29 April 2008

Quick NBA thoughts

Gotta love the playoffs.

  • The Denver Nuggets are an embarrassment. The way such a talented team rolled over and died in the playoffs is unlike anything I've ever seen in the NBA. They should refund everyone who bought tickets to the series. Either Karl gets fired this summer or the organization makes some major player moves.
  • The Lakers look good. Of course, Terrel Owens' pickup team at the YMCA could have swept the Nuggets, so we didn't learn much. What the series did do was give the Lakers what amounts to a 10-day rest before facing the Jazz. Meanwhile, Utah has been scrapping out wins over a great defensive team. This will be a major factor in the second round.
  • Atlanta looks good. The way Joe Johnson took over in the fourth quarter last night was highly impressive... along the lines of Kobe or LeBron dominating late. I still think they lose the series, but my early prediction of a sweep was way off.
  • As much as I'd like to see the Suns win the series, and as great as they looked in Game 4, it's not going to happen. If Diaw can play to his ability and Raja can get involved, they may win Game 5.
  • I'm not sure why so many people are down on the Jazz. They're pulling out low-scoring, gritty wins against one of the best defensive teams in the league and are up 3-1. Sure, Utah looks bad offensively, but their scoring will pick up against L.A.

And I haven't even mentioned the Sixers or Hornets series. Best time of the sports year, in my opinion.

Go Jazz!


Anonymous said...

The Nuggets have always sucked, and hard. Frankly, I'm shocked they made it as far as they did considering they surely didn't deserve it. Perhaps it was that whole selling-their-souls-to-Satan thing that got them to the playoffs in the first place.

Filbert Karo said...

Jazz lost. 3-2 now

Brandon said...

Uh, thanks Filbert. I had no idea the Jazz lost.

Filbert Karo said...

Me neither. I didn't hear until May 13th