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NBA 2021 Conference Finals Predictions

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THE STAGE HAS BEEN SET!!!!!!!! We now have our final four!!!!!! Congrats to the Bucks, Hawks, Suns, and Clippers to making it to the conference finals!!!!! We are writing this Sunday night/ Monday afternoon so the Suns do have a 1-0 series lead. We are one more round away before the NBA Finals and we can’t wait any longer. The Bucks went through the Heat and Nets, the Hawks went through the Knicks and 76ers, the Suns went through the Lakers and Nuggets, the Clippers went through the Mavericks and Jazz. Lets get into the predictions!!!

Bucks vs Hawks Eastern Conference Finals

The Bucks have beaten the Hawks 2 out of 3 games in the regular season.

The Bucks have beaten the Hawks 2 out of 3 games in the regular season.

Bucks X Factor

Jrue Holiday had a pretty shaky round vs Brooklyn. He will need to bounce back as he will most likely be tasked with guarding Trae Young.

Jrue Holiday had a pretty shaky round vs Brooklyn. He will need to bounce back as he will most likely be tasked with guarding Trae Young.

Jrue Holiday had a decent series defensively for the Bucks but struggled a lot on offense. He is touted as one of the best two way players in the league but if Milwaukee wants to play in the finals he needs to provide some scoring as well. He will also most likely be tasked to guard Hawks point guard Trae Young who has been on fire in the playoffs.

Hawks X Factor

The Hawks front court will be tasked in making sure Giannis doesn’t attack the basket and forcing him to shoot as he did struggle with against BK.

The Hawks front court will be tasked in making sure Giannis doesn’t attack the basket and forcing him to shoot as he did struggle with against BK.

The Hawks’ front court is their X factor. Giannis will be looking to go to his strong suit to attacking the basket since shooting obviously wasn’t his strong suit against BK. Giannis will be playing a noticeably better front court in John Collins and Clint Capela than what he faced in Brooklyn. Load that paint and make Giannis a shooter and the Hawks will have the series. They also gotta look for Khris Middleton who really did well against BK when Giannis didn’t.

Prediction

We have the Bucks in 6 games to advance to the NBA Finals.

We have the Bucks in 6 games to advance to the NBA Finals.

We have the Bucks in 6 in this series. We believe that the Bucks faced their toughest test of the playoffs in Brooklyn and will be prepared for anything. The Bucks have more weapons and always have Khris Middleton to save them in case Giannis can’t do it himself which has been the case lately. They are going to need Capela to have a defensive masterpiece this series if they want to win but we don’t see that happening so Bucks in 6.

Suns vs Clippers Western Conference Finals

The Suns have a 1-0 lead in the series as this is getting made.

The Suns have a 1-0 lead in the series as this is getting made.

Suns X Factor

D Book will have to keep the Suns afloat until CP3 gets back from Covid Protocol.

D Book will have to keep the Suns afloat until CP3 gets back from Covid Protocol.

D Book has been scorching hot these playoffs and will need to keep it up while CP3 is out with covid protocols. In game one already he dropped a 40 point triple double. The Clippers don‘t have Kawhi Leonard so it will pretty much be Devin Booker vs Paul George and we see Devin Booker playing better this series.

Clippers X Factor

With no Kawhi the Clippers will need Playoff P to continue his hot streak.

With no Kawhi the Clippers will need Playoff P to continue his hot streak.

Just like we said with Booker the same applies with PG. Playoff P has been showing up lately but if the Clips want that chip he will need to continue. The Suns will get Chris Paul back before the Clippers get Kawhi back so PG will be without his other half longer so will need to carry the load longer.

Prediction

We see that when CP3 comes back the Suns will take firm control of this series. Suns in 6

We see that when CP3 comes back the Suns will take firm control of this series. Suns in 6

With that being said we have the Suns in 6 here. We believe once CP3 comes back they Suns will seize control of this series. CP3 has a huge chip on his shoulder and will be playing his former team. We expect him to do his usual point god magic as soon as he gets back.

Those are our predictions and we wish the last four teams luck in their journey to becoming NBA champion!!!!!! We hope to see some amazing games this round like we did in round 2. Thanks for reading and we will see you Wednesday for the Baller Central Podcast!!!!

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