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There’s been plenty of chatter about who the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs will face in the next round of the NBA playoffs, but which of the three could be the NBA’s next big-name winner?
Here are five games that could end up being the big game, depending on how the Cavs or Spurs do in Game 5.1.
The Heat beat the Raptors in Toronto on Thursday night, a game that could see LeBron James and the Cavs clinch a first-round playoff series.
Miami has the better record, but if LeBron can’t get past the Raptors on Saturday, he’ll have to settle for the No. 4 seed.
The Cavs have won seven straight in Toronto, which would give the Raptors a chance to advance to the next stage of the postseason if they win on Saturday.
If the Raptors lose in Toronto or Miami wins in Toronto and the Cavaliers win in Miami, the Raptors would have to go to Game 6 in Toronto to clinch the second-round series.
If LeBron can win the series, then he’d be the favorite to win the NBA championship.2.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will play the Detroit Pistons on Friday.
The Pistons won’t be able to defend Durant at his current rate.
Oklahoma City has a chance at winning its first title since 2010 and has won three straight playoff series in Detroit.
The Thunder have the best record in the Western Conference and have won six straight in Detroit, but the Pistons will have to play better if Durant wants to win his fourth title.
If Durant can’t play in Game 6 against the Pistons, the Thunder would have the No, 2 seed, which could help them in the second round.
The Celtics will also have to overcome the loss of Isaiah Thomas.
The two teams played three times in Boston, where the Celtics lost their final two games in the postseason to the Lakers.3.
The Detroit Pistons defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime on Friday night, which gives the Detroit Red Wings a chance of going home for the playoffs.
The Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, but Memphis lost in overtime to the Pelicans in the first round.
Detroit is now 3-3 and is trying to win its third straight championship.
The Red Wings lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the conference finals.4.
The New Orleans Hornets are currently in fourth place in the East, which is the fourth seed in the playoffs for the second straight year.
New Orleans has the best regular-season record in NBA history and has made the playoffs three straight seasons.
The Hornets will have the first choice of a No. 1 seed in this year’s NBA playoffs.
The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat have the NBA best record.
The Bulls and Raptors have the second and third-best records.
The Chicago Bulls are 6-2 against the Raptors and the Celtics have a 1-3 record against the Bulls.5.
The Miami Heat are currently 2-4 against the Atlanta Hawks in the regular season.
The Hawks won their final three games of the season against the Heat, winning the season series 1-0.
The NBA has only won three playoff series against the Hawks.
The Miami Heat lost their last two games to the Atlanta Falcons, but have won five of their last six games against the Falcons.6.
The Houston Rockets have won four straight against the New York Knicks.
The Knicks are 3-2 in the last six meetings between the two teams, including winning in overtime in Game 7 in 2014.
Houston has the second best record of the Western conference and has a winning record in every game this season.
The New York Jets are 2-6 against the Los Angles Clippers.
The Clippers are 2 2 against the Dallas Mavericks and the Jets are 1-2.7.
The San Antonio Clippers are 4-3 against the Detroit Lions.
The Lions have won three of their past four games against San Antonio.8.
The Toronto Raptors have lost seven of their nine games against Chicago, but are 5-0 against the Blackhawks in the past seven meetings.
The Raptors have won the last three meetings.
The Detroit Pistons have won eight of their previous 10 games against Toronto, including beating the Raptors by double digits in overtime three times.
The Bucks lost to Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference semifinals, but they have won each of their other four matchups against the Toronto Raptors.9.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will play a road game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday, which will give the Minnesota Timberwolves a chance for a chance in the opening round.
Minnesota lost to Cleveland on Thursday and is 3-4 this season against Sacramento.10.
The Washington Wizards are currently tied with the Boston Celtics in the standings.
The Wizards have a 2-2 record against Boston and a 1.8 record against Washington.
The Denver Nuggets are currently 5-1 against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Trail Blazers have won all four of their meetings against Denver.11.
The Milwaukee Bucks are currently 3-5 against the Cleveland Indians.
The Indians have won their last three games against Milwaukee, including a 3-1