The popular choices to get to professional basketball version of the Final Four are the Pacers, Heat, Spurs and Thunder. One of these teams is not going to get there. An injury or a ill advised coaching decision can change everything. Who can make adjustments from game to game is also a factor.
Here are some of my ABC sports views about this year's playoffs.
Coach on the hot seat. Scott Brooks. If Thunder don't win it all or wind up in the finals, a change is in order.
Player with the most eyes on him. Dwight Howard. Superman left two franchises in disarray (Orlando and Los Angeles). Now we get a chance to see what he will do in what he felt is the perfect place for him. I see kryptonite near the foul line.
Teams that are Happy/ Pharrell Williams. Just glad to be here and will be lucky to win more than 1 game. Charlotte Bobcats and Dallas Mavericks.
Teams that started hot but now they are not. Pacers and Portland. Chemistry has left Indiana and injuries have ravaged the Blazers. Pacers answer the bell. Portland leaves the party early.
Best opening round series. Clippers and Warriors. Each game will be high scoring and filled with highlights for ESPN's Sportscenter.
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