5 Most Memorable NBA Opening-Round Playoff Games Ever

May 1st, 2012 by John Friel Leave a reply »
You don't need to wait until the NBA Finals to gather your fondest memories of the postseason.

You don't even have to wait a week sometimes. Any fan can witness an incredible and lasting moment in the first round of the postseason.

While some may look at the first round as a preliminary where upsets rarely happen, they fail to remember that anything is possible in the sporting world. That's especially true when the postseason comes around and teams begin to play at their highest energy level.

The greatest thing about the playoffs is the potential for unpredictability. This is when you see teams play at their best. There are 16 teams vying for the chance to win a championship. Each and every team believes that they truly are the team that deserves to win the title.

Nobody is scared of the competition. The underdogs look to the favorites as equals.

While the NBA Finals will usually provide the most drama, there are still plenty of times to capture a lasting memory in the conference playoffs. We all remember the Miami Heat coming back from 12 points down in the final four minutes in last year's Conference Finals; Reggie Miller def ...

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