NBA Season Preview: Regular Season and Playoffs

Steven JCorrespondent ISeptember 24, 2008

Regular Season

Eastern Conference Standings

1. Boston Celtics (59-23)

2. Detroit Pistons (55-27)

3. Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31)

4. Orlando Magic (50-32)

5. Philadelphia 76ers (49-33)

6. Toronto Raptors (44-38)

7. Washington Wizards (42-40)

8. Miami Heat (40-42)

 

Western Conference Standings

1. Los Angeles Lakers (63-19)

2. New Orleans Hornets (56-26)

3. Houston Rockets (55-27)

4. Utah Jazz (53-29)

5. San Antonio Spurs (54-28)

6. Phoenix Suns (52-30)

7. Portland Trail Blazers (49-33)

8. Dallas Mavericks (47-35)

 

Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference

Quarterfinals

1. Boston Celtics vs. 8. Miami Heat (Celtics Win 4-1)

2. Detroit Pistons vs. 7. Washington Wizards (Pistons Win 4-1)

3. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 6. Toronto Raptors (Cavs Win 4-2)

4. Orlando Magic vs. 5. Philadelphia 76ers (76ers Win 4-3)

 

Semifinals

1. Boston Celtics vs. 5. Philadelphia 76ers (Celtics Win 4-2)

2. Detroit Pistons vs. 3. Cleveland Cavaliers (Cavs Win 4-3)

 

Eastern Conference Finals

1. Boston Celtics vs. 3 Cleveland Cavaliers (Celtics Win 4-3)

 

Western Conference

Quarterfinals

1. Los Angeles Lakers vs. 8. Dallas Mavericks (Lakers Win 4-0)

2. New Orleans Hornets vs. 7. Portland Trail Blazers (Hornets Win 4-1)

3. Houston Rockets vs. 6. Phoenix Suns (Rockets Win 4-2)

4. Utah Jazz vs. 5. San Antonio Spurs (Spurs Win 4-3)

 

Semifinals

1. Los Angeles Lakers vs. 5. San Antonio Spurs (Lakers Win 4-1)

2. New Orleans Hornets vs. 3. Houston Rockets (Hornets Wins 4-3)

 

Western Conference Finals

1. Los Angeles Lakers vs. 2. New Orleans Hornets (Lakers Win 4-1)

 

NBA Finals

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics (Lakers Win 4-2)

Finals MVP: Kobe Bryant

 

Here is my individual awards article:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/61917-nba-season-preview-individual-awards

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