Predicting every playoff round

Here's how every series of the playoffs goes down (PER Diem: April 27, 2012)

Updated: April 27, 2012, 5:24 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki and Carmelo AnthonyGetty ImagesHow far will Kobe's Lakers go? Will Dirk's Mavs repeat as champs? Can Melo's Knicks upset the Heat?

We can look backward, but we can't see forward. And that's sometimes the problem when it comes to projecting the playoffs -- we're looking for the teams that are peaking in April, because that's what we've just seen, when what is far more important is who will be peaking in May and June.