After 82 grueling regular season games, the NBA playoffs are finally here.
This weekend will commence the two-month march to the NBA Finals. Sixteen teams will be competing for the Larry O’Brien Trophy, and it will be a tough task to accomplish with the depth of the field this season.
There are more than a few title contending teams this year, as the Lakers, Denver, Cleveland, Orlando, Atlanta, and Boston are all worthy of being in the championship discussion.
The Western Conference is scary deep with all eight playoff squads winning at least 50 games.
The first round will be very entertaining and there could be some surprises. One of the most interesting first-round matchups is the No. 4 Denver Nuggets vs. the No. 5 Utah Jazz. Here is a breakdown of the series.