NBA Playoff Picks

It’s that time of year again, the NBA Playoffs! While this NBA season has certainly been memorable and record-breaking, there is only one question everyone wants answered…can anybody stop the Warriors? As the writers of My Fantasy Sports Talk give you their NBA Playoff Picks this year, parody will not be very prevalent. The Eastern Conference is more up-in-the-air than the West, but it will likely be a two-team race between Cleveland and Toronto. See who our NBA writers have advancing into round two….

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Brandon Reida

Series: 6 games

Detroit took 3 of 4 meetings with Cleveland this year and they are the 2nd ranked rebounding team in the league. They have the size and ability to muck up the games and frustrate Cleveland. Cavs take it, but the series will be fairly competitive for a 1 vs 8 matchup.
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Series: 4 games

I think this will be the most lopsided matchup of the first round in the East. The trio of Lowry, DeRozan, and Carroll, will out-run the Pacers. Toronto finally appears to be healthy and ready for a playoff run.
Casey Mosriea

Series: 4 games

This year the Cavs will have Kyrie back. Lebron is hot right now, too. Watch out.
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Series: 6 games

Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan are up there as some of my favorite players to watch in the NBA. They’ll be a little too much for the Pacers.
Christian Menaa

Series: 5 games

With Reggie Jackson, Andre Drummond and Tobias Harris, the Pistons have a young and up-and-coming team, with a chance to steal a win in the series. But that's about as far as it'll go, as LeBron and Co. will blow past the Pistons and take this series fairly easily.
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Series: 6 games

Although Paul George and the Pacers will put up a good fight, the Raptors' back court of Kyle Lowry, and DeMar DeRozan will be too strong for then to handle. And with both Lowry's and DeRozan's experience, they will help lead their team pass the Pacers.
Colin Andersona

Series: 5 games

Forget the regular season nonsense. This is business time, and the team that was OT away from being up 2-0 in last year's finals goes about their business. Call it a gentleman's sweep.
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Series: 6 games

Don't be fooled by the 2 games for the Pacers, this series will not be all that close. Paul George is going to break out a few beast mode games down 2-0 and 3-1. In the end, the 'Drakes' move on comfortably.
Dan Schalka

Series: 5 games

The Pistons will be winning playoff series in their near future. Just not this year.
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Series: 5 games

Toronto has a chance to run through the East, and that starts with the Pacers.
Kyle Kirbya

Series: 5 games

Surprisingly, the Pistons actually hold a 3 to 1 advantage over the Cavs this season. Don't be shocked if his goes 6, but Lebron wills this jumbled team past Detroit.
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Series: 5 games

Toronto may end up winning the East and, although Paul George will win one by himself, they will roll past the Pacers.
Malachi Davida

Series: 5 games

Detroit took 3 of 4 from Cleveland, but it is unlikely that they can take that into the playoffs. The Cavs are just too deep of a team for the Pistons to handle.
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Series: 6 games

Toronto won the season series 3-1, but the Pacers played them close in two of those losses. Paul George can keep them close, but in the end the Raptors are too deep.
Michael Gomeza

Series: 6 games

At this point it would be foolish to bet against LeBron James. The Pistons are young and dangerous so they’ll win some games and make the others interesting. Save for some Stan Van Gundy wizardry, the Cavs will make it to the second round.
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Series: 5 games

Overall the Raptors are set to make a deep playoff run. The Pacers surprised people this year, but I don’t think the Pacers can match with the Raptors depth and versatility.
Eastern Conference Round 1aa
Brandon Reida

Series: 7 games

The only reason I am picking Miami is because of home court advantage, and they have the two best players in the matchup in my opinion, Dwyane Wade and Hassan Whiteside.
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Series: 6 games


Atlanta won 3 of 4 meetings with Boston in the regular season. But this is the playoffs and Boston is the better team. The Celtics are 5th in scoring, 6th in rebounding, and 6th in assists.
Casey Mosriea

Series: 6 games

The Heat are finding their offensive stride at the right time, even if they did give up a 26-point lead to the Celtics in their last game. D Wade, Whiteside, Joe Johnson. Remember those names.
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Series: 6 games

I’m putting the Hawks on upset alert. Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley may be able to rally the Celtics in this series. The 26-point comeback against Miami was very impressive.
Christian Menaa

Series: 6 games

It's something about D-Wade, the Heat and the playoffs. They're always a dangerous team, but with Hassan Whiteside coming off the bench, his efficiency has Increased and boosted the Heat. Look for Kemba Walker and the Hornets make it close, but the Heat will take the series.
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Series: 7 games

The Hawks are a tough team, but they're not the same Top seeded East team from a year ago. And their matchup is against a scrappy Celtics team, that has played strong all season, holding tremendous chemistry and trust behind coach Brad Stevens. Therefore the C's will edge out the gritty matchup against the Hawks in 7.
Colin Andersona

Series: 7 games

This is the series to watch in the first round. Can D-Wade handle a 7 game series? Will Hassan Whiteside block a shot into the upper deck? Can Kemba will the Hornets to a road victory in South Beach. Nic Batum comes up BIG for the Hornets, and they skate on.
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Series: 6 games

Brad Stevens earns the right to be a highly regarded coach in this series. I expect a bare knuckle brawl (not literally, Metta World-Peace is not involved) that is one of the most entertaining of the playoffs. At least one gane will go to OT, and the Celtics lead by diminutive Isiah Thomas pull away.
Dan Schalka

Series: 7 games

The best matchup in the first round will come down to 7 games. Ultimately, the Heat's playoff experience will best a solid Hornets squad
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Series: 7 games

This series will be a close second to the Heat/Hornets. Both teams can grind-out wins, but I like the Celtics offensive efficiency to top the Hawks defense.
Kyle Kirbya

Series: 6 games

Charlotte has a talented squad, and they will show up here. However, the veterans on the Heat will step up and move forward.
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Series: 7 games

These two teams have fallen off a little lately, but it'll serve for an awesome first round series. In the only upset I see in the first, Boston takes down Atlanta with Brad Stevens at the helm.
Malachi Davida

Series: 6 games

This series played to a 2-2 split in the regular season. However, Charlotte is coming into their own not only this season, but especially to close out the year. The backcourt of Charlotte gives them the edge.
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Series: 7 games

Atlanta won the season series 3-1, however, the Celtics are going to look to ride the momentum of the comeback against Miami. The Celtics also have the best player in this matchup in Isaiah Thomas.
Michael Gomeza

Series: 7 games

The Heat are the team no one wants to see in the Eastern Conference. Their combination of youth and veterans is formidable. The Hornets have been playing very good basketball as of late and will make this series very fun to watch.
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Series: 6 games

Hawks are just a better overall team it’s as simple as that. The Celtics best scorer is 5’9 Thomas and in a much more physical post season atmosphere, that size is going to be exploited.
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