NBA Conference Leaders Set for Saturday Night Battle
The leading two teams in the NBA, the Boston Celtics of the Eastern Conference and the Golden State Warriors of the Western Conference go head to head on Saturday night in a game which is one fans won’t want to miss.
The Warriors have been in great form, as was always going to be the case and they have won eight of their last ten games. Led by Steph Curry, the Warriors are many peoples idea of the NBA Championship winners this season, though who they will play in the final remains a mystery. We have seen Curry show glimpses that he is warming up to the task recently, including a 32 point night against the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.
The Celtics were expected to challenge for the Eastern Conference this season, but their lead at the top and the impressive nature in which they have taken over has been a surprise. They have been helped by the dip in form from the Cavs, but Boston still deserves a lot of credit for how they have played. All while relying on youngsters a little more than they would have liked to, after the injury to Gordon Hayward on opening night. That injury could have made things tough for the Celtics, but instead, they battled against adversity, and they are a stronger group because of it.
However, if there is one area for concern it is that recently the Celtics found themselves on a four-game losing streak, something, which was only snapped on Wednesday against the LA Clippers. One of those youngsters to be relied upon is Jayson Tatum, a player whose three-point shooting has so far been on point for the Celtics. He ranks second in the league for three-point percentage and has been able to carry his Summer League form into the NBA, something the Celtics desperately needed after losing Hayward.
Expect to see plenty of points in this one and some end-to-end action as we see two of the best that the NBA has to offer going head to head against each other. The Celtics are just 6-4 in their last ten games and they are in need of a good streak. While a road victory against the Warriors would give them a huge lift, I don’t think they will be able to do it, and I’m taking the Warriors to win this one by around six points.