Welcome to the Truda Report everybody. Below are my picks for tonight's NBA Playoff games. Follow me on Instagram @thetrudareport to express your opinion, and to request new topics.
Update on my picks:
Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls:
Earlier today news came out that Rajon Rondo sprained his thumb in Tuesday nights win against the Celtics. He is out indefinitely, with the expected timeline being 7-10 days. Jerian Grant will be starting in his spot, and this could be a problem for the Bulls. Rondo has been a beast, averaging close to 12 ppg, 10 apg, and 4 spg in the playoffs. It will be interesting to see how the Bulls fair without him. My brain tells me that Boston wins this game due to Rondo being out, and the urgency there is for a win. My heart tells me Chicago though, and my heart has been correct so far in this series. I'm taking the Bulls again tonight because I don't think I can take Boston until they prove they can win a game.
Houston Rockets @ Oklahoma City Thunder:
The Rockets dominated Game 1, and proved they can win close games in the second match up. Tonight I'm taking the Thunder though, just because I like what the home crowd can do to Russell Westbrook's game. When he has the crowd cheering him on, he plays at an even higher level. My brain tells me to go with the Rockets, and I think James Harden has the ability to take over this game if he chooses to do so, but I like OKC tonight.
Los Angeles Clippers @ Utah Jazz:
Tonight the Utah Jazz try to take control of this series by winning their first game back on their home court. I really like how the Jazz have been playing, and in my original prediction for this series I had the Jazz winning tonight's game. For that reason I'm taking Gordon Hayward's squad to take the lead in this series. I think it will be another close one, but after seeing Blake Griffen's great performance last game, I can't envision him matching that production tonight.
High School Senior from Connecticut obsessed with sports stats, facts, and management.