The NBA season is getting closer and closer to playoff time. We are beginning to get a look at how the playoffs might shape up. Here are a look at the playoff matches that every fan is hoping for.
Chicago Bulls (with Derrick Rose) vs. Anybody
Chicago Bulls (with Derrick Rose) vs. Anybody - Even though the Bulls are a playoff team without D-Rose, getting him back would be huge for their psyche. Not only that, but Rose returning to the court would also draw the attention of basketball fans everywhere.
Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers
Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers - Although some NBA fans may think that the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls or New York Knicks have the best shot at toppling the mighty Miami Heat, this is the matchup fans should look out for.
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics - The Indiana Pacers have certainly given the Miami Heat trouble this season, but it’s impossible to ignore the rivalry between Miami and the Boston Celtics.
New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets
New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets - These two teams match up very well with one another, and that’s led to closely contested battles. Their first regular-season matchup went into overtime, while two other meetings traded three-point victories for each team.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers - The Los Angeles Lakers have dominated this rivalry with obvious regularity, but the Los Angeles Clippers have flipped the script during the 2012-13 campaign.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - The matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, the two best teams in the Western Conference, resembles a battle between an older and younger brother.