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2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:51:19 AM »

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As usual in April, let's predict the playoffs resultats now that we know the brackets ! Feel free to predict only the first round so far or to predict the entire postseason.

I'll go first :

Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8 ) : 3-4
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : 4-2
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : 4-2
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : 4-1

Western Conference
Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8 ) : 4-2
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : 4-2
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : 4-2
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : 2-4

Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 07:57:10 AM »

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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8} = 4-1
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) = 3-4
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) = 4-2
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) = 4-2

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (4) = 4-3
Milwaukee Bucks (7) vs Philadelphia Sixers (3) = 2-4

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Philadelphia Sixers (3) = 4-3

Western Conference
Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8} = 4-1
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) = 4-0
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) = 4-1
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) = 4-3

Houston Rockets (1) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (4) = 4-0
Golden State Warriors (2) vs Portland Trailblazers (3) = 4-2

Houston Rockets (1) vs Golden State Warriors (2) = 3-4

NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors = 4-0
« Last Edit: April 12, 2018, 09:41:00 AM by Who »

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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8} = 4-0
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) = 4-2
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) = 4-1
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) = 4-0

Western Conference
Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8} = 4-0
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) = 4-2
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) = 2-4
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) = 4-1

Round 2
East
Raptors v. Cavs - 2-4
Celtics v. Sixers - 2-4

West
Rockets v. Thunder - 4-3
Warriors v. Pelicans - 4-1

Conference Finals
Sixers v. Cavs - 2-4
Rockets v. Warriors - 2-4

Finals
Warriors v. Cavs - 4-2

Re: 2018 Playoffs predictions thread
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 08:24:26 AM »

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East
Toronto (1) v Washington (8] = 4-2
Boston (2) v Milwaukee (7) = 4-2
Philadelphia (3) v Miami (6) = 4-3
Cleveland (4) v Indiana (5) = 4-1

West
Houston (1) v Minnesota (8] = 4-1
Golden State (2) v San Antonio = 4-2
Portland (3) v New Orleans (6) = 3-4
Oklahoma City (4) v Utah (5) = 4-2

Round 2
East
Toronto v Cleveland = 4-3
Boston v Philadelphia = 4-3

West
Houston v OKC = 4-2
Golden State v New Orleans = 3-4 (my bold prediction)

Conference Finals
East
Toronto v Boston = 4-2

West
Houston v New Orleans = 4-2

Finals
Houston v Toronto = 4-2

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 08:34:58 AM »

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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8 ) : 4-2
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : 4-3
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : 4-3   (Embiid misses 1st 2 games)
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : 4-1

Western Conference
Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8 ) : 4-1
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : 4-3     (Curry comes back for game 7)   
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : 2-4   (Playoff Rondo)
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : 4-3

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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8 ) : 4-3
I think this series goes 7 games, Lowry and Derozan vs Wall and Beal will be a fun series, and Valacuinus vs Gortat will be fun

Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : 4-2
Another fun one, Irving, Hayward, Theis, Smart are all out, time for Brown and Tatum to really step up, can Rozier, Horford and co step up and get the win? I'd like to think so, and Giannis and co will put up a hard fight, but i am going to go with Celtics 4-2, i honestly feel we're going to steal one in Milwaukee

Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : 4-2   (Embiid misses 1st 2 games)
Fultz is back, Simmons is ROTY and tearing it up, I think they take it against the Heat easy

Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : 4-2
I think CLE will struggle a bit, I don't believe they can suddenly turn it up in the playoffs this year the way they did last year

Western Conference
Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8 ) : 4-0
I am happy for the Wolves, but I think the Rockets gets an easy sweep here

Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : 4-2     (Curry comes back for game 7)   
No Steph but also no Kawhi, I think Golden State still wins, struggle a bit, but i don't think this goes 7
 
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : 3-4   (Playoff Rondo)
This will be VERY fun, and I love playoff Rondo, I actually don't know who to choose, and there aren't upsets yet, but Dame and McCollum will play well in this series

Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : 3-4
I think Jazz takes this, they play more as a team than OKC does

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Eastern Conference
Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8 ) : 3-4
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : 2-4
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : 2-4
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : 4-1

Western Conference
Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8 ) : 4-1
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : 4-0
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : 4-2
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : 4-1

2nd Round
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Washington Wizards (8 ) : 4-1
Miami Heat (6) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : 4-3

Houston Rockets (1) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (4) : 2-4
Golden State Warriors (2) vs Portland Trailblazers (3) : 4-2

Conference Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Miami Heat (6) : 4-0
Golden State Warriors (2) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (4) : 2-4

NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (4) : 4-3

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Eastern Conference
Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8 ) : Don't care
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : SWEEP! Celtics in 3 no need for 4!!
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : Don't care
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : Don't care

Western Conference
Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8 ) : Don't care
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : Don't care
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : Don't care
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : Don't care
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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8} = 4-2
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) = 4-1
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) = 3-4
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) = 4-2

Western Conference
Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8} = 4-0
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) = 4-1
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) = 2-4
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) = 3-4

Round 2
East
Raptors v. Cavs - 3-4
Celtics v. Sixers - 4-2

West
Rockets v. Jazz - 4-1
Warriors v. Pelicans - 4-2

Conference Finals
Celtics v. Cavs - 2-4
Rockets v. Warriors - 3-4

Finals
Warriors v. Cavs - 4-1

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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8 ) : 4-2
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : 4-3
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : 4-1
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : 4-1

Western Conference
Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8 ) : 4-1
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : 4-1
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : 4-2
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : 4-2


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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8 ) :Wiz
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : BOS
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : Miami
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) :  Cavs

Western Conference
Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8 ) : HOU
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) :GSW
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) :Portland
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : OKC

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East

R1

Raps - Wizards : TOR in 5
Celts - Bucks : MIL in 6  (Giannis and Middleton are too big, too much)
Sixers - Heat : PHI in 7
Cavs - Pacers : CLE in 5

R2

Raps - Cavs : CLE in 6   (Toronto burns to the ground)
Sixers - Bucks : PHI in 7

R3

Cavs - Sixers : CLE in 5  (Young guys melt against LeBron)


West

R1

Rockets - Wolves : HOU in 5
Warriors - Spurs : GSW in 7
Blazers - Pelicans : POR in 7
Thunder vs Jazz : UTA in 6

R2

Rockets - Jazz : HOU in 4
Warriors - Blazers : GSW in 5

R3

Rockets - Warriors : GSW in 7


Finals

Warriors - Cavs : GSW in 4
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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8 ) : 4-3
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : 4-3
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : 2-4
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : 4-2

Western Conference

Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8 ) : 4-1
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : 4-2
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : 4-3
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : 4-2
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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8} : Raptors in 7
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : Celtics in 7
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : Heat in 6
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : Cavs in 4

Western Conference

Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8} : Rockets in 4
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : Warriors in 4
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : Trailblazers in 5
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : Thunder in 5

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Eastern Conference

Toronto Raptors (1) vs Washington Wizards (8} : Raptors in 7
Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (7) : Celtics in 7
Philadelphia Sixers (3) vs Miami Heat (6) : Heat in 6
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5) : Cavs in 4

Western Conference

Houston Rockets (1) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (8} : Rockets in 4
Golden State Warriors (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7) : Warriors in 4
Portland Trailblazers (3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (6) : Trailblazers in 5
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs Utah Jazz (5) : Thunder in 5

I really hope this is not the case. 3 sweeps and two gentleman's sweeps? That would be a pretty crazy result for a season that was very competitive with many teams bunched together. Its not like there were several 37 win teams sneaking in. The only sweep I think has an ok chance is Warriors series.