The Inaugural NBA Play-in Tipped off May 18th 2021. A new format that gives a chance for the 9th and 10th seed in both Eastern and Western Conference to make it to the Post season playoffs if they knock out either 7th or 8th seed.
This adds a new interesting twist to the pre-post season in a single game knock-out game format. Tonight Lebron led La Lakers take on Curry’s Golden State Warriors. Two of the most popular NBA players of the current time face off in a must watch game.
Warriors ended the regular season on a 6-0 win run making them favorites in the tie while Lakers who lost the 6th seed to Portland Trail Balzers on the last day will hope Anthony Davis and Lebron James are in good spirits to lead the team to the playoffs. Stephen Curry the season points title holder (2,015pts) and Points per game (32.0pts) will have to lead the young warriors team alongside Green and Wiggins to reach the playoffs.
Fortunately, both teams can still play in the playoffs if they resist can win only one of the two possible games to play. Boston Celtics won against Washington Wizards (118-100) led by 50pts from Jason Tatum to book their playoff spot as No.7 seed in the East.
Russell Westbrook the career NBA triple-double title (181) holder will have one more chance to save his team alongside Bradley Beal when they face Indiana Pacers who won (144-117) against Charlotte Hornets on Friday May 21st.
The NBA Playoffs have an interesting line-up of games to look out for starting Saturday May 22nd.