Saturday, April 19, 2014

2014 NBA Playoff Preview

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It's time for the probably the best time of the year, as both the NBA and NHL playoffs kick off this week, giving us two months of wild finishes, great comebacks, and of course, the glory of winning. I'm not nearly informed enough about the NHL outside of New York to write a playoff preview (Let's go Rangers!) But, I've got you covered on basketball. Yes, that's right, I will be breaking down the first round matchups, and predicting what we will be seeing for the rest of the postseason. At the beginning of every round, I'll be previewing the upcoming series, leading up to the Finals, when I will post a preview or recap everyday throughout the series. Hopefully I'll be able to throw in another live blog, as I have in the last two years.

First, we have to look back at the beginning of the year, and my season preview. I got twelve of the sixteen playoff teams correctly, leaving the Wizards in the ninth seed in the East, while missing the Raptors, Bobcats, and Mavs as well. I also predicted that the Bulls would win the championship, but, without Derrick Rose, that looks almost impossible. I still stand by my prediction of the Heat finishing third in the conference had Rose played a full season, but we'll never know.

So, I'll take my 75% accuracy into the playoffs and see what happens.