NBA Playoff Preview: The Starters

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On Thursday's Playoff Preview, the guys break down and predict all eight first round series: Who will win the battle of the MVP favorites, Harden or Westbrook? Does Portland have a shot against the Dubs? Can Utah top the Clips' big 3? Can playoff Paul George surprise the Cavs? Will the veteran Bulls put enough pressure on the Celtics? Is this the year the Wizards make a run? And, will the Greek Freak be able to top the Raptors? Watch The Starters weekdays at 700ET on NBATV and get more of them on their website:

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David P
So much better when Trey is at the table with the rest of the guys instead of doing that stupid twitter part of the show
Adam Ahmed
Why aren't my boys in the video? SMH
Damian Batista
I think Cavs/Pacers, Clips/Jazz, Raps/Bucks, and Rockets/OKC will be the best 1st rounds.
Curry McFlurry
My Predictions West: Warriors in 4 Spurs in 5 Thunder in 7 Clippers in 5 East: Bulls in 7 Cavs in 6 Raptors in 5 Wizards in 6 REMEMBER THIS COMMENT
Zach Zar
"my sons could come back from a 4-0 lead in the playoffs" lavar ball
Bulls upset the Celtics in 7 games. You heard it here first.
Nightbo t
The Grizzlies and Spurs matchup is gonna be good.
Ruben Velazquez
Imagine if Jabari wasn't injured
Wake Up Mr. West
Jeremy Hayes
So the Warriors are the favorites to win. In other news, the sky is blue
Riley P
Derozan you da real mvp
Ivan Sinohon
Tas: I'll pick the Clippers over the Jazz because they have experience. Skeets: The experience of always losing in the playoffs? SAVAGE AF hahahahah
Last time I was this early MJ was still considered the goat
Oscar Robertson blew a 41 triple double lead
My playoff prediction (i'm from the future so believe me) Western: GSW in 4 SAS in 5 HOU in 6 LAC in 6 Eastern: BOS in 6 CLE in 6 TOR in 6 WAS in 7
Jeremy Foshay
I honestly think itll be raptors vs warriors
David Hamilton
Bulls in 6. Im a cavs fan
Larry J
Jazz in 7
I feel like raptors will sweep bucks
Testos Tyrone
I'll m picking the Grizzlies over the Spurs, Utah over the clips and Chicago over Boston. There will be some big time "upsets" this year's playoffs.
sxt35cc hurtf
the bums gonna be shocked when the bulls beat the Celtics instead hahaha
it feels like the 72 burning questions was like a month ago.
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Ownage Tv
Israel Javier Serrano Concepcion
Bulls in 7
It's that time of the year!! IT'S PLAYOFF TIME! HELL YEAH
These white boys are corny, but they do have good content
Anthony Draghi
don't sleep on the bucks vs raptors series. Raptors in maybe 7(6 I think). Will be awesome
Jaws 1133
Rockets beat Thunder in 5. Then they upset the Spurs and round 2. And then we watch an awesome shootout between them and the Warriors
King Of Dreams
go hawks
Alex Amy
UConn blew a 111 game win streak lead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Isaac Gartlan
A western team has a better chance beating the dubs than an eastern team
TCS Productions
Lavar Ball the type of guy to ask a prostitute, "cash or credit??"
Sal Hamad
I really believe that the bulls will upset the Celtics and then possibly go all the way to upset the cavs in the conference finals.
tarik omar
Sorry for that just that this is my first time this early for a video
Kyle Pappos
Trey at 7:00 said pacers have 1 superstar against cavs 3 and that 3 is more than 1 but you never know the thunder and warriors blew a 3-1 lead last playoffs so you never know will the cavs blow a 3-1 superstar lead to the pacers in the first round?
Serge Iblocka
I'm gonna bully the cavaloss
Chris Stokes
go kyre
Dylan R.
Thunder in 7
_Sparkylikea _
Hi ever clicked something so fast
Jonaspoc Munchangel
pacers might pull the upset on the star studded but mentally weak cavs.
I've only used the raptors once in 2k and only watched one of their games, they were lucky that ispy was such a hit now everybody says the Derozan goes in
Mikel Best
Im surprised leigh even picked a winner in the bulls/celtics series... he absolutely hates boston as well as rondo
Adam Ally
AYO treys back at the table
Red Hot Mixes
My predictions: 1st round: Warriors beat blazers in 6 Spurs beat grizzlies in 7 Rockets beat thunder in 7 Clippers beat jazz in 7 Celtics beat bulls in 6 Cavs beat pacers in 6 Raptors beat bucks in 7 Wizards beat hawks in 7 2nd round: Warriors beat clippers in 7 Spurs beat rockets in 7 Celtics beat wizards in 7 Cavs beat raptors in 7 Conference finals: Spurs beat warriors in 7 Cavs beat celtics in 7 Finals: Spurs beat cavs in 7 2017 NBA Champions: San Antonio Spurs
Nick Sigal
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Nba Bros
Paul George
Western Conference 1 Warriors vs 8 Blazers = Warriors 4-1 (Blazers can take one game) 2 Spurs vs 7 Grizzles = Spurs 4-0 (Grizzlies simply aren't a playoff team) 3 Rockets vs 6 Thunder = Rockets 4-3 (One man team vs one man team, this will decide the MVP, but if they can lock down harden with roberson thunder could steal this one) 4 Clippers vs 5 Jazz = Clippers 4-2 (Simple matchup, not too many surprises) Eastern Conference 1 Celtics vs 8 Bulls = Celtics 4-0 (Not even a competition tbh) 2 Cavs vs 7 Pacers = Cavs 4-3 (Biased prediction, BUT we all know paul george does usually outplay lebron against him, even in the playoffs) 3 Raptors vs 6 Bucks = Bucks 4-3 (Bucks can pull off an upset, raptors almost got beat in the first round last year.) 4 Wizards vs 5 Hawks = Wizards 4-2 (EVERY single game is a close game by at least 10 points, very equal teams)
Sit down, Biyombo
Cavs won't make finals.
