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Your NBA playoff predictions?
The NBA playoffs are underway, and they're even more competitive than expected. Which teams will go on to win their first-round series? Cast your votes below!
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Spurs or Thunder best in West?
The San Antonio Spurs took a 19-game winning streak into Oklahoma City on Thursday night, but did not emerge with 20 straight. Despite leading almost the entire first half, San Antonio fell victim to an 18-7 third-quarter run that put the Thunder in control for good in a 106-94 win. The game almost certainly won't be enough to put OKC back in contention for the West's No. 1 seed, but it certainly confirms that a Spurs-Thunder conference finals could be epic.
Spurs, Pacers in different places
Remember when the Indiana Pacers appeared to be NBA championship favorites? And the San Antonio Spurs were mired in a midseason slog? Yeah, it seems like a different season. That's because the teams' fortunes have flipped recently, and that was never more evident than during San Antonio's 103-77 road win over hapless Indiana. It was the Spurs' 18th straight victory, and sent Indiana to second place in the East. What are the futures for these teams?
What will be NBA's 'final four'?
College basketball this weekend determined its Final Four participants. The NBA? That'll come later. In the Eastern Conference, all season an Indiana Pacers-Miami Heat matchup has seemed inevitable -- but the Pacers have struggled recently (including back-to-back losses to Cleveland and San Antonio) and the Heat haven't been so hot, either. In the West, the San Antonio Spurs have blown up (18 wins in a row) and seem likely to face the Oklahoma City Thunder ... unless the Los Angeles Clippers have something to say about it. What will the matchups be? Who will win the conferences?