In just under eight months, the NBA landscape has changed from teams building around one franchise star to building around two to three. From the Miami Heat NOW style take over in the summer to last week’s shocking trade of Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the New York Knicks, NBA fans have had a lot to digest. With roughly 20 games remaining in the schedule, here are three NBA playoff matchups that are must see by season’s end.
New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics – This matchup hasn’t been as desired as their baseball counterparts since Larry Bird and the Celtics took on Patrick Ewing and the New York Knicks in the early 1990s. However in the 2010 – 11 NBA seasons, the Knicks and Celtics have two of the best trios in the league. On the one hand you have the original big three, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, while on the other hand you have the most recent big three Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and Chauncey Billups. Both of these teams hate each other from being in the same division, and a playoff matchup between the two squads would be amazing. 스포츠티비
Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat – Over the last few years, the Orlando Magic have emerged as one of the best teams in the NBA to not win the championship. Conversely, up until the summer time when they made catastrophic changes, the Heat appeared to be on the decline. A playoff matchup between these two Floridian squads would be on the same level as the one World Series encounter featuring the New York Yankees and New York Mets.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat – Throughout the decade, save for the LA Lakers, no team has set the bench higher than the San Antonio Spurs. This year’s Spurs team was suggested by many to be taking a step back and letting the younger generation, the Miami Heat set the league on fire.