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SB Nation NBA Reacts: Suns vs. Pelicans series is the most surprising in the first round

Here are our national results!

2022 NBA Playoffs - New Orleans Pelicans v Phoenix Suns Photo by Kate Frese/NBAE via Getty Images

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Most fans find the Suns vs. Pelicans series to be the most surprising

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In our national survey this week, there were two questions that focused on first round playoff series surprises. Of the eight series, the Western Conference series between the No. 1 seed Phoenix Suns and No. 8 seed New Orleans Pelicans is the most surprising. Part of the reason why is because Phoenix leads 3-2.

I believe Phoenix will win the series, despite Devin Booker’s hamstring injury, but the series is definitely going on longer than previously thought. So they may not make a run for the Finals like last season. That said, the Pelicans’ run and longer-than-expected series in the first round also makes a case why many teams, including the Washington Wizards were willing to make a run for the play-in. After all, it isn’t over ‘til it’s over.

Most believe the Grizzlies and Timberwolves series is the most exciting series remaining in the first round

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Some playoff series, especially in the East, are now finished. But of the first round playoff series still remaining, the west’s No. 2 vs. No. 7 series between the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves is the most exciting according to our national fans.

Memphis leads 3-2. Game 6 of their series is on Friday at 9 p.m. ET.


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