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GALLERY

Great matchups: Dirk Nowitzki vs. Tim Duncan through the years

Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan have played against each other 78 times in the NBA. Duncan wins in every key stat.

 

VIDEO

Playoff preview: Western Conference

Sam Amick of USA Today Sports expects all teams with home-court advantage to advance to the second round in the Western Conference.

 

GALLERY

Great matchups: Chris Paul vs. Stephen Curry through the years

The two best point guards in the NBA this season meet in the first round of the playoffs. Who has prevailed in the past?

 

VIDEO

Playoff preview: Eastern Conference

USA Today Sports' Jeff Zillgitt breaks down each first-round series in an Eastern Conference that's more wide open than one might expect.

 

Buzz Meter

Who's trending in the NBA Twittersphere right now?

Find out which NBA players and teams are getting the most mentions and read what the top basketball reporters are saying about them.

   
 

PLAYOFFS

Oklahoma City is most-at-risk contender in the first round

The Memphis Grizzlies have a realistic shot at pulling an upset vs. the Thunder, according to Charley Rosen.