Bulls are going to beat the Celtics! Chicago will upset Boston !
One day I'll be first comment
Unbiased Facts
Blazers fan, Warriors in 3
KickGod no. 3
Hahaha i wanna see your faces when the bulls win the series against the celtics.. 😂
Paul Constantino
Bulls in 6
Byron Tan
Bulls will upset Celtics in Game 6
Marvin Dennard
warriors are going to win the NBA Finals
tarik omar
GSW is gonna blow a 3-0 lead in the first round.
pacers might sweep cavs
Mortal Kombat
rockets in 5
Serge Iblocka
Bucks will blew a 3-2 lead
Emanuele Arca
Go skeets go okc not rockets, players of okc are oladipo Westbrook Adams kanter Roberson hate Houston and harden run okc I will not keep calm when the thunder are on goooooooooooo
Turtle God
I like the Warriors #Gdubs
Mark 2909
Maybe another blow on Lebrons ear is coming
greatest Mexican alive ?????
golden state in 4 Spurs in 6 rockets sweep clippers in 7
greatest Mexican alive ?????
that moment u realize Westbrook will win the MVP but will get sweeped in the first round
Klay Durant
blazers in 6 .. 😂😂
Shooter McGavin
This show is called The Starters but none of these guys started a game in their lives.
Lol people are saying that the Celtics will lose in the first round. I don't think that will happen this time. This is our first time in the brad Stevens era where we have home court advantage. I definitely think we will get to the ECF. So don't doubt the Celtics, they can definitely win this first round series
Jeeper D
Westbrook for MVP, Giannis For MIP, Gaymond Green/Gobert the Gobbler for DPOY, MIKE D'Antoni for COTY, and Daryl Morey for GMOTY. Saric for ROTY or even Brogdon. Like if you AGREE
Edward Malcolm
Bulls barely made the playoffs but yet people have the audacity to say they are going to win? Lmao celtics play better when they're doubted so keep doubting them more fuel for the fire
Brian Deeb
Shastraveer Thapa
Bulls beat Celtics in 6-7
I said the warriors was goin 67-15 like in December
Admiral Bulldog
i HOPE BLAZERS upset the Warriors.
Andrew c
stutter box
pacers in 7
Michael Polanco
Moku No Kami
so many shitheads hoping for the Cavs to lose. nothing new. they've been rooting for lebron's adversaries since the mid-00s. the biggest bandwagonners are lebron haters.
Warriors sweep the western conference 👍
Blazers in six
lol clippers ain't a big three. they're big whiners with an overrated and overly emotional coach. out in the first round again
NJB_ 007
Don't let the playoffs distract you from the fact LeBron made KD cry in the 2012 Finals, and Kyrie embarrassed Curry in the 2016 Finals
Ibahn Flanders
i am the goat. remember my name
Vijay Patel
Blazers in 3
"I will blowout the monstars in the 2126 universal playoffs without losing a single game, or breaking a sweat, with my hand tied behind my back, while simultaneously punching MJ in the face." -lavar ball
Shooter McGavin
Why is there 3 white guys and a British bloke? The NBA is 80% black
Colin Hayes
CabdiRahman Abdi
Pacers in 6
Raptors will beat Cleveland and go to the Finals
Mister Ree
Predictions(Don't hate) WEST Warriors in 5 Spurs in 6 Thunder in 7 Utah in 7 EAST Celtics in 4 Cavs in 5 Raptors in 6 Wizards in 5 Conf. Finals WEST Warriors > Spurs in 6 EAST Celtics > Cavs in 7 Finals Warriors > Celtics in 6
Go Blazers
Why Not
Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Deandre Jordan, and Doc Rivers will get injured for the rest of their careers, and will lose the series #ClippersBadLuck
My first round prediction: GSW vs UTA HOU vs SAS BOS vs WAS MIL vs CLE
Matt The Knicks Fan
harden is the mvp imo, I know y’all mad at me And probably call this blasphemy But I know some Christians who tote pistols That a blast for me
Yoav Gutterman
skeets the only one with the balls to pick an upset! come on guys really?
SSnape Life
GS -5 Clips- 7 Okc-7 SA-5 Boston-6 Cavs-5 Raptors-6 Wiz- 6