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Cavs Nation’s Second Round NBA Playoff Predictions

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Atlanta Hawks (1) vs. Washington Wizards (5)

Prediction: Hawks in 7

The Atlanta Hawks will take on the blazing hot Washington Wizards in their second round matchup. The Hawks may have gone into the playoffs as the best team in the East, but they sure have some competition now.

The Wizards completely dismantled the Raptors in the first round, sweeping the series 4-0. Actually the Wizards spent more time with a double digit, than the Raptors spent with a lead at all.

The Hawks took 6 games to take care of the Brooklyn Nets, but never really looked like the second best team. It’ll take the Hawks one more game to get the job done in this series.

It will be one hell of a battle to claim the low post. Al Horford and Paul Millsap vs Marcin Gortat and Nene. Atlanta have the slight advantage there, with both of their guys being able to spread the floor a little better, even extending their range to the three point arc.

The season series stands at 3-1 in Atlanta’s favor. The only game they lost in the series was the last, and they sat their starters after clinching just about everything they could. The first and third games were close, but a worrying factor for Wizards fan might be that second game. The Hawks closed out that game on a 33-12 run, notching up a 31-point blowout.

The Wizards are on fire right now, so there should be no sight a blowout in this series, but the Hawks are an excellent team. They are the East’s #1

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