NBA Playoffs Predictions

The 2020 NBA Playoffs officially begin today at 12:30 PM (CT) with all four of the games today being aired on ESPN.

I’ll be giving my predictions on the playoffs and I’d love to hear your predictions in the comments. Remember, every series is a best-of-7 series.

Will the Toronto Raptors defend their Title or will a new champion be crowned? I guess we’ll just have to find out together!

Here’s my predictions:

Eastern Conference:

First Round:

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs (8) Orlando Magic

Prediction: Bucks 4-0

(2) Toronto Raptors vs (7) Brooklyn Nets

Prediction: Raptors 4-1

(3) Boston Celtics vs (6) Philadelphia 76ers

Prediction: Celtics 4-1

(4) Indiana Pacers vs (5) Miami Heat

Prediction: Heat 4-3

Second Round:

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs (5) Miami Heat

Prediction: Bucks 4-2 (Bucks in six!)

(2) Toronto Raptors vs (3) Boston Celtics

Prediction: Raptors 4-3

Eastern Conference Finals:

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs (2) Toronto Raptors

Prediction: Bucks 4-2 (Bucks in six!) as the Bucks make their first NBA Finals appearance since 1974.

Western Conference:

First Round:

(1) LA Lakers vs (8) Portland Trail Blazers

Prediction: Lakers 4-1

(2) LA Clippers vs (7) Dallas Mavericks

Prediction: Clippers 4-1

(3) Denver Nuggets vs (6) Utah Jazz

Prediction: Nuggets 4-3

(4) Houston Rockets vs (5) Oklahoma City Thunder

Prediction: Thunder 4-3

Second Round:

(1) LA Lakers vs (5) Oklahoma City Thunder

Prediction: Lakers 4-2

(2) LA Clippers vs (3) Denver Nuggets

Prediction: Clippers 4-1

Western Conference Finals:

(1) LA Lakers vs (2) LA Clippers

Prediction: Clippers 4-3

NBA Finals:

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs (2) LA Clippers

Prediction: Giannis gets his revenge against Kawhi Leonard from last year’s ECF and the Bucks defeat the Clippers in seven games (4-3) to win their first Larry O’Brien Trophy since 1971.

I’m either going to look like a genius or really stupid in about 6 weeks when the playoffs are over, let’s hope I look like a genius so I can celebrate on Wisconsin Avenue during the Championship Parade!

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