The NBA playoffs have been nothing short of exciting as we made our way up to the conference finals. 

In Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, the Splash Brothers reminded the rest of the NBA why they are one of the most formidable offenses the league has to offer as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 62 points to lead their team to a 116-94 victory.

In the other series, the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors will do battle to decide which team breaks the streak that LeBron James had of NBA Finals appearances coming out of the Eastern Conference.

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Prior to the playoffs, we asked our panel of NBA experts to fill out brackets and tell us who’ll end up winning the whole thing. The unanimous answer came as a surprise to absolutely nobody: The Golden State Warriors. However, there was a lot of disagreement about which team will face them in the Finals — the Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors or Philadelphia 76ers. 

Clearly, some predictions have gone terribly wrong. Here’s a look at how the CBS Sports NBA experts saw this postseason playing out.

Raja Bell

NBA Finals: Warriors over Raptors

Upsets: Thunder over Trail Blazers, Thunder over Nuggets, Raptors over Bucks

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Bill Reiter

NBA Finals: Warriors over Bucks

Upsets: Thunder over Trail Blazers, Thunder over Nuggets

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Reid Forgrave

NBA Finals: Warriors over Raptors

Upsets: Thunder over Trail Blazers, Thunder over Nuggets, Raptors over Bucks

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James Herbert

NBA Finals: Warriors over Raptors

Upsets: Thunder over Trail Blazers, Thunder over Nuggets, Raptors over Bucks

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Brad Botkin

NBA Finals: Warriors over Bucks

Upsets: Trail Blazers over Nuggets

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Colin Ward-Henninger

NBA Finals: Warriors over Raptors

Upsets: Thunder over Trail Blazers, Thunder over Nuggets, Raptors over Bucks

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Jack Maloney

NBA Finals: Warriors over Bucks

Upsets: Thunder over Trail Blazers

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Christopher Bengel

NBA Finals: Warriors over Raptors

Upsets: Thunder over Trail Blazers, Spurs over Nuggets, Pacers over Celtics, Raptors over Bucks

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Michael Kaskey-Blomain

NBA Finals: Warriors over 76ers

Upsets: Thunder over Trail Blazers, Spurs over Nuggets, 76ers over Raptors, 76ers over Bucks

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DJ Siddiqi

NBA Finals: Warriors over Bucks

Upsets: Thunder over Trail Blazers, Thunder over Nuggets

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