Tuesday, October 28, 2008

And the Winner is ...

It's that happy time of the season when hope runs eternal and every team is still in the hunt for the playoffs. That's right, It's opening night of the NBA season. So before the Jazz tip off tomorrow evening, it's time for predictions. So dust off your magic eight ball, 20 sided die, and divining rods.

As I see it, predicting the NBA season is a no-lose deal. If you're wrong, so was almost everyone else. And if you're right, you can brag about it through out the off season and for the rest of your life. So with out further ado, here are my predictions for the coming NBA season.

The West:

1. New Orleans
2. Utah
3. LA Lakers
4. San Antonio
5. Phoenix
6. Houston
7. Dallas
8. Portland

Playoffs - First Round: Hornets over Trailblazers, Jazz over Dallas, Lakers over Rockets, and Suns over Spurs.
Second Round: Hornets over Suns and Jazz over Lakers.
Western Conference Finals: Jazz over Hornets

The East:

1. Boston
2. Detroit
3. Orlando
4. Cleveland
5. Philadelphia
6. Toronto
7. Washington
8 Miami

Playoffs - First Round: Celtics over Heat, Wiz over Pistons, Magic over Raptors, and 76ers over Cavs.
Second Round: Celtics over 76ers and Magic over Wiz.
Eastern Conference Finals: Magic over the Celtics.

And your 2009 NBA champions will be: The Utah Jazz

Deron Williams will emerge as the NBA's premier point guard and the Jazz will stop fouling and start playing defense. Home court advantage will help them sneak past the Lakers and Deron will continue his head-to-head domination of CP3 in leading the Jazz to the finals. Despite some match-up problems with Dwight Howard, the Jazz will overwhelm the Magic on their way to their first NBA championship.

That's how I see it through my purple, gold and green glasses. What does your eight ball say?


Orlando said...

I like this. Let's get all the TCG authors on the record so we can mock everyone else at the end of the season:

1. Lakers
2. Hornets
3. Jazz
4. Spurs
5. Rockets
6. Phoenix
7. Blazers
8. Mavs

Lakers/Jazz in the conference finals, with the Lakers winning.


1. Boston
2. Cavs
3. Orlando
4. Detroit
5. Raptors
6. 76ers
7. Bulls
8. Pacers

Boston/Cavs final: Cavs win.

Lakers win it all. Ugg.

Pasty Gangsta said...

I hate the East so I refuse on moral grounds to even rank that conference. But here's how I would put the west:

1. Lakers
2. Jazz
3. Hornets
4. Rockets
5. Spurs
6. Blazers
7. Suns
8. Mavs

I also predict, sadly, that the Lakers will win it all.

Tucker McCann said...

I too will refrain from ranking the East, and just assume that Boston ends up in the Finals. But here is my West:

1) Lakers
2) Jazz
3) Hornets
4) Houston
5) San Antonio
6) Phoenix
7) Portland
8) Mavs

NOTE: this means Denver fails to make the playoffs (which I think is hilarious).

I too unfortunately think that the Lakers win it all, although I will be praying day and night that i am wrong on this.

Draft Guru said...

1. Lakers
2. Jazz
3. Rockets
4. Hornets
5. Suns
6. Spurs
7. Blazers
8. Mavs

Lakers over Suns
Jazz over Rockets (another 7 gamer)

Lakers beat the Jazz unfortunately

And LA wins it all.

The Golden Griff said...


1. Lakers
2. Jazz
3. Hornets
4. Spurs
5. Suns
6. Rockets
7. Nuggets
8. Mavs

Anonymous said...

I am not TCG author but I still want it in writing, so here I go:


With Jazz having home court they win it all.

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