NBA Playoffs 2012: Who's Hot, Who's Not in the Second Round?

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NBA Playoffs 2012: Who's Hot, Who's Not in the Second Round?
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The second round of the NBA playoffs is here, and that means another edition of "Who's Hot and Who's Not." 

Round 2 started off with a bang in the Western Conference. The two higher seeded teams look far superior over their Los Angeles foes. At the moment, the Western Conference Finals matchup looks etched in stone unless the Lakers or Clippers can rebound in a big way.

Over in the Eastern Conference, injuries have had an impact on the quality and the outcome of the games. The Boston Celtics are banged up with Ray Allen, Avery Bradley and Paul Pierce clearly hobbled. That does not bode well when they have to chase the young Philadelphia 76ers around all night. As for everyone's favorite team to hate, the Miami Heat, they are beginning to realize just how important Chris Bosh is to their success.

Here is this week's list of who's hot and who's not:  

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