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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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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup (tied 1-1)?

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Heat lead 2-0)

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 1-1)

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Wizards lead 2-0)

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 1-1)

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 1-1)

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 1-1)

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Trail Blazers lead 2-0)

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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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Pacers get East's No. 1 seed

The Indiana Pacers will have home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference after all. Thanks to a win over Oklahoma City on Sunday, coupled with a Miami Heat loss to the Wizards on Monday (aided by the resting of LeBron James and Chris Bosh), Indiana locked up the No. 1 seed with one game to play. What does this mean for the East half of the playoff bracket?

  • How would a Pacers-Heat matchup in the Eastern Conference finals play out?

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  • Will the Heat and Pacers meet in the Eastern Conference finals?

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  • Which Eastern Conference team is the biggest threat to the Heat and Pacers in the East?

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  • Which team will win the Eastern Conference?

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Nets complete sweep of Heat

The Indiana Pacers' recent struggles have put their participation in the Eastern Conference finals in doubt. But let's not send the Miami Heat there yet, either; on Tuesday, the Brooklyn Nets completed a four-game regular-season sweep of the two-time defending champions. Does this mean Paul Pierce & Co. would actually give Miami a run in a playoff series? Which East "outsider" is the biggest playoff threat?

  • Would the Nets (4-0 vs. Miami this season) be a legitimate threat to the Heat in a seven-game playoff series?

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  • Did Mason Plumlee foul LeBron James on his late block?

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  • Which of these teams has the best chance of reaching the Eastern Conference finals?

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  • Will the Heat and Pacers meet in the Eastern Conference finals?

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Noah for DPOY? Bulls for spoiler?

That Indiana Pacers-Miami Heat matchup in the Eastern Conference finals is looking less inevitable by the day. Not that it isn't still overwhelmingly likely, but consider: The Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday moved to 3-0 vs. Miami this season, and the Chicago Bulls on Thursday hammered the formidable Houston Rockets to make a "remember us?" statement. A lot of the latter team's recent success is due to Joakim Noah, a popular No. 3 MVP pick and possible NBA Defensive Player of the Year front-runner. What do you make of it all?

Would the Bulls be a legitimate threat to the Heat and/or Pacers in a seven-game series?

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  • Which of these teams has the best shot at reaching the East finals instead of Indiana or Miami?

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  • What are the chances we don't see Heat-Pacers in the East finals?

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  • Right now, who gets your vote for NBA Defensive Player of the Year?

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  • Assuming LeBron James and Kevin Durant are the top two candidates for NBA MVP this season, who is third?

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