Despite a much-needed pause to address police brutality, the NBA Playoffs are back in full swing — and I am hella happy about that.
Normally I would use this space to preview the second round in BOTH conferences, but due to two Game 7s taking place (one of them being tonight), this will be devoted to the Eastern Conference. So without further ado:
#1 Milwaukee Bucks vs. #5 Miami Heat
Prediction: Heat in 6. The Heat are so damn tough, which pays dividends during playoff time. Meanwhile the Bucks, as proven in the past, are as soft as tissue paper.
#2 Toronto Raptors vs. #3 Boston Celtics
Prediction: Raptors in 7. I picked the Celtics before the season to represent the East. I changed my pick to the defending champs at the start of the bubble because, well, they are still good. The winner of this series will win the East.