The national basketball league will head into the 2021 season playoffs on May 22nd. Some teams secured their spot early on and others are still battling it out.
The western conference had the Utah Jazz finish in the number one seed followed by the Suns in 2nd, the Denver Nuggets, Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Lakers are playing the Warriors for the seventh seed while Memphis Grizzlies are playing the Spurs for the 8th seed and a potential spot to play the Utah Jazz.
The play in games take place tonight the 19th. The Lakers play the Warriors and the winner will move on to play the Suns. The loser will play the winner of the Grizzlies and the Spurs game to compete for a last chance and play the 1-seed Utah Jazz.
The east is a similar story. It shows the 76ers in the top spot followed by the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat in the last secured 6th seed.
The Celtics faced off against the Washington Wizards for a the 7th seed and Boston blew them away securing their spot against the Brooklyn Nets as the 7th seed. The Pacers now play the Hornets. Winner will compete against the Wizards in a match to play the east 1-seed 76ers.
It has been a long year with Covid, but it seems that things are finally getting back to normal and that includes a good NBA playoff set. People are looking forward to some good matches and a return to a more normal time.