The LeSabre

Filed under Sports

Conference finals almost underway

Basketball+finals+are+on+their+way.
Basketball finals are on their way.

Basketball finals are on their way.

Cole Zunker

Cole Zunker

Basketball finals are on their way.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






With the semi-finals over so soon the conference finals for the NBA are just around the corner!

The semi finals (the series that leads to the conference finals) were over in the blink of an eye with the closest series being 4-1.  The Western teams that advanced to the conference finals were the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets and the Eastern teams were the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics.  With that being said the conference finals will not be that easy or quick for these teams.

What to expect:

The conference finals are going to scrappy and physical.  With the top teams in the West facing each other and the top teams in the East facing each other, the series will be tight.  These teams already have rivalries when it comes to past games, so don’t be surprised when you players getting physical and getting under each other’s skin.  With some of the best players and teams clashing heads, fans will be on the edge of their seats for the entire series.

 

My predictions:

With these good matchups, it is not easy to pick who I think will win, but I’ll give it a try.  I see the Houston Rockets taking the series in game 7 (4-3).  The Rockets and the Warriors are the two best teams in the NBA this season and the games will be intense.  They both have all-star caliber players and are coached by some of the best.

I predict the Cavaliers taking the series in game 6 (4-2) against the Boston Celtics.  The Celtics have proven that they deserve to be in the conference finals, but I do not think they will have what it takes without the help from Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward (Their 2 best players).  Don’t get me wrong they will not go down without a fight.  The Celtics have climbed their way into the conference finals despite their star players being injured.  The Cavaliers have not had the greatest season this year especially for their expectations, but they are still a great team and are capable of taking down any team in the NBA (and they have the best player in the NBA).  Those are the reasons why I think it will be a close and tough series but not as close as the Warriors and Rockets series.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the Writer
Cole Zunker, Journalist
Grade: Senior Go to Article of Clothing: Turtlenecks Living Room decoration Must Have: Ceramic Cats My Favorites: My favorite Video game- Fortnite, My favorite holiday- Christmas, My favorite dance fad- the hustle Biggest Pet Peeve: Loud chewers TV Show Twinsies: Owen Wilson      
Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Conference finals almost underway

    2018-2019

    This week’s football MVP: Jacob Bjelland

  • Conference finals almost underway

    2018-2019

    Sabres woes continue in loss to the Spuds

  • Conference finals almost underway

    2018-2019

    Sartell’s hidden gem: color guard

  • Conference finals almost underway

    2018-2019

    The hometown kid: Joe Mauer

  • Conference finals almost underway

    2018-2019

    Girls Soccer vs. Little Falls ends with 2-0

  • Conference finals almost underway

    Fall

    Take notice of this week’s MVP

  • Conference finals almost underway

    2018-2019

    Viking’s loss: game was still fun to watch

  • Conference finals almost underway

    2018-2019

    Sabres take on the Wilmar Cardinals

  • Conference finals almost underway

    2018-2019

    On the ropes: NFL officiating

  • Conference finals almost underway

    2018-2019

    Brooke Walters hockey career: the inside scoop

Skip to toolbar
Conference finals almost underway