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Check out all the PBT playoff series previews

Apr 19, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

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If there is one thing we can guarantee about the NBA Playoffs — besides incessant TNT promos for their shows — is this: There is going to be a first-round upset. One of the top four seeds  — some of them have very difficult matchups that will test them, we’re looking at you Clippers — is going to get beat.

To get you ready for the playoff fun that starts this weekend, we present ProBasketballTalk’s NBA Playoff previews for the first round. All eight series broken down so you can decide for yourself where that upset is coming from. And how we are so wrong with our predictions. Which the commenters will be more than sure to remind us of if we are wrong.

Read, enjoy, and refer back during series, because the first round drags out so long you’ll forget a lot of what happened by game five.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Heat/Bucks
Knicks/Celtics
Pacers/Hawks
Nets/Bulls

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Thunder/Rockets
Spurs/Lakers
Nuggets/Warriors
Clippers/Grizzlies

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