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Lots of delusional fans on both sides claiming their favorite team will win in four games. I'd be very surprised if series goes less than 6.
It's finally time for the playoffs. Should be a lot of fun. What won't be fun? Nets and Raptors fans warring in my mentions for two weeks.
If necessary: April 30, Game 5 at Toronto, TBD; May 2 at BKN, TBD; May 4 at Toronto, TBD.
Nets-Raptors will be at 12:30PM on ESPN.
Games 3 and 4, I meant, in my last tweet.
So Games 3 & 4 in Brooklyn are slated for next Friday and Sunday, both with 7 p.m. starts.
Games 2 and 3 in Brooklyn are Friday and Sunday, both at 7 pm.
The Nets will play in Toronto on Saturday at 12:30 pm and on Tuesday at 8.
Fans are trash talking on my timeline and are acting like I'm a huge fan of the team I cover. Can only mean one thing: Playoff time, baby.
Blatche feels Nets have a "great chance in this series. We are a veteran team & playoffs is not about speed & young It's about veteran play"
Blatche on Raps: "[Terrence] Ross asked for this so first of all they’ve got to back up their words. We’re going to go home, get prepared."
It's official: Nets-Raptors on Saturday.
It's funny to see the Celtics be like "nah" and not let the Nets "tank" their way to the 6th seed.
Barring something crazy, the Bobcats are going to beat the Bulls. That'll lock Toronto in the third spot, and Chicago into the fourth.
The Nets backups understandably appear to be running out of gas. Now trail by 11.
Kemba Walker misses at the buzzer and the Bulls and Bobcats go to overtime. Third/Fourth seeds still up in the air.
Raptors up 20 in the first half on the Knicks. Still early, but if that result holds Toronto will clinch third seed.
Somehow this zombie Nets lineup is hanging with the Cavaliers. Down one with 2:44 left. Would be pretty funny if a seven-man team wins.
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are in uniform and on the bench cheering on their teammates. Neither typically does that when not playing.
Sure, the Nets aren't playing to win, but that still doesn't mean they get the Raptors in the first round.
I mean, the Nets don't control their own destiny tonight. Falling into 6th guarantees them no one.
Alan Anderson is available tonight, but only on a limited basis because he's only just coming off an abdominal strain.
Kidd said Anderson will play "very little." Could see Blatche and Thornton get a LOT of shots tonight.
In other words, hard to see the Nets winning this one.
Gutierrez, Teague, Thornton, Blatche, Collins starting. Plumlee, Kirilenko, Anderson available off the bench. That's it.
So, basically (re: Nets), we still don't know anything. They'll either play 1 of the 2 days playoffs start against 1 of 2 teams we epexcted.
Was right about Saturday/Sunday for Raptors/Bulls, but was wrong about Nets getting Sunday 1 p.m. ABC slot. That went to San Antonio instead
The Toronto Raptors will host their Game 1 on Saturday, the Chicago Bulls will host theirs on Sunday, the NBA said.
Rule 6.08 (c). You learn something new everyday.
This will be only the 3rd DNP for Joe Johnson this season. Leads the team in games played.
Pray then Grind
The cop called Winston, and he said he had to go to baseball practice.
Shaquille O'Neal last night on Mason Plumlee: "He's ‘Plumdog Millionaire’ and he will be a star. He’s Joakim Noah-ish.”
Last regular season game in Cleveland tom finish strong
There's also the fact that most would expect the Nets to win that series, leaving Toronto with absolutely no pressure but to go out and play
... the backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan could give the Nets fits, as could their frontline. All 4 games were competitive this year
Yes, the Bulls are a pain in the neck for anyone to play, and Noah and Thibodeau are a tremendous combination. But ...
I'm going to say this now, too: all of this wishing for Toronto isn't necessarily the smartest thing in the world. The Raptors are good.
Joe Johnson said he's going to Cleveland.
Best way to describe Jason Kidd postgame: strangely defiant. Probably fact that it wasn't televised contributed.