SportsPulse: Jeff Zillgitt says while the Eastern Conference isn’t totally wide open, at least four teams are very serious contenders.
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The long regular season is over and it’s finally playoff time. The quest for the Larry O’Brien Trophy and the NBA championship is on.
In search of their third consecutive title and fourth in five years, the Golden State Warriors are back on top of the Western Conference as the No. 1 seed. After taking the champs to seven games in the conference finals last year, the Houston Rockets are the No. 2 seed and looking to dethrone the Warriors.
In the East, the Milwaukee Bucks seized the top seed and the league’s best overall record behind MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo. Right after Milwaukee, the No. 2 seed Toronto Raptors…