Lets be real: the Golden State Warriors are going to win their third consecutive NBA championship barring any major injury to one of their best players.
Even if Kevin Durant got hurt, Stephen Curry and the rest of the squad were able to win 73 of 82 games in the 2015-16 regular season and beat LeBron James in their first ever Finals appearance. Don’t doubt Golden State. Ever.
Most of the postseason fun will be in the Eastern Conference. The King took his talents out West, allowing four contenders to go all-in in pursuit of a Finals appearance. Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Milwaukee have the talent needed to make a deep postseason run. Over the next two months of regular season basketball, it will important to look out for who earns home court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Right now, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks hold the advantage, but Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors aren’t too far behind. The Celtics and 76ers have some work to do, but both teams so enough promise to put them in the conversation.
Prior to February 11th Games
We’re going to task ourselves with the impossible challenge of predicting both the seeding and results of the 2019 NBA Postseason.
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Toronto Raptors
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Boston Celtics
- Indiana Pacers
- Brooklyn Nets
- Charlotte Hornets
- Miami Heat
- Golden State Warriors
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Denver Nuggets
- Houston Rockets
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Utah Jazz
- San Antonio Spurs
- Los Angeles Lakers
#1 Milwaukee over #8 Heat in six games.
#2 Raptors over #7 Hornets in four games.
#3 Philadelphia over #6 Brooklyn in five games.
#4 Boston over #5 Indiana in four games.
#1 Golden State over #8 Los Angeles in seven games.
#2 Oklahoma City over #7 San Antonio in six games.
#6 Utah over #3 Denver in six games.
#4 Houston over #5 Portland in five games.
#1 Milwaukee over #4 Boston in seven games.
#3 Philadelphia over #2 Toronto in seven games.
#1 Golden State over #4 Houston in six games.
#2 Oklahoma City over $6 Utah in seven games.
#3 Philadelphia over #1 Milwaukee in six games.
#1 Golden State over #2 Oklahoma City in seven games.
#1 Golden State over #3 Philadelphia in six games.
Finals MVP: Stephen Curry