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Expert Picks: Eastern Conference

Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:49 pm
Edited on: April 17, 2010 2:02 am

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With only one day left until the start of the playoffs, we've rounded up our best NBA minds to give their predictions for the postseason. For a little added flavor, we're also going to find out if any of the men on this elite squad can rise up and defeat "The Machine"... a playoff simulation by NBA2K10.

As in years past, we'll be keeping track of each expert's success or failure, and we'll crown a champion at the end of the postseason. Experts will receive two points for picking the correct team, and one additional point if they pick the right number of games.

In 2009, Ken Berger and Nunzio Ingrassia tied for the title .

Think you can beat our experts? Post your picks below!

Expert Scores
Expert Right Wrong Bonus Total
Ken Berger - - - --
Jamie Eisenberg - - - --
Sergio Gonzalez - - - --
Gerg Urbano - - - --
Nunzio Ingrassia - - - --
NBA2K10 - - - --
Right = correct pick (2pts) - Wrong = wrong pick (0pts) - Bonus = correct number of games (1pt)


Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: April 20, 2010 2:38 pm

Expert Picks: Eastern Conference

Cavs in 4

Celtics in 7

Hawks in 6

Magic in 5

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2010 5:05 pm

Expert Picks: Eastern Conference

That is exactly what I thought when I saw this. A whole round of playoffs that will last weeks, that are not really competive. its pretty hard to get excited about that.

Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2010 4:53 pm

Expert Picks: Eastern Conference

Yes this is a prime example as to why the NBA sucks!.  No parity

Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2010 1:07 pm

Expert Picks: Eastern Conference

No suprises this round unless dwayne can lead them to the 4th win in boston. Way too hard to do that though. the heat will steal 1 in boston though, probably the first game if boston doesnt come out hot. But you never know, boston could tank and not get hot at all.

Its the NBA playoffs, where amazing happens.

Cavs will win in 5, magic will win in 5 or 6, hawks will win in 4 or 5

Since: Sep 10, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2010 7:04 pm

Expert Picks: Eastern Conference

Cavs in 4
Celtics in 6
Hawks in 5
Magic 6

Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2010 4:27 pm

Expert Picks: Eastern Conference

I'm pretty sure the top seeds will win, but here are my picks with some comments.

The Cavs have surrounded LeBron with the supporting cast, but he has to trust them for him to win it all. But they won't have too much trouble with the young Bulls in round 1.

Cavs in 5

I'm a Magic fan and hope they can get back to the Championship, but it won't be easy. Round 1 will be tough for Orlando but I think their experience prevails.

Magic in 7

The Celtics are like the Spurs of the East. A veteran club, but it depends on how healthy and how much the old guys have in the tank. D-Wade can take a game and series over, and I wouldn't be shocked if he does so in round one.

Celtics in 7.

I never thought i'd be saying this, but the Hawks have a shot to win it all this year. They are young, but have playoff experience. Their first round matchup should be easy for them, so hopefully they don't wait long for round 2.

Hawks sweep Bucks

Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2010 4:02 pm

Expert Picks: Eastern Conference

I agree. Top 4 teams advance in the East. The only possibility of an upset in my eyes is the Heat-C's Series. I think Boston has too much pride to lose that series tho.

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