Reasons to Root for Each Team Left in NBA Playoffs

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Reasons to Root for Each Team Left in NBA Playoffs
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LeBron James and Paul George traded breathtaking sequences at the end of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

With only four teams remaining in the NBA playoffs, most fanbases across the country are already looking forward to next season. That being said, the two conference finals being contested currently are producing high-quality basketball games.

Even if your favorite team is already on summer vacation, there are a plethora of reasons to cheer for the remaining squads. 

While each team still in contention is different, they all have a few things in common. They are all competent on the defensive end and are composed of mature players who understand how to fit into their teams' systems.

At this point of the postseason, mental mistakes can be the difference between a win and a loss. That was the case at the end of overtime between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, when Paul George overplayed LeBron James, allowing the MVP to take an uncontested layup that won the game.

With stars such as James, George, Tim Duncan and Marc Gasol all vying for the championship, the final weeks of the season promise to be exciting.

Each team has compelling reasons as to why people should jump on the bandwagon as playoff action gets even more intense and dramatic.

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