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    NBA Playoffs


    As the 2019 NBA post season nears, people are left wondering will anyone beat the Warriors? The answer is yes they can be beaten. It’s not likely but it is possible to dethrone the reigning champs.

    While Oklahoma City, Milwaukee, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver and Portland all have a chance it is unlikely they will beat the Warriors. All 5 teams are looking rough heading in the NBA Finals.

    The one team that does stand a chance against the Warriors is the Rockets. All though it isn’t the same Rocket team that held the Warriors to seven games last year, this team can hold them to high standards this year. James Harden is leading the Rockets with record-breaking scoring numbers. Who will stop him? The Warrior’s defense will struggle to stop the Rockets.

    Then there is the Raptors. Although they are looking rough recently they still have a chance. The Raptors are looking at a whole new line up during the 2018-19 season. Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green are both NBA Champions. Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka have loads of experience behind them. They have a few lock down defenders and a hand full of people who can shoot from the outside. If these teams were to meet up in the Playoffs it will be a series.

    Personally I believe that James Harden is the best one on one player in the NBA today. He is very hard to guard and I beliee the only person from the Warriors that could step up and shut him down is Kevin Durant, but they need KD to guard down low. Therefore I think it is very well possible that Harden could carry his team to a win. Also, Chris paul is one of the best players in the NBA today. He contributes heavily to the Rockets wins.

    This year’s Playoffs will be good.

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