The regular season is over (finally) and we are getting to the “meat and potatoes” of any NBA season, the NBA Playoffs. Nothing wrong with a regular season, but this is the period of the season where we watch the cream of the crop take each game serious and there’s NO EXCUSES because this is the time that the premier players were resting for during the regular season (the Brooklyn Nets are the exception).
We have the 16 teams that made it though, eight from the Eastern Conference and eight from the Western, and they are going into the Battle Royale to see which eight teams will survive and advance to the next round. Here are our picks on who will advance to the next round.
You can listen to our reasons for our predictions at the last segment of our weekly Two-Cent Deposit on Sports podcast on our Spreaker and/or Soundcloud platforms.
GWS’ 2016-17 NBA Playoffs First Round Predictions
#1 Golden State Warriors versus #8 Portland Trail Blazers
Glass – Warriors on 5 Brandon – Warriors for the SWEEP (4)
#2 San Antonio Spurs versus #7 Memphis Grizzlies
Glass – Spurs for the SWEEP (4) Brandon – Spurs in 5
#3 Houston Rockets versus #6 Oklahoma City Thunder
Battle of the MVPs
Glass – Rockets in 5 Brandon – Rockets in 6
#4 Los Angeles Clippers versus #5 Utah Jazz
Glass – Jazz in 7 Brandon – Jazz in 7
#1 Boston Celtics versus #8 Chicago Bulls
Glass – Celtics in 5 Brandon – Celtics in 5
#2 Cleveland Cavaliers versus #7 Indiana Pacers
Glass – Cavs in 6 Brandon – Cavs in 5
#3 Toronto Raptors versus #6 Milwaukee Bucks
Glass – Raptors for the SWEEP (4) Brandon – Raptors in 5
#4 Washington Wizards versus #5Atlanta Hawks
Glass – Wizards in 6 Brandon – Wizards in 6