ESPN Cries Wolf article ESPN Stats & Info has adjusted its NBA playoff projections to adjust for the league’s slow pace.
The NBA is currently 5-4 and has a winning record in the first round.
The last time the NBA was this close was 2008, when the NBA finished 5-3 in the conference finals.
The next three teams that make the postseason will be tied at 4-4.
The Cavaliers are tied with the Celtics at 4.5 games behind Cleveland for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The last time there was such a close race was 2008.
It was the first time the two conferences were tied.
The Celtics were the favorites, but the Warriors were the more entertaining team.
The Cavs are still the favorites in the East, but they have dropped seven of their last nine games against playoff teams.
They will have to bounce back against the Celtics, who have won seven of eight games against the Cavs.
The Warriors are the only team with a winning records in the NBA playoffs.
The Hawks beat the Celtics last season.