In the West, it’s down to just the Denver Nuggets and the L.A. Lakers. The Nuggets are coming off an impressive comeback against the Clippers who had a 3-1 lead in the series. For most of the playoffs the Nuggets have been written off but Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray have shown that no matter how many games they are down they can regain focus and come back. The Lakers, except for just two games, have dominated the competition.
The Lakers came to play for the first two games of the series taking a two-game lead on the Nuggets.
Don’t be shocked if the Nuggets hoist a comeback later in the series. If we have learned anything about the Nuggets this year it’s to not underestimate their ability to close a fight.
In the East, it’s down to the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. Miami has been dominant so far in the playoffs. Going into the Eastern Conference finals the Heat had only lost one game. Boston, on the other hand, had a few struggles. Having to go to game seven with the Toronto Raptors, the Celtics had some wondering if they are ready to make it to the finals. Right off the bat, the Celtics looked like the ones on fire. They played great in the first half of game one, but then choked the third quarter, giving the game to the Heat. Game two went the same way, and the Celtics needed to answer in game three. And they did. Never trailing, the Celtics were able to cool off the Heat a little and give themselves a chance to try and tie up the series before it’s too late.