NBA Finals predictions: Detroit Lions’ picks for Celtics vs. Mavericks

With the NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics set to begin on Thursday evening, with tip-off scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET, several Detroit Lions players are sharing their predictions for the seven-game series.

The Mavericks punched their ticket to the NBA Finals by winning four-of-five contests against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference Finals. Meanwhile, the Celtics continued their cruise to the NBA championship by sweeping the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals in four games.

If you were hoping for the majority of Lions players to pick the Celtics, you’re going to be disappointed. A total of 15 Lions players were asked for their NBA Finals predictions and 11 of them are going with the Mavericks.

Here’s a look at the video of players making predictions. 

Here’s a look at which team each specific player chose.

  1. CB Terrion Arnold: Dallas Mavericks
  2. CB Carlton Davis: Boston Celtics
  3. LS Hogan Hatten: Dallas Mavericks
  4. EDGE James Houston: Dallas Mavericks
  5. LB Derrick Barnes: Boston Celtics
  6. WR Jameson Williams: Dallas Mavericks
  7. WR Kaden Davis: Dallas Mavericks
  8. EDGE Nate Lynn: Dallas Mavericks
  9. EDGE Isaac Ukwu: Dallas Mavericks
  10. WR Daurice Fountain: Dallas Mavericks
  11. G Christian Mahogany: Boston Celtics
  12. EDGE Mitchell Agude: Dallas Mavericks
  13. RB Craig Reynolds: Dallas Mavericks
  14. S Ifeatu Melifonwu: Boston Celtics
  15. CB Kindle Vildor: Dallas Mavericks

The Lions closed out their mandatory minicamp on Thursday and will now get a few days off before returning to the practice field for the final three sessions of organized team activities, which run from June 10-12.

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