The NBA regular season started in the second half of October. The playoffs will begin in mid-April. Until that time, 30 clubs will play 82 matches each. Participants are divided into two conferences of 15 teams. The teams that take the first six lines will go directly to the 1/8 finals. At the same time, those who will be from 6th to 10th line in the West and East will have to play in the play-in.
The main contenders for winning the Eastern Conference bookmakers consider the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 66ers. After analyzing the composition of these teams, it is possible to predict with a high degree of probability which of them will become the strongest in the East. Bets on this event are accepted by go url.
Main stars: Jason Tatum, Al Horford, Marcus Smart, Blake Griffin.
The Celts are the main favorite not only of the East, but of the entire tournament. Last year they won the conference, and in the fight for the title they were weaker than the Golden State Warriors. Prior to that, the Boston Celtics were stronger than the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat. “Networks” in the series were defeated by the club from Massachusetts “dry”, and “deer” and “heat” in the seventh match.
Joe Mazzulla, who replaced Aime Udoka as head coach, has an experienced squad that was a bit unlucky last year. Now Al Horford and company are able to at least reach the main final again.
Main stars: Sandro Mamukelashvili, Jevon Carter, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Serge Ibaka.
The guys of Michael Budenholzer last year reached the 1/2 finals of the East. In the opening round of the playoffs, the Reindeer did not experience difficulties with the Chicago Bulls, giving the Bulls only one match. But in the semi-finals of the conference, the team from Wisconsin lost in a bitter struggle to the Boston Celtics – 3:4. In general, the “green-beige-blacks” are able to perform the assigned tasks, but the stability of the “bucks” is not enough.
If Giannis Antetokounmpo performs like he did in 2021, then the Milwaukee Bucks could do well. At the same time, one should not expect a miracle from the “deer”.
Main stars: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Nicholas Claxton, Ben Simmons.
Last season, Steve Nash’s guys finished seventh in the regular season and made the playoffs after participating in the play-in, where they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers – 115:108. In the 1/8 finals, the “networks” could not seriously compete with Boston and limply lost without winning a single match. And this despite the fact that all the leaders of the team were in the ranks.
In the current regular season, the brainchild of Joseph Tsai started terribly and rolled to the bottom of the standings. At the same time, the Black and Whites have time to correct the situation in the playoffs, given the power of the roster, the Brooklyn Nets should go out.
Main stars: PJ Tucker, Furkan Korkmaz, James Harden, Joel Embiid.
When Joel Embiid and James Harden are on fire, the 76ers can take on any opponent. Last season, the Philadelphia 66ers beat the Toronto Raptors 4-2 in the first round of the playoffs. At the same time, in the semifinals of the conference, the club from Pennsylvania turned out to be weaker than the Miami Heat in six matches. This year, the Doc Rivers team is able to break through further.
The Sixers can surprise and get on the nerves of anyone. So underestimate and write off the brainchild of Joshua Harris is absolutely not worth it.
Of course, the main favorite to win in the East is a team from Massachusetts. If the “Celts” demonstrate the same level of play as last season, then it will not be difficult to win the conference. Boston’s main competitors will be the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, whose success will largely depend on the health of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid. The Brooklyn Nets are unstable and something incomprehensible is happening inside the team, so in this four, the black-and-whites have the lowest probability of success.