At the very beginning of the season, I simulated the season and the playoffs.
My playoff predictions looked like so:
The model likes San Antonio to undress George Karl in the Western Conference Finals and to win the Finals regardless of who has the homecourt advantage.
And after seven months and change, 82 games, three playoff rounds, and many many words, we wind up at the predicted finals. Making a pick should be easy right? Not so fast.
But before I make any predictions, let’s go over what we know.
We start with a graphical preview per our friends at statographics: