Quick playoff predictions

I reserve the right to change these anytime between now and Saturday, but regardless.

Cavs over Pistons in 5

Celtics over Bulls in 6

Magic over 76ers in 5

Heat over Hawks in 6

Lakers over Jazz in 4

Nuggets over Hornets in 7

Mavs over Spurs in 6

Blazers over Rockets in 7

Wizards over Clippers in lottery tiebreaker 

Oh, and for the hell of it, a look back at how I did on my preseason predictions, from most on point to least on point:

  1. Dallas Mavericks: 50-32 (Prediction: 50-32) 0
  2. Los Angeles Lakers: 65-17 (Prediction: 65-17) 0
  3. Golden State Warriors: 29-53 (Prediction: 28-54) +1
  4. Milwaukee Bucks: 34-48 (Prediction: 32-50) +2
  5. Phoenix Suns: 46-36 (Prediction: 48-34) -2
  6. Houston Rockets: 53-29 (Prediction: 55-27) -2
  7. San Antonio Spurs: 54-28 (Prediction: 51-31)*** +3
  8. Boston Celtics: 62-20 (Prediction: 58-24) +4
  9. Charlotte Bobcats: 35-47 (Prediction: 31-51) +4
  10. Indiana Pacers: 36-46 (Prediction: 40-42) -4
  11. Memphis Grizzlies: 24-58 (Prediction: 19-63) +5
  12. Oklahoma City Thunder: 23-59 (Prediction: 18-64) +5
  13. Miami Heat: 43-39 (Prediction: 37-45) +6
  14. Minnesota Timberwolves: 24-58 (Prediction: 30-52) -6
  15. New York Knicks: 32-50 (Prediction: 25-57) +7
  16. Philadelphia 76ers: 41-41 (Prediction: 48-34)** -7
  17. Utah Jazz: 48-34 (Prediction: 55-27) -7
  18. Chicago Bulls: 41-41 (Prediction: 33-49) +8
  19. New Orleans Hornets: 49-33 (Prediction: 57-25) -8
  20. Portland Trailblazers: 54-28 (Prediction: 45-37) +9
  21. Orlando Magic: 59-23 (Prediction: 50-32) +9
  22. Denver Nuggets: 54-28 (Prediction: 43-39)* +11
  23. Toronto Raptors: 33-49 (Prediction: 44-38) -11
  24. Atlanta Hawks: 47-35 (Prediction: 35-47) +12
  25. Cleveland Cavaliers: 66-16 (Prediction: 54-28) +12
  26. Sacramento Kings: 17-65 (Prediction: 29-53) -12
  27. New Jersey Nets: 34-48 (Prediction: 21-61) +13
  28. Detroit Pistons: 39-43 (Prediction: 53-29)* -14
  29. Los Angeles Clippers: 19-63 (Prediction: 36-46) -17
  30. Washington Wizards: 19-63 (Prediction: 40-42) -21

*=Didn't account for Billups/Iverson trade. **=Didn't account for Elton Brand injury. ***=Didn't account for season-ending Ginobili injury.

Nice to know I did the worst on my team.  Maybe I should find someone else to blog about.

Predictions go here.

 

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