Best in the bubble? NBA playoff predictions

Well, we’re finally here.

The NBA playoffs.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="After what we thought was a normal season. After a season suspension. After a restart — in the bubble, at Orlando, in Disney — with a total of 22 teams playing eight seeding games over two weeks. After stumbling upon a brilliant concept with the play-in series, and perhaps a blueprint for future seasons.» data-reactid=»24″>After what we thought was a normal season. After a season suspension. After a restart — in the bubble, at Orlando, in Disney — with a total of 22 teams playing eight seeding games over two weeks. After stumbling upon a brilliant concept with the play-in series, and perhaps a blueprint for future seasons.

We are here.

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Now, it’s down to the games and best-on-best. No more player rest. No more playing for tomorrow. It’s showtime with the NBA title on the line.

Here are our predictions for how things will play out in the most extraordinary season of our lives.

Vincent Goodwill

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Houston (-182) over Oklahoma City (+150) in 7

Denver (-278) over Utah (+220) in 6

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Milwaukee (-10000) over Orlando (+1600) in 4

Miami (-304) over Indiana (+240) in 6

Boston (-400) over Philadelphia (+300) in 6

Toronto (-3334) over Brooklyn (+1100) in 5

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Lakers over Houston in 6

Clippers over Denver in 6

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Milwaukee over Miami in 7

Boston over Toronto in 7

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Clippers over Lakers in 6

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Milwaukee over Boston in 6

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Ben Rohrbach

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Lakers (-455) over Portland (+340) in 7

Clippers (-527) over Dallas (+375) in 5

Denver (-278) over Utah (+220) in 6

Houston (-182) over Oklahoma City (+150) in 7

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Milwaukee (-10000) over Orlando (+1600) in 4

Toronto (-3334) over Brooklyn (+1100) in 5

Boston (-400) over Philadelphia (+300) in 5

Miami (-304) over Indiana (+240) in 6

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Lakers over Houston in 7

Clippers over Denver in 6

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Milwaukee over Miami in 7

Boston over Toronto in 7

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Clippers over Lakers in 6

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Milwaukee over Boston in 7

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Lakers (-455) over Portland (+340) in 6

Houston (-182) over Oklahoma City (+150) in 7

Denver (-278) over Utah (+220) in 5

Clippers (-527) over Dallas (+375)

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Milwaukee (-10000) over Orlando (+1600) in 4

Miami (-304) over Indiana (+240) in 6

Boston (-400) over Philadelphia in 5

Toronto (-3334) over Brooklyn (+1100) in 5

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Lakers over Houston in 7

Clippers over Denver in 6

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Milwaukee over Miami in 6

Boston over Toronto in 7

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Clippers over Lakers in 6

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Milwaukee over Boston in 7

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