The top-seeded Golden State Warriors find themselves in the NBA Western Conference Finals for the first time in 39 years and are facing a Houston Rockets team that is brimming with confidence.
It has been 39 years since the Warriors made it to the Western Conference Finals in the NBA playoffs and a lot has changed since 1976.
Who can ever forget “The Shot” by Michael Jordan over Craig Ehlo. That and four other amazing NBA Playoff game-winners.
The jumpers fell for the Warriors and they did not for the Grizzlies. That’s pretty much sums up a critical game four in which Golden State evened the series at two games apiece.
The mayor of Oakland and the mayor of New Orleans made a friendly bet Friday on the outcome of the playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Eastern Conference seems far less interesting than the West, but still some intriguing match-ups in play.
The NBA regular season has come to an end and now we’ve got the marathon of playoff basketball to take us to Mid-June. The Western Conference was stacked as usual during the regular season and provides multiple options for teams that could end up representing in the Finals.
Three weeks left in the regular season, and the NBA playoff picture is starting to shape up. With that in mind let’s look at the potential first round match-ups and rank them from least interesting to most.
Last night, like every NBA night, morphed into a sweaty, LeBron James symposium. And the firewall between factions is rather defined. He’s either a chump who cheated his team out of a win, or he’s a victim of fate or faulty wiring, a hardwood martyr who can’t get a break.
In a rematch of last years final which went 7 games, the San Antonio Spurs square off against the Miami Heat and Tony Parker and company hope to prevent LeBron and the Heat from winning their third consecutive NBA championship.