NBA Playoffs Round 1 Recap: When Did Basketball Get So Boring?


Reality starts to set in after the first round of the NBA playoffs. As in, there are roughly 28 more weeks of this (like five, but still) and playoff basketball can be BORING.

The free-wheeling nature of the NBA this season, with so many teams committing to ball movement, and open threes, and athletic plays around the rim, is gone. It’s been reduced to two weeks of ugly shots, blowouts, and disappointing conclusions.

So what went wrong in Round 1? And what the heck can the NBA do to improve the quality of play in the playoffs?

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