Test Your NBA Playoffs Knowledge!
The 2021 NBA playoffs is the first regular season featuring the new rules for playing in the tournament. These rules will give certain teams a chance to play for the final two seeds in the playoffs. The Western Conference has teams like the Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, and New Orleans Pelicans fighting for those spots, while the Eastern Conference will have several of their own teams in the same spot.
Regardless of who you route for, the NBA playoffs are a beast of a marathon that many players have no idea about. It is grueling and will take down even the best, leaving only the elite teams of the league left standing. It takes everything to get to the conference finals let alone win a championship.
How much do you know about the history of the playoffs?
The NBA playoffs are held at the end of every NBA regular season. They feature the best teams from the Western Conference and Eastern Conference of the league playing for a shot at becoming the next NBA champion. Some teams have clinched their playoff seed long before the regular season ends by winning enough games to take a large enough lead over all the other teams in their division, like the Southwest, Atlantic, or Pacific divisions.
Over the course of NBA playoff history, there are a few teams that have become postseason royalty and are annual members of the conference finals. The playoff picture for teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Jazz, Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, and Milwaukee Bucks are always quite clear before the first round of the playoffs even begins.