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NBA Western Conference Playoff Matchups And Predictions

The NBA lockout-shortened regular season has come to a close and the playoff teams have been decided. Let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.


Clippers Hand Lakers The Pacific Division After Losing To Hawks

With the Clippers losing, the Los Angeles Lakers win the Pacific Division and clinch the 3rd spot in the Western Conference.


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Nets Continue Four-Game Western Trip

The Lakers look for a seventh consecutive victory overall and against the Nets on Friday night at Staples Center.


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Knicks, Nets Announce Schedules

New York’s regular season home schedule is highlighted by a visit from the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Feb. 11.



Source: Shaq, Celtics Negotiating Deal

The Boston Celtics are making progress on a deal that would bring Shaquille O’Neal to the defending Eastern Conference champions, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press.



Heat Visit Celtics To Open NBA Season

A person with knowledge of the details says the new-look Miami Heat will play the opening game of the NBA season at Boston.