The 2017 NBA Playoffs has just been over, as the Golden State Warriors deafeated the Cleaveland Cavaliers to clinch their 2nd NBA title in three years. Some critics say that these was the worst playoffs ever, but others say that it is one of the best. Well, let’s have a recap on what happened and I’ll share my review here.
In the West, the Golden State Warriors had a relatively easy path to the finals, sweeping all of the teams on their path. It didn’t help that the superstars of the San Antonio Spurs, namely the veteran Tony Parker and the MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard.Other notable things that happened in the Western Conference is the Utah Jazz entering the playoffs for the first time since 2012. What’s more surprising is that they have knocked off the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round in a game 7 series.
The Western Conference Semi finals between the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs have been also entertaining. As the MVP candidates, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard battling the series out. The Rockets had a blistering start, blowing out the Spurs in the first game. But the Spurs regained composure and knocked off the Rockets in Game 6.
In the East, there has been no big changes, as Lebron James and his Cleaveland Cavaliers won it. The Cavs had it in three straight years, and Lebron for seven straight years, 4 being in Miami.Notable series in the Eastern Conference is the battle between the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics in the first round. The Celtics won it after trailing 2 games, and won it in 6. The Celtics also had a 7 game match up against the Washington Wizards, as the combo guards in the name of, John Wall and Bradley Beal stood up but just fell short againsnt Isaiah Thomas.
While almost of the playoffs were boring, according to some, as teams like the Cavs and Warriors just swept away competition, it has been redeemed by the Finals. The rematch, for the third time between them had been electrifying. As the Warriors added a superstar in Kevin Durant and avenged the last year’s lost.