NBA playoff capsules

dshirley@macon.comApril 17, 2014 

Eastern Conference

Atlanta vs. Indiana 

Seed: Atlanta 8; Indiana 1.

Record: Atlanta 38-44; Indiana 56-26.

Season series: Split 2-2.

Last year in playoffs: Atlanta – Lost in first round; Indiana – Lost in conference finals.

Players to watch: Atlanta – Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague ; Indiana – Paul George, Lance Stephenson, Roy Hibbert.

Schedule:

Saturday, April 19: Atlanta at Indiana, 7 P.M.

Tuesday, April 22: Atlanta at Indiana, 7 P.M.

Thursday, April 24: Indiana at Atlanta, 7 P.M.

Saturday, April 26: Indiana at Atlanta, 2 P.M.

x-Monday, April 28: Atlanta at Indiana, 8 P.M.

x-Thursday, May 1: Indiana at Atlanta, TBD

x-Saturday, May 3: Atlanta at Indiana, TBD

Charlotte vs. Miami

Seed: Charlotte 7; Miami 2.

Record: Charlotte 43-39; Miami 54-28.

Season series: Miami won 4-0.

Last year in playoffs: Charlotte – Missed playoffs; Miami – Won championship.

Players to watch: Charlotte – Al Jefferson, Kemba Walker; Miami – LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh.

Schedule:

Sunday, April 20: Charlotte at Miami, 3:30 P.M.

Wednesday, April 23: Charlotte at Miami, 7 P.M.

Saturday, April 26: Miami at Charlotte, 7 P.M.

Monday, April 28: Miami at Charlotte, 7 P.M.

x-Wednesday, April 30: Charlotte at Miami, TBD

x-Friday, May 2: Miami at Charlotte, TBD

x-Sunday, May 4: Charlotte at Miami, TBD

Brooklyn vs. Toronto

Seed: Brooklyn 6; Toronto 3.

Record: Brooklyn 44-38; Toronto 48-34.

Season series: Split 2-2.

Last year in playoffs: Brooklyn – Lost in first round; Toronto – Missed playoffs.

Players to watch: Brooklyn – Joe Johnson, Deron Williams, Paul Pierce; Toronto – DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry. 

Schedule:

Saturday, April 19: Brooklyn at Toronto, 12:30 P.M.

Tuesday, April 22: Brooklyn at Toronto, 8 P.M.

Friday, April 25: Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 P.M.

Sunday, April 27: Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 P.M.

x-Wednesday, April 30: Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD

x-Friday, May 2: Toronto at Brooklyn, TBD

x-Sunday, May 4: Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD

Washington vs. Chicago

Seed: Washington 5; Chicago 4.

Record: Washington 44-38; Chicago 48-34.

Season series: Washington won 2-1.

Last year in playoffs: Washington – Missed playoffs; Chicago – Lost in second round.

Players to watch: Washington – John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Bradley Beal; Chicago – Joakim Noah, D.J. Augustin, Jimmy Butler.

Schedule:

Sunday, April 20: Washington at Chicago, 6 P.M.

Tuesday, April 22: Washington at Chicago, 8:30 P.M.

Friday, April 25: Chicago at Washington, 8 P.M.

Sunday, April 27: Chicago at Washington, 1 P.M.

x-Tuesday, April 29: Washington at Chicago, TBD

x-Thursday, May 1: Chicago at Washington, TBD

x-Saturday, May 3: Washington at Chicago, TBD

Western Conference

Dallas vs. San Antonio

Seed: Dallas 8, San Antonio 1.

Record: Dallas 49-33; San Antonio 62-20.

Season series: San Antonio won 4-0.

Last year in playoffs: Dallas – Missed playoffs; San Antonio – Lost in Finals.

Players to watch: Dallas – Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis; San Antonio – Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard.

Schedule:

Sunday, April 20: Dallas at San Antonio, 1 P.M.

Wednesday, April 23: Dallas at San Antonio, 8 P.M.

Saturday, April 26: San Antonio at Dallas, 4:30 P.M.

Monday, April 28: San Antonio at Dallas, 9:30 P.M.

x-Wednesday, April 30: Dallas at San Antonio, TBD

x-Friday, May 2: San Antonio at Dallas, TBD

x-Sunday, May 4: Dallas at San Antonio, TBD

Memphis vs. Oklahoma City

Seed: Memphis 7; Oklahoma City 2.

Record: Memphis 50-32; Oklahoma City 59-23.

Season series: Oklahoma City won 3-1.

Last year in playoffs: Memphis – Lost in conference finals; Oklahoma City – Lost in second round.

Players to watch: Memphis – Zach Randolph, Michael Conley, Marc Gasol; Oklahoma City – Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka.

Schedule:

Saturday, April 19: Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 P.M.

Monday, April 21: Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 P.M.

Thursday, April 24: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 P.M.

Saturday, April 26: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 P.M.

x-Tuesday, April 29: Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD

x-Thursday, May 1: Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBD

x-Saturday, May 3: Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD

Golden State vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Seed: Golden State 6; Los Angeles 3.

Record: Golden State 51-31; Los Angeles 57-25.

Season series: Split 2-2.

Last year in playoffs: Golden State – Lost in second round; Los Angeles – Lost in first round.

Players to watch: Golden State – Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala; Los Angeles – Chris Paul, Blake Griffin.

Schedule:

Saturday, April 19: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 P.M.

Monday, April 21: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 P.M.

Thursday, April 24: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 P.M.

Sunday, April 27: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 3:30 P.M.

x-Tuesday, April 29: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, TBD

x-Thursday, May 1: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, TBD

x-Saturday, May 3: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, TBD

Portland vs. Houston

Seed: Portland 5; Houston 4.

Record: Portland 54-28; Houston 54-28.

Season series: Houston won 3-1.

Last year in playoffs: Portland – Missed playoffs; Houston – Lost in first round.

Players to watch: Portland – Lamarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews; Houston – James Harden, Dwight Howard, Chandler Parsons.

Schedule:

Sunday, April 20: Portland at Houston, 9:30 P.M.

Wednesday, April 23: Portland at Houston, 9:30 P.M.

Friday, April 25: Houston at Portland, 10:30 P.M.

Sunday, April 27: Houston at Portland, 9:30 P.M.

x-Wednesday, April 30: Portland at Houston, TBD

x-Friday, May 2: Houston at Portland, TBD

x-Sunday, May 4: Portland at Houston, TBD

 

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