2023 Postseason Predictions

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Playoffs are set in both conferences.

#1 Denver vs #8 Minnesota
#4 Phoenix va #5 LA Clippers
#2 Memphis vs #7 LA Lakers
#3 Sacramento vs #8 Golden State

Eastern Conference playoffs are...

#1 Milwaukee vs #8 Miami
#4 Cleveland vs #5 New York
#2 Boston vs #7 Atlanta
#3 Philadelphia vs #8 Brooklyn

Who wins what series and who does what along the way. Make your predictions. Don't argue over predictions and whether someone is right or wrong, we're all guessing. This can be fun to look back at after the postseason is finished.

Who do you think makes it out of each conference?

Who wins the Magic and Larry Bird trophies for their performances in the conference finals? Those are like Finals MVP's but for the conference finals, if you didn't know.

Who puts on a show and earns a big fat contract or makes a name for themselves.
 
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Denver, Phoenix, Sacramento, and Memphis out of the West 1st round. I don't think the Warriors will be able to turn it on. Phoenix and Memphis in the Conference finals, health permitting the Suns makes it to the finals. Book has a huge WCF and wins the Magic.

Bucks, Knicks, Celtics, and Philly out of the 1st round. Bucks over Knicks, Philly over Boston, Philly over Milwaukee. Philadelphia to the finals. Embiid carries the Sixers, wins the Larry before winning the real Larry over the Suns in the Finals. I don't like the Embiid vs Ayton matchup and CP3 will be on crutches before the finals, he won't make it there and be useful.

I can see Sacramento having a good run. They lack experience but so did the Suns, they may be able to knock Memphis out but willl definitely get past Golden State, where Mike Brown was a lead assistant. He knows how to make them pay similar to how Willie Green pushed the Pelicans to give us a harder series than most anticipated.

I think injuries will play a huge role, more so than in the past because the field is wide open. A team from the East will win the title though and health permitting I see that as Philly.

I also think we'll embarrass Denver again and they blow it up or make a big move after getting swept. Jokic stays but they'll trade 1 or 2 of their main 3 in Murray, MPJ, Aaron Gordon. I can see them make a play for Lillard. Murray, MPJ, and picks. That will be their version of the CP3 trade from a few years back.

I also think there's a good chance Boston blows things up and moves Jaylen Brown somewhere for a huge return if they don't win it all. Miami might be in play there. Jimmy Butler and filler for Jaylen. Not saying it's fair or I'd do it but it'll shift their windows, setting up Boston to win now and Miami for the longer term.
 

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First Round
Phoenix beats Clips in 5
Nuggs over Twolves in 7

Sac beats GSW in 6
Griz over Fakers in 6

Bucks over Heat in 5
Cavs over Knicks in 7

76ers over team Mikal/Cam in 6
Celtics over Hawks in 4

Conference Semis
Suns over Nugz in 6
Sactown over Griz in 7

Bucks over Cavs in 5
Cetics over 76ers in 7

Conference Finals

Suns over Sactown in 7
Celtics over Bucks in 7

NBA Finals

Suns over Celtics in 7

Finals MVP: CP3


Yes, I am drinking the Koolaid. The Suns escape the ghosts of the past and banish them forever in a classic finish in the Garden (TD).

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Just round one.


Playoffs are set in both conferences.

#1 Denver vs #8 Minnesota (Denver in 7)
#4 Phoenix va #5 LA Clippers (Phoenix in 5)
#2 Memphis vs #7 LA Lakers (Memphis in 5)
#3 Sacramento vs #8 Golden State (Sacramento in 7)

Eastern Conference playoffs are...

#1 Milwaukee vs #8 Miami (Milwaukee in 4)
#4 Cleveland vs #5 New York (Clevland in 7)
#2 Boston vs #7 Atlanta (Boston in 5)
#3 Philadelphia vs #8 Brooklyn (Philadelphia in 5)
 

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#1 Denver vs #8 Minnesota (Denver in 6)
#4 Phoenix va #5 LA Clippers (Phoenix in 5)
#2 Memphis vs #7 LA Lakers (Memphis in 6)
#3 Sacramento vs #8 Golden State (SAC in 7)

East

#1 Milwaukee vs #8 Miami (Milwaukee in 4)
#4 Cleveland vs #5 New York (NY in 7)
#2 Boston vs #7 Atlanta (Boston in 5)
#3 Philadelphia vs #8 Brooklyn (PHIL in 5)

My only concern for the Knicks is the ankle of JR.
 

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