Everyone is an underdog now

The early playoffs have been tough to favorites

BY DAVID THORPE

Now that every team has played four games, we know less than ever about who’ll win the 2021 NBA title.

That’s not normal. Usually more games are clarifying. This year, every team has known flaws. Almost every team has profound injury concerns.

One of them will hoist a trophy in July anyway. Here’s how we see the contenders right now:

Brook…

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