Warriors take historic run into playoffs

Dino Frentzas, Staff Reporter

With the NBA season coming to an end, many fans cannot wait for the playoffs. There is uncertainty in the East and West conferences over who will represent each in the NBA Finals.

Many fans pick the Cleveland Cavaliers to sweep the East conference because of their big three: Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love. Cleveland is a team primarily reliant on James.

However, for example, when the Cavaliers played the Miami Heat they got embarrassed losing 101-122. James did not play for that game and he got very upset about the team’s performance.

If someone else does not step up and carry some of the load James is carrying, the Cavaliers will have trouble making it to the championship.

James needs help and has the talent around him that can give him the help he needs. If James can carry the load and get players involved then the Cavaliers should most likely be in the NBA Finals, but I highly doubt they will win the finals.

The Toronto Raptors look like a team that can potentially beat the Cavaliers. Their two all-stars Kyle Lowry and Demar Derozan are having a good season and are known to be one of the best backcourts in the NBA. The team has won more than 50 games for the season and is second in the Eastern Conference. Fans should keep an eye out for Toronto.

The Miami Heat is looking really good with its win against the Cavaliers. The team is full of veterans such as Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh who have plenty of playoff experience.

The team also has Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside, Luol Deng, Justise Winslow and Joe Johnson to support Bosh and Wade.

The Golden State Warriors had a historical year. According to ESPN, point guard Steph Curry has been deemed to be the MVP of the NBA for months, scoring more than 30 points a game, more than five rebounds a game, more than six assists a game, and two steals a game.

Curry and shooting guard Klay Thompson are known as the greatest shooting backcourt in NBA history with both players making more than 43 percent of their three point shot attempts.

Power Forward Draymond Green is nearly averaging a triple double, which was only done by Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson one season.

Green is averaging 14 points, ten rebounds, and more than seven assists a game.

Green is also a team leader who does most of the talking for his team during and after games. The Warriors, with notable players such as Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut are on pace to beat the 95-96 Bulls season record of 72-10.

The San Antonio Spurs are having another great season with the elevation of Kawhi Leonard, who has become the face of the franchise. Leonard has improved his shooting tremendously.

Leonard also improved his 3 point shooting percentage The teams offseason acquisition Lamarcus Aldridge is fitting in with team by scoring 18 points and eight rebounds for the season.

Veterans like Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw are now complimenting to Leonard and Aldridge’s game.

The Spurs set an NBA record by going 39-0 at home for the season, which is incredible.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are right behind the Warriors and Spurs in the standings with their exceptional season.

Superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are having phenomenal seasons, which should be taken notice of by fans. These two are offensively superior to a typical NBA player because they are versitle in every aspect of offense.

Durant and Westbrook are built around complimentary pieces such as Serge Ibaka, Enes Kanter, Steven Adams, Dion Waiters and Cameron Payne.

Many fans believe the Warriors will sweep the NBA Playoffs with their incredible performances, but I think the Spurs have what it takes to make it to the NBA Finals and against the Cavaliers.

The winner of the NBA Finals looks like the Spurs, for they look like the best all around NBA team in the league. Junior Brett Taucher believes the Spurs or Warriors will win the NBA Championship because “both team’s win streaks are immaculate.”