Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers
Rising superstar Derrick Rose is the quietest, most exciting talent in the league today but as the end of the season D-Rose spoke up and let us all in on a secret, the Bulls were going to make the playoffs. The Bulls backed Rose’s statement and indeed took the final slot in this year’s playoffs. Will Rose speak again and gives us anymore secrets for what’s to come in the playoffs? Umm…no there’s no secret, no suprises to come, Cavaliers will be sure to set the tone in Game 1 in the Q.
Cavaliers- 105 Bulls- 89
Milwaukee Bucks at Atlanta Hawks
Call me crazy, but doesn’t Brandon Jennings rise to the occasion during big games? If I’m wrong forgive me, but don’t tell me that Young Buck won’t be ready to shine in his NBA Playoff debut. The Bucks are one of the best team’s at keeping their composure during any type of circumstance that comes their way, I see entering the rowdy Phillips Arena in Atlanta no different. The Hawks along with their fans will be fully prepared to battle and defend their home floor, but the Bucks will be sure to let them know it’ll be close. Just not close enough and will fall short during final five minutes of the game.
Hawks- 97 Bucks- 90
Miami Heat at Boston Celtics
Dwyane Wade and his Miami Heat team have been on a tear lately, can they continue to impress in a matchup against the Boston Celtics? The answer is in the hands of Wade, to what effect can Wade’s impressive play rub off onto his team. If Wade can provide the surge of confidence and instill it in his fellow Heat teammates, they got a chance against a very rocky Celtics team, even in Boston. I’m calling this one, the upset of the day.
Heat- 98 Celtics- 96
Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets
In the only Western Conference matchup on the night, the NBA world will be shown a dandy. In fact this series if my favorite first round matchup in the Western Conference (Spurs/Mavs a close second). Why? Both team’s have possess very different swaggers out on the floor. It’ll be a battle of two different styles and the team whose able to adjust best wins. Each game will offer a variety of different adjustments and whichever teams handles them properly, ultimately wins the series and advances to the second round. Tonight, the Nuggets won’t disappoint the home crowd inside the Pepsi Center.
Nuggets- 95 Jazz- 89