The National Basketball Association keeps on rolling along, and the postseason is right around the corner. While the postseason does not start yet, and there are plenty of moving that can keep going on with the standings, but let’s take a look at the current playoff match-ups in the NBA:
Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks
The Toronto Raptors were the first team to clinch a spot in the NBA Playoffs. Toronto has been deadly at home. They will face a tough first round task though, if they get run up against the Greek Freak. The Bucks have played better since firing Jason Kidd. The Bucks should get in, as they are 5 games up on Detroit, but they have a bunch of room they could move up if they get hot.
Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat
The Boston Celtics would be the second seed in the postseason as of right now. This is much of the same team that had the best record in the Eastern Conference a season ago. Jayson Tatum has been added to that team, and of course point guard Kyrie Irving. The Celtics are one of the best defensive teams, and Miami struggles to score at imes, which makes for an interesting series.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Holy Cow, would this be a heck of a matchup. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and company against the King LeBron James. If anyone in the Eastern Conference can take down the Cleveland Cavaliers, it may just be the Philadelphia 76ers. This would be a MUCH talked about series if it comes to fruition.
Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers
The Wizards expect to have their point guard John Wall back. Washington and Indiana actually come into the weekend with the same record. Both teams have been better at home, but Indiana actually has been really good at home. This would be a tight series, that would likely go 7 games.
Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Out of the Western Conference – the drama would certainly build. Chris Paul against his former teammates. The Rockets and Clippers had the big fight earlier in the season, and now playing in a series? The Clippers have work to do as they are in a mix of four teams within 1.5 games of each other with just 2 of them making it.
Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Interesting matchup because – because the Thunder have actually beat the Warriors twice this season. Golden State and their talent against the added talent of the Thunder. This would bad news for the Thunder, who were expected to do SO much more than the first round of the playoffs again.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Portland has won 8 straight games to move into the third spot with 17 games to go. Damian Lillard is quietly smoking opponents on a nightly basis. Minnesota better look out. If they don’t start winning, their dream of making the postseason, finally won’t happen. Jimmy Butler hopes to return for the postseason.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs
The Pelicans have won 10 straight games. In the latest win, Anthony Davis was banged up a bit. He is as big of a game changer as anyone in the league. If the injury is serious – they will lose their 3.5 game lead on the playoffs before the season ends. With Davis healthy, this team is red hot. The Spurs hope to get Kawhi Leonard back in action in time for the postseason.
There is a look at the current NBA Playoff Picture. We look forward to the rest of the National Basketball Association regular season, and are pumped for postseason action, Enjoy the games!