NBA Playoff Predictions Round 2: Eastern Conference
NBA Playoff Predictions
We are through one round of the NBA Playoffs and our staff is back to make their Round 2 predictions…
No.1 Celtics vs No.4 Wizards
Brandon Reid: Celtics in 7
This should be a great matchup. Both squads have dangerous backcourts that can take over games. And both teams have really good front court players in Horford and Gortat that will band around down low. Both teams also struggled to put away their first round opponents. I’m waiting for Washington to finally turn the corner in the playoffs with this core of Wall, Beal, Porter, and Gortat. They are capable of taking the East’s # 1 seed to the limit.
Dan Schalk: Celtics in 5
Boston is the better team and they are on a roll right now.
Dillon Davis-Tirado: Celtics in 7
I think the Celtics rally behind Isaiah, they’re better shooters but it will be tight throughout.
Malachi David: Celtics in 5
This matchup has bad blood and is probably going to be extremely physical. The overall Celtics team is better than the Wizards, and the Celtics have a lot more to play for.
Michael Gomez: Wizards in 7
I know the Celtics are up one game but that’s not a big deal the Wizards will adjust. John Wall and Bradley Beal will crush the Celtics back court. Luckily for the Celtics, Rondo got injured in the last series and they didn’t I have an answer to him. Wall is better than Rondo. This has seven game series written all over it.
Orlando Torres: Celtics in 7
I’m mainly intrigued by this back court matchup. John Wall is on another level, and Bradley Beal is stepping up nicely as his right hand man, but it took Boston 2 games to snap out of their slump and ultimately they pull this off in seven.
No.2 Cavaliers vs No.3 Raptors
Brandon Reid: Cavaliers in 6
Cleveland won the season series 3-1. That one loss was after the Ibaka trade. The addition of Ibaka gives the Raptors something they haven’t had in previous playoff meetings with the Cavs. The problem remains the same…LeBron James is the baddest player on the earth and Lowry & DeRozan will have to show up big time in every single game. I think this series ends the way all of the previous Cavs/Raptors playoff meetings have. Eventually.
Dan Schalk: Cavaliers in 5
The Raptors crumble under the pressure and LeBron brings pressure.
Dillon Davis-Tirado: Cavaliers in 6
I think LeBron and company should have not too much of an issue but the Raptors have great endurance off the bench especially with Jonas V.
Malachi David: Cavaliers in 6
We get a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals here. The Raptors underachieved in this series last year, and figure to do so again.
Michael Gomez: Raptors in
While the Raptors do struggle on the playoffs and the Cavs did sweep their first round opponents it was only by a combined 16pts. They beat the Pacers by an average of 4 points a game. The Raptors are a better squad than the Pacers. I think they find themselves in this series and stop LeBron and the struggling big three.
Orlando Torres: Cavaliers in 6
I would be tempted to go Toronto if they weren’t as inconsistent, but more importantly Kyle Lowry is playing with a bad back and two days of rest isn’t enough to prepare for the Cavs.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/nba-playoff-predictions-round-2-eastern-conference/https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nba-playoffs.jpg?fit=1024%2C768&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nba-playoffs.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Atlantic DivisionBoston CelticsCentral DivisionCleveland CavaliersNBARecent PostsSoutheast DivisionToronto RaptorsWashington WizardsEastern Conference,NBA Playoff PredictionsNBA Playoff Predictions We are through one round of the NBA Playoffs and our staff is back to make their Round 2 predictions... No.1 Celtics vs No.4 Wizards Brandon Reid: Celtics in 7 This should be a great matchup. Both squads have dangerous backcourts that can take over games. And both teams have...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk