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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.

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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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They both put up huge stats, but only one has proved he can carry a team deep in the playoffs.

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Hall of Fame writer Mark Heisler rules out John Calipari and says two former Laker players are the frontrunner for the team's head coaching job.

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