2018-19 NBA Preview: Playoffs Predictions

The NBA season officially starts tonight! That means the official end of prediction season. I’ve already given you parts 1-3 of my predictions (links will be below if you haven’t read them), and now it’s time to give you my final predictions on who will be lifting the Larry O’Brien trophy in June.

You can read my Eastern Conference Preview here

You can read my Western Conference Preview here

You can read by Awards Predictions here


Playoff Predictions

Eastern Conference

1. Toronto Raptors
2. Boston Celtics
3. Philadelphia 76ers
4. Milwaukee Bucks
5. Indiana Pacers
6. Miami Heat
7. Washington Wizards
8. Detroit Pistons

First Round

Raptors sweep Pistons 4-0
Celtics over Wizards 4-1
76ers over Heat 4-2
Bucks over Packers 4-2

Second Round

Raptors over Bucks 4-2
Celtics over 76ers 4-3

Eastern Conference

Raptors over Celtics 4-3

Western Conference

1. Golden State Warriors
2. Houston Rockets
3. Utah Jazz
4. Oklahoma City Thunder
5. Denver Nuggets
6. Los Angeles Lakers
7. New Orleans Pelicans
8. Portland Trailblazers

First Round

Warriors sweep Blazers 4-0
Rockets beat Pelicans 4-2
Lakers upset Jazz 4-3
Nuggets upset Thunder 4-2

Second Round

Warriors beat Nuggets 4-1
Rockets beat Lakers 4-2

Western Conference Finals

Warriors beat Rockets 4-2

NBA Finals

Warriors beat Raptors 4-1

Analysis: Raptors shock the world (because most favor Boston) and make it to the Finals. They have the star that can slow down Kevin Durant, but the rest of the Warriors become too much as the Warriors beat the Raptors in a competitive, but short 5 game series.


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