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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Pistons At Home In NBA Playoffs

The Detroit Pistons have homecourt advantage in the playoffs and will be tough to stop from winning the championship

By Scott McLean

The NBA Playoffs are almost here. As I predicted long ago, the Detroit Pistons will finish the regular season with the best record, which means they have the homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs.

If the Pistons face the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, as they did last season, they would play game 7 in Detroit. That is if the series lasts seven games.

Regardless, if Detroit gets back to the championship series, their opponent will have to win at least one game in Detroit, which anyone following the Pistons knows would be extremely difficult.

Detroit versus San Antonio is the most likely championship matchup, however in the West the Phoenix Suns, led by point guard Steve Nash, last season's MVP, and the Dallas Mavericks hope to stop the Spurs from repeating as champions.

In the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat, led by Shaquille O'Neal and Dwayne Wade, are the only team with a realistic chance to stop the Detroit Pistons from advancing to the championship series.

Next time I'll give you my playoff predictions...


At 3:26 PM, Anonymous WOM said...

I’m kind of down because of the poor showing on the Sixers’ part. I mean damn, since their last playoff appearance, they had a wide range of time to make something out of the sagging franchise.

Where ever Allen goes, I'll be a fan of that squad.


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