Starting on Tuesday there will be a play in tournament where the 7th and 8th seed for each conference will fight for the 7th seed while the 9th and 10th seed battle to play the loser of the 7th and 8th seed game to become the 8th seed. Let’s break down these games!!!!
Eastern Conference Game 1
We have the Wizards winning this matchup. Westbrook has been a MAN ON A MISSION lately. He not only bounced back from having a terrible start to the regular season due to injuries but has surpassed Oscar Robertson for the most triple doubles of ALL TIME. Him and Beal have been working wonders for Washington. On the other end The Celtics have been up and down the whole season dealing with Covid, injuries, and everything else in between. The biggest and latest blow to this team is losing Jaylen Brown for the rest of the season due to a wrist injury. So with that being said we have Boston losing this matchup.
Eastern Conference Game 2
A lot of people doubted that LaMelo Ball wouldn’t be able to return back to the team but someway somehow he came back!!!!!! The Hornets were a top 5 seed until LaMelo left and they slid down the standings while he was gone. As for the Pacers they most likely don’t have their talented big man Myles Turner for the rest of the season due to injuries as well as Domantas Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdon dealing with them as well. Caris Levert and Oshae Brissett are carrying the Pacers on their back. With that being said we are going with LaMelo and the Hornets as we see the Pacers too banged up to make any type of run.
Eastern Conference Game 3
We have the Celtics vs the Hornets for the battle of the 8th seed!!!! We have Boston edging out this win because we believe Kemba and Jayson Tatum will do just enough to get Boston over the hump. We would love to see LaMelo Ball in the playoffs but we think he will have to wait until next year.
Western Conference Game 1
THIS WILL BE THE BEST GAME IN THE PLAY IN TOURNAMENT HANDS DOWN!!!!!! We get MVP candidate STEPH CURRY and defensive dynamo Draymond Green vs Lebron and Anthony Davis coming back from injury. Steph Curry has been red hot and the Lakers are sort of back in full form so this game will be amazing. We have the Lakers barely making it out alive in this matchup as Lebron and AD are dealing with injuries.
Western Conference Game 2
Ja Morant and company lost to Flaming hot Steph Curry so you bet they are pissed and do whatever they can to beat the Spurs. I believe they will beat the Spurs because Ja Morant simply won’t let this happen plus Jaren Jackson Jr. has been back for a while so that helps out a lot.
Western Conference Game 3
We have the same result as the most recent Warriors and Grizzlies game as the Warriors claimed the 8th seed. We see Steph being Steph and willing the Warriors to a playoff berth.
There are our picks for the play in tournament!!!!!! Those games start Tuesday and we can’t wait. Hopefully these matchups are great and we can finally get to the playoffs after a challenging season for everyone.