This means the NBA Finals are challenged between the champs of the West division and the victors of the East division. It's not hard to see them dispatching the up-and-down Bucks, though Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo is worth a win or two in any series.
The Philadelphia 76ers solidified the #3 seed, but "the Process" is still a few seasons away, leaving things wide open for the Cavaliers, who possess the #4 seed to make it to yet another finals, much to the distaste of many. He leads the National Basketball Association in just about every single stat, holding an MVP-caliber season. The latter will have a far bigger impact on the series.
Will the Sixers actually make the Finals? Even though Westbrook is the best player in this battle, Utah is playing with nothing to lose. It'll stop in the conference semifinals.
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The Rockets have looked like the best team in the league this season.
While Thunder-Jazz feels like it's going to be a brawl, Blazers-Pelicans projects more like a attractive basketball ballet, with Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Jrue Holiday and CJ McCollum awing crowds with crafty displays of finesse and skill, outperforming their opponents more than overpowering them. They needed it because the NBA's long-standing champions of fun haven't been having a very good time lately. The Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers have an NBA-high seven worldwide players each.
The Trail Blazers hit a lull entering the playoffs, losing four of their six games in April, though they rounded off the regular season with a victory against the Utah Jazz.
Philadelphia beats Miami in six games: The hottest team in the league with a insane and rabid fan base is in for a treat this spring.
The Toronto Raptors will make the NBA Finals! While finals duels between the Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are always entertaining, fans of the league often prefer following player's Instagram accounts or pre-game outfits during the regular season, and then only tune in for LeBron James' yearly championship cameo. Yes, LeBron James and Co. are lurking along the way, but if the Raptors can't beat that ragtag group this season, with their depth and experience, they never will without hitting a minor restart button. The favorites to win the league, as long as Curry is not 100%. They'll get a tough, slow-paced defensive team in their first-round matchup with the Heat, but Miami (20th in offensive efficiency) just can't score enough to keep up with Philadelphia. Anything besides making the finals will be disappointing. The Spurs own the coaching advantage and LaMarcus Aldridge has been balling out of his mind. The reigning NBA MVP and the potential Rookie of the Year have shown they can do whatever is necessary to carry their teams offensively.
Golden State lost two out of three to Portland during the regular season.
With that historical trend as a cutoff, here's a look at the six teams with any conference title hopes. But this conference, barring injuries of course, will come down to Houston and Golden State. Stephen Curry is injured to a certain degree. This is just the start of the Warriors trip for excellence in the playoffs.
Even though the Warriors won't have Steph Curry in the first round, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are looking to lead this team over San Antonio in the first round.
The Playoffs begin Saturday when San Antonio visit the Oracle Arena to take on Golden State, Saturday at 3:00pm EST, followed by Toronto and Washington at 5:30pm EST.
A Syrian military officer on the edge of eastern Ghouta said the evacuation of rebels from Douma was supposed to end on Thursday. British Minister Davis said his decision then to vote against action was based on a lack of clear evidence and no clear plan.
The March consumer price index dipped 0.1% in March, but year-over-year, it was up to 2.4% from 2.2% in the prior month. There were also declines in the cost of telecommunication, used cars and trucks, tobacco and education.
In August 2017, the Marist Brothers reported that a member of the congregation had admitted to abusing 14 boys in Chile. Osorno parishioners said they appreciated the Pope's change of heart and accepted his plea for forgiveness.
A spokesman for the California Army National Guard initially said the administration's request would be promptly reviewed. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has said that some of the troops going to the Texas border will be armed.
Nikolas Cruz also has a bank account with $353 and receives dividends from about $2,200 in Microsoft stock, his lawyers said. Cruz to choose his own punishment for brutally murdering 17 people", said prosecutor Shari Tate . "Mr.
The deal will initially be offered to Spotify's current 71 million Premium subscribers, and new subscribers to the service. A Spotify bundle with Hulu combines the two subscriptions and cuts their aggregate price.
Allman's resignation, and his show has been canceled ", a spokesman for Sinclair told The Washington Post and other outlets. Though Allman had criticized Hogg before, his violent tweet caught the attention of Missouri Democratic state Rep.
He tweeted: "Our relationship with Russian Federation is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War ". Its argument that a one-off military strike is enough to deter Assad from using chemical weapons again is clearly untrue.
Macron: France to stand by Baltic countries on security
Moscow, which offers military support to the Syrian regime, has warned of a possible Russian response to a USA attack. That attack in Duma, a rebel-held town in Syria's eastern Ghouta region, left dozens dead, including children.
Last-gasp Ronaldo goal sees Real Madrid through
Ronaldo's coolly taken 97th-minute penalty into the top corner came after Medhi Benatia brought down Lucas Vazquez in the box. We must remember that we beat Real Madrid 3-0 on their own turf and only a insane person would've believed that going in.
Yemen rebel missiles, drones shot down over Saudi
Earlier this month, the coalition said the rebels attacked a Saudi oil tanker in the Red Sea, causing "minor damage" to the ship. Malki said Saudi forces also intercepted two missiles in the southern Jizan and Najran provinces, close to the border with Yemen.
Barack Obama, Theresa May not invited to royal wedding
Rumors about the guest list - specifically the inclusion or not of the Obamas and President Trump - have been swirling for months. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the guest list for the much-anticipated event consists largely of family and friends.
Woods reflects on Masters campaign
Patrick Reed has some courage, doesn't he? Woods wrapped up the tournament Sunday with his best round, a 3-under-par 69. Reed has always been a boastful guy, and it was reported that it also led to him talking down to younger teammates.