The 2012-2013 NBA Regular Season Has Been Full of SurprisesWe watched the Pistons’ Brandon Knight get ran over like a freight train by the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan.Golden State’s Stephen Curry hit 270 three-pointers this season, breaking the NBA single season record three-pointersThe Miami Heat rolled out 27 consecutive wins, falling just six games short of the Los Angeles Lakers historic streak.Although overshadowed by the Heat, The Denver Nuggets pulled off a 15-game winning streak. This was not the longest streak in the Western Conference this year (The Clippers tossed out 17 in a row). What made the Nuggets’ streak so impressive, is that they did it without having one player on the roster that was seriously considered for the All-Star team.Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant suffered the worst injury of his career. Bryant shuffled off the court after rupturing his Achilles tendon, but not before showing true mamba mentality by making two free throws to help the Lakers win a pivotal game against the Warriors.The Boston Celtics took a steep fall from the top. Midway through the season Boston lost point guard Rajon Rondo after he tore his ACL, leaving the championship roster of the 2007-08 Celtics with just two pieces; Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.“I’m excited to watch all of the playoff series, especially the Thunder vs. Rockets. I am also excited to watch Stephen Curry and Golden State play,” said NBA fan Reggie Lewis.The Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies will meet in the first round of the playoffs for the second consecutive year. After last year’s disappointing first round, the Grizzlies hope to redeem themselves with Zach Randolph leading the way. The Clippers have an edge this season with eight players averaging at least eight points per game.The no. 7 Lakers will be facing the no. 2 San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs without Bryant and will also likely be missing Steve Nash. Both Los Angeles and San Antonio have struggled with recent injuries. Steve Blake, Dwight Howard, and Paul Gasol must step up for Los Angeles. With Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli, Tim Duncan, and Kawhi Leonard all healthy; yet at the same time the Spurs do stand a good chance at taking the series.Curry has led the Warriors to the playoffs for the first time since 1994. The no. 3 Denver Nuggets will face the no. 6 Golden State Warriors. “I anticipate this series to be very exciting with high scoring games. I also expect Andre Iguodala to have a good series,” said NBA fan Demetrius Whipple. This season, the Nuggets have proven they can hang with the elite class of the West. The Nuggets have beaten the Thunder and Grizzlies three times each, the Clippers twice, and the Spurs once. It will be interesting to see how Denver plays in the post season.