The NBA second round playoff is underway. So, the first round is behind us. To read more about the first round, be sure to visit our NBA Playoff Bracket Update 2019 post.
NBA Second Round – Eastern Conference
In the Eastern Conference, the number one seed, the Milwaukee Bucks play the number four seed, the Boston Celtics. In the first round, the Boston Celtics rose to the occasion and swept the Indiana Pacers. To read more about the Boston Celtics first round, be sure to check out our Celtics Sweep Pacers First Round 2019 post. In game one, the Celtics defeated the Bucks with a score of 112 – 90.
Surprisingly, the Bucks are the favorite to move on; yet the Celtics easily defeated them in the first game. Similarly to the NHL, the hockey experts had the playoffs wrong. Will that be the case in the NBA second round playoffs?
Also in the Eastern Conference, the number two seed, the Toronto Raptors play the number three seed, the Philadelphia 76ers. In game one, the Raptors beat the 76ers with a score of 108 -95. The Raptors are the favorite to win this series and move on. Do you think the Raptors will win?
NBA Second Round – Western Conference
In the Western Conference, the number one seed, the Golden State Warriors play the number four seed, the Houston Rockets. Last year, the Rockets lost to the Warriors. In a rematch of last year’s playoff conference finals, the Rockets are hoping to win. Still, many have the Warriors to once again win the series.
Also in the Western Conference, the number two seed, the Denver Nuggets will play the number three seed, the Portland Trail Blazers. In this series, many basketball analytics are predicting the Blazers to be in the conference finals.
No doubt, the second round should provide plenty of playoff excitement.
Are you watching the NBA second round playoffs?
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