November 15, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Heat won 98-93. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NBA Playoff Predictions

So the Jazz didn’t get in but there is still two months of NBA basketball!  I love this time of year even with the Jazz not in. I can still root for certain teams to beat other teams (anybody that plays Miami).  Every match-up in the West should be exciting with the East being actually good as well minus the 1-8 match-up.  Here is this guys predictions of how it will play out.

West First Round

1. OKC vs 8. Houston- OKC in 4

James Harden going back to OKC will be the theme but let’s be honest Houston doesn’t have a chance with the lack of defense they play.

2. San Antonio vs 7. LA Lakers – San Antonio in 5

Everybody keeps saying watch out for the Lakers.  I’m not buying it! Lakers achieved Kobe’s promise but without Kobe it’s over.

3. Denver vs 6. Golden State – Denver in 6

Denver will miss Gallinari but not enough to lose to the Warriors.  Curry will single handily win a couple games for them though.

4. LA Clippers vs Memphis – Clippers in 7

That loss in Memphis to the Clippers was the end of Memphis’s playoff run

East First Round

1. Miami vs 8. Milwaukee- Is this even debatable?

2. New York vs 7. Boston – Boston in 7

Most exciting first round match-up to me.  And yes that says Boston in 7..

3. Indiana vs 6. Atlanta – Indiana in 4

Yes Indiana has struggled as of late but they will dominate Atlanta.

4. Brooklyn vs 5. Chicago- Chicago in 6

Another upset in the East.  First playoff series for Brooklyn will be brief.  On a side note I hope D Will takes them farther.

West Semifinals

1. OKC vs 4. LA Clippers – Clippers in 7

Chris Paul will surprise even himself with this series.

2. San Antonio vs 3. Denver – Denver in 6

San Antonio runs out of gas… here

East Semifinals

1. Miami vs 5. Chicago – Miami in 5

Without Rose the Bulls don’t have enough to compete against the reigning champs.

7. Boston vs 3. Indiana – Indiana in 7

This will be a battle and Pacers will eek out the win in game 7 in a low scoring affair.

Western Conference Championship

3. Denver vs 4. LA Clippers – Denver in 7

Nobody expected this but hey it’s just a prediction right?

Eastern Conference Championship

1. Miami vs 3. Indiana – Miami in…. 7

Yep the Pacers make it a 90′s style rumble and the ghost of Reggie takes them to game 7 but then they remember who the Heat are.

NBA Finals

3. Denver vs 1. Miami – Since there seems to be a 99% chance that Miami wins here I will go with the Nuggets in 7….

Okay let’s be real the Heat in 4 or 5 every series and nobody has a real chance so why even play the games?

 

 

 

 

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