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2011 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: First Round Results

Atlanta got past Orlando, but Derrick Rose is still leading a very strong Bulls team, despite his ankle scare. (ocweekly.com)

What a first round. A #8 upset a #1 for just the fourth time ever, and second since the first round expanded to best 4-of-7. Atlanta upset Orlando as well, and Boston pulled off the only sweep of the round. Boston got the rest, while the upstart Grizzlies have to go right back into action Sunday afternoon.

Orlando and San Antonio messed up almost all of us, and Dallas provided some good points for half the field. After all that and a few good series length picks, first and last place are separated by just three points (out of 24 possible points for any one person). There are two separate three-way ties, including one for the lead, and no panelist is more than one point away from any other.

So how did everyone fare in Round 1? And how will everyone jockey for position in Round 2? Stay tuned Sunday afternoon for the next set of picks, and check below in the meantime for the first set of results.

Name Andrew Brian M Derek Erikk Jared John KC Nicholas
Bulls vs Pacers Winner Bulls Bulls Bulls Bulls Bulls Bulls Bulls Bulls
Series Length -4- -4- -4- -4- -4- -4- -4- 5
Heat vs 76ers Winner Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat
Series Length 5 -4- -4- 5 5 -4- 6 5
Celtics vs Knicks Winner Celtics Celtics Celtics Celtics Celtics Celtics Celtics Celtics
Series Length 6 6 5 5 6 5 6 6
Magic vs Hawks Winner Magic Magic Magic Magic Magic Magic Magic Magic
Series Length 7 6 6 7 7 6 7 7
Spurs vs Grizzlies Winner Grizzlies Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs
Series Length 6 -4- -4- 6 5 5 5 -4-
Lakers vs Hornets Winner Lakers Lakers Lakers Lakers Lakers Lakers Lakers Lakers
Series Length 5 6 -4- 5 5 5 5 -4-
Mavericks vs Trail Blazers Winner Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Mavericks Mavericks Trail Blazers Mavericks Mavericks Trail Blazers
Series Length 7 7 6 7 6 7 7 6
Thunder vs Nuggets Winner Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Nuggets
Series Length 6 7 6 6 6 7 6 7
Total Points 14 12 14 14 12 13 12 11

Table Legend:

  • Two-point picks are bolded.
  • One-point picks are italicized.
  • Zero-point picks are crossed out.

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2 comments for “2011 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: First Round Results”

  1. Who is that guy who picked the Grizzlies? What a genius.

    Posted by Andrew Kipp | May 1, 2011, 7:09 am
  2. I know; good thing for us the Blazers canceled it out.

    Posted by John | May 1, 2011, 7:43 am

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