Ranking The NBA’s Best First Round Series’ Since 2000

Ranking The NBA’s Best First Round Series’ Since 2000
  • Marcus Blackwell

 

The first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs in underway. Historically the 1st round tends to be the least exciting of the postseason due to the team disparities. Of course, there are always great matchups between the 4th and 5th seed and even the 3 and 6, but occasionally the lower 7th and 8th seeds will give the elite teams a fight. Maybe we’ll even see some of that this year.

In the meantime, check out below a ranking of the top 5 First Round Playoff Series’ since the year 2000. Enjoy some footage of the best moments from these matchups.

 

5. Los Angeles Lakers Vs Phoenix Suns 2006

Suns Win: 4-3

4. Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Memphis Grizzlies 2014

Thunder Win: 4-3

3.Houston Rockets Vs Portland Trailblazers 2014

Blazers Win: 4-3

2. Los Angeles Clippers Vs San Antonio Spurs 2015

Clippers Win: 4-3

1. Chicago Bulls Vs Boston Celtics 2009

Celtics Win: 4-3