The NBA Playoffs are finally here. After a long, fantastic season of exciting games and strong teams, now the real battle begins.
Even though LeBron James isn’t in the playoffs this year, there’s plenty of star power on the court to drive interest and great matchups, including top players in the world like Steph Curry, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kyrie Irving, and Kawhi Leonard, who all will be looking to push through and hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy at the end of the NBA Finals.
Even if the playoff TV ratings take a slight dip without James, having a wide-open field and a resurgence of stars and small-market teams into the playoffs, the national audience should come along for the ride. The long road to the championship begins now.
Here’s everything you need to know about the NBA Playoffs.
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