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The Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. The Lakers franchise began with the 1947 purchase of a disbanded team, the Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League (NBL). The new team began playing in Minneapolis, calling themselves the Minneapolis Lakers in honor of the state’s nickname, “Land of 10,000 Lakes”. The team was propelled by center George Mikan, who is described by the NBAs official website as the league’s first superstar. After struggling financially in the late 1950s following Mikan’s retirement, they relocated to Los Angeles before the 1960–61 season.
Led by Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, Los Angeles made the NBA Finals six times in the 1960s, but lost each series to the Boston Celtics, beginning their long and storied rivalry. In 1968, they defeated the Atlanta Hawks to win their first NBA Championship, and repeated as champions three more times in a row, securing a three-peat in 1972. After losing both led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson respectively.**
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. They play their home games at Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 16 NBA championships, the second-most behind the Boston Celtics.
The Boston Celtics
WithNo Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, the young Boston Celtics have been surprising everyone by leading the NBA in wins. With a record of 53-25, the Celtics are primed to make a deep run in the playoffs. Let’s take a look at what has been working for them so far.
The Boston Celtics currently have the best record in the NBA. As of February 26th, 2019, they are 44-19.
The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. Founded in 1946 as one of the league’s original eight teams, the team play their home games at TD Garden, which they share with the National Hockey League (NHL)’s Boston Bruins. The Celtics are one of the most successful teams in NBA history; they have won the most championships of any NBA franchise with seventeen (eighteen if the two titles won while based in St. Louis are included), and currently hold the record for the most recorded wins of any NBA team. The Celtics are one of the two charter BAA franchises still playing in their original city today.
The Celtics’ seventeen championships are tied with those won by the Los Angeles Lakers, giving both franchises supremacy as joint-holders of the record for having won the most NBA championships. Eleven Celtics players have been inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame legends Bill Russell and John Havlicek, as well as key contributors to four championship squads Bob Cousy, Sam Jones, Tom Heinsohn, K. C. Jones and Dennis Johnson. As successful as the Celtics have been on an individual level, winning multiple MVP Awards, Defensive Player of the Year Awards and Rookie of the Year Awards, they have also been dominant as a team, winning several Regular Season titles and Conference Championships despite being relatively small-market franchise relative to their counterparts; this is largely due to their ownership group – New England Sports Ventures – also owning Fenway Park (home venue of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox) meaning that all profits from these two sporting juggernauts go directly into improving both rosters simultaneously rather than one at a time like most other franchises must do which has allowed them to maintain a dynasty unlike any other seen before or since in North American professional sports.
Kemba Walker – Point Guard
Jayson Tatum – Small Forward
Jaylen Brown – Shooting Guard
Gordon Hayward – Power Forward
Enes Kanter – Center
The Miami Heat
The Miami Heat are currently on a winning streak and they show no signs of slowing down. They have some of the best players in the league and they are playing great basketball right now. It will be interesting to see how they do in the playoffs.
The Miami Heat are an American professional basketball team based in Miami. The Heat compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Southeast Division. They play their home games at American Airlines Arena, and have won three NBA championships.
The Miami Heat is an American professional basketball team based in Miami. The Heat competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The Heat play their home games at American Airlines Arena, and have won three NBA championships.
The franchise began play in 1988 as an expansion team. They won their first NBA championship in 2006. After winning their second title in 2012, they became the oldest team to win back-to-back championships since the Boston Celtics won in 1969 and 1970. Four former Heat players (Tim Hardaway, Alonzo Mourning, Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James) have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The team has made the playoffs on 17 occasions (1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2009), earned nine division titles (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 , 2005 , 2006 , 2009 , 2010 , 2014), advanced to seven NBA Finals (2006 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2020 ), and won three NBA championships (2006 , 2012 , 2013 ).
The Milwaukee Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks are currently in the lead with a score of 96-95 against the Houston Rockets. The Bucks are looking to maintain their lead and come out with a victory.
The Milwaukee Bucks have the best record in the NBA at (60-22). They have clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference and are favored to come out of the East and make it to the NBA Finals.
The Milwaukee Bucks are an American professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bucks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Central Division. The team was founded in 1968 as an expansion team, and plays at the Fiserv Forum. Former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl was the long-time owner of the team, but on April 16, 2014, a group led by billionaire hedge fund managers Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry agreed to purchase a majority interest in the team from Kohl, a sale which was approved by the NBA Board of Governors on May 16. The new owners promptly hired head coach Jason Kidd, who had led the Brooklyn Nets to two consecutive NBA Finals appearances prior to being let go by the franchise after one disappointing season.