The NBA Playoffs are here and Im excited about that! A quick thought before my NBA Playoff predictions, on Dwane Caseys contract. Air Jordan Schuhe Günstig. I think the Raptors do the right and smart thing by picking up the option on his contract. It was well earned and well deserved. I truly believe that Casey is a keeper and an impact coach. While were on the topic, Id like to see MLSE pick up Bryan Colangelos contract option as well. Stability and long-term vision are crucial in the coming months for both a Coach and your lead executive. Picking up the option will eliminate the potential for opposing teams to negatively recruit against the Raptors with agents/players and/or sabotage trade talks. MLSE needs to be proactive and control what what they can control. Playoff Predictions: Overall, Im not feeling a whole lot of upsets in the first round. The elite teams just seem to have a decided edge this time around. I hope Im wrong, as I always love the upsets, but its not looking too promising. Western Conference: 8. Utah Jazz vs. 1. San Antonio Spurs: Spurs in five. Tony Parker will be too much for Jazz to deal with. I believe the experience and depth of the Spurs will win out here. There will be no first round flame out this year for the San Antonio. 7. Dallas Mavericks vs 2. Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder in six. Even though the Thunder slipped a bit down the stretch, I think from start to finish this year they proved themselves to be an elite team. James Hardens condition is a bit of a concern but I like them over the NBA champs this time around. The Mavs just go through too many minutes of spotty play to win the series. 6. Denver Nuggets vs. 3. Los Angeles Lakers: Lakers in six. Denver will run up and down and score points but the Lakers still have what it takes to get by the Nuggets. Their front line is too good in with Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. We also cant leave out Kobe Bryant who still has it. The fact that the Lakers will also get a few whistles from the referees, as is their custom, will help too. 5. Los Angeles Clippers vs. 4. Memphis Grizzlies: Grizzlies in seven. This could be the best series of the eight First round matchups, and Im very excited about this one. Yes, the Clippers will thrill you with Blake Griffin and Chris Paul but the Grizzlies have an excellent all around team and defend well at all positions. Memphis had success last year in playoffs and that will help them. A healthy Rudy Gay makes a huge difference this spring as well. Eastern Conference 8. Philadelphia 76ers vs. 1. Chicago Bulls: Bulls in five. The 76ers have been the least impressive team to watch of the 16 playoff teams in the past month. The Bulls are improving offensively and Derrick Rose will gradually round in to from in the coming days. Chicago will limit Phillys fast break and grind them down. 7. New York Knicks vs. 2. Miami Heat: Heat in six. New York has enough scoring and depth to hang with Heat as well as an improved point guard spot. This will be a fun series. While the Knicks are playing with house money, its a different story for the Heat, where its 16 wins or bust. They are under immense pressure to get it done this time around and the spotlight will grow brighter with each game. If Chris Bosh plays with consistency, I see the Heat getting past the dangerous Knicks. 6. Orlando Magic vs. 3. Indianapolis Pacers: Pacers in five. Im being generous here. My gut tells me Indy will sweep but somehow I think Orlando will likely steal one at home. The Pacers have lots of fire power, depth and energy going into the post season, while the Magic are a beaten down mess. Its time the Indy fans get out and support their team. Their attendance this season has been a joke in what used to be a wonderful basketball town. I hope they get it back. 4. Boston Celtics vs. 5. Atlanta Hawks: Celtics in seven. If Al Horford was going to play for the Hawks I would have gone with them. As talented as Atlanta is, theyre a bit of a tease to me. The coaching edge and experience overall go to the Celtics. Having homecourt will help for the Hawks but as we all know, Atlanta is hit and miss supporting the Hawks. Rajon Rondo is the key guy in this series. You can talk all the Big Three and Joe Johnson-Josh Smith you want but Rondo is the single biggest difference maker in the series and a wonderful competitor. I think he gets them over the hump in a fascinating series. Air Jordan Basketballschuhe Günstig. With four remaining Olympic berths up for grabs, Canadas Peng Peng Lee, Kristina Vaculik, Victoria Moors, Talia Chiarelli, Brittany Rogers and Madeline Gardiner finished second overall with a combined 221. Air Jordan Schuhe Damen. You can watch the game on TSN and TSN Mobile TV beginning at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. 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WHITBY, Ont. -- Orangeville Northmen coach Matt Sawyer said his team came to the Minto Cup with a chip on its shoulder. No one managed to dislodge it. The Northmen beat the Coquitlam Adanacs 9-4 Saturday to secure a two-game sweep and clinch their sixth national title in franchise history and their first since 2009. "The newest, or the freshest, is always the sweetest," Sawyer said. "This is really, really satisfying. "Going into this season we werent picked to win this ... we thought maybe we were being overlooked and we wanted to make a point." The Ontario side was barely challenged throughout the tournament, winning five straight games by a combined score of 60-24. They crushed the Adanacs 19-7 in Fridays series opener and also beat Coquitlam, the Whitby Warriors and the Calgary Mountaineers in the group stage. On Saturday, Orangevilles Brandon Benn and Rob Hellyer led the charge with a pair of goals each, while Mitchell Jones, Jeremy Noble, Jordan Critch, Cody McMahon, Bill Hostrawser added singles. The Northmen had an outstanding period for the second straight night. Down 3-1 early in the period, the Northmen scored five times in just under 10 minutes to turn the tables. Orangeville goaltender Dillon Ward got the ball rolling with a huge save, allowing his team to push the ball the other way and start their scoring run. Jordan Schuhe Bestellen Ward was named the tournaments most vaulable player. Up 6-3 going into the third, Orangeville effectively ended any hopes the Adanacs had of a comeback by scoring a pair in the first three minutes of the period. Noble, team captain, said the balanced offensive effort was a hallmark of the Northmen attack this season "Thats been our team all year, picking each other up and going to battle every night," he said. Wesley Berg scored two goals while Reid Reinholdt and Ben McIntosh also scored for the losing side from B.C. Bergs two goals and three points pushed him to the top of the tournament scoring chart with 21 points in six games. After struggling in the opening game of the final, David Diruscio was solid in the Coquitlam goal. The final shot count favoured Orangeville 66-34. "Its pretty emotional right now," Adanacs coach Neil Dinsdale said. "Ive spent a lot of years with these guys. They played as hard as they could tonight. We just didnt get the bounces and Orangeville is a very good team." ' ' '