2010 NBA Playoff Previews: #3 Suns vs #6 Blazers

#3 Phoenix Suns (54-28) vs #6 Portland Trail Blazers (50-32)

Season Series: 2-1, Blazers, Portland Trail Blazers 105 vs Phoenix Suns 102, Portland Trail Blazers 108 @ Phoenix Suns 101, Phoenix Suns 93 vs Portland Trail Blazers 87.

Relevant Statistics: Phoenix: 95.3 possessions per game (4th), 115.5 points scored per 100 possessions (1st), 110.4 points allowed per 100 possessions (24th). Portland: 87.6 possessions per game (30th), 110.8 points scored per 100 possessions (8th), 106.9 points allowed per 100 possessions (13th).

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2010 NBA Playoff Previews: #4 Nuggets vs #5 Jazz

#4 Denver Nuggets (53-29) vs #5 Utah Jazz (53-29)

Season Series: 3-1, Denver, Denver Nuggets 114 vs Utah Jazz 105, Denver Nuggets 105 @ Utah Jazz 95, Denver Nuggets 119 vs Utah Jazz 112, Utah Jazz 116 vs Denver Nuggets 106.

Relevant Statistics: Denver: 94.8 possessions per game (5th), 111.8 points scored per 100 possessions (3rd), 107.5 points allowed per 100 possessions (16th). Utah: 93.8 possessions per game (9th), 110.9 points scored per 100 possessions (7th), 105.0 points allowed per 100 possessions (10th).

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2010 NBA Playoff Previews: #1 Cavaliers vs #8 Bulls

#1 Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21) vs #8 Chicago Bulls (41-41)

Season Series: Tie 2-2, Chicago Bulls 86 @ Cleveland Cavaliers 85, Cleveland Cavaliers 101 vs Chicago Bulls 87, Cleveland Cavaliers 92 @ Chicago Bulls 85, Chicago Bulls 109 vs Cleveland Cavaliers 108.

Relevant Statistics: Cleveland: 91.3 possessions per game (25th), 111.5 points scored per 100 possessions (4th), 104.1 points allowed per 100 possessions (6th). Chicago: 93.1 possessions per game (11th), 103.5 points scored per 100 possessions (27th), 105.3 points allowed per 100 possessions (11th).

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2010 NBA Playoff Previews: #2 Mavericks vs #7 Spurs

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#2 Dallas Mavericks (55-27) vs #7 San Antonio Spurs (50-32)

Season Series: 3-1, Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs 92 vs Dallas Mavericks 93, Dallas Mavericks 99 vs San Antonio Spurs 94 OT, Dallas Mavericks 112 @ San Antonio Spurs 103, Dallas Mavericks 96 – San Antonio Spurs 89.

Relevant Statistics: Dallas: 92.4 possessions per game (17th), 109.3 points scored per 100 possessions (10th), 106.4 points allowed per 100 possessions (12th). San Antonio: 91.6 possessions per game (23rd), 110.3 points scored per 100 possessions (9th), 104.6 points allowed per 100 possessions (9th).

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2010 NBA Playoff Previews: #2 Magic vs. #7 Bobcats

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#2 Orlando Magic (59-23) vs #7 Charlotte Bobcats (44-38)

Season Series: Magic 3-1, Orlando Magic 93 @ Charlotte Bobcats 81, Orlando Magic 97 vs Charlotte Bobcats 91, Orlando Magic 106 @ Charlotte Bobcats 95 OT, Charlotte Bobcats 96 @ Orlando Magic 89.

Relevant Statistics: Orlando: 92 possessions per game (18th), 111.1 points scored per 100 possessions (5th), 103.0 points allowed per 100 possessions (2nd). Charlotte: 90.4 possessions per game (26th), 104.5 points scored per 100 possessions (24th), 102.7 points allowed per 10 possessions (1st).

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2010 NBA Playoff Previews: #1 Lakers vs. #8 Thunder

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#1 Los Angeles Lakers (57-25) vs #8 Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)

Season Series: Lakers 3-1, Los Angeles Lakers 101 @ Oklahoma City Thunder 98 OT, Los Angeles Lakers 101 vs Oklahoma City Thunder 85, Los Angeles Lakers 111 @ Oklahoma City Thunder 98, Oklahoma City Thunder 91 vs Los Angeles Lakers 75

Relevant Statistics: Los Angeles: 92.8 possessions per game (14th), 108.9 points scored per 100 possessions (11th), 103.6 points allowed per 100 possessions (5th). Oklahoma City: 93.1 possessions per game (12th), 108.2 points scored per 100 possessions (13th), 104.5 points allowed per 100 possessions (8th).

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