Austin Rivers’ NBA Tip-Off Prediction
Words. Jason Jordan
We caught up with Austin Rivers just before he boarded a plane to Boston to support his dad, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, for tonight’s NBA regular-season opener against the Miami Heat.
Asked who he’d picking to win the big game, Austin said, “I think you know the answer to that!”
Touché on the “who,” but what about the “why?”
“Why?” repeated Rivers, the No. 1 player in the HSH National Top 50. “Why not? We’ve got chemistry over here. They don’t have that yet.”
He went on to concede that the Heat have more talent. “But in basketball, chemistry, a lot of times, trumps talent,” AR said. “We’ll see tonight though. I’m excited about it. I think we’ll take this one!”