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2017-2018 NBA Playoffs first-round Prediction: Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards
Venue: Air Canada Centre
Date and Time: April 15, 2018 – Sunday / 5:30 AM (GMT +8)
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It’s finally settled. The top-seeded Toronto Raptors will host the Washington Wizards in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs on Sunday. Both teams knew each other very well as they played in first round of the playoffs in 2015, having the Wizards swept the Raptors in four games.
Following their 82nd and final game of the 2017/18 NBA Regular Season, the Raptors suffered a tough 109-116 overtime road defeat against the Miami Heat despite of Kyle Lowry’s 28 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Overall, the Raptors finished the season being in the No. 1 spot with 59 wins and 23 losses.
Wizards were confirmed as the eight seeded team in the East following their 92-101 loss to the Orlando Magic. This is the fourth time in five years that the team has qualified for the playoffs.
Meanwhile, talking about their head-to-head matchups, Washington and Toronto split the regular season series to 2-2.
The host will surely take their chances for redemption against the Wizards in the playoffs while the visitor hopes to overcome the odds and pull off an upset in the first round against the Raptors. It’s going to be a very thrilling and interesting match. (Sign Up now for more updated sports news and events)
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