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Jonathan Macri breaks down Game 6 in the Nuggets vs. Blazers series and gives us his prediction and pick

NBA Playoff Picks - Thursday, June 3

Nuggets vs. Blazers Prediction

As I’ve written since this series began nearly two weeks ago, this was always destined to go seven games.

After an absolute nail-biter featuring questionable coaching decisions and a few MVP-caliber performances, it’s tough to think otherwise now.

That doesn’t mean it’s an automatic that the Blazers are the pick, not with a spread this high.

But a closer examination reveals that they probably should be. If you count the last game of the regular season, these teams have now played six straight times in which the final margin was greater than two possessions in five of them, and only twice was it below double digits.

And then there is Dame. Lillard exploded for 55 points on an absurd 24 shots on Tuesday night, putting forth one of the great playoff performances of all time. He is home, and he is fool proof. The Nuggets raced out to a 20-point lead in the first half of Game 5, only to see it all wither away and the Blazers force not one but two overtimes. In short, no lead is safe, and with Portland at home and Denver knowing they have a final trip to Denver in their back pocket, this one has a chance to be another margin that isn’t indicative of how close this series has been.

Nuggets vs. Blazers Pick

The Pick: Portland -5 @ -110 (Click to bet)

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Dean of Knicks Film School, host: KFS Pod, co-host: Pick N Pod. There isn't much about Knicks basketball that Jonathan doesn't know and he's here to break down the big games each and every week.


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