2022 NBA Finals Preview

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2. Boston Celtics vs. 3. Golden State Warriors

For Boston they will attempting to win the franchise’s 18th championship. They haven’t been to the Finals since 2010. This time around, a new generation of stars led by Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown will be at the helm. Al Horford will be making his first Finals appearance in his career. Defense has been this teams claim to fame this year with Marcus Smart being named the Defensive Player of the Year. Tatum and Brown though do quite a bit for them offensively and that should continue if the Celtics want to hoist another banner.

Aside from the last two seasons, this will be Golden State’s sixth Finals appearance in the last eight seasons. It probably isn’t a coincidence that they didn’t contend for a championship the last two seasons because Klay Thompson wasn’t available due to multiple injuries. Now that he has returned this year, everything fell into place. It also helps to still have Stephen Curry and Draymond Green around. Not to mention a couple important pieces in Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole. The core has been playing to their capabilities. Will the supporting cast continue playing to theirs against a better defensive opponent?

Players to Watch: F Jayson Tatum and G Stephen Curry

Who Wins: Warriors in 7 games

NBA Semifinals Preview

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Eastern Conference

1. Miami Heat vs. 4. Philadelphia 76ers

Players to Watch: C Bam Adebayo and G James Harden

Who Wins: Heat in 7 games

2. Boston Celtics vs. 3. Milwaukee Bucks

Players to Watch: F Jayson Tatum and F Giannis Antetokounmpo

Who Wins: Bucks in 6 games

Western Conference

1. Phoenix Suns vs. 4. Dallas Mavericks

Players to Watch: G Devin Booker and G Luka Doncic

Who Wins: Suns in 6 games

2. Memphis Grizzlies vs. 3. Golden State Warriors

Players to Watch: G Ja Morant and G Stephen Curry

Who Wins: Warriors in 7 games

2022 NBA Playoffs Preview

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Eastern Conference

1. Miami Heat vs. 8. Atlanta Hawks

Players to Watch: C Bam Adebayo and G Trae Young

Who Wins: Heat in 7 games

4. Philadelphia 76ers vs. 5. Toronto Raptors

Players to Watch: C Joel Embiid and F Scottie Barnes

Who Wins: 76ers in 6 games

3. Milwaukee Bucks vs. 6. Chicago Bulls

Players to Watch: F Giannis Antetokounmpo

Who Wins: Bucks in 6 games

2. Boston Celtics vs. 7. Brooklyn Nets

Players to Watch: F Jayson Tatum and G Kyrie Irving

Who Wins: Nets in 7 games

Western Conference

1. Phoenix Suns vs. 8. New Orleans Pelicans

Players to Watch: G Devin Booker and F Brandon Ingram

Who Wins: Suns in 5 games

4. Dallas Mavericks vs. 5. Utah Jazz

Players to Watch: G Luka Doncic and G Donovan Mitchell

Who Wins: Jazz in 6 games

3. Golden State Warriors vs. 6. Denver Nuggets

Players to Watch: G Stephen Curry and C Nikola Jokic

Who Wins: Warriors in 7 games

2. Memphis Grizzlies vs. 7. Minnesota Timberwolves

Players to Watch: G Ja Morant and C Karl-Anthony Towns

Who Wins: Grizzlies in 6 games