NBA Predictions: Predictions For NBA Day 1 Games
New York Knicks @ Cleveland Cavaliers : The Knicks will face the defending NBA champs on October 25th in the Q Arena. The Knicks have new additions with Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, and Brandon Jennings. We all know that Rose and Noah will be very exciting to watch this season, not playing for the Chicago Bulls. The Cavs picked up Chris Andersen and Mike Dunleavy (who was also formerly with the Bulls). The Knicks will stun the Cavs in this game, winning 114-103. Kristaps Porzingis will score 29 points for the Knicks along with Carmelo Anthony's 26 points. Knicks' Derrick Rose will score 18 points with 8 assists and Joakim Noah will score 12 points with 14 rebounds. Cavs' LeBron James will score 35 points along with 9 assists and Kyrie Irving will score 24 points with 6 assists, but that will not be enough to stop the visiting Knicks. The Knicks will have a great season, as will the Cavs too. This could be a future Eastern Conference Finals series too.
Utah Jazz @ Portland Trail Blazers : The Jazz will face the Trail Blazers on October 25th in the Moda Center. The Jazz will look to defeat the Blazers, but I just don't see it. Jazz's Gordon Hayward will score 22 points with 8 rebounds and Derrick Favors will score 17 points with 12 rebounds but that will not be enough to handle the Blazers. Blazers' Damian Lillard will score 27 points with 6 assists and Evan Turner will score 19 points with 8 assists. The Blazers will win 105-91 in a lopsided affair, not stunning many people. The Jazz will have another 'ok' season while the Blazers will have a much better season than they did last year.
San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors : Can the Spurs beat the Warriors in Oakland? YES. Even though the Warriors have picked Kevin Durant, I will go out on a limb and say that the Spurs will beat the Warriors. The Spurs no longer have their star, Tim Duncan, but no fear Pau Gasol is here. Gasol will be the reason why the Spurs beat the Warriors on October 25th in the Oracle Arena. Gasol was help to the Chicago Bulls the last two years but the Bulls had way too many issues with injured players and distracting rumors about D-Rose and Jimmy Butler. Gasol will lead the Spurs in this game, scoring 26 points with 14 rebounds and Kawhi Leonard will score 24 points with 7 assists. Warriors' Stephen Curry will score 32 points with 6 assists and Klay Thompson will score 27 points and 8 assists but it will not be enough. The Warriors will lose to the Spurs, 119-114. This could be the Western Conference Finals series this year.
Knicks vs Cavs : Knicks win 114-103; Jazz vs Blazers : Blazers win 105-91; Spurs vs Warriors : Spurs win 119-114