- The Indiana Pacers survived the Atlanta Hawks and now face the Washington Wizards who many think are poised to upset Indy. Can the young “why not us why not now?” Wizards take out the top-seeded Pacers?
- LeBron James and the Miami Heat have been resting and now face the Brooklyn Nets who beat them 4-0 in the regular season. Will the regular season repeat itself or will the playoff version of the Heat shut down Brooklyn’s best laid plans?
- Probably the most intriguing matchup in this round has L.A. Clippers taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Both teams survived stern tests in the previous round but who is best suited to reach the conference finals?
- Damian Lilliard and LaMarcus Aldridge have put the Portland Trail Blazers on the map already in these playoffs, but can they shock the old veteran machine-like Spurs? Gregg Popovich will have a lot to say about that.
We break it all down on our special playoff edition of The Baseline: