3-1 Series Leads

By TOMMY DOHERTY

In the Western Conference Semifinals, the Houston Rockets have a 3-1 series lead against the Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors also have a 3-1 lead against the New Orleans Pelicans. Leads like this usually last with great teams, but in 2016, the Cleveland Cavaliers came back from the deficit against the Warriors, defending champions at the time. So the question is, can either the Jazz or Pelicans pull off miracles and come back to win there respective series? I personally think that neither team can make a come back; the one that has a small chance is the Jazz. The Rockets have a history of being a very inconsistent in the playoffs, and this is not a time to be like that against the Jazz who are capable of winning against any team in the league if they are shooting well throughout the game. It will be hard for the Jazz but they have the team to make the series very interesting. As for the Pelicans, they have the talent to compete with the Warriors, but they do not have a good enough team to win this series. The Western Conference Finals will likely have the Warriors and the Rockets battling each other, but the only other close series that could occur might be Jazz vs Warriors.