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Team-by-team look at the West playoffs

What to like and what not to like about the eight teams still standing in the West

Originally Published: June 20, 2008
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

With first-round matchups firmed up at last after a wild final night of the regular season, we can start your playoff preparations with a team-by-team spin through the Western Conference field.

One man's likes and dislikes:

No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers

What I like: What's not to like?

Especially for Lakers fans. Followers of other teams might not enjoy the view, but it must be hard to stop your mind from wandering ahead to June when looking at the playoff pairings ...

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