The NBA Dribbled Out

Culled 2013 NBA playoff reading:
Rob Mahoney for The Point Forward - “Why your team will (or won’t) win the NBA title”
Jeff Zillgitt for USA Today Sports - “Why Miami Heat will win the NBA Title”
Tom Ziller for SB Nation - “Predicting the 2013 NBA playoffs using math”
Brett Koremenos for Grantland with Inside the Playbook NBA Playoff Previews -
“Knicks, Celtics, Heat, Bucks”
“Nuggets, Clippers, Grizzlies, Wariors”
“Nets, Bulls, Pacers, Hawks, Rockets, Spurs, Lakers, Thuder”
Dan Devine at Ball Don’t Lie - “Dan Devine’s Inarguable power rankings: first-round playoff matchups”
Mike Prada for SB Nation - ”The pet plays that will decide the postseason”
Royce Young, Zach Harper and Matt Moore for Eye on Basketball -
“Eastern Conference first-round playoff preview" 
“Western Conference first-round playoff preview”
Hoopchalk - NBA Playoff Capsules
Hardwood Paroxysm - NBA Playoff Previews
Shaky Ankles is posting playoff previews, but so far we’ve only done the Eastern Conference. My guess is we’ll have Western Conference posts up some time tomorrow. 
John Schuhman for the Hang Time Blog - 
“The numbers on the West playoffs”
“The numbers on the East playoffs”
Adi Joseph for USA Today Sports - “Your guide to the 2013 NBA playoff first round”
Zach Lowe for Grantland answers - “The NBA playoffs burning questions”
There are a lot more words I haven’t mentioned, but this is what I’ve been looking at so far. Last year, I recapped every single playoff game for free and I nearly cost me a girlfriend. This year I’ve agreed to abstain, unless someone hires me to do so.* I’m just gonna watch the games, and maybe write a little something if I have time or if something jumps out at me. But last year’s experiment was just that, and until this humble blogger gets hired to do that sort of thing, it’ll just end up being that one time I recapped every single playoff game. 
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this time of year, but pretty much every person in my life despises it because I keep everything else in the periphery; for almost two months, I’m never really present while I’m dreaming about matchups and coaching changes and injuries and what the different narratives will be. It’s amazing. I love this ish, and I hope you do too. 
PLAYOFF PICKS
First Round Winners: 
EAST: Miami 4-1, New York 4-3, Indiana 4-2, Brooklyn 4-3 (I wrote a little about these at Shaky Ankles, and we’re covering the Western Conference matchups tomorrow)
WEST: Oklahoma City 4-2, San Antonio 4-0, Memphis 4-3, Denver 4-2
Conference Semifinal Winners:
EAST: Miami 4-0, New York 4-3
WEST: Oklahoma City 4-2, San Antonio 4-2
Conference Finals Winners:
EAST: Miami 4-1
WEST: Oklahoma City 4-3
Finals:
Miami 4-3
*If you know of a site looking for coverage, drop me a line.

Culled 2013 NBA playoff reading:

Rob Mahoney for The Point Forward - “Why your team will (or won’t) win the NBA title

Jeff Zillgitt for USA Today Sports - “Why Miami Heat will win the NBA Title

Tom Ziller for SB Nation - “Predicting the 2013 NBA playoffs using math

Brett Koremenos for Grantland with Inside the Playbook NBA Playoff Previews -

Dan Devine at Ball Don’t Lie - “Dan Devine’s Inarguable power rankings: first-round playoff matchups

Mike Prada for SB Nation - The pet plays that will decide the postseason

Royce Young, Zach Harper and Matt Moore for Eye on Basketball -

Hoopchalk - NBA Playoff Capsules

Hardwood Paroxysm - NBA Playoff Previews

Shaky Ankles is posting playoff previews, but so far we’ve only done the Eastern Conference. My guess is we’ll have Western Conference posts up some time tomorrow. 

John Schuhman for the Hang Time Blog

Adi Joseph for USA Today Sports - “Your guide to the 2013 NBA playoff first round

Zach Lowe for Grantland answers - “The NBA playoffs burning questions

There are a lot more words I haven’t mentioned, but this is what I’ve been looking at so far. Last year, I recapped every single playoff game for free and I nearly cost me a girlfriend. This year I’ve agreed to abstain, unless someone hires me to do so.* I’m just gonna watch the games, and maybe write a little something if I have time or if something jumps out at me. But last year’s experiment was just that, and until this humble blogger gets hired to do that sort of thing, it’ll just end up being that one time I recapped every single playoff game

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this time of year, but pretty much every person in my life despises it because I keep everything else in the periphery; for almost two months, I’m never really present while I’m dreaming about matchups and coaching changes and injuries and what the different narratives will be. It’s amazing. I love this ish, and I hope you do too. 

PLAYOFF PICKS

First Round Winners: 

EAST: Miami 4-1, New York 4-3, Indiana 4-2, Brooklyn 4-3 (I wrote a little about these at Shaky Ankles, and we’re covering the Western Conference matchups tomorrow)

WEST: Oklahoma City 4-2, San Antonio 4-0, Memphis 4-3, Denver 4-2

Conference Semifinal Winners:

EAST: Miami 4-0, New York 4-3

WEST: Oklahoma City 4-2, San Antonio 4-2

Conference Finals Winners:

EAST: Miami 4-1

WEST: Oklahoma City 4-3

Finals:

Miami 4-3

*If you know of a site looking for coverage, drop me a line.

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