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For the first time in what seems like forever, I'll be going over the NBA world when it comes to the 2014-15 season. Who should the top eight teams be in the Eastern and Western Conferences be, come playoff time? Is Cleveland just one of the top four or so teams in the East? Or with LeBron James and the shooters he will essentially bring with him, should they be the favorites? As far as the West is concerned, are there any new teams that could sneak up on the likes of San Antonio, Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Clippers?
Would you sacrifice the possibility of hosting a Game 7 at home in the Eastern Conference finals if it meant a smoother path toward getting to those Eastern Conference finals?
That is a question the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat have to be asking themselves with seven days left in the regular season.
Chances are, the second place team will avoid the Brooklyn Nets or the Chicago Bulls in the second round, because the Toronto Raptors currently sit third in the Eastern Conference and should be able to win the remainder of their games -- locking themselves into the 3 seed.
That would mean Chicago and Brooklyn would play in the 4 vs. 5 matchup, with the winner advancing to face the No. 1 seed. For Miami, that doesn't look so enticing.
The Heat were swept 4-0 in their season series with the Nets, and they went 2-2 against the Bulls. So while LeBron and James and Co. do not fear either of those two teams, they are aware of the reality that both of them play Miami tough.
By finishing second, the Heat would have a first-round matchup with the Bobcats or Wizards, then would advance to play one of those two teams, or the Toronto Raptors. And while the Raptors are a tough team, they have nothing remotely resembling the playoff pedigree of Brooklyn and Chicago.
This was one of the many topics of discussion in this interview with The Big O show on AM640 in Miami.
1A- NY Yankee starting Pitcher CC Sebathia's knee woes??
1B- Why are the NY Mets struggling??
2A- Juan Manuel Marquez beats Mike Alvarado in unanimous decision.
3A- Aaron Hernandez indicted for 2 more murders??
4A- Donald Sterling refuses to pay the fine imposed by the NBA and another taped recording surfaces with Sterling talking to his friend Maserati.
4B- Stan Van Gundy named President and Head Coach of the Detroit Pistons.
4C- Who should the Brooklyn Nets keep and who needs to go and why??
4D- Steve Kerr spurns the NY Knicks and takes the Head Coaching job with the Golden St. Warriors. Where do the NY Knicks go from here?? Rumors of Kevin Love on the Knicks radar??
4E- Eastern and Western Conference Finals Previews.
The New York Sharks travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Pittsburgh Passion for the IWFL Eastern Conference Championship. Kick-off 7:00pm-est.
Pat Brown and Dave Maxwell - Voice of the New York Sharks (WFNradio)
Follow the teams on twitter @NYSharks @pghpassionFB
The Hoops Guru and MKA talk who will rule the Eastern Conference now that LeBron James is back in Cleveland. Enjoy the ride.
catch the next edition of the Cyril Quinn Review at 5/20/14 at 7:30am edt www.blogtalkradio.com/cyril-quinn cyrilgeraldquinn.com, as I look at game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals between Miami and Indiana as LeBron and co look to even up the series at a game apiece. call in at 347-215-6180. This is year 6 of the Cyril Quinn Review follow me on twitter @williamgerald or go to cyrilgeraldquinn.com, www.blogtalkradio.com/cyril-quinn.
Marc Griffin and Phil Boileau are joined by special guest Dwight Walton of TSN Radio to breakdown the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs:
Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors.
Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards.
Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks.
Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats.
Part 2 covering the Western Conference can be seen at:
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In this episode of the JRNYMN Conference Call with Sean Pronger, brought to you by JRNYMN Wear and C3 Development & Representation, former Calgary Flames forward and 1989 Stanley Cup Champion Colin Patterson joins Sean on the call to reminisce and share stories.
After attending Clarkson University, Colin signed with the Flames as a free agent and made his NHL debut in 1983. Joining a team that was on its way to becoming a powerhouse in the Campbell Conference and NHL, he shut down the opposition's best offensive players throughout his 10 seasons in the league. The Flames lost a hard-fought series in the Stanley Cup Final to the Montreal Canadians in 1986, but in 1989, it was Calgary's turn to lift the Cup in victory.
Did you know that the Flames were the only team to defeat the Montreal Canadians on Montreal Forum ice and win the Stanley Cup? Colin not only discusses those two Finals and the "ghosts of the Forum", he also reveals the answer to a 25-yeal old mystery - who made the mistake of pranking Lanny McDonald on one of his worst days?
A great episode for hockey fans that remember the Smythe Division of the 1980's, you don't want to miss this episode of the JRNYMN Conference Call!
In the very first episode of the JRNYMN Conference Call with Sean Pronger, brought to you by www.jrnymnwear.com, Sean and his co-host Andrew welcome listeners to this exciting new project.
Sean shares his thoughts on the NHL Playoffs at the halfway point and lets us know which teams have surprised him so far. The guys chat about the handshake "controversy" at the end of the Bruins - Canadiens series and Sean offers some insight into the situation. The Journeyman also tells several Black Aces stories that you don't want to miss!
The JRNYMN Conference Call with Sean Pronger - listen to the call every Tuesday at 8pm Eastern.
In this episode of the JRNYMN Conference Call with Sean Pronger, brought to you by JRNYMN Wear and C3 Development & Representation, hockey analyst, broadcaster and Journeyman co-author Dan Murphy joins the call.
After 17 days on the road covering the Kings/Blackhawks series for Rogers Sportsnet, Dan shares his thoughts on the Western Conference Final and provides some unique insight into Darryl Sutter's press conferences. Sean and Dan also discuss the "surprises" from this year's playoffs - the Blues early exit and the Habs long run to name a few.
With Sean being a former Canuck, and Dan's work as the host of the Vancouver Canucks broadcasts, the guys talk about the many changes so far in Vancouver and look ahead to what changes may still arise. How will Trevor Linden and Jim Benning handle their new roles with the organization and who are the leading candidates to take over behind the bench? Listen in on the JRNYMN Conference Call with Sean Pronger and hear what the guys have to say!
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