This year in the playoffs, we had the potential for one of the more story-laden first round series in recent memory with Dallas (7 seed) facing Houston (a 2 seed). We had the obvious Chandler Parsons squares off against his former team dynamic, and seeing if he made the right decision this summer leaving a potential contender for the money. Man, not even speaking as a Rocket fan I wanted to see the inevitable battles between Harden and Parsons just to see how annoyed they would get with each other. They used to be bros, not sure if they still are, but I think there are two definite ways to kill a friendship: Rooming with them in college, and playing an NBA playoff series against the other guy. I also would have loved seeing the inevitable 20 brawls started by Patrick Beverley and Rajon Rondo simply because I've waited 3 years for them to be in the same conference, and they still haven't logged serious minutes against each other (needless to say, I'm devastated).
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This time of year is dominated with Playoff chatter. Tim Duncan is playing like he's a decade younger, some teams are choking (see, Blazers, Mavericks, and Raptors), some teams are dominant as everyone expected (Golden State) and others are occasional juggernauts (Wizards in game 2). You have Cinderella stories that everyone wants to win (Boston's improbable run), and teams that everyone wants to see lose but still are not (Rockets and Cavaliers).