With just over a month until the NBA Play-off’s the season looks to be heating up. Last night saw the Knicks extend their longest winning streak since 2014, with a big game against the Raptors tomorrow at Madsion Square Garden.
Their deadly duo Tom Thibodeau and Julius Randle are on fire right now as are some other lethal pairings in the NBA. Here are five others to look out for during the rest of the season.
James Harden and Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets
Durant came up shot in the NBA All-star game earlier this year, but is returning to form and scoring for fun for the Nets as the season approaches crunch time.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 21, 2021
While you can argue Durant and Harden lacked chemistry in an All-star setting, they’ve averaged a 14 net rating so far, with Harden’s ability to convert chances leaves Durant raking in the assists.
2. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers
Arguably the NBA’s most improved player this season, McCollum has seriously stepped his game up. Despite their availability lacking compared to other duos on this list due to McCollum’s foot injury, whenever these two link up it is always flairy.
Lilard leads the league in shots made from twenty eight feet and beyond and with McCollum’s composure at the dunk it’s no wonder are 32-25 this year.
3. Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans
These two were chosen simply because of the work they’ve been producing at such young ages. To see two ballers look so relaxed when they take to the court is refreshing. Despite a combined age of forty-three, The Slenderman boasts 24 average points this season whilst Zion is one of the best young Power Forwards emerging in the scene.
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis dominates. Giannis runs the show. It’s as simple as that. The Greek dominated the NBA All-Star game and is running up points for fun this season. He ran through the 76ers impressively last night, with 27 points, 16 rebounds, and six assists. Middleton shouldn’t slip under the radar though.
His job may not come with the glitz and glamour but Middleton does just enough here to earn the right over Buck’s teammate Jrue Holiday for a place on the list.
5. LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Lakers
Even though Davis hasn’t been available for selection since February, his return ahead of the play off’s from that sprained ankle could end up being huge for the Lakers.
— NBA (@NBA) January 6, 2020
However, when they play together their passing seems effortless and their chemistry is seamless. Lebron is carrying the Lakers at the moment, converting a lot of chances which put Lakers into fifth position in the Western Conference.