November 13, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) controls the ball against the defense of San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green (4) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
A long and gruesome NBA regular season is slowly approaching its end. While in some situations, the playoff picture could still drastically change, we have a pretty good idea of which teams will make the playoffs.
This year promises a great deal of exciting first round matchups, and we could be surprised by one or two early upsets in the postseason.
So which teams would make for a great first round series and provide a lot of excitement to the fans? Continue reading to find out.