On Wednesday May 11, 2022, Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic won 2021-2022 NBA MVP award. With the win, he gets the title for the second straight year. He was facing a tough competition from 76ers' Joel Embiid and Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The week ending on May 8, 2022 has highlighted the competitive dynamics within the NBA playoff games. The weeks started with the two conference teams entering the Semi-Finals. The winning teams outpaced their opponents and no teams had to play 7 games. In the Eastern Conference Boston Celtics, Miami Heats and Milwaukee Bucks had dominated their opponents, whereas in the Western Conference, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Garden State Warriors, and Memphis Grizzlies had outshined their competitors.
Monday night, April 25, 2022 was another moment with a suspense on NBA playoff games. Before the games started, in the Eastern Conference two teams in the playoff runs were on the verge of moving ahead to the second round. First, the Boston Celtics that had snatched 3 consecutive wins from the Brooklyn Nets. Then, the Toronto Raptors with 1-3 score against the 76 ers. Hence, on Monday, 2 teams were expected to exit the playoffs. It did not happen that way.
On Sunday night, April 24, 2022, NBA playoffs games were very intense. By the end of the weekend, three teams in the playoff runs were on the verge of the exit, starting Monday, April 25, 2022 night. First, the Nets, after the Boston Celtics snatched 3 consecutive wins on Saturday. Then, the Chicago Bulls, when Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo had his show on Saturday vs the Chicago Bulls' Zach LaVine. On Saturday, against the 76 ers, The Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam was able to save the Raptors, from an anticipated loss. Hence, this week, at least 3 teams may exit the playoffs.
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