Eastern Conference Playoff Teams:
NB: Cavaliers in 6. A large part of me believes that the Warriors will sweep the Cavs and go fo’ fo’ fo’ fo’. Golden State obviously just laid waste to the West after destroying the league all season. They employ not one, not two, not three, but FOUR star players, including the last three MVP Award Winners (Durant in 2014, Curry in 2015 and 2016). The Dubs also have a huge chip on their shoulder after blowing the Finals last year after winning 73 games. You can look at the 2014 Spurs and and 2012 Heat as prime examples of teams going back to the Finals and winning the year after losing. Vegas also has the Warriors as heavy favorites (-255) and they didn’t get to build fancy hotels all over town by being wrong about these things.
(1) Boston Celtics vs (2) Cleveland Cavaliers
Nick Bair: Cavs in 4. Screw the Celtics.
(1) Boston Celtics vs (4) Washington Wizards
The NBA playoffs have arrived! The regular season was fantastic, but it’s finally time for the real games to start. We preview all of the first round matchups and make old bold predictions for who will move on to Round 2.
As we fly by the NBA’s midseason point, we wanted to check the pulse on each team in the league. Today, we start with the Eastern Conference. Click here to see the Western Conference.
- Team USA – I could have singled out some of USA’s individual teams from the Olympics. The Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams were both undefeated and awesome throughout the tournament. The Women’s gymnastics team captured Gold and our hearts. Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, and the other relay swimmers dominated in the pool as well. Instead of dividing up these teams, I put them all together on Team USA (that is the whole point, right?). Team USA won 121 medals, including 46 golds, to dominate the Rio Olympics and show the world who is boss once again.