Here’s another set of opinions on the NBA Finals, definitely a bit of love for the ‘old guard’ in these two opinions…
The easy answer would be the Lakers but Kobe’s finger makes me wonder if he can gut it out for the rest of the season. I love rooting for the underdog so the Hornets are a team I’ll be cheering for as well, but, I can’t help but think the Spurs will pull out the win once again. I think the Kurt Thomas addition was another brilliant moves by the Spurs and will provide the final piece they need to snag yet another Championship.
Beasts of the Easts? Does it even matter? Not really, but I feel confident the Pistons will pull away from Boston and advance to the NBA Finals.
Spurs win though…
Chris Fry, SportsProjections.com
Eastern Conference Champion: Detroit Pistons
Flip Saunders will have learned his lesson from last season when he allowed a star (Lebron James) to defeat him in the playoffs. The Pistons will face the Celtics in the Conference Finals and leave Rajon Rondo open all game long. If the Pistons lose the series, it’s because Rondo was the MVP. Rondo’s lack of outside shooting and 3-point percentage (.308), though, will finally finish the dream comeback season for the Celtics.
Western Conference Champion: San Antonio Spurs
We stick with the champions (trust us, we don’t want this to happen) until they get knocked off their throne. We picked the Spurs because
Ginobili is on fire and is playing his best NBA basketball ever. As for the other Western Conference teams:
Lakers – Can Andrew Bynum keep up his performance during this long season? He faded at the end of last season. And how will Pau Gasol handle the pressure in the playoffs? We haven’t seen him prove his worth yet.
Suns – We’re not convinced the Shaq trade will make this team better.
Mavs – After their debacle last season to the Warriors, how can you pick them to win it?
Jazz – The Spurs have the Jazz’s number.
The Pistons redeem themselves from last season and will hold the trophy at the end of the season. It will be a ratings nightmare for the NBA and David Stern as the Pistons and Spurs score 90 points on their best night in the finals.
Note: We’re rooting for a Celtics-Jazz Final.