NBA Playoffs

By Lauren Marino

The final teams Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, LA Lakers, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, and Miami Heat, all fighting for a spot at the 2023 NBA finals. Each of these teams has had a phenomenal season working hard to earn their spot in the playoffs. The Golden State Warriors faced the Los Angeles Lakers in the Conference Semifinals; unfortunately, the Warriors lost the series 4-2. Their star players Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson had their moments to shine, but it was not enough to beat the lakers. The team overall struggled this series, missing many three pointers and making a handful of turnovers. In the last game the team collectively went 5 for 25 for three pointers, the Lakers capitalized on this and ended up taking the win. The Boston Celtics faced the 76ers in their Conference Semifinal. It was a close battle between the two teams but the Celtics ended up on top with a series win of 4-3. The Denver Nuggets also ended up getting a series win against the Phoenix Suns. The star players of the Suns, Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Kevin Durant unfortunately couldn’t come out on top despite their talent. Lastly, the Miami Heat pulled out a tough win against the New York Knicks, winning the series 4-2. The Conference finals will consist of the Lakers vs. Nuggets and the Celtics vs. Heat. These four teams will have a tough battle to determine the two teams competing for the final trophy.