Say this about the NBA playoffs: It’s usually quite predictable.
Nothing wrong with that.
It’s a star-driven league built around enticing matchups. Quite frankly, the Finals will be a letdown if we don’t get the rubber match of a Cleveland-Golden State trilogy.
But there’s nothing wrong with a little drama at the start of the postseason, a bit of madness in April rather than March.
That’s why this opening week has been so compelling, with upsets galore and stellar performances all around.
Boston, the top seed in the Eastern Conference, lost the first two games on its home court to No. 8-seeded Chicago, which needed a tiebreaker to slip into the playoffs on the final night of the regular season.
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