Who do you like to win the championship? Here are my predictions for the entire playoffs. 1st round Celtics over Hawks KG won't let them lose to Atlanta Mighty Pistons over 76ers 76ers will surprise them, but they don't have enough to beat the Mighty Pistons. (I've decided I'm going to start calling them the Mighty Pistons, because the last time I said anything remotely negative about the Mighty Pistons, I got ripped and, though it wasn't in so many words, I was basically called stupid for suggesting that a team was better than the Mighty Pistons. So, I figure if I call them the Mighty Pistons, I won't get called stupid again.) Magic over Raptors Not much to say here. Wizards over Cavaliers I think the Cadavaliers got worse after the trade. Lakers over Nuggets I think the Lakers might sweep them. Mavericks over Hornets I used to think the Mavs were soft. When Dirk came back after the ankle sprain, it seemed like they somehow became tougher. I'm not sure how this happened, but I think they'll beat New Orleans. Suns over Spurs I think Shaq will make the difference in a hotly contested series. Jazz over Rockets Not much to say here 2nd round Celtics over Wizards I think this will be a fairly tough series for Boston, but they'll advance. Mighty Pistons over Magic I'd like to see the Mighty Pistons lose, but the Magic aren't good enough to be the ones to do it. Lakers over Jazz I think the Lakers roll over the Jazz. Suns over Mavericks If the Mavs really are tougher somehow, the Suns can match them in toughness and are just better. Conference Finals Celtics over Mighty Pistons Shh! Please don't tell anybody from Detroit, because I don't like being called stupid, but I think Boston is a better team than the Mighty Pistons. Lakers over Suns There's no way that Kobe allows his team to lose to a team that has Shaq on it. The Finals Lakers over Celtics You know what will be really cool? To hear the Celtics fans chant "Beat LA!" during the Finals when the series is in Boston. Too bad it won't be in the Boston Garden, but you can't have everything. I think the Lakers having the best player will overcome the Celtics excellent team defense, although I would like the Celtics to win because they were my team in the 80s.