Is NBA's season opener a preview of Eastern Conference finals? | The Jump | ESPN

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • The Jump's Cassidy Hubbarth, Ohm Youngmisuk and Chris Haynes break down the NBA's season-opening slate, with the season opener for 2018-19 being Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics -- which could be a preview of the Eastern Conference finals -- and the second game featuring Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors, a rematch of former teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube:✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube:✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube:✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: on Social Media:► Follow on Twitter:► Like on Facebook:► Follow on Instagram: ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on


  • James G
    James G  a years ago +42

    The Raptors are a 59 win team, kept their deep bench and starters but swapped out DeRozan for Kawhi. Celtics vs Raptors in ECF

  • Jordy Hatcher
    Jordy Hatcher  a years ago +45

    I wanna see raptors and spurs

    DJ SCOTT MASTERS  a years ago +38

    Casidy so fine

  • Meow Tow
    Meow Tow  a years ago +82

    Who are these people?

  • Chirayu Desai
    Chirayu Desai  a years ago +49

    What we need for Christmas: Bulls vs Kings
    Suns vs Hawks
    Mavs vs Grizzlies
    Cavs vs. Magic

  • MG
    MG  a years ago +7

    Raptors Celtics. ECF. Book it

  • J Alves
    J Alves  a years ago +4

    Celtics clearly the best team in the East but too many people sleeping on the Pacers...keep sleeping !

  • Christopher Law
    Christopher Law  a years ago +14

    Raptors coming for that Eastern title. I'm telling ya'll don't sleep

  • killerqueen2000
    killerqueen2000  a years ago +4

    keep underrating the raptors

  • TheKingJason3
    TheKingJason3  a years ago +2

    Raptors vs Spurs should have been on some type of holiday but because Spurs are a small market and Toronto is in another country I don't think NBA would make as much revenue as with teams like Lakers, Warriors, 76ers, and Celtics.

  • Lil Dagga
    Lil Dagga  a years ago +9

    Why aren’t the Cavs playing on Christmas this year? They were the talk of the town for 4 years

  • Tottenham
    Tottenham  a years ago +3

    Celtics vs pacers. Bet. Oladipo gonna go off,

  • Donavan McDabb
    Donavan McDabb  a years ago +3

    Chris shocked everyone with that hot take

  • makeouthill
    makeouthill  a years ago +71

    Everyone is overrating the 76ers!

  • Host Joe
    Host Joe  a years ago +2

    Spurs Raptors would've been hype, the biggest trade of the offseason would attract viewers.

  • jarmal webb
    jarmal webb  a years ago +1

    Opening night
    Spur vs raps
    Lakers vs warriors
    Celtics vs thunder
    Celtics vs Lakers
    Warriors vs okc
    Houston vs 76ers

  • Manny P
    Manny P  a years ago +11

    Why do people keep assuming the Sixers are going to the Eastern Conference Finals. Wake up people, that team is OVERRATED.. they won ONE series against a mediocre Miami heat team led by an old d-wade. Then they got exposed and lost in 5 games by a Celtics team without their top players in Kyrie and Hayward. The Raptors replaced Derozan with a supertar top 3 player in Kawhi. Their better than Philly SIMPLE

  • Rudie Obias
    Rudie Obias  a years ago +1

    This is like The Jump "D" team right now...

  • Jay Kelly
    Jay Kelly  a years ago +3

    I’d honest have Gordon come off the bench or something after last year

  • Jacob Thomas
    Jacob Thomas  a years ago

    Raptors v Celtics.
    Philly has 0 chance of making it to the 3rd round unless Toronto and Boston somehow meet in rd 2.