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Your NBA playoff predictions?

The matchups are set. The NBA playoffs are almost here. And one thing's for sure: This should be a pretty competitive postseason. Which teams will win each playoff series? Who will take the conference titles? What about the whole thing? Cast your votes below!

More: Rank the playoff teams!

  • Which team will win this first-round matchup?

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup?

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup?

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup?

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup?

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup?

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup?

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup?

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  • Which will be the best first-round series in the NBA playoffs?

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  • Which team will win the Western Conference?

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  • Which team will win the Eastern Conference?

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  • Which team will win the NBA championship?

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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!

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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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Eastern Conference playoff races

The Eastern Conference is, uh, not so great this season. So it's only appropriate that the two biggest races -- for the first and last playoff spots -- don't exactly feature scintillating play. This all came into focus Sunday, when the first-place Miami Heat beat, but not terribly convincingly, the struggling, ninth-place New York Knicks. Not to be outdone, the Indiana Pacers were outscored 55-23 in the first half ... at home ... in a 107-88 loss to the No. 8 Atlanta Hawks. Yikes. What's your take on the East going forward?

  • Which team will earn the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed?

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  • How will the Pacers fare in the playoffs?

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  • How will the Heat fare in the playoffs?

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

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  • Which team will make the playoffs?

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  • Will the Eastern Conference champion win the NBA title?

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