GITM PLAYOFF PREDICTION

EAST QUARTERS:

Pacers vs. Bucks: Indiana in 4. Milwaukee expended their mojo beating the Magic. They'll get lucky one game when Reggie/Jalen's shots aren't falling, but Indiana, feeble as they are, will win this one pretty handily. - CLOSE!

Game 1: Indiana 88 Milwaukee 85
Game 2: Milwaukee 104 Indiana 91
Game 3: Indiana 109 Milwaukee 96
Game 4: Milwaukee 100 Indiana 87
Game 5: Indiana 96 Milwaukee 95

INDIANA WINS 3-2.

Charlotte vs. Philly: Charlotte in 5. The Big Men - DC, Mase, and Elden - will win it in the end. - WRONG!

Game 1: Philadelpia 92 Charlotte 82
Game 2: Charlotte 108 Philadelphia 98 (OT)
Game 3: Philadelphia 81 Charlotte 76
Game 4: Philadelphia 105 Charlotte 99

PHILADELPHIA WINS 3-1.

New York vs. Toronto: New York in 5. Split in MSG, split in Toronto, blowout in MSG for Game 5. Van Gundy will have tightened the screws by Saturday, and it'll show in all relatively close games. - CLOSE!

Game 1: New York 92 Toronto 88
Game 2: New York 84 Toronto 83
Game 3: New York 87 Toronto 80

NEW YORK WINS 3-0.

Miami vs. Detroit: Miami in 3. Detroit without Grant Hill are ultra-soft. Zo will rule this series. - RIGHT!

Game 1: Miami 95 Detroit 85
Game 2: Miami 84 Detroit 82
Game 3: Miami 91 Detroit 72

MIAMI WINS 3-0.

EAST SEMIS:

Indiana vs. Philadelphia (REVISED): Indiana in 6. Despite two clutch performances by Reggie, the Bucks clearly exposed Indiana as old and creaky in the last series. That being said, I think Iverson might be just a little too banged up to take Philly over the top. - RIGHT!


Game 1: Indiana 108 Philadelphia 91
Game 2: Indiana 103 Philadelphia 97
Game 3: Indiana 98 Philadelphia 89
Game 4: Philadelphia 92 Indiana 90
Game 5: Philadelphia 107 Indiana 86
Game 6: Indiana 106 Philadelphia 90

INDIANA WINS 4-2

New York vs. Miami: New York in 6. With Timmy at less than 100%, the Heat are suspect against a Knickerbocker outfit that knows Riley and Co. too well. The crackhead twins of Bowen and A. Carter will win one for Miami, Zo the other, but in the end the Knicks will prevail. - CLOSE!


Game 1: Miami 87 New York 83
Game 2: New York 82 Miami 76
Game 3: Miami 77 New York 76 (OT)
Game 4: New York 91 Miami 83
Game 5: Miami 87 New York 81
Game 6: New York 72 Miami 70
Game 7: New York 83 Miami 82

NEW YORK WINS 4-3.

EAST FINALS:

New York vs. Indiana: (Revised) New York in 6. Without Antonio Davis, this Pacer team is weaker than last year's bunch. That being said, Reggie is balling right now, and last year's series would have gone seven were it not been for LJ's miracle 4-point play. I say the Knicks defeat their other big rival more handily than they did Miami. - WRONG!

Game 1: Indiana 102 New York 88
Game 2: Indiana 88 New York 84
Game 3: New York 98 Indiana 95
Game 4: New York 91 Indiana 89
Game 5: Indiana 88 New York 79
Game 6: Indiana 93 New York 80

INDIANA WINS 4-2.

WEST QUARTERS:

LA vs. Sacramento: LA in 5. Much closer than anyone thought possible, thanks to Webber going nuts, Vlade drawing Shaq out of the paint and J-Dub putting up some crazy shots, but L.A. will still prevail in the end. - RIGHT!

