ESPN Forecast: West winners, Round 1

We asked our ESPN Forecast panel who would prevail in Round 1 of the Western Conference playoffs, and our voters see things getting wild, naturally.

The panel sees the defending champion Spurs beating the higher-seeded Clippers and two series going the distance, with the Rockets and Grizzlies both prevailing in seven games.

How it works: The ESPN Forecast panel predicted each team's likelihood of winning each of the seven potential games and each team's likelihood of winning the series. The top-line "Forecast" is based on a combination of the mean, median and mode of the predictions for each series.

(1) Warriors vs. (8) Pelicans

(2) Rockets vs. (7) Mavericks

(3) Clippers vs. (6) Spurs

(4) Blazers vs. (5) Grizzlies