The Nets do not have a chance in this one. They lost to the Hawks in every game during the regular season I believe the trend will continue in the playoffs! I miss the old Deron Williams that used to be one of the best PGs in the league. *Sigh* Enjoy the postseason while it last Brooklyn because it will not be for long.
Hawks over Nets SWEEP
I really think Celtics HC Brad Stevens deserves some coach of the year votes. The Celtics traded away all their best players and were post to be in the lottery. Instead, they locked up the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference. Unfortunately, they have to play LeBron in the first round. Isaiah Thomas will put up decent numbers but I do not think they have enough offensive fire power to compete with the Cavs. Fans we will not get to see one of those classic Cavs/C's series like we did when Boston had the big 3. However, I do think they get lucky and squeeze out one game against the Cavs.
Cavs over Celtics in 5
Jason Kidd also deserves Coach of the Year votes. He took a team that won 15 games the previous season and led them to 41 wins and the playoffs. Also, he did this without their 1st round pick Jabari Parker for majority of the season. The Bulls are injury proned. If they can stay healthy (specifically Derrick Rose), they might be able to be able to win it ALL! But until then....
Bulls over Bucks in 5
Let's be honest, these two teams do not have a chance to win the East. They should make for a decent matchup though. The Wizards were flying high earlier in the season but fell off dramaticly. Though they have more star power, I think the Raptors have the better team.
Raptors over Wizards in 6
The Pelicans MADE THE PLAYOFFS! Too bad they have to face Golden State in the first round. I believe Steph Curry is on a mission so he will get this series over quick! However, I think Anthony Davis is good enough to led his team to at least ONE win in this series. So yeah...
Warriors over Pels in 5
The Rockets might have the potential league MVP on their roster in James Harden but they are banged up. With Patrick Beverely and Donatas Motiejunas out, I think Rick Carlisle schemes a way to slow Harden and the Mavericks win the series. Expect Rondo to play better because he is trying to earn his contract for next season.
Mavs over Rockets in 7
Chris Paul needs this series. He has to at least make the Conference Finals this season. He is going up against the defending champions Spurs so winning will be extremely difficult but my gut feeling tells me the Clippers get the job done.
Clippers over Spurs in 7
This is the boring series of the Western Conference. I really like the Blazers team BUT Wes Matthews being hurt does not help them at all. I think the physical defensive play of Memphis gives them the advantage.
Grizzlies over Blazers in 6
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