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Upset Meter for Every 2nd-Round NBA Playoff Series

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Upset Meter for Every 2nd-Round NBA Playoff Series
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Could Stephen Curry lead the Warriors to a big upset?

We're not going to see any sweeps in Round 2 of the NBA playoffs. That's already clear. Upsets, though...that's a different story.

It's hard to remember a second round more compelling than this. Every underdog has stolen a game on the road, and we've seen far more nail-biters than we have blowouts.

It's not an overstatement to say that no higher seed is truly safe right now. Obviously, some teams have a far greater chance of pulling off a series upset than others. But everyone has a shot. So how much should the favorites be sweating it out right now? Let's take a look.

Note: For the purposes of this article, an upset is defined as a lower seed beating a higher seed in the series.

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