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Top 10 NBA Playoff Teams

By: Leland March

The 2017 NBA Playoffs are just starting to get interesting, and with just 10 teams left things are sure to get a lot more intense as each team locks in and tries to become the World Champions of 2017. There are 10 organizations and only one of them will be crowned in June of 2017. Here is a list of the top projected teams to win it all.

10. Atlanta Hawks

At number ten on the list are the Atlanta Hawks who are currently in a tooth and nail battle against the Washington Wizards with the Wizards leading the series 3 to 2. The Hawks look to tie up the series on April 28, 2017.

9: Los Angeles Clippers

Coming in at number nine are the Los Angeles Clippers who are also in a pretty close battle against the Utah Jazz with the jazz leading the series 3 to 2 also. The Clippers have lost star forward Blake Griffin but look to tie the series up on April 28, 2017 as well. The game will be in Los Angeles.

8: Utah Jazz

At the number eight spot are the Utah Jazz who took advantage of Clippers power forward Blake Griffin being out and have stolen home court from the Clippers and look to finish out the series in game six in Los Angeles on April 28, 2017.

7: Toronto Raptors

In at the number seven spot on this list are the Toronto Raptors who have just finished up their series against the Milwaukee Bucks.  With the Raptors winning the series 4 to 2 they now will be playing the Cleveland Cavaliers.

6: Washington Wizards

Number six on the list are the Washington Wizards who are currently battling the Atlanta Hawks leading the series 3 to 2 games. The Wizards look to close out the series in Atlanta on April 28, for a chance to win out of the Boston and Chicago series.

5: Boston Celtics

Coming in at number five on the list are the Boston Celtics. The Celtics have had a pretty tough week with the passing of star guard Isaiah Thomas’ sister’s tragic death. Still, the Celtics are a close group who currently lead the series 3 to 2 against the Chicago Bull and are looking to end the series in Chicago on April 28, 2017.

4: Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets come in at number four on the list as they finished out their series against the Oklahoma Thunder on Tuesday, April 25, The Rockets and their MVP candidate James Harden will be facing off against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday May 1 in San Antonio.

3: Cleveland Cavaliers

Number three on the list are the Cleveland Cavaliers who have finished their series against the Indiana Pacers sweeping the Pacers 4 games to 0. The Cavs will be playing the Raptors in Cleveland on Monday May 1.

2: San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are in at number two as they defeated the Memphis Grizzles on April 27 to win the series 4 games to 2. The Spurs are poised for another championship run and will start their series against Houston on Monday May 1 in San Antonio.

1: Golden State Warriors

At number one on the list are the Golden State Warriors who have got their star forward Kevin Durant back from a knee injury. The Warriors swept the Portland Trailblazers on May 24 winning the series 4 games to 0. The Warriors will look to continue their Championship quest as they await the winner of the Clippers and Jazz series.