My 2011 NBA Playoff Predictions

Here are my 2011 NBA Playoff Predictions, Please don’t bet the ranch, farm or junior’s college fund based on my predictability (or lack thereof.

Here we go:

Eastern Conference First Round:

(1) Chicago vs. (8) Indiana – The ugliest girl goes home before the red cups are empty. Bulls in 4

(4) Orlando vs. (5) Atlanta – The Hawks played worse than a fifth seed down the stretch and the Magic played better than a four at times. Magic in 6

(3) Boston vs. (6) New York – Can the C’s put the Perkins trade in the rear view and stay healthy? The Knicks will give Boston all that they can handle. Boston in a hard 7

(2) Miami vs. (7) Philadelphia – Philly played the Heat tough in the regular season – moral victories don’t count here. Heat in 6

Western Conference First Round:

(1) San Antonio vs. (8) Memphis – The Grizzlies could do some damage here but they killed themselves just to stay in the playoff picture. Spurs in 6

(4) Oklahoma City vs. (5) Denver – Will battle the Celtics/Knicks for the best first round series. Thunder in 7

(3) Dallas vs. (6) Portland – The Mavericks are who we thought they were. Blazers in 6

(2) LA Lakers vs. (7) New Orleans – The moving van is idling outside of Chris Paul’s home, destination: stay tuned. Lakers in 4

Eastern Conference Semi-Finals:

(1) Chicago vs. (4) Orlando – Superman, meet Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer.
Bulls in 6

(3) Boston vs. (2) Miami – Boston digs down deep, defying time and the
odds. Celtics in 7

Western Conference Semi Finals:

(1) San Antonio vs. (4) Oklahoma City – The Spurs can’t keep up with the younger, athletic Thunder. Thunder in 6

(2) LA Lakers vs. (6) Portland – The Blazers give the Lakers a war but Kobe & Co. move on. Lakers in 6

Eastern Conference Finals:

(1) Chicago vs. (3) Boston – Chicago is no city for old men – Bulls in 6

Western Conference Finals:

(2) LA Lakers vs. (4) Oklahoma City – The Thunder get closer but are a year away from dethroning the Lakers. Lakers in 7

NBA Finals:

Chicago vs. LA Lakers – Twenty years since Michael vs. Magic – same result. Bulls in 6

This wasn’t easy because there is room for an upset or two – Denver, one of the hottest teams in the second half could upset the Thunder. and the Knicks could very well send Boston packing. But I’ll live with these picks.

17 thoughts on “My 2011 NBA Playoff Predictions

  1. Good picks Ron,
    I am sure there will be an upset or 2, but at the end of the day,
    I believe it will be the Bulls & Lakers battle for the Championship…

  2. Paulmandomis Predictions for the following

    NBA Finals – Lakers ove Bulls
    NHL Finals – SJ Sharks over Penquins
    MLB WS – Reds over Rangers
    NFL Super Bowl – Patriots over Giants
    Kentucky Derby WInner — “The Factor”
    US Open — YA Yang
    Birtish Open — L Donald
    PGA Champ — M Kuchar
    Men’s Tennis
    Wiimbledon — R Nadal
    US Open — R Nadal

    Eagles 2011 Record 8-8 (No playoffs)
    Phils 2011 (lose to the Red in NL Divisional Champion)
    Sixers 2011 (Coach Collins retires unexpectantly to join a Buddhisht Monk
    Group in India which gives him the inner peace he’s been looking for..
    Coach Collins is replaced by Coach Larry Brown and the Sixers finish 18-55 in 2011

    Obama wins re-election in 2012 by a close margin
    291 to 247 Electorial Votes with States like Florida, PA being the key’s to his electorial #’s .. the Popular vote comes out to 51.5% to 48.5% in favor of Obama..

  3. Continued

    Nascar is not a Sport
    WNBA I know very little about
    NCAA Championships 2011-2012
    Football — Texas
    Basketball — North Carolina
    National Hot Dog Eating Championshpp – The dude from Japan
    National Karaokie Championship– Charlie Sheen

  4. Ron, I like your pics but I think it will be lakers over celtics in the finals. I don’t think the bulls will make it, but if they do I think the lakers kill them. For some reason I dont trust daaa bullss. Btw, your name sounds familiar, did you used to work for CBS?

    Paulman: I am the tennis expert, here and Nadal will not win both. Djoker is playing too well.

  5. Heat vs Thunder in finals. Heat win title. Tell me a team that can stop them? The sixersd will give the a fight but won’t last. Heat will win it all

  6. lmao @ Paulman “wnba, i know very little about” — add that to the long list of sports you know little about. MLB, NFL, NBA just to name a few.

  7. Paulman’s Picks for NBA Playoffs

    Eastern Conference
    Bulls over Pacers 4-2
    Celtics over Knicks 4-3
    Magic over Hawks 4-1
    Heat over Sixers 4-2

    Bulls over Celtics 4-3
    Heat over Magic 4-2

    Confernece Finals
    Bulls over Heat 4-3

    Western Conference
    Lakers over New Orleans 4-1
    Spurs over Grizzlies 4-2
    Portland over Mavericks 4-3
    Oklahoma City over Denver 4-3

    Lakers over Portland 4-3
    Oklahoma over San Antonio 4-3

    West Conference Finals
    Lakers of Oklahoma 4-2

    NBA Finals
    Lakers over Bulls 4-3

  8. I think the Bulls have plenty for the Heat. Chicago is physical and is murder on the glass. Rebounding in the NBA Playoffs us like running the ball in the NFL Playoffs – can’t win without it.

  9. The deciding factor is chris bosh and 3point shooters. If there on there games they will have the title in miami… I believe miami will win it all regardless but there chances increase with great play from bosh, there 3point shooters, and I almost forgot there FAST stellar defense

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