Eastern Conference- Round 1
1 Miami vs 8 Milwaukee: Heat win in 4 , Let's Just Skip to the Next Series
4 Brooklyn vs 5 Chicago: Chicago in 6. D-Will has looked like the old D-Will of late but the rebounding, defense and the grit allows the Bulls to win all their home games and get one in Brooklyn. Exit P.J , enter the other P.J?
2 New York vs 7 Boston: New York in 7. The best player in the series theory holds true as Melo is able to win 2 games and Boston finally runs out of gas in a series filled with after the whistle activity and a few scrapes
3 Indiana vs 6 Atlanta: Pacers in 5. Pacers are a great defensive team and the lack of Lou Williams finally catches Hawks in this one.
Western Conference- Round 1
1 Oklahoma City vs 8 Houston: Thunder in 5. Will be the best 4-1 series since the Heat-Bulls in 2011
4 Los Angeles Clippers vs 5 Memphis: Clippers in 7 As much as the Grizzlies trade of Rudy Gay has helped, I still have nagging feeling it catches them in this series that will be every bit as good as last year.
2 San Antonio vs 7 Los Angeles Lakers: Simply put. With Kobe, I may have taken Lakers. Without Kobe, Spurs in 5
3 Denver vs 6 Golden State: Nuggets in 6. A throwback to days of Alex English, Kiki Vandeweghe and Run TMC. The most fun first round series ends with Denver advancing due to better depth and athleticism upfront
Eastern Conference- Semifinals
1 Miami vs 5 Chicago: Second verse same as the first. See 2011 ECF
2 New York vs 3 Indiana: As great as Melo is, asking him to win two consecutive series against two great defenses is a tall task. The Pacers lockdown the Knicks 3-point shooters and win in 6
Western Conference- Semifinals
1. Oklahoma City vs 4 Los Angeles Clippers: Too much Westbrook who controls the series. Thunder in 5. Exit Vinny, Enter Stan Van Gundy?
2 San Antonio vs 3 Denver: Second verse same as the first .See the 2012 WCF. A younger more athletic team gives the Spurs troubles again. Denver in 6
Eastern Conference -Finals
1. Miami vs 3. Indiana: Miami in 5. A Healthier Wade repeats his heroics from last year's series and Paul George struggles in his first conference finals as "The Guy". Heat in 5
Western Confernce- Finals
1. Oklahoma City vs 3 Denver: The best series of the entire playoffs is decided simply by who has the last home game. OKC in 7
1. Miami vs 1. Oklahoma City: Another historic season for Lebron is capped off with a ring and lack of James Harden catches up with Thunder who get one game closer. Heat in 6