NBA Playoff Series Picks

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Updated: May 5, 2014

By: Anthony “Ace” Michael (@BsptSportsPicks)

Screen Shot 2014-05-04 at 11.52.50 PMLet’s start out by saying, WOW! I figured this would be a very competitive 1st round but we got more then we bargained for. My Biggest surprise was the Wizard upsetting the Bulls. I knew it would be tough but they won the series over a very good defensive Bulls team. The Bulls blew a few of them games not having a go to guy at the end of games. My only other mistake was Blazers over the Rockets. It was a battle like I said and could’ve went either way but I give them guys in Portland a ton of credit. Don’t forget my upset of the 1st round barely did it. Hats off to the Dinosaurs themselves, and I am not talking about the Toronto Raptors, the aged Brooklyn Nets. Nobody believed in you guys but I couldn’t see you guys lose a 7 game series to the Raptors. A little closer then I would’ve liked but you still got the job done. Finally the Spurs, Thunder, Clippers, Pacers all got the job done in 7 games but that’s all that matters! The Heat won it easily as expected.

2nd Round Here We Come

 

Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards

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If this was a month ago I would be talking about a sweep in favor of Indiana! Now things have slightly changed. The Wizards are no push overs and they proved it. If the Pacers are hoping on their defense to win this for them like against the Hawks, they have another thing coming. Ask the Chicago Bulls how that went? This is a very tough series to predict. If the Pacers can get to mid-season form they will get past the Wizards. That is a BIG if! My opinion is stick with the team I liked the Indiana Pacers. Going to be tough and everything is against them right now but they get the job done in 7 once again.

Prediction: Indiana Pacers win the series 4-3

 

Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets

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Exactly what I expected it to be. If anyone can beat a championship team its Paul Pierce and company! I think the Nets will push these guys to the limit. There are great matchups here for the Nets. Trust me, Miami did not want to see this guys. Do I think Brooklyn can win? Of course I do but will they? Have to stick with a championship team in the 2nd round. The percentages of them losing a 2nd round are highly unlikely but I would not be shocked if they did. LeBron and the boys are well rest but might be rusty the first few games. I think the Nets can steal one of these first 2 in Miami and extend this series longer them people think.

Prediction: Miami Heat win the series 4-2

 

San Antonio Spurs vs Portland Trail Blazers

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I think San Antonio dodged a bullet by not playing the Houston Rockets. This would have been a very tough matchup for these guys. Now they take on a very strong Portland team that’s not showing any signs of slowing down. That’s what people are thinking not me! The Spurs match up perfect here through their entire lineup. I do think the Blazers have terrific players, no doubt. It is just so favorable for San Antonio to win 4 games in this series I really have nothing else to say. Dallas was a much hard matchup for them. Blazers steal one at home but that’s about it!

Prediction: San Antonio win the series 4-1

 

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers

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Exactly what I been waiting for! These two teams are so close it’s a tossup. Here’s what I expect. Neither defense will be even close to stopping the others offense. That being said, I think the Clippers looked a little sharper then the Thunder. With 6 of the 8 series going 7 games in the 1st round I expect at least 2 of them to go 7 this round. Every expert I heard expects a least one upset the 2nd round, all of the leaning towards the Wizards. I agree on one thing, there will be an upset the 2nd round for sure! I don’t think it will be Indiana but I think Durant and company had their last run at a title! Paul, Griffin, and company finally meshing together and get the Biggest win of their careers. Could they see a championship in the not too distant future?

Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers win the series 4-3

 

Come back each round for more picks and insight from Anthony Michael! Please feel free to like/share this article. Good luck to all and if you’re gambling please remember to always play responsibly!

 

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