The NBA playoffs may have changed nothing, but they have changed the way we watch the league.
In fact, the playoff format has changed.
Here are the NBA’s biggest moments of the past four months, along with a look at the major storylines that have shaped this year.
In case you missed it, here’s a look back at the NBA playoffs in 2016.1.
The Bulls’ Rose hype: In a first-round matchup with the Cavs, Derrick Rose was supposed to take his game to a new level.
Instead, he found his role under new coach Mike Dunleavy.
Rose finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds as the Bulls defeated the Cavaliers by a final score of 114-101.
Rose has been a big reason why the Bulls have made the playoffs each of the last four seasons.
He’s been one of the best players in the league, and he’s shown time and time again that he’s one of those players who can score when he needs to.
The first round of the playoffs also featured a matchup between LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
It was a matchup of two of the top scorers in the game, but it was a game of two different halves.
The first half saw Bryant play with an intensity that was reminiscent of his rookie season, when he went 18-of-25 from the field and hit 7 of 13 3-pointers.
Bryant was also a better passer and a better defender than James.
But Bryant wasn’t a great defender, either.
He made a few questionable defensive decisions that were costly to the Bulls’ season.
The Cavs dominated the second half, and they ultimately won 107-98.2.
The Warriors’ Curry hype: The Warriors have been in the top three of the league in points scored and rebounds for a month.
They’re also averaging 108.7 points per 100 possessions, which is third-best in the NBA.
Curry is also a dominant offensive player, averaging 18.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
Curry had his best game of the postseason when he scored 25 points on 8-of