By Wally Jacobs @Wjac1 on March 30, 2014
With the NBA playoffs right around the corner, let's take a look at the top five offenses in the league—all of which come out of the Western Conference.
The dynamic-duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook can demoralize teams with their onslaught of scoring from the inside out. Add Caron Butler to the mix, along with Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb, and that is a very dangerous offensive combination.
The Portland Trail Blazers are difficult for any defensive-minded team to prepare for. Pack the paint and shooters such as Damian Lillard, Mo Williams and Nicolas Batum will destroy teams from the outside. Guard the shooters and LeMarcus Aldridge will eat teams alive in the paint. It's a double-edged sword that is fun for Blazers fans to watch.
Although they aren't a playoff team in the competitive Western Conference, the Minnesota Timberwolves are one of the more forgotten offensive juggernauts in the NBA. After all, head coach Rick Adelman is known for having high-powered offenses—and having Kevin Love and Kevin Martin scoring in bunches makes life easier for any coach.
James Harden has evolved as one of the best scorers in the NBA. And with offensive help from Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin and post scoring from Dwight Howard, the Houston Rockets can light up any team in the league. Play them on the wrong night and the Rockets will likely embarrass several teams from the three-point line and the paint.
When any team has Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford, points will be easy to come by. They also have a bench filled with players who could be starters on any team. Only time will tell if the Los Angeles Clippers' offensive firepower can carry them through the postseason, but if fans enjoy an up and down, high scoring game—watch the Clippers.
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