2015 NBA Playoffs Underway

Posted on May 21, 2015 by


The 2015 NBA playoffs are well underway.

“It’s the best time of the year, when the NBA playoffs are on,” senior basketball player Matt Hook said.

It all started in the West division with the Golden State Warriors, the number one seed, who took on the New Orleans Pelicans. The Warriors, arguably the best team in the NBA, went on to sweep the Pelicans four games to zero.

The Portland Trailblazers took on the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis advanced without a problem, winning four out of the five games played.

The remaining champions, the San Antonio Spurs, played the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers won the series to advance.

“All respect to Coach Pop, but I am happy the Clippers were able to pull off the victory,” sophomore point guard Justin Hummel said. “The Clippers are my favorite team, so of course I want them to win it all.”

The last series in the West division would be the Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks had some issues with players and fell to the Rockets.

The east division started off with the Atlanta Hawks taking on the Brooklyn Nets. The Hawks would win the series four games to two.

The Washington Wizards headed to Toronto to face the Raptors, but the Raptors were no match with the Wizards. The Wizards would go on to sweep the series.

The Chicago Bulls, with a healthy Derrick Rose, would win their first round series against the Milwaukee Bucks.

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers took on the Boston Celtics. The Celtics put up a good fight but fell to the Cavs.

The quarterfinals in the west started with MVP Steph Curry and the Warriors taking on the Memphis Grizzlies. However, Memphis led the series right now two games to one.

“I think Steph Curry does unbelievable things with the ball that other players just can’t do and deserved to win the MVP award this year,” senior Mike Osenbach said.

Also in the west, the Clippers are up three games to one over the Houston Rockets. The Clippers are playing very well right now and look like they will be making a good run in these playoffs.

“The Clippers are one of my favorite teams just because I feel like I kind of play like Blake Griffin when I play basketball. Also, I think Chris Paul is the best point guard in the league this year,” senior Ryan Gantz said.

The Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls are currently tied two games apiece. With LeBron James and Derrick Rose battling hard, this could go either way. LeBron, however, just made a game winning shot at the buzzer to even the series.

“I love to watch LeBron play just because he is one of the greatest to play the game” Senior Tyler Emge said. “He is very clutch.  Just look at his game winner at the buzzer.”

“I would just like to see the young Golden State Warriors team win it all because I think they’re too nasty,” senior Mitch Kinek said.

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