As we enter into round two NBA playoffs, let’s take a look at the matchups. Since several teams advanced to the second round quickly, are they more rested?
Round Two NBA
Because all the NBA first round playoffs has ended, all semi-conference finals have been set. In the same way, Sunday, April 30, 2017 begins round two.
Round Two NBA Eastern Conference
In the first place, the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards have a 1:00 p.m. EST game on Sunday to begin Round two. So, this series will be the number one-seeded team taking on the number 4 seeded team.
Because of the excellent team matchups, this series is expected to go the full distance. In addition, it took both team’s six games to win in Round 1 of the playoffs. Also, in the regular season the two teams split their series. With this in mind, we can expect to see a very competitive series.
By the same token, the Cleveland Cavaliers will play Toronto Raptors. Because Cleveland easily won in their first series, can we expect quick work in round two NBA playoffs?
Of course, last year’s Cleveland Cavaliers took the Toronto Raptors out in six games. Additionally, the Cavaliers are the number 2 seeded team and the Raptors are the number 3 seeded team. Although Toronto has been hot lately, can they hold off the Cavaliers?
Since both teams finished in the top three record wise, both teams seem to be on an even playing field. Moreover, both teams should provide a fun series to watch.
On the other hand, the number one-seeded, Golden State Warriors will play the number five seed Utah Jazz. Although there have been some questions in the Warriors consistency, this is the third consecutive year they will play in the Championship series.
For the Utah Jazz, this is a special moment as they played well in their series against the Clippers. Indeed, the Utah Jazz are playing as underdogs. Because the series went to game 7, will Utah Jazz be tired?
After all, the number one offense of the Warriors could be a challenge to the Jazz. Because the Jazz have played well defensively, they are heading into this series feeling confident.
As always, I would love to hear your comments on how Round two NBA playoffs will go.
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