We have witnessed eight of the most exhilarating games to start the 2011 NBA postseason.
There have been upsets, standout performances and overall, an intense level of basketball that many folks have been longing for.
The pieces are starting to fall into place, there is still a lot of basketball left to be played but after Game 1 there are some clear factors that stood about above the rest.
The intensity has been great, the quality of play has been excellent, and every game has been a battle where players give it all they have.
Just one game in, spectators have witnessed an electrifying atmosphere, career-high performances and very physical basketball.
Here are the top 10 factors that stood about above the rest after Game 1 of the NBA playoffs.