The playoff field is set.
Brace yourself for some fun.
The Spurs showed me something by doing what champions do -- winning a game they needed to win against New Orleans to get themselves homecourt advantage in a winnable first-round matchup against Dallas.
The Sixers didn't show me much by beating the Cavaliers' reserves and stopping Cleveland from equaling the best home record in NBA history. But they did get the No. 6 seed and a matchup with the Magic instead of the Celtics. If they were given a choice between facing Boston or Orlando in the first round, they might have been better off choosing the lottery.
I'll be previewing, analyzing, and dissecting all of the first-round series on Thursday. Once the games start, you can check Buzzer Beaters every night for my take on the night's action. For now, I'll give you a few thoughts/predictions that come to mind on the first round:
First team to lose on its home floor: Hawks
Best sweep potential: Celtics, Magic, Lakers
Least sweep potential: Nuggets, Spurs, Blazers/Rockets
Forty games in forty nights. Rest up.