The NBA Playoffs Are Here! What Series Are You Watching?

By Randall Stevens  |  04/16/2010

NBA PlayoffsAfter a tough and long NBA season, the playoffs are finally here. The first round anyway, and 16 teams are in.

In the west, the Los Angeles Lakers finished out on top, despite losing four of their last six. Keep in mind, Kobe was riding the bench. The Dallas Mavs came in second, the Suns in third, the Nuggets in fourth, and the Jazz rounds out the fifth spot.

In the east, it was LeBron's Cavs in first, the Orlando Magic in second, the Hawks at third place, the Celtics in fourth and the Miami Heat closing out the top 5.

Also in the mix, for the first time ever, is Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats, landing in the eight spot in the east and making their first playoff appearance.

The NBA Playoffs kick off Saturday (April 17) with four games, beginning at 3 p.m. EST on ABC. For a full schedule, check on

Are you excited yet? We are. Let us know which 1st Round series you're most excited to watch.