3 NBA Play-In Tournament matchups that would be must-see TV for fans

These potential matchups could increase the NBA Play-In Tournament hype tenfold.

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No. 1 - Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors employ two of the biggest stars the league has ever seen in LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Whenever these two titans face off, it is a must-see phenomenon, and with everything on the line in a potential play-in meeting, the intensity would only be taken up a notch.

Need some proof? Well, they actually have met in a play-in game before back in 2021. That game was a thriller, with Curry pouring in 37 points but falling just short to James, who had a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Lakers with a final score of 103-100. Games like that are what the Play-In Tournament is all about.

Another element that would add an intriguing angle to this matchup is the rumors from a few months back that the Golden State Warriors inquired about trading for LeBron James. That is certainly one of the prominent storylines the media would run with if these two teams meet up down the road soon.

All of that goes without mentioning the complementary pieces that would be featured here, such as Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, among others. This would be a great matchup that features names that have defined the last decade or so of NBA basketball.

LeBron James and the Warriors have no shortage of history when it comes to high-stakes games, and this could be yet another if they meet in a potential play-in matchup.

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