Sunday, January 1, 2012

Brian's post season preview

Trevor laid down his playoff predictions, here are mine.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

First Round

Heat over Bucks (sweep)
Bulls over 76ers (6 games)
Knicks over Hawks (7 games)
Celtics over Magic (7 games)

Semi-Finals

Heat over Knicks (sweep)
Bulls over Celtics (6 games)

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

Heat over Bulls (5 games)
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WESTERN CONFERENCE

First Round

Thunder over Warriors (5 games)
Blazers over Grizzlies (6 games)
Clippers over Spurs (7 games)
Lakers over Mavs (6 games)

Semi-Finals

Thunder over Lakers (5 games)
Blazers over Clippers (6 games)

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

Thunder over Blazers (7 games)

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NBA CHAMPIONSHIP


Miami Heat over Oklahoma City Thunder (7 games)

I realize this pick is about as risky as buying stock in Apple computers, but I have to go with the ESPN the Magazines and Sports Illustrated's of the world. The Heat went through the pain of getting so close without smoking that proverbial cigar. LeBron, D-Wade, and Bosh have all the talent and the hunger to get the ring this year. The compacted schedule of this season should also be beneficial to this young and athletic team. "It won't be just one, but two, three, four, five, six..."(okay, we get it LeBron, you guys are good).
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2012 NBA AWARDS

Coach of the Year: Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat
Most Improved Player: JaVale McGee F/C, Washington Wizards
6th Man of the Year: Jamal Crawford SG, Portland Trailblazers
Defensive Player of the Year: Deandre Jordan C, LA Clippers
Rookie of the Year: Ricky Rubio PG, Minnesota T'Wolves
NBA MVP: Kevin Durrant SF, OKC Thunder

1 comment:

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