Rank 'Em: NBA Playoff Teams

Created: April 15, 2009, 6:16 PM

Seeds are one thing, SportsNation's rankings are another!

The NBA playoffs are here and we're asking SportsNation to rank all 16 teams preparing to make a title push.

Will the Lakers and Cavaliers live up to expectations and breeze into the Finals? Or will a lower seed shake things up?

We've listed the teams below, all you have to do is submit your rankings and then see how the rest of the country voted!

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  • Philadelphia 76ers
    East seed: No. 6
    Record: 41-41
  • Chicago Bulls
    East seed: No. 7
    Record: 41-41
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
    East seed: No. 1
    Record: 66-16
  • Boston Celtics
    East seed: No. 2
    Record: 62-20
  • Atlanta Hawks
    East seed: No. 4
    Record: 47-35
  • Miami Heat
    East seed: No. 5
    Record: 43-39
  • New Orleans Hornets
    West seed: No. 7
    Record: 49-33
  • Utah Jazz
    West seed: No. 8
    Record: 48-34
  • Los Angeles Lakers
    West seed: No. 1
    Record: 65-17
  • Orlando Magic
    East seed: No. 3
    Record: 59-23
  • Dallas Mavericks
    West seed: No. 6
    Record: 50-32
  • Denver Nuggets
    West seed: No. 2
    Record: 54-27
  • Detroit Pistons
    East seed: No. 8
    Record: 39-43
  • Houston Rockets
    West seed: No. 5
    Record: 53-29
  • San Antonio Spurs
    West seed: No. 3
    Record: 54-28
  • Portland Trail Blazers
    West seed: No. 4
    Record: 53-28