4 First round NBA playoff matchups audiences are dying to see

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Taking a closer look at four realistic 2023 first-round NBA playoff matchups that we need to see during this year’s postseason.

With just a handful of regular games remaining for every team, it’s easy to begin to look ahead to the NBA Playoffs. The clear-cut championship contenders are beginning to separate themselves from the rest of the pack and the playoff hopefuls are making one last push toward the postseason.

It’s one of the most exciting times of the year and it’s only going to get more intriguing as we inch closer and closer to the start of the playoffs.

The 2023 NBA Playoffs are just a few weeks away

The NBA Playoffs will be here before we know it. Officially, there are just a little more than five weeks away (April 15) until the start of the postseason. Even though there is still that must be settled in terms of seeding, we have a good sense of what the bracket could end up looking like.

And it’s never too early to take a glimpse of what the first round of the NBA Playoffs could end up looking like. As we begin to look ahead, we’ll explore four realistic (ones that could seemingly happen) first-round playoff matchups that we should all be rooting for.