Since the NBA adopted its current playoff format only two 8-seeds have ever won their series. The Knicks beat the Heat in 1999 and the Nuggets defeated the Sonics in 1994. No. 8 Orlando gave No. 1 Detroit a scare in 2003. The Magic took the Pistons to Game 7, but eventually lost that first round series.
Being whistled for traveling is a good thing in the playoffs. Where will you be watching? From your couch? Or from the high-intensity confines of a postseason arena alongside thousands of other adrenaline-fueled hoops junkies?