Friday, August 26th, 2011

NBA Schedule : Top 5 games in April

Published on August 22, 2011 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

The NBA released the 2011-12 schedule a while back. The schedule came out despite the NBA owners and players being in a labor dispute. Who knows when the lockout will end? All I know is that it will be nasty and I don’t think the season will start on time, and there are many experts saying that the whole season could be missed. So if the lockout continues many of the scheduled games won’t take place, I have no idea how the NBA will handle the schedule then. I think it’s smart for the NBA to release the schedule now since it creates buzz and the hype machine even though the league is still in a lockout.

So don’t get too excited with the release of the schedule , but anyways here are my top 5 games in the month of April.

1. Heat at Celtics (Apr. 1st) - There was a lot of trash talk back and forth from both of these teams last year. They were supposed to meet in the Eastern Conference playoffs but that never happened. This year might be the Celtics last long run in the playoffs. This game might decide who will be a higher seed in the playoffs.

2. Heat at Bulls (Apr. 12th) – This will be a rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals, in which the Heat dominated. The problem for the Bulls is they only have 1 superstar compared to the three from the Heat. We will find out if the Bulls have gotten better. Will this game determine who gets the number 1 seed?

3. Mavericks at Lakers (Apr. 15th) – The Mavericks swept and embarrassed the Lakers in 4 games last year in the playoffs. If Dirk Nowitzki continues to play like he did last year he might overtake Bryant to be the best player in the league.

4.Celtics at Knicks (Apr 17th) – Yes, the Knicks are back and the rivalry with the Celtics should heat up. The Celtics defeated the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs last year. Anytime it’s New York against Boston it is must watch TV. Will the two teams be fighting over the division?

5. Cavaliers at Timberwolves (Apr. 4th) – Lots of people will ask why in the world is this game on the list? Well, this will be a match up where the top two players taken in the draft will go head to head. At this point we should know who was the better pick Kyrie Irving or Derrick Williams.



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