NBA 2022 Playoffs: Picks, Predictions For Each Round As Experts Take Bucks, Suns, Warriors, Celtics To Go The Far

NBA 2022 Playoffs: Picks, Predictions For Each Round As Experts Take Bucks, Suns, Warriors, Celtics To Go The Far

NBA 2022 Playoffs: Picks, Predictions For Each Round As Experts Take Bucks, Suns, Warriors, Celtics To Go The Far

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It’s hard to remember an NBA playoff landscape as open as this one, meaning making predictions is even more difficult than usual. The 64-win Phoenix Suns are favorites to get out of the Western Conference, but there are several teams like the Golden State Warriors and newcomers Memphis Grizzlies ready to ruin their trip.

For the first time in years, the Eastern Conference has multiple teams that appear to be capable of winning a title, from seeded Miami Heat to second-half giant Boston Celtics to defending champion Milwaukee Bucks. And then there are the Brooklyn Nets, once the favorites to win the title, with one of the NBA’s most skilled offensive duets in Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

The Dallas Mavericks were a sneaky choice to reach the NBA Finals, but now they may not even make it out of the first round thanks to a calf injury to Luka Doncic that will keep him out for at least Game 1 of their opening series against the Utah Jazz.

Despite the uncertainty, our NBA experts at CBS Sports have predicted every playoff series, including the eventual champion. Make sure you capture your screenshots now so you can have the ammo to praise or ridicule us in a couple of months.

First round choices

Second round choices

Conference and champion finals

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