NBA Playoffs 2019 Predictions: First Round East & West Picks

NBA playoffs predictions. I pick the winners of the Eastern & Western conference first round 2019 postseason matchups.

Giannis Antetokounmpo should dominate the Blake Griffin Detroit Pistons. Joel Embiid’s knee injury could make the Sixers vs Nets an interesting series. Kawhi Leonard dominate the Raptors Orlando Magic playoff series? The Pacers can’t beat the Celtics, one of the East’s best teams without Victor Oladipo. Will the Spurs DeMar DeRozan wake up and defeat a Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets team? Will ussell Westbrook shoot the Thunder out of the playoffs? Can Rudy Gobert and Utah’s defense stop James Harden?

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Eastern Conference

No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks vs. No. 8 Detroit Pistons
No. 2 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 7 Orlando Magic
No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers vs. No. 6 Brooklyn Nets
No. 4 Boston Celtics vs. No. 5 Indiana Pacers

Western Conference

No. 1 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 8 Los Angeles Clippers
No. 2 Denver Nuggets vs. No. 7 San Antonio Spurs
No. 3 Portland Trail Blazers vs. No. 6 OKC Thunder

Which 2019 First Round NBA Playoff series will have an upset?

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons
Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic
Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz

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