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NBA playoff preview

Dickie V predicts and analyzes each first-round NBA playoff series. Who will win it all? Well, can you say "repeat"?

Updated: April 16, 2004, 6:45 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | Special to ESPN.com

I'm a big fan of both college and pro basketball, and there's no doubt the NBA really heats up in the postseason. It's similar to March Madness in college hoops.

In the playoffs, NBA stars play with more passion, trying to bring honor to the team name on the front of the jersey. Individual stats mean little now, and each team's intensity and emotion really pick up.

As fans, let's get ready to enjoy the best time of the NBA season. I don't want those football guys and baseball ...

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