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2013 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: First Round Results

Congratulations to Chicago for gutting out a tough win over Brooklyn. Their prize is a series against a very well-rested Miami Heat. (http://scientopia.org/)

The first round is complete, and had plenty of drama. The Warriors pulled off a big upset against the best home team in the NBA. Houston pushed the Thunder before finally falling in six. The Bulls fought off the Nets in a grueling seven-game series. Now, they have the honor of facing a Miami team that’s had a week off to rest up and prepare. Good luck with that.

The Bulls were the only team to defy the predictions of all five of our panelists, who all had the Nets moving on. One person, though, was able to have the clairvoyance to see Golden State’s victory, which certainly helped out their cause. Memphis and Los Angeles were entertaining to watch as expected. Only two panelists picked the Grizzlies, but all five knew it would be close.

So where does this leave everyone after the first round is done? Check below for the results, and check back Monday for the second round selections.

Name Jared John Matthew Nick B Nick G
Heat vs
Bucks
Winner Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat
Series
Length
4 4 5 4 4
Knicks vs
Celtics
Winner Knicks Knicks Knicks Celtics Celtics
Series
Length
7 5 6 6 7
Pacers vs
Hawks
Winner Pacers Pacers Pacers Pacers Pacers
Series
Length
6 6 6 6 6
Nets vs
Bulls
Winner Nets Nets Nets Nets Nets
Series
Length
7 5 6 7 6
Thunder vs
Rockets
Winner Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder
Series
Length
5 5 5 5 5
Spurs vs
Lakers
Winner Spurs Lakers Spurs Spurs Spurs
Series
Length
6 6 6 5 5
Nuggets vs
Warriors
Winner Warriors Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
Series
Length
7 5 5 6 -4-
Clippers vs
Grizzlies
Winner Clippers Grizzlies Clippers Clippers Grizzlies
Series
Length
7 7 6 7 7
Total Points 15 12 13 13 12

Table Legend

  • Two-point picks are boldfaced.
  • One-point picks are italicized.
  • Zero-point picks are crossed out.

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