Draymond makes NBA Finals prediction for Lakers-Heat matchup originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
His prediction is not going to make Warriors fans happy.
“As much as I love what Miami has done in the bubble, LeBron and Anthony Davis are too much to handle," Draymond told The New York Times' Marc Stein.
The three-time NBA champion has the Lakers beating former Warriors forward Andre Iguodala and the Heat in six games.
The NBA Finals, for the first time in six years, are starting without the @warriors— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 29, 2020
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The Heat swept the Indiana Pacers in the first round, dispatched the Milwaukee Bucks in five games in the Eastern Conference semifinals and defeated the Boston Celtics in six games in the East finals.
The Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers in five games in their first-round playoff matchup, and also needed just five games to knock off the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals and finals, respectively.
The Lakers won both regular-season matchups -- 95-80 on Nov. 8 and 113-110 on Dec. 13.
Game 1 is scheduled for Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. PT, with Game 2 on Friday at the same time.
Yours truly is going with the Lakers in seven games.
The folks over at FiveThirtyEight.com say the Heat have a 73 percent chance of winning the title.