Friday, April 18, 2008

NBA Playoff Predictions

Yeah, I know. I don’t hardly talk enough about NBA basketball but we have reached what is now what I feel the real NBA season also known as the playoffs. The West brings us the best first-round match-ups with Dallas/New Orleans, and Phoenix/San Antonio but the ultimate playoff match-up could still be in the East with the possibility of Cleveland and Boston hooking up.

First Round Playoff Predictions


You have to applaud Joe Johnson for leading Atlanta to the playoffs for the first time in almost a decade but this will be the end of the road for the Hawks. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will be way too much for the Hawks to handle. Celtics Sweep!

Philadelphia has an excellent coach in Maurice Cheeks and a legitimate scorer in Andre Iguodala but the Pistons are still the Pistons. Detroit in 5!

Chris Bosh against Dwight Howard will give us one of the most exciting match-ups of superstar talent in the first round but in the end the Magic will be too deep for Bosh’s Raptors. Orlando in 6!

Do Antawn Jamison and Gilbert Arenas equal LeBron James? No, but they’ll come awful close. Cleveland in 7!


With Allen Iverson and Marcus Camby the Nuggets have enough to be pesky and push the Lakers more than they’d like. Lakers in 6!

Dallas desperately wants to avoid getting launched in the first round for the second consecutive season but they’ll have their hands full with the best point guard in the league. Hornets in 7!

Phoenix will have Shaq in their frontcourt this time around and a grudge they’ve been holding since last year’s playoffs. Spurs in 6!

Yao Ming leads the Rockets in scoring and rebounding. Unfortunately he won’t be in uniform. Looks like another first round exit for McGrady. Jazz in 5!