NBA Playoffs 2019: If the season ended today, these are the teams that would face off in first-round NBA playoff action. Does your team make the cut? Find out here.
Event: NBA Basketball
NBA Playoffs 2019
Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
The NBA playoffs will build to a crescendo that will reach its peak in June. Right now, the playoffs have just started and it will take at least two weeks for each of the four rounds of the postseason to play out.
The 14 teams that failed to make the playoffs are already in full preparation mode for the 2019-20 season. That means front offices are considering moves to make in free agency and which players to draft. The 16 teams in the playoffs know that the offseason is coming and plans have to be made as well.
Offseason changes may be even more urgent for teams that are good enough to make the postseason but can’t get past the first or second round. Finding the key player who fits their team may allow them to grow substantially.
The Golden State Warriors look to take a commanding lead in their first-round 2019 NBA Playoffs series against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. Game 2 tips off from Oracle Arena at 10:30 p.m. ET.
The two-time defending NBA champions used a late first-half surge to break open Game 1 and pull away for a 121-104 victory. Steph Curry had 38 points as Golden State won its sixth consecutive postseason opener. With eight three-pointers, Curry passed Ray Allen for the most career postseason triples with 386.
The Clippers drained 11 three-pointers of their own, but were unable to overcome a double-digit deficit in the second half. Golden State is a 13.5-point favorite and the over-under for total points scored is 231 in the latest Warriors vs. Clippers odds. Before you lock in your Warriors vs. Clippers picks, check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.