the best time of year (sports-wise) has arrived folks. and its time for my annual (and usually incorrect) playoff predictions. with that said, lets do this.
the rockets are my team in the playoffs this year. Jeremy Lin, James Harden & Chandler Parsons are some of my favorite players to keep track of. sure they can light up the scoreboard but i dont think they have what it takes to take down the consistency and experience of the Thunder. Thunder in 6 even after the beard averaging 30/7/5/2 due to westbrook’s 50ppg on 40% shooting. lol
shame that kobe isnt playing. no need to write much here. i will say that Manu Ginobili is one of my favorite players in the league. and that matters none. Spurs in 5 even with LA’s new twin towers.
most dunkiest vs most three-pointiest. i’ll root for warriors and go out on a limb and stake the SF Bay Area sports success carries over to this first round matchup. it helps that Gallinari is out and Klay is catching fire. CURRY FOR THREE, GOOD!
this could go either way. grizzlies seem to remain legit even with their best player in gay gone. being able to maintain a dominant defense paired with a legit low post game. CP3 though is still CP3, and there’s no way he’s losing a series, not with that supporting cast hes not. Crawford will provide the key bench bukets. this will be the best of the first round matchups with the Clippers getting it on a GW dunk game 7.
i don’t believe in the Knicks. too bad the celtics dont have enough to get past them. sad to say Knicks in 6.
the pacers have great pieces. an allstar 7 footer, an up and coming wing scorer and a proven scorer at PF. the hawks on the other hand have nothing up and coming about them. atlanta stuck in mediocrity for yet another year. Pacers in 5 if that even without Granger.
is DWill going to reassert himself as the game’s #2 PG? if he does Nets take this series, though not easily. the bulls play a tenacious style of D and it can throw most anyone off their game. defense wins championships but you also have to be able to score buckets, and i dont think the bulls have enough firepower. Nets take it though in 6 while DRose watches at 109%
oh and dont forget to grab your playoff gear!