2021 NBA Playoffs Thread First Round. Vale Heat, Celtics, Wizards, Knicks, Grizzlies, Trail Blazers, Lakers, Mavericks

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Welcome to the inaugural post COVID-19 crowd restricted NBA playoffs. The playoff picture is almost complete as the Grizzly bears are trying to claw their way to 8th spot in San Francisco. Winner to take on the Jazz.

So as it stands right now (22:47 Friday 21st May, USA Eastern daylight time), the Grizz look like advancing. But as we know, you can never go the early crow in sport (see Brisbane Lions QF in 2020).

The below image illustrates the bracket so far




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Regular season maybe. Playoffs Nah.
Even still Lebron was dominating earlier in the year... was top 3 in this season for sure until he got injured

Some incredibly short memories around here

Edit: And he was even runner up in the mvp last year lol... Lebron is no where near his peak anymore but it still better
 
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Lebron failed to make playoffs plus bounced first round. And corona ring.

Kawhi won a big ring with raps and playing like MJ again
Sigh the corona ring is tv click bait rubbish... they were going great pre corona and we’re always built for the play offs.
 

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Sigh the corona ring is tv click bait rubbish... they were going great pre corona and we’re always built for the play offs.
And then you need to add that the big threat last year was apparently the Clippers and the Clippers have done nothing yet to suggest they were really a threat.
 

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Even still Lebron was dominating earlier in the year... was top 3 in this season for sure until he got injured

Some incredibly short memories around here

Edit: And he was even runner up in the mvp last year lol... Lebron is no where near his peak anymore but it still better
Think winning champions for 3 teams an historically all time great stat that often gets forgotten about LeBron (esp beating the 73 record breaking win season Dubs team with the Cavs, which imo opinion is his finest ring/greatest achievement)

As a Celtics fan I have always disliked LeBron a lot (even before he joined LAL) but I cannot deny his legacy or greatness, defintley a top 3 GOAT of all time for mine (Jordan still number 1 for me)
 

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Even still Lebron was dominating earlier in the year... was top 3 in this season for sure until he got injured

Some incredibly short memories around here

Edit: And he was even runner up in the mvp last year lol... Lebron is no where near his peak anymore but it still better
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Think winning champions for 3 teams an historically all time great stat that often gets forgotten about LeBron (esp beating the 73 record breaking win season Dubs team with the Cavs, which imo opinion is his finest ring/greatest achievement)

As a Celtics fan I have always disliked LeBron a lot (even before he joined LAL) but I cannot deny his legacy or greatness, defintley a top 3 GOAT of all time for mine (Jordan still number 1 for me)
LeBetter not hope the clippers win this season then
 

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Kawhi Leonard was absolutely outstanding, what a monster clutch performance. 6 straight road wins in a series for the first time ever.
 

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As a Mavs stll suffering PTSD caused by Dwyane Wade in 2006, this Kawhi series has probably been better.

It feels like every shot is going in.

And his defense in game 6 on Luka was aazing. The Clips started hedging more so Kawhi could be the defener on Luka more. And more traps.

Why not get the ball out of his hands, when the Mavs 2nd best player is a 7'3 used tampon.
 

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Clips deserve a lot of credit... Whole world was laughing at them after they lost 2 at home... to come back and win series is a credit to them. They will match up well against Utah.

They have gone further than their big brothers.

Mind you.... If they lose it from here we can all laugh at them again
 
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