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It's been an eventful 24 hours for Chris Paul.

In Tuesday's loss, the Los Angeles Clippers guard got victimized by a sick Stephen Curry move, to which even CP3 tipped his figurative cap.

During Wednesday's win, Paul got into the following scuffle with Portland Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman, which started with a hit by Paul below the belt. Accidental? You be the judge.

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Kaman drew a flagrant foul for shoving Paul, which itself drew the attention of Glen "Big Baby" Davis. This led to a slight tangle-up with LaMarcus Aldridge, during which Davis, shall we say, embellished things just a bit.

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After the game, Paul addressed the scuffle -- but didn't exactly think a whole lot of it:

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This is going to be some Western Conference playoffs.

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NBA Pick 'Em -- Spurs vs. Blazers

The San Antonio Spurs feature legends. The Portland Trail Blazers sport a pair of in-their-prime stars. Which team has the advantage in the key position groups? Which will win their Western Conference semifinals series?

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  • Which team has the advantage in the frontcourt?

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      46%

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  • Which team has the advantage in the backcourt?

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      51%
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      49%

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  • Which team has the advantage off the bench?

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      80%
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      20%

    Discuss (Total votes: 8,516)

  • Which team will win the Western Conference semifinal series between the Spurs and Trail Blazers? (Spurs lead 1-0)

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      79%
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      21%

    Discuss (Total votes: 6,909)

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Three of the top four seeds in the NBA playoffs were taken to seven games. All of them survived. Does that change how you rate them as the second round gets underway? Click on the logos below to rank the last eight remaining teams!

More: Your second round predictions?

Final 8 NBA Playoff Teams

Clippers

Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers
No. 3 in West

Heat

Heat

Miami Heat
No. 2 in East

Nets

Nets

Brooklyn Nets
No. 6 in East

Pacers

Pacers

Indiana Pacers
No. 1 in East

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

Wizards

Wizards

Washington Wizards
No. 5 in East

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Predictions for NBA second round?

The second round is well underway. Which team will win each series? What will happen in the later rounds? Cast your votes below!

How will the Pacers-Wizards series play out? (Pacers lead 3-2)

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    35%
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    31%
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    34%

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  • How will the Thunder-Clippers series play out? (Thunder lead 3-2)

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      44%
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      25%

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  • Which team will win the NBA championship?

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      45%
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      15%
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      4%
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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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      33%
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      67%

    Discuss (Total votes: 25,842)

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

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      53%
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      47%

    Discuss (Total votes: 24,610)

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