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Am I having Jazz flashbacks of a few years back??

April 27, 2010

I may be having flashbacks of a Utah Jazz playoff run about 3 or 4 years ago!  The Jazz were up against the Rockets in a 4 vs. 5 matchup without home court advantage.  The Jazz were down 3 games to 2 and went back to Salt Lake to play game 6!  The Jazz won game 6 then went to Houston and finished the Rockets off in the 4th quarter to win the first round series!  Meanwhile, the Warriors faced the Mavericks in the 1 vs. 8 matchup with the Mavs having home court advantage and the best record in the league!  Believe it or not, with Baron Davis energizing the Warriors, the Warriors blew past the Mavs and swept the series!  This set up a series between the Warriors and Jazz in which the Jazz pretty much had their way against the Warriors and won the series 4 games to 1.  Unfortunately, the Jazz lost in the Western Conference finals to eventual NBA Champions, the Spurs!  

Fast-forward a few years to this years playoff matchups!  The Utah Jazz seem to be having their way with the Denver Nuggets and the OkC Thunder have tied the series with the Lakers 2 games to 2.  The Jazz could very well finish off the series against the Nuggets on Wednesday in Denver or possibly Friday in Utah!  I think the Lakers are in a dogfight with the Thunder and this series can easily go 7 games!  Here is what could very well happen 3 or so years later!  The Thunder could very well end up beating the Lakers in the 1st round and face the Jazz in the second round, with the Jazz having home court advantage!  Even though the teams are different in the matchups 3 years ago, there could very well be a 8 vs. 1 upset and the Jazz, having the 5th seed, could have home court in the 2nd round facing the Thunder!  

This scenario could very well happen, but at the same time, I won’t be betting against the Lakers to lose!  Go Jazz and Go Thunder!!