With the NBA playoffs just around the corner, the Chicago Bulls have cemented themselves as the best team in the Eastern Conference. The Boston Celtics were given a lot of attention as the best team in the league earlier in the season.
The two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers may have been struggling heading into the All-Star break, but the loss to arguably the worst team in the league in the Cleveland Cavaliers may have been just what the doctor ordered…
It has been a long hard season for the Chicago Bulls as they have struggled with many things throughout the year from losing their leading scorer Ben Gordon in the off-season and dealing with the possible firing of head coach Vinny Del Negro.
There is a lot of speculation around the NBA about where the big name free agents will land this summer when they officially become free agents on July 1st this summer. Personally, I believe that Dwyane Wade would be the perfect fit in Chicago as he would compliment center Joakim Noah and point guard Derrick Rose perfectly!
Even when the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to put LeBron James on Derrick Rose, the up and coming point guard out of Memphis was still able to drive to the hoop at will and get to the free-throw line.
Wow, the Cavs already won Game 1 without much of a hiccup. Stop the presses. Is this surprising to you? Well, it shouldn’t be. The Cavs played great with Shaq back in the lineup. O’Neal looked like he didn’t miss a beat after sitting out most of the second half of the season.
The Thunder will make their first playoff appearance in its young existence. Oklahoma City is currently the sixth seed in the west but are locked in a three-way battle with the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs.
Coming into this NBA season there was a talented class of rookies that were looking to prove themselves on the next level, but despite rookie phenom point guard Brandon Jennings leading the way for the Rookie of the Year.
The NBA regular season is quickly coming to an end and there are only six playoff spots left in the league with two spots in the Western Conference and four open spots in the Eastern Conference.