Your wood journal would be pretty much in use as the NBA Playoffs are winding down. Both Eastern Conference semifinals are down to a do or die Game 7 where both series will have a deciding finale. It will either be the Milwaukee Bucks or the Brooklyn Nets facing either the Philadelphia 76ers or Atlanta Hawks. Both series lived up to expectations with injuries, routs, and everything you would expect in a series with lots of things on the line. Of course, you can expect most of the things to go in the way of the home team as well. The safety protocols are slowly getting eased up with more and more fans getting allowed to cheer for their favorite team inside the arena. They w0uld most likely be as loud as ever but there have been some huge road wins on both sides so you can expect it to be a battle of young stars. Trae Young has been lighting it up even if it is just his first playoffs. In fact, lots of superstars are making their first playoffs this years and they have shown that they are more than capable of being on the big stage.
Perhaps, one of the most anticipated games of all time is Giannis and the Bucks taking on Kevin and the Nets. Kyrie Irving has been ruled out but James Harden is available even though it has been seen throughout his play that he is not really 100% heading into the game. If ever they lose then they do have a valid excuse but the supporting cast of the Nets have stepped up in a big way to help them achieve their goal. Kevin Durant did score 49 points in Game 5 and it would be hard to expect him to have that type of production again especially considering the fact that he is already 32 years old. It is highly considered that he is at the prime of his career but some NBA players also retired at that age considering he came off a couple of season ending injuries.
The home team has the slight edge heading into game 7 but you must take note in your wood journal that all teams have proven they can hush the crowd and win on the road. The playoffs this year has been nothing short of magnificent and you know the coaches will play chess games with each other in order to come out on top. As a matter of fact, the coach who fail to make the right adjustments will most likely come out on the losing end. It would always hurt to have that happen to your team as you know your goals for the future would likewise be ruined. There will be times when it would be blamed on the players which is why there are always plenty of changes during the offseason. Even if there are no games scheduled, it always gets exciting with the trades and signings all over the globe.