2019 NBA Playoff Predictions

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The NBA Playoffs are just around the corner, and while the end result is pretty much a given, what happens before then will undoubtedly be entertaining and (hopefully) some good basketball. To prepare, here are The Big Lead staff’s NBA playoff predictions:

Bobby Burack

1st Round

Warriors 4, Clippers 1
Rockets 4, Jazz 2
Thunder 4, Trail Blazers 2
Nuggets 4, Spurs 3
Bucks 4, Pistons 0
Celtics 4, Pacers 1
76ers 4, Nets 2
Raptors 4, Magic 1

2nd Round

Warriors 4, Rockets 1
Thunder 4, Nuggets 1
Celtics 4, Bucks 2
Raptors 4, 76ers 1

Conference Finals

Warriors 4, Thunder 1
Celtics 4, Raptors 2

NBA Finals

Warriors 4, Celtics 0

Finals MVP: Stephen Curry

Ryan Glasspiegel

Finals: Bucks over Warriors in 7

Finals MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Kyle Koster

1st Round

Warriors 4, Clippers 0
Jazz 4, Rockets 2
Thunder 4, Trail Blazers 2
Nuggets 4, Spurs 2
Bucks 4, Pistons 2
Pacers 4, Celtics 2
76ers 4, Nets 1
Raptors 4, Magic 2

2nd Round

Warriors 4, Jazz 1
Nuggets 4, Thunder 2
Bucks 4, Pacers 2
76ers 4, Raptors 3

Conference Finals

Warriors 4, Nuggets 1
Bucks 4, 76ers 2

NBA Finals

Bucks 4, Warriors 3

Finals MVP: Eric Bledsoe

Ryan Phillips

1st Round

Warriors 4, Clippers 1
Rockets 4, Jazz 2
Thunder 4, Trail Blazers 3
Nuggets 4, Spurs 1
Bucks 4, Pistons 1
Celtics 4, Pacers 3
76ers 4, Nets 0
Raptors 4, Magic 1

2nd Round

Warriors 4, Rockets 2
Nuggets 4, Thunder 2
Bucks 4, Celtics 3
Raptors 4, 76ers 3

Conference Finals

Warriors 4, Nuggets 2
Bucks 4, 76ers 3

NBA Finals

Warriors 4, Bucks 3

Finals MVP: Stephen Curry

Liam McKeone 

First Round 

Warriors 4, Clippers 2
Rockets 4, Jazz 3
Thunder 4, Trail Blazers 2
Nuggets 4, Spurs 0
Bucks 4, Pistons 1
Celtics 4, Pacers 2
76ers 4, Nets 2
Raptors 4, Magic 0

Second Round
Warriors 4, Rockets 3
Nuggets 4, Thunder 2
Bucks 4, Celtics 3
Raptors 4, 76ers 3

Conference Finals
Warriors 4, Nuggets 2
Bucks 4, Raptors 3

NBA Finals 

Warriors 4, Bucks 3

Finals MVP: Kevin Durant