This is a fascinating 2021 East Finals. The Bucks were able to survive a historical onslaught from Kevin Durant and the Hawks beat two teams that were favored over them in two straight series’. In my opinion, this series will come down to superstars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Trae Young. Giannis should be the best player in this series but if Trae continues to go supernova, he could swing a couple games here and there. Against Philly, the Hawks managed to come back or hang around in every game to give Trae Young a chance at being the hero. The same could happen in this series.
However… I think the Bucks have too much experience. Plus, their ability defensively should be able to slow down the boys from the ATL. I haven’t even mentioned guys like Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez but their strong play in the postseason gives the Bucks another edge. I feel like an idiot picking against Atlanta for a third straight series but ultimately, I’m going…
Bucks in 7
If you missed my 2021 West Finals preview, check it out here.