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    Default 2017 Eastern Conference Finals: (1) Boston vs. (2) Cleveland

    Is this the biggest underdog 1 seed we've ever seen in-conference? I think it is.

    Prediction: in 6.

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    I don't think Kevin Love is thrilled to have to face Kelly Olynyk again.

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    Cavs in 3.
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    Well, I really dislike every team still playing.

    At this point, I just want to see LeCavs, Warriors and the Spurs LOSE.

    The added benefit of the fact that right now it's very easy for me to pull for Isaiah Thomas to win for his sister makes this a no brainer.

    Don't like the franchise, but they are well coached and play hard.

    Go Celtics... (but mostly just IT)

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    Cleveland in 5. The NBA is too obvious for the casual fan. It will bite them in the butt.

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    Cavs in 3.
    They should just skip the ECF and anoint the Cavs now. You know they like to rest anyway.
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    Is this the biggest underdog 1 seed we've ever seen in-conference? I think it is.

    Prediction: in 6.

    Nah, I think the #1 seed Hawks who the Cavs swept two years ago were far less intimidating than this Boston team.

    Cavs in 5.

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    Nah, I think the #1 seed Hawks who the Cavs swept two years ago were far less intimidating than this Boston team.

    Cavs in 5.
    Vegas would disagree. The Hawks were -1 heading into game 1 of that series. The Celtics are +3 right now for their game 1.

    The Cavs were -225 against Atlanta in 2015. They're -550 against the Celtics this year.
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    Vegas would disagree. The Hawks were -1 heading into game 1 of that series. The Celtics are +3 right now for their game 1.
    The reality of what happened in the series is more valuable than what Vegas said prior to it. That series was pitiful with the exception of the OT game 3.

    I think Boston at least gets a game.

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    The reality of what happened in the series is more valuable than what Vegas said prior to it. That series was pitiful with the exception of the OT game 3.

    I think Boston at least gets a game.
    Well, I didn't ask if this would be the most lopsided defeat ever, I said this might be the biggest 1-seed underdog ever.

    The Cavs were favorites against Atlanta, but this series is taking a very different tone. The Celtics are huge underdogs before the ball is tipped.
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    I'm super surprised Vegas gave Atlanta that much of a chance against Lebron. I'm sure K.Love's injury had a lot to do with it though.

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    Boston has impressed me with their effort. They haven't made anything easy on themselves, but here they are.

    That said, Kyrie is going to abuse IT, and LeBron has been other-worldly this post-season. I don't think Boston has the horses to take down Cleveland, but they'll make it a series for a minute.

    Cleveland in 6.

    I'd LOVE it if the Spurs and Celtics met in the Finals, but the GSW v. CLE matchup is just inevitable.
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    Boston has impressed me with their effort. They haven't made anything easy on themselves, but here they are.

    That said, Kyrie is going to abuse IT, and LeBron has been other-worldly this post-season. I don't think Boston has the horses to take down Cleveland, but they'll make it a series for a minute.

    Cleveland in 6.

    I'd LOVE it if the Spurs and Celtics met in the Finals, but the GSW v. CLE matchup is just inevitable.
    IT won't spend 2 minutes guarding Kyrie Irving.

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    4-0 Cavs. Id be shocked if CLE doesn't win by 15 tomorrow.

    That said.. Celtics are playing with house money. Fantastic season. Ainge held his chips at the deadline which means more assets to deal this summer.

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    IT won't spend 2 minutes guarding Kyrie Irving.
    Then JR will splash "contested" 3s on him the whole series lol

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    I actually expect Boston to come up with a win. Perfect combo of team play and hot shooting should get it done.

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    Cleveland in 5...Boston will get one
    Larry Bird and Ryan Grigson- wasting the talents of Paul George and Andrew Luck

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    I'm super surprised Vegas gave Atlanta that much of a chance against Lebron. I'm sure K.Love's injury had a lot to do with it though.
    No K Love and that Atlanta team won 60+ games. That Atlanta team plays this Boston team and I like the Hawks.

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    When does this smack down start? I am losing track of these meaningless games.
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    Then JR will splash "contested" 3s on him the whole series lol
    I'm sure the Celtics will be fine with that.

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    No K Love and that Atlanta team won 60+ games. That Atlanta team plays this Boston team and I like the Hawks.
    Really? I definitely go the other way. I didnt think much of that Atlanta team though.

    I know they caught lightning in a bottle that year though. They were the surprises of the season along with GS.

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    Tristan Thompson has been a menace to Boston all season. Looks like that trend will continue in the playoffs.

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    Wasn't that Atlanta team down a starter due to police malfeasance? Specifically the guy they hoped would check LeBron.

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    Boston can't buy an open shot. And they're getting plenty of them.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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