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dimemag.com Updated Apr 27, 2012
Normally, we’d start a 13-game night off with some recaps, but since the average margin of victory across the NBA last night was like 87 points, it felt good just to look forward to the weekend. The regular season is over and the matchups are set. In thUpvote Share Tweet
Sam Amick: First-round preview: No. 2 Thunder vs. No. 7 MavericksApr 27In what should be a rare first-round treat, Oklahoma City gets its chance to avenge last year's Western Conference finals loss to the Mavericks, while the defending champs will decide whether their follow-up act will be defined by mediocrity or mettle. …
Ian Thomsen: First-round preview: No. 1 Bulls vs. No. 8 SixersApr 27The 76ers will be hoping for a low-scoring series, as they are limited offensively while ranking among the best in the league defensively. The Bulls were the most resilient team in the league, earning the top seed overall despite persistent injuries to …
Philadelphia 76ers will find out if asking for Chicago Bulls in playoffs w…Apr 27Some 76ers who viewed the Bulls as an easier first-round opponent may learn a hard lesson.
Ian Thomsen: First-round preview: No. 4 Celtics vs. No. 5 HawksApr 27The Celtics were guaranteed a No. 4 seed as champion of the Atlantic division, but the No. 5 Hawks' superior record provides them with home-court advantage -- and with it, they believe they have a chance to earn what could be their most satisfying posts…