The NBA Playoffs are set for a wild ride on April 4-6, with a series of wild games and three-game games expected to be a lot more entertaining than the NBA regular season.
With a new crop of stars and a new season underway, the next NBA playoffs could be the best in the history of the sport.
The following are the three most likely outcomes for the NBA playoffs.
If the NBA Playoffs go the way of the 2017 NBA Finals, it would mark the third time in the last four years that the league’s best teams lost.
This would mark a significant change in the regular season for the league.
In 2017, the San Antonio Spurs were the most-improved team in NBA history and would have clinched the first playoff spot in franchise history had they lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
This season, the Cleveland Cavaliers have struggled to find their footing and have been outscored by more than 40 points per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers have had some ups and downs, but they are coming off back-to-back NBA Finals appearances, and the Golden State Warriors have emerged as one of the league top teams.
If one team wins the title, that team would be the New York Knicks.
This is the best team in the Eastern Conference, and New York’s dominance has allowed them to be the league leaders in defensive rating and the most efficient team on offense.
This team has the most talented players on the roster, including Kristaps Porzingis, Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy Butler, and Brook Lopez.
If the Knicks win, they would be among the league-leading 10 seed and could make it to the NBA Finals.
If only one team has a better record than New York, the New Orleans Pelicans will be in the running for the best record in the East.
This year’s Pelicans are in the middle of a fantastic season, and Anthony has been a major contributor on both ends of the court.
They are currently in the midst of a winning streak that stretches from December 5 through February 11.
If they can win this series, the Pelicans will have a better chance of making the playoffs than anyone else in the West.
If New Orleans loses, they will be a wild card in the playoffs.
The Pelicans are a team that can be knocked out in any situation, and they could potentially have their way with a team like the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, and Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Celtics are in a playoff chase, while the Clippers and Heat are looking to make a deep run.
If either team wins, it could make for a great series.
If both teams are tied, the first team to score more than 100 points will win.
If both teams play to their potential, the two teams will meet in the second round.
In this case, the teams would be expected to win and the two games would be a best-of-seven series.
The first round would feature two games at home.
The second round would be played at home, and in the third round, the four teams would play in the first round.
The New York Nets are expected to have a strong season in 2017-18.
The team is expected to finish first in the Atlantic Division and will likely be the first-seed in the 2018 NBA Playoffs.
The Nets are a talented team that is led by two-time MVP Deron Williams and four-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan.
If DeRuzan can keep the scoring down and the team stays healthy, the Nets could have an extremely difficult time competing for the title.
The Washington Wizards will have their hands full with the Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavericks are in first place in the Western Conference, but are struggling to find a way to win games.
They have a talented young core and should be able to play with a good team in a few weeks.
The Wizards are in third place in their conference and will look to continue their winning streak.
If a team is close, a late-game comeback could be possible.
The Chicago Bulls are in sixth place in North America and have won nine of their last 10 games.
If Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah can play together well, the Bulls could be in trouble.
They could be playing a four-man rotation for a game or two at a time, but it will depend on Rose and Noah’s health.
If neither Rose or Noah can get back, Chicago could be looking at a slow start in the series.