Lakers vs. Mavericks Western Conference Semi-Final Preview

Here are my predictions for the Lakers-Mavericks series that starts May 2nd.

Game 1 Mavericks 98 @ Lakers 108

Game 2 Mavericks 87 @ Lakers 104

Game 3 Lakers 111 @ Mavericks 103

Game 4 Lakers 93 @ Mavericks 95

Game 5 Mavericks 85 @ Lakers 101

Lakers win series 4-1

The Mavericks win Game 4 after the Lakers come out uninspired and manage to hold on to avoid the sweep. However, this only inspires the Lakers to dominate Game 5.

Bulls vs. Hawks Eastern Conference Semi-Final Preview

Here are my predictions for the Bulls-Hawks series that starts May 2nd.

Game 1 Hawks 98 @ Bulls 104

Game 2 Hawks 92 @ Bulls 91

Game 3 Bulls 103 @ Hawks 106

Game 4 Bulls 99 @ Hawks 87

Game 5 Hawks 92 @ Bulls 101

Game 6 Bulls 79 @ Hawks 86

Game 7 Hawks 85 @ Bulls 96

Bulls win series 4-3

The Hawks match up really well against the Bulls. Rose wins the point guard battle over Kirk Hinrich. Joe Johnson wins the shooting guard battle over Keith Bogans. Then in the front court there is too much size on the Hawks. The Bulls are in for a tough series.

Heat vs. Celtics Eastern Conference Semi-Final Preview

Here are my predictions for the Heat-Celtics series that starts May 1st.

Game 1 Boston 95 @ Miami 99

Game 2 Boston 106 @ Miami 93

Game 3 Miami 89 @ Boston 97

Game 4 Miami 96 @ Boston 93

Game 5 Boston 95 @ Miami 103

Game 6 Miami 98 @ Boston 97

Miami win series 4-2

Game 6 will be decided off of a missed game winner by Ray Allen.