Best playoff paths for East's elite
Updated: April 3, 2013, 9:06 PM ETBy Kevin Pelton | ESPN Insider
AP Photo/Frank Franklin IIMany NBA fans would love to see the Knicks and Heat meet in the East finals. So would the two teams.Just like in the NCAA tournament, seeding matters in the NBA playoffs -- not only because of home-court advantage, but also because of the key differences between different paths to the NBA Finals. In particular, matchups are crucial in the NBA's best-of-seven format.
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