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Colin Cowherd Makes His NBA Finals Predictions After Heat Steal Game 2

Watch Colin Cowherd play ‘Magic 8-Ball’ with Jason McIntyre as Colin uses his Magic 8-Ball to predict what will happen during the rest of an NBA Finals that has suddenly gotten interesting following Miami’s shocking game 2 victory in Denver on Sunday.

Will the NBA Finals Go Seven Games?

“Most likely. The NBA Finals have gone at least six games in each of the last four seasons.”

Will the Heat win Both Games 3 and 4 in Miami to Take a 3-1 Lead?

“Don’t count on it. Nuggets have won three straight road playoff games, and they’re 3-point favorites in Miami.”

Will Nikola Jokic Average a Triple-Double in the Finals?

“Most signs point to yes. He’s averaging a 30-point triple-double this postseason. He’s got a record nine triple-doubles these playoffs.”

Are the Heat More Likely to Return to the NBA Finals than Denver Next Season?

“My sources say no. All five Nuggets starters are signed through 2024/2025. We don’t know where Miami is going, Denver’s guys are all locked into contracts.”

Will Butler and Jokic Lead Their Team in Points in Every Game For the Rest of the Series?

“Ask again later. Butler has not been the leading Heat scorer in either Finals game. He’s not known as a true ‘scorer’. He’s a great player, but you’re not shocked if all the sudden one of their undrafted guys drops 24.”

Will At Least One Team Win a Game By 20+ Points?

“Most likely. Nuggets have the highest average margin of victory in the playoffs."

Will Jamal Murry Be the Most Impactful Player in the Series?

“Very doubtful. He has the worst defensive rating of any Nuggets player, and they’re 3-2 when he scores under 20, so this team is not necessarily based solely on his point production.”

Will Jokic Score 50+ Points in a Game This Series?

“Do not count on it. They’re 0-3 when he scores 30 or more. Denver is not necessarily at their best when he scores that much. Denver at their best— KCP has 14, Gordon-13, Porter-14, Murray-24, they’re a balanced unit with a star player whose distribution is profound. They’re not built for him to score 40.”

If the Nuggets Win the Series, Does the Magic 8-Ball Say Jokic Will Win the Finals MVP?

“It is certain. Heavy, heavy favorite.”

If the Heat Win the Series, Will Butler Win the MVP?

“It is certain. He’s been the Heat’s leader scorer, leading assists, leading minutes, leading effort, and I also think Jimmy Butler is the centerpiece of their entire culture.”

Will Jokic Retire if the Nuggets Win the Series?

“My sources say ‘no.’ He just signed a five-year, $272 million deal.”

Check out the FULL segment above.

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