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Game of Thrones…NBA Playoffs Predictions

Posted By Warren Shaw On Apr 28 2012 @ 1:23 am In NBA | 10 Comments

The NBA season has been whittled down to 16 teams out of the original 30 that started with hopes of making the playoffs this season.

Yes even the Charlotte Bobcats had hopes of sneaking into the playoffs when the season started, as comical as that sounds in hindsight.

The 66 game shortened season has left the playoff field as wide open as it has ever been especially in the Western Conference.

We are here to try to make sense of it all in our own unique ways.

Five writers, each representing a playoff team, weigh in with their predictions on how the 2012 NBA Playoffs will unfold.

The panel includes: Sean Eckhardt [1] (Miami Heat), Logan Williams [2] (Chicago Bulls), Steven Jones [3] (Oklahoma City Thunder), Michael Burke [4] (New York Knicks), and Warren Shaw [5] (Boston Celtics/Orlando Magic).

And here we go:

1. Chicago Bulls vs. 8. Philadelphia 76ers

Sean:

Bulls in 5

Logan:

Bulls in 6

Steven:

Bulls in 4

Michael:

Bulls in 5

Warren :

Bulls  in 5

4. Boston Celtics vs. 5. Atlanta Hawks

Sean:

Celtics in 7

Logan:

Celtics in 5

Steven:

Hawks in 6

Michael:

Celtics in 6

Warren:

Celtics in 6

2. Miami Heat vs. 7. New York Knicks

Sean:

Heat in 5

Logan:

Knicks in 7

Steven:

Heat in 5

Michael:

Heat in 7

Warren:

Heat in 6

3. Indiana Pacers vs. 6. Orlando Magic

Sean:

Pacers in 5

Logan:

Pacers in 5

Steven:

Pacers in 6

Michael:

Pacers in 5

Warren:

Pacers in 5

1. San Antonio Spurs vs. 8. Utah Jazz

Sean:

Spurs in 5

Logan:

Spurs in 5

Steven:

Spurs in 5

Michael:

Spurs in 5

Warren:

Spurs In 5

4. Memphis Grizzlies vs. 5. L.A. Clippers

Sean:

Grizzlies in 7

Logan:

Clippers in 7

Steven:

Clippers in 5

Michael:

Grizzlies in 6

Warren:

Grizzlies in 6

2. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. 7. Dallas Mavericks

Sean:

Thunder in 7

Logan:

Thunder in 6

Steven:

Thunder in 5

Michael:

Thunder in 5

Warren:

Thunder in 6

3. L.A. Lakers vs. 6. Denver Nuggets

Sean:

Lakers in 6

Logan:

Lakers in 6

Steven:

Nuggets in 6

Michael:

Lakers in 6

Warren:

Lakers in 5

Eastern Conference Semi-Finals

Sean:

Celtics in 6 over the Bulls

Logan:

Bulls in 6 over the Celtics

Steven:

Bulls in 5 over the Hawks

Michael:

Celtics in 6 over the Bulls

Warren:

Celtics in 6 over the Bulls

Heat in 5 over the Pacers

Knicks in 5 over the Pacers

Heat in 5 over the Pacers

Heat in 5 over the Pacers

Heat in 5 over the Pacers

Western Conference Semi-Finals

Sean:

Spurs in 7 over the Grizzlies

Logan:

Spurs in 5 over the Clippers

Steven:

Spurs in 5 over the Clippers

Michael:

Grizzlies in 6 over the Spurs

Warren:

Grizzlies in 6 over the Spurs

Thunder in 7 over the Lakers

Lakers in 7 over the Thunder

Thunder in 7 over the Nuggets

Thunder in 7 over the Lakers

Thunder in 7 over the Lakers

Eastern Conference Finals

Sean:

Heat in 7 over the Celtics

Logan:

Bulls in 7 over the Knicks

Steven:

Heat  in 6 over the Bulls

Michael:

Heat in 6 over the Celtics

Warren:

Heat in 6 over the Celtics

Western Conference Finals

Sean:

Spurs in 6 over Thunder

Logan:

Spurs in 6 over the Lakers

Steven:

Spurs in 6 over the Thunder

Michael:

Thunder in 6 over the Grizzlies

Warren:

Thunder in 7 over the Grizzlies

NBA Finals

Sean:

Heat in 6 over the Spurs

Logan:

Spurs in 6 over the Bulls

Steven:

Spurs in 6 over the Heat

Michael:

Heat in 6 over the Thunder

Warren:

Thunder in 7 over the Heat

One thing that stands out in these picks is the lack of confidence 4 of our writers seem to have for the Chicago Bulls. I suspect health plays a role in their decisions.

The writers will defend their picks below in the comments section feel free to jump in the conversation. Be sure to also check out our NBA Awards article [6] as well.

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[4] Michael Burke: http://www.prosportsblogging.com/author/knicksfan/

[5] Warren Shaw: http://www.prosportsblogging.com/author/wshaw/

[6] NBA Awards article: http://www.prosportsblogging.com/2012/04/27/nba-regular-season-awards-predictions/

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