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The Western Conference Finals 
By Coney on Aug 19, 2014 07:54 AM
The 1977 NBA Playoffs featured the league best 12 teams vying for the honors of the top team in the league. The playoffs in that season featured a number of upsets by the team that would go on to win the NBA Championship. The Western and Eastern Conferences each featured the top 6 teams from their respective conferences. The top seeded team in the Western Conference was the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers were followed by Denver Charles Sims Kids Jersey , Portland, Golden State, Detroit and Chicago for the rest of the playoff spots in the conference. The top team in the Eastern Conference was the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers were followed by Houston, Washington, Boston Charles Sims Youth Jersey , San Antonio and Cleveland. The first round of the playoffs featured the matchups of: Golden State vs. Detroit, Portland vs. Chicago, Boston vs. San Antonio and Washington vs. Cleveland. These matchups were decided through a best of 3 games series. While it is sometimes easier for a lower seeded team to steal a short series, there were no upsets in the first round of the playoffs. The Warriors took the Pistons in 3 games. The Trail Blazers took out the Bulls in the 3 games. The Celtics swept the Spurs to advance and Washington took out Cleveland in 3 games. The Lakers would face Golden State in the second round of the playoffs. This was a surprisingly tough series. Despite being the top seeded team, the Warriors gave the Lakers almost all they could handle. The Lakers ended up coming out on top Charles Sims Jersey For Sale , but it took 7 games to win the series. In the other Western Conference game the Trail Blazers won the series in 6 games, providing the first upset of the playoffs. The Eastern Conference 2nd round was similar to the Western Conference round. The 76ers were challenged thoroughly by the Celtics before winning the 7th game of the series to advance. Houston beat Washington in 6 games to move their way towards the conference finals. The Western Conference Finals featured a dramatic upset. While the Lakers struggled in the previous round, nobody expected them to fall so easily in the conference finals against the Blazers. Portland beat down Los Angeles and managed a 4 game sweep to win the series. With this win the Trail Blazers would advance on to the NBA Finals for a shot at a championship. The 76ers and Houston had a much better series than the Lakers and Blazers, but Houston was not able to challenge the 76ers enough to take it. They did manage to sneak 2 games away from Philadelphia, but in the end it was the 76ers that would go to the Finals to take on Portland. The Blazers clearly had some momentum going for them into this final series and they kept it rolling in the finals. They managed to take out the 76ers in just 6 games to become the NBA Champions of 1977. This was no easy series for Portland Charles Sims Buccaneers Jersey , however. They started down 0-2 in the series and came back to win the next 4 games. A couple of those wins came in dominating fashion.
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