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NBA playoffs 2023: Overreaction Monday, what we learned from Game 1s

The 2023 NBA playoffs are here, and after the heavyweight teams showed why they're the higher seeds Saturday, the lower seeds struck back Sunday.

In the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics opened their postseason slates with dominant home wins against the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks, respectively, and could end up playing in a short first-round series if their Game 1s were any indication. But don't count out every underdog in the East, as the New York Knicks pulled off a competitive road win against the Cleveland Cavaliers, stealing home-court advantage and shifting the odds in their favor.