2010 NBA Playoffs Preview and Prediction: First Round Series Breakdown

April 16th, 2010 by kevin roberts Leave a reply »
Anyone who is going to sit back with a cigar in their mouth and calmly predict how the 2010 NBA Playoffs will unfold better take a second and think again.

Sure, the obvious prediction (on paper, anyways) should be the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Los Angeles Lakers, pitting the league's two top seeds in an epic showdown between LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.

It would mean Shaq did his part, LeBron James would be one step closer to being the next Michael Jordan, and of course, the debate over who's the best player in the league could reach an entertaining climax.

Of course, there's still the faint hope that the Western Conference lives up to its regular season brutality in terms of competition, and there's always the hope that the Orlando Magic could once again escape the grasp of James and his Cavaliers.

But what about all the little guys? Even if it does end up being a predictable match-up in the season's final series, will there be enough upsets along the way to keep fans interested? You better believe it .

For a breakdown of each first-round series of the NBA Playoffs , read on:


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