Who's This Year's X-Factor? 2009 NBA Playoffs: First Round

Darren Feeney@DFEEN15_SDCorrespondent IApril 20, 2009

Who's This Year's X-Factor? 2009 NBA Playoffs: First Round

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 9:  Chauncey Billups #7 of the Denver Nuggets has his vision blocked by Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center April 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees tha

#1 Los Angeles Lakers-#8 Utah Jazz

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    SALT LAKE CITY - APRIL 26:  Mehmet Okur #13 of the Utah Jazz lays up the ball against the Houston Rockets in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at Energy Solutions Arena on April 26, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah

#2 Denver Nuggets-#7 New Orleans Honets

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    DENVER - NOVEMBER 18:  Chauncey Billups #7 of the Denver Nuggets drives the ball between the defense of Joe Alexander #11 and Charlie Bell #42 of the Milwaukee Bucks at the Pepsi Center on November 18, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Bu

#3 San Antonio Spurs-#6 Dallas Mavericks

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    DALLAS - FEBRUARY 04:  Josh Howard #5 of the Dallas Mavericks takes a shot against Travis Outlaw #25 of the Portland Trail Blazers on February 4, 2009 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that

#4 Portland Trailblazers-#5 Houston Rockets

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 26:  Aaron Brooks #0 of the Houston Rockets drives against the New York Knicks on January 26, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this P

#1 Cleveland Cavaleirs-#8 Detroit Pistons

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    CHICAGO - MARCH 24: Tayshaun Price #22 of the Detroit Pistons moves against John Salmons #15 of the Chicago Bulls on March 24, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Pistons 99-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges

#2 Boston Celtics-#7 Chicago Blls

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    NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 06:  Kendrick Perkins #43 of the Boston Celtics waits on court against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on February 6, 2009 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or

#3 Orlando Magic-#6 Philadelphia 76ers

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    ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 19:  Rashard Lewis #9 of the Orlando Magic shoots over Willie Green #33 of the Philadelphia 76ers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Amway Arena on April 19, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.  N

#4 Atanta Hawks-#5 Miami Heat

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    ATLANTA - APRIL 19: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat dunks over Josh Smith #5 and Marvin Williams #24 of the Atlanta Hawks during Game One of the First Round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 19, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE T
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