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Strat-O-Matic: Clippers to Face Bucks in NBA Finals Beginning Thursday

Giannis Antetokounmpo (Keith Allison)
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Keith Allison)

In Strat-O-Matic’s continued simulation of the NBA postseason, the Conference Finals ended with Sunday’s Milwaukee Bucks 123-106 victory over Boston in Game 7 in the East, setting up an NBA Finals matchup with the L.A. Clippers, who topped the crosstown Lakers, four games to one.

Giannis Antetokounmpo posted game highs of 42 points and 21 rebounds in Sunday’s win. Khris Middleton added 17 points and a game-best 10 assists and three steals as the Bucks scored 13 straight fourth quarter points (six by Antetokounmpo and five by Eric Bledsoe) to stretch a three-point lead to 117-101 with 1:44 left and secure the win.

Finals play begins in Milwaukee on Thursday, continuing with Game 2 there on Sunday, then Wednesday, June 10 and Friday, June 12 in Los Angeles. Game 5 is Monday, June 15 (if necessary) in Milwaukee, followed by Game 6 on June 18 in L.A., and Game 7 back in Milwaukee.

Results are available daily at 4 p.m. ET at http://www.strat-o-matic.com/2020-basketball-playoffs/.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for FAN EXPO, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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