Top 10 Most Surprising Playoff Runs in NBA History

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Top 10 Most Surprising Playoff Runs in NBA History
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Everyone loves a good underdog story.

For better or worse, you don't see many deep runs by underdogs in the NBA Playoffs. With an 82-game season to decide the seeding, and the grueling string of best of sevens that teams need to survive in order to advance, the top seeds are tough to beat in the NBA.

To qualify for this list, a team must have advanced at least two rounds. One win is an upset—you need to have beat two higher-seeded teams to have a run.

In honor of the Memphis Grizzlies falling just one win short of continuing their playoff journey, let’s count down the 10 most-surprising postseason runs in NBA history.

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