NBA Playoffs 2013: Making the Upset Case for All 8 Underdogs

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NBA Playoffs 2013: Making the Upset Case for All 8 Underdogs
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The Lakers and the Rockets could be two pesky lower seeds to oust in the first round.

The NBA playoffs are officially underway, and eight teams are vying to overcome being the underdog seed and advance to the conference semifinals. 

In the Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets are the lower seeds. 

In the Eastern Conference, the lower seeds are the Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks. 

Only one team in the playoffs has a losing record: The Bucks at 38-44. 

However, each lower-seeded team in the playoffs has beaten their first-round opponent at least once during the regular season. 

With that, here are the arguments for each lower-seeded team in the playoffs winning their first-round series. 

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