NBA Playoffs 2018 Live Stream,are here.Yes, the matchups are set, and they are glorious. We’ve got a stacked Western Conference, where the Rockets have to face a team with two All-Stars in Round 1 despite being the No. 1 seed. And over in the East, the team everyone is expecting to win is the No. 4 seed Cavaliers.
Several teams were in limbo all the way until the final buzzer of the final game on the final night, but we finally have every matchup set for the 2018 NBA playoffs.
In the Eastern Conference, the top-seeded Toronto Raptors will take on the No. 8 Washington Wizards. The No. 2 Boston Celtics get the No. 7 Milwaukee Bucks. The 3-6 matchup will be between the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat. And the No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers will meet up with the No. 5 Indiana Pacers.
On the other side of the bracket, the Western Conference’s No. 1 Houston Rockets will take on the No. 8 Minnesota Timberwolves. Defending champions and No. 2 Golden State Warriors will face the No. 7 San Antonio Spurs. The Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans are matched up for the 3-6 series. And the No. 4 Oklahoma City Thunder get the No. 5 Utah Jazz.
The 2018 NBA Playoffs begin this weekend with a series of first round matchups. All 16 clubs vying for the Larry O’Brien Trophy are starting off with equal footing and identical records, but that won’t last long. The best—and most fortunate—teams will soon reveal themselves in these best-of-seven showdowns. Oddsmakers have just released updated championship lines for every squad in the field and you might be surprised at how they look, especially compared to the seeding that some of these teams earned after 82 regular season games.
The Golden State Warriors have steadily remained the favorite since the opening odds were first announced following their victory in 2017 NBA Finals, but they aren’t nearly as much of a lock to threepeat as they once seemed. Golden State opened at -200 to win this year’s title and went all the way to -235 at one point, meaning bettors would have to risk $2.35 to win $1. The emergence of the retooled Houston Rockets, who stayed healthier and secured the best record and top seed in the Western Conference this year, caused the Warriors’ odds to shift pretty drastically to where they currently stand at +120.
NBA Western Conference Playoff Bracket
NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Bracket