What matters in an NBA Playoff series when momentum and homecourt advantage no longer hold as much weight?

Which teams in the Eastern Conference want to avoid matching up against one another? Which Western Conference squads have a chance of forcing a play-in series between the No. 8 and 9 seeds, and who could be the biggest spoiler in later rounds?

Is there a team in either conference that’s ripe for an upset?

TBW’s Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes discuss all scenarios and ramifications of this incredibly strange season, as well as what happens if the NBA’s comprehensive-yet-complicated reboot plan needs to be critically adjusted at the last minute.

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