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Staff Picks: NBA Playoff Edition

NBA PREDICTIONS – Conference Quarterfinals

Some us know a lot about basketball. Some of us know nothing about basketball. Here are our picks for the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

No. 1 Toronto Raptors (59-23) vs. No. 8 Washington Wizards (43-39)

Ryan Sharp: Toronto in 4

Josh Zaklis: Toronto in 6

Jeff Griffith: Toronto in 5

Ryan Ladika: Toronto in 5

Jacob Rosenfarb: Toronto in 6

CONSENSUS: TORONTO RAPTORS

No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers (50-32) vs. No. 5 Indiana Pacers (48-34)

Ryan Sharp: Cleveland in 5

Josh Zaklis: Cleveland in 4

Jeff Griffith: Cleveland in 4

Ryan Ladika: Cleveland in 5

Jacob Rosenfarb: Cleveland in 4

CONSENSUS: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers (52-30) vs. No. 6 Miami Heat (44-38)

Ryan Sharp: Philadelphia in 6

Josh Zaklis: Philadelphia in 5

Jeff Griffith: Philadelphia in 5

Ryan Ladika: Philadelphia in 6

Jacob Rosenfarb: Philadelphia in 7

CONSENSUS: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

No. 2 Boston Celtics (55-27) vs. No. 7 Milwaukee Bucks (44-38)

Ryan Sharp: Boston in 5

Josh Zaklis: Boston in 6

Jeff Griffith: Boston in 7  

Ryan Ladika: Boston in 6

Jacob Rosenfarb: Milwaukee in 7

CONSENSUS: BOSTON CELTICS

WESTERN CONFERENCE

No. 1 Houston Rockets (65-17) vs. No. 8 Minnesota Timberwolves (47-35)

Ryan Sharp: Houston in 4

Josh Zaklis: Houston in 5

Jeff Griffith: Houston in 4

Ryan Ladika: Houston in 4

Jacob Rosenfarb: Houston in 5

CONSENSUS: HOUSTON ROCKETS

No. 4 Oklahoma City Thunder (48-34) vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz (48-34)

Ryan Sharp: Utah in 7

Josh Zaklis: Oklahoma City in 6

Jeff Griffith: Utah in 7

Ryan Ladika: Oklahoma City in 6

Jacob Rosenfarb: Utah in 6

CONSENSUS: UTAH JAZZ

No. 3 Portland Trail Blazers (49-33) vs. No. 6 New Orleans Pelicans (48-34)

Ryan Sharp: Portland in 6

Josh Zaklis: Portland in 5

Jeff Griffith: Portland in 6

Ryan Ladika: Portland in 6

Jacob Rosenfarb: New Orleans in 7

CONSENSUS: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

No. 2 Golden State Warriors (58-24) vs. No. 7 San Antonio Spurs (47-35)

Ryan Sharp: Golden State in 5

Josh Zaklis: Golden State in 4

Jeff Griffith: Golden State in 6

Ryan Ladika: Golden State in 6

Jacob Rosenfarb: Golden State in 6  

CONSENSUS: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

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