The NBA Finals: Heres All You Need To Know
The NBA Conference Finals have been in full effect in the bubble!
In the Eastern Conference, the number one seeded Boston Celtics going against the tough and scrappy number four seeded Miami Heat who upset the Milwaukee Bucks and their now two time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo four games to one in their previous series. The series started off with an overtime thriller in Game 1, that ended with a tenacious game sealing block by Bam Adebayo, as Jayson Tatum attempts to dunk. That momentum for Miami carried over into Game 2 where Jimmy Butler’s late game defensive energy and steals pushed them to a victory in Game 2. The Celtics answer back in Game 3 with all their key players clicking on all cylinders.
Jaylen Brown was the high scorer for the Celtics with his 26 points to secure the win.
However in Game 4, the Miami Heat’s rookie guard Tyler Herro scored 37 points off the bench to lead the team to a close game win. With their backs against wall down, three games to one in the series, Boston fights back with an efficient win in game 5, with Jayson Tatum’s 31 points to lead the way.
Miami is still one win away from going to the NBA Finals up three games to two in the series, while the Celtics are in a win or go home situation for the rest of the series.
As for the Western Conference Lebron James chasing his fourth ring with the Los Angeles Lakers who are taking on the Denver Nuggets who have been the phenomenal underdog of the bubble with their repeated comebacks from three games to one deficits in their previous series in the playoffs.
Game 1 was simply Anthony Davis taking on the scoring load and leading his team to the victory with his 37 points and 10 rebounds. Game 2 was an electrifying game despite the reality of no fans being in attendance. Anthony Davis hit a walk off game-winning three pointer in dramatic fashion yells “KOBE” in memory of his passing, as well as wearing the black mamba edition Lakers uniform in the game.
Yet the comeback kids Denver Nuggets are back at it again as they secure a Game 3 win after being down 2-0. Murray led the way with his 28 points and 12 assists.
Although Jamal Murray’s dominating performance in Game 4 with 32 points, Anthony Davis, even with fighting through an ankle injury he suffered in the game, pushed through to get the win with his 34 points. The series is three games to one with the Lakers in the lead, which may seem all too familiar to the
Nuggets so we will see how they respond to the pressure of win or go home for the rest of the series.
As far as the Lakers we will see if Anthony Davis’s ankle injury affects his play, and if Lebron will be forced to take on more of the scoring load.