The 2016 NBA Playoffs are here, and the field is as interesting as it has ever been. The defending champion Golden State Warriors are fresh off of a record setting 73 win season, and looking to bring home a second straight title to the Bay. Standing in the Warriors way will be Western Conference power San Antonio Spurs, who look to bring a 6th NBA Title to their trophy room. In the Eastern Conference, LeBron James and the Cavaliers are hungry to finish what they started a year ago. Throw in tough teams like the Clippers, Raptors, Heat, and Thunder, and the 2016 NBA Playoffs are as good as ever.
- Date: May 2017
- Teams: #1 Warriors vs. #3 Thunder
The 2016 Western Conference playoff bracket might be one of the toughest in the history of the NBA. The Golden State Warriors won 73 games in the regular season, and look unstoppable. Except for the fact that the San Antonio Spurs are as talented as ever, and posted a 67-15 record, which slots in the top 5 all time. Throw in championship caliber teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Los Angeles Clippers, and the talent in the West is on historic levels.
- Date: May 2017
- Teams: #1 Cavaliers vs. #2 Raptors
The Eastern Conference is once again headlined by LeBron James and the Cavaliers, who will look to make it back to back conference championships. While the Cavs are favorites to advance to another NBA Finals, the battle for the East is far from over. The Miami Heat come back into the playoffs with a healthy Dwayne Wade, and have regained their confidence from their title only 3 years ago. While the Raptors, and Hawks are hungry to write their first Playoff success stories.