NBA Conference Finals Preview

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Eastern Conference

1. Miami Heat vs. 2. Boston Celtics

Players to Watch: F Jimmy Butler and F Jayson Tatum

Who Wins: Celtics in 7 games

Western Conference

3. Golden State Warriors vs. 4. Dallas Mavericks

Players to Watch: G Stephen Curry and G Luka Doncic

Who Wins: Warriors in 6 games

NBA Semifinals Preview

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Eastern Conference

1. Miami Heat vs. 4. Philadelphia 76ers

Players to Watch: C Bam Adebayo and G James Harden

Who Wins: Heat in 7 games

2. Boston Celtics vs. 3. Milwaukee Bucks

Players to Watch: F Jayson Tatum and F Giannis Antetokounmpo

Who Wins: Bucks in 6 games

Western Conference

1. Phoenix Suns vs. 4. Dallas Mavericks

Players to Watch: G Devin Booker and G Luka Doncic

Who Wins: Suns in 6 games

2. Memphis Grizzlies vs. 3. Golden State Warriors

Players to Watch: G Ja Morant and G Stephen Curry

Who Wins: Warriors in 7 games

2022 NBA Playoffs Preview

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Eastern Conference

1. Miami Heat vs. 8. Atlanta Hawks

Players to Watch: C Bam Adebayo and G Trae Young

Who Wins: Heat in 7 games

4. Philadelphia 76ers vs. 5. Toronto Raptors

Players to Watch: C Joel Embiid and F Scottie Barnes

Who Wins: 76ers in 6 games

3. Milwaukee Bucks vs. 6. Chicago Bulls

Players to Watch: F Giannis Antetokounmpo

Who Wins: Bucks in 6 games

2. Boston Celtics vs. 7. Brooklyn Nets

Players to Watch: F Jayson Tatum and G Kyrie Irving

Who Wins: Nets in 7 games

Western Conference

1. Phoenix Suns vs. 8. New Orleans Pelicans

Players to Watch: G Devin Booker and F Brandon Ingram

Who Wins: Suns in 5 games

4. Dallas Mavericks vs. 5. Utah Jazz

Players to Watch: G Luka Doncic and G Donovan Mitchell

Who Wins: Jazz in 6 games

3. Golden State Warriors vs. 6. Denver Nuggets

Players to Watch: G Stephen Curry and C Nikola Jokic

Who Wins: Warriors in 7 games

2. Memphis Grizzlies vs. 7. Minnesota Timberwolves

Players to Watch: G Ja Morant and C Karl-Anthony Towns

Who Wins: Grizzlies in 6 games

NBA Finals and Award Projections

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* – indicates playoffs

MVP – G Luka Doncic – Dallas Mavericks

Rookie – C Evan Mobley – Cleveland Cavaliers

Coach – Taylor Jenkins – Memphis Grizzlies

Defensive Player – C Bam Adebayo – Miami Heat

Most Improved – F Andrew Wiggins – Golden State Warriors

Sixth Man – G Tyler Herro – Miami Heat

Executive – Arturas Karnisovas – Chicago Bulls

Playoffs

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