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Each week during the NBA playoffs I will rank the hottest of the hottest and the cool teams, and I don’t mean like Fonzi! This week a look at the four remaining teams competing in the NBA conference finals.

Food for thought: Kevin Garnett was drafted in 1995, Ray Allen in 1996, Tin Duncan in 1997, and Paul Pierce in 1998. Do with this information as you’d like…

1. San Antonio Spurs (Last Week: 1)
Still holding onto number 1, or course, game 5 has the power to change EVERYTHING. The Spurs still hold home court and have a significant advantage in San Antonio. They don’t want to have to play a must-win game 6 in Oklahoma City.

2. Oklahoma City Thunder (Last Week: 2)
Three comments from my wife while watching the game together. First, why don’t they call it the final four? It’s really confusing not to. Second: How did they get everyone to wear the white and blue tee-shirts? Seems like a lot to organize and I don’t know how it is possible. And finally, (looking at Craig Sager’s blazer/tie combination), really?

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3. Miami Heat (Last Week: 3)
Here’s how Miami wins the series. Make sure you have a big lead heading into the final minutes and don’t rely on clutch play. It’s that easy! Oh, and be nice to the referees, it’s no coincidence LeBron and Wade only shot a handful of free throws in game 3.

4. Boston Celtics (Last Week: 4)
Kevin Garnett retirement rumors swirl as he continues to dominate the post season (along with Rondo of course). Can they steal a game in Miami? YES! Just keep it close heading into the final minutes!




By: David. S. Grant
Pro Basketball Fans Staff Writer
David S. Grant is the author of several books. His latest novel, “BLOOD: The New Red” is now available. For more information go to http://www.silverthought.com/blood/ Follow David on Twitter: @david_s_grant

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