Welcome to the Truda Report everyone. Tonight the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards play the final game of the semifinal round in the NBA Playoffs. Below is my prediction for the much anticipated match up, but before doing that make sure to follow my Instagram @thetrudareport to get updates on when I post.
Update on my picks:
Washington Wizards @ Boston Celtics:
I took the Wizards to win this series in 7 games, with my reasoning being that Bradley Beal has become an incredible number 2 option, and John Wall has raised his game to elite point guard status. Overall, the Wizards have a better roster than the Celtics, but the way Avery Bradley has stepped up in the last few games makes me reconsider my pick. I knew that the Wizards would have to win an away Game 7 to move on to the Eastern Conference Finals, but I thought that Isaiah Thomas would be the only real issue. Instead, Boston has exploited the Wizards tendency to double team Isaiah, and Avery Bradley may be the Wizards biggest issue tonight.
I'm not one to stray away from my original picks, so I'm going to stick to my guns and say the Wizards win tonight, but expect a game similar to that of Game 6. I think it will be close, and in the end it will be one big shot from either side that lifts their team to victory. I'm counting on John Wall to show up if all of this is going to happen though, because if he is going to be labeled an elite point guard (which is what I just called him), you need to play big in the big moments. Wall is either going to have to lead his team in scoring, as well as be the best player on both teams, or he is going to have to drop 20+ and have around 15 assists to help aide a Bradley Beal offensive explosion.
I know that these scenarios are entirely possible, and to be honest, I find them to be the likely outcome to the game, so the Wizards should win. Tonight, my prediction of about two weeks ago is either confirmed, or I'll be berated by Celtics fans tomorrow. Wish me, and the Wizards, good luck.
High School Senior from Connecticut obsessed with sports stats, facts, and management.