Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Your Move, Denver

The Mavs are headed to the Mile High City after handing Tim Duncan his first first-round exit. At least I assume the Mavs are headed to Denver in light of last night's 58-point stunner. In all likelihood, this was the first of four Dude first-round wins ... and if Houston and the Nuggets can win one more game, Dude Domination of the West Conference will be almost complete. And isn't Big Daddy a Lakers fan?

6 comments:

Big Daddy said...

Impressive Head Dude. I was back in the day of Showtime and then in the days of Nick the Quick, Ced Ceballos and crew (man Ceballos was a dominant player in those early NBA Live games)

Not so much in the current era (never a big Shaq/Kobe fan) though there may be vestigial traces I'm not sure I really have a "team" anymore but for the sake of "Dude Domination of the West" we'll say why not.

Big Daddy said...

Also, how does any NBA team lose by 58 points? I thought everybody made a run in the NBA. Even the Clippers would have found a way to make it 30.
Here's hoping that Denver finishes it off quickly and that Houston sans McGrady makes it out (though I do like the young pups that Portland has)

Head Dude said...

Putting the Dude's interests aside, I'm not sure between Houston and Portland which would have a better shot against the Lakers. I'm not of the opinion that the Lakers are invincible, and Utah was competitive against them for much of the time. So I wonder if the mismatches created by Yao make Houston a betterbet, or if Portland's youth and athleticism would present more challenges. I tend to lean towards the latter, since I don't think dudes like Von Wafer are going to throw much of a scare into LA, but I think either Houston or Portland will do no worse than a 4-2 loss and I'll be rooting for whichever wins the current matchup.
And tonight will be the first time I've ever cheered for Chris Paul, not because I want to, but because I'd rather Denver have to play another game. I'm not optimistic.

Big Daddy said...

Yep. Can't fault any of your logic/analysis. I do think Portland presents a more difficult matchup for LA, but I"m not so sure they would after a 7 game series.

I actually think N.O has a shot. (tonight) I mean seriously they can't play any worse right and there has to be just a smidgen of pride somewhere deep down in there right?

The Franchise said...

Interesting that Bill Simmons seems to be at least hinting that he thinks Dallas would actually have the best chance of the remaining Western teams of upsetting the Lakers. But they have to make it past the Nuggets first...

Head Dude said...

I saw that. I wouldn't call him an expert, but he's one of the few pseudo-experts over the years who consistently has picked the Mavericks, unlike most (Barkley, et al.) who always pick against them.
We'll see.