The Celtics overcame a poor first in which they trailed by 17 to dominate the second half. They won and covered game two while crushing Kevin Durant and the Nets with their devastating defence. My NBA playoffs picks are now 5-3 this postseason.
NBA Playoffs: Warriors (-2) @ Nuggets $
This series will be over by Sunday’s game 4.
The Warriors have completely neutralized the reigning league MVP Nikola Jokic. Draymond Green has been masterful defending the big man down low forcing turnovers and bad shots. Defensively Jokic is often left standing alone under the basket defending really no one. The Nuggets are getting killed by the high pick and roll action and cannot defend the embarrassing riches of the Warriors to shoot the deep ball. The body language of the Nugget’s players looked completely demoralized.
The combination of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and now Jordan Poole is now hitting fifth gear and is going to be a nightmare for any team in this playoffs. The team is also laden with tremendous championship experience and defensive talent. As this year’s NBA playoffs progress, I may be changing my pick for NBA champions.
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