ESPN Forecast: New playoff predictions for Round 1


Who are the new favorites in the NBA playoffs?
Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts the outcome of all eight Round 1 series after two games.
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  • Game 3: Saturday | 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN
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    The Undefeated: Klay Thompson lets his play do the talking against Spurs

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  • Game 3: Thursday | 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT
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  • Game 3: Thursday | 9 p.m. ET, NBATV
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    Mitchell tops MJ with 55 in first 2 playoff games

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  • Game 3: Saturday | 10 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN
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    DeRozan shows form that could take Raptors a long way

  • Wizards' Wall, Brooks confident in slumping Beal

  • Game 3: Friday | 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN
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    Celtics' Horford: Kyrie's message helped team

  • Bucks' Bledsoe on matchup vs. Rozier: 'Who?'

  • Game 3: Friday | 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN
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  • Game 3: Thursday | 7 p.m. ET, TNT
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    Cavaliers ride LeBron's hot start to Game 2 win over Pacers

  • Kevin Love suffers thumb injury but should be ready for Game 3

  • Game 3: Friday | 7 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN
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