Yahoo Sports' NBA playoff predictions: Is Clippers vs. Bucks inevitable?

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Well, we’re finally here.

The NBA playoffs.

After what we thought was a normal season. After a season suspension. After a restart — in the bubble, at Orlando, in Disney — with a total of 22 teams playing eight seeding games over two weeks. After stumbling upon a brilliant concept with the play-in series, and perhaps a blueprint for future seasons.

We are here.

And this might almost feel completely normal — if it weren’t for the all-day playoff extravaganza.

Now, it’s down to the games and best-on-best. No more player rest. No more playing for tomorrow. It’s showtime with the NBA title on the line.

Here are our predictions for how things will play out in the most extraordinary season of our lives.

Vincent Goodwill

FIRST ROUND

West

Lakers (-455) over Portland (+340) in 5

Houston (-182) over Oklahoma City (+150) in 7

Denver (-278) over Utah (+220) in 6

Clippers (-527) over Dallas (+375) in 5

East

Milwaukee (-10000) over Orlando (+1600) in 4

Miami (-304) over Indiana (+240) in 6

Boston (-400) over Philadelphia (+300) in 6

Toronto (-3334) over Brooklyn (+1100) in 5

SEMIFINALS

West

Lakers over Houston in 6

Clippers over Denver in 6

East

Milwaukee over Miami in 7

Boston over Toronto in 7

CONFERENCE FINALS

West

Clippers over Lakers in 6

East

Milwaukee over Boston in 6

NBA FINALS

Clippers (+320 to win it all) over Bucks in 6

Finals MVP: Kawhi Leonard

Ben Rohrbach

FIRST ROUND

West

Lakers (-455) over Portland (+340) in 7

Clippers (-527) over Dallas (+375) in 5

Denver (-278) over Utah (+220) in 6

Houston (-182) over Oklahoma City (+150) in 7

East

Milwaukee (-10000) over Orlando (+1600) in 4

Toronto (-3334) over Brooklyn (+1100) in 5

Boston (-400) over Philadelphia (+300) in 5

Miami (-304) over Indiana (+240) in 6

SEMIFINALS

West

Lakers over Houston in 7

Clippers over Denver in 6

East

Milwaukee over Miami in 7

Boston over Toronto in 7

CONFERENCE FINALS

West

Clippers over Lakers in 6

East

Milwaukee over Boston in 7

NBA FINALS

Clippers (+320 to win it all) over Milwaukee in 6

Finals MVP: Kawhi Leonard

Keith Smith

FIRST ROUND

West

Lakers (-455) over Portland (+340) in 6

Houston (-182) over Oklahoma City (+150) in 7

Denver (-278) over Utah (+220) in 5

Clippers (-527) over Dallas (+375)

East

Milwaukee (-10000) over Orlando (+1600) in 4

Miami (-304) over Indiana (+240) in 6

Boston (-400) over Philadelphia in 5

Toronto (-3334) over Brooklyn (+1100) in 5

SEMIFINALS

West

Lakers over Houston in 7

Clippers over Denver in 6

East

Milwaukee over Miami in 6

Boston over Toronto in 7

CONFERENCE FINALS

West

Clippers over Lakers in 6

East

Milwaukee over Boston in 7

NBA FINALS

Milwaukee (+270 to win It all) over Clippers in 7

Finals MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo

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