2011 NBA Playoffs Bracket: Nuggets Vs. Thunder Predictions

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2011 NBA Playoffs: Nuggets Vs. Thunder Predictions

Predictions for the 2011 NBA Playoffs are just like any other predictions: mostly boring and staid. Well, that is until those predictions are made using crappy 1990s video games. That's what Jon Bois of SBNation.con is doing, and for the Nuggets-Thunder series he used Barkley Shut Up And Jam! for the Sega Genesis platform. It's one of those old school basketball games that features two-on-two basketball--it was from 1994 after all. The basic point of the game (besides winning, right?) was to just jam the ball, because Charles Barkley wanted that and nothing else. Seems like J.R. Smith would like that. Given the inherent limitation of using a 16-year-old video game, the "Thunder" won 39-37 over the "Nuggets."

Oh, a real prediction. Mike Prada at SBNation.com has one of those. He believes there is a mild chance of the Nuggets upsetting the Thunder, but only if they can overcome the seed and strength of Oklahoma City. He predicts a Thunder victory in five games. However, I do agree with him that Ty Lawson could enter the national stage during this series.

The Nuggets and Thunder begin play in Oklahoma City on Sunday night.

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2011 NBA Playoffs Bracket: Nuggets Vs. Thunder Schedule

With the NBA regular season over, basketball fans are now treated to the exciting 2011 NBA Playoffs, and for the Denver Nuggets and their fans, this team should be a force in the first round. Finishing fifth in the Western Conference standings, the Nuggets will face the No. 4 Oklahoma City Thunder.

They will begin play on Sunday, April 17, in Oklahoma City at 7:30 p.m. MT on TNT. And here is the rest of the schedule:

Wednesday, April 20, at Oklahoma City, 6:00 p.m. MT, TNT
Saturday, April 23, at Denver, 8:00 p.m. MT, ESPN
Monday, April 25, at Denver, 8:30 p.m. MT, TNT
Wednesday, April 27, at Oklahoma City*
Friday, April 29, at Denver*
Sunday, May 1, at Oklahoma City*

*-If necessary

The other Western Conference matchups are:

No. 1 San Antonio vs. No. 8 Memphis Grizzlies
No. 2 Los Angeles Lakers vs. No. 7 New Orelans Hornets
No. 3 Dallas Mavericks vs. No. 6 Portland Trail Blazers.

For a complete 2011 NBA Playoffs Bracket, SB Nation has their own specially designed one for your predictions and viewing needs. And for more on the Nuggets, please visit Denver Stiffs.

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