An Interactive Sports Experience

The Epic NBA Playoffs

Man the first round of the NBA Playoffs has been oh so epic. On a week where my college graduation is right around the corner I find myself stuck in my living room watching all of the playoffs games. The biggest thing I can take away is that there is absolutely no favorite this year.

Through a whole week of play there is only one series that has not featured a win from both teams. Of course that series is the Miami Heat-Charlotte Bobcats series but for the most part the Cats were projected to win at least one game before Al Jefferson got hurt in game one.

After you look past that series you have two teams that are down 3-1. It is ironic that both the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets are one game away from being eliminated. Both are number four seeds in their conferences and both looked like they would put up for of a fight. Even though its unlikely that either team will really come back and win the entire series, you still can’t write either of these teams off yet because the competitiveness in each series. The Spurs find themselves down 2-1 against the Mavericks but then again that’s another series that is far from over as they haven’t even played a game 4 yet.

There are 4 series that are tied at 2-2. Now remember this not the semi finals but this is still the first round of the playoffs. Out west both the Clippers-Warriors series and Thunder-Grizzlies series are coming down to the wire. For two teams playing at the complete opposite sides of the seeding both teams look to be evenly matched. Both of these series should go down to a game 7. In the East we have the Raptors-Nets showdown which is essentially the old versus new. The Nets looked to have the upper hand but the Raptors simply won’t go away and will have game 5 now on their home floor. This series should be going to game 7 as well. Then we have the Pacers and Hawks. With the series tied at 2-2, the Pacers aren’t looking so dominant. The Hawks have given them so much trouble that they very well might even win the series.

Usually around this time you can tell who’s going to make a big run but right now we can’t even tell who’s going to get out of the first round. For an NBA season that had a conference imbalance,the playoffs definitely don’t have that. This year everything is still up in the air.


Was good though, it's me Everick Davis Jr. Born and raised in Portsmouth Virginia, I'm currently a senior at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I watch every sport (not so much golf) but I am huge on the NBA. My favorite players right now are J.R. Smith, Russell Westbrook & Nick Young. Drinking beer and watching sports is my favorite past time and I do it year round! I used to play basketball on the regular until everyone else kept growing and I still stood at 5'6. So that's when I channeled my efforts into becoming the next Stephen A Smith or anything close to that. I currently write for "The Carolinian" newspaper in Greensboro, NC and intern for Random Fact about me, I love anime, my favorite one is One Piece! Second random fact, I got beatz! check me out

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