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2014 NBA Playoffs First round match-ups and predictions

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The 2014 NBA Playoffs get under way this weekend. Below are all eight conference quarter-final match-ups as well as my predictions.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta may get one at home but that’s all. Pacers in five.

Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats

See above, The Bobcats get one game as Miami rolls in five.

Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets

The Nets will be a tough test for Toronto but I like the Raptors in seven.

Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards

Could be a physical series. Bulls in six games.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks

Dallas will steal a game or two but the Spurs roll. San Antonio in six.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzles

Can the Grizzles pull the upset? I think they come close, Thunder in seven games.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors

I’m very excited for this match-up. Could go either way but I like L.A. in seven.

Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Portland will play hard but I like Houston in six games.

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Bulls
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Bulls

The Chicago Bulls went 48-34 in the 2013-14 NBA season. They are know set to battle the Washington Wizards in a Eastern Conference Quarter-Final series.

Grizzles
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Grizzles

The Memphis Grizzles went 50-32in the 2013-14 NBA season. They are know set to battle the Oklahoma City Thunder in a Western Conference Quarter-Final series.

Heat
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Heat

The Chicago Bulls went 54-28 in the 2013-14 NBA season. They are know set to battle the Charlotte Bobcats in a Eastern Conference Quarter-Final series.

Pacers
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Pacers

The Indiana Pacers went 56-26 in the 2013-14 NBA season. They are know set to battle the Atlanta Hawks in a Eastern Conference Quarter-Final series.

Spurs
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Spurs

The Chicago Bulls went 62-20 in the 2013-14 NBA season. They are know set to battle the Dallas Mavericks in a Western Conference Quarter-Final series.

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