The 2021 NBA Playoffs are just under three weeks away and with the regular season wrapping up in the coming weeks, playoff position is starting to become a key factor in determining what to expect in the playoffs this year.
In the Eastern Conference, the Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks have all clinched their playoff spots this year and in the Western Conference, both the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns have clinched their playoff spots.
However, every other playoff spot is up for grabs this year and with the play-in tournament allowing for the 9-seed and 10-seed to compete for a spot this year, the competition has grown that much better!
This year’s NBA Playoffs will be like something we have never seen before with the play-in tournament in action and with some young, hungry teams looking to make some noise in the playoffs, we can expect plenty of thrilling matchups, especially in the first-round!
So what are some of this year’s first-round matchups shaping up to be and which series should we be thrilled to see? Let’s take a look at three potential first-round playoff matchups that every NBA fan would love to see happen!