NBA Western Conference Odds 4/12/19, Warriors favored to win again

NBA Western Conference Odds 4/12/19, Warriors favored to win again

It includes Denver, in the playoffs for the first time since 2013. He knows how to get to the foul line, while his step-back three is one of the most unguardable shots in the league.

Sorry Detroit fans, but this won't be much of a series.

"Should we take that personal that the Warriors are the favorite?"

Giannis would have clinched the MVP title already if there was no Harden.

The NBA conference finals begin May 14, with a possible move-up to May 12-13, again depending on how the series' go.

L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 8 p.m. The Warriors Death Sentence is now looming over their season.

He scored 45 points after a three-game absence.

"We've been in these types of series before, where it's about the gamesmanship, understanding players' tendencies", Shaun Livingston said. He's not as well liked as Stephen Curry and doesn't get the credit he deserves because he joined an all-time great team. I still can't believe they are where they are after losing Victor Oladipo. His status for the playoff opener has yet to be determined, coach Dwane Casey told reporters after the victory. I was trying to come up with reasons to pick IN in this series, but Kyrie Irving vs. Darren Collison really isn't much of a contest.

The fact the Boston Celtics winning 49 games and claiming the fourth seed represents underachievement shows you how talented their roster is, on paper at least. He is just the second player in franchise history to average 15 or more points, 12 or more rebounds and 2 or more blocks in a season. Hopefully, the former No. 1 overall pick can get the proper treatment before Game 1 against the Bucks starts.

The No. 2 seed in the East is the Toronto Raptors and they will be playing the Orlando Magic. To make matters, worse, they're facing an OKC Thunder team they failed to defeat even once during the regular season. For starters, Blake Griffin's status is still up in the air. Their four top minutes leaders have combined for zero playoff minutes (Jokic, Murray, Harris, Barton). There's a pretty large talent disparity between the top four teams and the bottom four teams. The series might be decided by which side can defend the rim better. The x-factor in this series will be DeMar DeRozan.

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Next up most of the games should be easy wins for Liverpool unless there is a major calamity. I saw it really well; maybe I saw it first the ball would go in.

San Antonio clearly has the easiest matchup of the three but all games are certainly winnable, especially with Giannis out versus Oklahoma City.

The Nets have covered six of their previous seven road games and 10 of their previous 14 divisional games.

Key matchup: Simmons vs. D'Angelo Russell. Tough to stop around the rim, but can also handle the ball and is an elite passer - averaging 7.7 assists per game.

The Bucks posted the best record in the National Basketball Association. But Brooklyn did not play well down the stretch. Another case for the Nets is that Kenny Atkinson will likely out-coach Brett Brown over the course of the series. It will come down to the health of the of Joel Embiid, who may miss the first game due to knee soreness. Over the next three or four weeks, the Rockets will come to rue that George three-pointer. That didn't happen previous year because of an injury, but Irving will get his chance prove himself this time around. They are simply too skilled and too focused to lose.

What's more impressive for Orlando is the offense.

The Warriors hardly broke a sweat in that game and it has been similar in the opening round in which they have won 16 and lost just two games in Steve Kerr's era. I guess it's Jae Crowder, but I don't feel great about that. Trevor Ariza has been vastly overrated since his departure, and Austin Rivers, Danuel House, and Kenneth Faried are all really good pickups, not to mention PJ Tucker and Clint Capela have been better, too.

The Rockets will have their work cut out for them if they want to keep the Jazz off the glass. Can't wait to watch how this one plays out. "I knew coming here", he said. The Spurs, who are 4-3 against the other two opponents, would claim the top seed. We'll see what he'll do this year.

Oklahoma City at Portland, 3:30 p.m. It could be one and done for Kawhi (he has a player option for next year), though, so Ujiri has pushed all his chips into the center of the table in the hope his hand is strong enough to hit the jackpot. This will be the most important playoff appearance to date. In other words, the Bucks have lost eight straight first round National Basketball Association playoff series'.

The Eastern Conference is now wide open with the removal of Lebron James, and several teams will be looking capitalize.

Well ... let's take a closer look at the Clippers. However, it wouldn't surprise me at all to see the Spurs moving on to the second round.

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