It is all about bracketing when it comes to the NBA Playoffs this year. The season may be shortened a little due to the global pandemic but we are all thankful that the games proceeded as planned. Yes, there were times when the games were postponed but the league did a great job in scheduling them at times when you think they never really would. You can write your own NBA playoff brackets on your wood journal as to who you think will make it to the top 8 in each conference. It is going to be a race down to the finish line when both conferences are pretty tight. At the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia and Brooklyn are battling at the top but teams like Milwaukee and Boston are not too far behind. We are still halfway through the season so a major trade could swing it in the favor of one side. Besides, you would want to have your own predictions a few weeks before it happens when some injuries would play a huge factor into the playoff race. Of course, some good examples would be Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. If they were not injured right now, then their teams would have a higher ranking in the standings but they are doing just fine without them. It is no secret they will get even better when those two finally make a return.
You can’t blame yourself for being a bit excited when the NBA Playoffs are just a couple of months away. Of course, that means there are just too many games per day and each one of those games matter. The moment you get your hands on your wood journal from Bark and Rock, better keep in mind that there is a play in tournament where the 7th seed takes on the 9th seed and the 8th seed takes on the 10th seed in both conferences. At first, it looks like both top seeds will have difficulties but it looks like the lower seeds are over matched when it comes to talent. This already happened in the NBA Bubble when the Blazers nabbed the 8th seed thanks to last minute heroics by Dame. When it is time for the 4th quarter, you very well know that it is going to be Dame time.
Right now, the Utah Jazz sits on top of the Western Conference. Whether they will hold that position or not seems to be another different story. The two LA teams and Phoenix are not that far behind so they can easily nab the first place and decide who will face each other in the second round. Still, Donovan and the rest of the Jazz team deserves to get out of the first round and have a deep playoff run. Only time will tell if they finally do but it looks like they are giving it their all. Their coaches do a great job of writing on their wood journal some notes about their upcoming opponents.