Warriors to Tie Bulls’ Record, Cavs on Top of East

Eddy Tabakovic
Staff Writer

The NBA regular season is about to come to an end and the race for the playoffs is closer than ever. The East has six teams separated by only 1-4 games with less than 20 games to go in the season. The West has four teams fighting to make it into the top 8, which could come down to the wire. Furthermore, here’s my predictions on the who will make the playoffs and how the rest of their seasons will turn out.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers (59-23)
  2. Toronto Raptors (55-27)
  3. Miami Heat (48-34)
  4. Boston Celtics (47-35)
  5. Charlotte Hornets (46-36)
  6. Indiana Pacers (45-37)
  7. Atlanta Hawks (44-38)
  8. Chicago Bulls (41-41)

The Cavs will secure the top spot in the East and the Bulls with barely squeeze into the last spot. The unique thing about this year is that no team will be under .500, unlike last year where three Eastern teams were. The playoffs are only 8 weeks away and teams are just now showing how strong they really are.

Cleveland has the best record in the East and is looking to defend their Eastern Conference Championship. The Cavaliers lost to Golden State in the NBA Finals last year. Photo courtesy of Yahoo images.

Cleveland has the best record in the East and is looking to defend their Eastern Conference Championship. The Cavaliers lost to Golden State in the NBA Finals last year. Photo courtesy of Yahoo images.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

  1. Golden State Warriors (73-9)  
  2. San Antonio Spurs (68-14)
  3. Oklahoma City Thunder (55-27)
  4. L.A Clippers  (54-28)
  5. Memphis Grizzlies (49-33)
  6. Portland Trail Blazers (44-38)
  7. Houston Rockets (42-40)
  8. Dallas Mavericks (41-41)

Golden State is going to tie the Bulls’ record. Their upcoming schedule includes facing almost all above .500 teams, including three games against the Spurs.  Portland has been rising and the Mavericks have been in a slump. 

The Warriors are on pace to break the '95-'96 Bulls' record for the best regular season record in NBA history. They are the favorites to come out of the West and repeat as NBA Champions. Photo courtesy of Yahoo images.

The Warriors are on pace to break the ’95-’96 Bulls’ record for the best regular season record in NBA history. They are the favorites to come out of the West and repeat as NBA Champions. Photo courtesy of Yahoo images.

 

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