The NBA is getting closer to its elite eight teams that will be competing in this year’s championship. Each team remaining has a chance to make it to the finals. The opening round had some upsets – most notably the Miami Heat, the eighth seed knocking out top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference. The Heat will now face the New York Knicks, another underdog team that should not be underestimated.
The Boston Celtics-Philadelphia 76ers winner will determine the eventual East champion. In the Western Conference, the top-seeded Denver Nuggets will face a tough opponent, the Phoenix Suns, who are led by Devin Booker and trade deadline addition Kevin Durant.
The NBA experts reveal their picks for each conference semifinal winner, with a final score tally of 10-6 in favor of the Celtics over the 76ers, and 10-6 in favor of the Knicks over the Heat. For the West Semifinals, the experts chose the Suns over the Nuggets, with a final score tally of 12-4.
The NBA playoffs are set to continue with more exciting matches that could bring unexpected upsets. The teams still alive in the competition have a chance to make it to the finals and eventually be crowned this year’s champion. It will be interesting to see which teams will rise to the occasion and continue their playoff journey.