I got confused by the devilish Pacific Time and didn’t realize that the season’s first NBA game was already on! Suffice it to say, I ought to commit to some predictions. I say LA over Boston in the Finals. LA over Utah in the Western Conference Finals. Boston over Detroit in the Eastern Conference Finals. Other East playoff teams — Cleveland, Philadelphia, Orlando, Miami, Toronto, Chicago. Other West playoff teams — Houston, Portland, San Antonio, Phoenix, Clippers.
UPDATE: And the Hornets, too!