2019 NBA Playoff Projections


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Eastern Conference

1. Boston Celtics

2. Toronto Raptors

3. Philadelphia 76ers

4. Indiana Pacers

5. Milwaukee Bucks

6. Washington Wizards

7. Miami Heat

8.Detroit Pistons

First Round

Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics (Celtics win series 4-1)

The Pistons are happy to make the playoffs, but the Celtics have too much firepower for them.

Miami vs. Toronto (Raptors win series 4-0)

The Heat are good enough to make the playoffs, but they are not skilled enough to hang with the Raptors in a playoff series.

Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers (Sixers win series 4-1)

Another year, and another disappointing trip to the playoffs for the Washington Wizards.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers (Bucks win series 4-2)

There are some people who feel the Giannis Antetonkounmpo is one of the best players in the NBA, and he’ll prove it here by getting his Bucks to the second round of the playoffs.

Eastern Conference Semifinals

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics (Celtics win series 4-2)

The Bucks are an improving team, but the depth of the Celtics as well as their commitment at the defensive end of the court will reign supreme.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors (Raptors win series 4-2)

Kawhi Leonard will use this series to remind people why he is still one of the best players in the NBA.

Eastern Conference Finals

Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics (Celtics wins series 4-3)

In what could be the best series in the playoffs, the Celtics find a way to squeak past the Raptors.

Western Conference

1. Golden State Warriors

2. Houston Rockets

3. San Antonio Spurs

4. Utah Jazz

5. New Orleans Pelicans

6. Denver Nuggets

7. Los Angeles Lakers

8. Oklahoma City Thunder

First Round

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors (Warriors win series 4-1)

The Warriors will roll, while this could be the end for Billy Donovan as the head coach of the Thunder.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets (Lakers win series 4-2)

Led by LeBron James, this young Lakers team won’t be afraid of the playoff stage.

Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs (Spurs win series 4-2)

The Spurs will fly under the radar for most the season, but they’ll find a way to get out of the first round once again.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz (Pelicans win series 4-2)

Anthony Davis will get the best of Rudy Gobert in this series and lead the Pelicans to the second round for a second consecutive year.

Western Conference Semifinals

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors (Warriors win series 4-1)

The Pelicans are an improving team, but they cannot find a way to climb over the huge hump that is the Warriors.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs (Lakers win series 4-2)

Seeding wise it might be an upset, but it is tough to bet against LeBron in the playoffs.

Western Conference Finals Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors (Warriors win series 4-2)

The Lakers will put a scare in the Warriors, but they are not quite ready to overtake them in the Western Conference.

NBA Finals Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors (Celtics win series 4-3)

Call me crazy, but barring injuries the Celtics have the team capable of slaying the dragon.



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