The NBA Playoffs is the ultimate basketball championship between the two most popular conferences, the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. Within each conference, the three division winners and the five non-division winners with the most wins qualify for the playoffs. A total of 16 teams take part in this playoff, with an elimination process taking place at each level. It started back then in 1949, when Basketball Association of America and National Basketball League joined hands together to form the National Basketball Association.
About NBA Playoff 2016
The wait is over as the NBA playoff 2016 is right here. This month marks the pinnacle of the 2016 NBA Playoffs started on April 16, 2016 and concludes with the NBA Finals 2016 which will begin on Thursday, June 2, 2016. This will be the post-season tournament of the NBA 2015-16 season which is actually the 70th season of the National Basketball Association which had begun on Tuesday, October 27 in the year 2015 at the United Center with the Chicago Bulls playing against Cleveland Cavaliers. We are now well into the season as it is getting exciting to watch the titans of all times clash to emerge as the ‘BEST’.
On February 27, 2016, the Golden State Warriors became the first team to clinch a playoff. With a record of 73 wins, the Golden State Warriors, the defending champion is tougher than before and is all set to take the title back home. The San Antonio Spurs from the Western Conference is looking forward to get the 6th winning title to their team. It gets difficult as opposition team, the LeBron James and the Cavaliers are stubborn to win this playoff by paying off their last year hardwork. This doesn’t end here, as promising teams like Raptors, Heat, Thunder and Clippers are ready to strike back too.
Dynamic popular teams of 2016
Golden State Warriors
Oklahoma City Thunder
San Antonio Spurs
Los Angeles Clippers
Portland Trail Blazers
Achievements of the most popular teams so far
The Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors have started the playoffs finishing as the best single -season record in the history of NBA. They had set a record by winning in 73 games, breaking the 72 wins landmark of the Chicago Bulls in the season 1995 -96.
The San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs ranked second after the Golden State Warriors for the best record with just six games behind them. They have the record of entering nineteenth consecutive playoff seasons with only one loss.
The Toronto Raptors
The Toronto Raptors has also bagged the franchise record of getting victorious in 56 games in the NBA playoff seasons. They achieved the best record in Eastern Conference by finishing a game shy of Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons appeared in the NBA playoffs in the year 2009. They have quite some achievements in the different seasons and the die-hard fans are looking forward to see their rocking performance this season as well.
Information about popular matches to be held
The best-of-seven series comprising of eight remarkable teams each from both Western conference and Eastern Conference is getting geared up to challenge their opponents and strive their way through to the NBA finals 2016. Watch out for the important matches of Cleveland vs. Detroit, San Antonio vs. Memphis, Atlanta vs. Boston and Golden State vs. Houston. While we look out for few matches like these, rest might undoubtedly out-storm and mark their position in the list.
The thrilling game schedule to look out for
The first round matchups are mentioned below:
Golden State vs. Houston
San Antonio vs. Memphis
Oklahoma City vs. Dallas
Los Angeles vs. Portland
Cleveland vs. Detroit
Toronto vs. Indiana
Miami vs. Charlotte
Atlanta vs. Boston
It seems that the NBA playoffs 2016 cannot get any better! It will be even more amazing and exciting than the most bestselling thrillers. Whether you love basketball or not, this time the playoffs league is going to make you stick back to your seat with action-packed gripping performance by each and every team. Let the teams wrap up the records and cement their status as the unquestioned favourite and the best team ever. So, don’t miss it! Get ready to enjoy the glorious ultimate basketball playoff of this year.