The NBA Eastern Conference is very dynamic this year. The Boston Celtics slid past the Cleveland Cavaliers late to grasp the number one seed, and the Chicago Bulls barely made the playoffs qualifying as the eighth seed.
The Bulls are facing off against the Celtics, and with the series tied at 2, it looks to be a good one.
Isaiah Thomas of the Celtics came into game 1 grief stricken after the loss of his sister in a one-car crash the day before playoffs started. Thomas played well in wake of family tragedy, but Chicago still came away with victories in both games at Boston. The Celtics did rally back to take the next two games in Chicago. Now We can only wait for game 5.
The mighty Cleveland Cavaliers sweep the Indiana Pacers 4-0.
Indiana’s shooting guard Paul George put in a good effort but proved to be not enough. George felt his teammates were not stepping up. Lebron’s Cavs on the other hand swept the Pacers in four hard fought games behind the true heroism shown by King James. Backed up by the fact that James never lost a first round playoff series, the Cavaliers now await their second round opponents.
The Toronto Raptors are leading the way against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is thriving and growing into a true star, adding to exciting young dynamic that are the Milwaukee Bucks. Meanwhile the Raptors are a tough, hard nosed team with a number of skilled veterans. With newly acquired power forward Serge Ibaka playing his game, the Raptors will be tough to beat, currently leading the series 3-2.
One of the most exciting series in all, the Washington Wizards battle the Atlanta Hawks.
Washington loses game four 111-101 in valiant effort, but it wasn’t quite enough. With John Wall and Bradley Beal playing like the dynamic duo and the Hawks playing like baby Spurs, this may turn out to be an amazing series.
Gear up for more action in this year’s first round, it’s not over yet in the “Beastern Conference”.
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