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2017 NBA Playoffs Preview

2017 NBA Playoffs Preview Round by Round Predictions by TheGuru729 East First round (1)Boston Celtics vs (8)Chicago Bulls After fighting hard all season long, the Celtics were able to surpass the Cavs for the number 1 seed in the East. They’ve been paced all year by their All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas and coach Brad Stevens is on the rise as one of the best coaches in the game. Stevens has his team playing stellar defense and ball movement has been key on the offensive end. For the Bulls, this…

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Gonzaga vs. North Carolina From TheGuru729

(1)Gonzaga +1.5 vs (1)North Carolina Whenever a pair of one seeds meet in the National Championship, it’s usually between championship favorites setting up a clash of titans. However, Gonzaga is new to this stage as they’re playing in their first National Championship game after exiting early in previous years, even when having a favorable seed. Mark Few has never been able to get to the mountain top, but this might be his best chance yet. These two teams match up well as they both have size and skill in the…

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Oregon vs. North Carolina From TheGuru729

Oregon vs North Carolina Being the only team left in the field who has experienced a Final Four, North Carolina will be looking to build on their historic legacy by taking care of the Pac-12 newcomer. Oregon has overcome the injury to big man Chris Boucher and have rode the backs of Dillion Brooks, Tyler Dorsey, and Jordan Bell. Those three have scored, defended, and led the Ducks through the tournament disposing opponents in impressive fashion. Jordan Bell seems to block everything the other team shoots and Tyler Dorsey is…

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2 Kentucky vs. 1 North Carolina From TheGuru729

(2)Kentucky vs (1)North Carolina -3 A rematch of one of the best regular season games this season, these two blue-blooded programs will be meeting again with much more at stake.¬†¬†Kentucky won the first match-up 103-100 on the heels of Malik Monk’s 47 point performance. The Tar Heels are seeking revenge, but the Wildcats are the hottest team in the country coming in on a 14 game winning steak. Their young talented roster has finally put it together on the defensive end locking down opponents with their length and freakish athleticism….

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7 South Carolina vs. 4 Florida From TheGuru729

(7)South Carolina +4 vs (4)Florida As South Carolina’s magical run continues, their next opponent is a familiar foe. With a chance to advance to the Final Four, these two SEC teams will be meeting for the third time this season with this final game being the rubber match of the series. Although they split the previous two games, this is a much different South Carolina team – they’re now a confident bunch playing their best basketball of the season. The Gamecocks are locking down opponents on defense and their offense…

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11 Xavier Musketeers vs. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs From TheGuru729

(11)Xavier vs (1)Gonzaga -8 Whoever wins this game will be making their first appearance in a Final Four in the school’s history. Xavier, the highest seed remaining in the field, is looking to continue their impressive run by knocking off yet another championship favorite. However, this may be their toughest challenge yet. Gonzaga has a great mix of length on the inside and great guard play out on the perimeter. They can play the slow physical game executing their half-court offense or they can adjust to a fast paced game…

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7 South Carolina vs. 3 Baylor From TheGuru729

(7)South Carolina +4 vs (3)Baylor Bears First off, South Carolina is for real. After being a popular 7 seed to be upset by a 10 seed, the Gamecocks thrashed Marquette and went on to shock the world by beating Duke. They play a tough, physical style and play incredible defense to control the pace of the game. South Carolina also has the SEC Player of the Year in Sindarius Thornwell, who’s been unstoppable all year long, especially in the tournament. Offensive slumps have stumped the Gamecocks at times this year,…

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4 Butler vs. 1 North Carolina From TheGuru729

(4)Butler +8 vs (1)North Carolina When two completely contrasting styles meet in an NCAA Tournament game, it always makes for a thrilling match-up. UNC likes to play an up-tempo, fast-paced game using their multiple offensive threats to outscore opponents in a hurry. Butler, on the other hand, likes to slow down the pace, execute in the half-court, and smother their opponents on the defensive end. North Carolina does a very good job of controlling the boards, which allows them to to rack up second chance points and get out on…

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7 Michigan vs. 3 Oregon From TheGuru729

(7)Michigan -2 vs (3)Oregon I’m usually not a big believer in “teams of destiny,” but Michigan has forced me to change my stance. After their scary travel incident where the team plane skid off the runaway, Michigan has gone on a miraculous run to win the Big Ten Championship and beat a tough Oklahoma State squad and the 2 seeded Louisville Cardinals. They’re getting contributions from multiple players, but senior point guard Derrick Walton Jr. is playing the best basketball of his career. He’s setting up teammates while creating his…

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11 Xavier vs. 2 Arizona From TheGuru729

(11)Xavier +8 vs (2)Arizona Although they’re the only double-digit seed left in the tournament, Xavier isn’t being tabbed as the next “cinderella story.” Everyone knows how tough and talented this Musketeers team is, and they won’t be taken lightly. Xavier has rolled through 6 seed Maryland and 3 seed Florida State by playing great defense and relying on top scorer Trevon Bluiett. Xavier has gone through an up and down season plagued with injuries and suspensions hitting them hard, but this squad looks as resilient as ever and will give…

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