With the abbreviated Play-in completed, the Brooklyn Nets, the Atlanta Hawks, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the New Orleans Pelicans step forward to claim their slots
The 16 playoff spots have been filled. It’s on to the NBA playoffs. Will it be the Lakers? Or will it be the Bucks this time? Will the Clippers be able to mount a challenge? Will the defending Raptors work their magic once again? Who you got?
This weekend, the NBA offers a mini-series that will serve as a preliminary act to the playoffs. The Portland Trail Blazers duke it up with the Memphis Grizzlies in a win-or-die affair to determine who takes the last spot in the Western Conference playoffs. With all but the Western 8th seed set, the playoffs will commence next week. But before that, here’s a bit of an appetizer.
What a difference a regular season makes! We started the season thinking the LA Lakers had a lock on – at the very least –