NBA conference finals: Predictions for Celtics-Cavaliers, Warriors-Spurs


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Published 12:11 a.m. ET May 16, 2017 | Updated 1 minute ago

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Isaiah Thomas and Kelly Olynyk lead the Boston Celtics to a Game 7 victory against the Washington Wizards. Up next: The well-rested Cleveland Cavaliers.
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The conference finals are here.

Can the Boston Celtics give the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers some trouble? Will the San Antonio Spurs slow down the Golden State freight train? Or are we bound for a Warriors-Cavs NBA Finals three-quel?

The USA TODAY Sports NBA crew weighs in.

Boston Celtics (1) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (2)

Sam Amick: Cavaliers in five

Jeff Zillgitt: Cavaliers in five

Michael Singer: Cavaliers in five

AJ Neuharth-Keusch: Cavaliers in five

How’s that for consensus? The defending champs have yet to lose a game this postseason, and while we expect Boston — who just finished a seven-game series with the Washington Wizards — to prevent Cleveland from rolling into the NBA Finals with a perfect…

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