NBA Playoffs: Conference Finals

We are down to four teams in the NBA with just two series left!  The Warriors have had an outstanding 2017 Playoffs, sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers and the Utah Jazz.  The Spurs knocked off the Grizzlies and the Rockets both in six games.  As of today, John Wall  leads all scorers in the playoffs with 313 points in thirteen games.  Marcin Gortat of the Wizards leads the rebounding category with 134 in thirteen games.  Wall, also leads the playoffs with 123 assists.

Eastern Conference Finals:

(1) Boston Celtics v. (2) Cleveland Cavaliers: Well, it took Boston seven games and a huge game seven from Kelly Olynyk, but they bested the Wizards.  As I stated in the first NBA Playoff article, it had seemed like the Celtics were one of the most least dominant one seeds in playoff history.  Although that maybe true, they have shown that they came to play this postseason, by coming from behind against the Bulls and then taking the Wizards to seven.  On the other hand, the Cavaliers just seemed to give up the one seed this year, by resting star players like LeBron and Kyrie.  Similar to the Warriors, they have made quick work of the two teams that they have played, beating the Pacers in four and then the red-hot Raptors in four as well.  As much as I want this series to be extensive as all of the others, I don’t think that it will happen.  The Cavaliers should make quick work of Boston, beating them in five games.  IT4 and the rest of the team has been good, but not Zero Dark Thirty LeBron James good.  Watch IT4 and LeBron dominate their teams, with good face-offs from Kyrie and Thomas.  

Western Conference Finals: 

(1) Golden State Warriors v. (2) San Antonio Spurs: The Warriors are arriving into the Western Conference Finals having probably the easiest playoffs possible.  They have won eight straight games and have had more than enough rest to be able to top off the Spurs, who have been tested a tad bit by Memphis and Houston.  Over their opponents the Warriors have a huge point margin, with an average of 16.5 points.  The Warriors are healthy and ready for redemption, looking to claim the championship again.  The Spurs on the other hand have had their long-time point guard Tony Parker go down with an injury.  But before he got hurt, he was averaging 15.9 points per game and 3.1 assists per game as well.  So now, Patty Mills is the starter with Manu Ginobili coming off of the bench as the back-up.  They also had superstar forward Kawhi Leonard sit out a big part of game five and all of game six with an ankle injury.  This will hopefully be a good series, now that Leonard said he would be ready for game one.  I hope it goes to seven and so does the NBA, based on how exciting these playoffs have been.  Watch for Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Leonard to dominate their teams and put up phenom-like numbers.

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