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Sunday, May 04, 2014

NBA Playoffs 2014, Round 2

That was a great Round 1 (from an on-the-court perspective). I called 6 series winners right (one in the right number of games), and the two I had wrong I had going 7 games. Onto Round 2.

Round 2
Eastern Conference
#1 Indiana Pacers against #5 Washington Wizards. Hibbert did look a lot better in game 7, so there's a flicker of hope, but I have little confidence in the Pacers right now. Wizards 4-2.
#2 Miami Heat against # 6 Brooklyn Nets. It will be closer than it looks in retrospect. Heat 4-1.

Western Conference
#1 San Antonio Spurs against #5 Portland Trail Blazers. Color me impressed with Beervana, but still sticking with SA. Spurs 4-2.
#2 Oklahoma Thunder against #3 Los Angeles Clippers. If they could make it through the Sterling fiasco, they can make it through anything, so definitely have them as a legit contender, just not the favorite. Thunder 4-3.

Round 3
Eastern Conference
#2 Miami Heat against #5 Washington Wizards. This will be easy. Heat 4-1.

Western Conference
#1 San Antonio Spurs against #2 Oklahoma Thunder. I'll take Spurs because they're more likely to be there, but could easily see any of three make it out of the West, and could be talked into the 4th.

NBA Finals
Spurs with home-court against the Heat. Another case of taking the team most likely to get there, but home-court could definitely be an issue. Heat 4-3.


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