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Our NBA experts share their picks for the 2020 Playoffs

The staff at DraftKings Nation and DK Playbook give you their picks for every first-round matchup, plus who will meet in the finals and take home the ship!

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

It’s NBA Playoff time and here at DraftKings Nation we’re dishing out the best expert picks around! Well, at least we’re going to give it our best shot. We’ve got NBA touts from both DraftKings Nation and DK Playbook, sharing their predictions for the first round, their NBA Finals matchup and who will take home the hardware when the dust settles in the NBA bubble in Orlando. Let’s first go over who will be represented in the following grid.

Chirag Hira, DK Live Managing Editor
Julian Edlow, DK Playbook Contributor
Greg Ehrenberg, DK Playbook Contributor
Garion Thorne, DK Playbook Contributor
Benjamin Zweiman, DraftKings Nation NBA Deputy Editor

2020 NBA Playoff Picks

Name LAL vs. POR LAC vs. DAL DEN vs. UTA HOU vs. OKC MIL vs. ORL TOR vs. BKN BOS vs. PHI IND vs. MIA West Champ East Champ NBA Finals
Name LAL vs. POR LAC vs. DAL DEN vs. UTA HOU vs. OKC MIL vs. ORL TOR vs. BKN BOS vs. PHI IND vs. MIA West Champ East Champ NBA Finals
Chirag LAL in 6 LAC in 6 DEN in 5 OKC in 6 MIL in 5 TOR in 5 BOS in 5 MIA in 6 Lakers Bucks LAL in 7
Julian LAL in 5 LAC in 5 DEN in 5 OKC in 6 MIL in 4 TOR in 5 BOS in 5 MIA in 6 Clippers Celtics LAC in 7
Greg LAL in 5 LAC in 5 DEN in 5 OKC in 7 MIL in 4 TOR in 4 BOS in 5 MIA in 6 Lakers Bucks MIL in 6
Garion LAL in 5 LAC in 5 DEN in 7 OKC in 6 MIL in 4 TOR in 5 BOS in 6 MIA in 5 Clippers Bucks MIL in 6
Ben LAL in 6 LAC in 6 DEN in 5 HOU in 7 MIL in 4 TOR in 5 BOS in 6 MIA in 6 Clippers Raptors TOR in 7
Ameer POR in 7 LAC in 6 DEN in 5 HOU in 6 MIL in 4 TOR in 5 BOS in 4 MIA in 5 Clippers Raptors LAC in 6