NBA Playoff Predictions: First Round

Jeff Shull@Jeff_ShullAnalyst IApril 16, 2009

NBA Playoff Predictions: First Round

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after defeating the the Denver Nuggets, 116-102, at Staples Center on April 9, 2009 in Los Angeles , California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User ex

1. Lakers vs 8. Jazz

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 9:  Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers blocks a dunk by Chris Andersen #11 of the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center April 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by dow

4. Blazers vs 5. Rockets

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 13:  Yao Ming #11 of the Houston Rockets rests oncourt against the Charlotte Bobcats during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 13, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees t

3. Spurs vs 6. Mavericks

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    NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 17:  Tony Parker #9 and Matt Bonner #15 of the San Antonio Spurs walk up the court against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden February 17, 2009 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by d

2. Denver vs 7. Hornets

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    DENVER - MARCH 05:  (L-R) J.R. Smith #1, Carmelo Anthony #15, Chauncey Billups #7, Dahntay Jones #30 and Nene #31 of the Denver Nuggets face the Portland Trail Blazers during NBA action at the Pepsi Center on March 5, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets

1. Cleveland vs. 8. Detroit

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    BOSTON, MA - MARCH 6: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the fourth quarter during a game against the Boston Celtics at the TD Banknorth Garden on March 6, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics won 105-94. NOTE TO USER: User expres

4. Atlanta vs 5. Miami.

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 04:  Joe Johnson #2 of the Atlanta Hawks drives to the basket during the game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden March 4, 2009 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading a

3. Magic vs 6. Sixers

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    BOSTON, MA - MARCH 8:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic takes a breather during a game against the Boston Celtics at the TD Banknorth Garden on March 8, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Magic won 86-79. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges an

2. Celtics vs. 7. Bulls

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    ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 25:  Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics sets up a play in a game against the Orlando Magic on March 25, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using