The stage is set for the best of the best in basketball to go head-to-head in the NBA Finals, with the top-seeded Denver Nuggets facing off against the eight-seed Miami Heat with the Larry O’Brien Trophy on the line.
On Thursday, Game 1 of the Finals will get underway, with the Nuggets set to host Jimmy Butler and company at Ball Arena in the Mile High City.
Ahead of the Finals, former NBA star and current TNT analyst Reggie Miller has given his prediction for how this series will play out and has gone the underdog route picking the Heat to come out on top.
During an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, Miller picked the Heat to beat the Nuggets in six games in the Finals.
"Miami in 6."
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) May 31, 2023
This is a bold prediction from the Hall of Famer, with the Nuggets destroying the competition throughout the NBA playoffs thus far as they pave their way to the franchise’s first appearance in the Finals.
However, the Heat have proven to be one of the most resilient teams we’ve ever seen in the playoffs, as they are the first team in league history to go from the Play-in Tournament, where they lost one game, to taking down the best teams in the Eastern Conference to make the Finals.
One thing that can’t be done heading into the Finals is writing off Miami before a game is even played, and it appears the resilience of this team led by Erik Spoelstra is enough to convince Miller that they can get the job done in six games.NEXT: Skip Bayless Says He Is Laughing At How Vegas Is Viewing The Miami Heat