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Road Warriors: Surprising Results To Kick off the 2009 NBA Playoffs

Published by on April 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Twenty-four hours ago questions swirled around the start of the 2009 NBA Playoffs. Injuries, inexperienced players, and high expectations were on everyone's mind as the Bulls and Celtics tipped off in Boston. Now, as we await the start of Sunday's game, we can begin to answer some of those questions.

Chicago, Houston, and Dallas, all underdogs playing in harsh environments, seized control of their respective series by winning game one on the road. To put that in perspective, since the NBA moved to the seven game format for round one, three road teams have never won on the opening day.

In Boston, the defending champion Celtics looked like they had never been to the playoffs before. Ray Allen, the man who has attempted...

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