NBA Playoffs 2013: Schedule and Predictions

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Ty Lawson and Stephen Curry

Denver Nuggets (3) vs. Golden State Warriors (6). 

Game 1 – Sat April 20, Golden State at Denver, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 – Tue April 23, Golden State at Denver, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Fri April 26, Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4 – Sun April 28, Denver at Golden State, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Tue April 30, Golden State at Denver, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Thu May 2, Denver at Golden State, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat May 4, Golden State at Denver, TBD, TNT

I think that this will be the most fun series of the first round. Both teams are very good and have exceeded everyone’s expectations. The Warriors are in the playoffs for the first time since they upset Dallas in the first round in 2007. Denver returns to the playoffs without a superstar, but they have only lost 3 times at home all season. This should be a great series.

Player to watch: Stephen Curry

Has anybody had a better year than Curry? He broke the NBA record for 3-pointers in a season and was able to stay healthy for the first time. In order to win the series, the Warriors will need to steal at least one game in Denver and perhaps Curry can get them that one game if he can have an MSG-like performance.

Prediction: Denver wins 4-3. 

This will be one of those series where the home team wins every game. Both teams are very good at home and mediocre on the road. However, if the Warriors can take game 1, 2, or 5 in Denver, they can win the series in 6.