Overall, the key factors that will matter most in these last few games in the regular season will be: how the new players (Durant, Irving, Westbrook, etc) integrate into their new teams’ systems; how the injuries (Lebron, Durant, Zion, Towns, etc) affect their teams’ standings at the end of the season; and how other issues (Morant, Wiggins) pan out. We have here a long list of outstanding players. But do they fit in? Will they bring out the best out of the rest of the crew? Are they healthy enough – physically and mentally – for the rigors of the playoffs?
Tag: NBA Western Conference
Lakers Get Ready for a Final Push for the Playoffs
These last 20 or so games for the LA Lakers will be very important for Lebron James. This could determine whether he still gets a chance for another crown, which could be his last, considering his age and the consequent injuries he has had to deal with during these last few seasons.
LA Clippers Need to Get Unclipped
There is so much at stake for the Clippers in this game. After the massive investment to bring in Kawhi, George, Marcus Morris and the rest, a loss now will be a huge downer. Coach Rivers will have to get this team mentally and physically prepared to do battle. Failing that, this could be the end of the Clippers’ title dreams for the years ahead.
It’s A Mad Scramble For the Western Finish Line
It will be an exciting last 2 minutes for the 4 hopefuls. Each one striving to notch 2 Ws in 2 forays, each one hoping for the other to tumble. Each one bloodied and extremely exhausted, yet aware they must drag their bodies to the arena once again. Two more times. Who will the angels favor?
The Battle for Los Angeles Has Begun!!!
The Christmas Day clash between the LA Clippers and their more-storied Los Angelino cohabitants, the LA Lakers, ended in a 2nd win for the new-faves