The final phase of the first ever NBA In-Season Tournament begins Monday evening: LeBron to win another trophy? We have some awesome fixtures to look forward to before the semis and final are played in LasVegas later next week. In the West, Phoenix travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers, while the Kings hist the Pelicans in Sacramento. In the East, Giannis and the Bucks welcome the Knicks to their building, while the high-flying Celtics travel to Indianapolis. One of these eight teams will be the first-ever winner of the In-Season Tournament, which has been an exciting addition to the regular season.

In terms of predictions, the East might paint a slightly clearer picture than the West. I believe the Bucks will beat the Knicks at home, although the New Yorkers are pesky defenders, but the Dame-Giannis combo may prove too much for them. On the other side however, the Pacers will be a tough nut to crack for the Celtics, as they’ve been a surprise team so far. Haliburton has been amazing both in terms of scoring and assisting, and is proving to be one of the star PGs in the league. Look for a potential upset in this one.

In the West, the situation is much tighter. LeBron vs Durant will be a matchup to watch carefully, as the best player of all time will look to secure the first even In-Season Tournament trophy. If Phoenix manages to get Book er on the court, however, it ay be a tough day at the office for the Lakers. On the other side of he bracket, the two surprise teams, New Orleans and Sacramento, go head-to-head. The Kings have been on a hot streak recently, and will likely make the semis in Vegas. Deaaron Fox is back, and he is looking like a top point-guard in the league.

Conclusively, It will likely be a matchup of Boston Vs Milwaukee and Sacramento Vs the Lakers in the semis. Whichever way the semifinals end up, we are in for an exciting week in the NBA. LeBron to win another trophy? Giannis to lead the Bucks to yet another achievement after conquering the 2021 championship? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.