The NBA is entering the last legs of the season and the conference battles are shaping up. In the Eastern Conference things are pretty clear. The Miami Heat have a commanding lead and there’s simply no possible way anyone can come close. The #1 spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs is locked up. Everyone else is fighting for scraps. The New York Knicks are in the playoffs along with the Brooklyn Nets. From the Atlantic Division we’ll also see the Boston Celtics. The Indiana Pacers should win the Central and go into the post-season with the Chicago Bulls right behind. Finally, in the Southeast, the Atlanta hawks will come in someplace in the middle.
The Western Conference of the NBA is a little more competitive. The Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs are waging an all out battle with a mere one game difference between the two for the right to hold the home court advantage. Either way they’ve both locked down their playoff berths. Right now it’s too close to call. Elsewhere we find the the LA Clippers with a secured playoff spot along with Memphis and Denver.
Some where along the line here it’s going to be crystal clear but the Western Conference is clearly the most competitive at the top. The East, dominated by Miami, is a free for all 10 games back behind the boys from South Beach. We’ll keep you posted on all the latest NBA tickets and playoff seedings.Eric Drouant