NBA Semifinals Preview

Eastern Conference

1. Toronto Raptors vs. 4. Cleveland Cavaliers

Players to Watch: G DeMar DeRozan and F LeBron James

Who Wins: Cavaliers in 6 games

2. Boston Celtics vs. 3. Philadelphia 76ers

Players to Watch: G Terry Rozier and C Joel Embiid

Who Wins: Celtics in 6 games

Western Conference

1. Houston Rockets vs. 5. Utah Jazz

Players to Watch: G James Harden and G Donovan Mitchell

Who Wins: Rockets in 6 games

2. Golden State Warriors vs. 6. New Orleans Pelicans

Players to Watch: G Klay Thompson and G Rajon Rondo

Who Wins: Warriors in 6 games

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2018 NBA Playoffs Preview

Eastern Conference

1. Toronto Raptors vs. 8. Washington Wizards

Players to Watch: G DeMar DeRozan and G Bradley Beal

Who Wins: Raptors in 6 games

2. Boston Celtics vs. 7. Milwaukee Bucks

Players to Watch: F Jayson Tatum and F Giannis Antetokounmpo

Who Wins: Celtics in 7 games

3. Philadelphia 76ers vs. 6. Miami Heat

Players to Watch: F Ben Simmons and C Hassan Whiteside

Who Wins: 76ers in 6 games

4. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 5. Indiana Pacers

Players to Watch: F Kevin Love and G Victor Oladipo

Who Wins: Cavaliers in 7 games

Western Conference

1. Houston Rockets vs. 8. Minnesota Timberwolves

Players to Watch: G Chris Paul and C Karl-Anthony Towns

Who Wins: Rockets in 6 games

2. Golden State Warriors vs. 7. San Antonio Spurs

Players to Watch: F Kevin Durant and G Dejounte Murray

Who Wins: Warriors in 5 games

3. Portland Trail Blazers vs. 6. New Orleans Pelicans

Players to Watch: C Jusuf Nurkic and G Rajon Rondo

Who Wins: Trail Blazers in 6 games

4. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. 5. Utah Jazz

Players to Watch: G Russell Westbrook and G Donovan Mitchell

Who Wins: Thunder in 6 games

Atlantic Division

1. Boston Celtics

Adding Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving puts them in the same class with Cleveland.

2. Toronto Raptors

It’s business as usual for the lone Canadian franchise.

3. Philadelphia 76ers

Time to see all their top tier talent make a playoff appearance.

4. New York Knicks

The era of Kristaps Porzingis has begun.

5. Brooklyn Nets

It’s a better roster, but it will be another transition year in Brooklyn. Continue reading “Atlantic Division”

NBA Semifinals Preview

Eastern Conference

1. Boston Celtics vs. 4. Washington Wizards

Players to Watch: G Isaiah Thomas and G John Wall

Who Wins: Celtics in 7 games

2. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 3. Toronto Raptors

Players to Watch: F LeBron James and F DeMar DeRozan

Who Wins: Cavaliers in 6 games

Western Conference

1. Golden State Warriors vs. 5. Utah Jazz

Players to Watch: F Kevin Durant and F Joe Johnson

Who Wins: Warriors in 5 games

2. San Antonio Spurs vs. 3. Houston Rockets

Players to Watch: F Kawhi Leonard and G James Harden

Who Wins: Spurs in 7 games