(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (3) Oklahoma City Thunder
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Golden State Warriors in 6
The Golden State Warriors swept (3-0) the Oklahoma City Thunder in the regular season bouts. That being said, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, and the Thunders seem to have a hard time against Golden State when all their games in the regular season against Golden State they had the lead heading into the fourth quarter and blew it all up, including the match where Stephen Curry shot from halfcourt to win the game in OT. Although Oklahoma lost all their match against Golden State, they still have the chance to turn this series around since they have been playing huge in the postseason after eliminating the San Antonio Spurs which was a huge boost to their momentum and confidence. But after the record breaking 73-9 regular season, the Golden State Warriors will play their hearts out each and every game to win the NBA Title twice in a row. Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder will be a classic matchup since both teams are putting everything on the line everytime they play against each other. This will surely be one exciting series and will put the fans at the edge of their seat the entire series.
But two things are for sure, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be hungry, they know they lost all their games against Golden State in the regular season, so they will not be go down without a fight and the Golden State Warriors will not let their record breaking regular season go down as one of the biggest disappointments in NBA history as they try to pour their hearts out to defend their title.
As the playoffs get started already. Let’s analyze the following match up in Western Conference
Golden Stats Warriors (1) vs. Houston Rockets (8)
This is going to be a battle between the 2 best scorer in the league, Curry and Harden. Most likely, they will be cancelling each other, but the main concern for Houston is the guys around Harden, can they step up and match up with the veteran players of GSW?
Prediction: Golden State Warriors in 4.
San Antonio Spurs (2) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (7)
Memphis can go toe-to-toe with San Antonio, if Marc Gasol and Mike Conley is not injured. Although, Memphis don’t have their top 2 players, I think San Antonio still needs to grind there way to win against this gritty Memphis team.
Prediction: San Antonio Spurs in 4
Oklahoma City Thunder (3) vs. Dallas Mavericks (6)
Dallas needs to face the Oklahoma City with their undermanned roster. They lost Chandler Parson due to Knee Injury and Deron Williams is still questionable to play. And they have another concern, that the duo of Durant and Westbrook, arguably the best duo right now in the NBA. Dallas will have a slim chance of winning this series if Dirk Nowitzki can turn back the hands of time.
Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunders in 5.
Los Angeles Clippers (4) vs. Portland Trailblazers (5)
This is going to be the most intriguing match up in the Western Conference. This is going to be Chris Paul against Damien Lillard, JJ Redick against CJ McCollum and Jamal Crawford against Allen Crabbe. That’s going to be the match ups that we need to look on this series. Pretty much equal in terms of back court, the only problem for Portland is Blake Griffin is back to DeAndre Jordan in the paint. And other than that. I think the experience and composure will be the biggest factor on this series. And that what’s lacking in Portland.
Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers in 5.
(4) Los Angeles Clippers VS. (5) Portland Trail Blazers
LAC in 6
(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Memphis Grizzlies
San Antonio Spurs in 4
With Marc Gasol and Mike Conley sidelined, the Memphis Grizzlies has a very slim chance of winning against the very disciplined backcourt and the very dominant frontcourt of the San Antonio Spurs. The Memphis Grizzlies may win a game or two, but that’s very much all of it. The San Antonio Spurs already had most of their key players well rested even before the playoffs started. It will probably be one of the biggest upsets in NBA history if the Memphis Grizzlies manage to eliminate the San Antonio Spurs.
With one day to go before the start of the NBA’s regular season, it’s time to take a look at who we predict will be raking in the trophies (both real and imaginary) this year.