There is no way Boston is going to beat Cleveland in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, but they will win a game.  Boston has no answers for LeBron James, but the Celtics are strong enough defensively to cause the Cavaliers some problems. Not big problems, but enough to avoid being swept. With Brad Stevens running the show Boston will not be out-coached, but Cleveland is just a better team. I have no questions about Stevens being able to gameplan and push all the right buttons during the game, but at the end of the day, he simply will not have enough buttons to push.

Home-court advantage is probably worth one win for the Celtics and if they're going to avoid being swept, it feels like they better make the most of any opportunities in Game 1 Wednesday night. My prediction: Cavs in 5 games.

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