After 1,230 games, more triple-doubles than the league has ever seen and the closest MVP race in history, the 2016-17 NBA regular season has come to an end. But cheer up, because that just means the 2016-17 playoffs are right around the corner. On Saturday, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers will get us started at 3 p.m. ET.
Before that happens, let’s take a look at all eight first-round matchups, ranking them from an entertainment/competitiveness standpoint. Almost a League Pass rankings, if you will, but for the first-round playoff series. Alright, you get the point, let’s get into it.
1. (3) Rockets vs. (6) Thunder