The NBA Finals matchup is set, with Stephen Curry and the Warriors taking on Jayson Tatum and the Celtics. Who will be crowned champs? The Crossover staff makes its picks.
Howard Beck: Warriors in 7
This should be fun… and tense, and taut and very, very close. The Warriors, making their sixth Finals appearance in eight years, are still a scoring machine with Steph and Klay Thompson, now aided by young guns like Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins. The Celtics will be, by far, the best defense Golden State has faced this postseason. And as stout as the Warriors D is, they’ll have their hands full with Tatum and Jaylen Brown. The series might just come down to intangibles like Finals experience and home court advantage, both of which favor the Warriors.