My 2014-2015 NBA Playoff Predictions

In less than an hour, the Washington Wizards will tipoff against the Toronto Raptors in what will likely be the least interesting series in the very interesting 2014-2015 NBA Playoffs. Both teams, after playing consistently solid basketball prior to the All Star Break, have peaked somewhere around “uninspiring” during the second half of the season. As a consequence, theirs is the most difficult first-round series to predict–not by virtue of their respective talents, but their frustratingly comparable lacks thereof.¬†Discounting the involvement of the Cleveland Cavaliers, nearly every Eastern Conference series will be, like Wizards v. Raptors, a battle of competing mediocrities. It’s an unfortunate reality borne out of the NBA’s persistent conference disparity, an inequality that will almost certainly furnish, for third time in four years, the hoisting of the Larry O’Brien trophy by that soulless fuckboy Lebron James. Still, I’m picking the Raptors to win in six. Here are my predictions for the other seven first-round series!

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Eastern Conference

Atlanta Hawks (1) v. Brooklyn Nets (8) – Hawks in 5

Cleveland Cavaliers (2) v. Boston Celtics (7) – Cavaliers in 4

Chicago Bulls (3) v. Milwaukee Bucks (6) – Bulls in 6

Toronto Raptors (4) v. Washington Wizards (5) – Raptors in 6

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Conference Finals: Hawks (1) v. Cavaliers (2) – Cavaliers in 4

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Western Conference

Golden State Warriors (1) v. New Orleans Pelicans (8) – Warriors in 6

Houston Rockets (2) v. Dallas Mavericks (7) – Rockets in 7

LA Clippers (3) v. San Antonio Spurs (6) – Spurs in 6

Portland Trailblazers (4) v. Memphis Grizzlies (5) – Grizzlies in 5

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Conference Finals: Warriors (1) v. Spurs (6) – Warriors in 7

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NBA Finals Prediction: New York Knicks (N/A) over The Field