Kevin Pelton examines the Oklahoma City Thunder's improbable comeback victory against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5. How much did the win swing the series and why couldn't the refs review a foul on the controversial call?
Using past NBA best-of-seven results from WhoWins.com to estimate the favorite's chance of winning, Kevin Pelton examines all four conference semifinal series and the favorite's odds of moving on to the next round.
With all eight NBA playoff Game 1s in the books, Kevin Pelton ranks the five series underdogs with the best odds to score a first-round upset. The Brooklyn Nets, which have a 60 percent chance of defeating the Toronto Raptors, come in No. 1.
Kevin Pelton applies the principles of Jordan Brenner and Peter Keating to the NBA. Using data from the last 11 postseasons, Pelton examines favorites and underdogs to identify potential upsets in postseason play.