Bulls over Sixers in five games. I'd say four considering how weak the Sixers have looked outside of the last three or so games, but I try to keep my inner homer in check. Plus Rose's health is a question mark at this point.
Heat over Knicks in seven games. The Knicks are looking really good right now, and I wouldn't put it past them to pull off the upset. Either way, I think this is going to be the closest first round series.
Pacers over Magic in five games. The Magic are lucky they did so well early in the season or they would have probably missed the playoffs all together. The Pacers shouldn't have trouble with this one.
Celtics over Hawks in six games. I'm not writing off the Hawks, but they got a pretty tough draw for the first round. The Celtics are aiming for one last run, and they aren't going to lose to a team as streaky as Atlanta.
Spurs over Jazz in five games. The Spurs are the hottest team in the league right now. I'm being generous giving the Jazz a win.
Thunder over Mavericks in six games. This is going to be an interesting series, but the Thunder just have more firepower than the Mavericks right now. Then again, the Thunder still haven't established themselves as a solid post-season team. Maybe I'll be surprised.
Nuggets over Lakers in seven games. I'm having trouble giving this one to Denver, but I sure would like to see the Lakers get sucker punched in the first round. This pick was made while my brain is tied up in the basement.
Grizzlies over Clippers in five games. The Grizzlies are almost certainly pissed off at not being in championship discussion. I see them playing with a lot of fire and taking advantage of the weak leadership of the Clippers.