By: Lucas Kochevar
The NBA Playoffs have seen some very exciting games. Here we are in the second round and we have some intriguing match-ups. The first one that we do have has already started Saturday night. The game was between the Pelicans and Warriors. The Pelicans shocked the playoff world as they swept the third seeded Portland Trail Blazers, meanwhile, the Warriors took care of the Spurs in five games. The first game between the two teams turned out to be a beat down as the Warriors throttled them.
The next series in the Western Conference is between the Rockets and Jazz. This game comes after Houston handled the T'Wolves and the Jazz humiliated the Thunder in six games. The Jazz and Rockets played their game one yesterday and it showed that the Jazz were tired and could not keep up with Houston. The Rockets will look to take care of the Jazz quickly as if they have momentum they could test them.
In the Eastern Conference the Celtics play the hot Sixers. The Sixers are one of the hottest teams in the league. as they have the best odds in Vegas, other than the Rockets. The East favorites will look to beat the injury-riddled Celtics. Boston lost their best player in Kyrie Irving, but Al Horford and Terry Rozier have willed these Celtics to the second round.
The Cleveland Cavaliers finished their first round struggle yesterday after LeBron strapped the team to his back. This Cavs team is very weird as they have talent, but they just do not play well. The Cavs will play the Raptors in the next round. The Raptors played the Wizards and took care of them in six games. This Raptors-Cavs series will surely be interesting as the Raptors are the first seed and the Cavs are playing the Raptors in the playoffs for the first time without Kyrie.
The second round will be very exciting as the match-ups are more interesting than the first round.