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Most Dominant Playoff Tournament: Pool C, Round 2

Posted by Neil Paine on March 25, 2010

Now it's time for the second-round series from Pool C, courtesy of WhatIfSports (click on series links for game-by-game box scores):

#1 '96 Bulls vs. #8 '95 Rockets
Game 1: 96CHI 109, 95HOU 99
Game 2: 95HOU 119, 96CHI 96
Game 3: 96CHI 99, 95HOU 90
Game 4: 96CHI 116, 95HOU 101
Game 5: 96CHI 109, 95HOU 95
(1996 Bulls Win Series 4-1)

#4 '98 Bulls vs. #5 '99 Spurs
Game 1: 98CHI 117, 99SAS 112
Game 2: 98CHI 119, 99SAS 103
Game 3: 98CHI 114, 99SAS 105
Game 4: 99SAS 93, 98CHI 74
Game 5: 98CHI 107, 99SAS 89
(1998 Bulls Win Series 4-1)

#3 '73 Knicks vs. #11 '06 Heat
Game 1: 06MIA 127, 73NYK 103
Game 2: 06MIA 126, 73NYK 108
Game 3: 06MIA 145, 73NYK 112
Game 4: 06MIA 116, 73NYK 104
(2006 Heat Win Series 4-0)

#2 '61 Celtics vs. #7 '74 Celtics
Game 1: 61BOS 128, 74BOS 122
Game 2: 61BOS 119, 74BOS 110
Game 3: 61BOS 127, 74BOS 121
Game 4: 74BOS 113, 61BOS 112
Game 5: 74BOS 124, 61BOS 112
Game 6: 74BOS 141, 61BOS 119
Game 7: 74BOS 125, 61BOS 116
(1974 Celtics Win Series 4-3)

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3 Responses to “Most Dominant Playoff Tournament: Pool C, Round 2”

  1. AYC Says:

    Yet again, Hakeem gets undervalued...
    Hakeem avgd 27.8 ppg in 95, 33.0 ppg in the playoffs, 32.8 ppg in the finals; in the 94 finals he avgd 26.9 ppg against a Knicks team that only allowed 85 ppg. The 96 Bulls would not hold him to 22.2 ppg with those 2 tomato cans they had at center. And since the Bulls needed 6 games to beat the sonics that year, I'm pretty sure Hakeem, Clyde, Horry, Cassell, Kenny, Mario and co. would have won more than one contest

    As I said before, this exercise seems to favor newer teams too much. I don't really understand why, since there are no stats for measuring the change in overall talent from year to year

  2. Ghost of Ehlo Says:

    Something tells me we're headed for a Bulls-Bulls-Bulls-Lakers/Celtics final four. Not surprising, really.

  3. Travis Says:

    The 2006 Heat are totally overvalued here bc of Shaq. In the 2006 Finals, he averaged a little over 13 pts a game, and it's not like the Mavs had any great defensive center. He was old. He was not going to be scoring 28/game like in his Lakers playoff games, yet thats what he's doing here.

    In fact, the 2006 Heat are overvalued period. They are not a very good team compared to other championship teams...a few things go different and the Mavs could have easily swept them in the Finals (they were down 2-0 and about to lose game 3 when suddenly Wade couldnt stop getting fouled). They only won 52 games. What are they doing in this bracket, let alone getting to the third game??