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NBA PLAYOFFS: Playtime Williams make predictions for the First Round


(www.playtimecares.com) - The 2015 NBA Playoffs are among us, and the Western Conference is stacked with monster teams!  The Eastern Conference top 3 squads are legitimate contenders, but overall, they lack the depth and overall talent that their Western Conference counterparts brings to the table.

I feel as though the only way that the Eastern Conference can will the NBA Championship this year is if the injury bug decimates all the teams of the Western Conference in their road to the Championship.

With that said, here are my picks for ONLY THE 1ST ROUND of the NBA Playoffs.  As you may or may not have seen from my NCAA Tournament pikcs, my long standing picks aren't always up to par!

Western Conference:

  • #1 Golden State Warriors VS #8 New Orleans Pelicans
    1. Warriors leads the regular season match up 3 - 1
    2. Warriors are too healthy of a squad for a 1st round upset
    3. Warriors win in 6 games
  • #2 Houston Rockets VS # 7 Dallas Mavericks
    1. Rockets leads the regular season match up 3 - 1
    2. Mavericks are fighting against age
    3. Rockets win in 6 games
  • #3 Los Angeles Clippers VS #6 San Antonio Spurs
    1. Regular Season series tied 2 - 2
    2. Youth and health of Clippers is the undoing of the Spurs
    3. Clippers win in 7 games
  • #4 Memphis Grizzlies VS # 5 Trail Blazers
    1. Grizzlies leads the regular season match up 4 - 0
    2. Grizzlies just has a style of play that wears down it opponents.
    3. Grizzlies win in 6 games



  Eastern Conference:

  • #1 Atlanta Hawks VS #8 Brooklyn Nets
    1. Hawks leads the regular season match up 4 - 0
    2. Hawks are just a better team
    3. Hard to beat a team 8 times in a row during the same season
    4. Hawks win in 5 games
  • #2 Cleveland Cavaliers VS # 7 Boston Celtics
    1. Regular Season series tied 2 - 2 
    2. Too much talent on the Cavaliers court at any given time
    3. Cavs win in 6 games
  • #3 Chicago Bulls VS #6 Milwaukee Bucks
    1. Bulls leads the regular season match up 3 - 1
    2. Bulls has been winning without their most skilled player on the court most of the season
    3. Bulls win in 5 games
  • #4 Toronto Raptors VS # 5 Washington Wizards
    1. Raptors leads the regular season match up 3 - 0
    2. The Wizards are the best of the worst of the NBA this year
    3. Raptors win in 4 games