Game 1: Los Angeles 117 Sacramento 107
Game 2: Los Angeles 113 Sacramento 89
Game 3: Sacramento 99 Los Angeles 91
Game 4: Sacramento 101 Los Angeles 88
Game 5: Los Angeles 113 Sacramento 86

LOS ANGELES WINS 3-2.

San Antonio vs. Phoenix: San Antonio in 5. Without Kidd and Duncan, it'll be a relatively boring series. - WRONG!

Game 1: Phoenix 72 San Antonio 70
Game 2: San Antonio 85 Phoenix 70
Game 3: Phoenix 101 San Antonio 94
Game 4: Phoenix 89 San Antonio 78

PHOENIX WINS 3-1.

Portland vs. Minnesota: Portland in 4. This one's really a toss-up. Portland could finally step up to the plate and get it together, or they could flounder miserably. I say they get lucky, at least this time. - RIGHT!

Game 1: Portland 91 Minnesota 88
Game 2: Portland 86 Minnesota 82
Game 3: Minnesota 94 Portland 87
Game 4: Portland 85 Minnesota 77

PORTLAND WINS 3-1.

Utah vs. Seattle: Utah in 3. The old fellas know its their last hurrah. They'll get the calls and, despite the glove's best efforts, the Jazz will romp. - CLOSE!

Game 1: Utah 104 Seattle 93
Game 2: Utah 101 Seattle 87
Game 3: Seattle 89 Utah 78
Game 4: Seattle 104 Utah 93
Game 5: Utah 96 Seattle 93

UTAH WINS 3-2.

WEST SEMIS:

LA vs. Phoenix (Revised): LA in 5. Not even close. Phoenix is a great team with a scary backcourt, but they just don't match up well against Shaq. Facing elimination, Phoenix will steal one and prevent the sweep, but that'll be their only victory.- RIGHT!


Game 1: Los Angeles 105 Phoenix 77
Game 2: Los Angeles 97 Phoenix 96
Game 3: Los Angeles 105 Phoenix 99
Game 4: Phoenix 117 Los Angeles 98
Game 5: Los Angeles 87 Phoenix 65

LOS ANGELES WINS 4-1.

Portland vs. Utah: Utah in 6. I still think that Portland might click like the Knicks did last year, but I'll give it to Malone-Stockton-Hornacek. - WRONG!



Game 1: Portland 94 Utah 75
Game 2: Portland 103 Utah 85
Game 3: Portland 103 Utah 84
Game 4: Utah 88 Portland 85
Game 5: Portland 81 Utah 79

PORTLAND WINS 4-1.
WEST FINALS:

LA vs. Portland: (Revised) Los Angeles in Six. This should be a great series. While I'm rooting for the Blazers (not the least because they match up better with New York,) you gotta like Shaq these days. I'll go with LA. - CLOSE!

Game 1: Los Angeles 109 Portland 94
Game 2: Portland 106 Los Angeles 77
Game 3: Los Angeles 93 Portland 91
Game 4: Los Angeles 103 Portland 91
Game 5: Portland 96 Los Angeles 88
Game 6: Portland 103 Los Angeles 93
Game 7: Los Angeles 89 Portland 84

LOS ANGELES WINS 4-2.

FINALS

Los Angeles vs. Indiana (Revised): LOS ANGELES IN SIX. - Who cares? The Knicks lost, and I can't stand to see either Reggie or Kobe win a ring. - RIGHT!

Game 1: Los Angeles 104 Indiana 87
Game 2: Los Angeles 111 Indiana 104
Game 3: Indiana 100 Los Angeles 91
Game 4: Los Angeles 120 Indiana 118 (OT)
Game 5: Indiana 120 Los Angeles 87
Game 6: Los Angeles 116 Indiana 111

LOS ANGELES WINS 4-2.

THE LAKERS ARE THE NBA 2000 CHAMPIONS.

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-KcM