2019 WBA Finals predictions
by Timmy Frenchy
Milan Mayhem vs Brooklyn Rage
(Brooklyn won season series 2-0)
I was way out in left field when I wrote that Colorado was a threat to Brooklyn in my preview of the USA Conference. Right after the first game, where the Rage annihilate the Pioneers by 53 points, there was feeling that this would not be the series that we anticipated. The Rage allowed only 58 points that game, their 5th best defensive mark all-time. Brooklyn went on to win every other game by 21 points or more, easily accessing to the league’s biggest stage. They come in with a perfect 12-0 post season record and it sure looks like they are going to win their 4th title in a row.
Mayhem really had to work hard to earn their first final berth in WBA history. It took seven games to get rid of the Giants and Milan now have a 12-8 record this post-season. Milan capture homecourt over Gabon in regular season last games and it proved to be a difference maker in the long run as every home team won their game in the Conference Finals. This is a great accomplishment for Milan, and they should continue to dominate over the next few seasons as their main guys are still under contract.
As resilient and poised the Mayhem as been in these playoffs, the dream of winning it all should not come true this year. The Rage are on a mission. They won every playoffs game and are challenged by the fact that they could become the best team in WBA playoffs history. Only one question mark remains: Can Milan won a game in this series and spoiled Brooklyn perfect run?
Prediction: Brooklyn over Milan in 5