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Playoff predictions: Round by round

PER Diem: April 15, 2010

Updated: April 17, 2010, 12:37 AM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
LeBron JamesNoah Graham/Getty ImagesWill LeBron James and the Cavs be the last team standing in this year's playoffs? Hollinger says ...

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.

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