Joey's Mildly Informed Round 2 Predictions

Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards

This one is easy. Pacers in 7. The talent gap isn't nearly as deep as Round 1, but still noticeable. Washington is a decent team with a lot of heart, and some damn good young guards, but Indiana is older, wiser, and just plain better. And gosh darn it, people like them.

Plus, you might as well use the home court advantage to the fullest. Doing anything else would be wasteful.

Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets

Heat in 7. There, I said it. Yes, Brooklyn swept (4-0!) Miami in the regular season. Miami also isn't excited about the regular season. KG and Pierce will put on their big boy pants, but El Heat can do this.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Lillard vs. Parker. LMA vs. Duncan. That's pure entertainment. The answer is SAS in 7, but it's going be an amazing journey. The Big Two from PDX are both going to have moments that are beyond the already high expectations. See how they closed their series? The problem is Parker, Duncan, and Ginobili know exactly what to do here. Also Pop.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers

OKC in 7. All 7s. Game 7 is in vogue this postseason, and it would make sense that this 2/3 matchup keep up the trend. LAC have sympathy because of this Sterling nonsense. More and more strange stories are coming out about this man. Everyone was affected, but it won't help them on the court.

At the end of the day, Kevin Durant is the MVP, and Westbrook is crazy enough to drive them past the Clips. Game 7 is going to be at Chesapeake Energy, and those fan aren't going to let them lose. Sorry Seattle.