Stephen A. Smith reveals 2022 NBA Finals prediction for Celtics vs. Warriors

With the 2022 NBA Finals just hours away, the final predictions for this series between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics are rolling in.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith has announced his pick for this highly anticipated Finals and he will win with the Warriors in a Game 7 at home.

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It would be the Warriors’ fourth title in eight years.

Check out Smith’s prediction in the video below:

Looking at the expert predictions for the series, the Warriors definitely have a majority of people on their side. It makes sense given Golden State’s level of talent and championship experience. This is the Warriors’ sixth appearance in the Finals since 2015. They know what to expect on the greatest stage in the sport.

But we shouldn’t discount the Celtics’ chances of winning. They have the best defense in the league, multiple players who can score 20+ points every night, an extensive roster and a very talented rookie head coach in Ime Udoka. They’re also battle-hardened, having already won two Game 7s this postseason, including one on the road against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Celtics are also the only team with a winning record (9-7) against the Warriors since Steve Kerr took over as Golden State head coach in 2014-15.

Tippoff for Game 1 of the NBA Finals is scheduled for Thursday evening at 9 p.m. ET.

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