After 82 games, the NBA playoff seeds are finally set and the what many consider to be the real NBA season is set to begin. The playoffs will begin this year without two former power house teams. Neither the Miami Heat nor the Oklahoma Thunder will be in this year’s playoff seedings. The Thunder was devastated by a number of injuries to their star players and the Miami Heat never recovered from losing Lebron James, following his move back to Cleveland.
Jornada Criminosa feels the playoff season with have two new story lines including the surprise play of the Atlanta Hawks and the Washington Wizards. Both teams have claimed prime seeding in the playoff bracket and could go deep into the playoffs. The story line at the beginning of the season was what would the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers do with the respective return of Derik Rose and Lebron James. Cleveland has soared to a top seed while Chicago seems to have limped into the playoffs with their star player Derik Rose missing much of the second half of the season. NBA Playoffs Set To begin
The reigning champions the San Antonio Spurs are still poised to defend their title but the up and coming Los Angeles Clippers are perceived to be their greatest threat to a repeat of their championship run.
With the college basketball season over and no Tiger Woods sightings until next month, the NBA will have center stage to show the world why it is still the most popular sport in the world.