|Notes and Observations, Week 3: Offense Struggles, Patriots Top Raiders 16-9||If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 24||Connelly’s Top Ten: Average Patriots Make Sunday Boring||Week 3 Preview: Raiders at Patriots, Sept. 21, 2014|
With just over two weeks left in the season, teams are engaging in their last minute pushes to improve their position. Except for the Celtics, that is, who were embarrassingly slaughtered from start to finish by the Spurs on Sunday. When an opponent can look like the UConn women against you, that’s never a good thing.
With several potential killer 1st round opponents waiting, Boston will need to make sure it never happens again. It’s a tough order for sure, but with the playoffs soon upon us?, how will things turn out? It shouldn’t be too hard to look into the future…
|March 31||Vs Thunder||Following San Antonio with Kevin Durant? Tough task.|
|April 2||Vs Rockets||If nothing else, the Rockets are mediocre without Yao Ming.|
|April 4||Vs Cavaliers||No way this is going well.|
|April 6||@ Knicks||Nate Robinson, the inside man, will help pick the Knicks apart.|
|April 7||@ Raptors||The Raptors have been losing both lately and against Boston.|
|April 9||Vs Wizards||For a team ahead of only New Jersey, the Wizards aren’t that magical.|
|April 10||@ Bucks||Game one of two in a first round prequel is the most important one left.|
|April 13||@ Bulls||It’ll be tough with Chicago trying to claw out a playoff niche.|
|April 14||Vs Bucks||Game two of two will act as a safeguard for home court.|
Chicago sneaks in over the Raptors, but Cleveland is infinitely more than a match. Cleveland sweeps.
Orlando’s tough, but Charlotte’s no slouch at home either. Orlando 4-2.
The Heat may be winning, but the Hawks are too good in the end. Atlanta 4-3 along home/away lines.
Boston is too unstable, and I don’t like how Pierce went down against San Antonio. Milwaukee sweeps.
Portland is trying to improve, but too much stands in their way. Los Angeles 4-1.
These two can’t seem to get enough of each other come post-season. Dallas 4-1.
Sure, Phoenix is hot as, well, the Sun, but the Thunder are capable of roaring like, well, Thunder. Oklahoma City 4-3.
Denver’s had Utah’s number this year. Denver 4-2.
Milwaukee is good this year, but not good enough. Cleveland 4-1.
This one could be very fun to watch. Orlando 4-3.
Denver just can’t avoid this match-up; too bad for them. Los Angeles 4-2.
Durant is good, but Kidd and Nowitzki are two people. Dallas 4-1.
The much awaited rematch, but this time, the Cavs will be prepared. Cleveland 4-2.
The Mavericks are good, but Bryant, Gasol, and Jackson’s coaching legend will be too much to overcome. Los Angeles 4-3.
It’s really tough to repeat as champions, and Cleveland is the reason why. Cleveland 4-2.
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