It is highly likely that Celtics and Lakers meet in the NBA finals. Wouldn’t that what sports world exactly needs after suspension of sports due to the pandemic?
Not a Celtics fan, but I love how this team is put together. They had all the young horses but replacing Kyrie Irving with Kamba Walker has proven to be a master move. I thought losing Hayward will hurt them but Celtics look even more fluid without Hayward.
And Celtics just know how to draft, Jayson Tatum is special. I still think Celtics pick Isaiah at #30. As if they need another shooter!
Highly likely? Boston has to win three more against Toronto (which is only the defending champion) and four against the Bucks, which had the best record all season. One blowout win in Game One means very little.
Lakers don’t have a cakewalk either, by the way. The Rockets, assuming they finish off OKC, won the season series with LA. Clippers and Lakers split 2-2. LA did sweep the Jazz, but Utah would have to knock off the Clips to get to LAL.
Of course it is my eye test but backed up by results.
It is just not the playoffs, but Boston has looked solid in the bubble even before the playoffs began. Toronto has only 2 losses in the bubble and both to Boston.
Lakers just look awesome when AD and LBJ are on and LBJ seems to turn it on when needed.
Again, I know the game is played on the court, so anything can happen. And I know teams that got blown out in the first game have been known to sweep the next four. That is beauty of sports and that is why we watch.
I can’t believe I am saying this, but I would pull for the hated Boston Keltics over the Lakers of today. I have thought the only reason the NBA finished this joke of a season was so Chrysler LaBaron James could have a chance to win another title before he retired. Go Keltics! How about that, Dudley?
I’m thinking the Celtics let the Raptors off the hook in game 3 and Toronto will now win that series. But Miami may indeed come out of the East, unless the Bucks get off the mat starting today. The West? Who knows?