The division finals came to an end. The Golden State Warriors swept the Trailblazers 4-0 and entered the finals for the fifth consecutive year. The Toronto Raptors turned four games in a row when they were 0-2 behind. The team reached the finals for the first time in its history. Let's review this round of division finals, which player performed best? Which scene is the most impressive? Which team has the advantage in the final stage? Let's take a look at the views of the editor of the official website:
1. Who is the best player in the division finals?
@S-Lucifer: Stephen Curry. Leonard's performance in leading the team to the finals for the first time is more story like, but Curry's data performance is too dominant. How strong is its ruling power—— James' performance in the playoffs last year was unanimously praised as the unstoppable god of heaven. His average field data was 34+9+9, while this year's average field data in the Western Conference finals was 37+8+7
@Norman super: leonard. The division finals of the Raptors are facing severe challenges, with a 0-2 deficit and four consecutive games of hard promotion. Leonard played a very important role in the promotion of the Raptors. G3 scored 36 points and led the team through two extra hours. The G5 Raptors were passive in the whole game. He helped the team conquer Mount Tianwang with 15 points in the last quarter. The G6 Raptors were suppressed again. He turned the tide with 12 points and 8 rebounds in the third quarter In the process of counter attack, without Leonard, the Raptors would not have their first trip to the finals. In terms of field average data, although Leonard is not as good as Curry, considering the strength of the opponent and the pressure on the score, Kaka is the best in the division finals.
@Taboo: Drummond Green. After Durant was injured, the reason why the Warriors were able to play six games in a row was to awaken their long dormant fighting spirit, and the igniter of this team was Drummond Green. The quasi triple double data of 16.5 points, 11.8 rebounds and 8.8 assists in the west match, from the first round of fierce competition against Clippers to the second round of hard fought rockets to the west match against the pioneers, Green's data is improving every round.
More importantly, in the last three games of the West Duel, when the Warriors fell behind by two figures each time, Green used defense to drive the team's counterattack. The 2.8 blocks and 2.3 steals per game are good proof. Although Curry's supernatural performance is important, Green has contributed a lot to both the circulation of the ball in attack and the importance of defense.
@Luo Jing: Coway Leonard. Many people think that the series is over after the two matches before the East Battle. But back at home in the first game, Leonard dragged a broken leg and scored 8 points in the second overtime, leading the team to a difficult victory. In the battle of Mount Tianwang, Leonard once again unleashed his magic power and scored 35 points, finally making the balance of victory incline to his side. At the end of the game, Leonard used 27 points and 17 rebounds to dominate the attack and defense, and finally led the Raptors to the finals for the first time in history. Such impressive performance is enough for Leonard to compete for the best player in the division finals.
2. What stories and moments impressed you in the division finals?
@S-Lucifer: Put the time back to the G4 of the Western Conference finals. The Warriors took a 3-0 lead. When there were still five and a half minutes left in the second quarter, Curry looked back from the bench. At that time, no one would have thought that Curry would play this time, and then he would never rest again. You know, it was a 3-0 lead, and it was away, and Curry had a finger injury, but he and the Warriors were determined to end the series at this moment. As well, when the game entered the last ten seconds of the fourth quarter, Curry unexpectedly made "five embarrassments". In addition, in overtime, Curry did not score and Thompson did not score. At the most critical moment of the end of the war, when the Water Flower Brothers were trapped in hand feel and physical strength, Rooney, McKinny and Green got all the points of the Warriors, This is "Don't underestimate the heart of a champion".
@Normal super: Leonard G6's gliding and splitting skills in the fourth quarter surprised four people. When the Bucks took a 15 point lead 76-61 in the middle of the third quarter, many people thought that the fight for the seventh world championship was near. However, Leonard refused. He was active at both ends of attack and defense, scoring rebounds to assist Leonard. In a wave of 10-0, the Raptors chased the score to 71-76 at the end of the quarter. The second lineup made persistent efforts in the fourth quarter to surpass the score. Leonard returned to the field to strike while the iron was hot. Lori grabbed it and launched a counterattack. He specifically passed it to the following small card. His left hand completed the gliding split. At this time, the score was 87-79! In other words, the Raptors hit a wave of 26-3 attacks, from 15 points behind to 8 points ahead. The momentum completely returned to the side of Raptors, and this spike was almost a goal to lock the victory.
@Luo Jing: Fred Van Fritt's miraculous outburst. In the first three games of the series, Van Fritt shot 2 of 11 three-point shots; Three games after the series, Van Fritt shot 14 of 17 three-point shots. Perhaps the birth of the youngest son has really brought the magic power to Van Fritt, which is too incredible.
@Taboo: Go to G4 in the west, and Kuleglin cut three pairs each to create history. Facing the situation that G2G3 fell behind by 16 points and 17 points respectively in the second quarter, the Warriors finally completed the reversal. They came to hold the match point in Game 4 of the Western Conference with a 3-0 score, but this time they encountered an unprecedented headwind situation. They were 17 points behind again in the third quarter. It seems that this time they are difficult to complete the reversal. However, Curry and Green successfully dragged the game into overtime, making it the first time in the history of NBA playoffs that they completed three doubles at the same time. They also dragged the game into overtime, and finally crossed the border with a 2 point advantage.
3. Who will win the championship, Warriors or Raptors?
@S-Lucifer: Golden State Warriors. Kobe Bryant once said when predicting the championship ownership at the end of the regular season, "I think the Warriors are playing with purpose. Many teams in the league play casually. They simply pass the ball around and shoot when they get the chance to shoot. But the Golden State Warriors play with obvious planning, and they know how to dominate defense." ——Even though Durant may be absent now, the Warriors still have a lot of tactical qualities ahead of the Raptors. They can maximize their offensive power, while the Raptors can't always make the right moves and choices. They will occasionally let some offensive opportunities slip away at hand. Leonard's control of the game is not as good as James's, Siakam is too green as the second sharp knife. If Lori can't play the engine effect that is close to the top salary, Raptors will rely too much on small card (and Van Fritt)'s outside strong pitching feel.
@Normal super: Toronto Raptors. The Raptors are the team with the most balanced attack and defense facing the Warriors in this year's playoffs. On the offensive side, Leonard and Siakam form a double card and double wait combination, and together with Lori Van Flitt's play, they can compete with the Warriors; On the defensive side, Leonard is the best defensive player of the two times, and Green, Siakam and Ibaka are also strong defenders. The small steel gun can keep up with the rhythm of Curry, but it is better in strength. Raptors can fight with warriors. At the same time, Anunuobi, who has been absent for a long time due to injury, is about to return, and the Raptors' defense intensity can reach a higher level. Since the new century, the teams with home advantage have won 14-5 in the finals, and the Raptors' regular season record is better than the Warriors, holding home advantage.
@Luo Jing: Toronto Raptor. During the regular season, the Raptors are not afraid to defend their champion psychologically by double killing the warriors at home and away. Perhaps it is because of these two victories that Raptors' regular season record is ahead of Warriors, which gives them home court advantage in the finals. Toronto, which entered the finals for the first time, has gone crazy. With the enthusiastic support of home fans, if the Raptors can go to two cities first, the fans will have a chance to witness the birth of a new king.
@Taboo: Golden State Warrior. Although this year's final seems to be the most suspenseful one in the last five years, it is only the premise that Durant cannot return for the time being. Once KD returns to the field, the fearsome five-star starter of the Warriors will completely surround the Raptors at all positions, and the all-out Warriors will launch the final impact on the three consecutive championships.