The two-time MVP scored 46 points in 40 minutes Sunday in a 113-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, a performance that not only locked up the season scoring crown over Washington Wizards All-Star Bradley Beal, but also helped Golden State clinch the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. It sets the Warriors up for a Wednesday road game against LeBron James -- who made his pick for Curry as league MVP known Sunday night -- and the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Celtics have advanced past the first round in each of the last four years, with three trips to the Eastern Conference finals. The Nets haven't gotten as far as the conference semis since 2014.
Without entirely stating it, Lin hinted at his possible retirement from the NBA. If that's so, he made a historic impact on the league that will be felt for years to come.Indiana Pacers
In Game 1, we should get a good look at both how the Heat plan to scheme defensively around Giannis and this deeper Bucks’ offense and how Milwaukee responds.Sacramento Kings
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Elsewhere, the West’s No. 2 seed, the Phoenix Suns, are +125 to beat the No. 7 seed Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers are the big-name team with the big-name stars. But the Suns have one too in Chris Paul. Oh, and the Suns have a far better roster from top to bottom. The pieces just fit, and coach Monty Williams has done a tremendous job making it work. You don’t just win 51 games by accident. I’m willing to take the bait and take the Suns at plus money, even with LeBron and AD on the other bench.
Ball said that he didn't think about his upcoming free agency during the season but that, now that the year is over, he can shift his focus there. If that means continuing in the 3-and-D role elsewhere, or in New Orleans, he's fine with that.Cleveland Cavaliers
A mere playoff appearance won’t satisfy the Lakers or their fans, of course, as the 2020 NBA champions look to defend their crown against a gauntlet of talented Western Conference challengers.New Orleans Pelicans
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