There has never been a playoff like this before.
On the 1st (hereinafter Korean time), the Golden State Warriors won 120-100 in Game 7 of the 1st round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs against the Sacramento Kings at the Sacramento Golden 1 Center and advanced to the playoff semifinals. All faces were covered.
What is interesting is that the seeds of the 8 teams that have won tickets to the second round are all different. Starting with Denver, the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, Boston (No. 2 East), Philadelphia (No. 3 East), Phoenix (No. 4 West), New York (No. 5 East), Golden State (No. 6 West), Lakers (7 West). Burn), and Miami, the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference, which has struggled through the play-in tournament, has one team per seed.
It was the first round with a lot of upsets. Milwaukee, who advanced to the playoffs with a record of 58 wins and 24 losses this season, was defeated by Miami led by Jimmy Butler with 1 win and 4 losses. I couldn’t pass it and went home after the 5th game.
Memphis, the second seed in the West, which has emerged as an emerging powerhouse with Ja Morant at the forefront, and Sacramento, the third seed in the West, which made it to the playoffs for the first time in 17 years since 2006, also fell victim to upsets by the 7th seed Lakers and 6th seed Golden State, respectively. done.
Thanks to this, the second round matchup was also quite interesting. Denver, supported by Nicola Jokic and Jamal Murray, faces Phoenix, which has boosted its power through the Kevin Durant trade, and Boston and Philadelphia meet again in the semifinals for a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals, following in 2012 and 2018.
The rematch between LeBron James and Stephen Curry, which met in the NBA Finals four times in a row from 2015 to 2018, is drawing a lot of attention, and the series between the Lakers and Golden State, as well as the classic rivalry between New York and Miami, are unfortunately upset. The showdown between the teams that made the .
There has never been a case in NBA history where one team from each seed evenly advanced to the semifinals. From the beginning, this playoff, where surprises have appeared one after another from the first round, is literally the best ever 먹튀검증.