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ESPN Forecast: Predicting Round 1 of the playoffs

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How can the Rockets contain Curry? (1:28)

Marc Stein explains how Patrick Beverley and the rest of the Rockets will look to defend reigning MVP Steph Curry in Houston's first-round matchup against the Warriors. (1:28)

Who will advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs? We polled the ESPN Forecast panel of experts and a panel of fans.

Here are the results, along with predictions from ESPN's Basketball Power Index (BPI), FiveThirtyEight and PredictWise.








ESPN Forecast and the fan panel predictions were conducted in coordination with Microsoft Research.