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We have reached the finale of the NBA season!!!!! After an underwhelming regular series and playoffs plagued with Corona protocol and injuries we have the last two teams last standing! The seconded seeded Phoenix Suns will play the third seeded Milwaukee Bucks for the right to be called NBA Champion!!!!
#2 Phoenix Suns vs #3 Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks X Factor
We don't exactly know whether or not when will Giannis return so the Bucks will be going in this Finals match up weakened. We saw in the conference finals that Khris Middleton can show up but if the Bucks want a chance it will be up to Jrue Holiday to guard CP3 or Booker and score without Giannis. He needs to show up every game now since Giannis might not be available,
Phoenix Suns X Factor
DeAndre Ayton has a huge advantage in this playoff series as Giannis will be hurt or not playing which gives him the opportunity to dominate on boards and the paint to score. CP3 and Booker will have their hands full with PJ Tucker and Jrue Holiday so it's up to Ayton to make some noise. He should be able to assert his dominance over Brook Lopez so expect him to get busy.
Why Milwaukee Bucks win
DEFENSE. The Bucks have the defensive team to be able to guard the Suns especially against CP3 and Booker. They have defensive dogs in Jrue Holiday and PJ Tucker (who is a former sun) to play defense on the Suns duo. If Brook Lopez can slow down DeAndre Ayton then the Bucks should be able to win this championship.
Why Phoenix Suns Win
HEALTH. The Suns have been the healthiest team all playoffs and will be entering the Finals. Giannis is questionable so they have a decent advantage with Milwaukee not having their best defender so it gives their scorers as well as big men a chance to get as many points as possible, Plus they will be able to get their bench going too. Expect Phoenix to give Bobby Portis everything they got if Giannis can not play.
NONE OTHER THAN THE POINT GOD HIMSELF. Chris Paul was the huge difference maker this year for the Suns and he will be the difference maker that will lead them to a chip. He will rack up them assists as well as utilize his deadly mid range game that opposing defenses hate so much. Expect him to average 15-20 points and 12+ assists per game in this series to give Phoenix their first chip.
SUNS IN 7
We have been racking our brains back and forth with this decision for a while and we decided that Giannis' health is too much of a risk and we don't believe he will play a lot. The Suns have the biggest advantage in health and we believe they will exploit that. For us it is 55%-45% Suns. If Giannis was fully healthy we would have the Bucks winning but something in our collective gut as the Suns winning. Either way let's hope for an exciting Finals!!!!
Those are our predictions for the NBA Finals!!!!! We are sad to see the season end but glad the players finally get some rest. Then the battle for the next NBA Champion starts all over!!!! Hope everyone enjoyed the season and that we have a very wild offseason as well.