NBA Playoffs – Expert Tips for Each Series 1st Round

What lies ahead in the NBA postseason?

The Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves move up as seven seeded players, while the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans were eight seeded in the final night of the NBA play-in tournament.

Each first-round series is set: Miami Heat vs. Hawks, Boston Celtics vs. Nets, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns vs. Pelicans, Memphis Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors vs .Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz.

Can Boston slow down Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving? How will Joel Embiid and James Harden fare in the duo’s first playoff series together? How will Luka Doncic’s calf strain affect the Mavericks’ chances? Our panel of NBA experts selects each first-round series.

Note: Predictions for Heat-Hawks and Suns-Pelicans will be revealed on Sunday.

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EAST FIRST ROUND


Kendra Andrews: Celts in the 7th

Jerry Bembry: Nets in the 6th

Yamal Collier: Celts in the 7th

Nick DePaula: Nets in the 6th

Nick Friedell: Nets in the 7th

Kirk Goldberry: Celts in the 7th

Israel Gutierrez: Celts in the 7th

Richard Jefferson: Nets in the 7th

Tim Legler: Celts in the 7th

Andrew Lopez: Nets in the 7th

Zach Lowe: Celtics in 6th

Tim MacMahon: Celts in the 7th

Bobby Marks: Celts in the 7th

Dave McMenamine: Nets in the 7th

Kevin Pelton: Celts in the 7th

Omar Raja: Nets in the 7th

George Limousine: Nets in the 7th

Ramona Shelburne: Celts in the 7th

Andre Snellings: Celts in the 7th

Marc J Spears: Nets in the 7th

Ohm Youngmisuk: Nets in the 6th


Closing Balance: Celtics 11, Nets 10.

Kendra Andrews: dollars in 5

Yamal Collier: dollars in 4

Nick DePaula: dollars in 5

Nick Friedell: dollars in 4

Kirk Goldberry: dollars in 5

Israel Gutierrez: dollars in 4

Richard Jefferson: dollars in 5

Tim Legler: dollars in 5

Andrew Lopez: dollars in 6

Zach Lowe: dollars in 4

Tim MacMahon: dollars in 5

Bobby Marks: dollars in 6

Dave McMenamine: dollars in 4

Kevin Pelton: dollars in 4

Kendrick Perkins: dollars in 6

Omar Raja: dollars in 5

George Limousine: dollars in 4

Ramona Shelburne: dollars in 5

Andre Snellings: dollars in 4

Marc J Spears: dollars in 6

Ohm Youngmisuk: dollars in 5


Closing Balance: Dollars 21, bulls 0.

Kendra Andrews: 76s in 6

Yamal Collier: 76s in 7

Nick DePaula: 76s in 6

Nick Friedell: 76s in 7

Kirk Goldberry: Birds of prey in the 7th

Israel Gutierrez: 76s in 7

Richard Jefferson: 76s in 6

Tim Legler: 76s in 7

Andrew Lopez: Birds of prey in the 6th

Zach Lowe: 76s in 7

Tim MacMahon: 76s in 6

Bobby Marks: Birds of prey in the 6th

Dave McMenamine: 76s in 7

Kevin Pelton: Birds of prey in the 6th

Kendrick Perkins: 76s in 6

Omar Raja: 76s in 7

George Limousine: Birds of prey in the 7th

Ramona Shelburne: 76s in 7

Andre Snellings: Birds of prey in the 7th

Marc J Spears: 76s in 7

Ohm Youngmisuk: 76s in 7


Closing Balance: 76ers 15, Raptors 6.

WEST FIRST ROUND


Kendra Andrews: Grizzlies in the 5th

Jerry Bembry: Grizzlies in 6th

Yamal Collier: Grizzlies in 6th

Nick DePaula: Grizzlies in 6th

Nick Friedell: Grizzlies in the 5th

Kirk Goldberry: Grizzlies in 6th

Israel Gutierrez: Grizzlies in 7th

Richard Jefferson: Grizzlies in the 5th

Tim Legler: Grizzlies in the 5th

Andrew Lopez: Grizzlies in the 5th

Zach Lowe: Grizzlies in 6th

Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies in 6th

Bobby Marks: Grizzlies in the 5th

Dave McMenamine: Grizzlies in 6th

Kevin Pelton: Grizzlies in 6th

Kendrick Perkins: Grizzlies in the 5th

George Limousine: Grizzlies in 6th

Ramona Shelburne: Grizzlies in 6th

Andre Snellings: Grizzlies in 6th

Marc J Spears: Grizzlies in 7th

Ohm Youngmisuk: Grizzlies in 6th


Closing Balance: Grizzlies 21, Timberwolves 0.

Kendra Andrews: warrior in the 5th

Yamal Collier: warrior in the 6th

Nick DePaula: warrior in the 6th

Nick Friedell: warrior in the 7th

Kirk Goldberry: warrior in the 6th

Israel Gutierrez: warrior in the 7th

Richard Jefferson: warrior in the 6th

Tim Legler: warrior in the 6th

Andrew Lopez: warrior in the 7th

Zach Lowe: warrior in the 6th

Tim MacMahon: warrior in the 6th

Bobby Marks: warrior in the 7th

Dave McMenamine: nuggets in 7

Kevin Pelton: warrior in the 7th

Kendrick Perkins: warrior in the 6th

Omar Raja: warrior in the 7th

George Limousine: warrior in the 7th

Ramona Shelburne: warrior in the 5th

Andre Snellings: warrior in the 7th

Marc J Spears: warrior in the 6th

Ohm Youngmisuk: warrior in the 7th


Closing Balance: Warrior 20, Nuggets 1.

Kendra Andrews: misfits in the 6th

Yamal Collier: misfits in the 6th

Nick DePaula: misfits in the 6th

Nick Friedell: misfits in the 7th

Kirk Goldberry: Jazz in the 7th

Israel Gutierrez: misfits in the 6th

Richard Jefferson: Jazz in the 7th

Tim Legler: misfits in the 7th

Andrew Lopez: misfits in the 6th

Zach Lowe: Jazz in the 6th

Tim MacMahon: Jazz in the 6th

Bobby Marks: Jazz in the 6th

Dave McMenamine: misfits in the 6th

Kevin Pelton: Jazz in the 6th

Kendrick Perkins: Jazz in the 7th

Omar Raja: Jazz in the 6th

George Limousine: misfits in the 7th

Ramona Shelburne: misfits in the 7th

Andre Snellings: Jazz in the 6th

Marc J Spears: Jazz in the 6th

Ohm Youngmisuk: misfits in the 5


Closing Balance: Mavericks 11, Jazz 10.

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