Early NBA Playoff Predictions

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  1. mikeconley11

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    I'm so confident all of this will happen, that I'm recording the information now just in case people don't believe me when I say I predicted everything right in April.

    Western:

    Round 1:


    Warriors 4 v 0 Clippers
    Rockets 4 v 1 Pelicans
    Spurs 4 v 3 Nuggets
    Timberwolves 3 v 4 Thunder

    Conference Semis:

    Warriors 4 v 2 Thunder
    Rockets 4 v 1 Spurs

    Conference Finals:

    Warriors 4 v 3 Rockets

    Eastern:

    Round 1:


    Celtics 4 v 2 Pacers
    Cavaliers 4 v 1 Bucks
    Raptors 3 v 4 76ers
    Heat 4 v 3 Wizards

    Conference Semis:

    Celtics 1 v 4 Heat
    Cavaliers 4 v 3 76ers

    Conference Finals:

    Cavaliers 2 v 4 Heat

    NBA Finals:

    Warriors 4 v 0 Heat

    MVP: James Harden
    Finals MVP: Stephen Curry
    Defensive Player of the Year: Kevin Durant
    Most Improved Player: Victor Oladipo
    6th Man of the Year: Lou Williams
    Rookie of the Year: Ben Simmons
     
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    Are the Lakers in it?
     
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    Lol, you funny
     
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    No they are not. I just checked. :(
     
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    You're a Lakers fan? Grizzlies just beat them hehe
     
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    They are the team I live closest to, so yes I'm their fan. :)
     
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    Clippers play in the same stadium, you could support them.

    The Boston Celtics are the closest team to the UK, I should start supporting them lol
     
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    Who are the Clippers? Named after nail clippers?
     
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    Los Angeles Clippers. They used to be called the Los Angeles Braves but they held a vote and changed it to the Clippers due to the great sailing ships that passed through San Diego Bay.

    I got that description of google, I have no idea what clippers have to do with ships lol
     
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    your east prediction is all fucked up. allow me to explain. Raps will most likely retain number 1 seed followed by boston, followed by Cavs. My reasoning is based on 2 factors. 1. Remaining strength of schedules 2. Travel Time.

    Strength of Schedule

    Cavs have 8 games left vs the western conference. they currently have a 7-6 record against the west. more importantly, a 1-4 record on the road so its safe to assume they have a few more L's in their future.

    Boston has 11 road games remaining vs the west including brutal 4 games in 6 nights stretch vs Houston and minnisota, and they also still have to visit golden state.

    Raps have merely 1 road game vs the west left. We've only lost at home like 2 or 3 times.

    For perspective, consider Raps are 3 games back from the 1 seed while Cavs are 7 games back.


    Travel Time

    Raps not only have the least amount of West road games left, they also have the least amount of road games left, in general (compared to Boston and Cleveland). In other words, the team with the best home record (14-2) and best conference record (17-5), has a second-half schedule filled with games in both.
     
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    oh also.. in the west dont sleep on the timberwolves. i think they can take OKC in a 5 game or even 7 game series
     
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    Lakers took out the Celtics last night. not too shabby man
     
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    Why did I not get notifications for this? Moooods

    To be honest, I didn't look into the schedule at all. Raptors could get 1st tbh, but they'll choke in the playoffs as always lol.

    Timberwolves v Thunder would be a great series. By playoffs, I think the chemistry problems (or whatever the problem with the Thunder is) will go though.
     
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    Update: I fucked up.

    My predictions for the West were:

    1st- Warriors (2nd)
    2nd- Rockets (1st)
    3rd- Spurs (7th)
    4th- Timberwolves (8th)
    5th- Thunder (4th)
    6th- Nuggets (9th)
    7th- Pelicans (6th)
    8th- Clippers (10th)

    East:

    1st- Celtics (2nd)
    2nd- Cavs (4th)
    3rd- Raps (1st)
    4th- Heat (6th)
    5th- Wizards (8th)
    6th- 76ers (3rd)
    7th- Bucks (I GOT IT RIGHT!! MIKE NOSTRADAMUS CONLEY)
    8th- Pacers (5th)

    So, I got the orders all fucked up except for the Bucks. But I predicted who would actually be in the playoffs for the East exactly right and I only got 2 wrong for the West. But there's no way I could have predicted that crazy Jazz run. The only thing I really fucked up with is saying the Trailblazers wouldn't make it :eyepop:

    But... I'll get Harden MVP right. Curry could get finals mvp, Oladipo will get most improved, Lou Will get 6th man and Ben Simmons will get ROY.

    Heat won't make the finals though lol
     
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    Predictions for the playoffs now that we know what the rankings are?
    Here's mine.

    East:
    Round1-
    Toronto (4-2) Washington
    Cleveland (4-2) Indiana
    Philadelphia (4-1) Miami
    Boston (3-4) Milwaukee

    Round2-
    Toronto (4-3) Cleveland... Toronto plays well at home. Got to give them the benefit of the doubt.
    Philadelphia (4-3) Milwaukee

    East Conference Finals-
    Toronto (4-3) Philadelphia

    West:
    Round1-
    Houston (4-1) Minnesota
    OKC (3-4) Utah
    Portland (4-3) New Orleans
    Golden State (4-2) San Antonio

    Round2-
    Houston (4-2) Utah
    Golden State (4-2) Portland

    West Conference Finals-
    Golden State (4-3) Houston... GS should be healthy by this point and will have no problem vs Houston


    FINALS!!!!
    Toronto (4-3) Golden State
    I know this is a long shot. But I'm rolling with my boys. If they can make it this far, they have a shot. Both times they played GS this season was a tight game. With home court advantage vs GS, they may be able to pull it off. Only time will tell.
     
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    Here's what I sent my brother earlier. We had exactly the same predictions except for your Toronto bias lol.

    East:

    Raptors 4 v 0 Wizards
    Celtics 2 v 4 Bucks (there's gotta be 1 upset, no Irving)
    76ers 4 v 1 Heat
    Cavs 4 v 3 Pacers

    Raptors 4 v 2 Cavs (but I'm gonna feel stupid if Lebron proves me wrong yet again)
    Bucks 2 v 4 76ers

    Raptors 3 v 4 76ers (trust the process)

    West:

    Rockets 4 v 2 Timberwolves
    GSW 4 v 1 Spurs
    Portland 4 v 0 Pelicans
    Okc 3 v 4 Jazz

    Rockets 4 v 2 Jazz
    Gsw 4 v 1 Portland

    Gsw 4 v 3 Rockets

    Finals:

    Gsw 4 v 2 76ers
     
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    I hear ya. But I got to roll with my boys. They have proven that they can do it. I got to give them the benefit of the doubt until proven wrong. Can't wait for this weekend
     
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    I'm already nervous abotu that washington series tbh. they can be pesky af.

    i dont think miami can even handle jakob poertl
     
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    I would do the same if my team was there.

    Wizards suck rn, this will be a sweep for you guys.
     
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    im regards to philly - no embiid, no problem. i guess my foremost thought concerning us is if we're gonna be thought of true champions we need to start sweeping teams in the playoffs. this is gonna be wild
     
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