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Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?

Updated May 29, 2018 18.6k votes 1.6k voters 8.4k views16 items
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The 2018 NBA Playoffs is finally here, and we're ranking the best teams most likely to win the championship. Make your bold playoffs predictions and vote for the underdog or stick with your favorite teams. Which team has the best chance to be the 2018 NBA Champions? 

With the best record in the league, the Houston Rockets are currently the favorites to go all the way. Led by MVP candidate James Harden and superstar point guard Chris Paul, the 65-win team will be the biggest challenge for defending NBA champs, the Golden State Warriors. You can also never count out Lebron James and the Cavs. Other teams likely to go far in the playoffs include the Philadelphia 76ers, the Toronto Raptors, the OKC Thunder, and the Boston Celtics.

Who do you think will the 2018 NBA Finals? Cast your votes, and then check back to see the standings as we keep updating the bracket as the NBA Playoffs games continue.

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    Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
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    1,205

    Golden State Warriors

    Western Conference

    LocationSan Francisco

    DivisionPacific Division

    ArenaChase Center

    Championships6 (1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017

    ColorsGold, International orange, Midnight Blue

    2nd Seed

    Season Record: 58-24

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    Houston Rockets is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    1,513
    1,162

    Houston Rockets

    Western Conference

    LocationHouston

    DivisionSouthwest Division

    ArenaToyota Center

    Championships2 (1994, 1995)

    ColorsBlack, White, Red

    Eliminated 3-4 by Golden State Warriors in Western Conference Finals

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    Cleveland Cavaliers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    1,445
    1,333

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    Eastern Conference

    LocationCleveland

    DivisionCentral Division

    ArenaRocket Mortgage FieldHouse

    Championships1 (2016)

    4th Seed

    Season Record: 50-32

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    Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    1,028
    986

    Boston Celtics

    Eastern Conference

    LocationBoston

    DivisionAtlantic Division

    ArenaTD Garden

    Championships17 (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962

    MascotLucky the Leprechaun

    ColorsGreen, Gold, Black, White, Buff

    Eliminated 3-4 by Cleveland Cavaliers in Eastern Conference Finals

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    Toronto Raptors is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    548
    719

    Toronto Raptors

    Eastern Conference

    LocationToronto

    DivisionAtlantic Division

    ArenaScotiabank Arena

    Championships1 (2019)

    MascotThe Raptor

    Eliminated 0-4 by Cleveland Cavaliers in Eastern Conference Semifinals

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    Philadelphia 76ers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    572
    802

    Philadelphia 76ers

    Eastern Conference

    LocationPhiladelphia

    DivisionAtlantic Division

    ArenaWells Fargo Center

    Championships3 (1955, 1967, 1983)

    Eliminated 1-4 by Boston Celtics in Eastern Conference Semifinals

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    Utah Jazz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    339
    563

    Utah Jazz

    Western Conference

    LocationSalt Lake City

    DivisionNorthwest Division

    ArenaVivint Smart Home Arena

    Championships0

    Eliminated 1-4 by Houston Rockets in Western Conference Semifinals

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    Oklahoma City Thunder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    250
    482

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    Western Conference

    LocationOklahoma City

    DivisionNorthwest Division

    ArenaChesapeake Energy Arena

    Championships1 (1979)

    ColorsGold, Orange, Navy Blue, Light blue

    Eliminated 2-4 by Utah Jazz in 1st Round

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    New Orleans Hornets is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    272
    533

    New Orleans Hornets

    Western Conference

    LocationNew Orleans

    DivisionSouthwest Division

    ArenaSmoothie King Center

    Championships0

    ColorsWhite, Mardi Gras Gold, Dark Purple, Creole Blue

    Eliminated 1-4 by Golden State Warriors in Western Conference Semifinals

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    Indiana Pacers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    154
    332

    Indiana Pacers

    Eastern Conference

    LocationIndianapolis

    DivisionCentral Division

    ArenaBankers Life Fieldhouse

    Championships0

    MascotBoomer the Panther

    ColorsGold, White, Navy Blue, Silver

    Eliminated 3-4 by Cleveland Cavaliers in 1st Round

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    Milwaukee Bucks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    137
    318

    Milwaukee Bucks

    Eastern Conference

    LocationMilwaukee

    DivisionCentral Division

    ArenaFiserv Forum

    Championships1 (1971)

    MascotBango

    Eliminated 3-4 by Boston Celtics in 1st Round

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    Portland Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    119
    323

    Portland Trail Blazers

    Western Conference

    LocationPortland

    DivisionNorthwest Division

    ArenaModa Center

    Championships1 (1977)

    MascotBlaze

    Eliminated 0-4 by New Orleans Pelicans in 1st Round 

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    Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    106
    296

    Miami Heat

    Eastern Conference

    LocationMiami

    DivisionSoutheast Division

    ArenaAmericanAirlines Arena

    Championships3 (2006, 2012, 2013)

    Eliminated 1-4 by Philadelphia 76ers in 1st Round

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    Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    87
    293

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    Western Conference

    LocationMinneapolis

    DivisionNorthwest Division

    ArenaTarget Center

    Championships0

    Eliminated 1-4 by Houston Rockets in 1st Round

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    Washington Wizards is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    75
    308

    Washington Wizards

    Eastern Conference

    LocationWashington, D.C.

    DivisionSoutheast Division

    ArenaCapital One Arena

    Championships1 (1978)

    MascotG. Wiz, G. Man

    Eliminated 2-4 by Toronto Raptors in 1st Round

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    San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NBA Finals?
    70
    301

    San Antonio Spurs

    Western Conference

    LocationSan Antonio

    DivisionSouthwest Division

    ArenaAT&T Center

    Championships5 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)

    MascotThe Coyote

    ColorsBlack, White

    Eliminated 1-4 by Golden State Warriors in 1st Round

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