The Second Round of the NBA Playoffs is in the books. In the Eastern conference we had an easy sweep by the Cavaliers over the Hawks and an ugly seven game series between the Raptors and Heat, with the Raptors moving on. We’re now left with the one seed Cavaliers vs. two seed Raptors in the Eastern Conference. In the Western Conference, Steph Curry made his triumphant return for the Warriors against the Trail Blazers, and gave ridiculous record setting overtime performance as shown below with 17 points scored. The Thunder-Spurs series was a great series, with Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant taking over the veteran Spurs in six games. We’ll now have an excellent matchup with the one seed Warriors vs. three seed Thunder in the Western Conference Finals.
The Kitchen continued our strong start to the NBA Playoff Predictions with all four of us choosing at least eight of the first 12 series matchups correct, including an impressive six bonus points for guessing the correct amount of games by Paul and Joe. The Cavaliers and Warriors were an easy pick in the second round and it looks like more of the same in our picks for the Conference Finals matchups. The Western Conference Finals will be must watch TV with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Here’s a link to check out the schedule for the NBA Conference Finals.