Conference 1-2 Punch go Toe-to-Toe
18 May

Conference 1-2 Punch go Toe-to-Toe

The crystal ball prediction has come alive at long last. Both conference finals have finally been set.

The Celtics managed to scrape out a 7 game series win to knock off the Wizards at home. They weren’t the best team all series, but made big plays when it counted in the last quarter of Game 7.

The Cavs have waited a very long time for this match up, and at the back end of the season decided to challenge themselves by giving up the number 1 seed. Here’s hoping that sets up a better series and Boston can grab the first couple at home. TD Garden will be rocking no doubt.

It was a very surprising performance from Kelly Olynyk which got the Celts over the line in Game 7. Kelly dominated the last, going for 26 points on 10 of 14 shooting, which opened everything up for ‘I.T’.

The Celtics will be hoping for a much better performance than their last outing against the Cavs (which I attended in Boston). LeBron torched the Celtics and silenced the TD Garden with a magical performance!

Game 1 of the West Finals saw the Spurs jump out to a huge early lead on the back of the Kawhi and Aldridge show. The Spurs led by as many as 25 before Kawhi went down early in the 3rd (still up 23 at that stage) and completely capitulated after the superstar did not return.

Zaza has been heavily criticised for his close out defense on Kawhi. Was it dirty? No doubt it has changed the rest of this series if Leonard is no good to go. The Spurs looked so dominant with him on the floor!

From a basketball fan’s perspective, everyone would want both these series to be competitive and at the bare minimum go to 6 games. No one wants to see any sweeps, the more quality basketball the better!

Let’s hope our little Bala can get the Spurs across the line!!

Dave Bauk

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