Biggest Upsets in NBA Playoff History

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Biggest Upsets in NBA Playoff History
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How long will it be before someone tops Baron Davis and the '07 Golden State Warriors?

If you're anything like me, you probably start rooting for a monumental upset whenever you don't have a vested interest in the outcome of an NBA playoff series. 

I usually root for four different things: the Atlanta Hawks, a handful of my favorite players to watch, history and the underdogs (although the last two often go hand in hand). Something tells me that most of you aren't too different, except I seriously doubt there are many Hawks fans among you.

It's why these next 10 series, the biggest upsets in playoff history, are so ingrained in our memories. When a David slays a Goliath, we tend to remember it for a long time. 

Anyone who watched Dikembe Mutombo collapse to the floor in 1994, Allan Houston drain a series-winner in 1999 or Jamal Mashburn take revenge on his old team in 2001 can attest to that. These flashbulb memories allow you to reminisce about where you were and what you were doing when the historic events came to pass. 

How long will it be before another series works it's way into the top 10? Again, if you're like me, you're hoping it's sooner rather than later. 


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