So finally, we have got what we want! ”THE PLAYOFF’S BABY”. The real game starts right now, with no doubts, no regrets, 100% defence and offence. 8 of the best teams from the Western Conference and 8 from of the best teams from Eastern Conference. They will all compete to win the Larry O’Brien trophy.  But for now, we are  going to focus on the  “Big 3”

NO PLAYOFFS FOR THESE PLAYERS

Lebron James – for the first time in 14 years, he will not take part in the playoffs, it’s kind of feels like the end of an era for King James. Los Angeles Lakers messed up in regular season on just about everything, They need to reorganise the whole structure of the club. Lebron James stats for the regular season look like this – 27.4pts/ 8.5reb/ 8.3ast

Dwayne Wade – no playoffs for Dwayne is less of a worry, “Flash” retired and as had his last game. In his career, he scored 5 triple doubles and his last game read – 25pts/ 11reb/ 10ast. He showed that he still can play at the top, but only the winners know when the right moment is to hang up their shirt and call it a day. His regular season looked like this – 15pts/ 4.0Reb/ 4.2ast

Dirk Nowitzki – 21 seasons, 1,522 matches,1,460 as a starter, 31,560pts as well as winning the NBA championship against the Miami Heat (with James, Wade, Bosh) and all this for one team, the Dallas Mavericks. A Future hall of famer, great player and even more important to many a great human being. Just like Mark Cuban said (owner of Dallas Mavericks) Dirk will still be able to work within this organisation for the  Mavericks, it doesn’t matter what kind of job it will be, and for sure, everyone wants a statue in front of the stadium of Dirk Nowitzki with his fadeaway over Chris Bosh.

 

NBA PLAYOFFS – TEAMS COMPARISION

And now let’s have a look and compare the team stats from the teams in the 2019 NBA Playoffs

Milwaukee Bucks (1) vs Detroit Pistons (8)

PPG RPG APG RECORD ADVANTAGE
Bucks 1st
118.1 ppg
1st
49.7 rpg
7st
26.0 apg
60 – 22 (73.2%win) 1st team in PPG and RPG in the league
Pistons 25th
107.0 ppg
18th
45.0 rpg
26th
22.5 apg
41 – 41
(50.0% win)
Better free throw %

 

Golden State Warriors (1) vs Los Angeles Clippers (8)

PPG RPG APG RECORD ADVANTAGE
Warriors 2nd
117.7 ppg
11th
49.7 rpg
1st
26.0 apg
57 – 25 (69.5%win) Team chemistry, an all-star roster
Clippers 5th
107.0 ppg
13th
45.5rpg
18th
24.0 apg
48 – 34
(58.5% win)
1st team in bench points  for the league

 

Toronto Raptors (2) vs Orlando Magic (7)

PPG RPG APG RECORD ADVANTAGE
Raptors 8th
118.1 ppg
17st
49.7 rpg
13th
26.0 apg
58 – 24 (70.7%win) Great balance between offence and defence
Magic 24th
107.3 ppg
15th
45.4 rpg
12th
25.5 apg
42 – 40
(51.2% win)
Experience young blood

 

Denver Nuggets (2) vs San Antonio Spurs (7)

PPG RPG APG RECORD ADVANTAGE
Nuggets 20th
110.7 ppg
8th
46.4 rpg
2nd
27.4 apg
54 – 28 (65.9%win) 27.4 assist per game (2nd in the league)
Spurs 18th
111.7 ppg
21th
44.7 rpg
16th
24.5 apg
48 – 34
(58.5% win)
Great field goal percentage 47.8%

 

Philadelphia 76ers (3) vs Brooklyn Nets (6)

PPG RPG APG RECORD ADVANTAGE
76ers 4th
115.2 ppg
4th
47.8 rpg
4th
26.9 apg
51 – 31 (62.2%win) A healthy Joel Embid
Nets 15th
112.2 ppg
7th
46.6 rpg
21th
23.8 apg
42 – 40
(51.2% win)
5th in three points made

 

Portland Trail Blazers (3) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (6)

PPG RPG APG RECORD ADVANTAGE
Portland 6th
114.7 ppg
3rd
48.0 rpg
25th
23.0 apg
53 – 29  (64.6%win) Home court
OkC 7th
114.5 ppg
2nd
48.1 rpg
23rd
23.4 apg
49 – 33
(59.8% win)
9.3 steals per game (1st in the league)

 

Boston Celtics  (4) vs Indiana Pacers (5)

PPG RPG APG RECORD ADVANTAGE
Celtics 14th
112.4 ppg
22nd
44.5 rpg
5th
26.3 apg
49 – 33 (59.8%win) 5th team in assists per game and 4th team in steals per game
Pacers 22nd
108.0 ppg
24th
43.0 rpg
9th
26.0 apg
48 – 34
(58.5% win)
3rd defensive rating in the league

 

Houston Rockets (4) vs Utah Jazz (5)

PPG RPG APG RECORD ADVANTAGE
Rockets 11th
113.9 ppg
28th
42.1 rpg
28th
21.2 apg
53 – 29 (64.6%win) 1st in 3point shoot made in the league
Jazz 17th
111.7 ppg
9th
46.4 rpg
8th
26.0 apg
50 – 32
(61.0% win)
2nd Defensive rating in the league