NBA Playoff Predicitions


The 2017 NBA Playoffs have been very eventful, some people have made a name for themselves, such as Kelly Olynyk and some players have underperformed. Although the series have been awesome, the play offs have gone relatively as expected with a few exceptions. Currently, the Eastern conference and the Western Conference Finals consist of the top 2 seeds. The Western Conference Finals teams are the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs, and the Eastern Conference Finals consist of the Boston Celtics, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Eastern Conference Finals
LeBron James and the Cavaliers have had a cake walk to this point, defeating the Pacers led by Paul George and the Raptors with the high octane back court of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. It took them a total of 8 games to do so. Yes, they swept both teams. The Celtics have had two very tough series, overcoming a 2-0 deficit in round one to the Bulls, and winning game 7 at home on Monday against the hot Wizards. Although the Celtics came into these play offs with the #1 seed, the Cavaliers are heavily favorited. I believe the Cavaliers will take this series 4-2 at worst. They have the best player, obviously and are well rested.

Western Conference Finals
A banged up Kawhi Leonard and the rest of the Spurs are taking on the phenomenal Golden State Warriors. Like the Cavs, the stacked roster of the Warriors swept the Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers and the Utah Jazz led by Gordon Hayward in rounds one and two. The Spurs took the Grizzlies out in a longer series, as well as the Rockets in 6. A devastating ankle injury will most likely derail the Spurs in this series. They blew a 20 point 3rd quarter lead after Kawhi rolled his ankle on the Golden State Warriors center, Zaza Pachulia. Not to mention, veteran Spurs point guard, Tony Parker is out for the rest of the play offs due to a knee injury during the Rockets series. I believe that due these factros, the Warriors will have a fairly easy time taking down the Spurs in 4 or 5 games.

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