SPORTS FANATICS REJOICE. 5 MUST-SEE GAMES IN NBA 2021-2022
The pandemic shocked the world and took something from everyone. Some people lost loved ones, others lost their livelihood, while the fortunate only suffered minor setbacks like not being able to engage with their hobbies, watching live sports being one.
With pandemic restrictions gradually lifting, you can finally see your favorite games again! The NBA is back with a bang and crowds are allowed into the arenas. You don’t have to watch the games on TV like you did over the past year, so grab some tickets and you’re good to go!
The current season is going to be one to remember. You can catch your favorite NBA teams battling it out for the trophy. Just make sure you keep an eye on your favorite squads and don’t miss the important games coming up.
With that said, let’s talk about some of the amazing games coming soon. NBA fans around the world are losing it over the fiercely competitive playoffs coming at the end of 2021 and most of 2022. Here are five games that you might want to look out for.
Celtics vs. Lakers
NBA fans around the country will be tuning in to see two of the biggest names in the industry battling it out in mid-November. If you are a Boston Celtics fan, you’re in luck because they will be playing the Lakers at home in the Garden.
Can Shroder and Tatum hold off Lebron James and Westbrook? The Lakers are doing fairly well since James joined them. The Lakers have been the strongest team in the NBA for the last two and a half decades. They certainly are one of the most prominent forces to reckon with but the Celtics are no joke either. The legendary team won’t bring anything less than their A-game so let’s expect the fight of a lifetime on November 19th.
If you live in the Boston area, you have got to tune in to see this one. It’s the perfect winter comeback game post-pandemic. The weather will have that crisp chill in the air, the Celtics will be playing again, and it will feel like nothing ever changed.
Lakers vs. Warriors
Yes, you heard that right, both Californian teams are going to battle it out again after a while. Two of the biggest names in the NBA will go toe-to-toe for bragging rights. Other than that, these are both teams with some of the most popular superstars. Stephen Curry takes on James and the gang for a battle to remember.
The Golden State Warriors and Lakers have always had a bit of rivalry between them for being from the same state. After meeting in October, you can catch them again in February and then finally a month or so after so you can support both sides in different games. Tune in in the early days of March to catch these giants slugging it out on the court. Not only are they the top teams in the state, but both teams are dominant forces in the entire NBA.
This is going to be one of the most-watched battles of the year. Make sure you mark your calendars and book your tickets in advance.
Bulls vs. Bucks
The Eastern giants are back at it after acquiring DeRozan and Ball. The powerhouse team from the ’90s is looking to gain the recognition they once had and win back the championship. They will be taking on the Bucks, making it one of the biggest games of the year.
We will the amazing clash between these two giants in the coming few months, and it will be a night to remember. Just make sure you have your plans in order because they will be meeting roughly three times in 2022. Once in January and twice in March. If you have plans for March, push them because this is going to be a slugfest you don’t want to miss out on.
The Bucks are doing reasonably well this time so chances are they are going to give the Bulls a pretty hard time. With that said, let’s see what the game holds, it’s definitely going to be one to remember.
Heat vs. Raptors
The Heat has been one of the most dominant teams in the last 10 years. However, ever since LeBron James left to join the Lakers, they haven’t seen the same kind of performance. Don’t expect any Canadian hospitality because the Raptors are after that W! They are another team that has stood their ground and made their place in NBA history. You can see these giants go at it in 2022 for a few amazing games.
You can see them twice in Jan and maybe once in February too. However, you may need to get your docs ready because the Raptors are going to take them on at home in Toronto. Find your passport, get your stuff in order and book your ticket, this is a match you don’t want to miss live!
Celtics vs. Warriors
Christmas comes early this year as the Celtics take on the Warriors in December of 2021. This is one of those games you honestly don’t want to miss because it’s going to be a real nail-biter. Both teams are legends in NBA and have proved themselves time and time again. With that said, we really can’t call this one, it can honestly go either way.
Just make sure you are there in person to experience the game. Whichever team you support, you can’t help but acknowledge that both of them have played their part in the NBA and made history respectively.
Supporting your team is part of the charm of sports but acknowledging others is equally important. Good sportsmanship amongst the fans is as important as it is on the court/ field/ pitch. No one likes a fight or a riot. Let’s keep 2022 clean and support our teams respectfully.
There we have some of the must-see games at the end of this year and the coming year. If you can catch a couple of these games live in person, it would be great. However, please remember that COVID is still very much present, but there are things you can do to ensure your safety. Wear a mask and ensure that you are vaccinated before going to these arenas. We all have a part to play and it would be an absolute tragedy if the NBA canceled games because of a new COVID wave.