NBA Playoffs: 5 big factors to consider heading into the post-season

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Before the 2019 NBA Playoffs begin, we take a closer look at five big factors that should be considered as the chase for a championship unfolds

Basketball fans around the globe are undoubtedly excited for the biggest stage of the 2018-19 NBA Season. We have had a exciting and eventful 2018-19 NBA regular season that has lead us to even more thrilling run for the 2019 NBA Championship crown.

In the course of a playoffs certain players or teams can make their names or carve out a space for themselves in basketball History. For the fans of the respective playoffs teams to be happy at the end of the Finals will require passionate play from some of the biggest stars right now in the basketball world.

Here are the most influential factors for the NBA 2019 post-season.

Road Warriors and Defense Wins Chips

The well known quotable regarding future and past NBA Champions is that great defense is usually the culprit. Recently even the dominant Golden State Warriors have posted a top 2 Defense in two out of their three NBA Champion runs. This season will be no different as top defensive teams like Milwaukee Bucks, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Toronto Raptors are instantly contenders.

The Bucks, lead by two-way Terror and possible 2019 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, are the premier defensive team this year in the NBA. The Bucks are a truly elite defensive team that is top this year in team Defensive Rating, Team Rebounding, second in Blocks and were 1st in opponents field goal percentage. What makes the Bucks equally as dangerous is they were this year’s best Road team also.

The Bucks tied with the defending champs Golden State with 27 road wins this season. The Bucks are built for the playoffs with an elite defense to go along with a proven track record of winning on other teams home courts.

Which team is able to play elite defense will go far in determining who will hoist the 2019 NBA Championship Trophy.