Round two of the NBA Playoffs has been a roller coaster. The first couple of Games were split in every series. Then a few teams seemed to gain the upperhand only for their opponents to come storming back.
The Bulls made it seem like they were ready to take down LeBron and Cavs, only for the King and his minions to storm back and take a 3-2 series lead.
The Warriors triumphed in Game 1, then hit a brick wall the next two games only to tie the series in commanding fashion and take the lead last night. The Wizards looked poised to expose the Hawks and then John Wall was hurt, and although he returned last night, they're now 3-2 down in the series.
The Clippers nearly swept the Rockets with Chris Paul sitting the first two games, but now a Game 5 rout has Houston only one game back in their series.
It's been a wild road in Round Two, how will it all pan out?
WARRIORS WILL BE FINE
Everyone knew the Grizzlies were going to give Golden State their best shot, so I have no clue why there was so much surprise when Memphis went up 2-1 in the series.
People were writing off the 67-15 Warriors all together. Ridiculous! You have to be a fool to think that Curry was going to stay cool for four games straight.
WIZARDS/HAWKS HINGES ON JOHN WALL
Before the Wall injury there was no doubt in my mind the Wizards were going to defeat the Hawks handily, but what can you do with your best player floored?
Great effort still by the Wizards and they can still pull this off without the former number one pick as long as they have The Truth on their side, but for security measures I'm sure they want their guy back in the lineup and fully fit as soon as possible.
He returned early last night, but it wasn't enough as an Al Horford inspired Hawks team took the series lead. It looks difficult from here.
BULLS DIDN'T STEP ON CAVS WHEN THEY HAD THE CHANCE
They were blowing through like a stampede to start. Following Derrick Rose's buzzer beater in Game 3, the Bulls came out firing in Game 4 and almost took a 3-1 lead that would have been difficult for Cleveland to overcome to say the least.
But the Cavs responded, King James matched Rose with a buzzer beating win of his own, then the Cavs took care of business in Game 5 and are one victory away from the Conference Finals.
Funny thing is, at halftime of Game 4 I saw this series as all Chicago, now I just don't see a scenario where LeBron lets two straight games slip through his fingers.
CLIPPERS HAVE BEEN RELENTLESS THIS POSTSEASON, ROCKETS WON'T DIE
The LA Clippers have been assassins this postseason, defeating the defending Champion Spurs and destroying the Houston Rockets through 4 games, two of which Chris Paul didn't suit up, and they almost won all four.
But with a full lineup and a chance to advance at home in Game 5, LAC was routed by Houston, which may be a sign that despite their lackluster start to the series the Rockets aren't ready to go home just yet. But the Clippers were due for a bad game as hot as they've been, and I'm sure they'll be just fine.
The second round of the NBA Playoffs have been on point, definitely an appetizer for what's to come.
But what is to come? Well I'm telling you right now that the Warriors and Clippers won't let anything stop them from facing off again for the top prize in the West, and if all goes right I think the Cavs and Wizards move on as well.
But hey, I picked the Spurs to repeat as champs, so you never know.
That's why I love this game.
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