Heat/76ers: Surprised Simmons was just as effective as he's been in the regular season; really curious to see what sort of adjustments Spo makes for him next game. I expected this series to get really hard for Simmons around game 3/4, but if Whiteside keeps playing like that when Embiid gets back this is going to be a really short series. Playoff Olynyk made an appearance but he's not gonna be able to guard Embiid for 30 minutes.
Pelicans/Blazers: Lowkey one of my favorite matchups in the first round. Both teams are heavily reliant on their stars but also have a lot of subpar role players that play really, really hard. There were times where the Pelicans defense looked OD good, particularly surprised by Mirotic, but as they kept pointing out both big men looked a little worn out at the end there. Curious to see if the Pelicans wind up slowing things down a little going forward to help those guys out, and whether that also helps Lillard and McCollum find their groove. For how well the Pels played, that game was way, way too close at the end; this series should be a lot of fun, and these teams are likely going to kill each other and get swept next round by the Warriors so they might as well put it all out there right now.
4. "Sixers: cannons to the right... cannons to the left.." In response to Reply # 0 Sun Apr-15-18 07:42 AM by LegacyNS
18 3s... yikes..
GS/SA: Welp, playoff GS arrived. They'll be serving up plenty of shit sandwiches for the rest of the league.
NO/POR: Playoff Brow showed up..Playoff Dame not so much.. Horrific shooting night..
TOR/WAS: Good game. Toronto pulled away at the end. Wall was dishing assists. He should do more of that and less shooting. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <---- 5.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlgiritpmfo