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NBA Eastern Conference Final Predictions

This will be an interesting match-up between two teams who both came out of the second round after thrilling seven game series. This young Hawks team has been the surprise of the playoffs, beating one of the best defensive teams in the New York Knicks in five games, and coming back from several large deficits, including a 26-point in Game 5, to defeat the number one seeded Sixers in seven games. However, the Hawks are dealing with injury problems. One of their key defenders, De’Andre Hunter, being out for the rest of the playoffs after suffering a torn meniscus, and now one of their key shooters in Bogdan Bogdanović still dealing with knee soreness, leaving this Hawks team with limited options to put on the court past there starting line-up. On the other hand, you have a strong Milwaukee Bucks squad who swept the Miami Heat in the first round, and then defeated the All-star filled Brooklyn Nets in an exciting seven game series. Giannis has proven to step up when his team needs him, putting up a great stat-line of 40 pts, 23 rbs, and 5 assists in their Game 7 victory. Jrue Holiday has proven to be a key player on offense and defense, averaging 18 ppg and 6.1 apg, while also averaging 2.0 spg. He will be a great match-up for the Hawks star point guard, Trae Young. Overall, the Hawks have had a great playoff run, but the limited roster options to put on the court and the Bucks size will be too much for them to handle, ending with the Bucks winning this series in 5 games.

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