Round 2!.. Fight!

Here are my predictions for the Conference Semifinals:
Boston in 6. Chicago in 5. Oklahoma in 5. Dallas in 6.
I will be explaining the reason for these in future blogs. So for now, feel free to post away in the comments.

Here is my pick chart for Games 1 to 4..

May MIA
BOS
CHI
ATL
OKC
MEM
LAL
DAL
Default if
MEM 2-1
if
MIA 2-0
if
ATL 2-1
if
LAL 2-0
1 G1 G1 M.Gasol
2 G1 G1 Crawford
3 G2 G2 Bosh
4 G2 G2 Bynum
6 G3 G3 Bryant Nowitzki
7 G3 G3 Lebron Rondo
8 G4 G4 Johnson Rose
9 G4 G4 Wade Durant Garnett

For the Game 1s, I'll be picking players from the obvious match-ups -- Gasol of the Grizzlies, and Crawford of the Hawks. For the Game 2s -- Bosh of the Heat, and  Bynum of the Lakers. On the Default column, you can see my picks based on the top 8 players still available to me (note: Zach Randolph may still be in your top 8)..

Lebron 41.0
Wade 35.8
Bryant 30.0
Bosh 29.6
M.Gasol 28.7
Johnson 28.0
Bynum 26.2
Crawford 25.0

Their picking order is rearranged based on each player's home and road record. Lebron, Crawford and Marc Gasol, for example, are road warriors. Note that anytime I can replace Crawford with Conley (also 25.0), Josh Smith (24.8) or Pau Gasol (24.0), and then provide a slightly different chart.

As result of games go against my best-case scenario, I'll be adding dates and players. But most importantly, I have already laid out my Plan B for each series. If, for example, the Heat wins their first two home games, then that is the time to switch sides and start picking Celtics. This pick chart will change as we go along the playoffs. I'll be sure to mention and elaborate on these tweaks in my blogs.

::cross-fingers::

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your blog.
    I have found it very helpful, when I had though decisions to make.

    Why you are so positive that Dallas will advance?
    I hate the Lakers but they will easily win Dallas

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=Ap4iwmSGafnNfOuV6QmdllS8vLYF?slug=ys-nba_playoff_predictions_2011_041511

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  2. Congratulations on your blog.
    I have found it very helpful, when I had though decisions to make.

    Why you are so positive that Dallas will advance?
    I hate the Lakers but they will easily win Dallas

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=Ap4iwmSGafnNfOuV6QmdllS8vLYF?slug=ys-nba_playoff_predictions_2011_041511

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  3. Just a die-hard Mavs fan, Spy.
    Dirk Nowitzki since his rookie year, for the unorthodox in me.
    Mark Cuban and his business acumen, for the workaholic in me.
    Mavs' old Big Three of Dirk/Nash/Finley, for the kid in me.
    I'm not even from Dallas.
    It's like I will not root against my family even we are going against the Osbournes or the Kardashians ;)
    Even if it's not a good bet, I will have to cope using the rest of the gameplay.

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  4. One thing I learned on this game is you have to pick ALWAYS the best player; that is, if you decide to go with a Grizz, pick the best one. As you have already used Randolph amd Marc is a good away player I agree with your first pick.
    But I don't with the second one. I think Smith or Johnson would be better picks. Anyway, my pick for monday is KIDD...

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  5. Yep Joe n Josh are better picks. I just rearranged them but I'll pick em all in time :)

    \\//_

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