NBA Playoffs 2013: Potential 1st-Round Matchups That Could Derail Favorites

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NBA Playoffs 2013: Potential 1st-Round Matchups That Could Derail Favorites
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Could this season's first round be filled with upsets?

If there is one thing worth watching about the first round of the NBA playoffs, it is the possibility of witnessing an upset.

Whether you're a fan of a serious title contender, underdog or just of the sport in general, upsets are story lines that make the playoffs exciting.

With the 2013 NBA season quickly approaching its final stretch, some title favorites could potentially be in for a struggle and eventual upset in the first round.

Here are five potential first round matchups that could spell trouble for serious title contenders.

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