Friday, April 27, 2012
The NBA Playoffs are BIG in 2012
It all leads to this, its PLAYOFF time! Can Miami get their first of 1 and what they say are 5, 6, and 7 rings? Can the Thunder finish their breakthrough and get to the Finals? Can the Bulls, like Oklahoma City, get to the Finals behind their injured MVP? What does San Antonio have left in the tank? Speaking of "whats left in the tank" do the Lakers and Celtics have another deep run left in them? What about some up and coming teams like Indiana, LA Clippers, and Memphis.......whats the impact they will have? Well, we all have our ideas about how this years playoffs will turn out. How do you think it all goes down?
Western Conference Breakdown
Eastern Conference Breakdown
NBA Finals: Thunder vs. Bulls
Now that you have read a biased based NBA Prediction! Let me give you a true unbiased look at the NBA Playoffs.
Yes, the Spurs take care of the Jazz (4-2) but I see it going 6 as mediocre as the Jazz are they play well at home. Memphis takes care of the Clippers in 6 as well. Memphis is a team on the rise and they will take care of the Spurs in 6 playing with confidence (they did knock them out last year). The Lakers will still handle the Nuggets in what I'm going to call a close series with a lot of tight games. I think the Lakers win in 5. The Thunder gets to take on the defending champs but they are not the same team from the year before. Thunder win in 5. That gives us a Western Conference Final of Memphis and OKC. Like I said Memphis is on the rise and I think they make this a series taking it the distance but OKC will take it in 7.
Chicago will get to ease in to the playoffs beating the 76ers in 5 games. Boston gets in to a dog fight with the pesky Hawks and ultimately the highlight factory gets to keep producing knocking out an injured Boston team in 6 games. The Pacers take care of the Magic 4-0. Orlando won't have Howard and is just a hot mess. Miami, unlike Chicago, get an early wake up call in the playoffs. The Knicks are playing well and have a different attitude on defense (finally). Miami will be challenged early by the Knicks but in the end Miami wins in 6. Without question the two best teams in the East are Miami and Chicago and they get to meet in the East Finals. Without injury concerns I think Chicago would have a better chance to pull this out, but I see too much Wade, LeBron, and Bosh (in that order). This is the series that they Heat understand they need to follow the lead of Wade and "Batman" will lead the Heat to the finals (again) and beat the Bulls in 7.
You know ours.... WHO IS YOUR CHAMPION? Let us know below!