NBA Trades, Makes or Break – the playoffs

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Bailey Lim

Due to the global pandemic, the National Basketball Association’s 2019-2020 season was suspended until recently. The NBA has decided to resume the season by limiting the amount of people who have access to the game locations. Fans are forced to watch online while the only people who attend in person are referees, family, and teams. The playoffs have started and teams compete for a spot in the NBA Finals by facing other teams hoping to win the best out of seven games.

As the playoffs rolled by, fans were shocked by the injury of the Milwaukee Buck’s star player, Giannis Antetokumnpo. The Bucks, one of the leading teams in the NBA ,were at a major disadvantage. This caused them to lose in the second bracket before advancing to the conference finals. 

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently sweeping their opponents and hold a position in the semifinals with a record of 2-1 against the Denver Nuggets. The Western Conference games are flying by as the competition is being cleaned by the West’s leading team, the Los Angeles Lakers, with stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis. 

The Eastern Conference is currently being led by the Miami Heat. They have shown superiority toward other teams by gaining a massive lead in the quarter finals, semifinals, and conference finals. Currently The Miami Heat hold the score 3-1 against the Boston Celtics. 

The current playoff leaders contain impressive box scores while playing against some of the best players in the NBA. The current playoff leader in scoring is Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz with an average of 36.3 points per game. The current playoff leader of rebounds is Jarret Allen of the Brooklyn Nets with an average of 14.8 rebounds per game. The current playoff leader of assists is Malcolm Brogdon of the Indiana Pacers with an average of 10 assists per game. 

Fans are ecstatic and excited with the return of the NBA season and are awaiting the reveal and the arrival of the teams that are participating in this year’s NBA Finals.