Certain playoff series are all about the stars.
That is the case with the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets.
Jayson Tatum is one of four players that should be trusted to score at a high rate in the series.
Tatum went off in his last postseason appearance and he is a regular scorer over 30 points.
A high-scoring game out of Tatum is one of the things I expect from the most notable players in each of the four postseason series set to begin on Sunday.
Khris Middleton and Brandon Ingram should have a high volume of shots for Milwaukee and New Orleans and I expect Bogdan Bogdanovic to feature in a heightened role with Clint Capela off the floor for Atlanta.
NBA Postseason Picks
Overall Record: 6-5 (3-0 Saturday)
Bogdan Bogdanovic Over 16.5 Points (-105)
Bogdan Bogdanovic produced 25 points in Atlanta's last game against Miami on April 8.
Bogdanovic recorded that total with Clint Capela in the lineup and versus a full strength Heat starting five.
He has thrived in a bench role recently and he will likely remain in that spot with John Collins attempting to come back on Sunday.
Bogdanovic had five 20-point performances last postseason and he will be the No. 3 scoring option at worst behind Trae Young and De'Andre Hunter.
Jayson Tatum Over 29.5 Points (-135)
Jayson Tatum is absolutely scoring 30 points.
He had 102 points over his last three games against the Nets last postseason.
Tatum and Jaylen Brown should earn a majority of the scoring opportunities in their showdown against Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
It might be worth it to take a points ladder for Tatum. At DraftKings, Tatum to score 35 points is +210 and he sits at +600 to score 40 points.
Khris Middleton Over 2.5 Threes (+100)
Khris Middleton went 3-for-10 from three-point range in the April 5 clash between Milwaukee and Chicago.
Middleton's over 2.5 threes prop hit in eight of the first 10 games last postseason.
It has a great chance to hit on Sunday against a Bulls defense that is not great when it comes to three-point defense.
The Bulls enter the postseason with the worst three-point concession percentage of the 16 playoff participants.
Brandon Ingram Over 25.5 Points (-105)
Brandon Ingram put up point totals of 30 and 27 points in the play-in round to help the Pelicans reach their first-round series with the Suns.
Ingram and C.J. McCollum should take a majority of the New Orleans field goals, just like they did against the Spurs and Clippers.
The only way the Pelicans are competitive in this series is if the two stars take over and score 30 points per game.