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Heat win Game 2 to even series

For a minute there, it appeared the Indiana Pacers would leave Indianapolis up 2-0 on the two-time defending-champion Miami Heat. But LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Co. dug in, and managed to even the series with a strong fourth quarter in a 87-83 win. Will Miami go on to take the East for a fourth straight year?

Which team will win the Eastern Conference finals? (Tied 1-1)

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Pacers hammer Heat in Game 1

The Miami Heat entered the Eastern Conference finals with all the momentum, but that soon fell away as the Indiana Pacers controlled Game 1 from the start, ultimately winning 107-96. Perhaps it's just a one-off performance; the Pacers, after all, struggled mightily in their first two series. However, Indiana did take Miami to seven games a year ago and seems to match up well against the two-time defending champions.

What do you make of the Pacers' 107-96 win over the Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals?

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NBA conference finals

The conference final matchups in the NBA playoffs are set, with the Heat set to take on the Pacers and the Thunder looking to get past the Spurs. There's been a heap of drama this postseason, but as we get closer to the finals, it's starting to become more and more about the games themselves. Which team will win it all?

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Who will win East finals?

The Miami Heat have won three straight Eastern Conference titles, and they effectively cruised through the first two rounds of these NBA playoffs. The Indiana Pacers at one time seemed poised to knock them off -- and did take the Heat to seven games a season ago -- but since have struggled, needing seven games to get past the Atlanta Hawks and six to beat the Washington Wizards. Now the teams will square off again for a trip to the NBA Finals, starting in Indianapolis. What's your take?

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  • How many games will the Eastern Conference finals go to?

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  • Who is the better coach?

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NBA Pick 'Em -- Heat vs. Nets

The Miami Heat swept the Charlotte Bobcats. The Brooklyn Nets needed seven games to get past the Toronto Raptors. Then again, the Nets swept the Heat in the regular-season series and have some big-name players all over the court. Which team has the advantage in the key position groups? Which will win their Eastern Conference semifinals series?

More: Pacers-Wizards | Spurs-Blazers | Thunder-Clippers

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  • Which team will win the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Heat and Nets? (Heat lead 1-0)

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