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NBA Playoffs: Stories to Look for in Round One (Western Conference)

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

To continue my look at the stories of the predicted first-round losers of the NBA Playoffs, here I analyze those Western Conference teams to be ousted in their opening series.


(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (8) Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz are a broken team, literally speaking. Numerous injuries during the 2008-2009 season have made their road to the Playoffs a crooked one, and their journey most certainly will end quickly now that they have arrived at their destination.

Forward Carlos Boozer has been battling a knee issue, guard Deron Williams has probably been himself for about 10 games total, and forward Andrei Kirilenko has continued his mercurial emotional regression. 

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