Experts’ predictions for the Eastern Conference, Western Conference and NBA Finals

The NBA restart begins Thursday evening, because the Utah Jazz-New Orleans Pelicans and LA Clippers-Los Angeles Lakers showdowns welcome fans motivate to basketball after the league’s four-month hiatus.Will we be searching at an all-Los Angeles Western Conference finals? Diverse our consultants think so.Meanwhile, the NBA-simplest Milwaukee Bucks create no longer originate their restart unless Friday in opposition to the Boston Celtics (6: 30 p.m. ET, ESPN), in a matchup of two groups in a position to a Finals dart. What number of of our consultants are selecting in opposition to Giannis Antetokounmpo & Co. to get it out of the Eastern Conference?Let’s dart via the checklist as our insiders get their East finals, West finals and NBA Finals predictions.MORE: NBA Vitality Rankings, plus simplest and worst conditions for all 22 teamsEastern Conference finalsJerry Bembry: Milwaukee Bucks over Boston CelticsNick DePaula: Milwaukee Bucks over Miami HeatNick Friedell: Toronto Raptors over Milwaukee BucksJonathan Givony: Toronto Raptors over Milwaukee BucksAndrew Han: Milwaukee Bucks over Philadelphia 76ersChris Herring: Milwaukee Bucks over Toronto RaptorsBaxter Holmes: Milwaukee Bucks over Boston CelticsAndrew Lopez: Milwaukee Bucks over Boston CelticsTim MacMahon: Milwaukee Bucks over Toronto RaptorsBobby Marks: Milwaukee Bucks over Toronto RaptorsKevin Pelton: Milwaukee Bucks over Toronto RaptorsJorge Sedano: Milwaukee Bucks over Philadelphia 76ersAndre’ Snellings: Milwaukee Bucks over Toronto RaptorsMarc Spears: Toronto Raptors over Milwaukee BucksEric Woodyard: Milwaukee Bucks over Boston CelticsRoyce Young: Milwaukee Bucks over Philadelphia 76ersFinal tally: Milwaukee Bucks (13); Toronto Raptors (3).Western Conference finalsJerry Bembry: LA Clippers over Los Angeles LakersNick DePaula: LA Clippers over Los Angeles LakersNick Friedell: LA Clippers over Los Angeles LakersJonathan Givony: Los Angeles Lakers over LA ClippersAndrew Han: LA Clippers over Los Angeles LakersChris Herring: LA Clippers over Los Angeles LakersBaxter Holmes: LA Clippers over Los Angeles LakersAndrew Lopez: Los Angeles Lakers over LA ClippersTim MacMahon: Los Angeles Lakers over LA ClippersBobby Marks: Los Angeles Lakers over LA ClippersKevin Pelton: LA Clippers over Los Angeles LakersJorge Sedano: Los Angeles Lakers over LA ClippersAndre’ Snellings: Los Angeles Lakers over Houston RocketsMarc Spears: LA Clippers over Los Angeles LakersEric Woodyard: Los Angeles Lakers over LA ClippersRoyce Young: LA Clippers over Los Angeles LakersFinal tally: LA Clippers (9), Los Angeles Lakers (7).NBA FinalsJerry Bembry: LA Clippers over Milwaukee BucksNick DePaula: LA Clippers over Milwaukee BucksNick Friedell: LA Clippers over Toronto RaptorsJonathan Givony: Toronto Raptors over Los Angeles LakersAndrew Han: LA Clippers over Milwaukee BucksChris Herring: Milwaukee Bucks over LA ClippersBaxter Holmes: LA Clippers over Milwaukee BucksAndrew Lopez: Milwaukee Bucks over Los Angeles LakersTim MacMahon: Los Angeles Lakers over Milwaukee BucksBobby Marks: Milwaukee Bucks over Los Angeles LakersKevin Pelton: LA Clippers over Milwaukee BucksJorge Sedano: Los Angeles Lakers over Milwaukee BucksAndre’ Snellings: Milwaukee Bucks over Los Angeles LakersMarc Spears: LA Clippers over Milwaukee BucksEric Woodyard: Los Angeles Lakers over Milwaukee BucksRoyce Young: LA Clippers over Milwaukee BucksFinal tally: LA Clippers (8), Milwaukee Bucks (4), Los Angeles Lakers (3), Toronto Raptors (1).Bonus: Who wins the West’s No. 8 seed?Jerry Bembry: Memphis GrizzliesNick DePaula: Portland Fling BlazersNick Friedell: Portland Fling BlazersJonathan Givony: New Orleans PelicansAndrew Han: Portland Fling BlazersChris Herring: Memphis GrizzliesBaxter Holmes: Portland Fling BlazersAndrew Lopez: Portland Fling BlazersTim MacMahon: Memphis GrizzliesBobby Marks: Portland Fling BlazersKevin Pelton: Memphis GrizzliesJorge Sedano: Portland Fling BlazersAndre’ Snellings: Portland Fling BlazersMarc Spears: Portland Fling BlazersEric Woodyard: Portland Fling BlazersRoyce Young: Portland Fling BlazersFinal tally: Portland Fling Blazers (11 votes), Memphis Grizzlies (4); New Orleans Pelicans (1).

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