N.B.A Conference Final Preview
Now that the N.B.A conference finals are upon us, I thought this would be a great chance to do a quick write up about what I think we can expect from both series. The first and probably the most exciting of the two match ups has to be The Oklahoma City Thunder Vs. The Golden State Warriors. Some have called this the David Vs Goliath match up but I think that is stretching it a little too far. The first thing we have to remember is that the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs more time at home in a 7 game series then any team beat them the whole season. The Spurs only lost 1 game at home during the regular season and two during the playoff series.
When it comes to playoffs the production of the stars becomes even more important then in the regular season. Lebron James single handily almost beat the Warriors by him self. I would not be surprised to see Russel Westbrook and Kevin Durant put the Thunder on their shoulders and carry them to the promise land. Two things to keep an eye out, for one Thompson will most likely be guarding Westbrook on the defensive end and Draymond Green will be on Durant duties. That leaves Curry open to guard who ever is left and most likely be able to save some energy for the offensive end. With Russel Westbrook guarding Curry on the defensive end you have to wonder how much energy will that take out of him? You can say the same for Thompson as well. Second is the size differential, Warriors have mastered the small ball line up but the Thunder have Ibaka, Adams and Kanter all big guys who can move really well, this may help when it comes to offensive rebounds. Lastly, the Warriors bench is a little deeper, how many benches can say they have last year’s N.B.A finals MVP coming off of it?
The Western Finals should make for some great basketball and I am excited to see who comes out on top!