The NBA has finally reached the pinnacle of regular season play, and as the season draws to a close, many fans and players will have mixed emotions going forward.
Teams who did not get the chance to make the playoffs, will feel regret and despair.
But those who have a chance to win it all in the big dance are going to be elated and anxious to prove their worth.
This year’s NBA playoffs figures to be one of the most competitive in history, as every single team has the talent and ability to make a deep run.
Trading punches in a seven-game series, the amount of drama and action will be next-level.
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Pick To Win it All! - Milwaukee Bucks (Repeat Champion)
To be brutally honest, there aren’t many teams that the Milwaukee Bucks will be scared to play against.
The reigning and defending World Champions, Giannis and his squad are one of the deepest teams in the league.
The chemistry shown by this team has gotten better throughout this season and come playoff time they will be a massive force.
Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton are a good pair to round out the big three of this team, and there is not a lot they cannot do on both the offensive and defensive end.
Injuries have plagued this team during different periods this season, but if healthy, this team will be the favorite to win it all.
They’ve arrived, in a big way - Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant is a clear superstar in the National Basketball Association. However, his team, the Memphis Grizzlies, are a different beast in themselves.
After a decent showing in a young playoff berth last season, Memphis has taken it up a notch and looks to be the two seed in what should be a very tightly contested Western Conference crown.
Having a staggering 20-2 record without their star man Ja Morant, the roster runs deep with talent, and there is a huge ceiling that this team can achieve.
Playing team basketball along with providing great energy night in and night out, there is something special about this Grizzlies team, and locking in a possible title run would mean the world to the city of Memphis.
Wildcard In the Grass - Brooklyn Nets
It’s insane that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are considered a wildcard, but they are in the play-in game for a reason. Injuries and overall team personality issues have been the downfall of the star-studded Brooklyn Nets, this season.
After trading James Harden and receiving several pieces that can help them contend, it seems like they are poised to make a deep run in the playoffs this year.
With two of the best players on the planet, anything is possible. The depth is nowhere near enough to contend with the best of the best, but these two can pull anything off.
Elite scoring, and timely defense should be the name of the game for these Nets.
The Western Conference Giants – Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns have been dominant in the regular season, and nothing looks to be stopping them from making a second consecutive trip to the NBA finals in 2022.
Chris Paul and Devin Booker are a lethal combo, and the backup players make sure they get down and dirty.
This team is a unit, and if they stay focused, they will be one of the toughest teams to stop in a long series.