The NBA postseason is drawing near and here at LatinAmerican Post, we bring you the teams you should follow in this final stretch .
LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
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This next April 16 begins the NBA postseason. In this maximum scenario of world basketball, the best players of both conferences will face each other, but with so many teams it is difficult to know which series to follow. Well, here at LatinAmerican Post we bring you five teams that will surely go far this time.
They are the defending champions from last season. The Bucks finished this season with a solid record of 51 wins and 31 losses, which left them in third place in their conference. With their star, Giannis Antetokoumpo, scoring 30 points per game and playing at an MVP level, the Bucks have a real shot at repeating the title.
¡VOLCADÓN DE GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO! No hay forma de pararlo. Ninguna.pic.twitter.com/eRWAyUS3f2— Hablemos De Básquet (@HDB_ok) April 9, 2022
Last year's semifinalists had the best regular-season record of any team this time around, winning 64 games and losing just 18 . With excellent offense and defense, the Suns are the best team in the league right now. Can they withstand the pressure of the postseason?
Golden State Warriors
Defense wins championships, and the Golden State Warriors have proven to be the best defensive team this season, with several players like Dreymond Green, Gary Payton II and Andrew Wiggins providing a defense that is unprecedented in history. The big question is whether Steph Curry's recent injury will affect his playoff performance. However, the Warriors are a complete team, having already won three championships in the last decade.
The Grizzlies went from being one of the worst teams in the league last season (finishing ninth) to being second in their conference this time around. They did all this without their main star, Ja Morant, for almost a quarter of the campaign. Their success is undoubtedly due to their coach, Taylor Jenkins, who has been able to maximize the potential of players who are not superstars to mold a team that does not shine but is efficient. If you like team basketball, you can't miss the Grizzlies.
The Nuggets don't have much of a chance to win the championship, but what they do have is the best player in the league right now. This is Nikola Jokic, who has a real chance of winning the MVP this year. Jokic is averaging 27 points, 14 rebounds, and almost 8 assists per game, which makes him a very entertaining player to watch.
El PER* es una estadística que da la diferencia entre los rubros negativos (pérdidas, tiros errados, etc) y positivos (puntos, rebotes, etc), muy parecida a la valoración.— Hablemos De Básquet (@HDB_ok) April 11, 2022
Durante la 2021-22, Nikola Jokic tuvo el más alto en la historia de la NBA para una temporada: 32,85. pic.twitter.com/Y3qVzpNQh9