Can the Boston Celtics defeat Golden State in the NBA Finals?

The Boston Celtics spent 48 minutes on the tightrope to defeat the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals and advance to their first NBA Finals since 2010. It was’nt easy. The Celtics led the Heat by as much as 17 points in Game 7, but only just held off to advance into the playoffs. You will face off against a tried and true winner in the Golden State Warriors.

The Celtics will be underdogs

The Celtics were the best defensive team in the NBA in the second half of the regular season. Not much has changed in the playoffs as the Celtics have faced elite players like Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jimmy Butler. The Celtics have also benefited from opposing injuries. Key players like Khris Middleton and Ben Simmons missed key games during Boston’s playoff run. Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors were almost unstoppable in the playoffs as the league’s most dynamic offense. Can a Celtics team that has played back-to-back 7-game streaks stop what is currently the deadliest offense in the NBA?

Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors – Game Five

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The Celtics matchup well against the Warriors

Golden State boasts a 123-game NBA Finals roster. Conversely, the Boston Celtics roster has 0 total games of NBA Finals experience. The experience factor is real, but the Celtics roster is a good fit with the key players for Golden State. Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Derrick White are tasked with slowing down the Warriors’ most explosive weapons, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Grant Williams and Al Horford should stick to Draymond Green like glue. Who will cover Jayson Tatum at the other end of the floor is a big question and it’s undoubtedly where the Celtics should have a major advantage.

Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat – Game Seven

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The Celtics can defeat the warriors

If injuries don’t play a role in the series, the Boston Celtics could be headed for Banner #18. The Celtics need to finish games more efficiently than they did against the Miami Heat. Golden State is ending games and the Celtics need to lean on Tatum, Brown and Smart to take their game to championship levels.

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