It seems that the only thing the betting experts are talking about when it comes to the NBA Western Conference is scandal and struggling teams. Lost in all of the headlines is the fact that there are several Western Conference teams who can compete for the NBA title. The Western Conference finals this seasons should be interesting and it may even include two teams that have not had a lot of press in the past. Let’s take a look at the Western Conference teams that the online casino players consider to be contenders.
Los Angeles Clippers
There will be a Los Angeles team competing in the Western Conference playoffs this year, but it won’t be the Lakers. The Los Angeles Clippers started out the season like a shot and has not slowed down one bit. The Clippers has been the best team in the Pacific Division all season long and it has been the top team in the Western Conference for weeks. The addition of Chris Paul has solidified a lineup that was in desperate need of a playmaker. Now the sports betting sites are curious to see just how far the Clippers can go when the playoffs begin.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs is that veteran team that simply will not go away. San Antonio has been going back and forth with the Clippers for top spot in the conference all season long. Most people expected a veteran team like San Antonio to hold back until the playoffs started. But the Spurs is playing like it has something to prove to itself and the rest of the league. The online betting experts would not be surprised if the San Antonio Spurs made another appearance in the Western Conference Finals this season and then advanced all the way to the NBA Finals.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder have both been very focused and determined all season long. The sting of losing last year’s NBA Finals to the Miami Heat still lingers with Durant and Russell Westbrook. The team has been at or near the top of the Western Conference standings all season long. When the players on the Thunder are interviewed, they show a level of intensity that people are not used to seeing from OKC. The Thunder is not going to allow the Western Conference title to get away from it easily this season.
Golden State Warriors
If you had to pick a dark horse to come out of the Western Conference, then you should probably go with the Golden State Warriors. The team from Oakland has been consistent in its pursuit of a Western Conference playoff spot all season long and it has been in the top five of the standings for much of the season. It is debatable as to how far the Warriors can really go in the playoffs, but the team has the makings of a Cinderella story.
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