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PBT Extra: Can playoffs second round live up to the first?

May 5, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

That was exhilarating.

The first round of the NBA playoffs was as thrilling as one could hope for, and now we move on to round two with some interesting questions: Was the Net’s regular season wins against the Heat a sign of things to come? Does Portland really stand a shot against the Spurs?

Kay Adams and I take up those topics in the latest edition of PBT Extra. I’m not sold on the Nets. Portland on the other hand stands a chance in this series, but they need a little help from San Antonio.

  1. spursareold - May 5, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    I’m not sure why peeps constantly pick the Spurs to be upset. The LAC are a MUCH tougher opponent for OKC.

    In the Duncan era, with all hands on deck and healthy, the Spurs were truly only upset once: 2009-2010 to Phoenix in the second round. Ginobli missed the entire playoffs in 2008-2009 in the first round loss to Dallas, and he missed game 1 against Memphis in 2010-2011 and played the rest of the series with his right elbow broken and in a brace.

    • antistratfordian - May 5, 2014 at 11:43 PM

      Lame excuses. You know when Chris Bosh hurt his abdomen in 2012 and missed the majority of two series (Pacers and Celtics) the Heat were still able to carry on and somehow win the title. So no one wants to hear anything about “but Ginobili missed one game and had to play the rest with a brace!” – that is a very poor excuse.

      The Spurs have developed a problem with sealing deals.

  2. fnc111 - May 5, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    The western side will be epic. The east will be a snooze fest in the second round.

  3. imnotyourbuddyguy - May 5, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Only if every series goes 7, otherwise no

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