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Predicting The 2018 NBA Finals

Basketball Insiders writers and editors will weigh in with predictions all throughout the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Here is how they see the NBA Finals.

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Basketball Insiders writers and editors will weigh in with predictions all throughout the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Here is how they see the NBA Finals:

2018 NBA Finals

(2) Golden State Warriors vs. (4) Cleveland Cavaliers 

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  Golden State Warriors
in
 5 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
 4 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
 5 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
 6 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
 5 Games


2018 NBA Playoffs - Conference Finals

Eastern Conference

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (4) Cleveland Cavaliers

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  Cleveland Cavaliers
in
 5 Games

Cleveland Cavaliers
in
 5 Games

Cleveland Cavaliers
in
 6 Games

Cleveland Cavaliers
in
 6 Games

Cleveland Cavaliers
in
 6 Games

Western Conference

(1) Houston Rockets vs. (2) Golden State Warriors

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  Golden State Warriors
in
6 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
6 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
6 Games

Houston Rockets
in
7 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
6 Games

 

2018 NBA Playoffs - Conference Semi-Finals

Eastern Conference

(1) Toronto Raptors vs. (4) Cleveland Cavaliers

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  Toronto Raptors
in
 7 Games

Cleveland Cavaliers
in
 6 Games

Toronto Raptors
in
 7 Games

Toronto Raptors
in
 7 Games

Cleveland Cavaliers
in
 7 Games

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (3) Philadelphia 76ers

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  Philidelphia 76ers
in
7 Games

Philidelphia 76ers
in
5 Games

Boston Celtics
in
7 Games

Philidelphia 76ers
in
6 Games

Philidelphia 76ers
in
6 Games

 

Western Conference

(1) Houston Rockets vs. (5) Utah Jazz

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  Houston Rockets
in
5 Games

Houston Rockets
in
5 Games

Houston Rockets
in
6 Games

Houston Rockets
in
6 Games

Houston Rockets
in
5 Games

(2) Golden State Warriors vs. (6) New Orleans Pelicans

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  New Orleans Pelicans
in
6 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
6 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
5 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
6 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
5 Games

 

2018 NBA Playoffs - First Round

Eastern Conference

(1) Toronto Raptors vs. (8) Washington Wizards

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  Toronto Raptors
in
7 Games

Toronto Raptors
in
6 Games

Toronto Raptors
in
6 Games

Toronto Raptors
in
7 Games

Toronto Raptors
in
6 Games

(4) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (5) Indiana Pacers

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  Cleveland Cavaliers
in
4 Games

Cleveland Cavaliers
in
5 Games

Cleveland Cavaliers
in
5 Games

Cleveland Cavaliers
in
7 Games

Cleveland Cavaliers
in
6 Games

(3) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (6) Miami Heat

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  Philidelphia 76ers
in
6 Games

Philidelphia 76ers
in
6 Games

Philidelphia 76ers
in
5 Games

Philidelphia 76ers
in
5 Games

Philidelphia 76ers
in
6 Games

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (7) Milwaukee Bucks

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  Boston Celtics
in
6 Games

Boston Celtics
in
6 Games

Boston Celtics
in
7 Games

Boston Celtics
in
6 Games

Milwaukee Bucks
in
7 Games

Western Conference

(1) Houston Rockets vs. (8) Minnesota Timberwolves

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  Houston Rockets
in
5 Games

Houston Rockets
in
4 Games

Houston Rockets
in
5 Games

Houston Rockets
in
4 Games

Houston Rockets
in
6 Games

(4) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (5) Utah Jazz

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  Utah Jazz
in
6 Games

Utah Jazz
in
6 Games

Oklahoma City Thunder
in
7 Games

Utah Jazz
in
7 Games

Oklahoma City Thunder
in
7 Games

(3) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (6) New Orleans Pelicans

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  Portland Trail Blazers
in
5 Games

Portland Trail Blazers
in
7 Games

Portland Trail Blazers
in
7 Games

Portland Trail Blazers
in
7 Games

Portland Trail Blazers
in
6 Games

(2) Golden State Warriors vs. (7) San Antonio Spurs

  James
Blancarte
  Ben
Dowsett
  Moke
Hamilton
  Jesse
Blancarte
  Steve
Kyler
  Golden State Warriors
in
7 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
5 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
5 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
5 Games

Golden State Warriors
in
6 Games

Picks will be updated for each round of the post-season all the way to and through the NBA Finals.

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