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2014 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: First Round Results

Washington pulled off a big win over Chicago, and now looks to do the same against the East's top-seeded Pacers. (http://www.wizardio.com/)

The first round is finally over, after five of the eight series went seven games, and just one wound up as a sweep. That leaves some tired teams, but it should be a good second round. But before that, we have the results from the first round to present.

The Wizards upending the Bulls was the biggest surprise, and such lengthy series, especially in the West, weren’t always easy to see coming. The Clippers/Warriors and Blazers/Rockets were the most split series, and contributed to making some room between the top and bottom of our standings. Of course, choosing series length also helped.

As usual, complete picks are below. And check back shortly for the second round selections.

Name John Jon Josh KC Matthew Nick B Nick G Taylor
Pacers vs
Hawks
Winner Pacers Pacers Pacers Pacers Pacers Pacers Pacers Pacers
Series
Length
5 -4- 5 5 -4- 5 5 6
Heat vs
Bobcats
Winner Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat
Series
Length
5 4 5 4 5 4 4 5
Raptors vs
Nets
Winner Nets Nets Nets Nets Nets Nets Nets Nets
Series
Length
7 5 6 6 6 5 5 7
Bulls vs
Wizards
Winner Bulls Bulls Bulls Wizards Bulls Bulls Bulls Bulls
Series
Length
-4- 7 6 7 7 7 6 6
Spurs vs
Mavericks
Winner Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs
Series
Length
5 5 5 -4- 5 5 6 5
Thunder vs
Grizzlies
Winner Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Grizzlies
Series
Length
6 -4- 6 7 6 5 6 5
Clippers vs
Warriors
Winner Clippers Warriors Warriors Clippers Clippers Clippers Clippers Warriors
Series
Length
5 7 7 7 5 6 7 7
Rockets vs
Trail Blazers
Winner Trail Blazers Rockets Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Rockets Rockets Rockets Rockets
Series
Length
7 6 6 6 7 6 6 5
Total Points 15 13 14 20 12 14 15 10

Table Legend

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

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