With the Wizards, Blazers and Mavericks pulling off surprising road wins, we asked our ESPN Forecast panel to update their series predictions, given what we know now about each team.
Our panel now sees the Wizards and Blazers, both up 2-0, as the favorites to win their respective series over the Bulls and Rockets. Meanwhile, according to our panel, the Spurs will still prevail against the Mavs, but will have a harder time disposing of their Texas rivals than originally predicted.
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 overall prediction is based on a combination of the mean, median and mode of the predictions for each series.
EAST PLAYOFFS: (4) BULLS VS. (5) WIZARDS
UPDATED FORECAST: WIZARDS IN 6
Original Forecast: Bulls in 7
WEST PLAYOFFS: (1) SPURS VS. (8) MAVERICKS
UPDATED FORECAST: SPURS IN 7
Original Forecast: Spurs in 5
WEST PLAYOFFS: (4) ROCKETS VS. (5) BLAZERS
UPDATED FORECAST: BLAZERS IN 6
Original Forecast: Rockets in 7