NBA 2021-22 regular season Week 25 games are ongoing and the playoffs are around the corner, this is why it is the best period to pick 1st seed to 8th seed of the Eastern and Western conferences.
The 2021-22 NBA season is going to be one of the toughest seasons of the decade to predict who will win the Larry O’ Brien. The playoff rounds begin on Sat. 16th April and approximately ends on Thurs., June 23, 2022.
Can the Milwaukee Bucks defend their repeat championship crown again? Phoenix Suns leading the league as a top team, who have enough chances to make the finals. The Warriors, Grizzlies, Sixers, Heat, Bulls, Celtics, and Raptors are our potential favorite teams who can win the finals.
Though the Lakers are in their tough situation to clinch the playoff seed, Lebron James getting points regularly, Anthony Davis improving day-by-day hope they are healthy throughout the season.
How does it work?
We actually learned from the league that NBA playoff prediction depends on injuries and the team’s future performances, and this is why we will be updating our plans regularly entire season according to the player’s health. Here we have early predicted future NBA playoff picture and matchups from below.
Eastern Conference playoff picture and win-loss records
- Miami Heat (54-28)
- Boston Celtics (53-29)
- Milwaukee Bucks (50-32)
- Philadelphia 76ers (47-35)
- Toronto Raptors (47-35)
- Cleveland Cavaliers (46-36)
- Chicago Bulls (45-37)
- Brooklyn Nets (42-40)
Western Conference playoff picture and win-loss records
- Phoenix Suns (64-18)
- Memphis Grizzlies (57-25)
- Golden State Warriors (52-30)
- Utah Jazz (51-31)
- Minnesota Timberwolves (50-32)
- Dallas Mavericks (49-33)
- Denver Nuggets (47-35)
- Los Angeles Lakers (38-44)
Eastern Conference, first round
- Miami Heat (2-4) against 8. Brooklyn Nets
- Boston Celtics (4-1) over 7. Chicago Bulls
- Milwaukee Bucks (4-2) over 6. Cleveland Cavaliers
- Philadelphia 76ers (4-2) over 5. Toronto Raptors
Western Conference, first round
- Phoenix Suns (4-2) over 8. Los Angeles Lakers
- Memphis Grizzlies (4-2) over 7. Denver Nuggets
- Golden State Warriors (4-2) over 6. Dallas Mavericks
- Utah Jazz (4-3) over 5. Minnesota Timberwolves
Eastern Conference semifinals
- Boston Celtics (4-3) over 3. Milwaukee Bucks
- Philadelphia 76ers (2-4) against 8. Brooklyn Nets
Western Conference semifinals
- Phoenix Suns (4-2) over 4. Utah Jazz
- Memphis Grizzlies (3-4) against 3. Golden State Warriors
Eastern Conference Finals
2. Boston Celtics (3-4) against 8. Brooklyn Nets
Western Conference Finals
- Phoenix Suns (3-4) against 3. Golden State Warriors
2022 NBA Finals predictions and potential champion
8. Brooklyn Nets (4-3) over 3. Golden State Warriors