NBA Playoffs 2011: Four Most Likely First-Round Upsets

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NBA Playoffs 2011: Four Most Likely First-Round Upsets
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The NBA Playoffs are just around the corner—looking ahead to the first round, there are a few series that could end up with the lower seed coming out on top and pulling off huge upsets. 

Most matchups seem completely one-sided at first, but when you look at the teams behind the records, some possible upsets appear totally possible. Of the eight first-round matchups, four appear to have major upset potential based on a handful of factors.

Without further ado, here are the four most likely upsets in the first round. Remember, I don't personally think all of these upsets will happen—merely that they have huge potential to.

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