The classic series between the Bulls and the Celtics in the first round of the 2009 NBA Playoffs has been a recent hot topic. Can a first round series be one of the greatest all-time playoff series?
Sports History is all about the numbers, so that is what I do: I crunch the numbers and see. The criterion is as follows:
I had to have seen the series, so this is a back-dated list, with the first series starting in the late '80s.
The series must go the limit of games, be it five or seven.
Cumulative score and road wins are important.
Star power is a plus also.