NBA Playoffs 2011: Simulating First Round Series Using Crappy Video Games From The '90s

On Saturday, we usher in the NBA's second season. The 2011 NBA Playoffs will answer a lot of questions. Which Lakers and Celtics will show up? What does "postseason Miami Heat" look like? Can Kevin Durant and the Thunder ascend to the ranks of the game's elite?

We shouldn't get ahead of ourselves. This weekend, eight first-round series begin, and we at SB Nation have taken the liberty of running state-of-the-art simulators to determine the probable winners.

By "state-of-the-art," of course, we mean, "awful basketball video games from the 1990s." Yes, we're going to enlist the help of games such as Rap Jam, Barkley Shut Up And Jam!, and Pat Riley Basketball to determine who will advance in the postseason. Each series will be simulated by a different game.

We'll be updating this StoryStream with new simulations between now and Friday. Stay tuned. First up: Bulls vs. Pacers.

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