The playoffs are only just underway, but after a wild opening weekend, a few interesting statistics have emerged. With each team having played their first game of the postseason, what can be learned, or ignored, by the numbers from the eight exciting game ones?
For the first time since the 2007-2008 NBA postseason, NBA fans will get to see the Orlando Magic and the Toronto Raptors face off in the playoffs. In that series, the Magic, led by Coach Stan Van Gundy and franchise player Dwight Howard, would beat the Raptors 4-1 in that series. The Magic dominated the Raptors in their previous matchup but the second-seeded team from the North could prove their might in the first round.
The Boston Celtics are coming off a horrendous and tough week, going 0-2. They lost to Milwaukee by 1 on the road, Kyrie missed a contested shot in a tough loss. The unexpected loss came against the Bulls in which they lost by 10 points, they sit at the #5 spot in the East. Very horrendous lost for the C’s.
The festivities are over, the “teammates” are all headed back to their selective squads, now it’s time to figure out who will make the NBA’s “sweet sixteen”. The eight teams from each conference who will try and get into the playoffs. We will give an analysis of each squad, who will get in, and a couple of surprises that nobody saw coming.