Forecast: Nets-Heat, Blazers-Spurs

We asked our ESPN Forecast panel who would prevail in Round 2 of the playoffs, and it sees both of last season's NBA finalists advancing another round.

In the East, the panel thinks the Heat will handle the Nets in six games, even though Brooklyn swept Miami 4-0 during the regular season. As for the Spurs, our panel sees them putting a stop to Portland's playoff run in six games, too.

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.

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