2017-18 NBA Preseason Predictions

An eventful NBA offseason is over and saw major stars moved.  Warriors vs. Cavs is less likely than over the past few years as each face more formidable foes within their conferences.

With all of the player movement, teams that stuck more in tact should be better out of the gate while the more talented teams will gel as the season progresses.

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2017-18 NBA Predicted Records

ATLANTIC DIVISION W L
Boston 57 25
Toronto 49 33
Philadelphia 31 51
Brooklyn 25 57
New York 23 59
CENTRAL DIVISION W L
Cleveland 50 32
Milwaukee 46 36
Detroit 38 44
Indiana 33 49
Chicago 23 59
SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L
Washington 51 31
Miami 45 37
Charlotte 37 45
Orlando 34 48
Atlanta 33 49
SOUTHWEST DIVISION W L
Houston 58 24
San Antonio 57 25
Memphis 40 42
New Orleans 39 43
Dallas 35 47
NORTHWEST DIVISION W L
Oklahoma City 55 27
Denver 44 38
Minnesota 42 40
Portland 41 41
Utah 40 42
PACIFIC DIVISION W L
Golden St. 65 17
L.A. Clippers 49 33
Sacramento 34 48
L.A. Lakers 31 51
Phoenix 25 57

2017-18 NBA Preseason Power Rankings

RANK TEAM
1 Golden State Warriors
2 Houston Rockets
3 San Antonio Spurs
4 Oklahoma City Thunder
5 Cleveland Cavs
6 Boston Celtics
7 Washington Wizards
8 Los Angeles Clippers
9 Toronto Raptors
10 Milwaukee Bucks
11 Miami Heat
12 Denver Nuggets
13 Minnesota Timberwolves
14 Portland Trail Blazers
15 Memphis Grizzlies
16 Utah Jazz
17 New Orleans Pelicans
18 Detroit Pistons
19 Charlotte Hornets
20 Dallas Mavericks
21 Orlando Magic
22 Sacramento Kings
23 Indiana Pacers
24 Atlanta Braves
25 Philadelphia 76ers
26 Los Angeles Lakers
27 Brooklyn Nets
28 Phoenix Suns
29 New York Knicks
30 Chicago Bulls

2018 NBA Playoff Predictions

Eastern Conference

First Round

(1) Celtics over (8) Hornets in 4 games

(2) Wizards over (7) Pistons in 5 games

(3) Cavs over (6) Heat in 4 games

(5) Bucks over (4) Raptors in 6 games

Conference Semi-Finals

(1) Celtics over (5) Bucks in 5 games

(3) Cavs over (2) Wizards in 6 games

Conference Finals

(3) Cavs over (1) Celtics in 6 games

Western Conference

First Round

(1) Warriors over (8) Trail Blazers in 4 games

(2) Rockets over (7) Timberwolves in 5 games

(3) Spurs over (6) Nuggets in 5 games

(4) Thunder over (5) Clippers in 5 games

Conference Semi-Finals

(1) Warriors over (4) Thunder in 5 games

(3) Spurs over (2) Rockets in 7 games

Conference Finals

(1) Warriors over (3) Spurs in 6 games

2018 NBA Finals Prediction

Warriors over Cavs in 6 games

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