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 Suns now have what it takes to match up against the best in every position, plus a bench that could be the envy of most coaches in the NBA.
Basketball has evolved so much during the past decade. And a big part of that must be credited to the Golden State Warriors. If you are a serious student of the game, watch the Warriors play. Understand the small nuances, the subtle changes and adjustments. Not only will you learn about new basketball concepts, perhaps you’ll find some profound nuggets of wisdom you could use in running your life.
The Bucks are now just a game away from the NBA crown. The crucial Game 6 will be held in their home arena at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. The momentum has changed hands now. It is now with the Bucks, as they gallop toward the finish line. Which team will respond with a greater sense of urgency? Which team will execute their offense and defense patterns successfully? Which team will the cage gods bless?
In the west, it is maturity against positivity, both virtues that are beyond the basic skills we find on the court. Who wins? The team whose collective will is stronger will win it all. For the east, it will be power vs speed; height and might vs guile. Who wins? It is for the Bucks to win. If the Bucks become too complacent, then the Hawks have a proverbial puncher’s chance to win this series.
Two teams from the east, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets, and 5 teams from the west – namely: the Utah Jazz, the Phoenix Suns, the LA Clippers, the Denver Nuggets and the defending champs LA Lakers, have legit claims to the coveted crown. No team has a clear path to the finals.