The NBA playoffs should be very competitive this season.
Both conferences have plenty of good teams, and it is anyone’s guess who will come out on top.
While the Eastern Conference may have less depth, the teams at the top are very good.
That is the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, and Philadelphia 76ers.
Boston is the reigning conference champion, and they have the best record in the conference so far.
So even though they might be seen as the favorite to some, one NBA analyst does not agree.
Ric Bucher has more trust in the Bucks to come out of the East this season.
“I still trust the Milwaukee Bucks more than the Boston Celtics. I’m not fully convinced that I’m going to get the best of Jayson Tatum every time I need him. I can’t erase what happened in the Finals last year.”
— @RicBucher on if Boston’s the clear-cut favorite to win the East pic.twitter.com/OAyj0eQ8AP
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) February 25, 2023
Bucher mentions how he can not believe in the Celtics due to the play of Jayson Tatum.
In last year’s NBA finals, the Golden State Warriors dominated Tatum and exposed him on the biggest stage.
Bucher is not sure that will not happen again in 2023.
We have seen the Milwaukee Bucks win the NBA finals and Giannis Antetokounmpo played great.
So, having more faith in Giannis than in Tatum makes complete sense.
One of the key factors in the playoffs might be which team has the home-court advantage.
Right now, the Celtics are 0.5 games better than the Bucks on the year.
Whoever winds up winning the top seed in the East, could very well represent the conference in the finals.
Very few players will be under more pressure than Tatum as we get set for the playoffs.
2023-02-25 23:28:24 ,
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