Believe it or not, the 2017 NBA playoffs are just one month away. It's amazing how quickly a season flies by when you're anticipating an inevitable Finals rematch.
Yet as the regular season draws to a close, almost anything seems possible this postseason.
Maybe the Cavs and the Warriors won't meet for a championship rubber match (although they likely will). Or maybe one of the first-round series will steal the show (perhaps with a Conor McGregor-inspired celebration along the way).
To get you hyped for the playoffs, here are the 10 matchups we most want to see.
Getty ImagesGetty Images
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Bad blood has been brewing between these two teams since the Clippers knocked the Grizzlies out of the first round in the 2012 playoffs. They haven't met in the postseason since 2013, but it only takes one chippy Tony Allen defensive play for the Clips and Grizz to be at each other's throats once more.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
You might be scratching your head at this one, because you don't think like the King.
LeBron James reportedly took offense to the fact the Bucks get up to play against the Cavs and fall flat against lesser opponents, so he's out to teach Giannis Antetokounmpo & Co. a lesson each time they face each other.
With that kind of motivation, we can count on seeing LeBron at his best in a potential matchup with Milwaukee — and there's nothing better than that in the NBA.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors
This one's all about the Stephen Curry-Damian Lillard tete-a-tete. Lillard simply doesn't believe Curry is a better NBA player than he is (and these days, he might be right). So he goes out of his way to roast the Warriors point guard every single time they play.
A series between these two franchises would give Lillard five opportunities to make his case before Golden State waved goodbye to Portland.
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY SportsCary Edmondson
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors
The Clippers might be the biggest threat to the Warriors in the Western Conference — but they'll have to prove it.
This matchup would have some added juice this year given L.A.'s uncertain future. Both Blake Griffin and Chris Paul can become free agents this summer. If this is potentially the last hurrah for the Clips' core, you have to imagine they'll do everything in their power to beat the Warriors and make the NBA Finals for the first time.
Gary A. VasquezGary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers
Sure, Dwyane Wade's not in Miami anymore (and his injury is why Chicago-Cleveland doesn't make the list). The animosity between the Heat and LeBron James still burns, though.
Give us a first-round meeting between Pat Riley's crew and the King, and we'll be perfectly happy.
Ken BlazeKen Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics
Which team is really the second-best squad in the Eastern Conference — and which squad will earn the honor of being vanquished by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the conference finals? Such tension!
Seriously, though, we'd love to see Isaiah Thomas and John Wall go toe-to-toe for Eastern point guard supremacy
Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs
It's a clash between the Spurs' methodical, exacting, process-oriented system and the Rockets' "Let it fly" mentality, and you can never go wrong when two polar-opposite styles collide in the postseason.
Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors
The Rockets haven't been shy about their planned strategy against the Warriors. They're going to shoot 3s, chuck 3s, loft 3s, and fire away on 3s.
Then they're going to turn around hoist a few more 3s for good measure. If the Warriors want to play along, so be it. May the best shooting team win.
Here's hoping Houston can goad Golden State into a playoff track meet and give us six straight games with a scoring over/under of 260 points.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors
Assuming KD is healthy and Westbrook is still angry, it's going to be tough for any postseason matchup to top a potential seven-game brawl between Durant's new team and his old squad.
Of course, there is one series that fits the bill ...