laitimes

The official website announced the top 10 suspense in the second half: Lakers and Warriors escape from the play-offs?

The official website announced the top 10 suspense in the second half: Lakers and Warriors escape from the play-offs?

On February 21, Beijing time, after the All-Star Game officially ended, the NBA's official website announced the 10 major suspense in the second half, let's pay attention to what are the important highlights-

The official website announced the top 10 suspense in the second half: Lakers and Warriors escape from the play-offs?
The official website announced the top 10 suspense in the second half: Lakers and Warriors escape from the play-offs?

1. Will the 76ers fall into the play-in tournament if Embiid doesn't come back?

Chances are, that's what Embiid means to the team. It's not just about his stats, it's about his presence. That means opponents can wrap up Maxey more often, and while the young All-Star is used to wrapping up defenses, it will still be a heavy burden for him. The 76ers are currently 32-22 and sit fifth in the East, just 2.5 games ahead of the seventh-place Heat. In the last 10 games, the 76ers are 3-7.

2. Which team will be number one in the West?

The official website announced the top 10 suspense in the second half: Lakers and Warriors escape from the play-offs?

Perhaps the question could become: How much do the Clippers want to be No. 1 in the West? They have had the highest win percentage in the West since the beginning of December, but given the injury history, it wouldn't be a shock that the Clippers had their star rested in the final weeks, resulting in a drop in win percentage. The same goes for the Nuggets. However, the young Timberwolves and Thunder have no such concerns, and they are more motivated to challenge for the first place in the West and are more eager to gain home-court advantage in the playoffs.

3. Can the Bucks make adjustments under Rivers?

The official website announced the top 10 suspense in the second half: Lakers and Warriors escape from the play-offs?

With Rivers in place, the Bucks are only 3-7, and they need to recalibrate, define new player roles, and even build a new system. It's an impatient society, and Rivers is under a lot of pressure. It all depends on three factors: can the Bucks get back to defense, will Lillard's shooting feel returned, and can Big Lo and Middleton slow the decline?

4. Is the Warrior's worst time over?

The official website announced the top 10 suspense in the second half: Lakers and Warriors escape from the play-offs?

Last month, the Warriors were five wins away from a 50 percent win rate, and now they have a 27-26 record, a win rate of more than 50 percent, and the Warriors have won eight of their last 10 games. Perhaps, the worst of the Warriors is over.

The good news is that Kuminga and Podzemski have proven to be up to the task, and switching to the bench could be a chance for Klay to get back into form. Escaping the play-in tournament is the main goal of the Warriors, and they need to overtake some teams that are doing well.

5. Is the Lakers' worst period over?

The official website announced the top 10 suspense in the second half: Lakers and Warriors escape from the play-offs?

The Lakers have not been in good shape this season, currently sitting in ninth place in the West with 30 wins and 26 losses, and they have been trying to turn the tide recently in hopes of repeating last season's feat. Can Dinwiddie, who was acquired in the buyout market, make a difference? Maybe he can make some impact, but you can't expect too much, and the Lakers' team must work together to ease the burden on both stars. Like the Warriors, the Lakers' most realistic goal is to try to avoid the play-in tournament.

6. Can the Mavericks strengthen the interior and qualify directly for the playoffs?

The official website announced the top 10 suspense in the second half: Lakers and Warriors escape from the play-offs?

The additions of Gafford and PJ Washington made the Mavericks big winners at the trade deadline, and they complemented the Mavericks' shortcomings and made the team more balanced. Gafford adds to the Mavericks' interior depth, and he and Lively II could bring more rebounds and paint to the team. For Doncic to be expected to hit the MVP, the rise of the Mavericks is a necessary prerequisite. They are currently 32-23 and in seventh place in the West, just one win away from the Pelicans in sixth.

7. Slippery slope after King's historic breakthrough?

The official website announced the top 10 suspense in the second half: Lakers and Warriors escape from the play-offs?

Last season, the Kings made a historic breakthrough by reaching the playoffs as third in the West, but so far this season, they are only in eighth place in the West, and their performance has declined. They are currently in the play-offs and anything can happen. Fox and Sabonis are both missing out on this year's All-Star selection, will they suffer a new blow of missing out on the playoffs?

8. Which team can salvage a bad start?

The official website announced the top 10 suspense in the second half: Lakers and Warriors escape from the play-offs?

It's somewhat surprising that both the Hawks and Bulls have opted to stay the same at the trade deadline, but can they salvage a shattered season and make it to the playoffs? The Bulls are currently 26-29 and in ninth place in the East, while the Hawks are 24-31 and 10th in the East, both of which are in the play-in range.

9. Is there any other team in the East that can catch up with the Green Army?

The official website announced the top 10 suspense in the second half: Lakers and Warriors escape from the play-offs?

It's hard to estimate. The 76ers lost Embiid, and the Bucks had to look for defense in those final games. The Knicks may have to wait until next month to welcome back the injured Anunoby and Randle, with the Cavaliers the most promising at the moment, but they also have a six-game separating them from the Greens, who are second in the East. Unless the Greens are in big trouble themselves, they don't have much of a problem locking in the first place in the East.

10. Who will be the team with the worst record?

The official website announced the top 10 suspense in the second half: Lakers and Warriors escape from the play-offs?

Now it seems that the Wizards and Pistons are the most likely teams with the worst record, and of course, the Spurs and Hornets have a certain possibility. The Pistons are still the lowest winning percentage at 8-46 due to their longest losing streak, but there are signs of recovery recently, with the Wizards 9-45 and only one win ahead. The Spurs are 11-44 and the Hornets are 13-41, both of which are also bad.

Read on