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Paul Pierce picks the Raptors in 6 over the Warriors in NBA Finals

Paul Pierce

Count Paul “The Truth” Pierce as one of the basketball analysts predicting the Toronto Raptors’ first world title in the NBA Finals.

Pierce predicted the Raptors will beat the Golden State Warriors in six games in the 2019 NBA Finals, per ESPN’s official Twitter account. Six other ESPN NBA analysts cast their vote. Max Kellerman and Jalen Rose sided with Pierce.

On the other hand, Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon, and Mike Greenberg predicted the Warriors will beat the Raptors in six games.

Interestingly enough, five of the six ESPN NBA analysts predicted the 2019 NBA Finals won’t go the distance. Only Jalen Rose thinks the series will go a full seven games.

The Raptors should be wary of the so-called “Paul Pierce Curse.” According to NBC Sports Boston’s Jacob Camenker, Pierce said the second-round series between the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks was “over” after the Celtics won Game 1 on the road. Boston lost the next four games to bow out of the playoffs.

Pierce then said, “The Bucks got this” before Milwaukee got off to a quick 2-0 series lead over the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals, per Camenker. Toronto won the next four games to secure its first NBA Finals berth in its 25-year existence.

Now, Pierce has declared the Toronto Raptors as the 2019 NBA champions. Will the “Paul Pierce Curse” continue? Warriors fans must be delighted because Pierce chose the Raptors to win. They’re confident the opposite scenario will play out.

Hey, this is the NBA Finals. Anything can happen.