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.

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