With the NBA Playoffs starting, I was thinking about which team
would win each series in the playoffs. Of course, there are a lot of exciting
things going on right now in the playoffs, so it was hard for me to think of
which team would win series and in how many games would that team win it in. It
was very hard making these choices, and of course some were easier than others.
Plus, these are truly who I think will win, not necessarily who I want to win.
So, anyway, let me start off with the easiest ones that I could think of with
the 1 seeds vs. the 8 seeds.
In the East, the #1 seed is the Miami Heat and #8 seed is the
Milwaukee Bucks. My predictions are that Heat will win in 5 games. I really
truly think that the Bucks can pull off one game on their home floor, but the
Heat are too good and too talented for the Bucks, who had a losing record this
year, but I think the Bucks could pull off one of those two home games because
of their backcourt duo which is Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis. So, my
prediction for that series is that the Heat will win in 5 games. In the West,
however, the #1 seed is the Oklahoma City Thunder and the #8 seed is the
Houston Rockets. My predictions are that the Thunder will win in 6 games. The
reason why I think Houston will pull out two games is because of two words, “The
Beard”. James Harden can definitely bring two games home to Houston, in my
opinion. The Rockets did pull out one game out of three against the Thunder by
two points. However, I think that the Thunder will win this series because of
the dominance of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Serge Ibaka. Anyway, I
think the Thunder will win in 6 games. Next, we have the 2 seeds vs. the 7
In the West, the #2 seed is the San Antonio Spurs and the #7 seed
is the Los Angeles Lakers. My predictions for this series are that the Spurs
will win in 5 games. I think that the Lakers cannot pull out this series against
the Spurs without Kobe Bryant, plain and simple. I think that the Spurs have
more talent than the Lakers because of Parker, Ginobili, and Duncan. Even though
the Lakers have D-12, I just don’t think they can do it. In the East, the #2
seed is the New York Knicks and the #7 seed is the Boston Celtics. I think that
the Knicks will win this series in 5 games. I think this because Boston will
definitely win a game on their home court, in my opinion. I think the Knicks
will win this series for sure if Raymond Felton plays well and he has so far so
keep it up, RAY! After that, we have the 3 seeds vs. the 6 seeds.
In the West, I come to my first upset prediction. The #3 seed is
the Denver Nuggets and the #6 seed is the Warriors. My prediction is that Golden
State will win in 7 games. I think that the Warriors have enough talent to pull
this off. With the dominance of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson from beyond the
arc, I think that the Warriors will win. However, I think that the Nuggets will
make it close because of their backcourt in Andre Igoudala and Ty Lawson. In my
opinion, this will be a great and fun series to watch. Again, I think that
Golden State will win in 7 games. In the East, the #3 seed is the Indiana Pacers
and the #6 seed is the Atlanta Hawks. This was one of the easiest choices to
make. I think that the Pacers will sweep the Hawks simply because of the
dominance on both ends of the floor. With a lineup of George Hill, Paul George,
Lance Stephenson, David West, and Roy Hibbert, I think that the Pacers are going
to be very difficult to stop for the Hawks. I can see Josh Smith possibly
winning a game for them, but I think it will be a sweep by the Pacers. Lastly,
we have the #4 seeds vs. the #5 seeds.
These two series are always the toughest to make,
but I made predictions, so here we go. In the East, the #4 seed is the Brooklyn
Nets and the #5 seed is the Chicago Bulls. In my opinion, I think that the Bulls
will win this is 6 games. I think this because the Bulls won the season series
3-1 and I think that they have a much better defensive team and can stop the
scorers like Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Brook Lopez. Another reason why I
think the Bulls will win this series is because of the 2 young all-stars named
Joakim Noah and Luol Deng. These two have so much talent, Deng can hit the open
shot, Noah is a beast around the basket and getting boards. This is why I think
the Bulls can win in 6. In the West, the #4 seed is the Los Angeles Clippers
and the #5 seed is the Memphis Grizzlies. My last prediction for the 1st round is the
Grizzlies win this series in 7 games. I think that Mike Conley is going to take
charge and have some phenomenal games and get the ball to Zach Randolph and Marc
Gasol for easy layups, dunks and jump shots. I also think that Zach Randolph is
going to have a 35+ point game throughout the series and it will be fun to see.
I cannot wait to see this series and I am sure it will be fun to watch. Again, I
think that the Grizzlies will win against the Clippers in 7
These are my predictions, but I want to know what yours are.
Please comment below on your predictions on the playoffs and who you think will
go to the next round. I think the Heat, Thunder, Spurs, Knicks, Pacers,
Warriors, Bulls, and Grizzlies will all play in the Conference Semifinals.
Thanks for reading my predictions. Please comment!
With March madness coming to a close tonight, I started thinking about the college players that have made this NCAA season so exciting and what they can do for the NBA. When the NBA draft rolls around this summer, here are five key college ballers that I would love to see play for the Knicks. I know it probably won’t happen because the Knicks won’t have a chance at early picks
(thanks to the playoff run!) but a guy can dream, can’t he? Take a look at my top five and what I think they would be able to do for my Knicks next year. Compare them with your own top five. Do
you agree? Who else should make the list? Why?
