2010-2011 NBA Season: Playoff Predictions and Award Winners

With the NBA regular season just around the corner, it's about that time to make my predictions. Here goes nothing. 

Eastern Conference Playoffs:

1. Miami Heat vs. 8. Charlotte Bobcats: The Heat dominate this series as the Bobcats get swept for the second straight season in the first round of the playoffs. 4-0 Heat.

4. Chicago Bulls vs. 5. Atlanta Hawks: One of the best match ups in the first round, both teams loaded with depth. The Bulls take it. 4-2 Bulls. 

3. Boston Celtics vs. 6. Milwaukee Bucks: The Celtics always show up come playoff time, but the Bucks will give them a scare. 4-2 Celtics. 

2. Orlando Magic vs. 7. New York Knicks The Magic have no problem with the Knicks, coasting to the second round. 4-1 Magic. 

Eastern Conference Semi Finals

1. Miami Heat vs. 4. Chicago Bulls: The Heat will be tested in the second round by Derrick Rose and the feisty Bulls, but will eventually prevail in seven. 4-3 Heat. 

2. Orlando Magic vs. 3. Boston Celtics: I love what the Celtics did last season, but don't count out the Magic. They will get their revenge on the Celtics. 4-2 Magic

Eastern Conference Finals:

1. Miami Heat vs. 2. Orlando Magic: This is the Heat's chance to show that the Eastern conference is theirs. LeBron, Wade, and Bosh are a little too much for the Magic, as they are sent home in the Eastern conference finals for the second straight season. 4-2 Heat. 

Western Conference Playoffs:

1. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets: The Lakers are too much for the Rockets in this series as they move one step close to a three peat. 4-1 Lakers

4. Utah Jazz vs. 5. Oklahoma City Thunder: The Thunder will be scary this season, and Kevin Durant will carry them to their first playoff win in franchise history. 4-3 Thunder

3. Portland Trailblazers vs. 6. Phoenix Suns: The Suns w...

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