NBA Preseason Brings Shocking Results

NBA Preseason Brings Shocking Results

Zac Jacobson, News Editor

As the 2015 NBA preseason comes to a close, many teams look and feel prepared for this year’s regular season games.


In the Northeast division, the Boston Celtics majorly shocked the division, going 6-1 overall. For fans, it was no shocker that the Philadelphia 76ers went 2-5 overall in the preseason, finishing last.


In the Central division, 2013 Eastern Conference runner-up, the Indiana Pacers, won the preseason division, ending up 5-2. One major disappointment was the legendary LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers going 1-6, which made for the worst performance ever since LeBron’s first year in 2003.


The Charlotte Hornets went 7-1 overall, with 86.7 percent of their shots being three-pointers, in the Southeastern area.  Dwayne Wade and our hometown team, the Miami Heat finished last in the division with a tie of 4-4.


In the Pacific division, shocker Sacramento Kings finished first, going 5-1. On the flip side, as it is Kobe Bryant’s final year, the Los Angeles Lakers finished last, with sad game of 3-5.


In the Southwest region, the Memphis Grizzlies finished first. The worst preseason record was given to Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks, failing with 0-7.


Finally, in the Northwest region, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat out the competition. Finishing last were the Minnesota Timberwolves, going 2-5, in mourning of the death of former head coach Flip Sauders.


Overall, the 2015 NBA preseason proved to teams whether they are or are not prepared for the regular season.