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NBA Playoffs: First-round surprises and more!

  • May 28, 2021

The NBA Playoffs are in full swing and the Basketball Fiends are on cloud nine.

Before the playoffs started, Jesus and Alex (aka “Basketball Fiends”) made some predictions and spoke with confidence about how the playoff matchups might play out. Suffice it to say, there have been some surprises they didn’t expect.

Among the many surprises include the young Atlanta Hawks team giving the New York Knicks more than it could handle in the first two games with Trae Young turning into a villain in front of everyone’s eyes.

The Fiends were also stunned by the Miami Heat getting rocked in game two by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Also, who could have expected the Los Angeles Clippers to go down 0-2 at home? Jesus wants to see Paul George earn his “Playoff P” moniker by leading the charge and winning Game 3 in Dallas.

Hosts: Alex Aguilera and Jesus Acevedo Jr.
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Madison Square Garden, which hasn’t hosted a playoff game since 2013, was ROCKING!

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