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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 ...

NBA Playoff: Eastern Conference preview

A capsulized look at the four first-round series in the Eastern Conference.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. INDIANA

56-26 (Home: 35-6; Road: 21-20)

8. ATLANTA

38-44 (Home: 24-17; Road: 14-27)

Season series: Tied, 2-2.

Key stat: Even with its epic ...

Heat not looking past Bobcats

MIAMI -- The Heat have been met with little resistance in the first round of the playoffs the past three seasons, winning 12 of 14 games.

That doesn't mean they are taking the Charlotte Bobcats lightly. The seventh-seeded Bobcats open the series ...