Ranking Every First-Round Matchup in the 2014 NBA Playoffs

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Ranking Every First-Round Matchup in the 2014 NBA Playoffs
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The NBA playoffs start this Saturday, and it's time to start thinking about which series should draw the most attention.

Excitement is in the eye of the beholder, but let's do our best to rank this season's first round in terms of which series are most likely to keep your eyes glued to the television. On a scale of 1-10, 10 is the most exciting.

A couple of caveats are in order.

First, this is playoff basketball. Every series will be exciting, especially to fans of the respective teams. Having a series ranked low on this list is a relative measurement, not an indication that there's no reason to watch.

Second, this is admittedly a subjective endeavor. Different fans look for different things in a basketball game. We're working with the assumption that tempo and high scores tend to be more exciting for the average fan. That's certainly not true so far as everyone's concerned.

Now, let's decide which series we're looking forward to most. It's no easy choice.

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