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Was Pelican's (and their Big 3) sweep of Blazers that shocking?
The sixth-seeded New Orleans Pelicans swept the three-seeded Portland Trailblazers in dominating fashion. With their fourth win over Portland, the Pelicans made history. They’re now the first six seed (or lower) to sweep its first-round opponent since the league moved to a best-of-seven format 15 years ago. Even though both teams were just one seed away from the 4 and 5 match-up, the Pelicans’ sweep felt exponentially more of an upset, not just because they were the six seed, but …