WhatIfSports has run 10,000 simulations of the NBA finals… and the result:
It's the series that we have all been waiting for and if the WhatIfSports.comsuper computer, which is on a roll after correctly picking the NCAA tournament Final Four, Championship and Champion, is correct, the Boston Celtics will take home their 17th NBA Championship. We have simulated the NBA Finals between the Celtics and Lakers 10,000 times in order to determine the likelihood of either team winning it all. In the 11th Finals matchup of these two teams, the recently rebuilt Celtics come out on top by winning the series 64% of the time. The most common occurrence is a six game series, where Boston wins it all in its return home after three games in LA.
KG is the Finals MVP… averaging 20.3 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.7 blocks and 0.8 steals in 39.5 minutes per game. Good enough for me. I think it will be Celtics in 6 as well.
EVERYONE is picking the Lakers… and we know how accurate the mob mentality can be. Everyone is in such a rush to hop onto the Lakers bandwagon… they're blowing off obvious weaknesses.
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And I agree with Jeff over at Celtics Blog. Bill Simmons is backing off his obvious reverse jinx attempt of the Lakers. But that just means Simmons believes that he has the power to influence major sporting events with the words that he writes. I'm gonna pull a Simmons here and say that the "Lakers Are Unbeatable" reverse-jinx post is where Bill jumped the shark.