Thank you for your responses to this week’s SB Nation Reacts survey. Here are the results from our national survey. Our Washington Wizards survey results will come out tomorrow.
Who will win the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs?
This week’s SB Nation NBA Reacts national survey focused on which teams will win the first round of the playoffs. We’ll first look at the Eastern Conference, where 90 percent of respondents thought that the No. 3 seed Philadelphia 76ers would beat the No. 6 seed Brooklyn Nets.
On the No. 2 vs. No. 7 series, 97 percent thought the Boston Celtics would beat the Atlanta Hawks.
In the No. 4 vs. No. 5 series, 77 percent thought that the Cleveland Cavaliers would beat the New York Knicks.
And it should be no surprise that 98 percent of respondents believe that the No. 1 seed Milwaukee Bucks will beat the No. 8 seed Miami Heat.
Who will win the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs?
In the Western Conference, our national survey respondents predict an upset, based on seed numbers. A decisive majority of 61 percent believe the No. 6 seed Golden State Warriors will beat the No. 3 Sacramento Kings.
In the No. 1 vs. No. 8 series, the Denver Nuggets were the favorites over the Minnesota Timberwolves with 91 percent of the vote.
The No. 2 vs. No. 7 series may be quite interesting. Sure, the Memphis Grizzlies had the better regular season and won 62 percent of the vote. However, the Los Angeles Lakers still have a very good LeBron James.
Finally, 79 percent of respondents believe that the 4th-seeded Phoenix Suns will beat the 5th-seeded Los Angeles Clippers.
Again, our Washington Wizards survey results will be out tomorrow. Enjoy the start of the NBA Playoffs!
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