The 2015-16 NBA regular season starts Tuesday, so it’s time for a quick look at our predictions for how the standings will look at the end at the season, and how we think the playoffs will turn out to give us this year’s champion:

REGULAR SEASON PREDICTIONS

EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS (PREDICTIONS)

ATLANTIC DIVISION

1. Toronto- Champ (50-32)
2. Boston- Playoff 8th seed (42-40)
3. New York (35-47)
4. Brooklyn (30-52)
5. Philadelphia (20-62)

CENTRAL DIVISION

1. Cleveland- Champ (52-30)
2. Chicago- Playoff 4th seed (48-34)
3. Milwaukee- Playoff 6th seed (44-38)
4. Detroit (38-44)
5. Indiana (30-52)

SOUTHEAST DIVISION

1. Atlanta- Champ (56-26)
2. Washington- Playoff 5th seed (46-36)
3. Miami- Playoff 7th seed (43-39)
4. Orlando (35-47)
5. Charlotte (33-49)

WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS (PREDICTIONS)

NORTHWEST DIVISION

1. Oklahoma City- Champ (50-32)
2. Utah (38-44)
3. Denver (32-50)
4. Minnesota (30-52)
5. Portland (25-57)

PACIFIC DIVISION

1. Golden State- Champ (56-26)
2. LA Clippers- Playoff 4th seed (51-31)
3. Phoenix- Playoff 8th seed (44-38)
4. Sacramento (41-41)
5. LA Lakers (35-47)

SOUTHWEST DIVISION

1. San Antonio- Champ (52-30)
2. Memphis- Playoff 5th seed (50-32)
3. Houston- Playoff 6th seed (48-34)
4. New Orleans- Playoff 7th seed (46-36)
5. Dallas (42-40)

PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

QUARTER FINALS

Atlanta (1 seed) def. Boston (8 seed) 4-1
Chicago (4 seed) def. Washington (5 seed) 4-3
Cleveland (2 seed) def. Miami (7 seed) 4-2
Milwaukee (6 seed) def. Toronto (3 seed) 4-3

SEMI FINALS

Chicago def. Atlanta 4-3
Cleveland def. Milwaukee 4-2

CONFERENCE FINALS

Cleveland def Chicago 4-2

WESTERN CONFERENCE

QUARTER FINALS

Golden State (1 seed) def. Phoenix (8 seed) 4-2
LA Clippers (4 seed) def. Memphis (5 seed) 4-3
San Antonio (2 seed) def. New Orleans (7 seed) 4-1
Oklahoma City (3 seed) def. Houston (6 seed) 4-2

SEMI FINALS

Golden State def. Clippers 4-2
San Antonio def. Oklahoma City 4-3

CONFERENCE FINALS

San Antonio def. Golden State 4-3

NBA FINALS

SAN ANTONIO DEF. CLEVELAND 4-2

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