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Poll: East or West? (24 member(s) have cast votes)

What conference was more competitive this season?

  1. Eastern Conference (3 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  2. Western Conference (21 votes [87.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 87.50%

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#1 LakersGAFan

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 09:11 AM

Last year it was clear the West was the more dominant conference. The playoff race wasn’t decided on until the final games results and only 1 game separated the top 3 teams. However this year’s emergence of the Cavs and Magic joining the Celtics as the Eastern conference elite have many believing that power has shifted back east.

I don’t buy it. I only think the Lakers got better and separated themselves from a still competitive West and the bottom dropped out of the entire eastern conference. The Pistons who were 2nd place in the east last year are now at 8th with their former best player on the Nuggets. That’s what’s helped the Cavs and Magic propel. The caliber of the bottom half of the eastern conference playoff teams declined.

The Suns are at 45-36 and missing the playoffs by 3 games. In the east that record would be good for the 5th position. That’s also 1 game from the 4th position and having home court in the first round.

Now for example, remove the Conference leading Lakers and Cavs from the equation.
6 games separate playoff positions #2-8 in the West.
22 games separate playoff positions #2-8 in the East.

Another example.
The Lakers will most likely play the Utah Jazz in round 1. To me this series looks like a Western Conference Championship…..lol.
The Cavs will play the Chauncy-less, below .500 Detroit Pistons with a benched Rip Hamilton and a disgruntled AI.

Cavs= best overall record & best home record.
Lakers= best road record, conference record.
And the only Cavs home loss was to the Lakers.

*TOTAL RECORDS OF PLAYOFF TEAMS (not final but cant change drasticly at this point).
W - L %
East: 392 - 252 .608
West: 423 - 225 .652

I think the West still has the more competitive conference. There’s definitely a triage of power house teams in the East. But the West line up from teams 1-9 fades the East’s.

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Edited by LakersGAFan, April 14, 2009 - 12:10 PM.

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#2 pound4pound

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 09:17 AM

if the suns played in the east, they'd be a 5th seed
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#3 BeeZee

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 09:37 AM

Top to bottom, the West is better. But the East has 3 of the top 4 teams in the league.


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#4 K0be10-11

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 10:01 AM

Top to bottom, the West is better. But the East has 3 of the top 4 teams in the league.


True East has 3 of the top 4 teams in the league but West has 6 teams of the top 10 in the league.

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#5 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 01:11 PM

East has better top teams, West has better teams overall and way more balanced. Phoenix would be in a sweet spot in the Eastern Conference standings right now. Nuff' said.

#6 kingjeezy♕

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 01:57 PM

West is more likely to have some epic series compared to the East. With so many teams having similar records, it means that almost anyone can beat the other from 2-8.

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 04:02 PM

A 39-42 team in the East clinched the PO, while Phoenix is a 9th seeder...

The only team that impress me from the East are the Celtics (/pukes dog poop), and the Cavaliers...

Edited by Kwamesaurus Rex, April 14, 2009 - 04:04 PM.

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#8 Makaveli

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 04:03 PM

West.

#9 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 09:09 PM

The West hands down.

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 09:10 PM

West.

#11 Air Apparent

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 09:33 PM

west is still better..but there are a lot of young teams emerging in the east that might shift the dominance in a year or two

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 10:25 PM

A 39-42 team in the East clinched the PO, while Phoenix is a 9th seeder...

The only team that impress me from the East are the Celtics (/pukes dog poop), and the Cavaliers...


Gross you ate dog poop. :lol: :lol:

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 10:44 PM

^That only happens when I give credits to teams like Boston, Utah, or the Clippers...

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#14 last stand 2.0

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 11:02 PM

like it has been echoed top of the east kills top of the west but the whole west kills the east

so the west
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Posted April 14, 2009 - 11:12 PM

Has got to be the West, more balanced with winning teams rather than being carried by 3 or 4 teams like the East.

^ Agree with all the valid points above.




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