The Los Angeles Lakers will defend the NBA league title this year. Though they had to go through the play-in to make it to the play-off, they still are favorites to win. But can they do it again? Watch the NBA Finals live stream from 8th July to know who reaches the finals and wins.
Western Conference always has the best odds to win the League. It’s not different this year. Read the full article to know current standings and predictions for the Western Conference in NBA (2020-21).
Preview for the Western Conference at the NBA 2021
Western Conference consists of 15 teams, further divided into three divisions. The divisions are:
After competing in the regular season, the top 6 teams made it to the direct play-off. As play-off requires 8 teams from each conference, the following 4 seeds competed for the final two spots earlier.
Current Standings of Eastern Conference after the regular season:
- Utah Jazz
- Phoenix Suns
- Denver Nuggets
- LA Clippers
- Dallas Mavericks
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Golden State Warriors
- Memphis Grizzlies
- San Antonio Spurs
Utah Jazz is not only the favorite to win the Conference Championship but also the NBA Finals. They have continued to impress the fans with their excellent performance. Utah Jazz has the best record of 52-20 in the NBA 2020-21 season.
Phoenix Suns is also performing excellently in the season. So, they have quite a high chance to win the title. However, not everyone is optimistic about them. That’s because, in the play-off, they will face the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. Though the Lakers didn’t qualify for the play-off directly, still they’re favorites to win their second consecutive title.
According to many fans, the Denver Nuggets have a great possibility to win the league this year. But you can not ignore the amazing performance of the LA Clippers.
Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers also can be a threat to the top teams. Overall, it’s an unpredictable game. Therefore, anyone can come out victorious. The only way to know is to watch the games live.
History of Western Conference in the NBA Finals
Western Conference has a better record than the Eastern in the NBA Finals. They have won 6 out of the last 10 season finals. The previous five NBA Champions from Western Conference are:
- Los Angeles Lakers (2019-20)
- Golden State Warriors (2017-18)
- Golden State Warriors (2016-17)
- Golden State Warriors (2014-15)
- San Antonio Spurs (2013-14)
Golden State has dominated the finals in the last decade. Who do you think will dominate this decade? Watch the NBA Finals live stream to find out.
The Los Angeles Lakers won the maximum 12 Championship from the Eastern Conference. No wonder why experts consider them favorite even after struggling. They also hold the record for most Conference Champion with 19 NBA Finals.
The Los Angeles Lakers from the Eastern Conference have a record of winning three consecutive NBA titles. Can they continue to win after last year’s win? Or will it be Utah Jazz? Find out in the NBA Finals live stream in July.