The NBA Regular Season came to a close yesterday, and now the seeding is set for the playoffs. The playoff picture looks like this:
1. Cleveland vs. 8. Detroit
2. Boston vs. 7. Chicago
3. Orlando vs. 6. Philadelphia
4. Atlanta vs. 5. Miami
1. Lakers vs. 8. Utah
2. Denver vs. 7. New Orleans
3. San Antonio vs. 6. Dallas
4. Portland vs. 5. Houston
The way I see it playing out in the East is:
-Cleveland wins and plays Atlanta
-Orlando wins and plays Boston
-Then I have Cleveland win and play Boston and Cleveland wins and goes to the NBA Finals.
For the West I have:
-Lakers win and play Portland
-San Antonio win and play New Orleans
-Then I have the Lakers win and play San Antonio, with the Lakers winning and playing Cleveland in the Finals
-I have Cleveland win the Finals in 6 games, with LeBron being Finals MVP.
Possible upset: Orlando over Boston in the Eastern Semis. It was announced today that Garnett is “No Way” ready for the Playoffs. He suffered a knee injury in February and has missed 21 of 35 games since then. The Celtics still have Ray Allen and the reigning Finals MVP- Paul Pierce, but Dwight Howard might be tough to contain without Garnett.