The NBA Conference Finals is set.
The defending champions Milwaukee Bucks were sent home after a game seven loss in Boston. Last year’s Western Conference champions were eliminated in game seven when the Dallas Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns by 33 points.
The other two series were not as close as these two aforementioned series that went seven games. The Golden State Warriors were able to fairly easily beat the Memphis Grizzlies in six games and the Miami Heat also beat the Philadelphia 76ers handily in six games as well.
Miami has had an easier path to the Conference Finals compared to the Celtics. They could be seen as a bit overrated up to this point as they had first played the Atlanta Hawks and then an injured Joel Embiid in round two. Boston had to take down the Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving led Brooklyn Nets in the first round, who they swept. They then had to get past the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks and arguably the best player in the world in Giannis.
Boston is dangerous and rolling both offensively and defensively. It should prove hard for Miami to take them down in a seven-game series, even with home court advantage.
Luka Doncic has led this team to the Conference Finals in a run that almost no one saw coming. Out of the four remaining teams, Luka probably has the worst supporting crew around him. He will have to go crazy in this series to beat the Warriors.
Golden State has been up and down in these playoffs. When they are on, they are really on, but when they are off, they are really off. If the Warriors can have any kind of consistency in this series, they should move on to the finals.
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