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Now that the Hawks closed the doors on the Bucks’ NBA championship dreams, only eight teams remain in the race to the NBA championship. All the East’s expected contenders escaped their first-round playoff opponents without much difficulty (well, besides the aforementioned Hawks), and set the stage for a glorious second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Wild Wild West, on the other hand, waved goodbye to two presumed contenders in the first round, as the No. 7 seed San Antonio Spurs knocked off the No. 2 seed Dallas Mavericks, and the No. 5 seed Utah Jazz beat the No. 4 Denver Nuggets. In the weeks leading up to the playoffs, the Mavericks and Nuggets were largely seen as the two teams most likely to upset the Lakers in the Western Conference playoffs; now, that h ...

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