Ranking NBA Second-Round Playoff Series Likeliest to Go 7 Games

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Ranking NBA Second-Round Playoff Series Likeliest to Go 7 Games
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For the first time since 1968, when the NBA's conference semifinals series were shifted to a best-of-seven format, all four series in the Association's version of the Elite Eight stand at 1-1 after two games.

It's a remarkable tidbit of historical trivia, to say the least. You'd think we'd have seen "Snake Eyes" across the board in the second round by now, considering how evenly matched teams tend to be at this point in the postseason.

But there's a first time for everything, and what better time than the spring of 2013 for the NBA to feed our basketball frenzy with a quartet of lengthy, testy series between the best of the best?

Each of the four remaining matchups has plenty of potential to go the distance—and engender the sorts of blood feuds and bitter rivalries that tend be born of such frequent and familiar competition. But which series is most likely to require an all-important Game 7? And which ones would be fortunate to forge on past Game 5?

Let's have a look into our "crystal ball" for a better idea, shall we?

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