NBA Playoffs 2011 Predictions Pt.2

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I made my predictions for the first round of the Eastern Conference earlier and now it is time for the Western Conference.

1. San Antonio Spurs

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8. Memphis Grizzlies

My Winner- Memphis

This is my shocker pick because in my opinion, Memphis has what it takes to go against the number one team. This series will go seven games. I am high on guys like Tony Allen, Zach Randolph, and OJ Mayo if he gets his act together. Timmy D may just be too old for this series and I just have no faith in the Spurs this year as a number one seed.
4. Oklahoma City Thunder

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5. Denver Nuggets

My Winner- OKC

As much as I want to choose Denver for the likes of Lawson, Jr Smith, KMart, and Nene, I will be choosing OKC for those very same reasons. Denver is very sporadic and can prove to be too immature for the series if they do not get off to a quick start. Expect Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to play MVP style basketball in route to knocking the Nuggets out in six. I am being generous.

3. Dallas Mavericks

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6. Portland Trailblazers

My Winner- Dallas

Portland will be tough for Dallas in every game and it will show in the box score but Dallas will surprisingly sweep this team.

2. Los Angeles Lakers

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7. New Orleans Hornets

My Winner- Los Angeles

 This will be a tough series for the Lakers and may very well be the toughest. Expect the best closer in the game since MJ to go the full seven games to rid of the Hornets. Just a gut feeling.

What do you think about my predictions in my first ever article?

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NBA Playoffs 2011 Predictions

I’ll start off my 2011 campaign with my predictions for the NBA Playoffs. By the time this article is published, there will already be two days of basketball played. With that being said, I am predicting every round separately, including the Finals. So without further ado here are my predictions starting with the Eastern Conference.

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1. Chicago Bulls

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8. Indiana Pacers

My Winner- Chicago

 Expect MVP candidate Derrick Rose to shine in this series. I honestly believe that Indiana can match up and win two games but the Bulls will take this in six.

4. Orlando Magics

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5. Atlanta Hawks

My Winner- Atlanta

I just can not take the Orlando Magics seriously. I can not take Dwight Howard seriously. He is the best center in the league and I want him to take control and be aggressive. It seems he has done that and received many techs this season but something is missing. Develop a jump shot Dwight. The Hawks have the individual pieces to lead through Orlando in five games.

3. Boston Celtics

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6. New York Knicks

My Winner- Boston

Home-town pick here. They lost a lot of luster since trading Perkins but I expect them to take care of the Knicks in five games.

2. Miami Heat

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7. Philadelphia 76ers

My Winner- Miami

I would love if the Doug Collin’s 76ers push Miami to seven games but all I see is a sweep. Miami will wear Philly down throughout the first couple of games.