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West's top seeds in early trouble

While the East's No. 1 team continues its late-season slide, things aren't looking rosy for the West's best, either. A night after the eighth-seeded Dallas Mavericks thumped the No. 1 San Antonio Spurs in Game 2, the second-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Memphis Grizzlies to fall behind 2-1. Could either actually be upset?

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Grizzlies lead 2-1)

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  • Should Scott Brooks be on the hot seat if the Thunder lose to the Grizzlies?

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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!

More: Rank the playoff teams!

  • Who will win Game 7 of the Mavericks-Spurs Western Conference first-round series in San Antonio?

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  • Which team will win Game 7 of the Nets-Raptors Eastern Conference first round series in Toronto?

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Just 16 teams remain in the chase for the 2013-14 NBA championship. How do they stack up against one another? Are the San Antonio Spurs (a league-high 62 wins) the best? Or do you rate another squad higher? Click on the logos below to set your list!

More: Your NBA playoff predictions?

2013-14 NBA Playoff Teams

Bobcats

Bobcats

Charlotte Bobcats
No. 7 in East

Bulls

Bulls

Chicago Bulls
No. 4 in East

Clippers

Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers
No. 3 in West

Grizzlies

Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies
No. 7 in West

Hawks

Hawks

Atlanta Hawks
No. 8 in East

Heat

Heat

Miami Heat
No. 2 in East

Mavericks

Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks
No. 8 in West

Nets

Nets

Brooklyn Nets
No. 6 in East

Pacers

Pacers

Indiana Pacers
No. 1 in East

Raptors

Raptors

Toronto Raptors
No. 3 in East

Rockets

Rockets

Houston Rockets
No. 4 in West

Spurs

Spurs

San Antonio Spurs
No. 1 in West

Thunder

Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder
No. 2 in West

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers
No. 5 in West

Warriors

Warriors

Golden State Warriors
No. 6 in West

Wizards

Wizards

Washington Wizards
No. 5 in East

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It's quite possible we've seen the last of Steve Nash as an NBA player. At the very least, Nash likely won't make a major impact on a team even if he returns. In other words, we're at a spot where we might be able to place the 18-year man with more than 10,000 assists on the list of all-time NBA point guards. Where does he belong? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

More: Should Steve Nash retire? Will he?

All-time NBA point guards

Tiny Archibald

Tiny Archibald

Nate "Tiny" Archibald
6,476 assists
7.4 assists per game

Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups
5,636 assists
5.4 assists per game

Dave Bing

Dave Bing

Dave Bing
5,397 assists
6.0 assists per game

Maurice Cheeks

Maurice Cheeks

Dave Bing
5,397 assists
6.0 assists per game

Bob Cousy

Bob Cousy

Bob Cousy
6,955 assists
7.5 assists per game

Walt Frazier

Walt Frazier

Walt Frazier
5,040 assists
6.1 assists per game

Tim Hardaway

Tim Hardaway

Tim Hardaway
7,095 assists
8.2 assists per game

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson
10,334 assists
8.0 assists per game

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson
6,711 assists
9.1 assists per game

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson

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Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd
12,091 assists
8.7 assists per game

Andre Miller

Andre Miller

Andre Miller
8,070 assists
7.0 assists per game

Steve Nash

Steve Nash

Steve Nash
10,296 assists
8.5 assists per game

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

Tony Parker
5,547 assists
6.0 assists per game (as of June 3)

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Chris Paul
5,914 assists
9.9 assists per game

Gary Payton

Gary Payton

Gary Payton
8,966 assists
6.7 assists per game

Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson
9,887 assists
9.5 assists per game

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose
1,954 assists
6.8 assists per game (as of Jan. 3)

John Stockton

John Stockton

John Stockton
15,806 assists
10.5 assists per game

Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas
9.061 assists
9.3 assists per game

Lenny Wilkens

Lenny Wilkens

Lenny Wilkens
7,211 assists
6.7 assists per game

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Mark CubanJerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports

Not long into his tenure, new NBA commissioner made a statement Tuesday about Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban: He is good for the league. It's also hard to argue that he isn't good for the Mavs; under Cuban, the team has gone from a league laughingstock to a longtime contender and 2011 NBA champion. Where does Cuban -- certainly one of the most recognizable of the The Association's owners -- rank among the best? Click on the logos below to set your rankings!

Note: In the case of multiple owners, the person atop the organizational chart is listed.

2013-14 NBA Power Rankings

Leslie Alexander

Leslie Alexander

Houston Rockets

Paul Allen

Paul Allen

Portland Trail Blazers

Micky Arison

Micky Arison

Miami Heat
*Managing general partner

Clayton Bennett

Clayton Bennett

Oklahoma City Thunder
*Chairman

Tom Benson

Tom Benson

New Orleans Pelicans

Jim/Jeannie Buss

Jim/Jeannie Buss

Los Angeles Lakers

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

Dallas Mavericks

Rich DeVos

Rich DeVos

Orlando Magic
*Chairman

James Dolan

James Dolan

New York Knicks
*Executive Chairman & Governor

Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert

Cleveland Cavaliers

Tom Gores

Tom Gores

Detroit Pistons

Wyc Grousbeck

Wyc Grousbeck

Boston Celtics
*Managing Partner, Governor & CEO

Joshua Harris

Joshua Harris

Philadelphia 76ers
*Managing Owner

Peter Holt

Peter Holt

San Antonio Spurs
*Chairman & CEO

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Charlotte Bobcats
*Chairman

Herb Kohl

Herb Kohl

Milwaukee Bucks
*President

Stan Kroenke

Stan Kroenke

Denver Nuggets

Joe Lacob

Joe Lacob

Golden State Warriors
*Co-Executive Chairman, CEO & Governor

Ted Leonsis

Ted Leonsis

Washington Wizards

Bruce Levenson

Bruce Levenson

Atlanta Hawks
*Managing Partner & Governor

Gail Miller

Gail Miller

Utah Jazz

Robert J. Pera

Robert J. Pera

Memphis Grizzlies
*Chairman & Controlling Owner

Mikhail Prokhorov

Mikhail Prokhorov

Brooklyn Nets

Vivek Ranadive

Vivek Ranadive

Sacramento Kings

Jerry Reinsdorf

Jerry Reinsdorf

Chicago Bulls
*Chairman & Alternate Governor

Robert Sarver

Robert Sarver

Phoenix Suns
*Managing Partner

Herbert Simon

Herbert Simon

Indiana Pacers

Donald Sterling

Donald Sterling

Los Angeles Clippers
*Chairman, Owner & Governor

Larry Tanenbaum

Larry Tanenbaum

Toronto Raptors
*Chairman & Governor

Glen Taylor

Glen Taylor

Minnesota Timberwolves

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