2023 NBA First-Round Playoff Matchups
May 9, 2023
The NBA playoffs are always an exciting time of the year. In the past 4 years, we have seen 4 different champions. This year, the league hopes to make it 5. Here’s a look at the first-round playoff matchups for the 2023 season.
1. Denver Nuggets vs. 8. Minnesota Timberwolves.
Experts have the Nuggets beating the Timberwolves in 5 games (4-1).
2. Memphis Grizzlies vs. 7. Los Angeles Lakers.
Experts have the Grizzlies beating the Lakers in 6 games (4-2).
3. Sacramento Kings vs. 6. Golden State Warriors.
Experts have the Warriors beating the Kings in 7 games (4-3).
4. Phoenix Suns vs. 5. Los Angeles Clippers.
Experts have the Suns beating the Clippers in 7 games (4-3).
1. Milwaukee Bucks vs. 8. Miami Heat.
Experts have the Bucks beating the Heat in 5 games (4-1).
2. Boston Celtics vs. 7. Atlanta Hawks.
Experts have the Celtics beating the Hawks in 5 games (4-1).
3. Philadelphia 76ers vs. 6. Brooklyn Nets.
Experts have the 76ers beating the Nets in 6 games (4-2).
4. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 5. New York Knicks.
Experts have the Cavaliers beating the Knicks in 7 games (4-3).