Why Houston is losing the NBA championship belt to the Lakers
It’s a rare opportunity for the Lakers to make the NBA Finals.
But it could happen.
Article Continues BelowContinue readingThe Lakers have won the NBA title nine of the last 10 seasons, and they’ve been there before.
This year’s champion, LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers, lost their title to the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals in May.
The Lakers lost the championship last year to the Cavaliers in seven games in the Western Finals, which was a season in which they were swept by the Houston Rockets.
In 2014, the Lakers lost their first title to LeBron James in the series to end the regular season.
But they could be facing a similar situation this season.
Houston is coming off back-to-back NBA Finals appearances and has the second-most championships in the league.
The Rockets also have two teams in the top five of the East.
The Lakers could be one of those teams.
The league has had a number of issues with scheduling this season, including the fact that the Rockets will play twice in a row, while the Rockets play once in the playoffs.
The Rockets’ best chance to make it back to the Finals is by winning the West and having a team that can win a championship in the East, which means the Lakers will have to beat the Clippers or Spurs.
The Spurs could be the only team that could make the playoffs if they play the Clippers.
However, the Clippers are the only one of the three teams to have won four straight titles and the Spurs would have to win three of their remaining five games to make that a possibility.
There are a number other factors that could play into the Lakers’ chances of making it back.
Lakers’ big man Dwight Howard, who has been on the bench for most of the season, will be on the court for most games this season in the absence of Pau Gasol.
Gasol has been dealing with a shoulder injury for most part of the year, and the Lakers are counting on him to play in his 100th game.
The injury will likely prevent him from playing against Houston this season and could be a concern in the Finals, but Gasol should still be able to play.
The Warriors, with their new frontcourt, are a better team than the Lakers.
They have the best scoring duo in the NBA with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
They also have an elite shooting guard in Andre Iguodala and a terrific big man in Harrison Barnes.
The Cavs are the team that will likely be the NBA’s best team if it wins the Western conference.
They’ve won eight of the past nine championships, and have the NBA MVP in Stephen Curry.
The Cavaliers have the league’s best defensive rating and are ranked fourth in the world.
They are one of three teams in that division that have won more than 100 games.
The other two are the Spurs and the Clippers, who are also in the West.
They will be the team to beat in the conference finals.
The Thunder, who have had the league best offense for the last two years, are one team that has had the biggest impact on the schedule.
The Thunder are also the only divisional team to have reached the conference semifinals since 2004.
They lost to the Thunder in six games in Oklahoma City last season.
This season, Oklahoma City has been one of only four teams to win all five of its games in a conference.
The only teams to reach the semifinals are the Warriors and the Thunder.
The Warriors have the most victories in the last decade, but lost to Russell Westbrook in the first round last season in seven.
The Clippers have been on a run of five straight playoff appearances since 2014.
They went to the NBA finals in 2015, but the Spurs were able to make an upset win against them.
The Clippers are coming off a win over the Warriors in their first meeting since the regular-season series, which saw Golden State take home the title.
The Knicks are coming into the playoffs with a 10-5 record in the regular seasons, including a 10–3 mark in the postseason.
The last time the Knicks went to a conference finals, they were knocked out by the Lakers in five games in 2008.
The Pelicans have been the only other team in the Eastern Conference that has won the championship in a six-year span.
The franchise won the title in 1999.
The Bucks are a team coming off of back-and-forth conference finals appearances.
They defeated the Knicks in six straight games last season, which helped the Bucks win their second straight conference finals berth.
The Heat, Clippers, Warriors and Cavaliers have won their last five titles.
The Hornets are coming in as the No. 1 seed in the race for the No: 1 seed.
They beat the Cavs in five straight games in Cleveland, which is good news for the Hornets, who need to get their star point guard, Kemba Walker, back from a foot injury.