NBA Playoff Predictions: Western Conference Round 2

Posted: May 13, 2012 by Shawn in NBA, Sports
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Western Conference 

For the first round we were a perfect 4-4 when predicting the Western Conference, here are our Second Round Predictions:

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers: The aging Spurs will be well rested to start off the series vs the Clippers, but this often hurts San Antonio because they show rust at the beginning of the first game after a long break. With that said the Clippers could have used the rest because both of their stars, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, are coming of of injuries they suffered in their seven-game first-round series against the Grizzles. The Spurs have the advantage in every aspect of the game with the exception of point-guard (although Tony Parker is no scrub!). The Spurs seem like they are on a mission to prove that what happened last year was a fluke, expect them to take control of the series early at home. Spurs win 4-1.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers: This matchup like the other in the Western Conference involves a team that that swept their opponent, the Thunder, and one that won a seven game series, the Lakers. These two teams have created a heated rivalry over the past few years, and many see this series as a “changing of the guard”. To add to the rivalry, the Lakers small forward Metta World Peace (Ron Artest) will be only playing in his second game after serving his suspension for elbowing Oklahoma City’s Sixth Man of the Year, James Harden. The Thunder have been the better team all year long and will also be in this series, but Kobe Bryant will not go down without a fight, unfortunately for him some of his teammates have shown that they will. Thunder win 4-2.

To see the Eastern Conference Semifinal Predictions click here.

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Comments
  1. Sean Breslin says:

    Definitely agree with you — the two LA teams will be out in this round.

    • Shawn says:

      Yes I think that the Lakers have been overrated all year, and the Clippers just aren’t that good when you compare them to the Spurs. Thanks for reading and sharing Sean.

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