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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.


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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.



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.



Do teams need a Big Three to win championships?

Eddie Johnson on if teams should be following the Heat's blueprint to win an NBA championship.



Knicks not new at falling just short of the playoffs

It's the 13th time the New York Knicks finish one position out of the playoffs. Only the Kings have done worse throughout NBA history.



What outside factors motivate NBA players?

Eddie Johnson addresses how fans and the arrival of the playoffs can affect players' performances.