Watch NBA Playoffs 2018 Live Stream Online here. THIS IS WHY you sit tight and scream. Welcome to one of the most exciting part of any sports in the world - the NBA Playoffs. The time when they play harder, more physical and intense - the time when everyone aims for the next level towards the NBA Finals.
The regular season of the NBA came to an end after having played 1230 games. The Houston Rockets were the big winners to get the best record, while the Golden State Warriors, current champions of the league, finished second in the Western Conference.
The big losers were the San Antonio Spurs, who lost 122-98 visitors to the New Orleans Pelicans, fell to seventh in the standings and will have to face the Warriors in the first round, their executioners last year in the finals of the Western Conference.
While in the East, the defending conference champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, could not be at the head of the classification and the best they got was fourth place, which at least guarantees them the home advantage in the first round of the playoffs, which they will play against the Indiana Pacers.
Finally, the Timberwolves in spite of doing so with suspense, got the victory in overtime by 112-106 against the Denver Nuggets. They secured the pass to the NBA playoffs for the first time in 14 years, while eliminating the Nuggets.
One exciting final date of the regular season of the NBA is disputed this Wednesday in the United States, where the eight classified of each conference will be defined for the expected playoffs of the tournament.
Warriors vs. Spurs
They are here: after six months of the regular season, the NBA Playoffs start on Saturday with a strong start in the series between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs, with Argentine Manu Ginobili and the Spanish Pau Gasol.
The Golden State Warriors, current champions and current runners-up in the Western Conference regular season, will clash with San Antonio Spurs, seventh in the same area, in a match marked by the losses of Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard.
Both met in the final conference passes, with a 4-0 win for the Bay of Oakland. Leonard was then injured in the first game, when his team led the score with an advantage of more than 20 points, and the Texans were swept.
Now without Leonard or Curry, the Warriors remain favorites, despite having lost six of their last ten games.
"There's no pressure on us," said the Spurs' first sword, LaMarcus Aldridge, after losing 98-122 to New Orleans in the final game of the regular season.
The Spurs will need the best version of Aldridge, as well as renewed energies from Ginobili, Parker, and Gasol to havea chance against a Curry-less Warriors.
Rockets vs. Timberwolves
The Rockets are red hot this season and can easily sweep the playoffs with their smooth shooting. Harden, the favorite to win the NBA MVP award this year and could bring the Rockets to the NBA Finals. However, Butler and the Timberwolves' defense and size might upset the Rockets.
The playoffs will begin on Saturday, April 14.
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