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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?
Clippers win eighth straight
The Clippers are the hottest team in basketball right now, winning eight straight games against the likes of the Thunder and Rockets. They've been so good, in fact, that J.A. Adande thinks it's time to include Blake Griffin in the MVP race, formerly a two-person competition between Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Griffin definitely looked like an MVP last night against the Suns, scoring 37 points and only missing two of his 16 shots. With a healthy Chris Paul dishing assists to Griffin, the Clippers could be a force in the playoffs.
Danny Granger chooses Clippers
Danny Granger has moved from one contender to another -- after being traded by the Pacers and waived by the 76ers, he's reportedly decided to sign with the Los Angeles Cippers. Granger has been working his way back into playing shape after various knee and calf injuries have limited his effectiveness. He'll join Glen Davis as the second veteran the Clippers have brought on to potentially contribute during their playoff run.
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NBA second half predictions
Mathematically, the NBA passed its halfway mark some time ago. Unofficially, the second half of the season doesn't begin until after the All-Star break. And with that behind us, it's time to look ahead. Will the Indiana Pacers finally end the Miami Heat's reign as Eastern Conference champions? Will the Oklahoma City Thunder -- with Russell Westbrook coming back Thursday, according to Kevin Durant -- rule the West and, ultimately, the league? Cast your votes below!