Yup, I did it again and forgot to get a picks email out to the guys fast enough. So, even though we’re a game into three of the four playoff series going, here’s how we see the NBA and NHL penultimate series playing out.
|East Final: Chicago vs. Miami||Chicago||Chicago (Down with the Evil Empire!!!)||Chicago|
|West Final: Dallas vs. Oklahoma City||Dallas||OKC||Dallas|
|East Finals: Boston vs. Tampa Bay||Tampa Bay||Tampa Bay||Boston|
|West Finals: Vancouver vs. San Jose||San Jose||San Jose||Vancouver|
So we’re in agreement with the Bulls, but I’m going out on a limb against those two and picking the Thunder. I just don’t know which Mav (or 2 Mavs) will guard Kevin Durant. All of their big defensive options are too small to face guard Durant.
As for hockey, Armando and I are picking the same and both lower seeds, while TJ’s taking the easy way out and going with the higher seeds. I was personally on board with the Lightning in Game 2 of the Washington series. Now, after Game 1…whew…well, Boston is going to have to do a ton of work on defense and Tim Thomas is going to have to find his groove is they want to play more than three more games.
Now how to we stand in the…uh, standings? Well, why didn’t you ask sooner…
|Banger||Conf. Quarters||Conf. Semis||Conf. Finals||NBA Finals||Total|
Ok, so nothing changed there. But what about the NHL standings, you ask…
|Banger||Conf. Quarters||Conf. Semis||Conf. Finals||Cup Finals||Total|
Both of those were 10 points for a win. This round’ll be worth 25 points, with two Daily Doubles on the board and Armando, the pick is yours…