After the Magic 8 Ball went 5-3 for the first round of the NBA playoffs and nearly calling the Bucks upset of the Hawks, we figured that maybe we were tampering with the predictive power of it, a little too much.
However, when we asked it about if it wanted to predict the second round of the playoffs it came back with a, “You May Rely On It”. Who can argue with that?
If you would like to read it’s first round predictions, check them out here.
(To note: All predictions were made prior to the start of the second round)
Eastern Conference Semifinals
(1) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (4) Boston Celtics
After getting through the Chicago Bulls, the Cleveland Cavaliers have to face a familiar foe in the Boston Celtics.
Our Magic 8 Ball had a little bit of trouble trying to predict this series as it first came back with, “Better Not Tell You Now” and “Cannot Predict Now”. So, we gave it a break and it came back with a resounding “Yes” for the Cavaliers but the series to be at least 6-7 games.
Magic 8 Ball Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers
(2) Orlando Magic vs. (3) Atlanta Hawks
The Orlando Magic essentially had a full week off before they start their second round series against the Atlanta Hawks.
Some people might assume that the Magic could be rusty and the Hawks might catching their stride.
Our Magic 8 Ball had trouble with this series as well. It first came back with, “Ask Again Later” and “Hazy, Try Again Later.”
Eventually, it came back for the Magic with a “Very Doubtful” meaning the Hawks will win in a 6-7 game series.
Magic 8 Ball Prediction: Atlanta Hawks
Western Conference Semifinals
(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (5) Utah Jazz
Our Magic 8 Ball had a little bit of an easier time picking the Western Conference as it first started out with the Lakers/Jazz battle.
The response from the 8 ball was in favor of the Lakers with a “Outlook Look Good”
Magic 8 Ball Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers
(3) Phoenix Suns vs. (7) San Antonio Spurs
During the NBA of the 2000’s, there has not been a playoff matchup as intense as the Suns/Spurs.
Most would think with the experience of the San Antonio Spurs, they would be on the fast track to the Western Conference Finals.
However, our Magic 8 Ball went with the Suns with a “You May Rely On It”.
Magic 8 Ball Prediction: Phoenix Suns
So there you have it, this is what the Magic 8 Ball thinks the 2010 NBA Conference Finals will look like:
Eastern Conference Finals: (1) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (3) Atlanta Hawks
Western Conference Finals: (1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) Phoenix Suns