More so than in previous years, the end of the NBA’s regular season appears to be much more thrilling. We have the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers tied for the top spot with the Boston Celtics back east. Two other teams are within three games of that No. 1 seed. Meanwhile, at the bottom of the conference playoff standings, the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat continue to play stellar basketball.
Out west, the Golden State Warriors have seemingly righted the ship following initial struggles after Kevin Durant’s injury last month. Though, the Warriors might not be the talk of the conference right now. Instead, we have to look at what the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder are doing to get themselves in position for a run come playoff time.
Sure the likes of the Warriors, Cavaliers and Spurs will be major players when the postseason comes calling. But there’s a whole heck of a lot more to look at here. Who are the most dangerous teams in the NBA heading towards the stretch run? What squads can make life difficult for these title contenders we mentioned above?
Here’s a look at six such teams, starting with the Washington Wizards and MVP candidate John Wall.