The NBA Playoffs have returned, and the bracket has been set! The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Golden State Warriors in overtime on Friday night to claim the eighth and final seed in the Western Conference. Now that the NBA Play-In Tournament games are over, it's time to start filling out the NBA Playoffs bracket. The first games of the first round will be played on Saturday, and an NBA 2K21 Playoffs simulation with predictions will be available.
The bracket for NBA 2K21 Playoffs Simulation has arrived.
In the same vein as EA's NHL 21 playoffs simulation, 2K has released their NBA 2K21 Playoffs simulation.@NBA2K revealed their full bracket with predictions on Saturday, May 22, just hours before tip-off for the first game of the NBA playoffs.
This includes several upsets in the first round alone. One of them features LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, who earned the No. 7 seed by defeating No. 2 seed Phoenix in the Play-In Tournament.
In the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat are attempting to return to the NBA Finals for the second consecutive season. In the NBA2K21 MT playoffs simulation, the No. 6 Miami Heat defeated the No. 3-seeded Milwaukee Bucks before raging against the Brooklyn Nets.
Other upsets are expected, such as No. 6 seed Portland defeating No. 3 Denver in the first round. In the second round, the fourth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers are expected to defeat the first-seeded Utah Jazz.
It's expected to culminate in a matchup between LeBron's Lakers and KD's Nets. Anthony Davis will assist LeBron, while the Nets have a Big Three that includes James Harden and Kyrie Irving. When all is said and done, the Larry O'Brien Trophy is expected to go to Brooklyn, giving Harden and Irving their first title and KD his third.
The championship odds are in your favor.
The finals matchup for NBA2K21 MT before the first round. While some may be skeptical of the NBA 2K21 Playoffs simulation predictions, the oddsmakers had similar ideas about who would face off in the Finals and who would win it all. The Brooklyn Nets are the overall favorites to win the NBA title this year, according to various sportsbooks. The Lakers, on the other hand, are listed right below them in many sportsbooks.
The first game of the NBA Playoffs was set to begin at 2 p. m. Eastern Time on Saturday, May 22. The Miami Heat will face the Milwaukee Bucks at that time. Additional first-round games are listed below:
Game 1 is scheduled for Saturday, May 22.
Sunday, May 23 Game 1 schedule: Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks (2 p. m. ET) on ESPN Dallas Mavericks at LA Clippers (4:30 p. m. ET) on ESPN Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets (8 p. m. ET) on ABC Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets (10:30 p. m. ET) on ESPN
Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks (7 p. m. ET) on TNT Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz (9:30 p. m. ET) on TNT Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers (1 p. m. ET) on TNT LA Lakers at Phoenix Suns (3:30 p. m. ET) on ABC
As shown above, viewers can watch games on ABC, ESPN, and TNT, with live streaming options as well. We fully expect some outstanding games and individual performances in the playoffs, given the number of young stars and veterans participating.