Can you recall the last time Lebron James wasn’t in the playoffs? It’s kind of hard to wrap my mind around that fact but in this the year of the lord 2019 Lebron will be watching the playoffs from the comfort of his L.A. house. Maybe he can start to think about how he can rebuild the Lakers, especially now that Magic Johnson has stepped down from the franchise and big changes need to come from all fields of the team. Also he doesn’t have to worry about the Warriors again this season, this will all be left to someone else in the east and who knows, maybe some new blood and a new team might be what the league needs to bring down Golden State. The NBA playoffs are about to get going and we know you crazed betting basketball fans are looking to make some extra bucks on some good ball games so let’s get to it and see in a few short sweet words who will come out on top in each of the series.
• Golden State Warriors vs. LA Clippers: Would you really try and beat against the Warriors? Even if this could end up being Durant’s last year with the franchise before moving to New York, they are still roundhouse favorites to take it all and the Clippers aren’t even going to give them a run for anything. Warriors Sweep, you know what? Put them in the Finals already.
• Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs: When thinking about beating a team like the Spurs, who are coached by one of the best coaches to ever do it then you have to play to your strengths deeply. The Nuggets are solid at home, very very solid at home and if they can make sure to use that to their advantage not letting any games go to the Spurs they will prevail. It’s going to be a tough series but I will pick the Nuggets, but the Spurs will even maybe take them to a game 7.
• Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers: This series might come down to the nitty gritty of seven games in my opinion as both teams have advantages that they can thrive on. At the end of the day stopping an on point Russell Westbrook and an untreatable Paul George will be too much of a struggle for a Trail Blazers team that just like other years is good, but not there yet. Thunder in 7 games.
• Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz: Do you know what makes Utah’s team so damn good? Their defense, at least in my opinion, but then again do you know what makes Houston’s team so damn good? Their offense. James Harden is a wizard with the ball, if you want to try and stop him just have him play some defense because on offense there is virtually no stopping him and the Rockets feed off that and play some great ball. Take the Rockets here, in 5 games because Utah will at least scratch one.
• Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons: Do you really think there’s a team at least in the first round of the playoffs that will be able to stop Giannis Antentokounmpo? No there isn’t any team that can stop them, not even the Pistons with a revitalized Blake Griffith and a defense that plays strong as they do smooth. Bucks in four, easily. Put them in the conference finals.
• Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic: If there is one team that can stop the Bucks it’s the Toronto Raptors. Getting rid of a Magic team shouldn’t be that much of an issue. If it was up to me picking who I would like to see representing the East in the NBA finals my vote is definitely going to the Raptors. Take the Raptors, they can easily sweep the Magic if they get in their groove early.
• Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets: It’s the story of the team we’ve all been waiting for against the team led by a man on a mission to rebuild himself after being basically kicked out of his old team. Nobody can deny the impact D’Angelo Russell has had in the Nets this season. He went from a snitch in LA to a hero in Brooklyn but he can’t take on a whole team like the 76ers by himself. This series comes down to who has the better pieces to move on and the Sixers have the Nets beat by far. I’m going to give Russell a chance to snatch a game or maybe even two but take the 76ers in 5 or 6 games.
• Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers: Just like Durant with the Warriors in what could be Kyrie Irving’s last season with the Celtics before a move to New York it’s either put up or shut up time for Boston. Last season they did very well without Kyrie and Hayward in the postseason so why not emulate but go even bigger knowing that you have two key pieces than can truly mark a difference. The Pacers are a good, solid team and the fight will be brought to the Celtics, but I’m taking the Celtics in six games for sure.