Former NBA champion Brian Scalabrine, renowned for being part of the Boston Celtics’ 2008 title run, is making bold predictions about the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament, envisioning victory for his former team.

As the tournament progresses to the quarter-finals, the matchups are set, promising intense clashes.

The Milwaukee Bucks face the New York Knicks, the Indiana Pacers go head-to-head with the Celtics in the East, while the West features a showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns, alongside a battle between the Sacramento Kings and the New Orleans Pelicans.

Scalabrine’s prophetic outlook places the Celtics atop the East, anticipating their triumph over the Knicks in the semi-finals. In the West, he predicts the Lakers overcoming the Pelicans to secure their spot in the final.

In a scenario that resonates with NBA classic matchups, Scalabrine envisions a thrilling showdown in Las Vegas, with the Celtics emerging victorious against the Lakers in the tournament’s final.