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My favorite team, the Lakers are not in the playoffs this year. See my post about the first round here.
I have watched a lot of basketball over the past week. Not caring who wins has given me a new perspective on the game. I made some predictions for the first round. Let’s see how I did.
Pacers vs. Hawks – My prediction: Pacers in 7 (Pacers looked shaky in this series.)
Heat vs. Bobcats – My prediction: Heat in 4 (Too easy.)
Raptors vs. Nets – My prediction: Nets in 6 (Nets needed an extra game to get it done.)
Bulls vs. Wizards – My prediction: Wizards in 6 (Wizards only needed 5 games.)
Spurs vs. Mavericks – My prediction: Spurs in 4 (Totally missed on this one. Spurs needed 7 games.)
Thunder vs. Grizzlies – My prediction: Thunder in 7 (Nailed it.)
Clippers vs. Warriors – My prediction: Clippers in 7 (Got this one too.)
Rockers vs. Trailblazers – My prediction: Trailblazers in 7 (Was really happy Blazers took care of the Rockets in 6 games.)
Not too bad. On to the second round:
Pacers vs. Wizards – My prediction: Wizards in 7 (tough call)
Heat vs. Nets – My prediction: Heat in 6
Spurs vs. Blazers – My prediction: Spurs in 6
Thunder vs. Clippers – My prediction: Thunder in 7 (close call)
Let’s see how I do in the next round.
Noticeably absent from the playoffs this year is my favorite team, the Lakers. This season was terrible. For a lot of reasons. It makes me tired to think of everything that went wrong this year. The best coping mechanism is denial. We are going to pretend this season never happened.
Since I don’t have a rooting interest in this years playoffs, I have decided to look at things objectively and make predictions. ‘Cause I don’t care who wins. Here we go for the first round:
(1) Pacers vs. (8) Hawks – My prediction: Pacers in 7
(2) Heat vs. (7) Bobcats – My prediction: Heat in 4
(3) Raptors vs. (6) Nets – My prediction: Nets in 6
(4) Bulls vs. (5) Wizards – My prediction: Wizards in 6
(1) Spurs vs. (8) Mavericks – My prediction: Spurs in 4
(2) Thunder vs. (7) Grizzlies – My prediction: Thunder in 7
(3) Clippers vs. (6) Warriors – My prediction: Clippers in 7
(4) Rockers vs. (5) Trailblazers – My prediction: Trailblazers in 7
We’ll check back in when the next round begins to see how I did.
Any reader of this blog knows that I love NBA basketball. (The Lakers got Dwight Howard. Not sure what to make of it. More on thoughts on that later.) The 2012 Olympics were must see television for me for the chance to see our best athletes compete in track (women rule), gymnastics (Gabby Douglas), swimming (Michael Phelps), tennis (Serena Williams) and basketball.
Congratulations to both squads for bringing home the gold.
Congratulations to the Miami Heat! I’m not a LeBron fan but the man played his ass off and deserved the win.
An interesting article to continue my NBA Finals theme today. Enjoy!