Snapshots in! Our NBA consultants make their predictions in play and first spherical

 Snapshots in!  Our NBA experts make their predictions in play and first round

What awaits us within the NBA after the season ends?

The Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers kicked issues off tonight with Recreation 7 versus No. 8 in play within the Japanese Convention, adopted by a 7-8 recreation within the Western Convention between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Minnesota Timberwolves. (This is a refresher on how the Play Course works.)

Wednesday’s video games function the Atlanta Hawks in opposition to the Charlotte Hornets and the New Orleans Pelicans in opposition to the San Antonio Spurs in each 9-10 recreation in each convention.

Who hopes to qualify for the primary spherical?

Whereas 4 groups await their opponents, 4 sequence have been determined: the Milwaukee Bucks in opposition to the Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers in opposition to the Toronto Raptors, the Golden State Warriors in opposition to the Denver Nuggets and the Dallas Mavericks in opposition to the Utah Jazz.

How will Joel Embiid and James Harden carry out within the first sequence of the duo collectively? What impact will Luka Doncic’s calf pressure have on the Mavericks’ possibilities?

An NBA panel of consultants selects every of the championship and first-round video games.

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Kendra Andrews: Networks

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Nick Dibula: Networks

Nick Friedel: Networks

Kirk Goldbury: Networks

Israel Gutierrez: Networks

Tim Legler: Networks

Andrew Lopez: Networks

Tim McMahon: Networks

Bobby Marks: Networks

Dave McMenamin: Networks

Kevin Bilton: Networks

Omar Raja: Networks

George Sedan: Networks

Ramona Shelburne: Networks

Andre Snellings: Networks

Mark J. Spears: Networks

Om Youngmisuk: Networks

The top end result: Nets 18, Cavaliers 0.

Kendra Andrews: hawks

magnificence necklace: hawks

Nick Dibula: Hornets

Nick Friedel: hawks

Kirk Goldbury: hawks

Israel Gutierrez: Hornets

Tim Legler: Hornets

Andrew Lopez: hawks

Tim McMahon: hawks

Bobby Marks: Hornets

Dave McMenamin: Hornets

Kevin Bilton: hawks

Omar Raja: hawks

George Sedan: hawks

Ramona Shelburne: hawks

Andre Snellings: hawks

Mark J. Spears: hawks

Om Youngmisuk: hawks

The top end result: Hawks 13, Hornets 5.


Kendra Andrews: clippers

magnificence necklace: clippers

Nick Dibula: clippers

Nick Friedel: Timberwolves

Kirk Goldbury: Timberwolves

Israel Gutierrez: clippers

Tim Legler: Timberwolves

Andrew Lopez: clippers

Tim McMahon: clippers

Bobby Marks: clippers

Dave McMenamin: clippers

Kevin Bilton: Timberwolves

Omar Raja: clippers

George Sedan: clippers

Ramona Shelburne: clippers

Andre Snellings: Timberwolves

Mark J. Spears: clippers

Om Youngmisuk: clippers

The top end result: Clippers 13, Timberwolves 5.

Kendra Andrews: swans

magnificence necklace: swans

Nick Dibula: swans

Nick Friedel: swans

Kirk Goldbury: Tottenham

Israel Gutierrez: swans

Tim Legler: swans

Andrew Lopez: swans

Tim McMahon: swans

Bobby Marks: swans

Dave McMenamin: Tottenham

Kevin Bilton: swans

Omar Raja: swans

George Sedan: swans

Ramona Shelburne: swans

Andre Snellings: swans

Mark J. Spears: swans

Om Youngmisuk: Tottenham

The top end result: Pelicans 15, Tottenham 3.

First spherical within the east

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The top end result: 17 bucks, 0 bulls.

Kendra Andrews: 76ers at 6

magnificence necklace: 76ers at 7

Nick Dibula: 76ers at 6

Nick Friedel: 76ers at 7

Kirk Goldbury: Raptors at 7

Israel Gutierrez: 76ers at 7

Tim Legler: 76ers at 7

Andrew Lopez: Raptors at 6

Tim McMahon: 76ers at 6

Bobby Marks: Raptors at 6

Dave McMenamin: 76ers at 7

Omar Raja: 76ers at 7

George Sedan: Raptors at 7

Ramona Shelburne: 76ers at 7

Andre Snellings: Raptors at 7

Mark J. Spears: 76ers at 7

Om Youngmisuk: 76ers at 7

The top end result: 76ers 12, Raptors 5.

Western first spherical

Kendra Andrews: Warriors in 5

magnificence necklace: Warriors in 6

Nick Dibula: Warriors in 6

Nick Friedel: Warriors in 7

Kirk Goldbury: Warriors in 6

Israel Gutierrez: Warriors in 7

Tim Legler: Warriors in 6

Andrew Lopez: Warriors in 7

Tim McMahon: Warriors in 6

Bobby Marks: Warriors in 7

Dave McMenamin: Nuggets at 7

Omar Raja: Warriors in 7

George Sedan: Warriors in 7

Ramona Shelburne: Warriors in 5

Andre Snellings: Warriors in 7

Mark J. Spears: Warriors in 6

Om Youngmisuk: Warriors in 7

The top end result: Warriors 16, Nuggets 1.

Kendra Andrews: Mavericks at 6

magnificence necklace: Mavericks at 6

Nick Dibula: Mavericks at 6

Nick Friedel: Mavericks at 7

Kirk Goldbury: Jazz at 7

Tim Legler: Mavericks at 7

Andrew Lopez: Mavericks at 6

Israel Gutierrez: Mavericks at 6

Tim McMahon: Mavericks at 7

Bobby Marks: Jazz at 6

Dave McMenamin: Mavericks at 6

Omar Raja: Jazz at 6

George Sedan: Mavericks at 7

Ramona Shelburne: Mavericks at 7

Andre Snellings: Mavericks at 6

Mark J. Spears: Jazz at 6

Om Youngmisuk: Mavericks at 5

The top end result: Mavericks 13, Jazz 4.