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NBA Playoffs: Western Conference preview

A capsulized look at the Western Conference playoff matchups. WESTERN CONFERENCE 3. CLIPPERS 57-25 (Home: 34-7; Road: 23-18) 6. GOLDEN STATE 51-31 (Home: 27-14; Road: 24-17) Season series: Tied, 2-2. Key stat: The Clippers lead the NBA in three-point defense, holding teams to 33.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc. That could come in handy against the Warriors, who made 774 three-pointers, second-most in the league, and shot 38 percent from distance. Outlook: Andrew Bogut's rib fracture could sideline him for the duration of the playoffs, forcing the Warriors to go with a smaller lineup whenever replacement center Jermaine O'Neal isn't on the court. This could prompt Clippers ...

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