With the Hawks dispatching of the Heat yesterday, the first round of the NBA Playoffs came to a close. The Rockets finally got out of the first round (so did Carmelo) and the Celtics barely made it out. Detroit witnessed the end of an era and it may not have hit them yet; but San Antonio could have as well. The Lakers found little trouble with Utah and Orlando prevailed in tough series.
We saw many a great games and the second round should produce even more. But before we move ahead we’ll see how everyone did with their first round predictions. Time to see who knew what they were talking about and who was misled by talking heads.
Patrick M. lead the way by picking all eight series’ correctly, as well as 3 series lengths. MZ picked seven correctly. S. Cadet picked six correctly and Jesse H. got five.
So the standings are as follows (correct team – 1 point. correct length – 1/2 point):
Patrick M. – 9 1/2 points
MZ – 7 1/2 points
S. Cadet – 7 points
Jesse H. – 6 points
Cleveland Cavaliers in 4
S. Cadet – Cavaliers in 6 | Jesse H. – Cavaliers in 4* | Patrick M. – Cavaliers in 4 | MZ– Cavaliers in 6
Boston Celtics in 7
S. Cadet – Celtics in 6 | Jesse H. – Celtics in 5 | Patrick M. – Celtics in 5 | MZ – Celtics in 5
Orlando Magic in 6
S. Cadet – Magic in 6 | Jesse H. – Magic in 5 | Patrick M. – Magic in 5 | MZ – Magic in 5
Atlanta Hawks in 7
S. Cadet – Heat in 7 | Jesse H. – Heat in 6 | Patrick M. – Hawks in 6 | MZ – Hawks in 7
Los Angeles Lakers in 5
S. Cadet – Lakers in 5 | Jesse H. – Lakers in 4 | Patrick M. – Lakers in 5 | MZ – Lakers in 6
Denver Nuggets in 5
S. Cadet – Nuggets in 6 | Jesse H. – Hornets in 7 | Patrick M. – Nuggets in 7 | MZ – Nuggets in 7
Dallas Mavericks in 5
S. Cadet – Spurs in 6 | Jesse H. – Spurs in 6 | Patrick M. – Mavericks in 6 | MZ – Mavericks in 7
Houston Rockets in 6
S. Cadet – Rockets in 7 | Jesse H. – Rockets in 6 | Patrick M. – Rockets in 6| MZ – Trailblazers in 6
For a refresher course, our second round picks can viewed here.
* — Numbers in bold denote a correct prediction in length of series.
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