The NBA playoffs are in full swing.
The top seeds are heading in for a second straight year, with two teams battling it out for the top seed in each conference.
This year’s NBA finals are the most closely watched event of the postseason, with an average of more than two million viewers watching on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, the network announced Tuesday.
The most recent edition of the NBA playoffs featured four of the top five seed teams, including the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Here are the best-case and worst-case scenarios for the NBA Finals.
What if the top two teams in each league finish tied in the regular season?
If the Warriors lose in the first round, they would win the NBA championship.
The Boston Celtics would lose to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round.
If the Cavaliers win the first three games of the playoffs, they could capture the conference title.
The Celtics would face the Los Angeles Clippers in the semifinals.
If both teams win in the finals, the Celtics would clinch the title.
What happens in the Eastern Conference?
In the East, the Philadelphia 76ers are favored to win the conference championship.
That would leave Cleveland Cavaliers to face the Detroit Pistons, the New York Knicks and the Boston Bruins.
The Pistons would have to beat the Knicks in the conference semifinals.
What do the rest of the teams have to play for?
The top seed of each conference will face off in the NBA finals.
The Cavaliers will face the Knicks, Pistons and Celtics in the league’s most-anticipated game.
The teams in the Western Conference face off for the second time in the playoffs.
The Los Angeles Lakers will face LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the opening round, with the Celtics facing the defending champion Los Angeles Spurs in the next two rounds.
The Western Conference Finals will take place in the city that gave us the first NBA Finals, with a game between the Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder scheduled for April 14.
Who wins the NBA title?
The Celtics will face Kevin Durant and the Golden State Golden State Thunder in the 2017 NBA Finals for the title of the most valuable player in the world.
The Thunder are the defending champions, and they will face Durant in the Finals.
The Warriors will face Steph Curry in the 2019 NBA Finals and are in the midst of a remarkable run to their third title.
Who will win the Stanley Cup?
The Detroit Red Wings will face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Series for the Stanley Trophy.
The Penguins are in their first playoff series since 2002.
The Red Wings and Penguins will face each other in the 2021 Stanley Cup Finals.
Who won the NBA’s most valuable players award?
The Miami Heat will face Chris Bosh and the New Jersey Devils in the 2016 NBA Finals to determine the league MVP.
The New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia 76er will face Andrew Wiggins and the Kansas City Royals in the 2020 NBA Finals if the Cavaliers beat the Heat in their opener.
Who’s the most-watched NBA player?
The reigning MVP, Kevin Durant, has dominated NBA basketball since becoming a star.
His impact on the game is unmatched.
His teams have won a record 10 championships, and he’s won five MVPs, the most in league history.
His play in the postseason is the most talked about player in sports history.
Durant has averaged more than 29 points per game this season, with 27.9 points per contest in the last four NBA Finals matchups.
He is the reigning MVP.
Who is the best basketball player in America?
LeBron James is the all-time leader in career points (1,924), assists (1 (490) and steals (10) per game, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
James is also the all time leader in games played (1.7 million), rebounds (7,099), field goal percentage (68.5) and total rebounds (1 billion).
James is second all-Time in rebounds (2.7 billion), assists per game (1 1/2) and free throws made (1 929,872).
James, who won the league title in 2016 with the Miami HEAT, is the NBA all-star and has been a three-time All-Star for the Heat.
He’s averaged over 22 points and 11 rebounds per game in his NBA career.
The only other player to lead the league in points, assists and steals is Magic Johnson with 2,926,931 in career assists.
He led the league for 15 straight seasons from 1989-1994, leading the league with a record 3,531 assists.
Who was the most successful college player?
Mark Ingram led the Florida Gators to three national championships and won the Heisman Trophy twice.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft is currently a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
He was the No. 2 overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017 and is in the