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2014 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: First Round

Miami is facing perhaps their toughest road yet to a title, with Indiana and several West teams waiting in the wings. (erh.noaa.gov)

The NBA Playoffs are upon us, and the should be good. Toronto and Washington are back in the postseason, Miami will try to three-peat from #2 in the East and a tough finish for Indiana demotes an Indiana/Miami Eastern Conference Finals from a sure thing. And that’s not to mention the loaded Western Conference.

This year’s Pick ‘Em reflects that, with three out of four unanimous first round picks coming from the East. That power out West is also leading to some picks for longer series. Still, nobody can afford to let their guard down in the least.

Scoring for the Pick ‘Em is as follows:

  • Picking the winner of a series is worth two points.
  • Picking how many games a series will last is worth one point.

So check below for the complete pick sets, and come back once the first round is complete for updated results.

Name John Jon Josh KC Matthew Nick B Nick G Taylor
Pacers vs
Hawks
Winner Pacers Pacers Pacers Pacers Pacers Pacers Pacers Pacers
Series
Length
5 4 5 5 4 5 5 6
Heat vs
Bobcats
Winner Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat
Series
Length
5 4 5 4 5 4 4 5
Raptors vs
Nets
Winner Nets Nets Nets Nets Nets Nets Nets Nets
Series
Length
7 5 6 6 6 5 5 7
Bulls vs
Wizards
Winner Bulls Bulls Bulls Wizards Bulls Bulls Bulls Bulls
Series
Length
4 7 6 7 7 7 6 6
Spurs vs
Mavericks
Winner Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs
Series
Length
5 5 5 4 5 5 6 5
Thunder vs
Grizzlies
Winner Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Grizzlies
Series
Length
6 4 6 7 6 5 6 5
Clippers vs
Warriors
Winner Clippers Warriors Warriors Clippers Clippers Clippers Clippers Warriors
Series
Length
5 7 7 7 5 6 7 7
Rockets vs
Trail Blazers
Winner Trail Blazers Rockets Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Rockets Rockets Rockets Rockets
Series
Length
7 6 6 6 7 6 6 5

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