NBA Playoffs: Taking a Look into the Second Round of the NBA Playoffs

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NBA Playoffs: Taking a Look into the Second Round of the NBA Playoffs
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The opening round of the NBA Playoffs was filled with excitement, last-second finishes and one of the biggest upsets in playoff history.

The second round of the playoffs is shaping up to be just as exciting with plenty of intriguing matchups.

In the Western Conference, we have the Los Angeles Lakers facing off against the Dallas Mavericks. Two of the league's best players in Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki will be going head-to-head for a chance to play in the Western Conference Finals.

Next up in the West is the Oklahoma City Thunder, coming off an impressive series against the Denver Nuggets, against the Memphis Grizzlies who knocked off the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs.

Moving to the Eastern Conference, the NBA's top-seeded Chicago Bulls will take on the Atlanta Hawks.

Lastly, in the East, we have the matchup basketball fans have been praying for. The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics will face-off in one of the most anticipated matchups in recent memory.

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