2022 NBA playoffs: Ranking all eight first-round matchups, from potential sweeps to likely thrillers
The regular season is in the books, and the play-in tournament is over which means it's time for the 2022 NBA playoffs.
While the first round may have some heavy mismatches featuring some of the higher-seeded teams, there's still plenty to get excited about with most of these matchups.
That includes Kyrie Irving returning to Boston in a playoff atmosphere, Ja Morant vs. Anthony Edwards and James Harden's playoff debut with the Philadelphia 76ers.
With so much action to focus on, we've ranked the first-round matchups from least exciting to most.
As cool as it was to watch the Pelicans grind it out against the Clippers to secure their spot in the playoffs, I don't see them being able to put up much of a fight against a Suns team
It will be exciting to watch Brandon Ingram in the postseason for the first time in his career, and CJ McCollum has a knack for putting up huge numbers in the playoffs,
CJ McCollum has a knack for putting up huge numbers in the playoffs, but Phoenix is simply too talented and too deep to make me think that this series isn't going very far.
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