On the Excellent First Round: A Poem

Excellence, a word we hear probably too much,

But this first round deserves to be described as such.


Sixteen teams, eight series, countless moments of brilliance

Five game sevens, we saw plenty of resilience.


LeBron, Dame Lillard, Duncan and Nowitzki,

Mike Scott, John Wall, Durant and Kyle Lowry


No matter the player or team, the play was great regardless.

Dunks and buzzer-beaters that left us staring, speechless.


Now it’s over, leaving us glum.

But cheer up; it’s just a sign of things to come.