The NBA Playoffs Race

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The NBA Playoffs Race

Jayden Jackson, Staff Writer

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In the NBA, there are four teams that have been dominant and consistent compared to other teams in the league. These teams have one to two “best” players, and some have even more that make the team better than anybody thought. Some people say these teams aren’t fair. They should be ashamed of themselves for having the easy advantage.  Others would disagree.

The first of the five teams is the Milwaukee Bucks. With the best record of the season and arguably the most dominant overall player in the league, Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks are a great team in the making, and they are just getting started. With a record of 53-18 this season, and a record of 37-33 at this time last year, the Bucks have mad a major comeback with a new team, and they are starting to get better and better. As the best team in the Eastern Conference, and with more than enough confidence and chemistry amongst the team, they have a strong chance of going to the NBA finals.

The second team is the Denver Nuggets. As the number 2 seed in the Western Conference, the Nuggets have made an unbelievable transition from last season to this season; yet strangely they haven’t been receiving enough attention as they should be since the beginning of the season. At this time last year, the nuggets were 38-33, and nowhere near, or even thought about as eventually being in the playoffs. At the end of the 2017-2018 season, the Nuggets were in the 9th seed of the Western Conference. They didn’t even make it to the playoffs last season, but this year it was like a brand new team came out of Denver. With their 2 star players, Jamal Murray, and Nikola Jokic (aka the Joker), the team is now beyond going to the playoffs and they have their eyes on the NBA finals. They have taught everybody to stop underestimating them.

The third team is the Houston Rockets. The Rockets have been a very dominant team in the current, and previous season, in the NBA. With one of the most dominant and most consistent starting 5’s in the league, the Rockets are hoping to get back at the Warriors, by beating them and becoming the NBA champs. The rockets have a big advantage with arguably the most unguardable player in the league, James Harden. James Harden, who is also in the MVP race, has had an unforgettable season. Harden has scored 30+ points on every team this season according to sports stations such as the NBA, ESPN, Bleacher Report, etc. Harden’s. special move, that he has gotten most of his points off of, is his stepback 3 point shot. This move is done better by Harden than anybody else, and it has been unstoppable. Harden went from being a double double machine to being a scoring machine.

The last team on the list is the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors have always been a dominant team in the past years, with many NBA Finals championships. They also have a great starting 5, but injuries are knocking them down slowly. Other than that, the Warriors are on track to go to the finals again, and hopefully win. The MVP on the team, Stephen Curry, isn’t playing perfection right now, but when the playoffs come around he hits just about every shot he puts up and has been doing that same thing for the last few years. They have been in all of the NBA finals appearances for the last 4-5 years and are they aren’t done yet.

In conclusion, the NBA is a very exciting event to watch if you are into it. It is always the light when NFL season ends. We are hoping that the league stays this exciting!