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With eight teams still alive in the 2009 NBA playoffs, the best of the best are starting to stand out above the rest. The NBA Finals are still a few weeks away but here’s a look at the best teams in the playoffs so far.
With the 2009 NBA playoffs underway, we really get to start seeing what teams and players are made out of as they fight for the NBA championship. If you don’t watch much NBA basketball, here are a few underrated players to keep an eye on.
A few weeks ago, the NBA Western Conference appeared to be easy to read. The Los Angeles Lakers were at the top of the heap and the San Antonio Spurs seemed to be ahead of everyone else. However, recently the Spurs lost Manu Ginobili for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs. Due to that injury, the entire picture is now different.
Although the 2008-09 NBA season hasn’t seen many on-court incidents, there was a stir created in Portland on Monday night. With the Trail Blazers up big near the end of the third quarter, rookie Rudy Fernandez was streaking to the basket. Out of nowhere, Trevor Ariza of the Los Angeles Lakers hammered him across the head.
1. Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers not only sport the NBA’s best record, they also have arguably the most talented roster, the best player and the best coach. If they can get healthy and remain healthy, the Lakers should make a deep run in the playoffs.
After losing on Tuesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats by a final score of 114-106, the Boston Celtics fell to second place in the Eastern Conference. In the contest, the Bobcats exploded in overtime to hand the defending NBA champions their second consecutive defeat. Overall, the Celtics have lost five of their last seven games.
We are just over a week into NBA season, let’s check out how the top teams in the league are stacking up.
1. Los Angeles Lakers
To begin the 2008-09 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers have looked amazing. They are 4-0 and have won their games by an average of 20.8 points per game. And amazingly enough, it’s not all Kobe Bryant carrying the load. He’s still great but now he has a ton of players around him very capable of helping carry the load.