Updated: Apr 16, 2009, 1:09 AM

Vote: NBA first-round matchups

Will LeBron James and company breeze into the second round?
For several weeks now the ultra-hot Lakers and Cavaliers have been stealing all the headlines when it comes to predicting the NBA Finals. With grueling seven-game series every step of the way in the postseason, the rest of the 16-team field will have their work cut out for them trying to write a new finish to the story.

Will it be Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat that takes everyone by surprise? Maybe the Atlanta Hawks will continue their resurgance? Or perhaps the masses will prove right and the next few weeks will simply be an appetizer to the main course of Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James?

Cast your votes below on each first-round series and see how your picks compare to SportsNation!

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