Playoff predictions: Round by round

We don't know.

That's the first thing I'll tell you about the Western Conference playoffs this year. Not only are we unsure which team is best, but we're unsure which players will take the court or how they'll feel. With star players from virtually every team nursing injuries heading into the playoff openers Saturday, health is likely to be as big a factor as talent in determining which teams make deep runs and which ones spend May golfing.