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NBA and Thunder Jazz foul call.

April 16, 2010

Wow, the NBA is quite Hypocritical! 

I can’t believe yesterday the NBA made a statement saying that the referees made a mistake by not calling the foul on CJ Miles at the end of the Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game!  We have all seen it for years where the referees choose not to call a foul at the end of the game so the referees don’t decide a game by a foul call!   

The NBA does all it can to protect their referees, yet they come out and tell everyone they missed the call?  You have to be kidding me!  If this is a new precedent, we may be seeing more games decided at the free throw line at the end of the game.  I doubt this will be the case, but I believe the league announced that the call was wrong because it was Kevin Durrant that was fouled!  If Jeff Green had the ball at the end of the game and CJ Miles guarded him the same way, you think the next day the league would come down on the referees the same way?  I really doubt it! 

The playoffs are right around the corner and we will see if this same situation arises then!

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NBA Playoff Predictions

April 15, 2010

NBA PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS 

EAST 

1-     Cleveland vs. 8 Chicago – 4-1 Cleveland – Bulls no real threat.

2-     Orlando vs. 7 Charlotte – 4-1 Orlando – Bobcats 1st playoffs and young.

3-     Atlanta vs. 6 Milwaukee – 4-2 Atlanta – w/o Bogut, tough for deer.

4-     Miami vs. 5 Boston – 4-3 Boston – Boston just enough to get by. 

SEMIS 

Cleveland vs. Boston – 4-2 Cleveland – End of road for Boston.

Orlando vs. Atlanta – 4-3 Atlanta – w/o Turk, Magic not as good. 

CONFERENCE FINALS 

Cleveland vs. Atlanta – 4-2 Cleveland – Atlanta no match!

 WEST 

1-     Los Angeles vs. 8 Oklahoma City  – 4-1 LA – OkC first playoff appearance.

2-     Dallas vs. 7 San Antonio – 4-2 Dallas – Not much left in tank for Spurs.

3-     Phoenix vs. 6 Portland – 4-1 Phoenix – Phoenix is on a roll!

4-     Denver vs. 5 Utah – 4-3 Denver – Not good matchup for Utah. 

SEMIS 

LA vs. Denver – 4-2 LA after nice rest against OkC.

Dallas vs. Phoenix – 4-2 Dallas too many guns for Suns!

 CONFERENCE FINALS 

LA vs. Dallas – 4-3 LA – LA gets just enough to get by. 

NBA FINALS 

Cleveland vs. LA – 4-3 LA – It’s a battle, but LA gets b2b title! 

Being a Jazz fan and season ticket holder, back to back opening round exits is going to sting!  Even though Boozer and Jazz brass have made up since last summer’s Boozer radio tour, I doubt Boozer will be returning with what his asking price will be!  The Jazz just won’t be as good with Millsap starting at power forward! 

Even though LA has been inconsistent down the stretch, the “Zen Master” will work his magic once again and get enough out of his players to get another ring.  This will make 5 rings for Kobe and 11 rings for Phil!  Lebron has been great this year and deserves the MVP, but they just don’t quite have enough to get it done.