[Introduction] News on April 17, With the end of the last day of the regular season, the rankings of the East and West playoffs are dusted
It’s settled, and the matchup situation is all determined.
The first round of the playoffs
The situation of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs:
Warriors (West 1) VS Pelicans (West 8)
Strength comparison: The Warriors (67 wins and 15 losses) rank first in the league in regular season record, second in offensive efficiency, and first in defensive efficiency.
There is a gap between the Pelicans (45 wins and 37 losses) and the Warriors. Their offensive efficiency ranks ninth in the league, but their defensive efficiency ranks ninth from the bottom.
In the playoffs, the defender wins the world, and the Warriors have an obvious advantage.
Confrontation record: The two teams played a total of 4 games in the regular season, and the Warriors led the Pelicans 3-1.
Of the 3 games the Warriors won, 2 were big victories-on December 15, 2014, the Warriors won 112-85 by 27 points; on March 21, 2015, the Warriors won 112-96 by 16 points.
Game 1 won 128-122 in overtime.
Injuries: Most of the main players of the Warriors are in good health. Only David Lee suffers from a back injury, but the MRI shows that the problem is not serious.
The Pelicans are healthy, and the main player Zhu Holiday has recently returned.
Rockets (West 2) VS Mavericks (West 7)
Strength comparison: Compared with other teams, the Mavericks (50 wins and 32 losses) are relatively ideal opponents for the Rockets (56 wins and 26 losses).
The Rockets rank 12th in the league in offensive efficiency and 6th in defensive efficiency, only worse than the Warriors, Bucks, Spurs, Wizards, and Grizzlies.
The Mavericks’ offensive efficiency ranks fifth in the league, but the team’s defensive efficiency ranks only 18th in the league, and the ups and downs are very large.
Confrontation record: In the four regular season confrontations this season, the Rockets led 3-1.
In the 3 games they won, the Rockets didn’t win much, with 3 points in one game, 5 points in one game, and 7 points in one game.
In the loss to the Mavericks on February 21, 2015, , the Rockets lost 11 points.
Injuries: The Rockets have serious injuries and have reimbursed two important rotation players: Dontanas Motierjunas and Patrick Beverley.
Mavericks main small forward Chandler – Parsons (microblogging) knee injury, has missed six consecutive games, according to ESPN news, he will play in the playoffs.
The main substitute German – Harris is also injured.
Clippers (West 3) VS Spurs (West 6)
Strength comparison: Apart from the Warriors, the Spurs are another team with an extremely balanced offense and defense. Their offensive efficiency ranks sixth in the league and their defensive efficiency ranks third in the league.
In the last 12 games, the Spurs achieved 11 wins and 1 loss, including defeating the four playoff teams of the Mavericks, Grizzlies, Warriors and Rockets.
The Clippers’ offensive efficiency ranks first in the league, but their defensive efficiency only ranks 16th in the league.
Head-to-head record: The two teams played against each other 4 times in the regular season, with a big score of 2-2. The home battle record is 1 win and 1 loss.
The Spurs won 2 games, one by 4 points and one by 7 points.
In the 2 games the Clippers won, one won by 20 points and the other by 4 points.
Injury situation: Spurs core player Diego Splitter has missed 6 consecutive games due to calf injury. According to ESPN news, he will return in the playoffs, but in a limited time.
Splitter is very important to the Spurs’ system. When he starts, the Spurs have the best record.
The Clippers have no obvious injuries. Austin Rivers is ill, but it will not affect the playoffs.
Grizzlies (West 5) VS Trail Blazers (West 4)
Strength comparison: Due to injuries and lineup adjustments, the Grizzlies’ defense has experienced ups and downs this season, but their overall defensive efficiency still ranks fifth in the league.
The problem with this team is the offense, especially the perimeter offense. Their offensive efficiency only ranks 14th in the league.
The Blazers’ offense is in the upper middle of the league, ranking eighth, but their defense fluctuates very much, and their current efficiency ranks 10th in the bottom of the league.
Confrontation record: The two teams have faced each other 4 times in the regular season this season. The Grizzlies swept the Trail Blazers and won more than 10 points in the two games.
In the last 10 confrontations between the two teams, the Grizzlies have won 9 times-this data is very referential, because the Grizzlies have a stable lineup in recent seasons, and their strength is only strong but not weak;
The lineup is stable.
Injury situation: The Grizzlies’ injury problems are more obvious. Mike Conley missed 3 consecutive games because of a foot injury, important player Tony Allen missed 9 consecutive games because of a sprained hamstring, and Marc Gasol suffered an ankle injury.
The Blazers have serious injury problems, Wesley Matthews and Darryl White are reimbursed for the season, Nicolas Batum has a knee injury, and Aaron Afflalo has a shoulder injury and has been absent continuously
The situation of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs:
Eagles (East 1) VS Nets (East 8)
Strength comparison: The Eagles (60 wins and 22 losses) are known as the Eastern Spurs. Their offensive strength and defensive strength are also very balanced, ranking seventh in the league in both statistics.
At the peak of the season, the Hawks ranked among the top five in both offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency.
Nets (38 wins and 44 losses) coach Lionel Hollins is a coach who emphasizes defense. The team’s defense