The NBA CORNER podcast analyzes the 2022 playoffs first round posters in each conference. In the West, the Suns, unfortunate finalists last season, begin their journey against the Pelicans.
The Grizzlies will face the Minnesota Wolves in a duel that will give pride of place to young talents on both sides. The Warriors of Stephen Curry, back from injury, face the Nuggets of reigning MVP Nikola Jokic, while Dallas will try to survive without Luka Doncic at the start of their series against the Utah Jazz with the French pivot, Rudy Gobert.
In the East, the Heat is a big favorite in its series which opposes it to the Hawks of Trae Young. Ditto for the defending champions, the Milwaukee Bucks, who should not sweat much against the Chicago Bulls slowed by injuries. The Philadelphia Sixers will engage in a potentially complicated series against the Toronto Raptors. Very fit for months, the Boston Celtics face the Nets of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in a duel that smells of powder.