NBA Playoff Predictions – January 10, 2016

I created my NBA record projections and playoff matchups for the playoffs.

WEST

Seed Team Current Record Projected Record
1. Golden State Warriors 34-2 74-8
2. San Antonio Spurs 32-6 70-12
3. Los Angeles Clippers 24-13 56-26
4. Oklahoma City Thunder 26-11 54-28
5. Dallas Mavericks 21-16 49-33
6. Houston Rockets 18-19 44-38
7. Memphis Grizzlies 20-18 41-41
8. Portland Trail Blazers 15-24 39-43

 

EAST

 

Seed Team Current Record Projected Record
1. Cleveland Cavaliers 25-9 62-20
2. Miami Heat 22-14 53-29
3. Chicago Bulls 22-13 52-30
4. Indiana Pacers 21-15 50-32
5. Toronto Raptors 23-15 47-36
6. Atlanta Hawks 23-15 43-41
7. Boston Celtics 19-17 41-41
8. Detroit Pistons 21-16 40-42

 

Playoffs Predictions

 

First Round:

WEST:

  1. Golden State Warriors vs 8. Portland Trail Blazers GSW: 4-0
  2. San Antonio Spurs vs 7. Memphis Grizzlies SAS: 4-0
  3. Los Angeles Clippers vs 6. Houston Rockets LOS: 4-1
  4. Oklahoma City Thunder vs 5. Dallas Mavericks OKC: 4-2

 

EAST:

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers vs 8. Detroit Pistons CLE: 4-0
  2. Miami Heat vs 7. Boston Celtics MIA: 4-2
  3. Chicago Bulls vs 6. Atlanta Hawks ATL: 4-3
  4. Indiana Pacers vs 5. Toronto Raptors TOR: 4-2

 

Conference Semifinals

WEST:

  1. Golden State Warriors vs 4. Oklahoma City Thunder GSW: 4-2
  2. San Antonio Spurs vs 3. Los Angeles Clippers SAS: 4-1

 

EAST:

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers vs 4. Toronto Raptors CLE: 4-0
  2. Miami Heat vs 6. Atlanta Hawks MIA: 4-3

 

Conference Finals

WEST:

  1. Golden State Warriors vs 2. San Antonio Spurs SAS: 4-3

 

EAST:

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers vs 2. Miami Heat CLE: 4-2

 

NBA FINALS

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers vs 2. San Antonio Spurs SAS: 4-1

Finals MVP: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

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