Trey Burke – Trey Burke, the star of Michigan University this year, would be a dream pick for the
Knicks, considering that he won the 2013 Naismith NCAA Basketball College Player of the Year award. Trey Burke is a player that I would love to wear a Knicks uniform because he averaged 18.5 points per game, 6.8 assists per game, and 1.6 steals per game. Also, many people cannot forget the miracle shot he took against Kansas to knock that #1 seed out of the tournament. He also had some big scoring nights this year putting up 29 against Penn State and 27 against West Virginia. He also got 4 double-doubles this season and the most impressive one was when he got 19 points and 12 assists against Iowa. Trey Burke would help the Knicks because he can help the backcourt and then Carmelo will have a person to pass it to if he is not open. Trey Burke showed how clutch he is in the game against Kansas to move on to the next round and he would be able to help with that if Carmelo is not making shots, we could give it to him and he could make them. This is why I want Trey Burke on the Knicks next year.
Victor Oladipo – Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Hoosiers would be a very nice pickup for the Knicks because he is a momentum changer and I believe that the Knicks need that because we are the oldest team in the league. He is a great dunker and can fly to the sky when he wants to. He averaged 13.6 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game. This season he also shot just under 60% from the field which is one of the best in NCAA basketball. If we draft him, I really feel that he can help New York in a game where the Knicks are down a lot and then he does a crazy
dunk and changes the momentum of the game so the Knicks come back and win. This is why I want Victor Oladipo on the Knicks next year.
Kelly Olynyk – Kelly Olynyk, a great player on Gonzaga, would be a great pickup for the Knicks next year because all of or big men for New York this season have been getting injured and Olynyk can be the big man that steps in for the older guys. On the season, Olynyk averaged 17.8 points per game, 7.3 rebounds per game, 1.1 blocks per game, and shot 62.9% from the field this season and was 3rd best in the league in field goal percentage. This year he also had 33
points against Santa Clara. He would be phenomenal in a New York uniform because the older guys on the team could teach him stuff and then he can use it in games and come up big for the Knicks. This is why I want Kelly Olynyk on the Knicks next year.
Shane Larkin – Shane Larkin, the key player on the Miami Hurricanes, would be awesome for the Knicks because he is a great fast, young player who can put the ball in the hoop whenever he wants. He averaged 14.5 points per game and 2 steals per game for the 2012-13 season. One reason why I would like him in a Knick uniform is because our weakest area is the point guard and he could fill that role for the Knicks and get his points and up his assists average. This is why I want Shane Larkin on the Knicks.
Shabazz Muhammad – Shabazz Muhammad the best player on UCLA would be a great scoring guard for the New York Knicks. The reason I say this is because he averaged 17.9 points
per game and 5.2 rebounds per game this season. He scored 27 points against Fresno State and Missouri. I would love him on the Knicks because of his ability to score and that would up the Knicks scoring even more and he can also help the backcourt veterans with his quick ability to score. This is why I would love Shabazz Muhammad on the Knicks next year.
These are the top 5 players I would like to see wearing a New York Knicks jersey next year. I know it is a longshot because of the Knicks run to the playoffs but I can still believe, right? Anyway, these are my top 5, what are yours? Who would you like to see wearing a Knickerbocker uniform in the 2013-14 NBA season? Anyway, I hope you enjoyed seeing my top 5 players I would
like on the Knicks next year. So, thanks for reading! Please comment.
Hi everyone, today I am going to talk about the race to the playoffs because the playoffs are right around the corner. Let us start off with the Eastern Conference. In the east, the Miami Heat won 27 straight games (2nd longest in NBA history) to clinch the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference which gives them a home court advantage all the way to the Finals. So there is nothing to say about them. Anyway, let’s talk about the battle for the 2 seed which is between the Knicks, Pacers, and even possibly the Nets. Most likely it will be the Knicks or Pacers. I honestly hope and think that the Knicks can get the 2. This is critical because if both teams advance to the Conference Semi-Finals, then one of these teams will have home court advantage against each other and the Pacers have not done well at the Knicks stadium and the Knicks have not done well at the Pacers stadium. So, basically in my opinion I believe that whoever has home court advantage out of the Pacers and Knicks will win the series. Now the battle for the last home court advantage spot is between the Nets, Bulls, and Hawks. I think that the Nets will hold on to this position because they are doing so well right now on their 8-game road trip. I think they will hold that and probably play the Bulls in the 1st round and that will be fun to watch. For the rest of the East conference, I think that it will stay the way it currently is and nothing else will change.
Now the Western Conference. Unlike the Eastern Conference playoffs, the West has a battle for the 1 seed between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder. I think that the Spurs will hold this position because they have done so for the past 2 years and somehow, they figure out how to keep that seed. This means that Oklahoma City will finish in 2nd place. Another great battle to look at is the battle for the 3rd and 4th seeds. The Nuggets, Clippers, and Grizzlies are all up for these opportunities. I think the Nuggets will end up with the 3rd spot because they have played so well and I think that George Karl has figured out this team. If they get this seed, it would be huge because of the high altitude in Denver which the other teams are not used to. I also think the Clippers will get the 4th seed because of the great combination with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. The last race I want to talk about is the race for the 7th and 8th seed between the Rockets, Lakers, Jazz, Mavericks, and Trail Blazers. I think the Rockets will get the 7th spot because of the way James Harden has played this year. I think that either the Jazz or the Lakers will finish in the 8th spot. I cannot make a choice between them because I think they are so equal. These are my predictions and the races that I am most interested in for the playoffs. I hope you enjoyed reading this. Please comment on what YOU think will happen in the playoffs.
Thanks for reading!
My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.