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Old May 1, 2014, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Tiger444
No dominant team in this years NBA has helped the competitiveness. Many we're saying it would not be competitive this year but besides the Bobcats and the Bulls, others have proved they can beat anyone at any given point.
But as every year, there was a clear distinction on # of wins the top team and 7/8 teams had. Memphis pushing Thunder or Spurs-Dallas series shouldn't be close in paper. Wizard winning without playoffs experience, Portland taking advantage of Houston are surprizes.

If you see history, Most years, top teams takes out 7/8 teams 4-0 or 4-1. This is the year in the first round we only have one team (Miami) dominated their opponents. Wizzards would have a tougher task had Rose was healthy and may be wouldn't get past Chicago.

Frist round Stats from previous years:

2013 (45 games) - 2 series (4-0), 5 series (4-2), 1 series (4-3) - 3 lower seeds won, 5, 5 and 6.
2012 (44 games) - 2 series (4-0), 2 sereis (4-1), 2 series (4-2), 2 series (4-3) - 2 lower seeds won, 5 and 8.
2011 (43 games) - 1 series (4-0), 3 series (4-1), 4 series (4-2) - 2 lower seeds won, 5 and 8.
2010 (45 games) - 1 series (4-0), 2 sereis (4-1), 4 series (4-2), 1 series (4-3) - 2 lower seeds won, 5 and 7.

2014 (49 games projecting) - most likely 3 series will go to 4-3 and 4 lower seeds may win this year.
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