Really really exciting first round matchups on the West Coast.
the only snoozer I think would be
San Antonio vs Dallas
But the rematch of OKC vs Memphis
The Clippers vs Golden State
Houston vs Portland
All those are EXCITING!!
On the East...
Indiana vs Atlanta...
Miami vs Charlotte could be interesting because of the defensive style of Steve Clifford and Al Jefferson taking out Miami interiorly. Will test Miami for sure even if it only goes 5 games, if Wade does not play or Miami is still bitten by the injury bug this could go 6 or 7. Charlotte is like that Chicago Bulls team right before breaking through but they don't have their "Rose" yet.
Toronto vs Brooklyn is not going to be a one sided series, could go 7, because the Raptors are a young and effective team, almost like they're the "warriors" this year, Derozan, Lowry, Johnson, Terrance Ross who looks like he could be a problem for the league very soon, they could upset the Nets, it's a very real possibility, they are young and hungry and have a very effective offense as well. So that's a series to watch.
Chicago vs Washington is another nice matchup, but the Wizards have made the proper moves to make themselves a dark horse in this as well, Chicago is great defensively, if it holds up for 4 games against John Wall, Ariza etc is another question entirely, could be another 6-7 game series.
Lots of exciting matchups in the first round, surprisingly the two snoozers are gonna be both 1st seed vs 8th seed games on the West and East