah I guess the Pacers didn't do half bad

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    If Raptors get swept, and have blowouts in the mix, do we feel better about the season?
    No really we still have Nate as the coach and that sucks.
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    I think the Pistons could beat anyone on the east except the Cavs and we didn't even make the playoffs.

    That doesn't mean I think the Pistons are on the brink of anything or even good. It just means the east is crappy.

    I do look forward to hearing more about Lance the prodigal son transforming the Pacers into a contender. It's the highlight of my offseason here. It never fails to make my afternoon, no matter what mood I'm in.

    Granted, if I were an actual Pacers fan it would make me want to shoot myself.
    I never said we're a contender. Cavs, Warriors, MAYBE Spurs are the only contenders. I just really think we could have beat anyone else besides Cleveland since adding Lance. Every person affiliated with the Pacers: players, coaches, front office said Lances energy made them a new team. No one called us contenders. No one said Lance was anywhere near being our best player. He added some needed talent and brought some energy for us to be in contention for the 2nd best playoff team in the East potentially, and unfortunately we drew the Cavs right away. You can hate people all you want and put words in our mouths I really don't care. (I think you were one who said we'd have no shot at Raptors. I don't remember being down like this in any game through the series...)

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    Considering that the team still only won 42 games and looked like *** for a lot of the season, not one bit.

    But If the goal is mediocrity, then yeah I guess the Pacers didn't do half bad
    Don't get me wrong, we still have the same holes and problems and yada yada.

    But it makes me feel better if we do better than the Raptors because if we can keep PG he really is that damn good.

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