NBA Playoff Predictions: Conference Finals
NBA Playoff Predictions
We are down to the final four teams in the NBA. The Conference Finals are here! We polled our NBA writers to see who they believe will end up matching up in the NBA Finals. Will we see a three-peat between the Warriors and Cavaliers?
Eastern Conference Finals
No.1 Celtics vs No.2 Cavaliers
Brandon Reid: Cavaliers in 7
I think this will be a series. I’m not convinced that Cleveland has started playing their best basketball. Boston is battle tested at this point and will have home court advantage. Boston probably has the more complete post game too with Horford and Olynyk. The Kyrie versus IT matchup will be fun to watch. When all is said and done, I do think Cleveland is the better team. But they will struggle at times during this series.
Dan Schalk: Cavaliers in 6
The Celtics need a second scorer to show up opposite Isaiah Thomas. I just don’t think that player is on the roster right now.
Dillon Davis-Tirado: Cavaliers in 6
Malachi David: Cavaliers in 6
As much as I want to see the Cavaliers lose, I want the tie breaker for the Finals. I think we get that as the Celtics are not quite enough for the Cavs.
Michael Gomez: Cavaliers in 4
Boston barely edged out Washington with heroics. That’s not going to help them against King James. The Cavs will sweep Boston.
Orlando Torres: Cavaliers in 5
For the Celtics to have any chance of knocking off the Cavs they’re going to need some help from the MonStars and pray something happens to Lebron. I got nothing but love for Isiah Thomas, but he can’t do everything on his own.
Western Conference Finals
No.1 Warriors vs No.2 Spurs
Brandon Reid: Warriors in 5
The Spurs are almost out of gas. Kawhi is hobbled and Manu can’t keep playing like a 26 year-old. The Warriors shot horribly in the first half of Game 1, and still only teased a win for San Antonio. The Warriors are the only team in the league that can play bad through three quarters, get down by 25, and still beat an elite team. This will NOT be a seven game series.
Dan Schalk: Warriors in 6
A healthy Kawhi Leonard would make this go to seven games, but Golden State is too powerful for an older, injured San Antonio squad.
Dillon Davis-Tirado: Warriors in 5
Malachi David: Warriors in 5
The Warriors are going to be too much for the Spurs to overcome especially if Kawhi won’t be 100% the rest of the way. Warriors win in 5.
Michael Gomez: Warriors
The Warriors are the safe bet, but Game 1 showed that the Spurs will put up a hell of a fight. If it wasn’t for a dirty play by Zaza Pachulia, this series would be 1-0 in favor of the Spurs. This series depends on how San Antonio responds in Game 2.
Orlando Torres: Spurs in 6
Finally we get the match up mostly everybody predicted. The Spurs may not seemed as “stacked” as the Warriors, but I think their bench will be the key to success here if they plan to get to the finals. Also some facts here— in 2015, Golden State beat an injured Cavs teams and even at that Lebron carried the team on his back and forced a Game 6. A year later they blew a 3-1 lead what else do I need to say? Spurs in 6.
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