Celtics vs. Nets: Prediction
Though Brad Stevens’ teams have underachieved two of the past three years, he remains a proven, good coach facing a rookie head coach (albeit one with possibly the most decorated bench of assistant coaches in league history).
Close games could go either way. That being said, I think the Nets blow the doors off the Celtics at least twice in this series.
If even two of Brooklyn’s big three can play 35-plus minutes every game and the third plays in-between “load management” games off, Boston shouldn’t be a tremendous “load” for Brooklyn to manage.
My prediction is Brooklyn Nets in 5, with 6 games being more likely than 4, and 7 or a Celtics’ series win almost inconceivable.
Prediction: Nets in 5