Backdoor Cut: NBA Season Predictions

nbaBy E. Marcel Pourtout, Editor

Sorry about the delay for my NBA predictions but here they are in condensed form. We’ll delve into the specifics throughout the season.

East division picks (teams listed in order of predicted finish):

Atlantic: Toronto, Brooklyn, New York, Boston, Philadelphia

Central: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee

Southeast: Washington, Charlotte, Miami, Atlanta, Orlando

East playoffs (teams listed in order):

  1. Chicago
  2. Cleveland
  3. Toronto
  4. washington
  5. Charlotte
  6. Detroit
  7. Brooklyn
  8. Miami

Eastern conference finals: Chicago over Cleveland

West division picks:

Southwest: San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, Memphis

Northwest: Oklahoma City, Portland, Denver, Minnesota, Utah

Pacific: LA Clippers, Golden State, Phoenix, Sacramento, LA Lakers

West playoffs:

  1. San Antonio
  2. LA Clippers
  3. Oklahoma City
  4. Houston
  5. Portland
  6. Golden State
  7. Dallas
  8. New Orleans

Western conference finals: San Antonio over Oklahoma City

NBA Finals: San Antonio over Chicago

MVP (in order): Lebron James, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Joakim Noah, Anthony Davis