NBA Playoffs

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The NBA playoffs are finally here and I’ll tell you how the first round of the playoffs is going to play out.

In the Western conference I think that the 1 seed Thunder will beat the Rockets. The thunder have 2 very explosive players Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and they can not be stopped. The Rockets are just not fast enough and they do not have a good enough defender to cover Durant.

There is no doubt that the Spurs will beat the Lakers. The Lakers just lost their star player Kobe Bryant to an Achilles injury. The Lakers have one of the worst defenses in the league and the Spurs have one of the best offenses in the league. The Spurs are a great 3-point shooting team and they love to share the ball.

The Nuggets, Warriors match up is my favorite in the playoff tree. Both teams have some injuries, but I think that the Nuggets will win the series in 6 games. The Nuggets are a very fast, fun team to watch. They have a very good defense which is good because the Warriors have the top 3-point shooter in the league Stephen Curry.

The last match up in the western conference is the Clippers vs Grizzlies. I think that the Clippers will win the series because of their 3-point success, defense, and their great transition offense. The Grizzlies don’t have that star player to take big shots later in the playoffs.

Now I will say the eastern conference series winners.

The Heat, Bucks series is the easiest decision to make out of any series. The Bucks have the worst record out of any team in the playoffs and the Heat have the best record. I know that the Heat will win, and I think they will in 4 games. Their going to win because they have the former MVP LeBron James, great 3-point shooting, great defense, unbelievable transition offense and defense, and their the last years championship winners.

The Knicks and the Celtics are always exciting to watch. You very rarely see a team score over 95 points against the Celtics because of their defense and their patience on offense. I think the Knicks will win the series in 7 games because they are pretty evenly matched, but the Knicks have a star Carmelo Anthony. The Celtics are just to slow to beat the Knicks.

The Pacers and Hawks series is another easy decision. I think the Pacers will easily win the series in 5 games. The pacers are a great shooting and rebounding team. The hawks have good big men, but they need that star guard to be a great team. The Pacers are a very good team and should go far in the playoffs.

The Nets and Bulls series is another very tough decision to make. The Bulls center Noah is hurt ,which is very big for the Nets. The series is tied 1-1 and I think the Nets will win in 7 games. I don’t know very much about either of these teams, but I know their pretty evenly matched.

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