There is just one more game left in the first round of the playoffs after Friday night's NBA Playoff action.
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The NBA playoffs continued on Sunday, and without surprise, all the home teams won in the first game of their respective series.
It came down to the last day of the regular season, but the 2013 NBA playoff picture is now crystal clear.
Two series ended on Thursday night, while one got a little more interesting.
The Indiana Pacers are moving on. The Bulls will live to see another day. The NBA playoffs continue on...
The NBA playoffs continued on Sunday. There is still only one team with its ticket to the second round punched.
Sure the playoffs were interesting before, but things got a lot more interesting on Friday night.
The best team in the NBA may be making a quick exit from the playoffs this year. Oh, and the Lakers look pretty good.
You know it's the NBA playoffs when teams start making ridiculous comebacks to take series leads. Well, the NBA playoffs are here, and Sunday ended on a high note.
Sunday marked the end of a dynasty.
Monday may mark the beginning of a new one.
Sunday's first game showed a Chicago Bulls team that looked out-matched. Without consistent scoring from Derrick Rose - in addition to dishing assists - the Bulls sputter, at best. The Atlanta Hawks tied the series with a 100-88.
The Los Angeles Lakers looked to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks. That didn't happen.
Parity is spreading through the NBA playoffs faster than the news of Osama bin Laden's death.
Monday featured two more second round games. The first game of the night featured a No. 1 seed in the Chicago Bulls. The second game featured the No. 2 Los Angeles Lakers.
Thursday saw three more teams move into the second round of the NBA playoffs.
There is now just one series yet to be decided. Game 6 between Memphis and San Antonio takes place Friday night.
The first game of the night was Game 6 of the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks series. Atlanta came into Thursday with a 3-2 lead. This series in particular has been filled with one-sided games. Orlando won big when they won.
Los Angeles looked like they were headed for their third straight Finals appearance as of Game 3.
Miami looked like it was going to roll in the same direction.
Boston dominated New York in Games 3 and 4.
Sunday had a few hitches in it, though.
The Miami Heat took on the Philadelphia 76ers in the fourth game of the first round of the playoffs.
Madison Square Garden was supposed to be the refuge for the New York Knicks. It was supposed to supply them with that little extra something to help them beat the Celtics for the first time in the series.
It turned out that Boston was just as ready for the Garden atmosphere, as well. It was evident from the start.