THIS, right here, is the round I have been waiting on. I mean, with all due respect to the conference semis, I just wanted to see the NBA’s final four. I’m sure most of y’all agree with me.
So let’s not waste anymore time and just get to it, shall we?
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors
Analysis: Giannis vs. Kawhi. The Greek Freak vs. The Claw. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Both squads are damn near evenly matched. Both coaches are among the top in the league, and both benches are rather deep.
The main difference is Toronto’s second-best player, Kyle Lowry, tends to shrink from the moment in the playoffs. Khris Middleton has done no such thing thus far.
That said, this series should be a classic. Both teams have a superstar and can move the ball fluidly on offense. Plus, it’s always nice to get some new blood in there.
For the basketball purists out there, you’re welcome.
Prediction: Bucks in seven
Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Analysis: Steph, Klay, Draymond (and maybe KD) vs. Dame and CJ. Can’t really knock this matchup either (see why I told y’all I couldn’t wait for this round to start?).
I think this matchup will produces an exciting brand of basketball, as both teams love to get up and down the floor. Too bad both don’t really care about defense.
At any rate, Portland may have the heart, but Golden State has the horses. Having said that, this series will not end in a sweep.
Prediction: Warriors in six