NBA Eastern Semifinal PredictionsBy Shane R
With the NBA getting through their revised regular season, and the playoffs in full swing, which teams will make it out of the first round. Here are the four teams from the Eastern Conference that will make it through to the next round of the playoffs. You might even be surprised by a few.
Milwaukee Bucks – Giannis and Company have a great chance to get out of the Eastern Conference on top. With sharpshooters Kyle Korver and Khris Middleton, the Bucks have enough firepower to beat any team in the NBA.
Boston Celtics – The Celtics haven’t exactly clicked with the addition of PG Kemba Walker. While people may question if Kemba can handle playing in big moments, the Celtics will at least make it to this point.
Toronto Raptors – Two words are all you need to know when it comes to the Raptors getting to the Eastern Conference semifinals: Pascal Siakam. Toronto did not skip a beat when losing Kawhi Leonard to free agency, and Siakam is a big reason why with season stats of 23.6 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game.
Philadelphia 76ers – The 76ers have been a conundrum all seasons long, but they have the talent to make a serious run through the Eastern Conference. PG Ben Simmons has not really lived up to All-Star expectations, and there have been rumors that the man may live in the paint playing Power Forward. Philadelphia may place PG T.J. McConnell in the starting lineup to add outside shooting and adding passing ability to this unit.