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It’s finally here.
On to The Rundown. (All Times Eastern)
Indiana at Chicago ESPN 1:00
Derrick Rose and the Bulls look to strike first against the sub .500 Pacers who are just lucky to be in the playoffs.
Philadelphia at Miami ABC 3:30
It just took me ten minutes to think of something exciting to say about this game. Ladies and gentleman, the first round.
Atlanta at Orlando ESPN 7:00
A rematch of last years “classic” second round series where the Magic embarrassed the Hawks with a four game beat down. But if the Hawks, you know, actually try for the whole series this might actually be competitive.
Bet on the Magic.
Portland at Dallas ESPN 9:30
This is my upset pick of the first round (I have the Blazers in six) and will be one of the best First Round series. Of course we could all be wrong and the Mavericks can sweep them, but when has that ever happened?