Playoff basketball is the most intense and exciting part of the NBA season. This is where the top teams in the league battle it out to determine who will be crowned the NBA champion. 

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The playoffs consist of four rounds, each being a best-of-seven series. The teams with the best regular season records are seeded accordingly and play against each other in each round until the last two remaining teams face off in the NBA Finals.

The playoffs are known for their high intensity, physicality and competitiveness, as every game becomes a must-win situation. The atmosphere in the arena is exhilarating , with fans cheering on their team and players giving it their all on the court. The pressure is immense; every possession can make or break a team’s chances of advancing to the next round.

The playoffs bring out the best in the players as they showcase their skills, athleticism and mental toughness. The games are often filled with highlight-reel plays, clutch performances and dramatic moments that will be remembered for years.

There are 16 teams in the playoffs right now that are separated by conference. In the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks are facing the Miami Heat, the Cleveland Cavaliers are facing the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia 76ers are facing the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics are facing the Atlanta Hawks.

On the other side, you have the Western Conference, where the Denver Nuggets are facing the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Phoenix Suns are facing the Los Angeles Clippers, the Sacramento Kings are facing the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies are facing the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Watching playoff basketball is a dramatic g experience that captivates millions of fans worldwide. Fans often become emotionally invested in their favorite teams, rooting for them with passion and dedication. The joy of seeing one’s team win and advance to the next round can be a euphoric experience, while the heartbreak of defeat can be devastating.

With April 20, also known as “420 days,” being in the middle of basketball playoffs, fans can enjoy the game while being high.  Here is a simple game to celebrate both 4/20 and the playoffs, basketball edition. 

The rules are simple: hare or have your personal stash.. Also, the amount of time you inhale your pen, joint or bong is all a personal preference based on your tolerance. Please consume marijuana responsibly. 

You must take a hit or two of a joint or pen for every one of these.


Every time-out: 1 hit  

Every missed free throw: 2 hits 

Every steal: 1 hit

The game goes into overtime: 1 hit 

Technical foul: 2 hits 

Blocked shot: 1 hit 

Airball: 1 hit

Buzzer beater in any quarter: hit the bong for 10 seconds.