NBA Playoff Schedule 2012: 4 Lower Seeds Primed for Upsets

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NBA Playoff Schedule 2012: 4 Lower Seeds Primed for Upsets
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When I think “upset” in terms of the NBA playoffs, the first thought that comes to mind is the gritty 2007 Golden State Warriors team.

That roster became the first No. 8 seed to oust a No. 1 seed (the Dallas Mavericks) in a seven-game playoff series.

Baron Davis, Stephen Jackson and others proved to be the David to the Mavs' Goliath.

They were facing off against a loaded Mavericks team as well as that year’s MVP award winner Dirk Nowitzki. The Warriors' series win proved to be one of the biggest underdog stories in sports.

While lower playoff seeds in the NBA don’t win as often in a seven-game series as teams in hockey (case in point with this year’s Los Angeles Kings squad), it’s still always a possibility.

Ironically, with the current playoff matchups, every team with a higher seed won their season series against their opponent.

Nevertheless, here are four playoff teams with a lower seed who are primed for an upset (keep in mind that the playoff matchups are not yet set in stone).

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