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PBT Extra: Talking Lakers/Thunder, Celtics/Sixers

May 17, 2012, 8:50 PM EDT

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We’re far enough along in the playoffs now to start wondering beyond if the Sixers can come back on the Celtics and start to wonder how Boston matches up in the next round. The Sixers may still have a say in that, but you can start to think about the next round a little.

Especially if you are a Thunder fan.

  1. j0esixpack - May 17, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Boston fan here… Isn’t it a tad big premature to be discussing if Philly can “come back” being down 2 games to 1 in a seven game series?

    Both teams have flaws, both have shown they can win on the road, and in the case of Philly they might actually play BETTER on the road in a high pressure situation than most other teams.

    Overall two out of the three games have been exceptionally close decided by any one of many small factors. It’s no stretch to imagine every remaining game will be close.

    Unless I missed something now is no time for any team to be looking ahead to the next round (well maybe the Lakers might want to set some tee times but the Philly/Boston series is far from over… And I say that as a Celtics fan.

    • therealhtj - May 18, 2012 at 11:05 AM

      And if the Celtics didn’t get the luckiest draw in the playoffs, they’d be setting tee times right about now too.

      • comeonnowguys - May 18, 2012 at 12:26 PM

        I hope you’re not a Philly fan saying that.

  2. redblue560 - May 18, 2012 at 7:48 AM

    If the celtics can play with the intensity of wanting to win this game everytime, they might just advance to the next round. But seeing how they played in games 1 and 2, the young players of the sixers might just get by them.

    If the sixers advanced to the next round, I think we will see a boring series.

  3. bozosforall - May 18, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Sixers got their wake-up call.

    • j0esixpack - May 18, 2012 at 1:10 PM

      Yes – and you’re prediction that the Heat will have no problem with the Pacers and will coast to victory over the Celts or 76ers looks to be right on target too.

      • bozosforall - May 18, 2012 at 1:15 PM

        Matters little since the Celtics won’t be winning a title this year…or anytime in the near future.

      • bozosforall - May 18, 2012 at 1:16 PM

        BTW, the prediction was before Bosh got hurt, moron.

      • j0esixpack - May 18, 2012 at 7:45 PM

        Yeah – figures they only have to go 1-2 before you’re backing away from that prediction.

        But please, keep it up.

        This forum needs its resident “court jester” and you’re it buddy!

        A gay bashing homosexual in denial court jester who seems to have a LOT of anger and who’s depth of basketball knowledge extends no further than an adolescent desire to try to start an argument related to New England sports regardless of the thread topic – but a court jester just the same.

        We’re quite enjoying the show – we just don’t want to be around when your reality comes crashing down around you.

    • j0esixpack - May 18, 2012 at 1:11 PM

      Yes – and your prediction that the Heat will have no problem with the Pacers and will coast to victory over the Celts or 76ers looks to be right on target too.

      • bozosforall - May 18, 2012 at 5:28 PM

        Matters little since the Celtics won’t be winning a title this year…or anytime in the near future.

  4. loungefly74 - May 18, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    just a random thought here…when i was watching the Thunder/Lakers game in OKC, i was heard a few of the songs that were blasting on the P.A. (being a huge music junkie fan…i do that stuff) anyway…when the Lakers had the ball, they played several times the “Star Wars’ Darth Vader/Empire” theme song and when the Thunder did a great play, the blasted Twisted Sister’s “We’re not going to take it”. I just think that speaks volume of the psychology/mentality of the Thunder’s franchise. That’s it…just something to chew on. carry on people…

    • loungefly74 - May 18, 2012 at 1:29 PM

      sorry for grammatical errors…

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