The NBA playoffs are here, and we’re predicting the top three teams for the next round.
We’re not just going to do a quick recap of each team’s strengths and weaknesses, though.
Instead, we’re going to analyze how they compare to their opponents, how they stack up in terms of overall air quality, and whether or not their forecasted performance is even remotely accurate.
Here are the 2017 NBA postseason air quality predictions for the Western Conference, Eastern Conference, and NBA Finals.
First, let’s take a look at the Warriors and Cavs.
The Warriors were the clear favorites to win the NBA Finals this season.
The Cavs were a little more in the middle of the pack.
But their win totals were much closer than most people expected, and they were also a very well-rounded team that played a great brand of basketball.
They had an impressive defense and were very effective on both ends of the court.
Their bench, while not as impressive as some, played a solid, defensive, backcourt.
They played a brand of offense that didn’t rely on a superstar, but had a lot of playmaking ability and athleticism on the perimeter.
Their offense also wasn’t as effective in the playoffs, but the Cavs had a very good bench.
Their defense also improved from year one, and their bench was able to carry them through the regular season.
All in all, it was a very talented team that was very capable of beating anyone.
While it was one of the best teams in the league, the Cavs still had a tough time with the Warriors.
Their shooting, their defense, and a few other key flaws were just too much for the Warriors to overcome.
It was a tough series for the Cavs.
They got outscored 51-29 in the paint, but they didn’t do a whole lot to change that.
They did manage to score the most points in the series, but it was by far the least efficient team.
The best teams have a strong frontcourt, and that’s why they can put up points.
In the Finals, it’s the Warriors’ inability to create shots that’s a huge problem.
Their ability to create offense is so much better than most teams that they don’t really have a problem creating shots for themselves.
They can create offense because of their great shooters, but when they don, it doesn’t go anywhere.
The Thunder, meanwhile, were one of those teams that could use a little bit of a boost in offensive production.
Their frontcourt and defense were both very good, and the Thunder had the ability to put up good numbers even with Russell Westbrook missing the whole series.
But the Warriors couldn’t match the Warriors in terms on the offensive end, and even if they could, they would still need a lot more help to do so.
If they want to be in the top half of the league in offensive efficiency, they have to do more of the same.
They needed to make more plays on the ball and take more shots, but at the end of the day, it wasn’t going to work.
And they had to do it.
The Spurs were another team that struggled with the Thunder in the first round.
They finished the season by notching a respectable 21 wins, and though they were just slightly worse than the Warriors, they were still a very capable team that should be a contender for the playoffs.
The problem with the Spurs is that they played a very different brand of NBA basketball than the Thunder.
They took a lot less possessions than the Curry/Westbrook/Barnes/Pelicans/Omaha/Dirk/Suns.
Their game was really built around three things: getting open shots, using screens to create space, and finishing with a jumper.
That last part was one area that the Warriors really struggled with.
They just couldn’t make enough shots to win close games.
It didn’t help that the Spurs were one half of a triple-overtime conference finals series.
In that series, the Warriors had a great defense, but their offense wasn’t nearly as effective.
That’s because the Spurs really took advantage of the Thunder’s defense.
They were able to make some impressive plays on both sides of the ball, and it just didn’t go to their favor.
Their offensive struggles really hurt them down the stretch of the series.
The big difference between them and the Warriors was their bench.
The bench in the Finals was one that was really able to play.
While they were able make some incredible plays on offense, they weren’t able to consistently create offense for themselves in the end.
In fact, that was the biggest issue they had going into the playoffs: the bench didn’t have a lot to do on offense.
They could only score in the post, but that was about it.
They weren’t really a great defensive team, either.
They struggled with