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Kobe-less Lakers hope to stop Duncan, Spurs

by Terence Chin

April 21, 2013

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Prediction: Spurs in 5 This is a typical classic Western Conference playoff matchup between two great franchises. The Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs will meet for the 12th time in NBA playoff history. Since 1999, ...

LeBron, Heat begin journey to repeat

by Browning Stubbs

April 21, 2013

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Prediction: Heat in 4 What a season for defending champion Miami Heat. The Big Three combination of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh led the Heat to a 27-game winning streak, which was the second-longest in NBA hi...

Celtics playing with heavy hearts

by Terence Chin

April 21, 2013

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Prediction: Knicks in 6 It’s a battle of the Northeast. Usually these cities’ rivalry is associated with the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, but for this week, it is the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics battli...

Hawks, Pacers present very even matchup

by Ryan Posner

April 21, 2013

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Prediction: Pacers in 7 While a Hawks-Pacers matchup may not look exciting on paper, these two teams have a lot to play for. The teams split the four games during the regular season, which makes for a competitive and even m...

Bulls-Nets series offers defense, familiarity

by Matthew Bain

April 21, 2013

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Prediction: Bulls in 7 If you’re a fan of physical, close, low-scoring games, don’t miss this series. The matchup between the No. 4-seeded Brooklyn Nets and the No. 5-seeded Chicago Bulls appears equal on paper. Both t...

NBA’s best defense faces Griffin, Lob City

by Browning Stubbs

April 21, 2013

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Prediction: Grizzlies in 7 The Memphis Grizzlies look for revenge against the Los Angeles Clippers in the rematch of last year’s Western Conference Quarterfinals. On Jan. 30, the Memphis Grizzlies traded their franchise player...

Curry, Warriors try to keep up with Nuggets

by Logan Burns

April 21, 2013

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Prediction: Nuggets in 6 If not for the Miami Heat 27-game winning streak, the Denver Nuggets would have been the story of the season with their 15-game winning streak. Even more impressive, the Nuggets have lost only four h...

Harden faces former team in first round

by Ryan Posner

April 21, 2013

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Prediction: Thunder in 5 Reunited and it feels so good for Houston Rockets guard James Harden. Once a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Harden was traded to the Rockets in the offseason. Now he is the face of the Rocket...