Vote: How do you expect each NBA playoff first-round series to end?

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

There have been two games played in each of the first-round series in this year's NBA playoffs.

Some teams, like the eighth-seeded Chicago Bulls, have jumped out to a surprising 2-0 lead. The Boston Celtics will have to win four of the next five games in order to move on to the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

The Cleveland Cavaliers experienced a small scare from the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 but handled business in Game 2 and took a commanding 2-0 lead. The Washington Wizards took care of home court against the Atlanta Hawks, behind two 32-point performances from All-Star point guard John Wall.

Out West, the Golden State Warriors dominated the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2 with Kevin Durantgettting the night off forcautionary purposes. Kawhi Leonard and his San Antonio Spurs have been cruising by the Memphis Grizzlies, causing David Fizdale to go on postgame rants.

In the battle of MVP candidates,James Harden and the Houston Rockets are in control against Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder, as they took a 2-0 series lead Wednesday night.

Only the Utah Jazz-LA Clippers and Toronto Raptors-Milwaukee Bucks series are tied 1-1 after two games. The Celtics are the only higher seed trailing after the first week of this year's playoffs.

How do you think the rest of the first round will play out?

Game 3 between the Cavs-Pacers, Raptors-Bucks and Spurs-Grizzlies will take place Thursday night. Both Indiana and Memphis will look to prevent a 3-0 series hole.

-- Josiah Turner