I’m a day or two late on posting this one, so sorry to everyone for the delay (I’ve been travelling), but here’s the results of our SB Nation Reacts polls from earlier this week.
Our first question asked which team looked best after the first-round series, and there were two teams, and then everyone else.
The Miami Heat would probably be first if the poll ended today, but the Boston Celtics were a pretty good choice after their big opening-round victory.
Our second question asked who the best player of the first round was, and it was the closest call of our questions.
It’s probably a fair assessment, though interesting that two of the top three finishers were from losing teams. Not a James Harden in sight despite the Houston Rockets’ opening-round win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. He averaged 30-6-8, but didn’t have a great Game 7 on the offensive end, but something tells me he could’ve went for 50 and not appeared on this list anyway.
The next question asked our voters about the best moment of the first-round, and the new media darling was at the top of the list.
This is the one that should’ve been Harden. His Game 7 block essentially won the series for the Rockets, while Luka’s game-winner was ultimately nothing more than a blip on the road to going fishing.
Finally, we asked our voters about the Steve Nash hire, and the majority of you liked it.
The voters have spoken, so let it be done.