- Ethan Kohananoo
As the playoffs began, we can already gather some predictions based on the regular season and how players have been playing until now. First we have the Philadelphia 76’s Vs. the Washington Wizards. This matchup seems like the Philadelphia 76’S are going to win without a sweat. In the regular season, Philadelphia won all three games against the Wizards with Joel Embiid averaging 30 points per game. Plus running for that MVP spot. Next we have the New York Knicks Vs. the Atlanta Hawks. People might think that the Hawks are going to win because they have a higher powered offense. However, the Knicks with the all star Julius Randle, have been playing amazingly during the regular season. The prediction that I have here is the Knicks beat the Hawks 4 to 3, a tight game, but the Knicks are going to pull through. Next is the Milwaukee Bucks Vs. the Miami Heat. The Heat are a good team, but when it comes to Milwaukee and Giannis Antetokounmpo, it's going to be hard. The Heat also have to keep up with Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, who for Milwaukee have been giving very good impacts in the regular season. The prediction here is that the Bucks beat the Heat 4 to 2. Next we have the Brooklyn Nets Vs. the Boston Celtics. Although the Nets are the 22nd ranked defense, their offense will carry them to win these series. Brooklyn has the big 3 with Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. Brooklyn's top ranked offense will make quick work with the Boston team not having Jaylen Brown, a key offensive player for Boston. The prediction here is Nets beat Celtics 4 to 1. These are just some insights of some of the series. As we go further into the Playoffs, it's going to be interesting to see how each team plays it out. Each team has their pros and cons, but one team will remain standing.