From the dramatic game between Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers to the seven-game thriller between Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics, it’s been an NBA Playoffs season to remember.
But the drama is not over yet. The semi-finals of Eastern and Western Conferences is still on. In the East, four teams battle it out for a chance to be Conference champs and feature in the NBA Playoffs Final. These teams include Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers.
In the West, the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets are still alive. They’re joined by Utah Jazz and the Pelicans.
What else is there to know?
It’s tighter in the West than in the East
Early this morning, the Warriors suffered defeat in Game 3 of their series against the New Orleans Pelicans. The result (119-100) means that their lead in the series is now cut to 2-1. It’s the same with the Houston Rockets, who are also 2-1 against Utah Jazz.
But in the East, Boston Celtics lead 2-0 while Cavs also lead 2-0.
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The 200-point average
Since the NBA Playoffs entered the semifinal stage, every game played has seen an average of 200 points scored. No kidding. From the Warriors’ first game against the Pelicans (123-101) to the Rockets’ win over Utah Jazz (113-92), and then the 8 games in-between.
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The dominance of the home teams
Of all the 10 games played so far in this semifinal series, 6 times the teams playing at home have won their games. Every team (both in the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference) have won at least one home game – save for the Toronto Raptors who have yet to win a single game in their series against Lebron James and co.
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If all games were to drag on till Game 7, 18 more NBA Playoffs games remain to be played. And this excludes the Conference finals and then the NBA Playoffs Final itself. There’s still so much to look forward to this month.
One way you can make sense of all that’s happening is to look at the trends. And one of the trends that catch the eye is the century of points being scored in each game.
Every other team still alive in the Playoffs has managed to score at least 100 points in at least one of their games. Even Utah Jazz finally had to score 116 points to draw level in Game 2 of their series against Houston Rockets after only managing 96 points in Game 1.
Which teams do you think will face each other in the NBA Playoffs Final? Leave us a comment and share your thoughts with us.