The NBA Eastern Conference Finals are underway with the Boston Celtics taking on the Miami Heat. Boston obliterated Miami in Game 2 of the series to tie it up at one apiece. However, New York Yankees star pitcher Nestor Cortes shared a bold series prediction that is bound to excite New York fans.

Miami Heat in 6!!

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Cortes has become a fan favorite for the Yankees this season. He is pitching great and comes off as a humble guy who is truly thankful for the opportunity he has been given. And this prediction will only make the New York faithful appreciate him even more.

New York fans don't necessarily love the Miami Heat. However, they loathe anything Boston-related. There is a realistic chance that Cortes may have been boo'd in his next home start had he picked the Celtics to win the series. He obviously understands how to appease the masses.

The Heat earned a come from behind victory in Game 1 at home over the Celtics. But Boston came roaring back in Game 2 to seal a dominant win. The series now shifts back to Boston for Games 3 and 4. Cortes's prediction could come to fruition. The Heat would need to win at least 1 game in Boston to have an opportunity of defeating the Celtics in six games.

But with Jimmy Butler leading the way, there is no reason why Miami couldn't get the job done.

Nestor Cortes will be in line for a loud standing ovation from Yankees fans with a “Celtics suck” chant if his Eastern Conference Finals prediction comes true.