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Highs and lows of the first round

As is seemingly the case every season, Round 1 has had something for everyone

Updated: May 13, 2013, 1:55 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

It's always a bit sad to see the first round of the playoffs come to an end, which it will sometime Monday night after twin Game 7s in Boston and Washington, and with it all of the wackiness, controversy and head-shaking moments. Every year the opening round seems to be the most compelling ever and then the next year rolls around and the same sentiments are raised again. It has been no different this spring, with three of the eight series going the distance, two 7-seeds prevailing over favored ...

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