I know it's still months away, but the NBA would love to stop things now to get these story-lines in the first round.
Dallas vs. Golden State: Grudge Match
Phoenix vs. Denver: Last one to score wins
Lakers vs. New Orleans: Up and commers
Blazers vs. Spurs: Young pups against the big dogs
Even the second round would be good, assuming it went like this:
Golden State vs. Blazers: Cinderella vs Cinderella
Phoenix vs. Lakers: All or nothing
Western Conference finals would be a headliner.
Lakers vs. Blazers: A rivalry reborn
Of course, nothing beats the finals.
Celtics vs. Blazers: Legendary history meets future Dynasty.
Get your laminator ready:
Blazers Stun Celtics, win series 4-1!