So far, this year’s playoffs have been pretty competitive for the most part. Now it’s time to go over the NBA 2022 Playoffs Predictions (Round 2)
Warriors Win in Six
The Warriors are one of the deeper rosters in the league right now and they are coming off a five-game series win over the Nuggets and MVP frontrunner, Nikola Jokic. Steph Curry will continue to light it up next round as he’s going against Ja Morant on defense. Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole are going to continue doing their thing next round and while this series will probably be one of the more exciting ones in recent memory, the Warriors will probably get it done in six. The Grizzlies are also one of the deepest teams in the league, however. Desmond Bane and Brandon Clarke are showing up for this club at just the right moment. Not only these two, but they have a solid all-around team and could possibly get the upset win. Who knows, though.
Suns Win in Seven
Dallas has proven to be a team that can create lots of problems. However, with Devin Booker back in the mix for Phoenix, it’s safe to say they may have the upper hand here. Dallas has seen guys like Jalen Brunson, Spencer Dinwiddie and some other dude named Luka Doncic explode in this year’s playoffs, so they’re not going to go down without a fight. It’s going to be another fun matchup to watch and it’s going to be tough to see who wins. Expect this series to possibly go to seven games. Maybe Doncic will channel his inner Lebron and Brunson will channel his inner 2007 Finals Tony Parker and this team can get the upset win.
Celtics Win in Six
The Celtics have an advantage here as the Bucks don’t have Khris Middleton for the whole series. It’s been proven in the past that the Celtics can limit Giannis, so it may be possible that he loses this round without his number two by his side. The Celtics are also welcoming back one of the best defenders in the league in Rob Williams, so that’s not going to be fun for the Bucks. The Celtics are also the top defense in the second half of the season this year, so they’re going to use that to their advantage here. Expect Defensive Player of the Year, Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum to lead this team to a win in six games.
Heat Win in Five
This is going to be a hot take, but the Heat will probably do their business. The 76ers are going to be without their star Center, Joel Embiid for an undisclosed amount of time. Due to this, the Heat are going to take advantage of possibly Paul Reed at the five. Kyle Lowry is still going to be out for the Heat, but they have a more than capable couple of guys coming off the bench in Victor Oladipo, Gabe Vincent and Max Strus. The Heat are also going to be getting Jimmy Butler back for the next game so having him will definitely slow down James Harden. If Harden can have the best series possible, he can possibly stretch this series out an extra game or so, but there’s no telling when Embiid will come back. This series looks like it could end quickly, though.