NBA Playoffs 2011: West Predictions and First Round Breakdown

With the threat of an NBA lock-out next season, one thing is definitely true. This year's NBA playoffs will be the best quality of basketball that fans have seen in a handful of years. Each first-round match up will entertain even the casual fans (although some series' will be more entertaining than others).

After a disappointing performance in the NCAA Championship game, fans will be happy to notice the difference in quality of game-play from young college students versus grown men who play professional basketball.

Before sitting down at your favorite spot in the living room, or on your favorite couch to enjoy the NBA playoffs this weekend, take into account this analysis of the first round of this year's NBA playoffs.

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