The 2017-2018 NBA season has been quite a roller coaster ride. Teams have risen and fallen in the standings and we now have a better idea of who will be making the playoffs and who will be watching from home. As we head into the final stretch, there are still plenty of big games left to play. Here are some games you won’t want to miss over the last eight weeks of the season.
Feb. 23: Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors have been on a tear since Christmas, winning 14 of their last 15 games. Stephen Curry is on pace to break his own single season record for three-pointers made with 292 so far this season. But the Oklahoma City Thunder might have something to say about that with the duo of Paul George and Russell Westbrook. This game could very well be a preview of what’s to come in the Western Conference finals, so you won’t want to miss it.
March 5: Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyrie Irving was supposed to be running things in Cleveland this year. Instead, he’s leading his new team on a historic win streak while LeBron James’ Cavaliers struggle just to stay afloat in the Eastern Conference playoff race. In fact, after losing four straight games against weak competition, Cleveland
The NBA regular season is finally here, and it’s time to sit back and enjoy the ride.
For those of you who have been living under a rock, the NBA is one of the biggest sports leagues in the world. It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, along with the NFL, MLB and NHL.
The league was founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). It adopted its current name in 1949 after merging with the National Basketball League (NBL).
The NBA season begins each year in late October, with training camps and pre-season games held before the start of December. The regular season runs from October to April, followed by a post-season that can run into June. There are 30 teams in total, split between two conferences: Eastern and Western. Each conference has three divisions: Atlantic, Central and Southeast for the East; Northwest, Pacific and Southwest for the West. The team with the best record at the end of each season gets to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
In this article we will look at what makes a good game to watch on TV during this year’s regular season. We’ll do this by looking at some key statistics from last
The 2017-2018 season is winding down, and the pressure is on for teams to make a playoff push. The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets may be the class of the league, but quite a few teams are poised to make noise in the postseason.
Of course, there are also several squads that have checked out early. This can make for a frustrating product on the court.
It’s not all bad news, though; we still have some meaningful regular-season games left to enjoy. Here’s a look at some of the most exciting matchups before the final buzzer sounds on April 11.
The NBA regular season has come to an end, and the playoff matchups are set. The final day of the season had a plethora of games with playoff implications, and all of them were played simultaneously. In the end, there was no need for any tiebreakers or coin flips to determine the matchups, but it was still pretty close.
The Boston Celtics, who finished with the best record in the East last year and were expected to do so again this year before Gordon Hayward’s injury in the first game of the season, have managed to get back on track and finish with the 2nd best record in the East. They will face the 7th-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in their first round matchup. The Bucks managed to sneak into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams down the stretch behind Giannis Antetokounmpo’s MVP-caliber play.
In a battle for Los Angeles between two teams that are trying to reestablish themselves as contenders in their respective conferences, we have a matchup between Kawhi Leonard’s San Antonio Spurs and LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers. While it would be nice if these two teams met each other with both at 100%, these two teams are anything but healthy right now.
So, who are the best teams in the 2017-2018 NBA season? The Top 3 Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs.
Each of these three teams has approximately the same number of victories and losses as the other two. The only difference between these teams is that each team’s strength of schedule has been slightly different. For example, the Warriors have played against some very strong teams this season, while the Spurs have not played many difficult games.
The Warriors have a record of 57-5, meaning that they have won 5 out of every 6 games this season. The Rockets have a record of 55-7, which means that they have won 7 out of every 8 games this season. The Spurs have a record of 53-9, which means that they have won 9 out of every 10 games this season.
The fact that each team has played so many good teams during their regular season schedule makes it hard to determine which team is actually better than another team. The only way to really tell which team is better than another team is to look at how many wins each team has over top 10 opponents and then compare those numbers with their losses to bottom 10 opponents.
What I mean by “top 10” and “bottom 10” opponents is that
The 2017-18 NBA season is nearly upon us. In our first look at next season, we have identified the most compelling storylines and must-see matchups for each National Basketball Association team. We will start with the Atlantic Division, so let’s get started.
Throughout the season, NBA.com’s John Schuhmann will provide a key stat for each team in the league and show you, with film and analysis, why it matters. Up next are the New York Knicks.
After winning only 31 games in their first two seasons under head coach Jeff Hornacek, the New York Knicks expect more this season. They’ve got a new point guard (Ramon Sessions) and a new starting power forward (Enes Kanter). And they’re hoping that Kristaps Porzingis is ready to take on a bigger role in his third NBA season.
The Knicks have finished 25th or worse on both ends of the floor in each of Hornacek’s first two seasons. They need their young players to improve and at least one of their veterans to have a bounce back season if they want to make some noise in the East.