As we head into the Conference Finals, there are teams; you never thought you’d see. Other the Miami Heat of course, who am I kidding, everyone saw that coming.
Western Conference Final: Memphis Grizzles vs. San Antonio Spurs
Memphis has been playing like a championship team. They started off the season with a bang, and finished the regular season just two games behind San Antonio. For the first time in Memphis Grizzlies history, they are in the conference finals.
No one ever thought OKC would lose their starting point guard, Russell Westbrook, for the playoffs. OKC also never thought they would lose to Memphis in 5 games. Memphis did though and they have been playing their hearts through thick and thin, playing with grit. They deserved those wins, 110%.
History in the making for these guys, as they face one of the best teams in the league.
The San Antonio Spurs are a force to be reckoned with. Beating the Los Angeles Lakers, in 4 games (Not hard considering they didn’t really have anyone playing, and if they did they got ejected anyways: Cough Dwight Howard Cough). Then they went up against Golden State, beating them in 6 games.
They play with intensity, heart, and experience. San Antonio is no stranger to the conference finals, or even the championship finals for that matter.
Should be a great series, with these two teams. Experienced team vs a championship team in the making. I see this series heading into a 4 game sweep.
Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers
The Indiana Pacers had some challenges along the way to reach the conference finals. Beating the Atlanta Hawks, in 6 games, was a huge task that many thought wouldn’t turn out this way, including myself.
The obviously stronger team won the series between the Knicks and the Pacers. I never thought the Knicks would lose that much momentum and play at an elementary school level. Carmelo Anthony should be ashamed at himself for playing at the level he was playing; someone even gave him an MVP nod.
The pacers have a tough battle ahead of them. The Miami Heat aren’t just another team or obstacle on the way to the finals. The Miami Heat are the team, the greatest team since Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman and the Chicago Bulls.
I may be wrong, and it’s happened a lot these playoffs but I definitely see the Heat sweeping the Pacers in 4 games.