OK Sports fans, here is my first ever NBA Playoff Preview post! Now I know not many people care about the NBA, but I do enjoy watching the playoffs, because that is the only time the teams really play hard!
First, I start with the West. Here are the seedings:
1. LA Lakers
2. New Orleans Hornets
3. San Antonio Spurs
4. Utah Jazz
5. Houston Rockets
6. Phoenix Suns
7. Dallas Mavericks
8. Denver Nuggets
First Series: Lakers vs. Nuggets
This series should be over pretty quick. The Lakers will overpower, over run and out play the Nuggets. The Nuggets give up way to many points to stop Kobe and Gasol! (Yeah I know, but he is on their team now) MY PICK: Lakers in 4
Second Series: Hornets vs. Mavericks
Chris Paul is crazy good. The Mavs have some injuries to deal with and as much as I can’t stand Mark Cuban, I am definitely going with Chris Paul cause is his better is better than Dirk’s better! MY PICK: Hornets!
Third Series: San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns
I hate the Spurs. MY PICK SUNS
Forth Series: Utah Jazz vs. Rockets
This is a tougher series to pick. I am a huge McGrady fan, but also the Jazz have former HAWG Ronnie Brewer! Few years ago I would have never rooted for the Jazz during the mailman daze, but I think the Jazz will win it! MY PICK: JAZZ
So I pick the Lakers, Hornets, Suns and Jazz to in first round. The champion out of the West will be the Lakers.
Now let’s look at the East teams. Here are the seeds:
1. Boston Celtics
2. Detroit Pistons
3. Orlando Magic
4. Cleveland Cavaliers
5. Washington Wizards
6. Toronto Raptors
7. Philly 76ers
8. Atlanta Hawks
Really the only series I care about is the 4 seed vs. 5 seed matchup, the Cavs vs. Wizards. These two teams hate each other. Of course you have LeBron on one team and another, not so well known phenom named Gilbert Arenas. This should be a great series and one I will watch. Of course it will all be in vain, because the Celtics should waltz through the playoffs. The big 3 of KG, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce will remain unstoppable just like in the regular season!
So I predict in the Finals; Celtics vs. Lakers
Just like in the old days baby! Magic and Bird
Boston Celtics win the NBA Championship for like the 400th time!